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a large, fruit-eating bat.

Click the 'about me' above to find out more about me. I basically blog about my chronic illness, adventures in grad school, and the Mountain Goats. Feel free to ask me questions.

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Apr 24 '14

The baby cat is being annoying (I think she just broke one of my closet hangers because she likes to trapeze off of them while whining incessantly when she’s not getting enough attention) & I have to leave to pick up my mom from the airport in about 20 minutes. Expect me to be phone blogging a lot in the next few days as I deal with my mother and recovery from oral surgery. I hope I survive this.

Apr 23 '14
The Mountain Goats - Fresh Berries For You (live) (Chicago 4/19/14)

at 0:28 you can literally hear me yelp really loudly because i realized it was the song that it was and i told ethan in the car “he’s gonna fucken play fresh berries for you b/c it’s almost EASTER” and this is Important.

(but I’m sorry to anyone who was sitting near me at that time. I lost control of my body and it must have been really annoying)

Apr 23 '14


Apr 23 '14

I hate my inability to say no. I hate that I have so much shitty internalized ableism that I literally can’t say no when my advisor asks me to do things because I’m scared it’ll reflect poorly on me. I hate that I’m a “”“”disabled woman”“”“” at an R1 university who is terrified of letting people know their limits are stretched beyond sustainable levels because then that means I have to tell everyone I’m a “”“”“”disabled woman”“”“”” & maybe people think I objectively have my shit together, but I certainly do not. I hate that I declined certain accommodations offered to me because I felt like I’m not actually disabled enough to get them. I hate that I could only muster up the courage to tell ONE of the three professors I have this semester of the fact that I have accommodations because I’m a little shit. I hate that I still haven’t told my advisor about it either. I hate that I’m complaining that I can pass pretty well as not-disabled, which is probably a luxury.

And now that I’ve written this, I am going to smoke a bowl because HOLY SHIT. I finished yet another grant in less than 5 hours.

Apr 23 '14

I got my stats homework done, but now I have to write ANOTHER 2 page grant…. has to be done tonight b/c I’m picking my mom up from the airport tomorrow and then Friday is surgery…please kill me…. I can’t handle this.

Apr 23 '14

my goal to get this stats homework done tonight has failed. i cannot figure it out. hopefully i can ask some people tomorrow. gotta swallow my pride.

Apr 23 '14
these stats homeworks get more and more ridiculous as time goes on. /cries

these stats homeworks get more and more ridiculous as time goes on. /cries

Apr 22 '14






REALLY just wanna take this chance to remind the people who follow me to not kill/trap opossums if they’re in your yard, and do not call animal control! Seriously.

  1. Opossums are literally 100% BIOLOGICALLY INCAPABLE of carrying rabies. Their body temperature is too cool to incubate it properly.
  2. Opossums are actually quite gentle and NOCTURNAL, so if they’re roaming, they’ve probably gotten lost, been injured, and are looking for a place to hide.
  3. Young opossums tend to try to climb into garbage cans when they’re starving. This is because THEY ARE LITERALLY STARVING. Don’t fucking shoot them or hit them with things because you wanna be some fucking macho top-of-the-food-chain cocksucker.
  4. Mama possums are amazing mothers and if you encounter an “aggressive” opossum, it’s probably because she’s got babies hanging off her nipple and she’s freaking out. They’re clumsy. Sometimes they don’t hear you coming and  you catch each other off guard.
  5. Wanna lure an opossum off of your property? You can set up a box with some greens and cat kibble in it, hide it well, and lure them out that way. They’re actually quite harmless and keep other predators away. they eat lotsa gross stuff.
  6. Opossum mamas who get hit by cars often still have their helpless babies attached to them. Possums get a bad rep and people say they are “the dumbest animal”, but they are incredible creatures who have been around since the days of fucking dinosaurs so treat them well, okay?


Possums are the bestest. They aren’t nearly as destructive and troublesome as raccoons. Don’t hurt da possums.


I want three

i love opossums but guys please know that any mammal can get rabies, it is true that the incidence of opossums having rabies is extremely rare but it is not 100% impossible as this post suggests.

(Source: micromys)

Apr 22 '14

To all the Tumblr users who tend to use tags very liberally:


Let’s play a game.

Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.










Apr 22 '14

today in my life is fucking insane and i want to burrow away and never come out again, my mother got into a car accident that was not her fault (was rear-ended on the highway) and FOR SOME REASON??? did not want to go to the hospital… then calls me to tell me she has bruises and everything hurts and that she is going to go to the doctor tomorrow to get things checked out. so there’s a possibility she won’t be able to fly out here on thursday and i need to find someone to bring me to & take me home from my surgery on friday. lol. lololol.