May you always have work for your hands to do. May your pockets hold always a...– ~Irish Blessing (via justbesplendid)
Love is...and isn't....
justbesplendid: Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal...
My Suggestion to Facebook Today
Never sent one before but these issues have been bugging me so I went for it. We’ll see…. Here’s an idea. Provide a way to opt out of the following: 1. Follow-up comments on statuses, wall posts, ANYthing you’ve commented on or ‘liked’. - I hate getting a million notifications just because I liked someone’s update and so do a million other people....
Technology: Paper Edition →
Hilarious (IMO) and well-written article from Google about their attempt to improve paper with their “Tasks” function. It’s sarcastic but friendly. I can almost hear some Bossa Nova elevator musak in the background as a British narrator reads it off. Here’s a sample: We did some competitive analysis and here is what we found. Paper has a number of popular features: Easy...
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable,...– Agatha Christie (via justbesplendid)
YouTube Star: Jessie J - Mamma Knows Best
brettjohn: So I came across this video of another person who throws up vids of themselves singing. Thought I should share because this is insane. Great voice. Check it out HOLY COW!!! WHAT!!!?!?!?! This girl is legit! Watch out - when the music comes in it’s pretty loud. I went past all her talking which is not a very good indication of her singing. You. Will. Be. Surprised.
Lurkers and Chronic Inviters are the WORST! →
A list of annoying Facebook Updaters - their titles and their crimes.
Humor is laughing at what you don’t have when you ought to have it.– Langston Hughes
The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till...– Jean Baptiste Lacordaire (via justbesplendid)
Misdirected "Mine" Phase: Sibling Argument
RD, 11yrs: It's ID's fault!
ID, 7yrs: No, it's not! It's YOUR fault, RD!
ND, 3yrs: It's MY fault! I want it!
An Artistic Homage to Michael Jackson
brettjohn: This features a selection of some amazing artistic creations portraying Michael Jackson, by various artists around the world. There is some great work in there. Check it out VIEW SITE
Life is a pain the ass. I’ll tell ya. You know, you work hard, try to...– Ox Callaghan, played by the late Peter Boyle. While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Life Is Good →
Planning on entering something in this but, I have to say, I couldn’t immediately sit down and write something that wasn’t cynical. Pretty bad, right? But I don’t think anyone can say “Life is good” without the caveat that it’s good in spite of or regardless of certain things. I mean, show me the person who hasn’t lost someone or doesn’t have a...
Hysteric by Yeah Yeah Yeahs So poetic and lovely....
The Dressing Room →
This looks wonderful! from their website The Dressing Room Boutique and Bar is a unique three-part retail environment – a cooperative boutique for New York’s up and coming and underground designers, a cocktail bar, and a clothing exchange. The Dressing Room is more than just a retail store…it is also a community center where neighborhood residents, artists, and customers come together. A...
Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.– Albert Camus (via justbesplendid)
Brush Up Your Bible! →
Stumbled on this while looking up ‘stranger in a strange land’. This church site publishes bi-weekly excerpts from Michael Macrone’s (also author of Brush Up Your Shakespeare!) Brush Up Your Bible where he takes colloquialisms and shows where they came from - the Bible - in their original context. And it’s well-written! from the site: This book is a guide to the...
when my heart feels fear worry burns my logic sense that’s when prayer comes– ^justbesplendid haiku^ (via justbesplendid)
Samples were sent to the University of Bonn for testing, which detected more...– I think I’m getting my recommended daily allowance of poison, then. Sweet. Watch out for groundsel if you’re in Berlin! Or anywhere, for that matter.
Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we...– Helen Keller (via justbesplendid)
Some behind-the-scenes footage of my first short! Showed you some pics back in this post. More details on vimeo.
Your Grandma Wrote This →
I’m sorry but I’ve never in my life heard anyone use the phrase “You so Obama” in order to tell someone they’re cool. C’mon. Really? And the last sentence of this article clearly proves that whoever wrote it is out of touch. No one writes the acronym for “I don’t know” as I.D.K. Caps and periods defeat the whole point of a shortcut. But what...
A Whisky A Day Keeps the Swine Flu Away →
That’s my kind of medical advice!