Andrea Bernadette and the Wall of Finer Things

slaughterhouse90210:

“Whenever I saw her, I felt like I had been living in another country, doing moderately well in another language, and then she showed up speaking English and suddenly I could speak with all the complexity and nuance that I hadn’t realized was gone. With Lucy I was a native speaker.”― Ann Patchett, Truth and Beauty

@michellerosepa, someotherbetty

slaughterhouse90210:

“Whenever I saw her, I felt like I had been living in another country, doing moderately well in another language, and then she showed up speaking English and suddenly I could speak with all the complexity and nuance that I hadn’t realized was gone. With Lucy I was a native speaker.”
― Ann Patchett,
Truth and Beauty

@michellerosepa, someotherbetty

I laughed right out loud at the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer.  It looks SO goofy.  And as someone who enjoyed the books (sex and luxury), I still plan on seeing it.  Maybe not on Valentine’s Day weekend but maybe on a rainy Saturday afternoon showing a month or two after.  However, I would DIE if any of my students saw me purchasing tickets, entering the theater or exiting the theater. Maybe I have to cross state lines for the sake of my privacy.

No, actually, we’re just good friends.

(Source: trianglemix)

If you were inserted as a goalie for an NHL team for an entire season, what kind of save percentage would you have? Assume your teammates don’t slit your neck kicking you in the face out of frustration. I’d say .600 is possible. Between shots you can see, and just happening to be a fat American standing in front of a relatively small goal, you could stop more shots than got past you.

I don’t think so. Every time I watch a hockey game, the goalie makes 10 to 30 saves that are completely insane. Those saves are a matter of routine to Martin Brodeur, but you and I would have no chance of making them. Yeah, you might be able to block a bad shot simply by standing there and letting it hit your face, but eventually players on the other team would notice your weakness(es) and exploit them fully. Your save percentage would drop every game until, by the end, you were allowing 75 goals per contest.

And that’s not even considering the mental drain. There is a hard rubber puck coming at you at all times. Padding or not, that is terrifying. I would crack. I would curl up into a ball and just lay in front of the net, accepting my abuse. FACT: NHL goalie is a harder job than CEO.

-Drew Magary

Girls Vacation 2013: San Francisco

The day we went to Sonoma, Prince George was born and we were so excited because we had another “where were you when…” moment together. We must have a million (give or take).

Waiting for our call-up.

Waiting for our call-up.

haygirlhay:

I cooked exactly one dinner this past week, but I made it count. 
Run, don’t walk, to make/devour these bbq chicken burgers. They took basically no time to make and were exactly what you hope a burger will be. 
Is there a name for that gesture where you kiss your fingertips? That happened a lot while eating these. 
Recommended: grinding your own meat (not as gross/involved as you think! promise!), tucking the onions beneath smoked gouda then melting for neatness, and TJ’s Carolina Gold BBQ sauce. 

I wholeheartedly endorse this recipe!  I made it last Monday for dinner and it was nothing short of excellent. The internet goaded me into grinding my own meat in the food processor and the results were excellent without the gross/unnecessary packaging of ground chicken. Onions under the cheese would have been a great idea and I’ll keep it in mind for next time.

haygirlhay:

I cooked exactly one dinner this past week, but I made it count. 

Run, don’t walk, to make/devour these bbq chicken burgers. They took basically no time to make and were exactly what you hope a burger will be. 

Is there a name for that gesture where you kiss your fingertips? That happened a lot while eating these. 

Recommended: grinding your own meat (not as gross/involved as you think! promise!), tucking the onions beneath smoked gouda then melting for neatness, and TJ’s Carolina Gold BBQ sauce. 

I wholeheartedly endorse this recipe!  I made it last Monday for dinner and it was nothing short of excellent. The internet goaded me into grinding my own meat in the food processor and the results were excellent without the gross/unnecessary packaging of ground chicken. Onions under the cheese would have been a great idea and I’ll keep it in mind for next time.

My official title is “Pie Engineer” but it’s really “Looker of Color Combinations.”

My official title is “Pie Engineer” but it’s really “Looker of Color Combinations.”