Posted 1 month ago

millionsmillions:

Yesterday I pointed out that John Banville wrote a new Philip Marlowe novel under the pen name Benjamin Black. If you’re a fan of Banville — and you live in LA — you can hear him talk about the book this Thursday at Sundance Cinemas.

you can also hear him this Wednesday (tomorrow) at George Washington University 7:30pm DC.

Posted 2 months ago

writing sunday

I was accepted into a 3-month-long creative non-fiction workshop. All the negative ghosts of christmas past, present, and future have come to circle my brain. I’m terrified, but I’m gonna do it. Today is writing sunday.

Posted 3 months ago

laughterkey:

bghwb:

heylookitsliz:

elizabeth-antoinette:

ikenbot:

freeselfdefense:

Rape Escape

  • Easy and very effective
  • Requires nothing but your body
  • Includes attack

Very useful to know, pass and share please.

Worth watching

I don’t mean to impose a personal favour on you guys, but I really would like to ask that everyone who follows me reblog this. 

I don’t think I made it very clear but last month I was sexually assaulted by someone who I thought was my friend (I don’t want to talk about it don’t ask), and it’s… really fucked with my head. 

Had I known this a month ago I would have been able to get away

So, essentially, I’m really pleading with you to reblog this so everyone who follows you doesn’t get stuck in the same position I was with no way out. 

I mean again I don’t want the point of this to be my sob story or whatever but if you could reblog this it would seriously mean a lot 

» THIS IS IMPORTANT!!!

I have reblogged this video multiple times - it’s really one of the most practical and simple things I’ve ever seen, I highly encourage you to watch it.

(Source: )

Posted 3 months ago

eastern shopping

It’s starting… didn’t used to be able to buy clothes online from China/Korea/Japan and have them arrive 2 weeks later.

Yesstyle

Notlie

Posted 3 months ago

mellowmodesty:

thecakebar:

Apple Pie Fries Tutorial {click link for FULL recipe & tutorial}

oh my fuck

bookmarked for yes

Posted 3 months ago

nevver:

Off the shoulder of Orion

Bookmarked to remember how small I am and the only important thing is lovingkindness and compassion.

(Source: thingsmagazine)

Posted 4 months ago
The new ad campaign to reinvigorate the USPS should have Bukowski as its spokesperson.
Hipsters be at the USPS in no time.

The new ad campaign to reinvigorate the USPS should have Bukowski as its spokesperson.

Hipsters be at the USPS in no time.

Posted 6 months ago
Yesterday, I spent 60 dollars on groceries,
took the bus home,
carried both bags with two good arms back to my studio apartment
and cooked myself dinner.
You and I may have different definitions of a good day.
This week, I paid my rent and my credit card bill,
worked 60 hours between my two jobs,
only saw the sun on my cigarette breaks
and slept like a rock.
Flossed in the morning,
locked my door,
and remembered to buy eggs.
My mother is proud of me.
It is not the kind of pride she brags about at the golf course.
She doesn’t combat topics like, ”My daughter got into Yale”
with, ”Oh yeah, my daughter remembered to buy eggs”
But she is proud.
See, she remembers what came before this.
The weeks where I forgot how to use my muscles,
how I would stay as silent as a thick fog for weeks.
She thought each phone call from an unknown number was the notice of my suicide.
These were the bad days.
My life was a gift that I wanted to return.
My head was a house of leaking faucets and burnt-out lightbulbs.
Depression, is a good lover.
So attentive; has this innate way of making everything about you.
And it is easy to forget that your bedroom is not the world,
That the dark shadows your pain casts is not mood-lighting.
It is easier to stay in this abusive relationship than fix the problems it has created.
Today, I slept in until 10,
cleaned every dish I own,
fought with the bank,
took care of paperwork.
You and I might have different definitions of adulthood.
I don’t work for salary, I didn’t graduate from college,
but I don’t speak for others anymore,
and I don’t regret anything I can’t genuinely apologize for.
And my mother is proud of me.
I burned down a house of depression,
I painted over murals of greyscale,
and it was hard to rewrite my life into one I wanted to live
But today, I want to live.
I didn’t salivate over sharp knives,
or envy the boy who tossed himself off the Brooklyn bridge.
I just cleaned my bathroom,
did the laundry,
called my brother.
Told him, “it was a good day.
Kait Rokowski (A Good Day)

(Source: justsingyourlifeaway)

Posted 9 months ago

humansofnewyork:

“What’s your greatest struggle right now?”
“Trying to hold my family together. Ever since my dad died, none of the brothers and sisters talk to each other anymore. I’m the only one making an effort. I feel like if it wasn’t for me, the family would drift apart completely.”
“What was it about your dad that held everyone together?”
“That’s what I’ve been trying to figure out.”

Bookmarked because I want to know if this guy figures it out. It’s happening in my family, too.

Posted 9 months ago

allthingseurope:

Heidelberg, Germany (by Jim Hill)

Bookmarked for: retirement house #2