Ask me anything   Sometimes, I write books. Here's one: "The Beginners Guide to Becoming a Vegetarian."
I also spend my free time taking photos, reblogging interesting things, and telling odd stories to strangers on the Internet for fun. Want to know more? Here's my blog, JazzedAboutStuff.com, and my website, JasmineDLowe.com
 
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    Had so much fun #painting and #drinking with @valeriekrammer. #TheBartenderLookedLikeThomYorkeFromRadiohead #Art #Wine #SpikedPaint #photogrid @photogridorg (at Spiked Paint)

    Had so much fun #painting and #drinking with @valeriekrammer. #TheBartenderLookedLikeThomYorkeFromRadiohead #Art #Wine #SpikedPaint #photogrid @photogridorg (at Spiked Paint)

    — 1 day ago
    #art  #spikedpaint  #thebartenderlookedlikethomyorkefromradiohead  #drinking  #photogrid  #painting  #wine 
    We could “knot eve’n” #kayaking #Newport #canteven #photogrid @photogridorg @natashalowe @amandaliske @alexislucken  (at Newport Aquatic Center)

    We could “knot eve’n” #kayaking #Newport #canteven #photogrid @photogridorg @natashalowe @amandaliske @alexislucken (at Newport Aquatic Center)

    — 1 day ago
    #canteven  #kayaking  #newport  #photogrid 
    #InternationalFoodFair in Orange. #OC #food  (at Old Town Orange Circle, Orange County Ca)

    #InternationalFoodFair in Orange. #OC #food (at Old Town Orange Circle, Orange County Ca)

    — 2 days ago
    #food  #oc  #internationalfoodfair 

    athleticsistas:

    Precious Adams

    Prix de Lausanne 2014

    The Sleeping Beauty - Aurora

    (Source: adayofballet, via acrumblebatchwithcustardfreeman)

    — 2 days ago with 11106 notes

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    Collegehumors’ new video is on point as always

    DYING !!

    THE LAST POINT THO HOOOOOOO SHIT

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    — 4 days ago with 90953 notes

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    —Marie Antoinette (2006)

     Just so everyone is clear, the handsome Black man tutoring Marie Antoinette is Joseph Boulogne, classical musician extraordinaire whose work influenced Mozart’s. This has been your Western music history tidbit of the day. Adieu! 

    (via youngblackandvegan)

    — 4 days ago with 31593 notes
    aauw:

Happy Women’s Equality Day! Today we celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment 94 years ago.
 The right to vote is a huge part of women’s equality. To use your right this November, make sure you’re registered to vote at http://www.aauwaction.org.

    aauw:

    Happy Women’s Equality Day! Today we celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment 94 years ago.


    The right to vote is a huge part of women’s equality. To use your right this November, make sure you’re registered to vote at http://www.aauwaction.org.

    — 5 days ago with 4 notes
    #aauw  #women's rights  #women's equality day  #19th amendment 
    The Thing About Social Activism

It took me a week to figure out the videos that were being posted all over Facebook and Vine were for raising awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, “a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.” I remember leaning over to a friend siting next to me to tell her what these Ice Bucket Challenges were all about after finding it out myself to which she responded, “Huh? What is ALS?”
The Ice Bucket Challenge goes like this: People are asked to make a video of themselves dumping a bucket of ice water on their heads, post it a social media site, and then challenge three friends to do the same within 24 hours or donate $100 to ALS.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went viral in the hopes of raising awareness through social media, and although it has come to be a great way to inform people about ALS, it didn’t exactly start off that way. Read the rest of this page »

    The Thing About Social Activism

    It took me a week to figure out the videos that were being posted all over Facebook and Vine were for raising awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, “a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.” I remember leaning over to a friend siting next to me to tell her what these Ice Bucket Challenges were all about after finding it out myself to which she responded, “Huh? What is ALS?”

    The Ice Bucket Challenge goes like this: People are asked to make a video of themselves dumping a bucket of ice water on their heads, post it a social media site, and then challenge three friends to do the same within 24 hours or donate $100 to ALS.

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went viral in the hopes of raising awareness through social media, and although it has come to be a great way to inform people about ALS, it didn’t exactly start off that way. Read the rest of this page »

    — 5 days ago
    #Social media  #social justice  #social activism  #new media  #ALCIceBucketChallenge  #ice bucket challenge  #JasmineDLowe  #ALS  #ferguson  #syria  #palistine  #homeless  #homelessness  #women's rights  #equal rights  #civil rights 

    My professor looks like a young shorter version of Hugh Laurie—and I almost accidentally called him Dr. House.

