My good friend is moving halfway across the world, with little chance of her ever returning to New York. I just saw her for the last time, and I am unbelievably sad. We stood outside of Madison Square Park, trying not to acknowledge the finality of our goodbyes. I put on a brave face as she started to cry. “You’ll be back before you know it,” I lied, my lightheartedness...
I just got an email from OkCupid telling me that I had 3 people in my “quiver”. WTF? I don’t remember ever signing up for OkCupid. I haven’t been single in almost 2 years. I am very confused. It is quite entertaining to note, however, that all of the men in my “quiver” bear a very strong resemblance to Breckin Meyer. Oh, Travis Birkenstock, how I crunched on...
She even does my boarding passes — people can do that now,” Mr. McCain marveled....– Apparently, John McCain is stuck in 1988, before Moviefone was invented (777-FILM!). I bet he’s awfully confused by Inconsiderate Cell Phone Man.
I am astounded
I am not quite sure what is going on, but I cannot tell you how many of the boys (men?) I graduated from high school with are: 1.) Married 2.) Fat 3.) Almost completely bald They all look like they are ungracefully approaching 40, not 30. All I have to say is that my 10 year high school reunion next year is going to be a night to remember, for real. Also: thank you, Facebook. Thank you so...
My roommate sent this to me today, and it made me feel really old. It also made me realize that with every passing year, the internet gains a whole new crop of emo oversharers who, with time and touchscreens, will make the work of Emily Gould look circumspect. Because I had a slow day at work care, I took the time to create something for these future lifecasters that announces, “I’m a...
SURVIVING YOUR TWENTIES (or,"Wow, this sounds...
shimmerandshine: They call it the “quarter-life crisis.” It is when you stop going along with the crowd and start realizing that there are many things about yourself that you didn’t know and may not like. Check. You start feeling insecure and wonder where you will be in a year or two, but then get scared because you barely know where you are now. Check. Your opinions have gotten stronger. You...
Anyone have some sort of screenshot software?
Since I’m feeling servicey today… Yes, Katiebakes, there IS a Santa Claus moving screenshot software. It’s called SnapzPro, and there are two versions: SnapzProX for those who have Mac OSX, and SnapzPro2, for those Mac users who do not. Unfortunately, Windows users are SOL. (Ha.) It’s a pretty awesome piece of software, but the only drawback is that it costs actual money...
As the opening bars of Ella Fitzgerald’s “Blue Skies” oozed through my headphones, I came to the horrifying realization that, for the forseeable future, that iconic song will be associated in my mind with the trailer for Sex and The City: The Movie.
And they call it puppy love
thebeatenpath: In the past 48 hours, I… was humped by a small dog. Yes, yes you were. But you were humped so tenderly.
8 pm last night, my couch. My brain: Wow, look at these Olympians. I should really be more motivated. I am going to get to work tomorrow morning before 9:30 because I’m leaving at 4 to go away for the weekend. Tomorrow is the day I will begin to conquer my chronic lateness. Time I arrive at work this morning: 10:15.
On GrAd School →
erin: As much as I occasionally toy with grad school, I admit that advanced degrees are going to go the way of the college degree quite soon — they’ll become unremarkable measures of obligatory social climbing that have little to say about intellect or accomplishment (even moreso than they appear to be now). Their impressiveness will diminish and society will look to some other “next step” as...
Ups and downs
The good news: I found an old umbrella in my desk The bad news: It’s broken
Oh so clever.
Someone decided to put “Umbrella” on the company stereo. You know, because it’s thundering and pouring, etc. Soooo clever. What is this, a stadium or something? <eyeroll>
america's next top model will have a transgender... →
These are the lyrics of the Justin Timberlake and Madonna song “4 Minutes”, according to The Washington Post: Madonna: I’m feeling old, have sex with me. Justin: I’m down wit dat. Whatchoo got? Whatchoo want? Madonna: I would like it fast, then slow, down there, in that place. Justin: Where it at, girl? Madonna: It’s right there. No, it’s there. Yes, no! There,...
The sky is falling.
thebeatenpath: I am such a wimp with all of this lightning. I had no idea it was raining, because I am a good 50 feet away from the closest window, and I am wearing, as usual, my gigantic Bose headphones in order to drown out the ambient office noise that surrounds me (someone is spoiled from having an office for 3 years). It’s too bad, I was excited to walk in Central Park after work in...
Wherein I explain Tumblr and Twitter to...
I have been having the world’s most entertaining email discussion for the past 30 minutes with my non-blog/tumblr/internet friends about twitter, tumblr, and the difference between the two. Friend #1: OMG you guys! I just found this guy’s twitter feed, and it is like, the most ridiculous thing ever. He’s all like, “I just paid $15 for lunch in midtown” and...
Can you guess the movie from just one letter? →
I got 23 out of 46. Not too bad!
Vote for Bad Guy!
Concept Farm’s band-in-residence, Bad Guy, has made it to the voting round for the Battle of the Ad Bands! If they get enough votes, they will get to compete for the crown at the Nokia theater. Vote for them! They really do rock.
For anyone who ever identified with this commercial (“Gotta go, gotta go, gotta go right now”), your days of Depends are over! There is now Diaroogle. This new service is “for the discerning, on-the-go defecator who is brave enough to use a public bathroom, but still demands a hygienic and private bathroom experience”. In other words, this is what you use when Starbucks...
What's got two thumbs and is going to see Journey,...
disapprovingmonkey: This girl! Jealous much? Oh, that’s right, you’re all twelve. I am not twelve, and I am INSANELY jealous. Heart AND Journey? If any of your friends back out and you need someone to take an extra ticket, I am in. Just FYI.
I quit the Pill this week. I'm interested to see... →
Cold Cuts ID Quiz - Slashfood →
adamiss: How well do you know you deli meats? Considering they’re probably my favorite food group, I’m very upset with myself. only scored an 11 out of 20. I got a 14 out of 20. Some of those hams are hard to identify! I could not tell my slow-cooked from my Virginia. I did know all of my italian meats, though. Giving bresaola as an option when the meat was obviously pancetta? Please.
My Weekend In Four Photos
Friends! Fish! Fines! Fark. I am now bruised, scraped, and $224 poorer, but it was worth it. Hooray for the beach.
This is fantastic.
Bounce with me, bounce with me… something something… bounce with me,...– My really white friend Chris trying to sing “Can I Get A…” by Jay-Z.
How is it that your dad has not changed in say 20+ years? Did this possibly...– My mother’s response to my father’s email
Also, if there is an old man with one leg collecting fees, that’s Jackie...– The email I just received from my father.