Granola Life

.Musings of a ragamuffin roughiin' it sustainably.

houseofalexzander:

Lustrous.

A man in the grocery store line today approached me and said, “Sir, when I first saw you I was extremely attracted to you, but then I noticed that you are a boy. How… I mean, why do you dress so provocatively?”

I responded, “Well, in today’s world the majority of the straight male race view women as objects, or something that belongs to them. I dress provocatively because it attracts the attention of men in a sexual and OBJECTIVE way. However, when realized that I am actually male, they often become confused, disgusted, upset or all of the above. By inflicting this minor emotional damaged upon the ego of a man raised by twisted societal gender norms, maybe, just maybe the individual will think twice before viewing another woman with an objective attitude and sense of belonging. No woman, belongs to ANYONE. Male or female, the equality of human beings needs to be a priority. It is something worth dressing up for.”

I AM NOT KIDDING. The woman behind me, the female cashier, the old lady bagging groceries and the woman in front of me who was talking on the phone STOPPED, …. and proceeded to gasp and clap. The man shook my hand, told me to have a blessed day and then said, “excuse me ladies, I need to visit my daughter.”

…. I was shaking by the time I walked out of the store.

- Elliott Alexzander

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spokeart:

Here’s a look at some of the great Wes Anderson inspired Halloween costumes from last year’s art show/costume party at Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco.

Join us this weekend for our 4th annual Wes Anderson art show and party, we’re open Friday (Nov. 1st) and Saturday (Nov. 2nd)  from 6pm - 10pm! All ages, no cover, beverages provided and costumes encouraged!

We will also be hosting a very special screening of Bottle Rocket, the Royal Tenenbaums and Moonrise Kingdom at the Castro Theatre in SF on Sunday, Nov. 3rd!

Learn more about this fun event here.

Dirt? What dirt?

Dirt? What dirt?

weedporndaily:

Hemp Seed Imports Weighed as Non-Lethal Aid to Ukraine
(Bloomberg) The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking to help Ukraine’s battered economy by bolstering imports of its hemp seed.
Ukrainian hemp — a cousin of marijuana — lacks the active ingredient that gives pot smokers a high, and is prized for commercial andindustrial applications. Hemp seed can be used in high-protein oils or for making paint and plastics.
“We are now involved in trying to figure out ways in which we might be able to use the industrial hemp seeds that are created in the Ukraine in the U.S.,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said yesterday in an interview.
Ukraine, the world’s fourth-biggest producer of hemp seed, is seeking aid from the International Monetary Fund and other nations as it struggles with a four-month political crisis capped byRussia’s annexation of Crimea. The currency has plunged almost 25 percent against the dollar this year. Ukraine is seeking as much as $20 billion from the IMF, which may announce a decision as soon as today.

weedporndaily:

Hemp Seed Imports Weighed as Non-Lethal Aid to Ukraine

(Bloomberg) The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking to help Ukraine’s battered economy by bolstering imports of its hemp seed.

Ukrainian hemp — a cousin of marijuana — lacks the active ingredient that gives pot smokers a high, and is prized for commercial andindustrial applications. Hemp seed can be used in high-protein oils or for making paint and plastics.

“We are now involved in trying to figure out ways in which we might be able to use the industrial hemp seeds that are created in the Ukraine in the U.S.,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said yesterday in an interview.

Ukraine, the world’s fourth-biggest producer of hemp seed, is seeking aid from the International Monetary Fund and other nations as it struggles with a four-month political crisis capped byRussia’s annexation of Crimea. The currency has plunged almost 25 percent against the dollar this year. Ukraine is seeking as much as $20 billion from the IMF, which may announce a decision as soon as today.

Today I am so overwhelmingly full of joy that my face hurts from smiling.

lenorestreetgarden:

This smell is intoxicating.  It fills my lungs with summer.
The snow is melting.  We’re almost there. 
Double rainbow.

lenorestreetgarden:

This smell is intoxicating.  It fills my lungs with summer.

The snow is melting.  We’re almost there. 

Double rainbow.

natgeofound:

American bison charge through heavy snow in Yellowstone National Park, November 1967.Photograph by William Albert Allard, National Geographic

natgeofound:

American bison charge through heavy snow in Yellowstone National Park, November 1967.Photograph by William Albert Allard, National Geographic

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