Sunday, July 12, 2015

A Golden Retriever, 8 Birds And A Little Hamster Are The Most Unusual Best Friends Ever

A Golden Retriever, 8 Birds And A Little Hamster Are The Most Unusual Best Friends Ever

July 6, 2015

Bob the Golden Retriever lives in São Paulo, Brazil with his owner, 8 birds, and a hamster.

dog and birds unusual friendship

Bob has been winning the hearts of Instagrammers with adorable pictures of him snuggling up with his tiny roommates...
dog and birds unusual friendship
dog and birds unusual friendship
dog and birds unusual friendship
dog and birds unusual friendship
dog and birds unusual friendship
dog and birds unusual friendship
dog and birds unusual friendship
dog and birds unusual friendship
dog and birds unusual friendship
dog and birds unusual friendship
dog and birds unusual friendship
dog and birds unusual friendship
dog and birds unusual friendship
dog and birds unusual friendship


Irish Version of The "Cups" Song

This is a brilliant display of mass cooperation to create something genuinely unique. With over 600 young people coordinating to create an Irish Gaelic version of the song that was originally made popular by the movie "Pitch Perfect".


Tá an ticéad a'am don bhealach fada
Dhá bhuidéal uisce don turas
Is ba bhreá liom cara a bheith in éindí liom
Mé ag fágáil amárach, mbeidh tú liom?

Nuair 'tá mé imithe
Nuair 'tá mé imithe
Aireoidh tú uait mé 's gan mé ann
Aireoidh tú uait mé 's mo aoibh 
Aireoidh tú uait mé 'chuile
Ó, aireoidh tú uait mé 's gan mé ann

Tá an ticéad 'am don bhealach fada
Tá an saol mór ag fanacht liom
Measc na sléibhte, taobh na habhann
Ait a bhíonn an t-aer breá úr 
Beidh sé i bhfad níos deiseleat a stóir

Nuair 'tá mé imithe
Nuair 'tá mé imithe
Aireoidh tú uait mé 's gan mé ann
Aireoidh tú uait mé 's me ag caint
Aireoidh tú uait mé 's mé ag seinnt
Ó, aireoidh tú uait mé 's gan mé ann

Saturday, July 11, 2015

This Is Why Disney Banned Selfie Sticks At Theme Parks

This Is Why Disney Banned Selfie Sticks At Theme Parks

June 30, 2015
A lot of people are upset about Disney's decision to ban selfie sticks at their theme parks. After reading this explanation from a current Disneyland cast member, you'll understand...
why disney banned selfie sticks
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"Hey there! I'm a cast member at Disneyland in California... I work the Star Tours, Autopia, and Monorail attractions, but I have a general knowledge of how attractions at Disney work in general.
We have a thing called the "Envelope of Protection." Basically, all attractions made since 1965 are designed in such a way that the human body cannot reach out and touch anything -- here's a vehicle they use to test this (that's from Walt Disney World in Florida, but California uses the same concepts). This means that when a roller coaster is going 45 MPH, you can have your hands out and you won't get hit (it's not a good idea to test that, however -- we do tell you to keep your hands and arms inside the vehicle at all times). A selfie stick is effectively an extra three feet that you can dangle out in any direction. The attractions weren't designed for that, and your selfie stick can hit part of the attraction. When you're going 45 MPH, that can seriously damage the attraction and your phone/camera. The selfie stick will likely fly out of your hands and in a worst-case scenario can either hit someone else on the ride (injuring them) or land on the track and derail the sled behind you. One of our largest roller coasters derailed because someone's backpack fell out once, and we don't want to risk a selfie stick causing the same issues.
We originally tried banning them on rides where they could affect some show element or impact part of the ride -- any ride with animatronics that could be poked, and any ride moving relatively fast through areas your selfie stick could hit. People still kept bringing them on the rides and kept dangling them out of the ride vehicles -- and again, if your selfie stick hit something, it could endanger the safety of yourself and those around you. If we saw it come out, we had to stop the ride and ask you to put it away. Some rides can't restart very easily and could take up to 2-3 hours to restart fully (all sleds have to be pushed back to the station so they can begin cycling again, then several cycles have to complete to make sure everything is still okay).
Now, we don't care that much about people seeing "backstage." We have lots of marathons and charity walks around the park that involve going into backstage areas (this one being a charity walk for the CHOC Children's Hospital in Orange County that we do yearly). We actually open up backstage areas daily this time of year as an "overflow" corridor to help people get around the park -- the pathway up and down Main Street gets really crowded around the fireworks and the time our new Paint the Night Electrical Parade comes out, so we open backstage areas that take you "around" Main Street. One of these pathways even goes right next to the boat storage area for the Jungle Cruise, so you can see any boats they aren't using that day! Some special events for our Annual Passholders "lock down" a land just for them to use -- there was an event in Adventureland a few months ago that had guests exit through our backstage areas.
We do try to preserve the magic for most guests, but we don't press it enough to warrant an all-out ban on something. Our "Four Keys" to Disney are Safety, Courtesy, Show, and Efficiency (in that order), and Courtesy comes before Show -- we want to be nice and allow you to take your selfie stick photos, even if they show backstage areas. However, Safety comes before Courtesy -- and this was a safety hazard. Lesser steps weren't having an effect, so we moved to an all-out ban.
It was totally because of the rides, and it was totally because guests weren't listening to us Attractions cast members. If people had listened to us and not taken out their selfie sticks on rides, they would still be allowed in the park -- but people don't listen (or don't care) and think that their awesome selfie is worth potentially endangering others.
why disney banned selfie sticks

