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21
2014
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20
2014
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19
2014

Reblogged from randomhouse :

randomhouse:

SHAKE is out this week, and the fine folks at the Mason Shaker have given us the go-ahead to share a lovely summer cocktail recipe with you all - read, drink, and be merry!

The FRENCHIE: A good muddle and a quick shake infuse French Rosé with the essential flavors of summer in this Francophile’s version of a sangria.

The Particulars: (Makes two drinks)

  • 10 shots of French Rosé wine
  • 2 shots of Cointreau
  • 1 cube cane sugar
  • 6 fresh raspberries (plus 4 for garnish)
  • 6 fresh blueberries (plus 4 for garnish)
  • 4 fresh strawberries (plus 2 for garnish)
  1. Add the cane sugar cube, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries to the shaker.
  2. Muddle the ingredients in the bottom of the shaker until thoroughly crushed and the sugar has mostly dissolved.
  3. Add the Rosé, Cointreau, and ice to above the level of the liquid and shake briefly for 3 seconds.
  4. Strain the mixture into tumblers (not tumblrs!) containing large cubes of ice and garnish with remaining berries.

Jul
17
2014
Jul
16
2014

Reblogged from thegetty :

thegetty:

Why should we beware of you?

Because I’m special.

Do you have special powers?

No. I’m just special.


Ivy, July 8, 2014

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16
2014
Jul
11
2014

Reblogged from fuckitfireeverything :

itwastotalclarity:

pjransone:

 


segoli:

deerdem:

selkiesounds:

bogmoth:

I said “have a nice day!” to this old dude and apparently that’s not fucking good enough because he retrieved his wallet and from like a stack of 30 of these things pulled one out and gave it to me and said something like “I hope you reconsider your choices next time”


This is the most self entitled shit i’ve seen all day

the phrase “my pleasure” is so fuckin weird and I don’t trust anyone who uses it unless they go all out and say it in a slow, moderately seductive voice and follow it up with a Lucille Bluth-esque wink




I do like responding to “Have a nice day!” with “Don’t tell me what to do!” but AS A JOKE. GOD. DAMN. There are so so many other words and phrases that are actually offensive to people that we need to worry about. 

itwastotalclarity:

pjransone:

 

segoli:

deerdem:

selkiesounds:

bogmoth:

I said “have a nice day!” to this old dude and apparently that’s not fucking good enough because he retrieved his wallet and from like a stack of 30 of these things pulled one out and gave it to me and said something like “I hope you reconsider your choices next time”

This is the most self entitled shit i’ve seen all day

the phrase “my pleasure” is so fuckin weird and I don’t trust anyone who uses it unless they go all out and say it in a slow, moderately seductive voice and follow it up with a Lucille Bluth-esque wink

I do like responding to “Have a nice day!” with “Don’t tell me what to do!” but AS A JOKE. GOD. DAMN. There are so so many other words and phrases that are actually offensive to people that we need to worry about. 

Jul
10
2014

Reblogged from imightbeahorse :

imightbeahorse:

I made a pie chart

imightbeahorse:

I made a pie chart

Jul
10
2014

Reblogged from everythingiread :

"She recognized that that is how friendships begin: one person reveals a moment of strangeness, and the other person decides just to listen and not exploit it."

The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer (via everythingiread)

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10
2014
Jul
8
2014

Reblogged from algonquinbooks :

Honest Book Titles

amandaonwriting:

Think about how much easier it would be if some of the more confusing titles just spelled it all out for us. For your edification, here are 8 books and their “honest” titles:

1. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Honest Title: British People Who Confuse Sexual Attraction With Rudeness

2. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

Honest Title: Cancer Is The Worst

3. It, by Stephen King

Honest Title: The Only Thing Scarier Than a Clown Is a Demon Clown

4. Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy

Honest Title: Trains Are Not Playing Around, You Guys

5. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

Honest Title: Women Be Straight Trippin’

6. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Steig Larsson

Honest Title: Sexual Violence, Snow &  Some Ads For Pricey Electronics

7. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis

Honest Title: Four Children and their Imaginations Partake In a Massive Religious Allegory

8. Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon

Honest Title: Bigamy & Time Travel in Scotland

by 

Jul
8
2014

Reblogged from stephenkingmoney :

stephenkingmoney:

PURCHASE: Two books from BookCourt.
COST: $38.10
NOTE: One for me. One for my son. And that’s it for the Stephen King money this year! Later today I’ll be posting the tally and what’s in store next year.
WOULD STEPHEN KING LIKE IT: True, there is always something a little disturbing in a Margaret Wise Brown book, but The Fever by Megan Abbott is probably the winner here. Given what The Blondes is about I’ve been excited to read Abbott’s novel. Also, the definitive article is very important in today’s book titling climate. 

stephenkingmoney:

PURCHASE: Two books from BookCourt.

COST: $38.10

NOTE: One for me. One for my son. And that’s it for the Stephen King money this year! Later today I’ll be posting the tally and what’s in store next year.

WOULD STEPHEN KING LIKE IT: True, there is always something a little disturbing in a Margaret Wise Brown book, but The Fever by Megan Abbott is probably the winner here. Given what The Blondes is about I’ve been excited to read Abbott’s novel. Also, the definitive article is very important in today’s book titling climate. 

Jul
7
2014

Reblogged from libraryjournal :

Thank you, B.J. Novak, for the library love!

libraryjournal:

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6
2014
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6
2014

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