tales from the south

blurintofocus:

kenyatta:

bbcamerica:

grahamnortonshow:

taylorswift's​ fans *die* at 1989 secret listening parties.

Taylor Swift is secretly stalking her fans online for invitations to private listening parties… where her fans keep dying!

Don’t miss an all new episode of The Graham Norton Show with guests Taylor Swift, John Cleese, cricketer Kevin Pietersen, and musical guest Neil Diamond SATURDAY OCT 18 at NEW TIME 10/9c, Immediately following DOCTOR WHO on BBC America

If you haven’t seen the clip of Taylor Swift on The Graham Norton Show, here it is. Be sure to watch BBC America next Saturday for the full interview.

Wherein Taylor Swift describes exactly what we do for a living at everybodyatonce.

*dies* construction as excitement expression online is one of my favorite things to think / write about. I die.

alright. this is worth a reblog. it is remarkable that all of t.swift’s fans are on the same hyperbolic page. 

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likeafieldmouse:

Andy Denzler - Song of My Self (2012)

beautiful. 

likeafieldmouse:

Andy Denzler - Song of My Self (2012)

beautiful. 

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…these are the things i love learning from my perch coworkers (who i don’t actually work with, as you recall, but work beside). 

so yes. lobsters. according to wiki, they can live upwards of 60 years and 40 lbs. this factoid literally blew my mind this afternoon and then i spent the next 10 minutes Googling images of scarily large lobsters. 

you all clearly needed to know that asap. TGIF! 

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natgeofound:

A sled dog, tied to a whale rib, howls under the midnight sun in Alaska, 1969.Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic Creative

natgeofound:

A sled dog, tied to a whale rib, howls under the midnight sun in Alaska, 1969.Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic Creative

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all of this is [heart-wrenchingly] accurate

memph-town, i miss you! 

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Happy third Riga got ya day! Three years ago, mr cs and I drove to rural Missouri to pick up this little fur ball. She’s been our awkward little pup-child ever since. #Riga

Happy third Riga got ya day! Three years ago, mr cs and I drove to rural Missouri to pick up this little fur ball. She’s been our awkward little pup-child ever since. #Riga

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so you were missing santa fe today, too? perfect. glad i read your mind. 

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welcome to my “office.” and by office i of course mean this rustic-industrial slab of desk in my new coworking space. 

coworking is the newfangled concept that people can and should work side by side, in harmony, on different things…in different industries, for different purposes, etc. it’s become more popular as our culture has grown to embrace unconventional working arrangements: remote employee, freelancer, self-employed, and so on. and it is the ultimate solution for the type of worker i am. 

in college, i was reluctant to admit this to myself. it was so much easier to write papers from my room, and being lazy, i often fooled myself into thinking i could be productive in my own living space. this was quite frequently inadequate. i procrastinated like a champ. what i should have realized earlier is that whenever i left to go to one of the art studios, for example, i was magically much more productive. 

at KDHQ, i struggled with productivity from time to time just like anyone would, but i was mostly focused. the routine was heaven-sent for someone in denial like myself: wake up, dress like a professional, leave your house, arrive at an office, work for 7.5 hours, then return to your house. there was definitely something to that work-life balance that just magically happened when i commuted between locations. the equation was there: all it needed was me. 

then came the move to Chapel Hill. as i already mentioned, it was tough to be underemployed. i had no routine to auto-correct my lazy tendencies.

i had already done some research about the idea of coworking. i heard about the concept on NPR and bookmarked it for future reference.  after subscribing to the local business journal (don’t laugh; it’s good for networking & understanding local commerce if you’re new to the area), i learned about an up & coming space in Durham that was making waves and growing like crazy. okay, i thought to myself, the triangle is definitely on board with these new work habits. 

luckily for me, i found one closer (and cheaper) than the one in Durham. it’s a small space - only 8 full-time desks and a common table - and it moonlights as an art gallery. we also share the floor with a wellness studio that houses yoga, an acupuncturist, and rotating wellness help groups.

i cannot explain the magic thing that transforms me into a functioning, working adult, but i know that it happens daily. others might find this idea silly (like my dad, who has worked from his home office in his bathrobe for many years), but it is so necessary for me.  i don’t necessarily dress like a professional like i did at KDHQ (heels are definitely not required), but i do get dressed…and that’s an important distinction i can live with. 

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I think this is so profound. And the interview has made me consider Lena like never before. http://www.npr.org/2014/09/29/352276798/lena-dunham-on-sex-oversharing-and-writing-about-lost-girls

I think this is so profound. And the interview has made me consider Lena like never before. http://www.npr.org/2014/09/29/352276798/lena-dunham-on-sex-oversharing-and-writing-about-lost-girls

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Observe: one sleepy puppy. #Riga #sleepypaws

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