It has never been more clear just how little anti-choice politics has to do with...– This is important. In other news, peacing out for my flight to Milan in a half hour!
As I prepare to leave for my five-day trip to...
one of the many things I’m excited about is a much-needed break from the internet. Some of you may have noticed (perhaps even with a few veins bulging out of your forehead) the recent spike in my internet usage, via my attacking your dashboard and feed with incessant tweets, status updates and posts. Not that I wasn’t always online before, but seriously, never has it been to this...
Oreos with chunky peanut butter
Sweet mother of all that is good and pure.
One summer day many a years ago? Something like that. All I remember is, just the perfect amount of sunlight was spilling through the blinds in my room, and everything else about everything everywhere was just so goddamn perfect. I was home and stayed in my pajamas all day. Live-blogging my nostalgia in 2011.
For those of you who don't know my dad
he takes the art of trolling to a whole new level. He has this ineffable compulsion to comment/like literally EVERY Facebook interaction between my brother and me. Even if it’s like, an inside joke that he could not possibly understand, he really just needs to feel privy to it. . Oh, and it doesn’t stop there. Here’s one particularly interesting Facebook interaction...
Apparently gave Domino's the wrong cell phone...
and ended up waiting well over an hour for cold pizza. Monday: 2, me: 0
A series of unfortunate events
Upon arriving back in London from Oxford late Friday night, I drunkenly leave my SLR on the bus I call in the next morning; Camera is all the way back in Oxford at their customer service office Monday 7am, I’m up and running. I stop by a local grocery store to pick up an egg salad sandwich for breakfast By 9am, I’m back on the bus for the 1 1/2 hr commute to Oxford I decide...
Guess who's officially writing for Shanghaiist...
Turning a blind eye on East and West Africa →
Some 200 people were killed in a “massacre” in south Sudan last week, officials say. Most of the dead were civilians, including children and others chased into a river by rebels, a minister said. Previous estimates said that about 100 people had died when fighters loyal to rebel leader George Athor attacked. The south’s Humanitarian Affairs Minister James Kok, who has just returned from the...
I love Esther. Almighty God be with you.– My 80-year-old grandpa, in an email asking me to resend my photos for a slide show he’s working on, which he will eventually send out to every family member who owns an email address
I can take out my iPhone and scan the tweets and see what’s happening half way...– Twitter’s Biz Stone on the power of social media networks. (via nprfreshair)
Original photos / Tune borrowed from Jonsi.
Differences between my little brother Daniel and...
Him: Just landed his first college summer internship at Facebook’s headquarters in Palo Alto. A shit ton of $/month & housing stipend included. Me: Taking a writing test with potential employer this Wednesday to see if I’d be eligible to write for them for free all summer.
The worst thing about Valentine's Day
My weekend in Paris, in numbers
Total number of crepes consumed: 8 1/2 Total number of croissants consumed: 5 Total number of macaroons consumed: 1 jumbo, 5 mini Total number of chocolate eclairs consumed: 3 Total number of waffles consumed: 1 Bonus: Total number of times I was mistaken as a Japanese tourist: 5 Total number of stairs climbed: ∞ All in all, a weekend full of win.
I'm heading out the door in literally five minutes...
Things on my agenda for the next five days: Baguettes and cheese. Lots of em.
Hey, remember that time
when we would all go on AIM every night at the same time and TyPe LyKe DiS in comic sans? Remember, you guys?
Hey, remember that time
when I would have a field day making people personalized birthday cards out of construction paper because I legit thought I had uncovered one of those unexpected but natural talents people sometimes have? Remember?
The arts are not a way of making a living. They are a very human way of making...– Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country (via evertide)
Peter Anthony is an Irish man.
He has flaming red hair and a shaggy red beard to boot. His pale, blue eyes have a tired twinkle. He flails his arms and legs for strangers and slurs his words with a moist breath. He slurs about his life-long dream to act in a martial arts film alongside Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee. His face turns into stone when I tell him Bruce Lee is dead. And yet, within half a minute, he bounces back with his...
CNN: Elderly Chinese abandoned on New Year →
CNN’s Stan Grant visits an old woman in Beijing who has been abandoned by her family and says she has lost all her will to live anymore. Heartrending, and a sign of things to come in a rapidly ageing China: This breaks my heart. Every holiday, there’s someone out there spending it alone, be it or not his or her choice. I remember a few years ago on Thanksgiving Day, I was...
According to the entire Facebook community, IT'S...
For my editorial production class, we each have to create and maintain a blog pertaining to a theme of our choice. I initially chose the title “Talking to Strangers in London” — which would be exactly as it sounds. I would have conversations about god knows what with strangers and locals randomly here in London and record them on the blog. Sadly, my professor thought the title...
He was so hot and bundled up, in fact, that he had no sense of danger. His...– Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
The many faces of my brother Daniel, compiled by...
You know those silences that come and go between...
I like them. I wish more people would.