Took advantage of having very little in the fridge after coming back from a week of vacation and cleaned things out and wiped stuff down. I’ll do the same for the cabinets tomorrow, I think.
Home again. Cat seems somewhat pleased, somewhat pissed we left in the first place. It’s super hot out.
Add turtle (in the pool) to list of vacation wildlife.
Dream part-time job is officially not happening. Dammit.
Wildlife count for trip so far: Frog (found in pool and removed) Snakes (not seen by me, thankfully) Squirrels Wild turkeys Deer Lots of bugs
I’m leaving for week-long vacation in a few hours, so I probably won’t be around much. I’ll have internet access but plan on being too busy lounging by the pool/beach to use it.
The amount of nothing that I do on a daily basis is starting to get out of hand
14kgoldnyc replied to your post: tehblackbirdishiding replied to your post:… He’s an ASS in his essays. He managed to make David Foster Wallace’s death all about himself. Great guy with the English language. Also a turdball. It’s not the same in his fiction, which I enjoy. Good to know. I will continue my avoidance of his essays.
tehblackbirdishiding replied to your post: tehblackbirdishiding replied to your post: I… I love Jonathan Franzen’s books. Not him, just his books. Everyone seems to think that’s a horrible thing but I don’t really understand it. I know he’s a dick, but dicks can write good books, right? I’ve mostly liked the books of his I’ve read (Strong Motion and The Corrections, plus I saw...
tehblackbirdishiding replied to your post: I finished The Road. You didn’t miss anything. I have no idea why it’s on that list. Maybe we are DUM. Could be. I also hate Wuthering Heightsand love YA fantasy books. God, I’m the worst English major ever. Not pretentious enough by half.
tehblackbirdincardigans asked: I finished The Road. You didn't miss anything. I have no idea why it's on that list.
tehblackbirdishiding: 30 Books Everyone Should Read Before Turning 30 thegirlwiththefinchertattoo: femmenoire: blasiandiaries: I’ve only read a couple on here. Better get crackin’. Mostly White authors. The least imaginative one of these lists I’ve ever seen. The only thing I learned from reading Catcher in the Rye is how much I fucking hate Catcher in the Rye. So much entitled...
J. Crew is selling a $188 cashmere baby blanket. No. Just no.
send me unpopular opinions and i can only...
How to Make an Organizer Out of Old Birchboxes
birchbox: Here at Birchbox, we are big fans of recycling. Not only do we separate cans from bottles and paper from plastic, we also save old Birchboxes and repurpose them as drawers! Follow the step-by-step instructions below (with pictures) to create your very own organizer, great for storing jewelry, headphones, and of course, all your fave samples. Read More I may have to do this,...
Fun With Copyright Traps!
mentalflossr: These people, places and things exist only on paper, solely to thwart would-be info burglars. More: 10 Hoax Definitions, Paper Towns and Other Things That Don’t Exist
more tl;dr on the lara croft thing
missvoltairine: When I was a kid, ALL my friends and I wanted nothing more than to be Lara Croft. We wanted to be her for halloween, we wanted to be her in games of pretend that we played out in the woods, we wanted to be archeologists when we grew up so we could be like her. We wanted to be her because she was such a pure badass, and because she was a woman, and because most of us had never...
Who Wants This Necklace?
wailingbeansidhe: It’s been in my store for, like, ever. And nobody’s bought it. So it’s going home with somebody for free. Rules: The contest closes on Monday at midnight, and I’ll do one post a day between now and then; I’ll tag each one with “FreeGewgaws” so you can find them if you want to. To enter, heart or reblog one or more of my giveaway posts. You’ll get an entry for each heart...
do people like being called dude?
lorettalove: vanboobsenstein: istealforksfromrestaurants: whiskey—robot: oldtobegin: i call everyone dude. hope this is okay. not sure how to change. Me too so uh tell me if you don’t like it I call everyone dude and have since 1985. dude Dude, I do this a lot. Especially when talking online, for some reason.
Lawmaker Barred After Vagina Comment →
someauthorgirl: thecranium: tehblackbirdishiding: kelsium: dorkasaurusrexatron: File under: this would be funny if it weren’t so fucking sad. Michigan House Republicans prohibited state Rep. Lisa Brown (D) from speaking on the floor after she ended a speech against a bill restricting abortions by referencing her female anatomy, the Detroit News reports. Said Brown: “Finally, Mr....
In case anyone cares, Brooklyn Public Library beats both NYPL and Queens as far as ebook selection and availability go, at least for the stuff I was looking for. Go Brooklyn.
My version of vacation prep: going through the lighter books on my Goodreads to-read shelf and creating a spreadsheet about which ones are available as e-books from the various libraries.
This day is moving painfully slow, I’m bored out of my skull, and I hate most things. Grrr.