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May 15, 2013 7:46 am April 12, 2013 8:47 am

You know that I spilled most of my mimosa when I was reaching for waffles.


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March 19, 2013 9:02 pm
Sometimes I bridge the worlds of college sports and British literature on social media.

Sometimes I bridge the worlds of college sports and British literature on social media.

March 13, 2013 12:33 pm
  • Mom: You will NEVER GUESS what some cable news channel at the airport was covering the other day. THE PAPAL CONCLAVE. It just went on, and on, and on. They showed every cardinal taking the oath of secrecy.
  • Me: Mom, have you never watched CNN before?
March 12, 2013 8:36 am
"Because of his irrational fear that his family would throw him a golf-themed funeral despite his hatred for the sport, his family will hold a private, family only service free of any type of ‘theme.’"

This is legitimately the best obit ever, featuring such lines as “He particularly hated Day Light Saving Time, which he referred to as The Devil’s Time,” and "One of his regrets was not seeing his girl, Hillary Clinton, elected President."
March 9, 2013 11:08 pm


Day 293: Music Saturdays

Today’s song is “Sweet Lorraine” by Patty Griffin, who could become one of my favorite people very quickly because she’s amazing. Shout out to Hilary Lehman for sending me this video that led me to download all her albums off of iTunes. Thanks, Hildawg! <—-if you meet her, call her that SHE LOVES THAT NICKNAME LOVES IT

I equally hate and love you for this, Andrea.

March 6, 2013 11:48 am
"I’m trying to determine how the Medicaid expansion is going to pay for the surgery to remove the knife planted in my back"

Tea Party leader Henry Kelley, after Florida Gov. Rick Scott suddenly decided to endorse a Medicaid expansion. (h/t @crampell)


February 27, 2013 9:49 am
"I have had moments of joy and light, but also moments that haven’t been easy … moments of turbulent seas and rough winds, as has occurred in the history of the church when it seemed like the Lord was sleeping."

Pope Benedict XVI today in his farewell address. While Cardinals gather in Rome to choose a new Pope, the Vatican is reeling from scandals—child sex abuse, corruption at the Vatican bank, the leaking of secret Church documents. On Fresh Air today veteran Vatican reporter, John Thavis, details this unprecedented time in the history of the Catholic Church. (via nprfreshair)

Having watched this FASCINATING HBO documentary on the sex abuse in the Catholic Church this weekend, I’ll just say it’s pretty clear that God wasn’t sleeping. It was the people who were charged with the governance of the church that were willingly, obstinately comatose.

February 25, 2013 8:02 pm
"As a society, we encourage girls and women to be emotionally accessible, and in touch with their feelings; we say that it’s an innately feminine trait. We say it, that is, until they have feelings that make us uncomfortable, at which point we recast them as melodramatic harpies, shrieking banshees, and basket cases"

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Always reblog.

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I love this.

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February 16, 2013 7:41 am
Mighty need.

Mighty need.

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