i can’t wait to quit my job. my supervisor is driving me nuts! he takes all the credit for my work and keeps assigning me his projects he doesn’t want to do. what is this, grade school? do your own damn homework! and, he has the worst combination of coffee/cigarette breath i have EVER encountered. he insists on leaning closer to me every time we have a face-to-face. i wonder if one...
look at your life, look at your choices
just learned David Gordon Green - who directed one of my favorite movies, All The Real Girls - also directed Your Highness. i am extremely upset about this.
free rad!cals: Black Friday is a disturbing... →
a short thing i wrote about Justin Bieber’s new fragrance and why it scares/delights the shit out of me (and makes me scared for my future daughters).
In my view, it now makes little sense to be objective about Occupy Wall Street...– Why I quit the mainstream media - Salon.com
I’m kicking myself right now for not retaking the GRE before it changed to its latest hideous iteration. Also, for having the ludicrous desire to go to grad school again. Here is how hopeless things currently seem: I just tried to do the sample questions from the ETS site, and could only answer ONE of them confidently. I mean, aren’t the sample questions supposed to be tenable, so as...
Homosexuals of the United States (HOTUS): Minutes of the Gay Agenda 2012...– Domenick Scudera: Gay Agenda Planning You should read this short article in full.
"Preacherlike, the president draws the crowd into... →
motherjones: Run, don’t walk, to read Tim Dickinson’s “How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich” at Rolling Stone.
A story about workplace suck
My work is abysmal. My supervisor is an incompetent, rambling fool who insists on meeting with me multiple hours per week to blather on at me at length for what I can only assume is his perverse enjoyment of seeing me miserable. Yesterday, we met for one hour to discuss the company-wide emergency plan he asked me to write (it’s actually something he’s supposed to be responsible for,...
animalsbeingdicks: This is exactly why I never work out. that is one chubby bitter kitten.
animalsbeingdicks: Bojangles had enough with Jared and all his ‘yo mama’ jokes. OMG THIS.
Newsweek: Went to the OWS General Assembly Tonight →
coffeeshakes: First they tried to divert the trains from taking people there, saying the ACE was going to suddenly run from Canal St and then go straight into Brooklyn. That was fun. We met a woman on the train who came with us to the GA. The park is now fenced in by barricades and the police monitor who comes in and out. You cannot enter if you are carrying items that they deem to be too...
We just do not care. It’s all a big disappointment. Hey, I was expecting...– Why are you so terribly disappointing? this is a pretty fantastic read.
A Very Long Engagement →
welp, i’ve done that thing all eager and expectant fiancées eventually do: created a wedding blog. now that i’ve uttered that sentence, it occurs to me i don’t know what the purpose of these usually are. i plan on using it as a space for collecting ideas and eliciting suggestions from my real-life friends and family, but also to document the story of ben’s and my...
YTMND - Breakup Letter, Dramatic reading →
THIS IS AMAZING.
learning a practice of love →
this is a short reflective piece i wrote the other day about teaching, and learning to see through people’s destructive behaviors and love them despite the crazy things they do. i’m kinda happy i wrote it and would be happy if you read it. here are some snippets: one invaluable thing i learned was that everyone […] is just seeking some validation. everyone needs solace in some...
a minute (or two) of magical thinking
people who are close to me know that i am not religious and i’m maybe not even that spiritual, but dammit, do i believe in numerology*! that’s why today, 11/11/11, for the one minute of 11:11, i will concentrate all my energy into thinking just positive, well-intentioned, powerful, hopeful and generous thoughts. it’s harder than it sounds. but for that one minute, i’ll...
a scientific inquiry into the varying experience...
Some data: The sunset time for Fremont, CA (94538) for today, Wednesday Nov. 9, 2011, is 5:01 pm PST. The sunset time for Los Angeles, CA (90034) is 4:53 pm PST. The sunset time for Syracuse, NY (13203) is 4:46 pm EST. The sun sets in Oxford, OH (45056) at 5:28 pm EST. In Lexington, KY (40512) the sun sets at 5:31 pm EST. And in Miami, FL (33101) it’s...