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ryanjamesyezak:

This Anna Kendrick Little Mermaid SNL sketch is impossible to find (NBC ran into some legal issues with Disney)… watch while you can!

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Anonymous asked:

where are you planning on moving to now? i thought you liked portland?

itsvondell:

portland is a really nice city that i fell in love with very quickly but the apartment rental market here is absolutely ridiculous, the worst in the country, there’s so few vacancies and a steadily growing number of applicants per empty unit. because of portland’s strict zoning rules, developers have nowhere to expand, and because of the lack of vacant property, there’s nowhere for developers to tear down and rebuild units on. high-rises are essentially the only option for high-density rental apartment development and construction prices drive those rents sky-high.

portland is growing too fast for its frame and developers don’t know what to do. and what it means for me and my roommates is that the outlook for finding an apartment within any commuting distance that’s within our budget is bleak, and whenever we do find something, there are so many other applicants waiting to jump on it that if an ad isn’t responded to within a few hours of its posting, there’s always one or two other applicants first on the list to apply, and they’re usually more qualified.

we set our sights on cincinnati, ohio, which is a diverse mid-sized city in the midwest with a lot of culture to offer and a much brighter rental and job market, also close to home for me (i’m from dayton, a couple of hours north)

we’ve already landed on a really lovely 3-bedroom row house in a good neighborhood with an enthusiastic landlord that will cost us about the same as what we’re paying right now for our two-bedroom concrete box in portland, and if all goes right with the application we’re slated to move in august

Vondell’s coming back to Ohio!?!

Best news! Your loss, Portland!

intoasylum:

This. All the awards for Penelope. Here’s a fairy tale about a girl cursed at birth with a huge flaw in her genetics: the nose of a pig. Forced to grow up hidden away in her home, with a mother who scared her from ever entering the outside world, in fear of people cringing at her face and ridiculing her. She spends her whole life being told by her family that the only way to break the curse is to marry a man, for only another’s acceptance of her face would break the spell. But in the end, she runs away from her wedding, realizing that she doesn’t want to enter a loveless marriage just to break a curse she was born with. She doesn’t need a man to cure her, because she’s perfectly fine exactly the way she is. She finally accepts herself and loves herself for who she is, flaws and all. And that, my friends, is how the curse gets broken. Not by a man, not by true love. But by loving and accepting herself. Ugh, absolute perfection.

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