o pancaks u golden brown discs of brakfast joy u are the turntable taste party stomach soiree 2 start my day right u give me pancak power 2 survive the week monday thru sunday pancaks make fun days and it’s always fun to say:
Louisiana cuts state funding for libraries: While some Louisiana parishes may be able to manage the loss of state library funding, others will be adversely affected.
Get it the hell together. Public libraries are vital lifelines in their communities. Libraries provide free and equal access to information to everyone who comes through the door, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, or socioeconomic class. Libraries are entertainment rooms, classrooms, learning centers, and computer labs, all in one, not to mention safe havens.
I had a pretty, bright dress all laid out to wear today, then I got dressed, wasn’t feeling it, and changed into black slacks, gray shirt, and a black cardi.
Now that I’m out of the house though I’m kind of regretting my decision? Because it’s a nice day out, and I’ve got meetings this afternoon from 1:30-4:30, so I’m going to be seeing a lot of people that I don’t usually see.
The conclusion I’ve come to is that I need to buy some brighter cardis so I can still wear black and gray in the springtime and brighten it up a bit.
I am wearing my favorite lipstick today though. So that’s something!
“EPICLES a Southerner from sunlit Lycia
Climbed the Greek wall remembering the river
That winds between his wheatfields and his vineyards
He was knocked backwards by a rock
And sank like a diver
The light in his face went out”—In Memorial: A Version Of Homer’s Iliad, Alice Oswald has “sliced away almost everything famous from what is usually presented as Homer’s original, and has left the reader with a haunting, violent, and yet incredibly beautiful look at the people who are usually ignored in any discussion of The Iliad — or indeed in any war.” Brian Spears has the review over at The Rumpus. (via therumpus)
I was just a 17-year old kid from the Bronx with dreams of becoming a scientist, and somehow the world’s most famous astronomer found time to invite me to Ithaca in upstate NY and spend a Saturday with him.
I remember that snowy day like it was yesterday. He met me at the bus stop. He showed me his laboratory at Cornell University. Carl reached behind his desk, and inscribed this book (Cosmic Connection) for me:
For Neil Tyson,
With all good wisdom to a future astronomer.
- Carl Sagan
At the end of the day, he drove me back to the bus station. The snow was falling harder. He wrote his phone number, his home phone number, on a scrap of paper. And he said, “If the bus can’t get through, call me. Spend the night at my home, with my family.”
I already knew I wanted to become a scientist, but that afternoon I learned from Carl the kind of person I wanted to become. He reached out to me and to countless others. Inspiring so many of us to study, teach, and do science. Science is a co-operative enterprise, spanning the generations. It’s the passing of a torch from teacher to student to teacher. A community of minds reaching back from antiquity and forward to the stars.
thekatkrow said: I didn’t know Charlie Hunnam is British, this changes everything.
It absolutely does.
Like, I saw Green Street Hooligans for the first time like 7 years ago and was super into the lead character, but had never really seen him in anything else, and then I go onto IMDB this morning to look up something completely different, and BAM, he’s Charie Hunnam, and was born and raised in Newcastle!
I need a name for my fantasy baseball team for my family’s league this year!
It’s hard, because usually people try to choose team names that are references to family jokes or whatever, but I can only think of names that my dad and sisters would get, and my extended family would probably think was weird.
I was thinking of doing like Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine, because Tom Morello is a staple on our roadtrips.
Or maybe something like the Antiquarians in reference to my working as an archivist/a book shop my parents used to go to when they were dating.
Against a backdrop of ambivalence from male unions, women had been organising for decades. Cap-makers, match girls and laundresses had all picketed at the turn of the 20th century, and as Zetkin and Zietz made their proposal, the “Uprising of the 20,000” was drawing worldwide attention. A bloody strike by New York’s garment workers, it was led by Clara Lemlich, a 23-year-old Ukrainian-Jewish immigrant who rallied tens of thousands of women to the picket lines even after thugs hired by her employers broke her ribs.
The first IWD took place on 19 March 1911. Over a million women across Europe took to the streets calling for equal rights. Jubilation at the day’s success was short-lived: less than a week later fire ripped through the sweatshop where Clara Lemlich worked, killing 146 workers who had been locked inside by their employers. Lemlich lost a cousin to the flames, collapsing in hysterics when she was unable to find her body. The tragedy – still one of the worst industrial disasters in US history – brought universal condemnation, focusing future IWD campaigning fiercely on worker’s rights.
BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick Friday said he had signed a bill rushed to his desk outlawing people from secretly photographing up a woman’s skirt or other similarly invasive acts.
There was a brief window — from Wednesday morning until Friday morning — when such activity was deemed not specifically against the law by the Supreme Judicial Court. The Legislature quickly fixed the loophole highlighted by the court, enacting a bill Thursday that attaches jail and prison time depending on whether it was committed against a child.
On his way into a Cabinet meeting, Patrick told reporters he had signed the bill into law.
Asked if he was surprised how fast the bill was passed, Patrick said, “It shows they can do it when they want to.”
I love this state in so many ways.
"Hey, this gross thing isn’t technically illegal, guys." "WHAT? WE CAN FIX THAT MOTHERFUCKERS HERE WE GO."
What about the other states, hunh? Enough of this kind of photo violation!