How I began my day off
An e-mail from my boss telling me I need to absolutely come in to the office at 8am to help her finish up time sensitive paperwork.
oldtobegin: Hills and shit! Going to start using this. “Only two things come from Pennsylvania, and you sure don’t look like a hill” etc
It is a scientific fact: My beard is the savior of...
I was just flipping over a piece of paper at my desk, it caught an air current in a weird way and would have paper-cut my chin right across the side if I did not have a literal wall of rugged defense between my sweet baby face and the terrors of the outside world.
It is a scientific fact: I have a new favorite...
This is a serious post, not just some flippant”this is so my faaaaav.” A french bread shop opened 20 feet from my apt. On Sunday mornings I go at the very moment they open. I get a baguette, still warm from their awesome oven, take it him and eat part of it with butter, honey, and jam (on different pieces). I eat way more than I should. I eat all that I want. I eat it with delicious...
Stab A Sacred Cow Day
Pizza is just a socially acceptable shovel for the melted cheese I really want. Bicycles aren’t actually that great. C’mon guys. you know it, deep down. c’moon. It’s RAINING OUTSIDE. (not really, but it WILL be. One day).
Taking the GRE tomorrow after work
Starting to get really nervous. I did decently well when I took it in 2005. WHAT IF I AM LESS INTELLIGENT THAN I WAS IN 2005.
It is a scientific fact: I have no threshold for...
So I have a cold sore on the back of my tongue right where it rests against a molar. All day it just lightly touches that tooth and HUUUUURTS. It hurts to drink. it hurts to eat. it hurts to talk. In the larger flowchart of pain, it is like the smallest thing possible, but after being awake with it for seven hours I want to UNBE. complete ontological uncreation, please.
aerialcircus: classicmcconnell: ““Despite all that bullshit that gets pumped into our heads from childhood on, about 96% of us manage to avoid becoming rapists - because that little decent voice inside of us stops us before we go over the line. But then there’s that 4% - the Kobe Bryants and Ben Rothesbergers of the world…. and the Florian Leiberts… —Gregory A. Butler, commenting on “Googler...
“Despite all that bullshit that gets pumped into our heads from childhood on,...– -Gregory A. Butler, commenting on “Googler Accuses Twitter Engineer of Sexual Assault on Her Blog” (via aerialcircus) I agree with the sentiment behind this and think that the intent is important and should be emphasized as many times as possible and in as many ways as is possible. Having said...
The Culture That is Sweden →
When a professor at Sweden’s Umea University had his computer stolen, he was devastated by the loss of his data more than anything. But a week after the theft, he got a package in the mail: A USB drive. The thief had backed up his data and mailed it to him.
I became aware of Keith’s political contributions late last night. Mindful of...– MSNBC President Phil Griffin, in reaction to the news that Keith Olbermann donated money to Democratic campaigns in violation of NBC rules. [mediaite / thanks robert!] (via thedailywhat)
fleetfootedfox: classicmcconnell: I always refer to this part of the river as “The Canyon”. not to be pedantic, but the LaSalle St. financial district is referred to as The Canyon, so that’d be a bit confusing. Thanks! Knowing the names of various chicago neighborhoods and areas could be a subject of sincere academic study. I feel no shame for being schooled.
It is a scientific fact: I like them funny words
So last night I saw for the very first time the Burt Reynolds/Dolly Parton classic, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. the Texans in the movie had a specific lingual tic that I would like to adopt. Here is the formula: “I’m as (adjective) as (animal) shit in a (objective correlative to the state of the shit). For example “That boy is slicker n’ goose shit in an aluminum...
we haven't been able to rebuild ground zero in ten...