Dear work, thank you for the veggie burger.
Dear work computer, thank you for handling Netflix streaming while I ate. Work on non-work days is the best.
I am at work even though the office is closed,... →
She performed with me on stage wearing a see-through lace catsuit and people...– Yoko Ono on Lady Gaga (Daily Mail via Vulture)
My drink right now is one half strong chai tea, one half eggnog, and a shot of Jameson. In the thin Colorado air the math there adds up.
If I had seen True Grit a hundred times from...
Just a little less sciencey.
-Jaime, you want a beer? -I think I might have some eggnog with booze in it, but I have to put sweatpants on first. Seems I’m getting more comfortable with Tanner’s family.
The Actual King's Speech from The King's Speech! →
(via Vulture, where Amanda has got the Monarchy on Film beat down.)
I mean, who doesn’t love a subtle Secret Garden reference?
The @NY_NJairports twitter told me we should get to the airport 90 minutes before our (6am 12/24) flight. I am taking their advice on this. And ending a fun five or so days of stressing the fuck out. ETA: And now they are following me on twitter! Aw, thank you, dudes.
Speaking tasty truth to power! →
(Accompanied by a lovely fat-santa-with-a-cookie stock photo.)
My point being, I’m saying God doesn’t exist. I’m not saying faith doesn’t...– A Holiday Message from Ricky Gervais: Why I’m An Atheist - Speakeasy - WSJ <3 <3 (via ericasavestheday)
]]>reesies liked your photo: popquizkid: unicornsandcowboyboots: Dear BBC … The Norman Appreciation Club on tumblr is now officially up to two!
seventeen76 answered your question: Is it a bad idea to buy potting soil at the dollar store? NO ITS DIRT. The internet is the best.
Is it a bad idea to buy potting soil at the dollar...
Btw this business about “tendentious” is for an essay that uses words like “fetishization” and “binary” and “dichotomy” and makes passing reference to Noam Chomsky, which is making me very happy to write.
matthewgallaway answered your question: Help me, word nerds! To me tendentiousness is a bit of a mouthful, I might rephrase using ‘tendentious words like worthwhile and improved”? Hm. I will look at the wordiness (not that I love wordiness) (I do), but I’m glad it seems like it’s at least a word, conjugated however, that I can use there.
Help me, word nerds!
I’m unsure of how to properly use the word tendentious. Can you talk about the “tendentiousness of ideas like ‘worthwhile’ and ‘improved’”? I want it to mean bias or partiality, but tendentiousness sounds like such a nice word. Yes/no/other options?
Adventures in Internationalism
me: we’ve got a display of this spanish marketing initiative up here, some candies or something, and [Spanish coworker] keeps trying to convince me they’re candy. and they are menthol and eucalyptus. i insist they are cough drops. coworker: they are candy, even though they taste like shit me: spaniards have weird taste in candy coworker: agreed
matthewgallaway answered your question: Have you ever flown on Christmas Eve Day? Christmas Eve will be insane, get there early! Christmas day is quiet. Waah. Even at 6am? Stupid Jesus. The ticket counter doesn’t open until 4:30am. I think that is when we will aim to get there. Then a one-hour flight to DC. Then a layover. Then a flight to Denver. Then a week of Christmas.
Have you ever flown on Christmas Eve Day?
We’re leaving Newark at a lovely 6am, and I don’t know if we need to get there mad early, or if things will be super quiet. Anyone know?
Among my open tabs right now: Noam Chomsky’s Wikipedia entry Thesaurus.com: dichotomy
THE THRONEDOWN →
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Of course me and Alex are both attracted to the type of people who are...– Choire Sicha: Wanna come work at The Awl? That’s “Alex and I,” Sicha! Look at them editing skills!
glittermixed: aconybell: Here I Dreamt I Was...
The Doree Chronicles: Sunday Night →
doree: First I made braised cabbage with apples, which entails sauteeing the cabbage and three peeled and chopped apples in a couple tablespoons of butter, adding chicken broth and salt and pepper, and simmmering everything for 20 minutes or so While it was cooking I cut a butternut squash in half and… This is how I spend - or try to spend - a couple of hours every Sunday night, minus...
The upside of a smaller party than you expect:
champagne that tastes like peaches to go with West Wing and Thai food.
Birthday yoga; birthday eggs; birthday mimosas; birthday West Wing; birthday astronaut ice cream. Flexible tipsy tv birthday in space!
"What's with you and your fingers?"
The HVAC repair guy just called me out on messing with my cuticles all day. NOT OKAY.
Paige and I always meet on effusively affectionate terms; and yet he knows...– The Autobiography of Mark Twain (vol 1), page 106. MARK TWAIN REALLY SAID THAT YOU GUYS (via bookavore)