CAN WE JUST TAKE A MOMENT. DIAMOND DANNNNN😍
I don’t even watch The Mindy Project and I know that this is exactly what I want in life.
This scene. Oh my Geez. Yes please. I need a Dr. Danny Castellano in my life. Stat.
I want to start a letter-writing campaign (or whatever the modern day equivalent of that is) to turn The Mindy Project into The Stripper!Danny Project.
TAFT HAVE YOU HEARD OF THIS STANDARD OIL BUSINESSMallory Ortberg, "Dirtbag Teddy Roosevelt"
THEY’RE A MONOPOLY
THAT ISN’T SPORTING AT ALL
BRING ME STANDARD OIL
I’M GOING TO PUNCH IT MANFULLY IN THE FACE
sir, Standard Oil is a trust, not a person
you can’t punch a trust in the face
OH CAN’T I
TAFT, WATCH ME BECOME THE FIRST MAN TO PUNCH A TRUST IN THE FACE
THEN WRITE IT DOWN
IN YOUR OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE NOTES
“TODAY THE PRESIDENT PUNCHED A TRUST IN THE FACE”
“QUITE SOUNDLY TOO”
“WITH AN EXCELLENT RIGHT UPPER CROSS”
“CAN’T PUNCH A TRUST IN THE FACE”
I’M THE PRESIDENT
I CAN PUNCH ANYTHING
Reblog ALL the corgis!
Malinda Lo’s 2013 NaNoWriMo pep talk. (via taibhsearachd)
There are many myths about writing (writers are tortured artists; writers are drunks; writers are drunk, tortured artists). But in my opinion, one of the most insidious of those myths is the idea that you must be inspired to write. I’ve heard writers say things like, “I just wasn’t inspired to write today,” and “I’m waiting for that burst of inspiration, you know?”
I’ll let you in on a little secret. If you wait for inspiration to strike before you sit down to write, you’ll probably never finish a damn thing. Inspiration is like that hot girl or guy you met at a party one time—and when you talked to him or her, it seemed like you totally clicked. There was eye contact; there was flirting; maybe there was even a bit of casual brushing of your hand over theirs, right? I know. I’ve been there. At the end of the night they asked for your number and said, “I’ll definitely call you. We should hang out.”
But then they never did, and you were left waiting for a call that never came, feeling increasingly like a fool.
That’s what inspiration is. It’s seductive and thrilling, but you can’t depend on it to call you. It doesn’t work that way. The good thing is, inspiration is irrelevant to whether or not you finish your book. The only thing that determines that is your own sense of discipline.
But there is hope! Many, many tips here.
From the ages of 18 to 26, I moved almost every year, including three cross-country moves (South Carolina to Arizona; Arizona to New York; New York to Florida). I got to the point where it wasn’t a big deal at all. Well, I haven’t moved since 2010 and I cannot tell you how much I have come to dread my next move.
Our town paints fire hydrants. 2014’s theme is books! Here is their ode to John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars.
The artist for this hydrant is Paul Siegfried. It’s located on the corner of Jefferson and Warren St, Huntington, IN 46750. Presented by the Huntington Arts Initiative, this year’s theme is Book, Look…and Listen!
File under Things I Did Not Anticipate While Writing TFIOS.
I want to live in this town. At the very least, I want to see all the other fire hydrants.
On the girl’s brown legs there were many small white scars. I was thinking, Do those scars cover the whole of you, like the stars and the moons on your dress? I thought that would be pretty too, and I ask you right here please to agree with me that a scar is never ugly. That is what the scar makers want us to think. But you and I, we must make an agreement to defy them. We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived.Chris Cleave, Little Bee
Here’s the sneaky thing about depression: it lies to you. Depression feeds back all the worst things you already suspect about yourself, except as irrefutable fact. It’s the emotional equivalent of confirmation bias; you only see the things that validate the awful way you feel about yourself and ignore just about everything in your life that tells you otherwise. And it’s especially insidious because you can be doing everything “right”, have an amazing damn life and still be depressed. In fact, it’s often worse because now you’re getting down on yourself for being depressed in the first place when you have nothing to be depressed about and other people have it so much worse than you do.Ask Dr. NerdLove: Am I Too Fat To Date?