Well, it took eleven years, but apparently this year I finally hit on the right combination of yoga, prozac, beer, hockey, and hours of MassSTAR distraction to keep me from focusing on the fact that this date sucks a whole lot.
I bought a really lovely down comforter on sale at Bloomingdales this weekend (down to $79 from $360!!!) and also splurged on all new bed linens. You guys, my bed feels like a hotel bed right now and it’s basically the best thing to happen to me in months. I may never leave this bed again (oh wait, I have a 6am poise class. Well. Shit.)
Chicken Fried →
Chicken Fried, a song by Zac Brown Band on Spotify. This song has inspired the totally awesome decision to drag all my friends to CT for my birthday for a night at Caddy Ranch. WOO!
At cops’ request, Dunkin’ Donuts stays open →
Relatives of Marathon bombing suspects worried... →
Here’s the thing, though: that “sweet” guy looked an 8 year old in the face and left the bag in front of him anyway. And then he drove over his brother and left him for dead when trying to save himself. Let’s not kid ourselves: each of these men were equally responsible for their choices.
overheardinsouthie: Lockdown? I don’t give a fuck. Let that bastard come to Southie. LET HIM FUCKING TRY.
President Obama’s remarks at Boston interfaith... →
Aaaand I’m crying at my desk.
New York Post Misidentifies Local High School... →
The New York Post has again distinguished itself in its coverage of the Boston Marathon investigation, this time misidentifying the two suspects authorities kinda-sorta maybe have in mind. Over a photo from the marathon, the Post screams âBAG MEN: Feds seek these two pictured at Boston Marathon.â In the photo, two men, one with a white cap and a backpack, are shown conversing while...
Chicago Tribune sports front makes classy gesture... →
Why the Boston Marathon is the Best in the World →
The Boston Marathon the best in the world. It’s the hardest to qualify for, the hills are brutal, and yet every marathon runner still wants to race Boston. This article was posted on Boston Magazine’s website on Sunday, and was previously published in the magazine itself - so, before yesterday’s events. Eerie to read it now with the additional context, particularly when you get...
Boston is a tough and resilient town. So are its people.– President Obama (via fuckyeahmassachusetts)
Life in Publishing: When everyone fucked up and an... →
lifeinpublishing: Editing to include this hilariously unfortunate Anon note I just received: “I just wanted to thank you for that last post about “everyone fucking up and the author’s name’s wrong on the cover” because I had a situation like that recently and it’s good to know I’m not alone. there was a…
I am proud that night after night and album after album, a mass of humanity I...– Andrew McMahon’s meaning of the ‘pop underground’, 11/12/12 (x)
kill-natalie: am I the only one who tries to learn lyrics to rap songs so I can surprise people during car rides
I had a seriously traumatic nightmare about my wedding last night. The entire nightmare focused on the prep for the ceremony and how absolutely nothing went right (I apparently didn’t hire a makeup artist, my hairdresser was drunk, and my father mysteriously had a moustache when he showed up to walk me down the aisle, among other tragedies.) Apparently even my dream-self knows that I should...
This week I’ve worked all day, then worked all night. One job pays me, the other… not so much. Sprinkled in between are attempts to get to the gym, to catch up on laundry, and to be a good friend (I’m failing at most of these). Is it June 3 yet?
Is it bad that I’m already starting to pull together ideas for my next tattoo? I think it’s going to be a super traditional, Sailor Jerry styled anchor piece, with some stars and flowers. Will be on my ribcage, and I want a ribbon with three words - Faith, Hope, and Love. The words come from two places - the Bible and the Boss. “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and...
Sam Adams: Now (finally) in a can - Business →
: Jack's Mannequin Rarities Collection →
wreckingballheart: On the fun. tour and in recent solo performances Andrew has added Keep Rising to his setlist, usually prefacing the song with the explanation of it being a bonus track. He also continues to mention that he is an avid believer in music being heard no matter what and if…
Perfect vacation highlights include… Karaoke. Skiing (Actually skiing, not just sliding haphazardly down a hill.) Seeing old friends. Making new friends. Sleeping in. Tattoos. Drinking too much. Forgetting about everything that’s been stressing you out for months. Sorry you’re buried under a mountain of snow, Boston. I may just stay here in CA forever.
Look, guys, sometimes it’s just really awesome to be with your best friends.
I’m sitting in the Virgin America terminal at Logan and I just realized that my ear buds are sitting in my car, where I left them after going to the gym 3 days ago. Now I either need to pay $2 for the crappy Virgin America headphones or suck it up and leave the terminal to buy a decent pair at the newsstand. The thought of going through the security line again with all my crap makes me want...
I think that’s probably what will make life beautiful for anybody: finding it...– Andrew McMahon (via meghin)
When I tell people I work in publishing
lifeinpublishing: At first they’re like: and when they find out I’m in academic publishing they’re like: (submission from BeccaTheWiz, thanks!)
Every time I get off the phone with someone at...
spine: Friendly reminder that with one click, you can: Give free food to the hungry. Help get a woman in need get a free mammogram. Give free food to shelter animals. Give a free meal to a homeless and hungry veteran. Help a family receive therapy for an autistic family member. Help provide a child with life-saving health care. Help give a child a free book to read. Protect 11.4 square...
mine is a wrecking ball heart: Andrew writing... →
wreckingballheart: The TV musical soap opera “Smash” returns for a second season Feb. 5 with a two-hour episode that features new characters and twists, under the guidance of new “showrunner” and executive producer Joshua Safran. How did bringing new songwriters beyond Marc and Scott happen? JS: The three of us,… Wait. Wait wait wait. I don’t know whether to be terrified or...
Ray Lewis killed a guy and bought his way out of murder charges. Just in case the internet needed a reminder about that. Whew, I feel better now.
I have been in the ER for the past four hours with my mom. That’s not the point of this post. I’ve learned a few things tonight. ER waiting rooms are suboptimal playoff football viewing locations. And when you are the only person with a laptop running gamecast for the late game while the first game drags through its second overtime, suddenly all the mask-wearing flu-suffering people...