Fosterhood in NYC: Do *not* try this at your local... →
fosterhood: The past two days at work have been complete hell. The kind of social worky hell that I don’t dare blog about because I expect it to blow-up in the news at any moment. So after a day of calling 911 and every governmental agency hotline in the city, listening to and comforting crying staff, then me… 1. There was a “young reporter” story on NPR this morning about being a...
And because I know you all care deeply about preparing for the game, I feel I...– today in Emails I Am Happy To Get From Friends
My hip/pelvis/tailbone problems are annoying, sure, but without them and my physical therapist’s advice I never would have discovered the glory that is pre-gym coffee and internet while sitting one’s lower back into a heating pad.
Let’s be honest: Tanner is going to be freaked out when he comes home to find me in the bedroom, listening to Chanticleer, in shorts and a sports bra surrounded by grad school informational papers and brochures on the bed.
The Value of Following Passion in a Jobless World →
jaimealyse: reesies: “…passion is what leads to perseverance—especially when the dark times come. Anyone can have character when times are good. It’s when times get tough that you need passion. Because that’s what inspires you to keep going, to persevere. And without perseverance, you can’t achieve anything.” This what I think all of us that are returning to grad school are betting on -...
Did anyone else first encounter David Tennant as a blond-moustached skeezball in Bright Young Things and so have some real trouble getting used to him as the Doctor?
What Story Would You Tell On Jeopardy? : NPR →
npr: You’re on the smartest show on national television. You have 30 seconds to share the most interesting thing about yourself. What would you say? Trebek: So, Jaime, I see here you’re in an a cappella group called… ARRR!!!? True story!
This morning I went kayaking with some of my friends. A few summers ago I kayaked on the Hudson with two of the same friends; they slipped ahead and I sweated and strained falling behind. I swore that I would conquer the river, and today I proved that I pretty much have. As in, was at the front of the pack along with them. Then I came home and showered, and put a pair of temporary tattoos on my...
There’s this terrible idea that the things you do are like this manifesto...– page 128, The Chairs Are Where The People Go by Misha Glouberman with Sheila Heti. The classification on the back of the book describes it as “philosophy,” which at first seemed wrong to me, because philosophy makes me think of a particular class in college that was dull. It clarified a few...
“they sound like the decemberists and duncan sheik and frightened rabbit and dave matthews and a banjo had an irish baby, but then of course i like them.”
Ooooh I want to go there. It’s like the Liberty Science Center of Colonial...– Me, about this, in the dorkiest email ever written ever.
Foreskin Man →
nickdouglas: Rach, fair warning, this is what will happen if you ever try to take the (seven or so) beautiful healthy male Aryan babies we will have and turn them into dirty circumcised Jew babies. A big blond guy in a cape will kidnap the child and raise him in a beachside paradise.
The Value of Following Passion in a Jobless World →
reesies: “…passion is what leads to perseverance—especially when the dark times come. Anyone can have character when times are good. It’s when times get tough that you need passion. Because that’s what inspires you to keep going, to persevere. And without perseverance, you can’t achieve anything.” This what I think all of us that are returning to grad school are betting on - that our passion...
Newsweek: An important question: Do female... →
chrisreblogs: jassiet: Attention Naoma and Marcey! Why didn’t we think to ask Mary Roach this?! newsweek: An important question: Do female astronauts need to wear bras in space? Update: This was a Q tackled in New Scientist, allegedly. One answer: “Your correspondent would not need a bra in zero gravity. She can experience for herself the shape her breasts would assume by swimming...
gumplr replied to your post: Oh my god, the Vinnick/Santos debate episode of “The West Wing” is THE WORST EPISODE OF TELEVISION EVER. “Crime, boy I don’t know.” See, that was good! “Crime, boy, I don’t know - that was when I decided to kick your ass.” And he did! But this, this live stammery bullshit and Vinnick’s completely unbelievable meltdown, the...
Tanner is mad at me because I keep yelling at the tv. But GOD IT IS THE WORST THING EVER.
Oh my god, the Vinnick/Santos debate episode of...
THE WORST EPISODE OF TELEVISION EVER.
"YE O WYE ITS BAD BAD BAD"
popquizkid: Apparently Three Days of Rain isn’t going over too well in Costa Mesa. YOUR MOVE, GREENBERG. Heather’s job transcribing theatre surveys is one of my favorite life developments in recent memory.
Anyone have a favorite pot roast recipe or other...
I'm not sure why I pretended not to know who she...
Maybe I panicked.
I JUST TALKED TO KAREN GILLAN
Rly struck by how skinny she is.
What a musical like “Mormon” shows is you can have a good musical, a good cast,...– Yeah, no big names on that one!
"Something we do at Roundabout a lot is: we’ll... →
I strive for my own best angels, not against my fellow man. Only by doing such...– Tony Kushner, as fabricated by me to finish off the SAT essay I just wrote as part of my tutoring training, having entirely too much fun for even as big a nerd as I am
glittermixed: popquizkid: luckyandhardheaded: Tonight I had three “pancake shots” (inn addition to many beers), which consist of whiskey and butterscotch, chased with orange juice. IT WAS GLORIOUS. I just…don’t understand this at all. This is a shot for a sorority girl! This sorority girl would never take that shot! Have none of you drank orange juice with a pancake meal? It’s...
What's a good restaurant with outdoor seating...
Enneagram Test with Instinctual Variant →
popquizkid: (via schwegler) Type 4: Identity seekers, who feel unique and different Fours build their identities around their perception of themselves as being somehow different or unique; they are thus self-consciously individualistic. They tend to see their difference from others as being both a gift and a curse - a gift, because it sets them apart from those they perceive as being...
"I turn 21 in Jerusalem and must at this point... →
This is a pretty amazing piece. I’ve never been able to get to the heart of this by trying to approach it head-on, but Allison Benedikt found it.
Which is worse?
Asking the elevator operator which way apartment C is, to be told “it’s the only one on the floor.” Forgetting there would be an elevator operator on your way out and being visibly startled by the man standing there.
awesomeringerud: Jaime does her best Dalek...
Unlike flying or astral projection, walking through walls is a totally...– Walking Through a Wall, by Louis Jenkins (which Mark Rylance recited as his acceptance speech for Best Leading Actor in a Play at the 2011 Tony Awards) Two thumbs up, but glad I knew he has a habit of doing this, for context’s sake.
Someone tell Peter Parker that the A train doesn't...
Eh, he could walk up from 116th. I had a bigger problem with In the Heights talking about the elevated train. It only comes aboveground in Inwood.