It was so chilly today. About 50 degrees. And windy. And gray for the morning. It made me realize fall is officially here and even more than that, winter is fast approaching, making me question my committment to staying in this icebox of a town. Today created such a palpable sense of anxiety in me, as I think winter is prone to do. My winters of the past 4 years or so have been rather disastrous....
frontierindex: a woman working a stand at the federal plaza farmer’s market this afternoon told me she’s going to have fresh brussels sprouts as early as next week! of all the foods that i’m like the double backlash against— stuff my parents learned to hate and NEVER served me growing up, which i have come to totally love— brussels sprouts are DEFINITELY my favorite. i’ve only had the trader joe’s...
Far right wins in Austria: what could possibly go... →
robot-heart: muppetpants: This. Oh. Wow. Good to know we’re not quite that bad off. addlkjgjds;lajkldgjasf; Can someone please put the breaks on the world? What the HELL is going on?!?
The Senate bill, called the Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008, is a...– Senate Revises, Passes Orphan Works Copyright Act Grr. While the financial world was tumbling, the Senate deftly passed the Orphan Works Act, a bill that’s been the subject of much discussion amongst photographers and other visual artists. The bill basically states that if the owner of a work...
Muslim Children Gassed in OH after anti-Muslim... →
betelnut: Today is the day I lost the faith in humanity, the economy, and government. UGH! Gah. This is a result of that insane DVD that people were sending out in newspapers that was reported in an article I tumbled a few weeks ago.
More important than breakfast is waking up next to someone and having them...– Dallas Clayton (via scout) (via rawrusso) (via reckon) (via robot-heart)
I am getting ready to go to Sepia with my dessert club*, where I most assuredly will not be eating cheesy tomato bread. I am extremely excited, although I think I am embarassingly more eager to see their interiors than eat the food. *Dessert club was started this summer. Myself and a group of 7-10 girls go out once a month to a generally nicer establishment to eat desserts. Yes, this is...
Dance Dance Dance on Vimeo Fleming and I!
Jan Schakowsky on the Rachel Maddow Show = two of my favourite women in one place.
Hi friends, I have a Canon HV30 and I am trying to get the high-def files off the cassette. I have it hooked up to iMovie, and it’s downloading fine, but my harddrive is rapidly running out of space. is there anyway I can tell iMovie to import them to my external harddrive? If so, how? Ayudame, por favor.
vikax: Received this from a co-worker: Dear American: I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude. I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most...
OK Cupid Politics Test →
leilacohan: jgh: Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid You are a Social Liberal (78% permissive) and an… Economic Liberal (10% permissive) You are best described as a: Socialist You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness.
125 Places to have a beer before you die. →
robot-heart: (via onefootinthegrave John Barleycorn!??!!?
It’ll be one hour, maybe more, without offering service,” said Sam...– No beer in Wrigleyville: A seventh inning stretch? :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Politics I think Mr. Sanchez could have a vibrant career in public relations.
Best 5D video sample yet →
mareen: jstn: No wobble! The 30p thing still bothers me. I think my head might just explode. Okay, I take back what I said about the 5D. This is amazing.
Another Thing I Won't Miss about this Apartment
The utter stupidity of the post office. Today, I had three pieces of mail delivered to my box. NONE, I repeat, NONE of them were addressed to me. Not only that, but two of them didn’t even have the right address (not just unit number, but building number). Good riddance, ‘22.
- “Toxic,” Juliet Turner (Britney...
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Pudding - Although it can’t be packaged quite as neatly as cupcakes, there’s...– Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Trend Watch: Is the Cupcake Fad Nearing an End?/Possible New Food Trends Dear Lord, I hope so. I love pudding! Can you imagine a pudding bar? Macadamia pudding topped with toasted coconut and bananas?!? Welcome to my heaven. (via oliviaisferosch) i don’t know,...
Pudding - Although it can’t be packaged quite as neatly as cupcakes,...– Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Trend Watch: Is the Cupcake Fad Nearing an End?/Possible New Food Trends Dear Lord, I hope so. I love pudding! Can you imagine a pudding bar? Macadamia pudding topped with toasted coconut and bananas?!? Welcome to my heaven.
A Fish Called Wanda is a free OnDemand movie right now.
Where are the Emmy carpet photos of the Mad Men cast? They all looked uh-mazing.
Gummy Cabbie: What’s your name? My name is Billy. Me: My name is Olivia. GC: Well, Olivia, you sure are mighty pretty. You must have a boyfriend, right? Me: Uhhh…you know… GC: What does that mean? Me: You know….I date people… GC: What, you don’t want a boyfriend? Me: Oh, you know. I could probably have one if I wanted, but not right now. GC: You want a...
So, so good. SO GOOD. And so cute.
You did a fantastic job. You were the most unobtrusive photographer I’ve...– At just about every wedding, somebody — usualy a gentleman of some sort, whether that be the dad, brother, uncle — comes up to me and says this. While I greatly appreciate the compliments, I always wonder how in the world other people photograph. I feel like I’m hyper-conscious of...
Annie Maneldu– Recommendation for my burlesque stage name from the host of Belmont Burlesque, who was at the wedding I just finished up. (Sidebar: I just finished a burlesque class at the fabulous Studio L’amour.)
forwhenifeellikesharing: Sia - “Breathe Me” ...
No second chances with your heart.
playnice: You’re a rational human being. You can determine when someone deserves a second chance. But when it’s a second chance with your feelings, it’s tough to stay objective. How many times have we said, “never again,” only to return to someone that’s hurt us in the past because they’re comfortable. I think we need to remember that, odds are, this time won’t be different. This person...
Christine Toole had a best friend named Chris when she was in her 20’s....– The Story from American Public Media I heard a nice little sweet/sad (bittersweet, I suppose) story on NPR today. It’s been documented that I, sometimes foolishly, generally refuse to break off contact with someone, desperately trying to at least maintain a cordial relationship with almost...
Things I Will Not Miss About This Apartment
The upstairs SAIC neighbors, who still play the ridiculous, crappy house music at all hours. The cops have come twice to tell them to turn it down, and they still play it so, so loud. Thump-thump-thump-thump-thump…