Number 86

About a week after Amber died, I listened to music for the first time. I was driving and “Radioactive” came on. I sang/screamed my heart out, sobs woven in with the already-emotionally-messy lyrics. Every time I hear it now there’s a little squeeze in my heart just as it begins. And then I feel a renewed strength, a renewed sense of power. Grief makes you stronger.


Applying for jobs like

Dear Sir/Madam, 

Thank you for rejecting my job application to your company.

I have read your application with interest. Because I have received a large number of refusals, I had to make a selection of candidates and I regret to tell you that you are not part of this group.

Despite your qualities and experience in rejecting job applicants, I must inform you your refusal does not meet my profile for this position.

For this reason, I am notifying you I will start working for your company effective immediately. I am looking forward to a prosperous collaboration.

I wish you all the best in rejecting future applicants.

Mark dutchster

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i wish there were libraries for music, where you could rent one album, listen to it, then return it. that should be a real thing.

A library. What you are thinking of is called the CD section of your local public library.

Up, Listen


This morning I was sitting at the public service desk and I recognized an older gentleman as an occasional patron.

Man [friendly]: “Good Morning!”

Me: “Hello!  How can I help you today?”  

Instantly his eyes welled with tears.

Man: “You can’t help me. No one can. I’ve just been diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. I just need someone to talk to.”  

So I listened. We talked about his life, the diagnosis, and the power of a positive attitude, and then we switched the topic to Harlan Coben vs. Vince Flynn. After he left, I cried.

I hope I helped him.

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skeleton cat patch // $22

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Millennials don’t suck as much as Fox News wants us to think


MSc Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Nottingham

"Millennials at Work: Media, Myth and Global Generations"

I want to read the fuck out of this and then send it to every person over the age of 25 I know.

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Made some more stickers to put around campus and Santa Fe

Shelby on my dash!!!! Buncle Shelborp!!

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…the older I get, the more I see how women are described as having gone mad, when what they’ve actually become is knowledgeable and powerful and fucking furious.
Sophie Heawood  (via brosetta-stone)

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Does anyone actually know what you have to do when people are singing happy birthday to you.

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Bird Music

This is how they write Jazz


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