The only thing a fool knows.

My 5-year-old insists that Bilbo Baggins is a girl.

The first time she made this claim, I protested. Part of the fun of reading to your kids, after all, is in sharing the stories you loved as a child. And in the story I knew, Bilbo was a boy. A boy hobbit. (Whatever that entails.)

But my daughter was determined. She liked the story pretty well so far, but Bilbo was definitely a girl. So would I please start reading the book the right way? I hesitated. I imagined Tolkien spinning in his grave. I imagined mean letters from his testy estate. I imagined the story getting as lost in gender distinctions as dwarves in the Mirkwood.

Then I thought: What the hell, it’s just a pronoun. My daughter wants Bilbo to be a girl, so a girl she will be. And you know what? The switch was easy. Bilbo, it turns out, makes a terrific heroine. She’s tough, resourceful, humble, funny, and uses her wits to make off with a spectacular piece of jewelry. Perhaps most importantly, she never makes an issue of her gender—and neither does anyone else.

bblia:

www.gizoogle.net

My coworker showed me this website yesterday and it’s hilarious.

bblia:

www.gizoogle.net

My coworker showed me this website yesterday and it’s hilarious.
This is Buster. I call him our lion statue because he sits on the edge of our brick flowerbox all the time.

This is Buster. I call him our lion statue because he sits on the edge of our brick flowerbox all the time.

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There’s almost no such thing as ready. There’s only now. And you may as well do it now. I mean, I say that confidently as if I’m about to go bungee jumping or something - I’m not. I’m not a crazed risk taker. But I do think that, generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There’s almost no such thing as ready. There’s only now. And you may as well do it now. I mean, I say that confidently as if I’m about to go bungee jumping or something - I’m not. I’m not a crazed risk taker. But I do think that, generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”

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I will always reblog this when this comes up because Fremont…

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Pizza.
Antonio: pizza requests?
Antonio: its a large 3 topping pizza
Me: is pizza a topping
Ben: i want a large pizza with 3 toppings:
Ben: pizza
Ben: pizza
Ben: and pizza
Dillon: Each of those pizzas should have 3 toppings...
Me: ^
Dillon: Recursive pizzas
Me: an exponentially increasing pizza
Me: i like it
Cale: needs more pizza
Antonio: i cant put a pizza on a pizza
concretepines:

Apparently i’m capable of looking like this

My cousin, ladies and gentlemen.

concretepines:

Apparently i’m capable of looking like this

My cousin, ladies and gentlemen.
This is my cat Zoro.

This is my cat Zoro.

Marquez has brought everyone down to the earth. This is fucking awesome.

Marquez has brought everyone down to the earth. This is fucking awesome.

This guy just skyrocketed onto my list of favorite drummers.

This guy just skyrocketed onto my list of favorite drummers.