"Cakes have gotten a bad rap. People equate virtue with turning down dessert. There is always one person at the table who holds up her hand when I serve the cake. No, really, I couldn’t she says, and then gives her flat stomach a conspiratorial little pat. Everyone who is pressing a fork into that first tender layer looks at the person who declined the plate, and they all think, That person is better than I am. That person has discipline. But that isn’t a person with discipline; that is a person who has completely lost touch with joy. A slice of cake never made anybody fat. You don’t eat the whole cake. You don’t eat a cake every day of your life. You take the cake when it is offered because the cake is delicious. You have a slice of cake and what it reminds you of is someplace that’s safe, uncomplicated, without stress. A cake is a party, a birthday, a wedding. A cake is what’s served on the happiest days of your life. This is a story of how my life was saved by cake, so, of course, if sides are to be taken, I will always take the side of cake."

— Jeanne Ray (via shetakesflight)

(Source: the-healing-nest, via nogreatillusion)

zdarsky:

AND THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY COLLAPSED THE END

zdarsky:

AND THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY COLLAPSED THE END

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aneternalscoutandabrownie:

jamesmdavisson:

So far, I have been enjoying the Adventures of Business Cat a great deal, possibly more than is appropriate for an adult human. (All of these are from the webcomic Happy Jar)

UPDATE: Now with more Business.

YES ALL THE BUSINESS CAT STRIPS IN ONE PLACE

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jonathancarrollstories:

Seize from every moment its unique novelty and do not prepare your joys. Andre Gide
(Jonathan Carroll)

jonathancarrollstories:

Seize from every moment its unique novelty and do not prepare your joys.

Andre Gide

(Jonathan Carroll)

"Hey, have you heard about this ‘Heartbleed’ bug? Check out this article."

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whoismims:

How I leave awkward conversations at parties.

whoismims:

How I leave awkward conversations at parties.

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My sister and I went to a charity dinner for Positive Vibe Cafe last night, where my brother volunteered to serve food. U of R and VCU’s basketball coaches, Chris Mooney and Shaka Smart, cooked burgers and there were auctions and singing and Aunt Vivian from Fresh Prince of Bel Air was the host.
As always, I’m super proud of Ryan’s unbridled enthusiasm for helping and making others happy. I’m also really proud of the coaches and other influential folks who attended.
People bid thousands of dollars on auctioned items and the coaches donated additional money to Positive Vibe, a restaurant that trains people with disabilities. Ryan adores Coach Mooney and Positive Vibe, and they have both truly improved his life. Because of Ryan’s involvement in U of R sports, he wants to go to college, and Positive Vibe gave him the confidence to think about his dream job and where he sees himself after high school.
Unfortunately for me, I was exhausted by the end of the night. Perhaps I’m not quite ready to be a billionaire. Billionaires: how much coffee do you have to drink to go about your average day of charity functions and tennis?

My sister and I went to a charity dinner for Positive Vibe Cafe last night, where my brother volunteered to serve food. U of R and VCU’s basketball coaches, Chris Mooney and Shaka Smart, cooked burgers and there were auctions and singing and Aunt Vivian from Fresh Prince of Bel Air was the host.

As always, I’m super proud of Ryan’s unbridled enthusiasm for helping and making others happy. I’m also really proud of the coaches and other influential folks who attended.

People bid thousands of dollars on auctioned items and the coaches donated additional money to Positive Vibe, a restaurant that trains people with disabilities. Ryan adores Coach Mooney and Positive Vibe, and they have both truly improved his life. Because of Ryan’s involvement in U of R sports, he wants to go to college, and Positive Vibe gave him the confidence to think about his dream job and where he sees himself after high school.

Unfortunately for me, I was exhausted by the end of the night. Perhaps I’m not quite ready to be a billionaire. Billionaires: how much coffee do you have to drink to go about your average day of charity functions and tennis?

ourtrespasses:

Pitterns (Taken with Instagram at Classic Tattoo)

ourtrespasses:

Pitterns (Taken with Instagram at Classic Tattoo)

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I’m just saying that when your paycheck is fixed but your life is not, one month you could be living in excess and the next, part of your roof could be sitting on the kitchen floor waiting for you to get it repaired (which has happened). Or the boiler could stop working in the middle of winter and you might have to shell out thousands to get it replaced (which has also happened).

I want a future for myself where that will never be a reality for me again. Within that desire, a prison is created. I don’t feel free to dream sometimes. I question myself often. I do not want to be a failure. I do not want to turn the corner of this labyrinthine life and find that I have reached an impenetrable wall. I do not want to have to retrace my steps and start over. This fear makes it difficult for me to move forward with vigor. The artistic endeavors in my life are better identified with start and stop, jerking movements. This is probably just as bad as not moving at all, because sometimes, during moments like this one, I find myself evaluating signs of growth and sometimes finding that there aren’t too many.

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FINDING FOREVER: Whatever I Say I Am  (via nogreatillusion)

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Y!!!
That was the goal this past time, but my hair doesn’t love being colored every 5 weeks and rebelled, so purpley-gray it is :)

Y!!!

That was the goal this past time, but my hair doesn’t love being colored every 5 weeks and rebelled, so purpley-gray it is :)

Slightly purple hair… for Easter, I suppose

Slightly purple hair… for Easter, I suppose