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simsconfessions:

I wish that there is religion option in ‘Create a Sim’ so the sim could be religious or not. I think that it would be nice to see traditions of different religions in one town. Could you imagine how pretty the churches, mosques, cathedrals would be?

This would end in disaster.

simsconfessions:

I wish that there is religion option in ‘Create a Sim’ so the sim could be religious or not. I think that it would be nice to see traditions of different religions in one town. Could you imagine how pretty the churches, mosques, cathedrals would be?

This would end in disaster.

On militaristic metaphors and the bullshit they perpetuate

A friend of mine died from cancer last night. I refuse the “lost her fight” metaphor, because that’s not what happens when people die of cancer. That metaphor implies weakness - allows inference that says, “She just didn’t fight hard enough”. It suggest that willpower and self-control play a part in determining who survives cancer and who does not. That’s bullshit. You don’t conquer cancer, because cancer isn’t some weakness or flaw. Cancer fought against her, and, like she did all her life, she stared it in the face like a total badass and didn’t give an inch of ground. She lived with it, carried on, and ultimately created beautiful meaning with her life. I, for one, am grateful for the example.

Okay, yes, I know. I never update this blog anymore. I can offer no excuse besides “Hey! Busy living my life and working on NOT getting cancer again!”…which is both true and lame.

But I want to share something amazing with you. My (brave, wonderful, shiny) friend Mandy and I met on Tumblr while we were both undergoing cancer treatments at opposite ends of the country, and she still inspires me to be more amazing. By SKYDIVING. #heroes

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brickstagram:

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville builds simple, decent, affordable housing for low-income families and volunteers in the region of Greater Charlottesville. Youth United, their youth-led volunteer program, encourages and engages kids 5-18 to educate, advocate, and fundraise on behalf of affordable housing.
On October 4th, 2013, Youth United is holding its second annual LEGO Blitz Build in honor of World Habitat Day, which draws attention to the universal need for accessible, adequate shelter. The Blitz Build invites youth to be the builders, recreating the construction site in the little plastic bricks we all know and love. It provides and opportunity for young people to practice creative problem solving and teamwork in a super fun environment. Habitat for Humanity staff and crew further engage the builders and award prizes for outstanding LEGO homes.
Brickstagram is partnering with Youth United and Habitat For Humanity in a Brick Drive to grow the collection of donated LEGO bricks and minifigures for use in this and future LEGO Blitz Build events. We’re hoping our followers will help us break the record and stock these amazing kids up with everything they will need to make their Blitz Build a success! Here’s how you can help:
Providing and in-kind donation of LEGO bricks and minifigures, new and used, and other materials.
Placing LEGO donation bins in your community to collect the tiny bricks and facilitate community involvement and awareness.
Providing gift cards or certificates to use as prizes for the event.
Becoming a LEGO Blitz Build sponsor.
Donations to this event will help Habitat For Humanity achieve Project 20, a groundbreaking pledge to build twenty homes per year until housing poverty is a thing of the past.
If you’re interested in donating anything from a single minifigure to a box of LEGO bricks, please SHARE THIS post to your own followers and Facebook pages, and send Brickstagram a private message via Tumblr. You can also contact Youth United’s Coordinator, Mary Maxfield, at mmaxfield@cvillehabitat.org.

brickstagram:

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville builds simple, decent, affordable housing for low-income families and volunteers in the region of Greater Charlottesville. Youth United, their youth-led volunteer program, encourages and engages kids 5-18 to educate, advocate, and fundraise on behalf of affordable housing.

On October 4th, 2013, Youth United is holding its second annual LEGO Blitz Build in honor of World Habitat Day, which draws attention to the universal need for accessible, adequate shelter. The Blitz Build invites youth to be the builders, recreating the construction site in the little plastic bricks we all know and love. It provides and opportunity for young people to practice creative problem solving and teamwork in a super fun environment. Habitat for Humanity staff and crew further engage the builders and award prizes for outstanding LEGO homes.

Brickstagram is partnering with Youth United and Habitat For Humanity in a Brick Drive to grow the collection of donated LEGO bricks and minifigures for use in this and future LEGO Blitz Build events. We’re hoping our followers will help us break the record and stock these amazing kids up with everything they will need to make their Blitz Build a success! Here’s how you can help:

  • Providing and in-kind donation of LEGO bricks and minifigures, new and used, and other materials.
  • Placing LEGO donation bins in your community to collect the tiny bricks and facilitate community involvement and awareness.
  • Providing gift cards or certificates to use as prizes for the event.
  • Becoming a LEGO Blitz Build sponsor.

Donations to this event will help Habitat For Humanity achieve Project 20, a groundbreaking pledge to build twenty homes per year until housing poverty is a thing of the past.

If you’re interested in donating anything from a single minifigure to a box of LEGO bricks, please SHARE THIS post to your own followers and Facebook pages, and send Brickstagram a private message via Tumblr. You can also contact Youth United’s Coordinator, Mary Maxfield, at mmaxfield@cvillehabitat.org.