The American woman’s yearning for thinness is so deeply a part of me that it...– Marjorie Williams I find this deeply unsettling, because it is so overwhelmingly true.
But it turns out that hope is a more supple blessing than I had imagined. From...– Marjorie Williams This is a beautiful, albeit long, piece on surviving the worst, in this case advanced liver cancer, as best you can.
I'm pretty sure How I Met Your Mother is the most...
Yeah, it’s flawed and it tries a little too hard to be funny sometimes; but so do all of us. I’m watching the Desperation Day episode right now and it’s covering the topics of grief and falling in love at the same time and both are spot fucking on. It’s not a show about being an adult, it’s about figuring out how to be an adult.
My experience was more like HEY BEANS IT’S JUST GOING TO BE YOU AND I FOR A...– Luckyshirt Dying. I was trying so hard not to laugh at work that I started to tear.
The marketers of intimate deodorants and flavored vaginal douches show evidence...– The Joy of Sex, via The Awl I’m now picturing butter sauce in inappropriate places. Gag.
Jim Carrey could have redeemed himself by signing... →
When you’re young, you look at television and think, There’s a conspiracy. The...– Steve Jobs http://on.wsj.com/n9ou2O (via cdixon)
I have the lady parts.
The other night, I was walking through the East Village with a friend and we heard whistling. Persistent, look-at-me whistling. Finally, my friend asked if I knew them and only then did I turn around to see who it was. Two acquaintances were leaving a juice bar (LOL) and saw me walk by. The first thing they said was “Oh what? You get whistled at so much that you don’t even notice?” This is the...
The restaurant is located at the east entrance of The Marketplace mall in...– Fondue restaurant comes to Henrietta | Democrat and Chronicle | democratandchronicle.com EVEN BETTER—IT HAS AN ENTRANCE ON THE OUTSIDE!! It’s also only a fondue pot’s throw away (via mopostal) The fact that a mediocre (at best) fondue chain opening up in a mall warrants a newspaper article...
jmdickinson: Holy shit. This Stephen Colbert on women’s health rights and making me swoon. Also, “”That’s what wiped out the dinosaurs - a bowl of free condoms.” If you think birth control is stupid, at least skip to 2:12 to see him be a t-rex putting on a condom.
You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will...– Sugar Just go read the whole thing and then try to calm down about the tiny things and spend tomorrow trying to be a little better.
It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to...– Laura Ingalls Wilder
The last ten minutes
5:10 - Leave work, trying to make a 5:19 train from Penn Station. 5:11 - Elevator goes up, not down. 5:13 - Start walking as fast as I can with a giant purse and small weekend bag 5:14 - Leap over crossed sudsy puddle. 5:15 - Wonder what about my stride, pace and proximity to Penn makes this girl think stopping in front of me is a good idea. 5:16 - Cross in front of a truck because fuck that...
If the movie is in theaters, you can’t be reading the book right now. IT’S TOO...– hillarybuckholtz See also: how are there people still reading Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
I love New York City. So f'in much.
It’s nice to live somewhere I like returning to after a trip.
The weather cleared just in time for my fancy...
Which makes me feel full of hope and cheer and goodness.
Silky Asian hair has been in for the last 100 years, probably for the history of...– “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger (via today) We probably don’t want to talk about how thoroughly offensive and sexist me and my curly hair find this.
Honestly, the fact that it's 2011 and children are...
It makes me feel a little hopeless. Donating to Red Cross while a bottle of SmartWater and a cup tea sit on my desk just makes it all a little worse.
Tux Life: Truthful Thursday →
essdogg: I’ve tried to figure out a way to say this without it sounding sexist, condescending, backhanded, or like I’m trying to get somebody who is not my wife in the sack. I can’t, and I’m not. I’m saying it anyway. I feel sorry for really smart women, especially “attractive” really smart women. Even in… Mostly true, whether or not you want it to be.
"It's been more than fifteen years since My...
Holy toledo, I feel old as fuck right now.
This makes me angry.
“The sight of those young people running down streets, smashing windows, taking property, looting, laughing as they go, the problem of that is a complete lack of responsibility, a lack of proper parenting, a lack of proper upbringing, a lack of proper ethics, a lack of proper morals.” PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON, on the riots in Britain. Really, David Cameron? The problem is bad...
I made dinner last night. I sliced half a red onion and halved a handful of cremini mushrooms. I put them in a small pan and tossed them with olive oil. I placed a salt & peppered (bone-in) chicken breast on top. I cut a lemon in half, squeezed it over everything and tossed that in the pan as well. The pan went into a 400 degree oven. I vacuumed my apartment & took a post-gym shower. I...
“Chosen Ones” are lazy writing. Why is this person the hero? Because everyone...– In praise of Joanne Rowling’s Hermione Granger series (via jmdickinson)
The right people will be your memory bank. The right people will bring out the...– There is something lovely about knowing that you’ve found some of your right people.
I need to spend more time addressing my actual...
Being a grown-up is complicated. Related: when does “being a grown-up” start feeling like just “being”?