    — 1 week ago
    #house  #dr. house  #hugh laurie  #grad school 

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    Anecdotes by medical practitioners

    "A woman came in for a baby check with her 6-month-old and she had what looked like chocolate milk in the baby’s bottle. So he started explaining to her as kindly as he could that she shouldn’t be giving her baby chocolate milk. At which point she interrupts him and says, ‘Oh that isn’t chocolate milk. It’s coffee! He just loves it!”

    "I had a patient come in for an STD check. She was very upset and continued to tell me that she only had one partner. Progressing through my assessment, she further divulged that even if he was sleeping with other people it shouldn’t matter ‘because he uses a condom every time and he makes sure to wash it thoroughly after every use’.”

    "Had a lady who measured her baby’s temperature by pre-heating the oven and putting one hand in front of it while the other hand was on the baby’s forehead. She told the nurse her baby’s fever was about 250 degrees.”

    "Lady has to have foot amputated and is given waiver forms to sign pre-op. Buddy asks if she needs time to think about it. She’s very nonchalant and doesn’t seem to care much what they do. He gets suspicious and probes a bit as to why she’s not more concerned. She says she gets that they have to operate and it’s OK because the foot will grow back.”

    "I had a couple who had been trying to conceive for over two years. I asked all the usual questions, how often do you have sex, any previous pregnancy, etc etc. Something seemed off to me during the consult, so I continued to ask questions. Finally I asked if he ejaculated while inserted into the vagina. Both parties looked confused.Turns out the couple was not having insertional sex at all. I had to awkwardly explain to them how insertional sex works. Diagrams were required.”

    "Patient comes in, she’s upset. She’s pregnant, and she doesn’t understand why. She’s on the pill. Upon talking to her at great length, I find out that she only takes the pills on the days that she is sexually active – no other time.”

    "Patient comes in with her bf. They are indignant, as if somehow I could’ve prevented [the pregnancy]. The problem? Well, the pills were bothering the girl’s stomach, so, being a gallant bf, he decided to start taking them instead.”

    “I was explaining the treatment to the husband of a patient about to be discharged. He kept nodding and agreeing with me, but I knew it was flying over his head. Turned out a fundamental problem was that I was describing the drugs as ‘tablets’ and he had no clue what those were.”

    Reddit thread 

    This literally
    astounds.

    But we totally don’t need sexual education in this country. 

    omg

    (Source: moshita, via ladypandacat)

    — 1 week ago with 287476 notes
    Easy Peasy Vegetarian Recipes: Chunky Tomato Potato Soup

After the removal of my wisdom teeth I was left with enough tomato soup to feed the entire state of Maine. I had made way too much tomato soup and it was on the verge of going bad. However, pared with potatoes and other veggies, my new tomato soup diet doesn’t have to be so bland. So here’s a veggie-friendly chunky tomato potato soup recipe that you can try at home.
What You’ll Need:1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil2 onions, chopped4 cups peeled, cubed potatoes1 1/2 cups chopped celery1 1/2 cups chopped carrots2 cloves garlic, minced1 tablespoon Italian seasoning2 cups soy or almond milk1 tablespoon cornstarch1 (14.5 ounce) can tomatoes1 1/4 cups vegetable broth2 tablespoons tomato pastesalt and pepper to taste Read the rest of this page »

    Easy Peasy Vegetarian Recipes: Chunky Tomato Potato Soup

    After the removal of my wisdom teeth I was left with enough tomato soup to feed the entire state of Maine. I had made way too much tomato soup and it was on the verge of going bad. However, pared with potatoes and other veggies, my new tomato soup diet doesn’t have to be so bland. So here’s a veggie-friendly chunky tomato potato soup recipe that you can try at home.


    What You’ll Need:

    1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
    2 onions, chopped
    4 cups peeled, cubed potatoes
    1 1/2 cups chopped celery
    1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
    2 cups soy or almond milk
    1 tablespoon cornstarch
    1 (14.5 ounce) can tomatoes
    1 1/4 cups vegetable broth
    2 tablespoons tomato paste
    salt and pepper to taste Read the rest of this page
    »

    — 1 week ago with 1 note
    #vegetarian  #vegan  #potato  #soup  #tomato soup  #tomato potato  #tomato potato soup  #recipe  #JasmineDLowe 
    Help create a world without ALS! →

    ALS has impacted many lives. Click this link to join me in supporting the ALS Association! http://inflnc.us/Siyz1

    — 1 week ago
    #ALS  #ALCIceBucketChallenge  #Donate