1. Seriously, who is cutting onions? 

    The Science of Happiness - An Experiment in Gratitude (by SoulPancake)


  2. Another Chat with Ma

    1. Ma: Will you have someone go to my funeral dressed like the Grim Reaper? Don't say anything. Just stand there.
    2. Me: I'm going to have to start keeping a list of all your postmortem requests.
    3. Ma: I want the Grim Reaper to squeak my clown nose. One time.
    4. Me: How am I going to cremate you and put you in fireworks AND give you a clown nose?
  3. Thanks to my awesome husband, I have a shiny new website. It still has a few bugs to work out, for sure, but I’m proud of it so far. There’s a new blog to go along with it. Follow along?

  4. Just Temp jumping off an eight-foot wall.


  5. Boston

    I keep trying to come up with something profound to say, something comforting, something beautiful in the darkness surrounding so many tonight, but every word seems inadequate, every gesture meaningless, every prayer small. 

    I think I’ll go get a Reese’s instead. 

  6. So what you’re saying is that the Gluten-free batter tastes ok? #vscocam (at Werthan Mills)

  7. Finally played with my land camera for a few minutes today. #vscocam (at Werthan Mills)

  8. Hot.


  9. "

    It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.

    You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything.

    But in real life, you can’t avoid doing things. We have to earn a living, do our taxes, have difficult conversations sometimes. Human life requires confronting uncertainty and risk, so pressure mounts. Procrastination gives a person a temporary hit of relief from this pressure of “having to do” things, which is a self-rewarding behavior. So it continues and becomes the normal way to respond to these pressures.

    — David Cain, “Procrastination Is Not Laziness”.

    (Source: error4583324, via nicconoh)