Friday, January 31, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Overheard in my office

"It would just be nice to know whether they're just chatting or having, you know, paedophile play dates."

Monday, January 27, 2014

“Do you know what love is? I’ll tell you: it is whatever you can still betray.”
― John le CarrĂ©

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Oh Sali

I think I fucking love you.

The Help I Need Is Not Available Here (a poem by Alli Warren)

I need help with long term hope

I need help with the dawn
of war and achieving
my new year's resolutions

This praise song
and the problem of pornography
structures this praise song
as speaking placement

I need help moving my chickens
I need help with girl problem
my dog, like, keeps marking the wrong areas?

and my breasts
this most pressing issue
like choosing between best friends
a distance problem involving constant
acceleration and tethering glitches

The party's all "descendant selectors, please!"
and me I'm in my handspring visor
and my bird plucking problem

I need help with a bat script for parsing
I need help with pricing with naming this
praise song I said
I seriously need help with the whole set up ASAP!

so it's
40.08 /100.09 (grams of molecular mass of calcium carbonate) =
moles of calcium

(moles of Calcium x .1973ml (convert grams to ml)) / 0.05

I got 1.580 ml
is that right?

Monday, January 20, 2014

Bad days

I’ve been having a few bad days lately. It’s boring, work-related stuff but I’ve been down in the dumps, feeling a bit frazzled and generally sorry for myself. Then I read this on a random Tumblr:
“…imagine showing Arthur Weasley a gif for the first time. At first of course he’d just think it was a normal wizard photograph, but then you’d explain that muggles made it and his heart would just explode with joy over these muggles making such amazing shit even though they have no magic at all. How amazing. How inventive. Maybe whenever you’re feeling bad about yourself imagine how much Arthur Weasley would enjoy meeting you.”
It works. I was sitting here feeling grumpy and then I thought about how much Arthur Weasley would enjoy meeting me and I instantly felt better. I thought of the way he’d smile and how that smile would light up his eyes, I thought of the questions he’d ask me and how fascinated he would be by my stupid answers. This isn't sarcasm: this is honesty Okay, I may have cheated a little bit by kind of slipping into a side fantasy in which he also introduces me to his cute older son but I DIGRESS.

The main point is worth repeating: whenever you’re feeling bad about yourself imagine how much Arthur Wesley would enjoy meeting you.

I will never tire of Sherlock's reaction to John's description of his wedding day as the most important day of his life. Because: Ehhhhhh

(Originally posted at

You might think this is a spoiler for season three of Sherlock but you're wrong (still not sorry)

This and the image below come from the wonderful Rainbow Rowell's Tumblr account, which you should most definitely check on out.

I'm sorry (but I'm not sorry)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

My Sunday Reading

Is this Dorothy Parker short story. Because sometimes Sunday blues need company.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Kate Cumberbatch

I am a fan of Benedict Cumberbatch. To be specific: I am a big fan of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in the wonderful series Sherlock. To be maybe a little bit too specific: I would like to do terrible things to him. That much said, although Martin "Dr Watson" Freeman has never done anything for me I have to say that this photo could almost change my mind about that. The cuffed jeans... the cardigan... the expression on his face.... Don't get me wrong: I would still choose Cumberbatch 10 out of 10 times but, you know, maybe Freeman could stay in the room.

Things I said after a screening of 12 Years a Slave that summed up my reaction to the movie (Possible spoiler if you haven't seen it so, um, maybe stop reading now if you're likely to)

"So, Brad Pitt solved slavery, right?"