September 21 2014

octopusheart:

dendropsyche:

sharped0:

clientsfromhell:

Client: I threw out that black pen, it was out of ink.

Me: What black pen?

Client: The one that was lying on your tablet.

Me: You threw out my $150 Wacom pen?

Client: I tried writing with it and it didn’t work. It must’ve been out of ink.

this almost made me cry

this is simultaenously the best and worst submission i’ve ever seen from Clients from Hell.

I feel ill

September 21 2014

pitbulled:

impactings:

Hey tumblr! Did you know that if you suffer from depression / anxiety or any other mental illness, you can register your dog as an emotional support animal, making it illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to you? That’s right. No breed restrictions, no weight restrictions, no matter what, they are not allowed to refuse.

This includes cats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, etc.!! Go here to register your pet as an ESA :~) 

Hey, this is incredibly inaccurate. I actually have an ESA (that would be my awesome terrier, Rhiannon) but the actual process of getting her was a lot more involved than this post suggests.

The link involved is a for profit site— it should not cost anything to ‘register’ your pet as an ESA. Notice the ‘.com’ instead of ‘.org’ url— this is a BUSINESS preying on people with mental disabilities. Instead, what you need is a letter from a psychiatrist stating that you have a mental disability and the animal serves the expressed purpose of mitigating that disability. Here is a PDF that goes more into depth on the legal issues of ESAs and also includes a sample letter for your psychiatrist. 

There are also some restrictions— your pet can be ruled an ‘undue burden’ on the property if it is particularly disruptive or destructive, and the landlord can then file for eviction.  Also just because you have an ESA does not mean you won’t face discrimination from landlords in other ways— if you are apartment hunting, they can find other reasons to refuse you. The law may be on your side, but unless you want to face a protracted legal battle, it is much easier to abide by breed and weight restrictions. It’s not impossible but can be really difficult. For instance, I ran into a lot of problems when I was considering adopting a large Chow/Golden mix for the purpose on both the breed and weight restriction lines. 

In sum, don’t trust for profit sites, and PLEASE make sure you do your legal research. You and your ESA will be much better off for it. 

(Source: impactings)

September 21 2014
using nothing more than newton’s laws of gravitation, we astronomers can confidently predict that several billion years from now our home galaxy, the milky way, will merge with our neighbouring galaxy, andromeda. because the distances between the stars are so great compared to their sizes, few if any stars in either galaxy will actually collide.
any life on the worlds of that far off future should be safe, but they will be treated to an amazing billion-year-long lightshow.
a dance of a half a trillion stars, to music first heard on one little world, by a man who had but one true friend.

(Source: hawwkette)

September 21 2014

The New World Shopping Mall has been abandoned since 1999. It shut its doors after being condemned by local regulators. A few years later a massive fire destroyed the structure’s roof. Not long after that monsoon rains flooded the lower floors.
As a way to combat the spread of mosquitoes and other insects breeding in the stagnant water, locals introduced koi and catfish to the former mall. Not only did the fish take care of the pest problem, they’ve thrived. It is now one of the world’s largest urban ponds.
The New World Shopping Mall has been abandoned since 1999. It shut its doors after being condemned by local regulators. A few years later a massive fire destroyed the structure’s roof. Not long after that monsoon rains flooded the lower floors.

As a way to combat the spread of mosquitoes and other insects breeding in the stagnant water, locals introduced koi and catfish to the former mall. Not only did the fish take care of the pest problem, they’ve thrived. It is now one of the world’s largest urban ponds.

September 21 2014

atlasobscura:

Essential Guide: The Bioluminescence Edition

Bioluminescence — the ability for organisms to generate their own light — has evolved independently at least 50 times. All around the world, oceans glow, trees sparkle, and the forest floor flashes. It may be difficult to see many of these phenomena, but take a tour with us through the land, air and sea as we survey one of nature’s most awe-inspiring spectacles.  

Atlas Obscura’s Essential Guide To Bioluminescence

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