married at first sight

i’ve been watching this new reality show called married at first sight, and it’s absolutely awesome. it’s based on scientific facts about love, and about the science of marriage, rather than the traditional sense of it. the couples who participate are analyzed based on their likes and beliefs, character traits, and brought together by a psychologist, a sexologist, a sociologist and a spiritual advisor.

these couples don’t even know each other’s names until they get to the altar, where, of course, they get to see each other for the first time. ireally applaud these couples for their balls. i mean imagine getting fucking married to someone you have never even seen in your life - that takes major balls. it’s already on episode 4, which is about the honeymooon.

the whole experiment, ‘cause that’s what it’s supposed to be, a social experiment, not just tv entertainment, will continue for 5 weeks in which the couples will live together, just like a normal married couple, and at the end of the 5 weeks period they will say if they want to stay married or get a divorce. and keep in mind that these marriages are valid, legal, and real.

i really love this show because it is based on science, and as a sociology major i find it fascinating. i also thought if i would be able to do it, and in a different context of my life, the context being me single, i would totally do it. i think it’s pretty awesome to start a marriage this way, not knowing each other at all, and getting to know each other while already being married. it revives the whole concept of marriage in my opinion.

i can’t wait to see how it all unfolds with the couples on the show.

this little guy has been chillin’ on my monitor at work when i got here. it’s been an hour and it is still there. i’m not gonna do anything about it because i don’t wanna disturb it.

this little guy has been chillin’ on my monitor at work when i got here. it’s been an hour and it is still there. i’m not gonna do anything about it because i don’t wanna disturb it.

The mummified heart is said to be that of vampire Auguste Delagrance, responsible for the deaths of more than forty people back in the 1900, a period of vampirism in the USA. When he was identified, Delagrance was hunted down by a Romano Catholic priest and a Voodoo Hougan, and was destroyed in 1912. (x)

the real true blood? maybe. awesome? yes. 

(via trnsatlanticfoe)

apricotica:

TBT - November, 2006. I weighed 283 lbs.
I got hit on plenty when I was fat. And I had low cholesterol, low blood pressure, a healthy resting pulse, and a great hip-to-waist ratio. I had some stress on my joints because, while my hips and shoulders are fairly broad, my bones are small and light. I wasn’t built to carry the kind of weight I was carrying around back then. But I was not in poor health when I was that size. And I know a lot of other people aren’t in poor health at similar sizes. That’s why I don’t go around making blanket statements about the correlations between weight and good health. Health is far more complex, subject to so many more variables, than people make it out to be. Weight is only one piece of an immense, intricate puzzle and is simply not a reliable indicator on its own of anything other than probable pant size. 
A long time ago I had a shrink who made a comment to me when I was complaining to her about having a hard time losing weight. She said, “this is unrelated to your goals, but just as a human being in the world, I find I quite enjoy seeing variety and diversity in the shapes and sizes of other human beings. It’s satisfying to look about and see how different we all are.” That little throwaway remark has stayed with me for years, ultimately becoming a deep and profound encapsulation of my own preference as well. I’m far more drawn to variety than to uniformity. I’m more likely to be impressed or interested than put off by people whose bodies aren’t average. This is not to say I’ll go up to a person of size and exclaim delightedly, “I love how fat you are!” It means I quietly but openly accept people’s bodies as legitimate. However you are is however you are. You can change it or not. It’s perfectly fine. You deserve to be here and enjoy life the same as anyone else. Your size doesn’t make you greater than or less than any other person.

this is just one tiny reason why i love Adrien, and yet, the whole concept of this is humongous. i love the way she wrote this, and she’s beautiful, so i just want to have this on my blog forever. 

apricotica:

TBT - November, 2006. I weighed 283 lbs.

I got hit on plenty when I was fat. And I had low cholesterol, low blood pressure, a healthy resting pulse, and a great hip-to-waist ratio. I had some stress on my joints because, while my hips and shoulders are fairly broad, my bones are small and light. I wasn’t built to carry the kind of weight I was carrying around back then. But I was not in poor health when I was that size. And I know a lot of other people aren’t in poor health at similar sizes. That’s why I don’t go around making blanket statements about the correlations between weight and good health. Health is far more complex, subject to so many more variables, than people make it out to be. Weight is only one piece of an immense, intricate puzzle and is simply not a reliable indicator on its own of anything other than probable pant size. 

A long time ago I had a shrink who made a comment to me when I was complaining to her about having a hard time losing weight. She said, “this is unrelated to your goals, but just as a human being in the world, I find I quite enjoy seeing variety and diversity in the shapes and sizes of other human beings. It’s satisfying to look about and see how different we all are.” That little throwaway remark has stayed with me for years, ultimately becoming a deep and profound encapsulation of my own preference as well. I’m far more drawn to variety than to uniformity. I’m more likely to be impressed or interested than put off by people whose bodies aren’t average. This is not to say I’ll go up to a person of size and exclaim delightedly, “I love how fat you are!” It means I quietly but openly accept people’s bodies as legitimate. However you are is however you are. You can change it or not. It’s perfectly fine. You deserve to be here and enjoy life the same as anyone else. Your size doesn’t make you greater than or less than any other person.

this is just one tiny reason why i love Adrien, and yet, the whole concept of this is humongous. i love the way she wrote this, and she’s beautiful, so i just want to have this on my blog forever. 

apricotica replied to your post “You made out with a circus clown and you were stone cold sober when it happened.”

If we’re talking Fight Club-era Brad Pitt you get a full pass.

rrrick reblogged your post and added:

Reea is classy as fuck.

i am classy as fuck, yes, of course, and thank fuck Adrien absolved me, and understood why i did what i did, phew!

i can be quite the artist, as you can see. this is coffee that went bad after i left it on my desk on a friday, and got back to work on a tuesday.
in other words, seeing beauty in ugliness. 

i can be quite the artist, as you can see. this is coffee that went bad after i left it on my desk on a friday, and got back to work on a tuesday.

in other words, seeing beauty in ugliness. 

look at how cute this frappé with sprinkles is!

look at how cute this frappé with sprinkles is!

daveyhatesmith replied to your post “i’ve decided to stop wearing underwear.”

Thought you didn’t like air conditioning. Wasn’t that you? Aren’t we mortal enemies? And now you’re too hot? Imagine that…

apricotica replied to your post “i’ve decided to stop wearing underwear.”

I almost never wear it.

i still hate air conditioning, so fucking unnatural, and it literally makes me sick. but the heat waves man, they slay. so yes, really fuck underwear. 

asker

apricotica asked: You made out with a circus clown and you were stone cold sober when it happened.

yes, it’s true, ugh. i had to do it because he said that if i do it while he’s wearing the clown make up he will afterwards take it off and look exactly like brad pitt. so you have to understand what pushed me to commit this abomination.