Why working at home is both awesome and horrible -... →
I have this quirk
mareen: where when Photoshop is busy performing batch actions, I go ahead and think: Uh, that gives me time to work on these other images… oh wait. Same with when the internet is down, I want to go ahead and Google something else while I am offline. PS.: I even installed an older Photoshop version to help myself when it is really urgent. ditto!
3.5 million homeless Americans, 18.9 million...
keeptheballrolling: today in Problems We Need to Solve via Huffington Post
Women use exclamation points online as indicators of a “friendly interaction.”...– An Open Letter to the Person in Charge of New Punctuation (via halliecantor and nogreatillusion) (via vivaleah) (via claudia) FACT: When I don’t end the majority of sentences in an email with an exclamation point, I feel like I’m being rude. (via leilacohanmiccio)
Who has two thumbs and is having a great week?
I live with a former boyfriend who is one of my closest friends. Recently, he...– Social Q’s - Social Q’s - An Ex as a Roommate Can Be a Problem - NYTimes.com Ha. People are hilarious. I love that this woman is so convinced she is being rational that she felt compelled to write to the New York Times. The rule about not dating neighbors makes sense….if you don’t live...
There is a wicked new marketing strategy currently sending shock waves through...– How Snooki Got Her Gucci: The Dirt on Purses | The New York Observer
I'll be here all night
me: they also gave some BS statistics
me: something like if a cat is not spayed
me: that can result in like 420,000 cats over 7 years
me: something insane
me: which i think is impossible
Joel: no, that sounds right
me: since i would think there would be like 6 million cats in chicago if that were the case
Joel: let's figure this out....
Joel: how often can cats get preggers per year
Joel: and how many babies
have constructed a spreadsheet in which the columns represent kittens and cats at six stages of age: newborn, kittens, older kittens, older kittens yet, pre-adolescents, and adults. Each age represents 1/5 of a year; thus, a pre-adolescent cat is 4/5 of a year old. At 5/5 of a year, a cat is an adult, and gives birth to a litter of newborns at each 1/5 of a year henceforth.
With a litter size of 10, this adds up to 159,522,701 at the end of seven years.
Using a model of only one litter per year, with a litter size of 10, one produces only 21,571 cats (5061 adults and 16510 kittens) at the end of seven years.
In the former model (five litters per year) the target of 400,000 is reached if the litter size is 3. In the latter model (one litter per year) 400,000 is reached only if the litter size is 23.
me: cats can have 5 litters a year?
Joel: probably a few
Joel: The gestation period usually lasts for approximately 65 days.
me: sounds like the perfect woman for antonio cromartie (http://bit.ly/9pzXQq)
me: or, better:
me: be sure to lock up your cats when antonio cromartie is around
I should be used to the way Americans dress when traveling, yet still it manages...– David Sedaris, “Standing By” in The New Yorker (via marywachsmann) (via nogreatillusion)
Quítame el pan, si quieres, quítame el aire, pero no me quites tu risa. No me quites la rosa, la lanza que desgranas, el agua que de pronto estalla en tu alegría, la repentina ola de plata que te nace. Mi lucha es dura y vuelvo con los ojos cansados a veces de haber visto la tierra que no cambia, pero al entrar tu risa sube al cielo buscándome y abre para mi todas las puertas de la...
fizix: I just made some Kraft Mac and Cheese for the first time in years. I even remembered to drain it! VERY FUNNY
A short list of things I have eaten of late that I...
Kani Nigiri at Mirai Chicago River Run cocktail at Karyn’s on Green Summer cocktails at Graham Elliot Fried french toast at Publican brunch Orange juice at Publican brunch (seriously…so good. and also cheap.) Turkey + asparagus sandwich at Juicy (they have the best mustard. delicious.) Sweet cream pie with brandied cherries from Hoosier Mama Pie Co (consumed at...
What Were You Wearing When You Were Harassed? →
Thought this was pretty good. FWIW I checked all but two of the boxes. I have actually developed a “summer route” for when I walk to get my coffee and often change what I’m wearing, although as evidenced by this and my experience, even dressing like a slob doesn’t do much.
ARTICLE XIV: No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the...– “When you ask for a majority rules vote on minority rights, you’ll get results like we’ve seen on the gay marriage issue; 31 out of 31 states vote it down. But here’s the thing about rights: They’re not actually supposed to be voted on. Rights are part of the deal if you’re an American. That’s why...
The Art Institute
I can not remember wanting few things more than: 1) The Dream Phone board game 2) A Monet lily pond umbrella with a wooden handle from the Art Institute. The Dream Phone game became mine one Christmas, much to my shock and amazement. The item had been on my “Christmas list,” a list that my parents tended to all but ignore when I was growing up (not in any sort of mean or spiteful...
Whatever you may think of the proposed mosque and community center, lost in the...– Michael Bloomberg delivers stirring defense of mosque - War Room - Salon.com Bloomberg’s speech on this was on point. C/T for the whole thing.
No Great Illusion: On Writing (Or Not) →
I have a habit of hanging on to every old love letter I’ve ever received. I have every note, every postcard, every misguided attempt at poetry tucked away in a filing cabinet - a filing cabinet! - like some aging librarian clinging to her youth. Mostly I forget them, and remember again when I’m…