Humans punish themselves endlessly for not being what they believe they should...– Don Miguel Ruiz (via tropicanajews)
Trashcan Sandwich Mania
Adam Richman made a name for himself by shoving large quantities of food into his mouth on television. These days it is easy for anybody to get famous, and gorging yourself on deep fried, cheese-drenched, unnaturally spicy food will get you famous. Now Adam is this poster boy for unadulterated food lust which, in a country full of obese people, is the last thing we really need. His primary concern...
All the hardest, coldest people you meet were once as soft as water. And that’s...– Iain Thomas (via delucazade)
We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together...– Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast <3. (via housewifeswag)
What Causes An Aneurysm, Volume 82
In order to keep compliant with the rules and regulations of various entities, the facility made all the doors handicap accessible. The method is similar to what I have seen in certain stores and boutiques. A square metal panel with the universal symbol for “handicapped” etched into it is fixed into the beige wall. It is pressed, pushed in, and the door opens slowly. It stays open for...
There’s been time this whole time. You can’t kill time with your...– from the short story Forever Overhead by David Foster Wallace
Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, and don’t put up with people that...– Kurt Vonnegut (via bourbonandpearls)
The mouth is a fierce grin The devil-may-care determination Of a trick pilot Or a mustachioed stuntman No fear no dread no doom The cheeks the color of the cherries That light up your winning Slot machine As the money pours out to the floor The nose is sniffing for excitement For fun and loud voices The dance band striking up As the liquor flows The brow is smooth Worry free The...
The Greatest Dilemma
You want to be different. Are you ready to handle what that means? People respond to those who are different from them in a variety of ways, and many of them are not pleasant. You might be ridiculed or teased, hardening back to your junior high and high school days. You might be criticized and condemned, placed into a box with a label on it. You might be physically or verbally abused, bruises and...
Sunday Night Creepings
It always creeps in on Sunday night. No matter how good my weekend has been, no matter how things have been going lately (and things have been going okay lately), I feel that cold sense of sadness and dread steal up on me. It could be the thought of facing another week at a job for which I have lost all passion. But what I feel isn’t as simple as the typical “I hate Mondays” crap...
It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to...– Henry Rollins, The Portable Henry Rollins
Walk like a matador Don’t be chickenshit And turn breezes into rivulets– “Flamenco” by The Tragically Hip
I DON'T HAVE ANY CAKE: Theater 9 →
bdgarp: This morning I woke to the horrific news of the shootings in Aurora, Colorado during the midnight showing of Batman where 12 people were killed. And then I came upon someone’s timeline on Twitter, just a normal person, just a life. I have been crying all morning. @JessicaRedfield - You…
Nobody Likes Repetition
Hey, meteorologists: Look, I know you have to come up with something new everyday, because it is your job. Here’s the thing: it’s going to be over 100 degrees for the next several days. You don’t have to keep finding new ways to tell me how hot it is going to be. When the news anchor goes to you for the weather report, just shrug and say “Just like yesterday, Mark. Back to...
When they say “I am my own person,” “I do not need a man,” “I am responsible for...– David Foster Wallace, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
The New World
You stop, just long enough to take a breather. That’s when it hits you, just how much farther you have to go. It seems daunting. It seems impossible. You think you’ll never make it. You turn and look behind you, to see if maybe you can go back from where you came. You can’t. That way is closed now. There is no going back. You’ve burned bridges and made the path impassible....
Can I Fit This In Before My Lunch Is Over??
It’s not about righting all the wrongs. You can’t do it. You can’t fix everything. Getting angry at your inabilities won’t fix anything either. We are all powerless in some ways and very capable in others. The best thing that we can do most of the time is to listen and sympathize, offer kind and supportive words, lighten the situation with humor if we can. We can try to...
Learning to have sex from watching porn is about as effective as learning to...– Porn Expectations | Charlie Glickman (via becauseiamawoman)
Love is plunging into darkness toward a place that may not exist.– from the poem “Night flight” by Marge Piercy
No one can convince me we aren’t gluttons for our doom.– “Prince Of Darkness” by The Indigo Girls
I Might Be Rushing To Judgement, But...
… there is a good chance that the song “Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth” by Sparks might have restored my humanity and my hope. Oh, and Neko Case’s version is pretty fucking good too.
So, I’m sitting here at the computer, drinking this Imperial IPA that has been a little bit disappointing I must say and listening to my iPod on Shuffle (Rush to Patton Oswalt, then probably to Pulp or Sparks or Ingrid Michaelson) and I feel like I have a lot to type in this space, but nothing is forming in my brain. Oh I was wrong: it went to George Carlin! Nice. I am convinced the world...
How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your...– The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (via tobecomeyoung)
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I’m tired. Emotionally tired. Exhausted. I’m hurting inside. I’m teetering between apathy and rage and despondency. I’m spread too thin. I feel like I’m falling apart inside. I’ve been telling myself that everything is going to be alright. I wish I could completely believe that. At least it hasn’t been as hot as it was last week.
And fate has led you through it You do what you have to do And I have the...– Sarah McLachlan “Do What You Have To Do”
Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep...– Fyodor Dostoyevsky (via selflessheart)