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because it’s Posh Spice’s birthday…

via in-the-1990s: Spice Girls, 1996

This just needs to be here.
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Once, in a editorial meeting, a senior producer was trying to think of a new way to rehash a days-old story, so he suggested doing one about how public perception of the frequency of such an event was higher than it actually was. Everyone was nodding until I said “isn’t that our fault?” He agreed and the story more or less died that day.

Once, in a editorial meeting, a senior producer was trying to think of a new way to rehash a days-old story, so he suggested doing one about how public perception of the frequency of such an event was higher than it actually was.

Everyone was nodding until I said “isn’t that our fault?”

He agreed and the story more or less died that day.

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Today in Book News: At The Atlantic, Alexis Madrigal writes that Amazon’s recommendation algorithm has created an accidental starter kit for drug dealers: “One day, some drug dealer bought a particular digital scale — the AWS-100 — on the retail site, Amazon.com. And then another drug dealer bought the same scale. Then another. Then another. Amazon’s data-tracking software watched what else these people purchased, and now, if you buy the AWS-100 scale, Amazon serves up a quickstart kit for selling drugs.”
Also, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ health is stable but fragile after a recent hospitalization, E.L. Doctorow wins the 2014 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, and poet Patricia Lockwood wonders whether poetry is work.
Read more here.

josh! 

nprbooks:

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Today in Book NewsAt The Atlantic, Alexis Madrigal writes that Amazon’s recommendation algorithm has created an accidental starter kit for drug dealers: “One day, some drug dealer bought a particular digital scale — the AWS-100 — on the retail site, Amazon.com. And then another drug dealer bought the same scale. Then another. Then another. Amazon’s data-tracking software watched what else these people purchased, and now, if you buy the AWS-100 scale, Amazon serves up a quickstart kit for selling drugs.”

Also, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ health is stable but fragile after a recent hospitalization, E.L. Doctorow wins the 2014 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, and poet Patricia Lockwood wonders whether poetry is work.

Read more here.

josh! 

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Swinging into Easter break.

Swinging into Easter break.

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i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you are more than that
»rupi kaur  (via awelltraveledwoman)
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gabydunn:

#kingbaby

omg

giggle giggle giggle

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#thingsiwillkeepforever

#thingsiwillkeepforever

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Meal-planning Monday

I had a flop last week. This healthier chicken korma. I think some of it was my fault. I used nutmeg instead of mace. I didn’t have ground coriander. I found it bland, but Josh said it was good and the kids gobbled it up so… maybe I’ll have to give it another chance. One day… 

But that cauliflower and bacon pasta? Go make that today. Unless you have nice weather. It’s definitely a dish for cosy days. And yes, I consider the weather forecast in my meal planning. 

The next two weeks are hefty ones. As of Friday, the Kita is closed for 10 days, which means the little people are home the whole time I’m gone to New York (making me the worst and Josh the best and also my neighbours are the best as they’re taking the kids for the time that Josh cannot take off work) (and also having 6 weeks of paid vacation is also the best because it means taking a day and a half off work is not a big deal) (I’m really just saying all these asides to assuage my guilt for the oversight of booking my trip to New York at the same time the Kita is closed).

Anyway, all this is to say that meal planning will be key.

Here is the next seven days:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday:

  • Breakfast: Eggs and bacon and toast
  • Lunch: grilled cheese sandwiches and cucumber salad
  • Dinner: leaving this one open with the hopes we will eat a dinner out 

Sunday: 

  • Easter Brunch with friends at ours! There will definitely be a quiche (tbd) and this potato galette and something sweet too. And chocolates. 
  • Dinner: A slight divergent from our stir-fry Sunday meals, as we’re making a curry instead. This chickpea curry, to be exact. 

(previously

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jessehimself:

profmth:
Mitt Romney’s family misspell their last name in the greatest Freudian slip in history.

Too bad it’s photoshop. 

jessehimself:

profmth:

Mitt Romney’s family misspell their last name in the greatest Freudian slip in history.

Too bad it’s photoshop

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Too many young women I think are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process. »Hilary Clinton, on taking criticism. (via ayabug)
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