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Nov. 24th, 2014 07:03 pm
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I fell down the rabbit hole of the Maccabeats and YouTube videos, thanks to the Facebook alumni page posting Adon Olam to the tune of Cups. And then Adon Olam to Happy.

...And now it's 19:00 and I'm so hungry and my stomach hurts from that. Fnargh. Cheese and crackers, or will I bother to go out?
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“I’m not sure if I’m depressed. I mean, I’m not exactly sad. But I’m not exactly happy either. I can laugh and joke and smile during the day, But sometimes when I’m alone at night I forget how to feel.”

- John Green (via petrichour)

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Nov. 24th, 2014 06:47 pm
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 So it's getting to be that time of the academic year where I kick myself in various body parts because I feel like I didn't do enough to ensure my best chances for getting into a finalized PhD program. (Although, of the two I had applied to previously, one was from a tech college where the dept wanted me but the grad admissions council nixed me, and the other was supposedly one of the best soc. programs in the nation. I feel like I have a better chance with the 3 other programs I am applying to this year.)

I think (and really hope) my application packet is much more competitive this year, regardless of my still-shitty GRE math score. But I test crappy in math in standardized tests anyway, which I plan to point out on my statement. I've worked on multiple research projects, I'm slated for several publications, and in general I feel I've proven a good history of workable academia. 

I just... I want this year to go so much better, and not have to be frantically pulling at unraveling ends by May.


Nov. 25th, 2014 08:00 am
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Nov. 24th, 2014 06:46 pm
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Posted by ron_newman

The Davis Area Resident/Business Initiative (DARBI) (YourDavisSquare.com) announces its 11th annual December Midnight Madness shopping event, offering exclusive sales until midnight at a collection of Davis Square retail shops, on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight, shoppers will be able to shop at such Davis Square favorites as The Boston Shaker, Comicazi, Davis Squared, Evie Salon Studio, Found, Magpie, Nave Gallery Annex, Spoke Wine Bar, Sunshine Lucy’s, What’s Nü, and When Pigs Fly.

Many retailers will offer live music, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks to keep the atmosphere lively, and several will collect or sell items to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC). Spoke Wine Bar will offer a custom drink that night, the Curtatone Cocktail, in honor of Mayor Joe Curtatone, and $1 will be donated to the SHC for each drink sold. The Nave Gallery Annex will set up a tent in Statue Park (across from the Somerville Theatre) to host its annual Wrap Around Sale of hand-knit and crocheted hats and scarves, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

To kick off the evening, adults and kids are invited to meet at 6 PM at 128 Willow Ave. by the bike path (office of Thalia Tringo & Assoc. Real Estate). There, they can drop off a donation of canned goods or warm hats/coats/scarves/gloves for SHC and receive a free snowflake luminaria bag and LED light, which they will hold as they go carolling down the bike path, ending at the Nave Gallery Annex tent in Statue Park.

[posted for Thalia Tringo]

salon etiquette -- help?

Nov. 24th, 2014 06:15 pm
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For the last almost-decade, I've gotten my hair cut at a salon near my house; it's not super-fancy, but it's not an eight-dollars-a-cut chain either. It's the kind of place where every stylist has their own station, and they take turns answering the phone and greeting walk-ins.

I started out having my hair cut by -- let's call her Anna. I don't remember how I found her, but she cut my hair for a couple of years, until she moved to a different salon. So I called up mine and asked, "Who cuts hair like Anna?" and got referred to Bets. I've had my hair cut by Bets ever since. We have that friendly-chat-while-she-cuts kind of relationship.

I have a weird wave, a loose curl, in my hair that makes it hard to cut in a way that won't leave me with it sticking straight out like ski jumps from the side of my head. Sometimes it comes out looking better, sometimes worse; neither Bets nor I have never been able to tell exactly what she does differently from one time to the next. (Possibly nothing; humidity will also affect it, of course.) So I just make an appointment for a cut, and cross my fingers.

A while ago I had a cut that was not working out at all, and I was going to be performing a wedding that weekend. So even though it was only two weeks since I'd had it cut (cuts usually last me between one and two months, depending on how they work out), I called up the salon to get an emergency appointment to have Bets try to clean it up a bit.

But Bets wasn't working that day; the only stylist in the salon was Cissy, whom I'd never even spoken to before. But she was willing to squeeze me in and do what she could, so off I went.

She did a terrific cut. And she also talked with me about the specifics of what my hair needs in a cut to look good, and not make me look like the Flying Nun. I really, really liked what she did, and I got the feel it that she had real skill in dealing with my hair. (She was careful not to diss her colleague, but did go so far as to say "This cut isn't doing you any favors," about which she was quite correct.)

You probably see my problem! I want to have Cissy cut my hair from now on, but I feel really weird making an appointment with her and snubbing Bets, who has been doing it for years and years. What do I do?

(So far I've been dealing with this difficulty by hoping I'll never need a haircut again. That strategy has worked for three months; I told you it was a great cut! But it's not going to work much longer...)
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sudden avengers high school au feelings

  • nearly codependent best friends steve and bucky that haven’t written a paper on their own since the second grade 
  • punks romanov and barton smoking ciggies behind the bleachers and generally pissing off principal fury with shenanigans
  • everyone always thinks it’s barton’s idea 
  • it’s not 
  • student council leader sam wilson with a gaggle of admirers that may or may not include tiny, asthmatic art buff steve rogers 
  • quiet biology dork bruce banner 
  • less quiet physics dork tony stark (who may or may not be occasionally supplying romanov with weed)
  • senior with the most volunteer hours and all-around sweetheart thor (head over heels for jane foster, who is too busy sciencing the hell out of everything to even notice him)
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Posted by rbarenblat@gmail.com (Velveteen Rabbi)


I'm deeply delighted that the folks at The Wisdom Daily, a publication which I greatly admire, wanted to reprint a version of a blog post which first appeared here.

They reposted my piece about Toni Bernhard's book How to Be Sick as Dealing With Chronic Illness: Can You Do Well At Being Sick?

If you didn't read that post when it appeared here, or if you'd like a refresher, feel free to click through and read the (deftly edited) version they shared with their readers.

Thanks, Wisdom Daily!


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