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HELP! BACKPACKRS AND CAMPERS PLEASE RESPOND

At the end of May I’m going on a 6 day camping trip with a bunch of people from my university’s art department.  We’ll be staying at a campsite/ranch in New Mexico, doing a lot of hiking and getting-inspired-kinds-of-things. 
I’ve been camping with my family every summer for years, but the past 3 years I’ve moved out of the tents/pop-up camper into hammock camping. I love how easy it is for me to just quickly set-up and take-down my area of the campsite, and I think it’s more comfortable than a sleeping bag on the ground.

But with my eyes on this New Mexico trip I’m looking to progress my camping style and begin backpacking.  I want to have all my gear super portable.  However I’m having a lot of trouble deciding on a pack.  I want to use this trip as my first test of handling a pack and all my equipment, but not sure what do do as far as pack size.  I found a 40L I like for a great deal, but don’t want to buy it and then find it’s too small.  Any suggestions would be great.

How I’ve Won at University

I’ve done it.  After years of lectures and exams, I haven’t just found a way to graduate.  I’ve managed to win my university.
Let me explain.  I have TWO classes left to take to complete my minor and my major. One art class, and one history.  The history class can’t be any history class:  it has to be a specific class, requiring me to write a 20 page research paper.  I’ve scheduled these classes in the best way possible, so that I can complete them both this summer.  
The history class requirement I’ll complete using a paper I’ve actually started writing already.  So during the summer, all I’ll have to do is send it in and do a couple edits.  Virtually no effort required.
The art requirement? I’m going camping in New Mexico, as part of a school-sponsored trip.

I get to graduate by just enjoying my summer.  I win at life, and I’ve outsmarted my university.  Thank you all.

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obscurewings:

I made a political cartoon for English class about issues in school
It focuses on how teens are expected to make career defining choices with barely any experience, and also how parents often take so much authority that their child’s decision is not actually their own
If this gets some notes then I’ll make a colored version

Yes, there is weakness. There is frailty. But there is courage also, and honor to be found in Men

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The happiest man on earth would be able to use the Mirror of Erised like a normal mirror, that is, he would look into it and see himself exactly as he is.

Wait…what’s going on here?

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carryonmywincestsounds:

nazicollaborator:

daximed:

holydoughnut:

why did i let tumblr talk me into watching this show: a biography written from the fetal position on my bedroom floor 

At least it’s not your bedroom ceiling

you sonofabitch

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firelorcl:

vagiants:

What else could you be doing with your hands if they aren’t pleasing me

knitting

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renious:

WHEN U RUB UR EYE BUT U FORGET UR WEARING EYELINER

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4gifs:

Rapunzelcat

noworries-justdisney:

     So, I was watching Meet the Robinsons last night and this scene came up, and then this just sort of…happened.

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velvetqueer:

uhmwillowsomething:

huesosmccoy:

why do people say “don’t be a pussy” when talking about weakness more like “don’t be a man’s ego” because you know there isn’t nothing more fragile than that

uh 

because “pussy” is the shortened form of the word “pusillanimous”, which means “timid, cowardly”

and not the slang word for the female genital region?

literally no one else knows this. nobody. 

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