Dearest Zainab,

Haven’t you heard?

1) The ‘attempting-to-look-like-we’ve-got-control-of-our-lives’ thing is a life-long pursuit, so we’ve got our work cut out for us. Ergo, it’s probably okay to use this ridiculous website as a coping mechanism. Let’s be real, you’d probably have to pry my…

My internet is a little bit shaky at the moment, so I won’t write a lot, but I will say this: I do a lot of stupid things.

Occasionally I make huge decisions on impulse and sometimes I still have to remind myself to think before I speak. I’m not always certain of my choices, but among the few things in my life of which I am certain, I know that I must have pretty excellent taste in friends, because I ended up with you as my transatlantic bestie.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you do for me all the time. I cannot wait to see you next month!

5 days ago with 1 note — via iamabighippo

"Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend."

Dear Amy,

This marks the fourth consecutive year that we’ve wished each other happy birthday on Tumblr. There are three conclusions to be drawn from this. The first is that we handled that whole staying-in-touch-with-an-ocean-between-us thing pretty well. The second is that the machines are totally taking over our lives. The third is that it’s been four years and we’re still chained to this ridiculous website so maybe we should revisit this whole ‘attempting-to-look-like-we’ve-got-control-of-our-lives’ thing.

I digress.

Hi, best friend. Happy birthday. I know it’s still morning but I hope it’s been completely wonderful so far and that it only gets better.

The truth of the matter is that I’m never quite sure what to put in these, but I do believe that birthdays are a pretty good time to show people that you appreciate them, and appreciate you I do. So here, I suppose, is where I thank you — for the Skype marathons and for tolerating my emotions and my nonsense and my tangents, for iMessaging me pictures of attractive guys and for listening to my breakdowns, for seeing through my bravado and for silently lending me your courage so I could pretend that you didn’t.

There are so many things you do for me every day that I cannot put into words, but thank you for never letting me fool myself into thinking that I’m alone. Thank you for bringing me back to earth when I get caught up in myself or school or ranting about stupid things.

I can’t pinpoint the exact moment when we became friends, but when it happened, my life changed for the better. As Shawn says about Gus in one of my favorite episodes of Psych, if anyone can say that they have been as good a friend to someone as you have been to me, then they should know that they have done something with their life.

There are a million and one different things that could happen in the future and I can’t say for sure whether they will or won’t. What I do know is that no matter our wreckage, our friendship be just fine.

The happiest of birthdays to you, my best friend/found sister/person I would bring with me if I ever took a journey in the TARDIS. You’re the best.

Lots of love and eggless cake,


PS: I’m queueing this up impossibly early to ensure that it appears regardless of my own internet connection on the 23rd. I hope that it works, but forgive me if it doesn’t.

1 week ago with 6 notes

we interrupt this hiatus to remind you all that I am literally the human manifestation of that “he is so pretty and I am so sad” post

1 month ago with 2 notes
#that's it that's the welcome message for any new followers

I have wifi for like twenty minutes before I leave for Ethiopia but I had to come here and screech about How To Train Your Dragon because it was so great you guys and also apparently Hiccup has joined Augustus Waters in the Venn diagram of one-legged teenage boys who are not virgins because there is no way that Astrid is not hitting that.

1 month ago with 4 notes
#hiccup 'are you fucking serious he cannot be attractive he's a cartoon' haddock #sorry guys I got like four hours of sleep last night apparently I'm super slaphappy

taxicabsandcupcakes is going abroad (again)

It’s that time of year again! I’m leaving home this evening to do some traveling and I highly doubt that wifi will be accessible except for the few occasions when I am in an airport.

I lack both the foresight and the motivation to set up a queue, so my blog will likely be dormant for the next month and a half. I hope you all have wonderful summers! I’ll see you lot sometime in August.

1 month ago with 8 notes

1 month ago with 4,476 notes — via lesroisdumonde, © manueluv
#WARMACHINEROX #favorite #James Rhodes #Iron Man 3


Get to know me meme — [2/5] favorite female characters: Abbie Mills

Okay, I’ll play along here. I am a black female lieutenant for the Westchester County Police Department. Do you see this gun? I’m authorized to use it. On you.

1 month ago with 3,030 notes — via usagitsukinos, © kenzihale
#HERO #bless #Abbie Mills #Sleepy Hollow

it’s not a day until i’ve wailed loudly about tommy merlyn

1 month ago with 2 notes

1 month ago with 197 notes — via starling-city-texts
#me too guys me too #Arrow


So there’s this awesome video of a 7 year old girl doing Karate AMAZINGLY, you have to watch, and literally I was so horrified at some of the TOP COMMENTS I had to pull some of them out. 
World…what the FUCK?!


So there’s this awesome video of a 7 year old girl doing Karate AMAZINGLY, you have to watch, and literally I was so horrified at some of the TOP COMMENTS I had to pull some of them out. 

World…what the FUCK?!

1 month ago with 10,917 notes — via thisfeliciaday
#people are the worst you guys #sexism #general stupidity