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Am I flattered or annoyed? Here’s proof that they stole it for #38 on their list
Amanda: Does anyone want to go see the Hives on June 19th?
Pablohoney: If you want to see the hives on June 19th, just feed me some shellfish on June 18.
Date Auction Realness
Me: do I want to be in Sarah's date auction?
she sent an email to the people who did it last year
Paul: do it, but as a persona
me: sharon needles?
i'll go, but it better be done by 10
and actually go out on your date, but be really demanding
me: and spooky
Paul: like order a bunch of expensive stuff and then leave
Paul: would you throw up stage blood
Happiness Tip #1
I changed the desktop on my work computer so that this little guy can peer out from behind from behind my documents, or surprise me when I’ve cleared away my work for the day. Never fails to make me smile.
When I wake up and realize it's not the weekend...
magicmolly: I was listening to NPR in the car with Lily. During a dispatch, she pointed to the radio and said, “Oh, I know this reporter.” Then she smiled. “He told me that whenever he’s reading his radio script, he imagines that he’s reading it to a specific person.” “Who?” “Well, whomever he has a crush on at the moment,” she said. “You can hear it in his voice.” We listened. “A lot...
Tired of staring at a computer all day? Well, go back a 100 years and you’d have...– Alexis Madrigal, on why the alternative to 21st-century technology is not “nature” but some other technologically-mediated reality. (Also, read Lindy West’s excellent essay on the subject.)
Yes, I was a little bit swoony after it happened — but in fairness, I’ll...– “Ryan Gosling Saved Me From a Speeding Car But There’s War In the Middle East So Everyone Calm Down” by Laurie Pennie. Published in Gawker
Harvard scientists build a 3D map of brownies,... →
In a sense, baking is an edible form of materials science—the art of combining just a handful of ingredients, like eggs and flour, to create totally different structures and textures. Think angel food cake vs. biscotti. What makes one dessert so airy and fluffy, another crisp and dense? Recipes are varied, tested, and refined over years, and the most beloved succeed in large part because...
Never proud to be #58 (thanks, Tiger mom!)
Franklin County, where I grew up, was ranked the 58th healthiest county in Ohio. That’s out of 86. Delaware County and Union County—only a hop, skip, and jump away from my house—are ranked 1st and 23rd, respectively. Well, still healthier than Cuyahoga County (#60!). But is it fair to pick on Cleveland? To see how check out your county (or competition) ranks, check out the...