September 29, 2014
this is currently a problem

when i think too much about going to the dentist, my ears get uncomfortably warm.

September 28, 2014
"You had me at meat tornado." - Ron Swanson

"You had me at meat tornado." - Ron Swanson

September 27, 2014
My first baseball game, guize.

My first baseball game, guize.

September 26, 2014
Community Post: 19 Things Freelance Writers Are Tired Of Hearing

yes to all, except 16 and to a lesser extend 17. i love reading other people’s stuff. it’s like looking into their medicine cabinet when you use their washroom. what’s even worse, it’s like looking into a medicine cabinet that they built and you can internally judge them for it.

September 24, 2014
So, like, I cannot fathom the appeal of

Yet I am very tempted to pay for a DNA analysis of my mutt…

September 23, 2014

I wonder if Alton Brown had to fight anyone to make sure Cutthroat Kitchen didn’t have to air as Kutthroat Kitchen.

September 22, 2014


on a mission to ensure that all of the contacts on my phone are all in lowercase

when I joined GoodReads years ago, I stupidly didn’t realize why editions would matter. So while uploading my real life shelves onto my virtual shelf, I’d just search for a book by title and add the first item that matched. Later on, while adding a single book, I happened to notice that the cover shown looked nothing like the cover of the book I had. Worse. Day. Of. My. Life. I stayed away from GoodReads after that, as I couldn’t bring myself to look at the disorderly, foreign virtual shelves. One day, years later, I took the plunge. I deleted every single book I owned, and added them all back again by ISBNs. It was so satisfying. 

Not too long ago, I shared this anecdote on Reddit, and another user said “hey for future reference you could scan the bar code.”

I dragged my limp body and empty mind back under my rock, and slept my blues away. 

September 22, 2014
"That’s me, Dr. Frasier Crane, bimbo wrangler."

9:41am  |   URL:
Filed under: frasier 
September 16, 2014
Gag Order: Sex Workers Allege Mistreatment at

I’m going to need this later too.

September 16, 2014
Leading Men Age, But Their Love Interests Don’t

i’ll just leave this here.

September 14, 2014
"Same game, John, different rules."

— (via straymessages)

September 14, 2014
"The landlady of the bachelors’ boardinghouse where Bayardo San Roman lived told of how he’d been napping in a rocking chair in the parlor toward the end of September, when Angela Vicario and her mother crossed the square carrying two baskets of artificial flowers. Bayardo San Roman half-awoke, saw the two women dressed in the unforgiving black worn by the only living creatures in the morass of two o’clock in the afternoon, and asked who the younger one was. The landlady answered him that she was the youngest daughter of the woman with her and that her name was Angela Vicario. Bayardo San Roman followed them with his look to the other side of the square.
“She’s well-named,” he said.
Then he rested his head on th back of the rocker and closed his eyes again.
“When I wake up,” he said, “remind me that I’m going to marry her.”"

— from _Chronicles of a Death Foretold_ (via straymessages)

September 14, 2014
Something I love about the boy

Now that it’s getting chilly again, my feet are eternally freezing. I get to stick my icy toes against his uncommonly warm body. To date only my parents and my dog have ever put up with this abuse. He’s a keeperrr.

September 12, 2014

Hilary Clinton should write a memoir and call it “An Unadulterated Life”.

September 12, 2014


William Li’s mindblowing TEDtalk—

- the process by which our body makes blood vessels is called angiogenesis

- when extra blood vessels are needed, angiogenic stimulators are released to prompt the making of extra blood vessels; when these are no longer needed, angiogenic inhibitors are released to prune the vessel count back to baseline

- when injuries occur and the blood vessel count is at an abnormal low, the angiogenic process prompts the body to replenish blood vessels but only to the baseline amount

- when the angiogenic process is not occurring normally, diseases arise

- cancer occurs when the angiogenic process is working in excess

- our bodies often produce microscopic cancer, which cannot grow beyond .5mm in size because it has no blood supply, when the cancer gains the ability to make angiogenic factors of their own, the disease becomes harmful and potentially deadly

- the blood vessels made by cancer cells do not resemble normal blood vessels, they are abnormal and poorly constructed, therefore, easy to target

- anti-angiogenic drugs have been shown to beat various cancers into remission in humans and animals

- 95% of cancers are caused by environmental factors, of which, diet accounts for 25-30%

- eating more naturally anti-angiogenic foods have been shown to be cancer-preventative

- in addition, adipose tissue depends on angiogenesis similar to how cancerous tissue does, so regular consumption of anti-angiogenic foods might be helpful in the fight against obesity

- in clinical trials, fat mice have been able to trim their weight by consuming more anti-angiogenic foods, but only to the baseline weight of a normal mouse, not thinner

- in other words, angiogenesis play a crucial role in regulating healthy set points for our bodies 

rebloggin’ for a list of foods to keep eatin’

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