At This Very Moment

A Comedy of Errors

I’ve had a great few weeks. Like hitting all the green lights great. So today was just meant to stop that streak.

My ventra card didn’t work this morning, my 4pm conference call went over by 45 min bc the phones weren’t working so I was running late, some dude spilled his coffee on me on the el ride home (who drinks coffee at 5:45? I wish I had that ability), had to shower off the coffee so called a cab instead of taking the orange line to midway, the first uber refused to take me there, and then who do I see in my frazzled, makeup-less, wet hair state as I walk out of the tsa line? The vp of my division. And now my flight is delayed. A+ day!

Also D got to the rental in AZ and the cleaning crew never made it there. After a few phone calls, it is all fixed and the lady (totally mortified) is giving us a discount. I feel bad bc it’s not really her fault.

But it’s okay - 85 degree weather and free wedding booze awaits me. Even this can’t get me down. And I have a 4 hour nap on the flight.

— 1 hour ago

theweekmagazine:

The Cubs chucked their humongous 100th birthday cake in the trash

Is there a more fitting image to capture the Cubs’ futility than a ridiculous, expensive cake rotting amid garbage?

 

Woah.

— 6 hours ago with 37 notes
bricksandmortarandchewinggum:

Mmmph. I mean. It’s ok. I think I kind of hate the color? Maybe it’s the color that’s ruining it for me. 

It’s the large monochrome belt that makes me really not like it.

bricksandmortarandchewinggum:

Mmmph. I mean. It’s ok. I think I kind of hate the color? Maybe it’s the color that’s ruining it for me. 

It’s the large monochrome belt that makes me really not like it.

— 8 hours ago with 3 notes
bricksandmortarandchewinggum:

Whoops!!!
Click to view the video, right after 48 seconds is when he says “picking cotton.”
FYI the NYT literally transcribed him to the word. Out of context, nice try!

bricksandmortarandchewinggum:

Whoops!!!

Click to view the video, right after 48 seconds is when he says “picking cotton.”

FYI the NYT literally transcribed him to the word. Out of context, nice try!

— 8 hours ago with 9 notes
Schools roll out the red carpet for dads who volunteer →

maritsa-met:

amsplendor:

maritsa-met:

LOSE WEIGHT WITH THIS ONE WEIRD TRICK!!! Read this article and your head will explode.

IDK, my dad was treated like a potential child molester when he volunteered at my school. Maybe this isn’t such a bad thing.

It’s a bad thing when men are treated like kings while women are treated like unpaid labor. No one rolls out the red carpet for moms at school, because it’s just expected that we’ll volunteer. It’s part and parcel of a culture where men are rewarded for being parents and women are penalized for it.

(Source: craneyum)

— 9 hours ago with 20 notes

annaverity:

Instead of saying, "I’m no prophet. I’m a guy who not too long ago tried to wax his chin," how about, “I’m no prophet. I’m a guy who’s reaping the benefits of dozens of trailblazing women who were writing YA books long before I’d finished my first manuscript.”

For those of you asking, this is pretty much exactly my problem with John Green. I’ll happily expand on it later, but…that’s it, right there.

— 11 hours ago with 22 notes