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left the house for the first time in 7 days to come see better than Ezra…  my inner 23 year old called me a pussy and insisted…

left the house for the first time in 7 days to come see better than Ezra… my inner 23 year old called me a pussy and insisted…

findthebrightside:

Chicago friends, know of anyone looking to add a little love to their life? I’ve been fostering this gorgeous, sweet, silly 4 mo old puppy for PAWS, and he’s going up for adoption soon. He’s super smart, great around little kids, and just wants to be loved. I’d love to help him find a happy home. Please share? #puppylove #PAWSchicago #hisnameisManny

findthebrightside:

Chicago friends, know of anyone looking to add a little love to their life? I’ve been fostering this gorgeous, sweet, silly 4 mo old puppy for PAWS, and he’s going up for adoption soon. He’s super smart, great around little kids, and just wants to be loved. I’d love to help him find a happy home. Please share? #puppylove #PAWSchicago #hisnameisManny

my favorite…

… people who walk around telling you all about how they’ve freed themselves from the trappings of mainstream media because don’t own a TV because TV is the downfall of society because it makes people less intellectual and social and all those other things, but then, not 10 minutes later, tell you about their netflix/hulu/etc streaming habits.

remind me again how watching the same shit on a different screen makes you a superior human being?

retrotrash:

CAN I SCREAM THIS FROM THE ROOFTOPS

this makes me angry.  so very angry.

(Source: sandandglass)

In her book, Schulte recounts a study by Florida psychologist Anders Ericcson who wanted to understand what it took to be the best at something. He went to Berlin to examine the time logs of the most successful musicians and discovered that the virtuosos were those who practiced the hardest for no more than 90 minutes and took more breaks and naps than the musicians who weren’t as good.

“In the breaks, that’s where the ‘aha moment’ comes,” says Schulte. It’s in the moments of leisure time that the brain is working to solve issues so you can begin your next burst of intense work with a renewed perspective.

“When you look at human performance science, there’s such great evidence that working all of those hours really doesn’t get you where you want to go,” says Schulte. While you may be able to work a few 60-hour weeks, eventually you will be so burnt out that you lose the ability to be creative and innovative.

- why you need to stop bragging about how busy you are by lisa evans. | via fast company (via littlelaur)

I’ll forever claim that all of my mental ‘puzzles’ (at least the work ones) get solved while I’m dicking around on the internet… I used to feel bad about ‘wasting time’ until I realized that…

Dear Every Website with a Login:

Please, for the love of god, when I go to log into your site, remind me of what your password requirements were BEFORE you force me to reset.  Do you have any idea how many fewer password resets there would be in the world if you just reminded me that your site requires an uppercase letter, a digit and a greek character?

Sincerely,
Me

thedept:

That right there is some seriously Park Slope-ish graffiti, my friends.

thedept:

That right there is some seriously Park Slope-ish graffiti, my friends.

Sunset #nofilter

Sunset #nofilter

thedept:

Action Park is coming back? God save us all…

Apparently, this is real: http://www.nj.com/sussex-county/index.ssf/2014/04/a_blast_from_the_past_action_park_is_back_for_the_summer.html It could never be the same though, could it?

I swear, I’m not like this…

I mean, I’ve never done this before…

oh, get your mind out of the gutter - its just a list of questions…

mabtv3 tagged me and I figured, why not?

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1. How many jobs have you had and what’s the longest you have been at one company?

8 on the books jobs, been at my current company for 8.5 years, by far the longest I’ve been anywhere.

2. If you could be on any TV show past or present, which one would you choose?

Well, I did send an audition tape to the Apprentice, so…

3. Dunkin or Starbucks. Plus your typical order.

Starbucks.  (Dunkin tastes like dishwater to me - I like my coffee STRONG.  Even regular starbucks coffee is not enough for me)  Sadly, since my blood pressure decided to be silly, its been half-cafs, but a bold half-caf from starbucks is still better than most other stuff.  lately its just been grande bold half-cafs, but If i’m making the coffee my breakfast, its generally a venti skinny vanilla latte (hot or iced, depending on the weather)

4. Favorite day of the year and why.

The first day of the year that its nice enough to eat dinner outside.  legitimately nice enough, not the day you try to force and therefore, sit shivering…

5. What made you join Tumblr? What makes you stay?

feinsodville and lebaneseblonde told me it was cooler than twitter.  I stay cause I’m a nosy bitch and i like reading about other people’s lives.

6. What’s the best thing you have ever won?

a big glass apothecary jar filled with candy.  I was like, 12? and at a horse show.  I was moving up a level and jumping real jumps for the first time in competition.  One of my friends saw this jar and was like ‘ooh - you need to win that!’ and I was like, doubtful - its my first time at this level…  So when she showed up carrying it, I thought she’d stolen it - but no, I’d just missed the announcement.  While i’ve won things that were worth more or more prestigious, the way it happened is what makes it special.  its the one thing I took with me when I moved out of my parents house and it still sits, front & center, in our livingroom.

