Boys boys boys
I’ve hung out with guys for the past four days in a row. And I love it. Male friendships are such meaningful and neccessary parts of a girl’s life, and I’m glad that they now seem to be in fairly regular supply for me.
If you’re blogging for someone other than yourself (not as a commenter,...– Volunteer Bloggers: Stop Subsidizing the Entire Internet Same for all other creatives (photographers, graphic designers, web designers, etc.).
Douglas Haddow writes, “the hipster represents the end of Western civilization—a...– Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York (via lezbehonest) (via anonymousami)
Heath Ledger was unreal. I’ve not seen any other movies that were released for the next Oscar season, but it is difficult to imagine someone giving a more magnificent performance. Not to be trite, but what a loss for the acting community. The Batman growl-voice was, indeed, obnoxious, as I think was mentioned in the Times critique. The boat scene was fantastic. Chicago looked lovely. ...
Adam: No, I think it's like two months.
me: still possibly "ambiguous territory" if you are noncommittal
i say 3 months is make or break it time
Adam: That sounds right.
me: it's sort of like a pregnancy
have wait til the first trimester to announce
The Perfect Summer Cocktail
Inspired by the watermelon salad at Mana on Division, I made a watermelon cocktail last night with C + M. It was random and a total guess, but it was pretty damn delicious: very fruity and summery, but not cloyingly sweet or “candy-like.” Rough recipe, so that I remember vaguely how to make it again. For three glasses: Take approximately 2 1/2 to 3 cups of watermelon chunks...
Another reason to abolish the electoral college
We should get rid of the electoral college for oh-so-many reasons. I was pondering it today, and one other swell reason is to create more of an impetus for citizen participation. People talk a lot about how Americans are so apathetic, about how young people don’t like to be engaged or active in the political process. I’d like to do some work for the Obama campaign, but knowing that I...
- “First Sight,” These United States ...
Funny that the music you fall in love to someone with lasts longer than the love...– CASSETTE FROM MY EX
CASSETTE FROM MY EX Jamie Hayes: “Good Morning,... →
This is a fantastic site. I wish I had a mixtape to feature! This mixtape in particular is ace. I love this sort of music. It makes me happier than just about any other genre.
Phillip Toledano - Days with My Father →
capucha: A very touching story about a 98 years old man who is losing his memory, witnessed by his photographer son. This is stunningly beautiful. I have lately had some reminders of what a gift it is to have access to photography, be interested in photography, and be rather good at photography. What I do can mean something. One of the reasons I’m so excited to quit my job is so I can...
i love this site.
Fact: I have a tendency to catastrophize. Although I think I’ve gotten much better at it. At the beginning of July, I found out that one of my October clients cancelled her wedding. I was a bit stressed about this, as my October is light (turned down another October one since my September is heavy and had the other soon after…so suddenly down to just one wedding). Two days after I got...
I’ve been thinking about it more, and I do think I might want to move, specifically to a loft-ish space. If you hear of one or see one that is not ungodly expensive (my price tolerance is more lenient than the average bear, I’d say…I know how much I have to spend to get a loft here), please let me know. Pretty much anywhere between Logan Square and Pilsen (not ready for...
It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.– Henry Rollins (via thresca)
US troops kill son of Iraqi governor - officials |... →
Foreign relations at their finest.
Reasons to never post your relationship status on...
Having to go from, as I just saw on my “feed,” “engaged” to “single.” Ouch. Or even worse, “married” to “single.” Can you imagine?
I hate new year’s resolutions. I do, however, like anyday resolutions. New Resolution for Olivia: Travel More. In the year of August 2008-December 2009*, I vow to travel to at least the following places: Toronto, Canada San Francisco, Calif. New York, New York Washington, D.C. Charlotte, N.C. Somewhere abroad I used to be so travelly, but it has been years since I’ve been...
You Could Be On Mad Men - Joan Holloway by Justin Zell (New York, NY)
is on Mad Men. Done and done.
