After years of treading the line between getting-sucked-into-over-Facebook-stalking-because-of-the-never-ending-feed and not-willing-to-completely-quit-Facebook-because-it-genuinely-is-a-useful-source-of-communication (especially for my little photography business), I think I have finally found the solution to my problems.
Un-frickin’-follow EVERYONE who posts stuff, EVER! My feed only has things about me now. I never even realized I was allowed to be on my own feed, because I always had so much other crap on it.. Goodbye “friends” I never talk to but know every excruciating detail about. Out of sight, out of mind. I don’t really have problems keeping in touch with those that I care about. Plus I still get the little red notification flags on the top when I’m tagged/messaged so it’s all dandy. So essentially, a glorified email service. (:
And it only took ~20 minutes. To think I was contemplating making an ap for this. Silly me. 
Little box on the bottom says: “There are no more posts to show right now.”. BOOM. I’m SO excited.
This is gonna be a game changer. Hello free time, good bye procrastination and making pre-emptive judgements about people.
(It’s not that I think people who spend more time on Facebook sharing links/pictures are superficial. More, that wasn’t how I wanted to that particular service to be provided, and I don’t think I had the self-control not to abuse the system and hurt myself. So win win.)

After years of treading the line between getting-sucked-into-over-Facebook-stalking-because-of-the-never-ending-feed and not-willing-to-completely-quit-Facebook-because-it-genuinely-is-a-useful-source-of-communication (especially for my little photography business), I think I have finally found the solution to my problems.

Un-frickin’-follow EVERYONE who posts stuff, EVER! My feed only has things about me now. I never even realized I was allowed to be on my own feed, because I always had so much other crap on it.. Goodbye “friends” I never talk to but know every excruciating detail about. Out of sight, out of mind. I don’t really have problems keeping in touch with those that I care about. Plus I still get the little red notification flags on the top when I’m tagged/messaged so it’s all dandy. So essentially, a glorified email service. (:

And it only took ~20 minutes. To think I was contemplating making an ap for this. Silly me. 

Little box on the bottom says: “There are no more posts to show right now.”. BOOM. I’m SO excited.

This is gonna be a game changer. Hello free time, good bye procrastination and making pre-emptive judgements about people.

(It’s not that I think people who spend more time on Facebook sharing links/pictures are superficial. More, that wasn’t how I wanted to that particular service to be provided, and I don’t think I had the self-control not to abuse the system and hurt myself. So win win.)

1 day ago
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Ahhh… I’m old. SMBC is still gold. 

Ahhh… I’m old. SMBC is still gold. 

3 weeks ago
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Can we reject this hypothesis at the 0.01 significance level? Since 0.025 is > 0.01, the answer is no. Thus, the conclusion we reach depends on the significance level used. This seeming problem lies with the nature of life, not the nature of statistics. Everyone has limits to the amount of certainty they have in the decisions and predictions made to get through life. For example, you might be fairly sure, but not certain, that your relationship with your new significant other will last at least a year. You can quantify your degree of certainty in your predictions by asking yourself how much money you would bet that your predictions are correct. How much would you bet that your new relationship will last at least a year? Being asked to quantify uncertainty in this way often makes us uncomfortable. It forces us to acknowledge an aspect of life that most of us would rather ignore.
Stats paper that I’m reading gets randomly philosophical. 
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7.11.14

http://jessx.portfoliobox.me/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/JessX-Photography/735047203182676?ref=hl

Yet another paid gig (mom and baby!). Look how frickin’ far I’ve come, shoot it’s only been 2 months? Look at my noob website with pictures! I have a review (more TBA, hopefully)! Getting referred and reaching out to other photographers! Momentum is building and this thing is really taking off on its own! With luck maybe I can make enough money to go on The Wild Ones tour this year. We’ll see.

