1. heidi8:

    pierogi-jarskie:

    smithsonian:

    Protip: This is a really bad question to ask when visiting the National Mall. We have 8 buildings surrounding the Mall, and a total of 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo. A S.H.I.E.L.D agent should know better! 

    (We think she means the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in this case.)  

    I love that this is on the Smithsonian’s tumblr

    Whoever does social media for the Smithsonian is awesome. 

    (Source: runakvaed, via sunkenlibrary)

  2. Punching myself in the head today.

  3. americasgreatoutdoors:

Evening light makes it to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.Photo: Jacob W. Frank

    americasgreatoutdoors:

    Evening light makes it to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

    Photo: Jacob W. Frank

  4. tracydimond:

This poem by Heather Christle in the PEN Poetry Series.

    tracydimond:

    This poem by Heather Christle in the PEN Poetry Series.

  5. I cannot do eye makeup at all. I would need people with tiny hands to do this on me.

    (Source: rodeo.net, via powderdoom)

  6. wavepoetry:

Travis Smith from the excellent Wag’s Revue sent us this endearing photo: Mary Ruefle drew a picture of a giraffe on his galley copy of Trances of the Blast after her celebratory 2014 Robert Creeley Award reading. Congrats to both of them!
Wag’s Revue published Mary Ruefle’s erasure, Eye’s for Everything, in their Spring 2012 issue. 

Wag’s Revue might be the most impressive online lit mag I’ve come across.

    wavepoetry:

    Travis Smith from the excellent Wag’s Revue sent us this endearing photo: Mary Ruefle drew a picture of a giraffe on his galley copy of Trances of the Blast after her celebratory 2014 Robert Creeley Award reading. Congrats to both of them!

    Wag’s Revue published Mary Ruefle’s erasure, Eye’s for Everything, in their Spring 2012 issue. 

    Wag’s Revue might be the most impressive online lit mag I’ve come across.

  7. I am at work right now, blogging because there is no work to do. Yet I am paid more here than I have been paid in the past at much busier, harder jobs. Although I’m still not paid a lot. The world doesn’t make much sense.

    This facility has windows. I discovered while getting my MLS degree that most libraries, particularly if they were built before a certain time, are windowless. Makes sense if you figure they existed primarily to house books, not people, which of course isn’t true anymore. But no one should have to work in a room with no windows.

    I’m not sure if the penultimate sentence of the last paragraph should have used an em-dash or semicolon or what instead of that final comma. I used to be pretty good at grammar and spelling and semantics and punctuation, but now I kind of don’t care as much, and find the people who pick on these things irritating, particularly because they are usually wrong. So I guess maybe I do care and just find the self-righteously incorrect irritating.

    My fiance saw a community theater performance of Richard III yesterday, and sometime during intermission there was a surprise marriage proposal between two audience members who were friends of the cast. The cast asked her to get up on the stage and, because presumably she was so renowned for her knowledge of Shakespeare, she had to name the number of the sonnet one of them recited to her. Then her boyfriend got up on stage and asked her to marry him. Or at least, I think that’s how the story went. So she responded with “Yes! A thousand times yes!” So my fiance was like, “I guess that’s from Shakespeare, but I can’t remember which play.” And I said “It would be funny if it wasn’t, but was from a Jane Austen novel or something.” So I googled it of course, and it’s from Pride and Prejudice. But other people had the same question, apparently, and the responses are embarrassing.

  8. I plan to pick up Lean In from my public library today after work. I figure that since I’ve been trashing it so much to anyone who will listen, I should read it at least. Get ready for a play-by-play of my experience. It might happen here.

  9. I’ve been on the internet too long, reading about wedding venues and then “25 issues you should discuss with your mate before marriage,” and wondering a few things.

  10. Aaaaaawesome.

    Aaaaaawesome.

    (Source: pleatedjeans, via smallbeerpress)