A 21st birthday cake to usher your daughter into...
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Non-Standard Interview-Like Activity Attire
Black-and-white saddle shoes. Grey Dockers. Black button-down shirt with grey and white pin-striping. Black tie. Black cable-knit sweater. Black drivers cap. First impression to be made?
Canada Is About To Pass Sopa’s Evil Little... →
livelaughawesome: “I’m a Canadian. We’re a quiet bunch; prone to enjoying hockey, drinking stronger beer than our friends south of the border, and lovers of fries smothered in cheese curds and gravy. We also, apparently, have an inferiority complex when it comes to being evil dirt bags, because we’ve decided to pass our very own version of SOPA up here. Only better* Meet Bill-C11. Formerly...
If you are a Firefly fan and haven't seen this...
thegeek531: Bigger originals found HERE. *Use my Space name!!* Try an internet petition drive—those TOTALLY work.
I Decided on Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Because I am a boy. Or because of James Franco. One of those. I’ll let you decide which.
heyrhe: sandboxdiaries: You guys. This is an actual television commercial I saw on an actual television last night. What. What is happening. I do not understand. What. (Jeff was so amazed, he ripped this video from our TiVo because we needed to share this genius with the world.) Oh my. What the hell? Also, Meychael is that you? What. The. Ever. Loving. Fuck.
On Application Questions
The Question: “Briefly describe how you approach proofreading a 50-page document if you only had 1 hour to accomplish the task.” How I want to answer: “My answer depends on the kind of document. Is this a first draft? Second or later draft? If the later, is there heavy or light change mark-up? Are there many tables, equations, pictures, and/or graphs? “Assuming that this...
Attention Cowboy Bebop Fans
wildsami: There’s a new series coming out, reuniting the director (Shinichiro Watanabe) and composer (Yoko Kanno). It’s called Sakamichi no Apollon. Original Article This is also relevant to my interests.
The Doctor: You know, it's bigger on-
Sherlock: It's dimensionally transcendental. Obviously it's bigger on the inside. It's a Type 40 Time And Relative Dimensions In Space TARDIS. Approximately 900 years old. Its chameleon circuit became dysfunctional sometime in the 60s, which explains its obsolete police phone box disguise, and you haven't gotten around to fixing it. The way you hold yourself and the goofy smile on your face signifies that you're clearly trying to cover up your dark past, and considering the fact that you have two hearts, which is made obvious by the double pulse coming through your carotid, you're a Time Lord. The last of the Time Lords. Am I wrong?
The Doctor: How did you kn-
Sherlock: I don't know. I notice.
I've Decided to Make a Band
Here’s what I think I need: Ukulele player. Female lead who sounds like a 14-year-old when she sings. Player of obscure percussion instruments (i.e.: rain stick, finger cymbals, tabla, tsuri-daiko). Glockenspiel player, who also doubles on triangle. Interpretive dancer Am I missing anything?
On Singing and Reverting to an Animalistic State
Lovely Girlfriend is going on retreat this weekend with the Seattle Women’s Chorus so they can have uninterrupted practice time for their upcoming show, Shot Through The Heart. Which, locals, you should totally check out. It’s going to be awesome. I mean, I’ll be there, and I don’t go to shows that suck. However, that means that I’ll be home alone from Friday morning...
102 Resources for Fiction Writers →
salutationtothestars: vulpesinculta: Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? Here are 102 resources on Character, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Conflict, Structure, Outlining, Setting, and World Building, plus some links to generate Ideas and Inspiration. I’m just going to put this here for all of my...
First Kosher Butcher in America
perezhamilton: We’ve been hearing all about this trendy new “Kosher” diet. Now we can actually try it!!!!!! A Jew by the name of Asser Levy is now the first Kosher butcher in America. His shop is in New Amsterdam along that street with the really big wall (constructed to defend from the Dutch and the Indians). This is a big step for the Jews, having their own butcher and all! We’ll try...