Definitely had many moments where I was thought, this is too frickin’ much work. This is never gonna work. I’m so eons and lightyears below “real” photographers, bla bla bla I’m never going to be good enough. I’m so far from actually “making it”, but dang, this has been not-completely-fail beyond my wildest expectations. Don’t ever give up guys. If it was easy everyone would be doing it. All it takes is persistence! And I guess you have to kind of love it so you can put in all this effort with relatively little gain without driving yourself completely nutso. :D ./cliche inspirational peptalk

It’s kind of getting a bit robotic and stale though. Need to watch this posing video for sure: http://fstoppers.com/wedding/learn-everything-you-need-know-about-posing-2-hour-video-tutorial-12342

Also make more conceptual photography and art! :D

Unrelated note: frickin’ adipocytes and osteocyte stains FINALLY worked in lab this week. HALLELUJAH! SCIENCE! I hate sterility and pipetting, but man I love troubleshooting, especially when it finally works.

Unrelated note 2: I love love love frisbee. :D

Unrelated note 3: Debbie downers are lame. Don’t be one. Don’t complain about how everyone is “too happy”, there are SO many other better things to be angry/bitter about. 

So I have a crap ton of stuff to do in lab once I get back from Austin this weekend. Life is busy. But great. :D Hopefully school won’t be too much of a downer once it starts. :S

1 month ago
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Babysitting my a friend’s foster kitten, which Luna, the other cat I’m babysitting, hates, so gotta keep ‘em separated. He likes to fall asleep on my lap and purrs like a little motorboat non-stop. What a frickin’ cutie. <3

And then he peed on the carrier, probably out of fright, when Luna hissed at him. :[ It’s okay little guy, I forgive you, and I still kind of want to adopt you. 

1 month ago
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Sell Out: Part One - The New Yorker

Little story that puts life into perspective. It’s a bit long, but worth the read. <3 

3 days ago
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7.28.14

I understand that growing up non religious in Texas is probably a hell of a lot harder than growing up non religious in Liberal central, Bay Area, California. Especially if you feel the need to hide your beliefs from your parents, gosh I can’t even imagine. I guess I understand the certain defensiveness that must come from constantly trying to come to terms with your own beliefs when everyone around you is telling you you’re just so wrong in your wrongness.

But, that’s not an excuse to bash religion as a concept. And it’s certainly not an excuse go on an anti-religious tirade at every possible opportunity. 

Do you really think that by criticizing someone’s entire belief system the first time you meet them you’re going to change their outlook on life forever? Hell no, you’re probably going to make them way more defensive about atheism and anything outside their comfort zone. I suppose you mean well, but people like you are the reason why atheists get such a bad rep. You’re really not doing us any favors.

I think the reason why this bothers me so much is because I try pretty hard to show religious people that I’m not some spawn of Satan. I try to be approachable, I try to be okay and accepting and tolerant of religion, even when I feel like it steps out of line. I try so hard to show the conservative crowd I’m currently surrounded by that I can be my own person with values, ideas, and an inherent worth despite my beliefs. And you’re just ripping apart all my careful efforts. Thanks a lot bro.

“Prejudices are rarely overcome by argument; not being founded in reason they cannot be destroyed by logic” - Tryon Edwards

3 weeks ago
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Girls Make Games Presents: The Hole Story!

because-weareglass:

Hey guys, want an awesome Kickstarter to back?  A team of middle/high school girls won a competition with an awesome video game they’ve designed, and now they need your help to make their game a reality!  Lots of information included on the actual Kickstarter page.

My sister is awesome. Reblog and help her out!

1 month ago
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english-american:

Canada: whispers it’s my birth…

America: JUST A REMINDER THAT MY BIRTHDAY IS IN THREE DAYS!!!

Canada: …day

Oh Canada. I gotcher back. <3

(via because-weareglass)

1 month ago
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A&amp;M Aggie family photo. 
A lot about A&amp;M has grown on me since I&#8217;ve come here, and I&#8217;ve met some pretty awesome amazing people. Still, stuff like this creeps me out. *coughcultcough*

A&M Aggie family photo. 

A lot about A&M has grown on me since I’ve come here, and I’ve met some pretty awesome amazing people. Still, stuff like this creeps me out. *coughcultcough*

2 months ago
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