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I'm Sam.

Graduate from Stony Brook University with English and Political Science degrees.

I like to learn. Teach me anything, and we will be friends. Languages are a special interest: I know French and Latin, a little bit of Japanese and Italian. Let's have a party and speak to each other in tongues.

I shoot with a Nikon D3000 and an older Pentax. You will usually find me with a camera wherever I go. Also, a pen and notebook for stray thoughts.

I fight fires as a volunteer. There is nothing more rewarding; I recommend everyone try it out.

I live on a barrier island called Fire Island (off of LI), and am a pretty stereotypical Islander, which I would like to call the four S living: Surfing, Smoking, Swimming, Sex(ing).

My life, how I live it, and my thinking has radically changed in the past couple of months. And I like it.

Shameless self-promotion:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ssigelakisminski/
http://www.last.fm/user/lolzitssam

My Food Blog: thecollegefoodblog.tumblr.com

My Fashion Blog: lesbellespersonnes.tumblr.com



My Political Views
I am a right social libertarian
Right: 4.42, Libertarian: 3.74

Political Spectrum Quiz





 

the-do-that-girl:

catsbooksandcoffee:

I WILL REBLOG THIS BEAUTIFUL GODDAMN PICTURE EVERY SINGLE TIME IT SHOWS UP ON MY DASHBOARD

FFS even Voldemort looks sexy here.

I need help.

(Source: cinematichigh)

Row the boat lightly, love, over the sea; Daily and nightly I’ll wander with thee.

Laura Ingalls Wilder, from Little House on the Prairie  (via the-final-sentence)

tokillthedragon:

sjwstupidity:

babushka-nipples:

getoveryourselflady:

HOUSTON, TX — A father will spend half of 2014 behind bars for doing too much for his son.  After overpaying child support and seeing his son too often — breaking terms that were secretly modified without his knowledge — a judge sentenced him to a lengthy jail sentence. Clifford Hall has been doing his best to give care to his 11-year-old son, who lives with his ex-wife.  He pays his child support and visits regularly. “I’m his father it’s my responsibility to take care of him,” Hall said.

Last November, his child support payments were paid in full. Sometime between then and now, the child support agreement between Hall and his wife was modified without his knowledge. Hall wound up overpaying by $3,000, a fact that Harris County District Court Judge Lisa Millard found contemptible. Another term that was modified without his knowledge was his visitation schedule.  Subsequently, Hall was found to have over-visited his son. Judge Millard ended up finding Hall in contempt of court. “When she said I remand you to the Harris County Jail for 180 days my mouth just dropped,” Hall told FOX 26 Houston. In addition to the six month jail sentence, Judge Millard is forcing Hall to pay his ex-wife’s attorney fees. “I can’t be there for my son in jail,” Hall said. “I can’t pay child support in jail. This is not in the best interest of the child.”

Hall is correct. Such heavy-handed actions on the part of the court serve no one.  Not only is the child going to be deprived of his father for the next 6 months, but taxpayers will have to pay the father’s incarceration, and will potentially be forced to subsidize the mother’s living expenses in lieu of the child support payments. It just goes to show us that no good deed goes unpunished in Police State USA.

Thank you feminism

In b4 some feminist comes along saying “feminism fights against this.”

What patriarchy?

esswishlist:

35. Bulbasaur Flowerpot (Succulent Monsters)
x7r found them! :) you can buy these from here or there is a 3D print version

esswishlist:

35. Bulbasaur Flowerpot (Succulent Monsters)

x7r found them! :) you can buy these from here or there is a 3D print version

Navy SEAL Commander Tells Students To Make Their Beds Every Morning In Incredible Commencement Speech

blondesforreagan:

"While these lessons were learned during my time in the military, I can assure you that it matters not whether you ever served a day in uniform," McRaven told students. "It matters not your gender, your ethnic or religious background, your orientation, or your social status."

"If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another.

By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter.

If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.”



mrgolightly:

"My best day had to be the day after I wrapped Guardians of the Galaxy. I was very homesick and coming home to my wife, and my home, and to my son, who was at the time 13 months old. My wife told me there’s a chance he won’t recognize you—but that’s okay that happens all the time. He doesn’t know, he might be a little shy…"

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(Source: pedro-quill)

supalove:

thinksquad:

This girl was crying and begging the policeman not to hit her or any of her friends. Then the policeman started crying as well and he said to her: “You just hold on girl.”
The photo comes from protests happening in Bulgaria right now. Students are protesting poverty and corruption in Bulgaria’s Socialist-backed government, chaining themselves to the doors of Sofia University and clashing with police outside of parliament.
After the photo was taken it quickly went viral

this picture is so powerful

supalove:

thinksquad:

This girl was crying and begging the policeman not to hit her or any of her friends. Then the policeman started crying as well and he said to her: “You just hold on girl.”

The photo comes from protests happening in Bulgaria right now. Students are protesting poverty and corruption in Bulgaria’s Socialist-backed government, chaining themselves to the doors of Sofia University and clashing with police outside of parliament.

After the photo was taken it quickly went viral

this picture is so powerful

Working on a road trip map for March… I would love personal anecdotes, advice, or tips on the places I am travelling to.

March 2015 | My new trip on Roadtrippers.com!

Go check it out! I’d love feedback, seriously.