Hello! im Dennise valadez! Hella scared because I'm going to hopefully start college soon at my dream school UCLA

. All about that public ivy life.. I enjoy long walks on the beach. I also enjoy reading books, solving math problems, and netflix on my free time.ultimate fandoms:DOCTOR WHO!! |Lost| Alice in wonderland | The walking dead| Anime|Kdramas|Kpop| criminal minds|once upon a time|avengers|sherlock|drop dead diva|gossip girl|breaking bad|arctic monkeys|coldplay|death cab for cutie|cage the elephant |frozen yogurt (tutti frutti)|.. thats all i ca think of right now..

  • officialunitedstates:

    A quiet and undeniable truth is that we are all driven by the most submerged emotions, the clandestine gut feelings that push us all on our paths.  Our thoughts arise at the simplest of times.  Among the greatest experiences are a silent hug on the sidewalk, a door releasing warmth on the way into the building, a twenty-minute call to an old friend.

    I can read a hundred books and learn a thousand songs.  I can laugh and wonder, think and create, cherish and seek charity.   A loose leaf sheet of paper falls gracefully into the river and floats at first, before being instantly and unsympathetically dragged down by its own inner lodgings.  All paper is the same; the words are what commands its importance.

    All the rivers in Venice and all the lights in Paris cannot speak as an example for the world.  The world is not defined by the landmarks, but the people who experience them.  Wander!  Explore the vast and uncertain paths of existence.  Do not sink into the cave of regret or trespass in the ravine of self-doubt. 

    I Love You sounds the same whenever one hears it; the name of the speaker is the significance of the speech.  The lull in a conversation is the moment for the deepest thoughts to emerge.  The hushing silence of a sleeping dog is the time when you cherish the friend.  The snow is longingly pursued at the cusp of winter, but we smile when it finally loses its grasp on the earth.

  • Ray Salazar, Mexican etiquette some white people need to learn on dad’s 77th birthday.

    Saluden Muchachxs, saluden.

    (via frijoliz) Thank you frijoliz for blogging my essay and evelynthedesigner for letting me know. And unending gracias for 17k notes! Muchos saludos a todos. (via whiterhinoray)


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    Early in my freshman year, my dad asked me if there were lots of Latinos at school. I wanted to say, “Pa, I’m one of the only Latinos in most of my classes. The other brown faces I see mostly are the landscapers’. I think of you when I see them sweating in the morning sun. I remember you were a landscaper when you first came to Illinois in the 1950s. And look, Pa! Now I’m in college!”

    But I didn’t.

    I just said, “No, Pa. There’s a few Latinos, mostly Puerto Rican, few Mexicans. But all the landscapers are Mexican.”

    My dad responded, “¡Salúdelos, m’ijo!”

    So when I walked by the Mexican men landscaping each morning, I said, “Buenos días.”

    Recently, I realized what my dad really meant. I remembered learning the Mexican, or Latin American, tradition of greeting people when one enters a room. In my Mexican family, my parents taught me to be “bien educado” by greeting people who were in a room already when I entered. The tradition puts the responsibility of the person who arrives to greet those already there. If I didn’t follow the rule as a kid, my parents admonished me with a back handed slap on my back and the not-so-subtle hint: “¡Saluda!”

    I caught myself tapping my 8-year-old son’s back the other day when he didn’t greet one of our friends: “Adrian! ¡Saluda!”

    However, many of my white colleagues over the years followed a different tradition of ignorance. “Maleducados,” ol’ school Mexican grandmothers would call them.

    But this Mexican tradition is not about the greeting—it’s about the acknowledgment. Greeting people when you enter a room is about acknowledging other people’s presence and showing them that you don’t consider yourself superior to them.

    When I thought back to the conversation between my dad and me in 1990, I realized that my dad was not ordering me to greet the Mexican landscapers with a “Good morning.”

    Instead, my father wanted me to acknowledge them, to always acknowledge people who work with their hands like he had done as a farm worker, a landscaper, a mechanic. My father with a 3rd grade education wanted me to work with my mind but never wanted me to think myself superior because I earned a college degree and others didn’t.

  • think-thank-thunk:

    Hey kids, as we approach Halloween I just wanted you guys to be careful and say DON’T FUCK WITH SPIRITS. Don’t mess with Ouija Boards, don’t talk to no dead people, don’t fuck with demons, don’t summon shit, don’t dick around in abandoned buildings. If you are considering a thing, just think, “would a white person in a horror movie do this thing?” If the answer is yes, then don’t do the thing.

    (via celestinevibes)

  • lukes-fave-babe:


    Bae: Come over
    Me; I can’t.
    Bae: I got the Winter Solider on DVD



    (Source: mako-nipples, via themadgirlinabluebox)

  • hardziam:

    why are teenage girls so belittled? have you met a teenage girl??? they study harder than any boy i’ve ever met. they’re nicer than any boy or man i’ve ever met and their goals and dreams are no less valid so why are they treated like their brains are mushy lumps of goo that only think about boys 24/7???

    (via theelonelystranger)

  • ragabashwitch:



    Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne creates stunning landscape and nightscape photography. Payne uses long exposures and composites to illuminate the dark night skies and to capture the motion of the stars in visually stunning compositions. 

    Squeeee!!!  This is beautiful!

    (Source: mymodernmet.com, via rorywillicms)

  • straylazybones:

    Hanging out with danceswith-captainkirk-inspace brings out my inner astronomy geek and we started fangirling about space in the library today (we also ended up fangirling about paradoxes and dark matter)

    Awwwww yay #Astrobuddies !!!💞

    (Source: spookycaptrogers)

  • (so sorry for the delay, I was planning classes 😭) so yah, Selfie queens am I right? lol Bree.. Where do I even begin? 1897? Nah that’s too early, 2097? Nah that’s too late .. Hmm how about 1997?. I hear that 17 years ago something amazing happened . Someone was born. Now this wasn’t just your average person.Allow me to explain, There was once this very lonely girl , who just wanted somone to play with, someone to be silly with, someone to call a sister, this girl was tired of playing by herself😔…. Until you came along😆 !! …normally siblings would try to claim whats there’s & hardly ever share but not with us. I finally had someone to play with and so I loved to share literally everything with you, even my earrings , which wasn’t a good idea. You swallowed it & we all know how that turned out , you literally pooped gold (that’s supposed to mean you’re special ) D; .. Nonetheless you are my true best friend . Thank you for bringing color into my world. Bringing color to the world around you, you are like an artist & the world is your canvas. You bring joy to everyone Bree with your sense of humor, intellect & kindness .You are so very special to me & so I hope that I can continue to share things with you (like our birth month lol) 💙💛💙💛💙💛 we are like ying and yang which means we both can’t exist without one another . I can’t be in a world without you in it 😭 it would be so lonely and cold and empty( kinda like space).continue to work hard , I know its a steep mountain but you always find a way. I have no doubt in my mind that you will be absolutely brilliant one day, so if you’re ever feeling down just remember that I’m you’re one and only cheer leader cheering you on 24/7 until you get to the finish line & no Bree UCLA will never come between us T^T… I LOVE YOU SOOOO MUUUCHHHHHH BREE BOO HAVE A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY OKAY THIS IS YOUR DAYY.. THIS IS THE DAY THAT WILL BE ALL OVER THE HISTORY BOOKS I SWEAR!!!!💙💛💙💛💙💛💙💛