"To make money, I’m planning on teaching English, or coaching recreational soccer, or something. But that’s not important because apartments are cheap, and that part, kicking around a ball, or helping Thai children have a better command of the English language, even though I don’t speak a word of Thai, will probably only be a chapter in my book. Those things will provide some nice blog-potential details, too. They’ll show the texture of my everyday life."

explore-blog:

Autostraddle tells it like it is. I guess that’s exactly what Alan Watts meant in 1951 when he admonished against the "orgasm without release" of media overload. 

Lest we forget, the psychology of fruitful writing does require a dedicated environment free of distraction. 

smartgirlsattheparty:

unapologeticenthusiasm:

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Have you seen these episodes of Smart Girls at the Party? 

smartgirlsattheparty:

unapologeticenthusiasm:

Have you seen these episodes of Smart Girls at the Party

"I read on a slip of paper at dinner tonight that
You must empty yourself before God may enter
so I emptied myself and found
the bottom of a lake bed
caked with sticky mud
next to a sign that said
do not swim."

"After Another Execution" in There, There by George Higgins, reviewed by Heather Dobbins (via therumpus)

"I’m an adult, I should be buying my own pot."

therumpus:

Here’s today’s Daily GIF!

therumpus:

Here’s today’s Daily GIF!

gracehelbig:

Here’s the full audio version of Ep 1 of NOT TOO DEEP (with Tyler Oakley)!

imsirius:

"I’ve met a lot of my closest friends after I turned 30, and Rashida’s certainly one of them. It’s so nice to be able to find a like-minded person who you really admire. And who’s your homie." - Amy Poehler x

“She’s just so cool. Like beyond being funny, she’s just like honestly the coolest person I know… We’re really good friends and we have this little support system. We’re like chosen sisters… Amy and I were best friends for a long time before the show. So we get to go to work together every day and we hang out on the weekends. Like we actually do talk and text each other all the time.” - Rashida Jones x

“Aubrey always makes surprising choices. She took the character of April and made her this multi-dimensional person. Scary and soft. And always hilarious. Unlike April, she is really open and light and a secret goofball. Plus, she’s part witch, so she can turn you into dust. Watch what you say about her.” - Amy Poehler x

“[Amy]’s already kind of my girlfriend, and I’m not saying that in a jokey way. We had a moment last year, late at night, when we decided we were gonna end up together. For now, we have to let boys come and go, but we’re kind of in love.” - Aubrey Plaza x

natgeotravel:

Grab a seat and watch the sunset on Ochheuteal Beach in Cambodia.
Photograph by Kris LeBoutillier

natgeotravel:

Grab a seat and watch the sunset on Ochheuteal Beach in Cambodia.

Photograph by Kris LeBoutillier

millionsmillions:

Trying to get some writing done? Procrastinate with a game about trying to get some writing done without procrastinating.

explore-blog:

An 11-year-old boy recreates David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest in Lego – a superb addition to these visual interpretations of the massive novel.

explore-blog:

An 11-year-old boy recreates David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest in Lego – a superb addition to these visual interpretations of the massive novel.

nprfreshair:

We’re concluding our Emmys series with another one of this year’s nominees, Jon Hamm.  He actually had two nominations this year—for outstanding lead actor in a dramatic series for his performance as Don Draper on AMC’s Mad Men, and for his work as a producer on the series.  He’s received a total 13 nominations during his career, but has yet to win.  
Hamm spoke to Fresh Air in 2010. In the interview he talks about how the loss of his parents influenced his choice to pursue acting: 

"Had both my parents been around, I probably would have done something completely different with my life. I think all performers come from a place of self-doubt and pain. Ray Romano said once, very accurately and hilariously, that if his dad had spent more time with him he would have been an accountant instead of a comedian. I think that anybody who wants to get on stage or tell jokes or sing songs has some sort of, at a fundamental level, desire to be paid attention to, and I’m no different. But my mother instilled in me an incredible desire to learn and an incredible curiosity about the world and an incredible joy in achieving things. And she also put me in creative-writing classes and acting classes when I was a little kid and encouraged me to do stuff. So that’s probably the biggest influence in what got me here."

nprfreshair:

We’re concluding our Emmys series with another one of this year’s nominees, Jon Hamm.  He actually had two nominations this year—for outstanding lead actor in a dramatic series for his performance as Don Draper on AMC’s Mad Men, and for his work as a producer on the series.  He’s received a total 13 nominations during his career, but has yet to win.  

Hamm spoke to Fresh Air in 2010. In the interview he talks about how the loss of his parents influenced his choice to pursue acting: 

"Had both my parents been around, I probably would have done something completely different with my life. I think all performers come from a place of self-doubt and pain. Ray Romano said once, very accurately and hilariously, that if his dad had spent more time with him he would have been an accountant instead of a comedian. I think that anybody who wants to get on stage or tell jokes or sing songs has some sort of, at a fundamental level, desire to be paid attention to, and I’m no different. But my mother instilled in me an incredible desire to learn and an incredible curiosity about the world and an incredible joy in achieving things. And she also put me in creative-writing classes and acting classes when I was a little kid and encouraged me to do stuff. So that’s probably the biggest influence in what got me here."