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chuckpalahniuk:

I met you in Burbank on my birthday and then wrote you a letter about my crazy mother being obsessed with fight club, you sent me a lovely birthday gift and a wonderful letter. I just wanted to say thank you. This little encounter had such a huge impact on me and will forever be one of my happiest…

Chuck is one of my favorite follows on here. These interactions are priceless. People assume that he’s a nihilist, but he is romantic in all the best ways.

nerd-punx-xvx:

cubebreaker:

The Rethink Homelessness campaign aims to dispel stereotypes and remind us that the circumstances which lead to living on the streets could happen to each and every one of us.

What people have done, or what caused them to become homeless shouldn’t have any relevance on the fact that they are human beings that deserve shelter and food. And this shit kind of reeks of “these people don’t deserve to be homeless because they have degrees or had jobs and aren’t addicts or mentally unstable” when no one deserves homelessness.

(via twistedoptimist)

When I posted that I was reading this a few weeks ago, someone commented that it was surprisingly dark. That comment colored my reading. As the story rose toward climax, I peered around the corner eager to glimpse the oncoming disaster. I felt a little disappointed when it did not come, not in a way that cheers for disaster but in a way that there is real beauty in profound sadness and loss
In some ways, the book felt a little incomplete. I’ve read a lot of Gaiman, and this one, maybe more so than others, doesn’t really spell things out for the reader. It still had all of the trademark skill and beauty, but this work was subtle and understated. The ah-ha moment was, purposefully or not, omitted. 
Maybe that was the point. We don’t have all the answers when we are children. As adults, the lens of experience colors our perception. As children, the world is so immense that we focus on the tiny details within our grasp. The tree stump becomes a fairy ring. The pond too deep for our feet becomes an ocean, the shadow on the wall a monster. 
Regardless of the outcome, I was grateful to spend 180 pages in another of Gaiman’s wonderfully crafted worlds where myth, fantasy, reality, imagination and allegory test who we are and what we believe. 

When I posted that I was reading this a few weeks ago, someone commented that it was surprisingly dark. That comment colored my reading. As the story rose toward climax, I peered around the corner eager to glimpse the oncoming disaster. I felt a little disappointed when it did not come, not in a way that cheers for disaster but in a way that there is real beauty in profound sadness and loss

In some ways, the book felt a little incomplete. I’ve read a lot of Gaiman, and this one, maybe more so than others, doesn’t really spell things out for the reader. It still had all of the trademark skill and beauty, but this work was subtle and understated. The ah-ha moment was, purposefully or not, omitted. 

Maybe that was the point. We don’t have all the answers when we are children. As adults, the lens of experience colors our perception. As children, the world is so immense that we focus on the tiny details within our grasp. The tree stump becomes a fairy ring. The pond too deep for our feet becomes an ocean, the shadow on the wall a monster. 

Regardless of the outcome, I was grateful to spend 180 pages in another of Gaiman’s wonderfully crafted worlds where myth, fantasy, reality, imagination and allegory test who we are and what we believe. 

putthison:

Ten Tips for Ironing Shirts

Most people hate ironing, but I admit to finding a strange pleasure in it. There’s something gratifying about passing a hot iron over cloth, and seeing a wrinkled mess transform back into a smooth, familiar garment. It is, however, a chore, and like all chores, there are better and worse ways of doing things. Over the years, I’ve picked up ten practices that I think not only helps speed the process along, but also betters the results. 

  • Dampen your shirts. Most irons are terrible at giving off steam, so before your start ironing, dampen your shirt with some mist from a water spray bottle. 
  • Put damp shirts in a plastic bag. Let the water soak in and evenly distribute by rolling up your damp shirts and putting them in a plastic bag. This will also prevent the water from evaporating. I typically spray down three shirts at a time, and let them soak while I work on the others. 
  • Press down. Get the job done faster by actually pressing down on the iron. Do this to the back though, not the front, otherwise you risk pushing in new wrinkles. 
  • Don’t crease the sleeves. Unless you’re in the military, sleeves shouldn’t be creased to the edge. So, iron right up to the edge and stop. You can also use sleeve boards. 
  • Iron the thick parts first. To avoid having to do touch-ups, iron things such as the collar, placket, and cuffs first. They’re less likely to wrinkle than the thinner, larger areas such as your shirt’s back.
  • Gently iron around buttons, snaps, and hooks. Don’t iron over them, as they can crack or melt.
  • Don’t flatten the collar. Iron your collar so that it’s flat and smooth, but don’t use your iron to fold it down entirely. Instead, iron just the back of the fold, where the collar would touch the back of your neck, then use your hands to fold down the rest of the collar. 
  • Get a good ironing board. Countertop ones are small, but they don’t give you enough space to work. Foldable, four-legged ones are the business. I like ones with slightly narrower, pointy ends, so I can get to tough-to-reach places on my shirt.  
  • Avoid over-ironing. Remember this bit from Seinfeld? Yes, something can be too dry. Iron up to the point where the last bit of moisture can evaporate after five minutes of hanging. Otherwise, you risk making the cloth shiny, brittle, or even a bit yellow with time.
  • Button everything up. If you iron in batches, button your shirts all the way up before hanging them. This will help you avoid that wavy, bacon-like placket that can result from a shirt hanging too long in your closet.   

(Video by Garra Style)

scottspizzatours:

I tasted a bunch of different frozen pizzas for BuzzFeed in an effort to answer one of the most common questions I get on pizza tours: WHAT’S THE BEST FROZEN PIZZA ON THE MARKET? 

Of course videos like this are made to be funny, but I want to clarify some technical questions that might pop into some of the more inquisitive pizza minds:

1. We baked each pizza according to the instructions on the box, so if a pie looks funky you can blame the pizza company. 

2. This does not represent every brand on the market, so don’t freak out because we didn’t try Tombstone or Freschetta or whatever your favorite frozen pizza may be. BuzzFeed brought 8 pies but one was microwave only (we only had an oven) and one got cut for time (Amy’s Organic, which I usually like but did not on this tasting). 

3. I grew up eating Ellio’s so I enjoyed it during this taste test even though I would never go out of my way to eat it.

4. I gave each pizza a rating out of 5 stars but none made it over 3.5 so they didn’t include them in the edit. 

5. Obviously frozen pizza should be judged on a different scale than fresh pies but since some these companies claim they deliver quality comparable to pizzeria products we really should hold them accountable. 

lifeweightsandpavement:

deadlifts-and-donuts:

lifeweightsandpavement:

deadlifts-and-donuts

WHY ISNT THIS OUT TODAY
I NEED TO WATCH IT

My date night for December has been set since last December!! I always watch these with my friend Dany. She once drove here from Longueil (about an hour), just to watch LotR:Fellowship of the Ring extended edition with me…

purplehaze890 asked: It's time for bed, story time?

chuckpalahniuk:

Next Adult Bedtime Story event will be Aug. 22nd at the Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR.  It’s to help launch Chelsea Cain’s new series ‘One Kick.’  Be there.  Wear your pajamas.  I’ll pelt you with candy and severed arms.  We’ll have fun.  Ticket will be on Ticketfly and should sell out quickly.  

Plane’s landing, got to go.   Thanks, chuck