In a super stealth move, I managed to sneak a dog into my apartment one night this week. This was probably an ill-advised move in many ways, as I remember it being in ALL CAPS in my lease that NO DOGS were allowed, and also because my puppy heart strings have been going amuck ever since. She was the most lovely, well-mannered dog I have ever encountered, and she slept in my bed all night in the...
Well, I did it. A certain someone said she would believe it when she saw it. Well, believe, my friend. It has been done. I think I thought I would be more nervous as the last day approaches, nervous about the impending self-reliance I’d have to assume. But it turns out I’m rather spectacularly excited. Here are some things I’m thrilled about: Only having to work about 40 hours...
Oh, Koop. I had forgotten about you. Now I’m...
On someone having an AOL account, A.K.A., upgrade...
i really do think i might make that a deal breaker for future dates
i don't trust a man with a non-gmail address
Laura: i can deal with yahoo
i'm not happy about i
i think actually
in order of attractiveness
is at your own url
and then gmail
and then yahoo
then work address (creepy and detached)
at the bottom
tied with @comcast.net
Someone planning a wedding based on your availability.
Daily Pep Talk from a Best Friend →
Sort of cheesy, sort of awesome. All of the reminders on the first page were well placed for today.
Christian Bale: Christian Bale Trades Batman For... →
Oh, Christian Bale. Get all method-actor on me. In other news, CANNOT WAIT for Batman! For all the people who have made fun of me for my trite interst in SATC, let it be known that I still have not seen that, but I will be seeing Batman within the first week.
-“By Your Side,” CocoRosie <3
I randomly flipped on House Hunters International, in which people tour three homes, weigh the pros and cons, and select one. They were in Holland for this episode, and the house they toured was 1,000 sq feet and had five bedrooms. It also has a kitchen, sitting room and bathroom. How is that possible? I have a 1.5/2 bed (small rooms) that I am guessing is around 1,000 feet, and I can’t even...
latest hulu obsession
It’s Always Sunny in Phildelphia Definitely not my usual type of show, but it’s pretty damn funny and clever. It’s also nice to see Danny DeVito employed doing something age-apropropriate instead of romancing Parker Posey.
I just got back from a beautiful, beautiful wedding. It was at A New Leaf, a stupendously beautiful venue, if not a bit ironically dark (so loft-like, but so, so dark). I am not a particularly sentimental person; I don’t cry at “sweet moments,” but I almost cried three times tonight. There was nothing extraordinarily moving; I’ve seen more emotional moments at other...
Robot Parade on Vimeo (via Vimeo)
What, exactly, do I do all day?
laurao: I went to a party last night and met all sorts of new, lovely, people. As people tend to do when they meet a new person, they asked me what I do. I usually say “I’m a writer.” Or perhaps when I worked at Tails, I would say “I work at a magazine.” We got in this whole conversation about being a writer versus being a journalist. I never say I’m a journalist because in my mind, that implies...
Pandora on iPhone– Pandora Radio
Amigo! Amigo!” Mr. Bush called out cheerily in Spanish when he spotted the...– Reporter’s Notebook - Again, a Lunchtime Glimpse of Bush in Chat Mode - NYTimes.com
Come Join My Perfect Empire in, Apparently, Cape...
I also took a Myers-Briggs/lovvvve quiz. No surprise, I was, as usual, ENTJ. Sounds quite a bit like me, although a bit douchey, too. Hopefully I’m not this bad. At least I know for certain you won’t find me on the racquetball court or exotic dealership. ENTJ You were created to be a leader, and you already know this. You have little patience for small talk, redundancies, or things...
I took the same quiz that Jaime did, and it sounds pretty correct, although I think of myself as a much more visual person. (I have to have things repeated to me about 4 times if someone just tells it to me, and I have a rather photographic memory…but maybe that’s more memory than learning-based…) http://www.mindmedia.com/brainworks/profiler Your Brain Usage Profile: ...
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1 Thing I Love: Listening to jazz whilst cooking...