Quote 27 Mar 1 note
I am not a person of opinions as I feel the counter arguments too strongly.
— Mary Shelly
Photo 2 Mar Sleet on my jacket. “Today is not the day to be missing your train!” 
Whoops.  (at St. Paul Station (DART Rail))

Sleet on my jacket. “Today is not the day to be missing your train!”
Whoops. (at St. Paul Station (DART Rail))

Link 2 Mar 1,985 notes Why am I living where the air hurts my face?»

snarkyfern:

There’s this meme on the Internet about a little cartoon character and the air hurting the little cartoon character’s face. This meme has been hurting my feelings and borderline infuriating me for weeks and I couldn’t figure out why. But I finally did yesterday.

I used to live…

Reblogging excellent example of humanity

Photo 1 Mar Coming right up!  (at JC Bartending Academy)

Coming right up! (at JC Bartending Academy)

Photo 17 Feb 1 note Onions and jalapeños. Tasty, culinary tear gas.

Onions and jalapeños. Tasty, culinary tear gas.

Quote 13 Feb 25,157 notes

“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.

If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.

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Do what you love, love what you do: An omnipresent mantra that’s bad for work and workers. (via bakcwadrs)

Yeah, my inner life today is no richer than it was when I worked at Steak ‘n Shake.

I don’t think we should measure the value of a person’s professional life by whether they have esteemed or lucrative work. The best formulation of professional value I’ve come across is from Tim O’Reilly: “Do things that need doing.” 

Stocking shelves? Needs doing. Serving food? Needs doing. Collecting garbage? Needs doing. Editing wikipedia pages? Needs doing. Figuring out how to maximize fees on checking accounts? Doesn’t need doing. Engaging trolls on the Internet? Doesn’t need doing. Volunteering at animal shelters? Needs doing.

Ultimately, for me at least, the measure of work’s value is not expressed best by money or love. The question is whether something that needs to be done is getting done.

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Photo 7 Feb 2 notes Home for the weekend

Home for the weekend

Photo 24 Jan 4 notes The most expensive piece of paper I own.

The most expensive piece of paper I own.

Photo 19 Jan at Richland Chambers

at Richland Chambers

Photo 31 Dec Goodbye, 2013 (at White Rock Lake Park)

Goodbye, 2013 (at White Rock Lake Park)


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