I just got my first piece of mail sent to me at work. As if that weren’t exciting enough, said piece of mail is an invitation to the opening of the new H&M store in downtown Vancouver. Squeeeel! ps — said invite also means 25% off everything in store that night. Yay!
5 Things found in my bag: phone, itouch, peppermint gum, lemon lip cream, sunglasses. 5 Favorite Things in my room: bed, pillows, gray sweater, passport, cat (he’s probably in there right now, I’m just guessing) 5 Things I’ve always wanted to do: take a pastry course, live abroad for more than two months, write something fictional and have it published, go to a live taping of a trashy...
Life is uncertain. Eat desserts first.– Ernestine Ulmer
Looking at flights today for one trip to Toronto in August for friend’s wedding and one trip to Hawaii for my own post-wedding escape. It is cheaper to go to Hawaii.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.– Eckhart Tolle
randyhaddock: don’t care about Bush’s news conference what could he possibly say at this point? My favourite line so far: on being asked on tomorrow’s GDP release, he admits that he, the president, the day before the release had not yet been briefed on those numbers. Then goes on to say it’s a “Very slow economy”. Way to spin it.
Wedding night brawl lands Pittsburgh newlyweds in... →
Vattimo, still wearing her wedding dress, left jail with her father on Sunday morning. Her groom was also released Sunday, with a swollen eye, tuxedo pants, a bloodied T-shirt and only one shoe.
Imagine how different the world would be had Al Gore been president instead of George W. Bush.
You have to walk and use lipstick at the same time … and so it’s a...– ANTM likely winner Anya. Thanks to fourfour for pointing out this gem of a line.
According to psychiatrists, the mother and children, who are currently under...– Spiegel article re: the Austrian woman held captive for 24 years by her father. I’ll file that one under “Duh.”
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.– Douglas Adams (via topherchris) Mr. Adams clearly didn’t work in television.
I just yelled at the people across the way from us from our balcony to close their windows. All windows were open. Their pint-sized children had friends over. Screaming ones. And singing ones. I couldn’t take it anymore. I thought about politely knocking, but I didn’t care to. These people have had noise complaints against them before (their three-year-old has a drum kit). And ever...
Has U.S. abstinence policy failed? →
1 in 4 American teen girls has an STD 750,000 teen pregnancies per year resulting in one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the developed world $1.5 billion cost to tax payers for the “education program” alone FAIL! In closing arguments: Jamie-Lynn Spears
New photo exhibit shows Paris under Nazi... →
…without the misery. A photo exhibit shown in a “historical” context has people up in arms as it shows people doing everyday things in Paris. The photographer took the photos for a Nazi propaganda magazine. Context. Link above to 10 of the photos.
So, I spent the last two days in Portland. We drove in in the scariest weather. It was pounding rain and trying to find our exit while behind a semitruck was horrible. It worked out, we had drinks at the Douglas Fir, which led to a hangover the next morning. Spent the rest of the day at Powell’s buying Chuck Palahniuk books and Lloydd Center mall, getting ready for summer with as many cute...
I’m back from Portland. More on this later.
Unpaid internships →
soupsoup:jackieheartsb:jessicagoldharalson:marco: If interns are doing valuable work, pay them. unpaid internships are for trust fund brats. Thanks. Some of us have taken unpaid internships in the journalism industry who aren’t trust-fund brats. Instead, I worked weekends at a restaurant and eventually, where I did my internship hired me. I will concede that Josh did a lot to support me,...
Two things I’ve posted today have been reblogged into the dreaded private group. Oh my.
noraleah:Number of Pennsylvania Republicans who have switched parties to vote in the primary today. Source: NPR. On first instinct, you think these reformed Republicans are switching because they’ve had it with their party, the Bush administration, and where its led their country. At second glance, the Republicans already have their candidate so the primary vote is over and done for them....
One silks student said to the other
Gina: I'm not very graceful at this.
Sabine: Neither am I.
Gina: It's just so hard sometimes to pull it all together and then be graceful.
Sabine: Let's just reinvent grace.