Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
Me: You’re my favorite author. I tell everyone they should read you.
Tom: Don’t. The magic theatre is not for everyone.
I guess that’s true. – View on Path.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Sign at work. at Coupa Worldwide HQ – View on Path.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
During Jesse’s Spring Break we took a trip to Virginia for a number of reasons. My little sister Katie graduated college this May and we weren’t going to be able to go out there due to Jesse’s teaching duties, but I still wanted to pay her a visit. Originally Jesse couldn’t imagine why he’d ever want to go to Virginia, but when he found out that Monticello is in the very town that Katie goes to college, he became interested. The trip then evolved into one that would satisfy Jesse’s history interests while I got to enjoy being in an area I loved, and used to live in, as well as see some of my good friends. I assured Jesse that the area was full of history but it wasn’t until we were there that he connected geographically exactly where it was I had lived. Needless to say, he was pleased and excited.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
I had almost forgotten to share this mini review of Geek Love. I finished it a while ago.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
"Do What You Love" is a secret handshake of the privileged and a worldview that disguises its elitism as noble self-betterment. According to this way of thinking, labor is not something one does for compensation but is an act of love. If profit doesn’t happen to follow, presumably it is because the worker’s passion and determination were insufficient. Its real achievement is making workers believe their labor serves the self and not the marketplace.
Do what you love, love what you do: An omnipresent mantra that’s bad for work and workers.
This is really good, read the whole thing. Telling people to “do what you love” not only devalues the kind of work that doesn’t inspire love (which is the kind of work most of us end up doing), but also perpetuates the idea that “love” is compensation enough for work, and money is sort of a side benefit.
Personally I think it’d be good if people could at least like what they do, because if you’re going to spend most of your waking life doing one thing it should be something you don’t actively hate. But regardless of how much affection workers have for their jobs, they need to be paid a living wage. All of them. The vast majority of people are not working because they love what they’re doing and would do it anyway. They’re working to survive.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Um. So I’m probably one of the few folks who doesn’t think this is adorable. At all.
I think it’s fucking scary how this little boy keep pushing himself on her after she CLEARLY doesn’t want to be bothered with his ass.
And the adult behind the camera doesn’t intervene at all because it’s ‘cute.’
And how analogous it is to when grown ass men don’t take fucking no for an answer, no matter how much we push and shove and say no.
This is not cute. This is an absolute disregard of this little girl’s boundaries.
In the very bottom left gif you can see he’s smiling/laughing. Like this is some kind of game.
I would bet money that the person filming this is laughing and encouraging him.
This is how we teach boys not to respect women’s spaces.
Yes, ALL OF THIS COMMENTARY. It’s so hard to believe how we encourage this disgusting behavior in babies now. What. The. Fuck.
Men and women are socialised from BIRTH. Men develop these habits from BIRTH and they are reinforced year after year after year until they reach adulthood.
It also teaches that little girl that adults will not ever come to her aid or defense, that she cannot trust grown-ups to care about or respect her boundaries, that she’s all alone in this and can only rely on herself. That’s some fucked up shit right there.
Speaking of social commentary, ALL OF THIS.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Finally got a chance to play my Star Wars trivial pursuit game after owning it for over a year. Happiness!! at MacKinnon Keep – View on Path.
Our kitten follows me all throughout the house and waits patiently for me to finish when I’m in the bath. I seriously think he’ll be depressed once I start working again. – View on Path.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Gradient. – View on Path.
Thought via Path
For V-Day my husband continues to give me a secure, happy, healthy relationship that doesn’t need a holiday as an excuse to treat me like an Alderaanian princess. – Read on Path.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Listening to Bring On the Men (from Jekyll & Hyde: The Gothic Musical Thriller) by Linda Eder
Now THIS is a great song for today, in case you needed one ladies. – Preview it on Path.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
I get why a lot of people hate the whole princess culture aimed at little girls. There’s a hell of a lot of toxic bullshit in there.
But when I was a tiny princess, my dad used to be my royal advisor. He would come to me, and over tea we would…
Jesse putting the web app I built for him to good use. – View on Path.
Since it was on the way to my car, couldn’t help but stop at The Gates of Hell. It’s been 3 years since the last time I saw it. #Rodin at Gates of Hell – View on Path.