Tinfoil Yarmulke: A terrible place to be a woman →
tinfoilyarmulke: I apologize. I had my priorities mixed up. It’s not Egypt that’s a terrible place to be a woman. It’s the United States of America. I am now in Boston. It’s Good Friday, and I am in an empty hotel bar, looking over the Charles River. A drunk girl totters towards my group and peers at a nearby…
Dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Chao [aka why I never go...
Dysfunction at its funniest and most benign.
Yesterday, I canceled practice yesterday so I then decided my parents should take me out to dinner. We went to Sunflower Chinese, our second home. Here is a recap of part of the evening.
Waitress to Mom (in Chinese): You are just ordering soup? You are so skinny! Eat more!
Mom: I cannot (turns her head to be cute), I gained 5 pounds (holds up her hands to show five fingers).
Waitress (IC): A little weight will do you good! You would look better with your face a little bigger.
Mom: I like small.
Half hour later...
Dad: Caroline, you should go to dance [class] with you mom.
Me: Not that interested.
Mom: Oh, it is so fun and you can be skinny like me.\
Dad: Yes, Caroline and you can spy on your mother for me.
Mom: Dad also wants you to meet my dance partner. He is very handsome and smart.
Me: Wait...dad, you are not only asking me to spy on mom but also you are trying to set me up?!
Dad: You aren't supposed to know this (turning to mom)
Mom: I didn't tell her!
Me: Uh...yes, you did. Just now actually.
Mom: But he is so young and handsome.
Me: Didn't you say that he was like 40?!
Mom: It's an estimate, he already has his PhD and is teaching. Oh you would like him, all the girls do...but he likes me.
Dad: It's only about a 10 year difference.
Me: Try 12 and some extra.
Dad: You are getting old.
Me: No way.
Is a free meal worth all of this?
Now that the weather is nicer, I am looking for someone/some people to play...– —email from Pablohoney Subject: At the risk of sounding very white
amazing! seawitchery: I started out clicking strategically… and by the end was just wildly clicking and dancing in my chair. biancavirina: CLICK THE SQUARES. THE WHOLE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THIS. THIS THIS THIS THIS!
Holocaust metaphors are rarely a good idea.– Amy Davidson on Cathie Black’s short tenure as Schools Chancellor (via newyorker)
Lady Kills Internet in Armenia
ctransdell: An elderly woman in Georgia (the country) is facing criminal charges after she accidentally damaged a fiber optic cable that was supplying Internet to the entire nation of Armenia and parts of Georgia. She was foraging for scrap copper and sent Armenia offline for 28 hours. She reportedly faces up to 3 years in prison. It seems like a backup wire might be a good investment …
Who Says Mothers Can't Do It All? →
That’s amazing! cardamom-cocoa: European Parliament member Lucia Ronzulli brings her newborn to a voting session. Photographer: Vincent Kessler/Reuters
The face of authoritarianism and oppression wears a scrunchie– Pablohoney on his classmate, a former minister of information for the Myanmar government
The Finest Friendship Known to Man
Bora: i purposely planned brendan and my going away party that weekend
me: what weekend?
Bora: that youre here
me: omg. really?!
i love you so much
Bora: two words
Caro helps me pick my office photo
CAROLINE: third one
they look like senior pics
first one is too close
and your hair is parted funny
second is all boob
third is very nice
is it really all boob?
i didn't even notice!
CAROLINE: that and you look uncomfortable like some one told you to smile but you really don't want to these are just my opinions of course
me: haha, i think i look uncomfortable in all of them
CAROLINE: the first one is that "Really." look that you give when someone tells you something that you know is wrong