Tell Sallie Mae: Stop the Unemployment Penalty →
This petition is relevant to me personally, as I am: Currently unemployed, Have a private loan from Sallie Mae for a tech certification that I never got (full disclosure: this is my own fault), and Have recently requested and received a loan forbearance from Sallie Mae for my private loan. My forbearance lasts three months, after which I can petition Sallie Mae to renew it. However, it seems I...
ACTA petition. Sign and reblog like crazy.
jessiray: twosideddestiny: twosideddestiny: internet-justice: harmonyshipper: internet-justice: ACTA has already been signed by several countries, but if we can get the European Parliament to vote no, it can be dismantled and sent back. Sign here REBLOG! REBLOG! REBLOG! We got this. Keep it circulating! We’re doing great, keep it going! What. Up. So many signatures....
fuckyeah-nerdery: “We are in the chamber pot and about to be shat upon.” — French General Auguste-Alexandre Ducrot, during the Battle of Sedan, 1870. Ladies and gents, the greatest quote ever. He wasn’t exaggerating either, the battle ended in not only the defeat and surrender of the French Army and Emperor Napoleon III, but also the collapse of the Third French Empire. (via Giant-Size...
On Apartment Management and Sisyphean Emails
An actual email actually written yesterday to the tenants that live in the apartment building that Lovely Girlfriend and I manage, in response to someone leaving a mountain of crap, including computer components and a small TV: Subject: Please read - Waste Disposal If you have large items to dispose of, DO NOT leave them by the dumpsters. Often, [Local Waste Removal Co., LLC] will not remove...
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Ensure that every child in America has...– The librarians need 11,000 more signatures on this petition… wh.gov/Wgd (via neil-gaiman) Signed.
Ireland's trying SOPA.
gemini-dragon: revokingemotion: It could be in Law as early as Friday. It will be passed without a vote, it is NOT going to the Oireachtas. It will be signed directly into law. PLEASE, ANY SANE IRISH FOLLOWER I HAVE. RING YOUR TD, EMAIL THEM. SIGN THE PETITION ON http://stopsopaireland.com/ FOR YOU OWN SAKE AND MINE. signal boost
Nudity and Nerdery: We did a bad thing. →
wildbeardedbrownmanontheinternet: Nearly as quickly as the ‘Gamer-Girl’ meme showed up, the ‘Self-Righteous Ironic Indictment of Gamer-Girls’ meme took the internet by storm. And I’ve got a problem with that. We need to stop berating people for liking things based on… Click through. Read it all.
Slut” is how we vilify a woman for exercising her right to say “yes”....– angels-and-angles (via wewantrevolutiongirlstylenow)
On the Series Two Finale of Sherlock
The ending was very, very unsatisfying. Almost to the point of me disliking it. I suppose we need a cliff-hanger, but I thought it was awkwardly done. Which is why I don’t write screenplays for television series.
Glock had seen this bill coming for years and had been running the factory...– Paul Barrett, on how Glock made money on the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. (via nprfreshair)
clientsfromhell: A client was particularly anxious about receiving a video file before the end of the day. Client: I need another ETA on the upload. Me: It says there is half an hour left to encode the video, then I’m guessing 10-15 minutes to upload. Client: Okay, thanks. Me: Do you need it for a screening tonight or something? Client: No, we need to Fedex it to someone who doesn’t...
Liven Up My Job Search →
And help improve my multitasking skills. So, okay, I guess ask me a question or something.
FOUND THE OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE PETITION TO STOP...
Mighty Hunter in the 21st Century: I Feel Like I... →
mightyhunter: Company posts an ad for a job. I apply, as the job post is relevant to my interests and experience. I check back in a passive way and discover that my application status for said job is “under review.” I remain encouraged. Days and then weeks pass with no change in application status. Same… “The squeaky wheel gets the oil,” you said. So, I squeaked.
I Feel Like I Ask These Job-Related Questions All...
Company posts an ad for a job. I apply, as the job post is relevant to my interests and experience. I check back in a passive way and discover that my application status for said job is “under review.” I remain encouraged. Days and then weeks pass with no change in application status. Same company then posts an ad for the same job. With the same description. I check on my...
And that’s all I have to say about that.