You can still wear your GoPros and stuff -- we've been told that mounting your camera on your head is considered a "hat" and mounting a camera on your wrist or hand is considered a "glove," so they're allowed. But you can't bring in any kind of grip or pole that could potentially break our Envelope of Protection."
Credit: EnglishMobster.


This Woman Had The Best Response To Internet Bullies Who Fat-Shamed Her Boyfriend

fat shame response
This woman had the best response to Internet bullies who fat-shamed her boyfriend.

July 8, 2015
credit: reddit
More than 2,600 people commented that her boyfriend was fat and disgusting. Some asked if he had Down Syndrome.
But Ashley is taking the high road, defending their love and proving that inner beauty is more powerful than physical appearance. She responded publicly about this experience, and how it's made her relationship with Christopher even stronger.
"If you have seen the comments on our photo that went viral, they are pretty shallow and rude," she wrote. "I would advise you not to look at them."

fat shame response
credit: facebook

"It surprises me how many people are so quick to judge when they don't even know you. Well let me just tell you, I won the jackpot with Christopher. He may not have rock hard abs like the world tells girls to want in a guy, but really, why does that even matter when you are trying to really find someone to spend the rest of your life with? He is so thoughtful and patient, he always shows me how he loves me in little ways, he is my best friend. I love him for who he is and he loves me for who I am. Understanding, loving, and hilarious, which is so rare to find these days!!"

fat shame response
credit: facebook

"Since I was young, (like many other little girls) I dreamed about who I would end up with, once I gave my life to Christ and saw examples of Godly marriages and relationships, I wanted that. God saw the desires of my heart and blessed me with Christopher. He brings me closer to God through prayer, and his love. I know God will use us both for awesome things because we make a great team! So as of us and those rude comments, we know the truth and we will block out the haters. Enjoy our picture though. Lol"


