this lady danced for all eternity
literally, mother nature.
I don’t care if I’ve already reblogged this.
Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year.
When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.
But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)
At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.
Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”
Amen to that, Hugh.
Remember my pet caterpillar Shane? Found him at church during a sermon about Satan XD. He was such a fun pet in his larval stage. He used to love to swing from my hair.
Then everything changed when he pupated. He never touched me. He just spent several months looking and acting like a turd
But it was worth it! Look at him now! He’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!! And the friendly disposition has returned! He sits on my shoulder watching The Sing Off with me. Also, he’s a she! and she just laid eggs! I can’t wait for the 2nd generation!
Holy fucking shit
Signal boosting to cat lovers/those wishing to adopt a cat
Lady has been at the Spokane Humane Society since 5/13/2013; nearly a year! She is about 9 years old and was surrendered because her owners didn’t feel like they had enough time for her. At first Lady was Miss Sassy Pants with other cats as well as with people. The longer she has been here the more she has mellowed out, but when Lady started acting lethargic and not sassy at all we knew something was wrong.
Our Vets looked at her on March 13th and determined that she was diabetic, but they thought it was caught very early and were hopeful that she would be easy to regulate. It took us awhile to get her glucose levels regulated, but now that she is back to her normal self we are hoping to find an adoptive home or rescue to help her stay regulated and find her a place (other than the shelter) to call home.
Nowadays the only time we really see Lady’s attitude come out is when we try to make her do something she doesn’t want to do (like draw blood), though moving her to a new environment might bring out her sassy side once again. Most of the time Lady
enjoys talking to you, following you, sitting on your lap, and giving you kisses. She also (as you can see in the picture) likes to have a cat tower handy at all times.
If you or anyone you know can step up for Lady please contact SHS. Please, please share this post and help us get Lady into a home!I’m not in the Washington area, but please reblog this so that as many people see it as possible!
6607 N. Havana St.
Spokane, Washington 99217
Phone (509) 467-5235