7. Describe yourself in three words.

Yuppie Hippie Redneck

8. What’s the last charity you donated to and/or what’s your favorite charity?

Time?  Sean Casey Animal Rescue.  Money?  I think the LUPUS foundation walk or St Baldricks.  Sean Casey is, by far, my favorite - I’m a puppies & kitties kind of girl.

9. How many phone numbers do you know by memory?

Sadly, probably only around 10 - 15…  Cell phones have ruined us all.

10. How long have you known your “oldest” friend (longest friendship) and what do you love about them most?

I don’t even know how to answer this anymore.  For a long time, it was my friend Christie, who I met in middle school.  However, about 6 or 7 years ago, I was going through a bad time in my life and she said something that I took the wrong way and I basically imploded our friendship as a result.  She and I have talked since, but it will never be the same and it’s 100% my fault and a huge regret of mine.

However, what I loved about her is that she was someone who I could go months without speaking to and then pick up, right where we left off.  Also, because I moved when i was 15, I have very few lifelong friends, so she was one of the few people who really knew me and knew where I was coming from under every scenario.  15 is a hard age to stay in touch with people and its a hard age to make new, close friends.  As a result, most of my friends are from college & after…

11. What’s your perfect three-course meal?

That changes SO often that I couldn’t tell you.  However, it probably comes from Babbo.  

If you made it this far & you want to answer the questions, then I tag you.  If you made this far and don’t want to answer the questions, then I dont tag you.

If you didnt make it this far, then I’m just talking to myself…

(via chiconthecheap:)

taylorswiftstyle:

Leaving her apartment building | New York City, NY | April 16, 2014


So, I’m looking at this picture and I’m like, wait…  I know those stairs.  I used to walk up those stairs for a client.
Lo and behold, the apartment building that Taylor Swift & the Olsens live in is the same one that housed my client on its first floor.
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to go ahead and say that being able to identify a NYC building based just on the front steps makes me the winner.

(via chiconthecheap:)

taylorswiftstyle:

Leaving her apartment building | New York City, NY | April 16, 2014

So, I’m looking at this picture and I’m like, wait…  I know those stairs.  I used to walk up those stairs for a client.

Lo and behold, the apartment building that Taylor Swift & the Olsens live in is the same one that housed my client on its first floor.

I don’t know about you, but I’m going to go ahead and say that being able to identify a NYC building based just on the front steps makes me the winner.

Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A. - NYTimes.com

I know it’s not a popular opinion, but i love mike bloomberg…

LUNA Bar: Chocolate Peppermint Stick | Luna Bar

Currently my favorite thing ever.

LUNA Bar: Chocolate Peppermint Stick | Luna Bar

Currently my favorite thing ever.

even 2 years later, getting off of the subway at 72nd st still feels like home…  however, if I were to walk a few blocks north and see what used to be big nicks, I suspect the feeling would subside…

even 2 years later, getting off of the subway at 72nd st still feels like home… however, if I were to walk a few blocks north and see what used to be big nicks, I suspect the feeling would subside…

weird…

so, when I was in HS, i had this boyfriend.

This is not about him.

This boyfriend had a cousin (4th cousin or something, so really more of a friend).  This cousin and I became pretty good friends as well…  The three of us were ALWAYS together and the cousin and I were close enough to the point that, if boyfriend was doing something on any given night, I’d spend my night on the phone with the cousin.  Boyfriend occasionally accused us of being inappropriate and while we never were ACTUALLY inappropriate, the situation was definitely not normal.  My father even asked me about it once or twice, because it was just strange…

Anyway, when you break up with a person, you break up with most of the people you know because of them.  So when high school boyfriend and I finally broke up, that meant that the cousin (who, honestly, by that point, I’d already fallen out of touch with) was gone for good.  

Well, for some reason his name just popped into my head.  So I googled him to see if he was still alive, etc…  and the weirdest thing happened.  I pulled up a few pictures of someone with his name and what I presume to be his job (he wanted to be a cop and this is a detective with his name in NJ, so…) and realized that i have 100% no memory of what this guy looked like, aside from the fact that he had blonde hair (I think…)

How strange is it that you can spend SO much time with a person - to the point that people question your intentions - and not even be able to create a mental picture of what that person looked like?  I can picture the guy’s house and his room (where we used to play video games, geez) but his face, etc?  I’ve got NOTHING…  Weirder?  I think I remember what his older brother looked like.  But I was barely friends with the brother…

Is this what getting old is?

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Kristen has read 5 books toward her goal of 25 books.
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