In case you were wondering how my cats reacted after 7 days of absence.
When I walked in, Bazyl meowed twice, really loudly and started to walk towards me, rubbing his side against the couch. Then he poked me with his head :)
Tosia came after a while, I lifted her up and she lied in my arms, staring at me :)
At night Baz woke me up at 3am, he meowed twice (again, haha) and asked me to rub his belly again :D In the morning he had to be with me even while taking the shower :D He’s been plopping on the floor with his belly up all afternoon today :D Tosia came for some loving as well, she fell asleep on my lap while I was using the computer :) Their purring made me believe that they did notice my absence and they are really happy today that I am back. They are just too cute.
They are both asleep now so I can finally unpack :D
if asofterworld ran a local paper
Introducing the Social Intelligence Test! From what I can tell, it’s sponsored by Harvard and it’s rather interesting. The basis is you look at pictures of people going through different emotions and decide what emotion they’re feeling. The trick is, you can only see their eyes.
How well can you read people? I never thought I was good at it, but I scored rather high on this test. It was a very interesting experience! I highly recommend taking this!
13 out of 36…
30 out of 36 ;~j
kratos I have some potentially jarring news for you
The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”
"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.
"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."
"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."
(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.
The rise of a beautiful friendship