EMT, Batman, Harry Potter, Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Cats, Rent, and anything else I find amusing, entertaining, awesome... In other words, whatever I want.
I have a boyfriend that enjoys what I like and vice versa…
- Country Music
*in the last yr we have seen: Justin Moore, Josh Thompson, Randy Hauser, Chris Cagle, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Jana Kramer, Easton Corbin, and The Charlie Daniels Band.
*hiking, walking the beach with the pups, bonfires, fishing, camping
*He’s teaching me, and I love it! My first time with a rifle I was hitting small targets at 200yards!
-Dive Bars (lol)
-Have Mutual Friends
-The Same Movies
*And movies we each haven’t seen, are willing to watch with each other
*Another thing I’m being taught… how to drive a manual!
-Doesn’t make fun of me for loving musicals!
He can deal with my crazy, large Italian family, doesn’t get scared/worried about my ems job, can deal with my mom!, and wants all the same things I do in the future…. moving West towards the mountains/woods, kids, mechanical toys (RV, ATV, boat, Skidoos, motorcycles, dirt bikes).
He is mechanically inclined, can fix almost anything… shaves with a straight razor, can adapt to anything…
So can anyone tell me why it took me TEN YEARS to figure out we were perfect for each other? LoL
So the new boyfriend and I have been together two weeks tomorrow… and we’re already talking about moving in and looking at houses! LoL!
Hey! We’ve known each other ten years and been unofficial for about a year anyway!
Reblogged from thatguyfromgryffindor
Veronika Scott was a fashion student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit when her teacher, Stephen Schock, challenged her class to create a product that filled a need, rather than satisfying or creating a fad. Veronika’s design was a coat for homeless people that could transform into a sleeping bag, since in her city, she says, “you are constantly faced with the homeless epidemic.”
Not only did her design win a International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, it’s become the core of Veronika’s nonprofit organization, The Empowerment Plan, which hires people from homeless shelters and transition homes to help her make the coats. Now, three years later, the 24-year-old social entrepreneur expects that her team of 15 seamstresses will produce over 6,000 coats in 2014 — all of which will be distributed free of charge to people living on the streets.
Veronika originally designed the coats seeking input from people at a homeless shelter. After receiving feedback from people who used the prototype over a Detroit winter, she refined the design to create her final version which, in addition to being a waterproof and windproof coat and sleeping bag, also transforms into an over-the-shoulder bag with storage in the arm sockets.
When she started out, Veronika states,
“Everybody told me that my business was going to fail — not because of who I was giving my product to but because of who I was hiring. They said that these homeless women will never make more than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — you cannot rely on them for anything. And I know my ladies enjoy proving everybody wrong.”
And, their impact is growing — according to CNN, which recently honored Veronika as one of their 10 Visionary Women of 2014, “The Empowerment Plan expects to launch a ‘buy one, give one’ program that will make it sustainable beyond the donations and sponsorships that keep it running now. Hunters and backpackers who’ve asked to buy the coat will be able to do so, and the Empowerment Plan will still create coats for homeless people who need them.”
Veronika is also excited to show other clothing producers that local manufacturing is possible: “I think we’re going to show a lot of people: you think it’s outdated to do manufacturing in your neighborhood, but I think it’s something that we have to do in the future, where it’s sustainable, where you invest in people, where they’re not interchangeable parts.”
You can read more about Veronika’s organization on CNN, or watch a short video about her work here.
To learn more about The Empowerment Plan or how you can support their work, visit http://www.empowermentplan.org/
For a wonderful book about women’s great inventions throughout history, check out “Girls Think of Everything” for readers 8 to 13.
For those in the US who would like to support efforts to end homelessness and help the over 600,000 people who experience homelessness on any given night, visit the National Alliance to End Homelessness athttp://www.naeh.org/ or to find a local homeless shelter to support in your area, visit http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/
Important in so many ways.
This is amazing and wonderful.
Reblogged from inked-emt
Reblogged from thatguyfromgryffindor
This honestly made me tear up. Imagining how great he must have felt that his planned worked and choosing that risk paid off.
I also feel like him and the model have such good chemistry, they’re always so kind and loving to one another.
Holy shit what did he do?? That’s rad as hell!
Since the runway was going to have simulated rain, he wanted to make the outfit become colorful because of it rather than deflect it. He sewed dye into the seams and once the rain hit it the dye ran! Very simple but super effective. He was one of the two winners of that challenge.
Absolutely brilliant. Holy shit.
Okay… as a female, I don’t get fashion or things that are “pretty”, but this was gorgeous!