Oldest Daughter.

You always go to the parties
To pluck the feathers off all the birds
On your knees
I will not beg you please

I want your picture but not your words
You know they want it, but there’s no first
On your own
You cannot call it your all

We always wrung our heads too much
We know the reasons but such and such
On your own
You will not catch your own gold

We run our fingers together
You know it’s easy the devil’s plan
On your own
You cannot call me your all

Jack of all trades
Master of none
Cry all the time
Cause I’m not having fun

You always want to be forgiven
The devil does what you ask from him
On your knees
You cannot, you will not obey

This photo completely sums up my life at this moment and my feels.

This photo completely sums up my life at this moment and my feels.

so many crazy feelings. 

I’m at and A’s game and the Bernie cam is my favorite thing ever.

I’m at and A’s game and the Bernie cam is my favorite thing ever.

my ma

my ma


Surya Bonaly is a three-time World silver medalist, a five-time European champion, the 1991 World Junior Champion and a nine-time French national champion. She is a former gymnast and the first woman to ever attempt the quadruple toe loop. She is perhaps best known for completing a one bladed backflip during her free skate at the 1998 Winter Olympics. She is the only skater to ever do this (male or female). 

The only thing more bad ass than that is why she did it. As we all know Olympic figure skating can be quite racist and Surya was tired of being given consistently lower scores than her white counterparts, and she wasn’t shy about it. She believed that this was exactly why she has been given a low score on her short program earlier in the day, and decided to send the judges a message.

Now back flips are crazy dangerous. If you don’t land perfectly you can severely injure yourself, which would sideline any athlete, potentially permanently. In order to discourage athletes from attempting them, they were made illegal in Olympic competition. The official reason they gave is because all jumps must be landed on one blade to be scored and, of course, in order to complete a back flip you must land on both feet.

So not only did she complete an insanely risky and difficult move but when Surya landed her back flip she essentially made it legal, because she was able to do it while still only using one blade. She was daring the judges to try and low ball her. Unfortunately, they still ruled the move was illegal and deducted it against her in her final score. She may have been unable to medal but she got the last laugh. After completing her free skate she turned her back to the judges, showing them just how much their opinions matter. For this, and for everything else, she goes down in history as not only one the greatest figure skaters ever but a true bad ass.

Excerpted from here.

this is the definition of bad ass