What I Learned After Losing My Best Friend

By Vow • July 4, 2015

Three years ago on this day, and for months after, I wanted to die. I had just lost the man I'd been in love with for four years in a tragic accident. He was also my best friend. When I say I wanted to die, it's strange because it makes it sound as if I was suicidal. But I was never suicidal. It's hard to describe the feeling and might be one of those things you can't understand unless you've been there, but at the time, my future looked so black, I couldn't imagine life without him. Besides, I wanted so desperately to see him and was convinced he was on the other side. I only hoped to die, so that we could be together again. It was the last sort of logic that I had left at the time.
Now here I am, three years later, and my perspective is quite the contrary. It's hard to believe that today marks three years. Three years of pain, longing, and questions but also of healing, growth and indescribable grace. I question whether we can fully comprehend the sweetness of life without first experiencing its bitterness.
Today, as I miss my best friend like always, I realize not only was it an incredibly sweet gift to do life with him, but the lessons I've learned since that loss remain invaluable. Here I share with you 5 things I learned from losing my best friend.
1. There is nothing more important in life than your relationships. As Max Lucado so tactfully puts it, "When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want? Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame? Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement? Of course not. What will matter then will be people. If relationships will matter most then, shouldn't they matter most now?" We are called to love others. It is our mission. Our reason for being on Earth. And not just to love them halfheartedly either, when it's convenient to us, for example. But to love them wholeheartedly, at all times, through all situations, no matter their actions or behaviors. This might seem like a daunting task but it's this sort of love, relentless and all encompassing, that people most need to see. It is the kind that we need to be most intentional about giving. Develop relationships filled with love like this, and you will know what it means to live.
2. The best things in life aren't things. They can't be touched, or even captured. To try is fleeting. They flutter around like butterflies, here one minute gone the next. An ever-elusive bunch. And when we grasp for them, we miss. But this is what we have hearts for. Our hearts get it. Our hearts know that the best things can't be described with words. They must be felt. Our hearts know that the best things aren't tangible…that these things aren't meant to be captured or even understood; only appreciated.
3. There are angels on earth. And they exist in your close friends and family. People are placed in your life for a reason. They're strategically chosen and uniquely capable of holding you just how you need to be held at any given moment in time. We're all just taking turns on this journey called life, so give love to others while you can. Before you know it, your time will come and you'll need someone, too. It is then, that you'll find your angels.
4. Pain can be a good thing. The good thing about pain is that it breaks down the walls of your ego and forces you into the present – enhancing your awareness of and appreciation for all of the people in your life. When you experience deep suffering, you become comfortable with it. This allows you to empathize with others in ways you wouldn't have been able to before. It causes you not to run from future sufferings, but to sit with them. Most importantly, it allows you to grow. The best lessons are often found when we are facing unanticipated change and loss. In those moments of vulnerability, longing, and desperation, we learn who we really are and what we are capable of. Pain is not a bad thing.
5. Life goes on. You don't think it will and you certainly can't imagine it doing so, but it does. Whether you take part in it or not, life continues to go on all around you. Time waits for no one. The good news is, even if you're deep in grief or simply feeling stuck, eventually you, too, will go on. There's a hole inside of you from the loss and that hole never really seals back up. But that is the beautiful part. You learn to live with the gap, to embrace it. It becomes a part of you. It allows your light to shine through.


45 Life Lessons, Written By A 90 Year-Old

July 10, 2015

life lessons from 90 year old woman

  1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
  2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
  3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
  4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
  6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
  7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
  8. Save for retirement, starting with your first paycheck.
  9. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
  10. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
  11. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
  12. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  13. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
  14. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
  15. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
  16. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
  17. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
  18. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
  19. Burn the candles; use the nice sheets; wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
  20. Over-prepare, then go with the flow.
  21. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
  22. The most important sex organ is the brain.
  23. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
  25. Forgive everyone everything.
  26. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  27. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
  28. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  29. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
  30. Believe in miracles.
  31. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
  32. Growing old beats the alternative - dying young.
  33. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
  34. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
  35. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
  36. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
  37. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
  38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
  39. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  40. The best is yet to come.
  41. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
  42. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
  43. If you don't ask, you don't get.
  44. Yield.
  45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.



Doing It In The Mud

Redneck Yacht Club 2015 | RYC Night Party

Hot Summer Beach Party 2015

Daytona BikeTober Fest 2015

Wild Mega Truck Races | Triple Canopy Ranch

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Who Is This Girl?

[who is this girl?]

Today I woke up early even though I didn't have to.

I put on pink lipstick.

I got a mani/pedi for the first time in YEARS. (God bless Groupon and the salon behind my office.)

I got home, ate a salad with quinoa and tuna, and then made meatballs to freeze. Ah, the fruits of our CSA!

I went for a two mile run to keep myself ready for Saturday’s 5k.

I got my Ipsy bag in the mail.

I tried on the coral lipstick, perfume, and brow gel as I stretched my legs against a wall, listening, laughing, and crying to This American Life.

I put the nail polish next to the other pinks in my ROYGBIV-sorted nail polish collection.

I ate a bowl of strawberries.

I prepped dinner: more salad, more quinoa, salmon, and challah bread.

20 year old Renee doesn’t recognize 27 year old Renee.

15 year old Renee sure as fuck doesn’t recognize 27 year old Renee.

…Come to think of it, 25 year old Renee wouldn’t recognize her either.

I kinda like it.

[Adulthood is kinda cool.]


Cruise Party | Fun Times 2014

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Key West Fantasy Fest - Night Time

KeyWest Fantasy Fest #ThrowBack

Sharks Attraction | Fishing in Bikini - Bahamas 2014

Key West Fantasy Fest Duval Street Parade

Fantasy Fest 2014 Key West, Florida (Part 2)

Fantasy Fest 2014 Key West, Florida

Funny Smart Cute Sea Lion Show

2014 Orlando Florida Water Slides - Too Much Fun

Two Girls Palestinian & Israeli Arguing

Spicy Fun Wet Car Wash !! Bring Your Car

Our Lap Dance Sexy Girls Having "Birthday Sex" Song Lap Dance Lesson

Real Girls Vs Instagram Girls