Vault Borealis
ifuckingloveminerals:

Vanadinite, Galena, Quartz

goldenheartedrose:

yukine-chan:

dollsahoy:

kkkkai:

saranae:

theknowledgethebeastandinferno:

This is a great movie.

What I want to say EVERY SINGLE TIME. 

Baristas are paid minimum wage to follow their company’s policies. That includes using whatever terms their company decides on for branding purposes. If you want a frappuccino instead of a frappe, a large instead of a venti, or whatever other thing you wanna call your drink, that’s fine. Your barista? They are paid shitty wages and work shitty hours and have to deal with hundreds of people telling them medium instead of grande, or large instead of venti (which refers to the fact that it is, actually, 20 oz of liquid, meaning you’re being a jackass for no reason).

Your barista isn’t stupid. They know what a fucking ‘large’ is and they know their store’s branding and slang sounds dumb to a lot of people. So how about, instead of being an asshole to a minimum wage worker, you consider why you keep buying $6 coffees instead of making that shit at home.

I’ll say that one more time.

Your barista is not stupid.

They know what a large is, what a medium is, and what a small is.

They also know they can be fired for not toeing the company line. And they can be fired for not standing there and taking the abuse you’re spewing at them.

They are being paid to not fight back. They are being paid to stand there all day and translate medium to grande and venti and large and regular and all while you bitch about the specific words you “have” to use. They are being paid to be welcoming and friendly and nice to you while you call them stupid.

Bitch, I know baristas with Ph.Ds, okay? Back the fuck off.

bless you

This. We are also taught to clarify the customer’s order according to our company’s wording, as evidenced in the gif set. I worked at Starbucks for 3 years and daily I would encounter someone asking for a small, medium or large and I always had to say, “so, you want a tall caramel macchiato?” It’s not hard to say yes or no, especially once the barista picks up the cup and you know that’s the size you want.

We are pretty flexible at McDonald’s. Like I don’t care if you order a frappe or a Frappuccino. I know what you meant. Now espresso drinks sometimes take a bit more clarification but still are easily ordered.

Anyway, yeah. Don’t be an asshole and it’s okay to ask questions.

sci-universe:

Each fall, millions of monarch butterflies migrate to California and Mexico for winter. North American monarchs are the only butterflies that make such a massive journey (up to 4,830 kilometers/3,000 miles). They use the sun to ensure that they stay on course and on cloudy days Earth’s magnetic field as a kind of backup navigational system. (read more here)

oh god… i looked at this image and my first thought was how many healing potions i could make

bluemetalhead:

Heri Joensen

bluemetalhead:

Heri Joensen

ggeology:

Conk Opal with visible petrified wood core
ifuckingloveminerals:

Olivine
Lanzarote, Canary-Islands, Spain

ifuckingloveminerals:

Olivine

Lanzarote, Canary-Islands, Spain

rockon-ro:

Beautiful electric blue crystals of CHALCANTHITE (Copper Sulfate) that were grown in a laboratory in Poland. Photo taken at 15X with a stereo microscope.

cornflakepizza:

a summary of my experience with getting into comic books

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bouncingdodecahedrons:

Hear the warp, feel the warp.

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