I knew a guy from Chicago who ordered a really pricy charcuterie platter for the table without asking the table and I was so insanely irritated.
I don’t think Canadians do this but maybe I just usually hang with the right ones
Last night I ordered green beans to share intending on paying for them myself but the waitress split them equally between bills. Just mortifying.
Trigger warnings: abortion, overblown think pieces
Obvious Child gives me a sense of calm, which may sound odd at first, but hear me out.
There are certain female experiences like abortion that are 99.9% of the time portrayed by the mainstream (patriarchal) media as being massive,…
My mission for summer is to perfect my technique for cooking a rare steak on a BBQ. Any advice, meat eaters?
Buy an instant read thermometer and trust the internet, not your friends.
Buy really good meat and trust your fingers. They know what cooked meat feels like.
Love it when miyupiyu fills my tumblr fees with a flood of black and white. Chills me right out.
Now these foreign countries I had heard about in our geography class were more than empty spaces on the map. I wanted to know more about them. Who were these people? What did they do when they were not playing in the World Cup?
I don’t know where they come from.
I can summon them
(sometimes I can)
into my mind,
into my fingers,
I don’t know why. Or I’ll suddenly hear them
they don’t often come when I need them.
When I need them most terribly,
—Franz Wright. Art: Leonid Pasternak.
The largest diamond in the known universe weighs approximately a million trillion trillion pounds, making it as massive as the sun. But nobody has actually seen it: http://nyr.kr/1iyOCI5
Photograph by Antonio Zambardino/Contrasto/Redux.
I’m sorry, what?
Bidwell Street, between Haro and Barclay, 1925
Source: City of Vancouver Archives #357-7
M, it’s our hood!
The herbarium at the Natural History Museum in London contains nearly six million plant specimens, many of which are centuries old. Take a look at Nick Knight’s photos of some of the most visually alluring samples: http://nyr.kr/1woDLCZ
All photographs by Nick Knight/Schirmer/Mosel.
Last night while reading I came across a quote from 1776 that used the word “atom” (as in, “he would step on my toes and crush them to atoms!”). First, I was shocked because I didn’t realize anyone used the word before scientific atomic theory became prevalent in the early-mid-1800s. Second, though, when I got out of bed to Google this, I found this amazing Google tool which trawls all scanned books in its Google Books project and plots the incidence of use of a word over time. Incredible!