And yet if you turn the page of a newspaper to a completely blank page except 3 words, you read those freakin’ words.(via nataliekirk)
I once read an article in the Guardian about Syria, and the headline was spread across the top half of two pages with a blurb and a small picture, and A LOT of white space. I was furious, because they’d just put the price up to £1.40 and although I still bought it, I didn’t expect waste. I wrote to the editor and readers’ editor, but got no response.
Anonymous asked: Asking Anon coz it's more fun. If you had the ability to take your chronic illness and give it to one (or more) people who would you choose? If you want to give it to more people, you get to infect them with the same level as you have. If you don't want to choose someone, here's a different question...who is your favourite famous person (alive or dead) who has or had the same conditions as you and why?
There’s no way in hell I’d give this disease to anyone, even Hitler. No one should have to suffer like this. As for famous people with ME/CFS, I don’t know of anyone really famous who has it. The list on wikipedia says Cher and Flea have it, but I don’t know the validity of that (not saying they’re not sick, just saying I haven’t done the research to know if it’s credible). It has been suggested that Florence Nightingale had it, which is why ME/CFS Awareness day is the 12th, it’s her birthday. I guess she would be my favorite, because of the important things she contributed to society.
I’m the same, I don’t ever want anyone else to suffer the way I have and I don’t dislike someone enough to want them to go through what I do…I also love Florence Nightingale, I’ve heard more than one rumour that she was a Fibro/M.E patient but I don’t know how true that is..I didn’t know that about May 12th being her birthday so you learn something new everyday!
The theory that Florence Nightingale had ME is just a posthumous theory. The most likely reason for her illness is in fact most likely to be a milk-borne infection. She was very active during the time she was ill, albeit working from bed, something you don’t associate with bedridden ME sufferers. I think 12th May is the wrong date for ME Awareness Day, because it should be on a date connected with someone who did actually have ME and not just something that looked a bit like it - the date is used for a lot of other chronic illnesses. I’ve suggested 18th March which is the date Emily Collingridge died, but that was rejected and there is a severe ME Awareness event on Sophia Mirza’s anniversary.
a woman has twins and gives them up for adoption
one of them goes to a family in egypt and is named amal the other goes to a family in spain they name him juan
years later juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. upon receiving the picture she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of amal
he responds “theyre twins if youve seen juan youve seen amal”
This is nonsense: Amal (Hope) is usually a woman’s name.