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One thing that I really miss about North Carolina was how immersed I was in the bicycling community. I used to be very involved in organizing different bike related activities in my city. The photo above was taken by Lizz Wells at a Bike Festival called Bike Hype that my friends and I in the Be Yr Own Hero collective organized in 2009. The fest included an alley cat race, a bike prom (my bike won prom king!), a screening of the film VEER and awareness for the cycling community in Wilmington. Wilmington is definitely not a bike-friendly town at all, so I often visited Raleigh’s 1304 Bikes/ACRe collective to learn things to bring back to Wilmington. We eventually tried to open up our own recyclery which was short-lived.

When I moved to NYC, I kinda had to start all over again. Honestly, I was really intimidated about riding in NYC, but eventually I got over that and, even though many rides fill me with anxiety about getting hit or killed, I still do it because its one of the constant things in my life that has always made me happy.

I was super stoked to hear about a weekly ladies group ride and went on my first one last night. It’s funny though, because I almost talked myself out of going because I wouldn’t know anyone there and my social anxieties were getting the best of me. But when the time came, I convinced myself that I’m never going to make any progress on the life I want to have here in NYC if I don’t face these fears head on. So I went! It was a small turnout (3 of us) but everyone was super nice and friendly (see, there was nothing for me to worry about!). We started in Williamsburg and biked to the Brooklyn Bridge Park to watch some impromptu fireworks and then headed to Redhook to hang out on a pier and look at lady liberty. It was a nice, chill ride and I am happy to have met 2 new cycling friends!

Moral of the story: Don’t talk yourself out of doing things that you really want to do AND finding your place in a new community takes time, so don’t get frustrated with yourself and make sure you get out there!

got a nice suprise from Tumblr in the mail! <3
homoground:

thanks for the rad present @tumblr!! the card says “tumblr is a place for everyone. thank you for empowering & inspiring all those that follow your amazing tumblr” xo!!! http://ift.tt/1ocFedr http://ift.tt/1tB0D0o

got a nice suprise from Tumblr in the mail! <3

homoground:

thanks for the rad present @tumblr!! the card says “tumblr is a place for everyone. thank you for empowering & inspiring all those that follow your amazing tumblr” xo!!! http://ift.tt/1ocFedr http://ift.tt/1tB0D0o

#longislandcity #queens #pepsi #lic (at Pepsi Cola Sign)

#longislandcity #queens #pepsi #lic (at Pepsi Cola Sign)

all day i dream about ice cream (sprinkles)

all day i dream about ice cream (sprinkles)

3D printing at @hivenyc Summer Quest #MakerParty #hivebuzz (at Bronx Library Center - NYPL)

#teeth

#teeth

#suburbs

#suburbs

Mozilla Kicks Off Maker Party 2014 to Celebrate the Web

the mozilla fox is so cuuuute!

"no one can make you feel inferior without your consent" -eleanor roosevelt

"no one can make you feel inferior without your consent" -eleanor roosevelt

(Source: forbes, via ryan)

7 Food Combinations that Won't Wreck Havoc on Your Health | Vixi

Improper (but common) Food Pairings

Our culture has some really common food pairings that are just plain bad for digestion. Here are a few: 

  • Bagel and cream cheese
  • Tuna or salmon sushi rolls
  • Eggs and toast
  • Chicken and potatoes
  • Fruit for dessert
  • Beans and cheese
  • Grilled cheese sandwich
  • Yogurt with fruit
  • Grilled or baked fish over wild rice
  • Turkey sandwich
  • Chicken pad thai
  • Lasagna

Excellent Food Pairing Choices

Based on the food combining guidelines above, here a few everyday examples of meals that work:

  • Avocado sushi rolls
  • Baked chicken with broccoli
  • Pasta Primavera
  • Salad with guacamole and corn chips
  • Green salad and grilled fish
  • Apple, followed by scrambled eggs twenty minutes later
  • Steak with lightly sauteed spinach

- See more at: http://www.vixi.com/content/food-combining#sthash.KsZxd34f.dpuf

Manhattan from above

Manhattan from above

BEACH DAY&#160;!!  (at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina)

BEACH DAY !! (at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina)

such a cute wedding! ryan was my roommate years ago and I met ashley through a project she was doing where she interviewed bands and I filmed/edited a few of them. we went out for my birthday one year and that&#8217;s how this cute couple met! I&#8217;m grateful that they both orbited into my life! &lt;3&lt;3 (at satellite bar and lounge)

such a cute wedding! ryan was my roommate years ago and I met ashley through a project she was doing where she interviewed bands and I filmed/edited a few of them. we went out for my birthday one year and that’s how this cute couple met! I’m grateful that they both orbited into my life! <3<3 (at satellite bar and lounge)

origami frog

origami frog

i run a music website: homoground.com
I organized the Feminist Playing Cards project: feministcards.com
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