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This day was so hard that I didn’t get to solve my morning sudoku until 1AM… at my second job

This day was so hard that I didn’t get to solve my morning sudoku until 1AM… at my second job

quintessentiallyquirky:

screenkid:

"Making this film was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It took five years and tormented me. I didn’t want to make it, and I wanted to give up many times along the way, but I also didn’t want this story to be out there in the words of someone other than the many people who lived it."

- Sarah Polley, Stories We Tell

This was the best thing I’ve seen in the past year…no, like ever.

Yes, it’s like going to The Moth but everyone gets to tell their sides of the story. It’s amazing.

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After a twelve hour work day I stayed up til 3 AM writing about reading the newspaper the morning after the Haley bob comet cult thing happened.

screenkid:

"Making this film was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It took five years and tormented me. I didn’t want to make it, and I wanted to give up many times along the way, but I also didn’t want this story to be out there in the words of someone other than the many people who lived it."

- Sarah Polley, Stories We Tell

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So they ordered a pizza for dinner tonight. The pizza guy showed up before me. The kids ran to the door shouting, IFER’S HERE! IFER’S HERE! Then when it wasn’t me they just stood there and sulked, moaning, IT’S JUST THE PIZZA.

Pizza guy was left standing there asking, What’s an ifer?

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Showed up to my second job and the mom offered me a beer. I said sure!

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Ester farts in her sleep.

Ester farts in her sleep.

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Ester the snoring pug.

Ester the snoring pug.

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Reading while an infant naps

I’m jumping between reading self help books that I find at the house I’m working at and the collection of short stories from the library by a writer who is teaching a class I’m contemplating taking in the fall.

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Love when he uses his baby sign language to talk to the cat. ❤️

Love when he uses his baby sign language to talk to the cat. ❤️

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Creativity

Last night I got really mad at myself for not getting a lion’s mane sewn like I told myself I would.

I think I gave up on sewing a few months ago because I started following other people who I thought were way better than I am at it and I was working so much that I didn’t really have time to focus on sewing like before when work was slow. Also, I keep the price for these things low, so low that when I realize I’ve spend over 30 hours making them I get really bummed out.

Trying to remind myself that it’s creative time well spent. Trying to get audiobooks or tv shows to keep me motivated. Also reminding myself that I don’t HAVE TO CHOOSE between writing and sewing. I can live a creative life of balance!

There are a few people out there who still email and ask me to make stuff. Thankfully these people are very patient. And I actually feel like they are little angels reviving my creativity. Especially when they reach out to remind me that the plushie they asked me to make back in January would really be a perfect birthday present for the end of this month.

Yesterday I worked an 8 hour day, wrote for 2 hours at the library and then came home and made tabbouleh. It wasn’t until 10PM when I tried to create the pattern, but by 11 I was grumpy and gave up.

I’m trying to finish this lion in time for a customer to give it to his girlfriend for her birthday. I’m also trying to redesign it to look like a beefy little guy and so far I’m winning.

I’m working doubles the rest of this week so working on it feels impossible, but I’m gonna try my best!

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.
"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement. 

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.

"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement. 

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Catdog in the morning sunlight.

Catdog in the morning sunlight.

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Echo park rising fun with @futureeyes  (at Echoplex (venue))

Echo park rising fun with @futureeyes (at Echoplex (venue))

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Good morning, watermelon slushie, will you please cure my hangover?

Good morning, watermelon slushie, will you please cure my hangover?