Reminds me of the life I lived when I was 16 and worked at a 50s diner / car wash. I worked in the diner and they had a little jukebox that provided the only music options i had available to me. Little did I know at the time of hire (and for at least 6 months to follow), that most of my coworkers were felons who were currently living at the half way house up the street. For being a sheltered church going white girl my whole life, this experience was very impactful. I was blind to the past of my coworkers, and even though I was naive it helped me create connections without fear of the unknown. I became friends with the men and woman I worked with. Slowly, you learn each others stories. Slowly, you make memories. I worked there for 4 years and I still remember the faces of the people who shifted my perspectives on people and on the world for the better. I mean, not that there wasn’t criminal activity lol. I’d see the guys pocket the tips people gave for drying the cars (versus putting it in the box for everyone to share like they are supposed to). Guys sneaking past to get soda refills (not giving the 25 cents). Smoking weed behind the dumpsters. Finding twisted drug spoons (and having to ask what had happened to them) when I did the dishes. Once someone did some jedi mind tricks on me (not really they just tricked me) and stole 20 bucks right from underneath me. I remember this woman Gina….we had code names for each other that we’d use over the walkietalkies based on the characters from Forrest Gump. Anyways, Gina went to prison for fraud…I remember the rainy afternoon she sat me down and taught me how to copy others signatures from checks🤣. I made my first friendship with an openly gay woman, she even went to church with me, which I quickly learned just how courageous it was when she told me her story of being THROWN OUT of churches in the south where she was from. They were funnnyyyy, they were scared, although extremely strong and tough on the outside. I even fell in love with one of them, but thats a story for another time. They taught me empathy, they taught me people have layers and are never just one thing. I worked there for 4 years and although I don’t miss the smell of grease sticking to my skin and clothes, I do miss the people and the experiences. The diner is shut down now but 50s music always brings me back. 💛❤💛
My Mini Monstera (Rhaphidophora tetrasperma). Had her for a year or now [wish I had pictures of her then] and she’s absolutely thriving on my kitchen perch! Definitely one of my favorites as vining plants have a special place in my heart . Going to start propagating a few more soon.
started drawing again the other day; i think i’m going to try to post atleast a drawing a day? yo hold myself accountable. i don’t really know what this blog is turning into/it’s like half sex work half art; things i find cool and beautiful. it’s messy, but honestly i just don’t care anymore 🤪
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Hi everyone! I finally found the time to complete the first part of this new sequence, hope you will like it. And a big big big thank to all the new followers (🎉🎉🎉we are reaching the incredible number of 350!!!🎉🎉🎉) I really appreciate your support to this silly blog.
So I planted some tomato seeds today! My long term goal for this is to have a garden this summer and have a bunch of tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, beets, celery, and onions so I don’t need to buy veggies from the store! I hope my plan and garden comes to fruition.
If anyone has any gardening tips feel free to offer them up!
Mind over heart at this point…These last few months have definitely been a learning experience for me. Its shown me that while I have grown, there is still work that must be done… I almost lost myself chasing love and relationships and while that wasn’t necessarily wrong, I see it just wasn’t the right lane for me at the moment. Just focus on myself, my goals, and sit back and observe everyone else. If it’s not about growth and prosperity mentally, spiritually, physically, or financially for me or themselves then it must be eliminated unfortunately. It’s all love but I can’t plateau as a human. My potential won’t allow that to happen
find little things that make you happy. i always loved doing my nails but getting then done was too expensive and i cant paint them because of my tremor. then i found out about nails wraps, which are basically stickers made of nail polish that come in a million beautiful designs and patterns and cost wayyyyyy less than the salon. now i can do my own nails! and it brings me joy! when i feel sad i put on a new set and suddenly i feel cute and expressive and happy. i guess im just trying to say things can be bad and hard but if you can find a reason to smile then things dont seem so bleak.