Ben Gibbard & Zooey Deschanel Get Engaged →
And if it’s true that Ben Gibbard and John Krasinski are friends as evidenced by last week’s photo, we are missing out on some brilliant dinner parties. scout: iichlits: ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is my report on the importance of knowing how to read. If you can’t read...– Charles Schulz, Peanuts (via thoughtsdetained, whokilled) (via
Husband: You can't just steal my pajama pants. That's not what you're supposed to do. AUGH! MY BOOK!
Wife: What?! What?! Oh, sorry.
Husband [holding up book that has been left open, face-down]: AUGH! Kitty! My book!
Wife: I'm sorry. I needed your bookmark with the password.
Husband: AUGH! I was trying to keep it pristine! You could've broken the binding!
Wife: Sorry, sorry. Put it under that heavy book and flatten it back out.
Husband [with an injured air]: I am dog-earing all of your books. Every page.
From the Shelf: Books I Own That Need to Just Be...
letusread: And I have a query for you all: One of my favorite literary themes is the War in Heaven and fallen angels. I’ve had limited luck in tracking down fiction in this vein (and some of the stuff I have tracked down was garbage). As you might have gathered, I’m a huge fan of Elizabeth Knox’s The Vintner’s Luck - it represents where my tastes lie, I guess - and Nick Cave’s And the Ass Saw...
I think that long-suffering worship is more beneficial… Worship is not...– Donald Miller, Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance
I don’t know…. now that I have formed a relationship to him, I do...– our sweet German doctor friend, after we were given a rooster as a gift. (We named him Henry)
On Christmas Eve, J&I got roped into a skit and carol thing on the wards. Six times—through male and female, pediatric and maternity, surgical and VVF—we had to act out our own nativity scene and as Mary, I had four different babies thrust into my arms, one so small and smooshy I was sure I would break it. For sure, all the best advice I had about living in Africa had to do with...
My tummy is currently that weird mix of hot and cold which comes from greedy eating of fresh-from-the-oven nibbles—in this case, biscuits. As I learn how to make all kinds of new things from the scratchest of scratches, from ice cream to pizza to barbecue sauce, I wish I could claim to be developing my domestic goddess powers. I must admit, however, that I think my daily life here comes...
BTW, today, tomorrow and Friday our high temp will be 79 degrees, just like it...– email from my mom
Ay, dear; being patient is the hardest work we, any on us, have to do through...– Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life (Mrs. Gaskell)
Looking Under the Hood and Seeing an Incubator →
I need to hang out with the cat more. Maybe start building a dollhouse and get...– my darling sister
Gilmore Girls” star Lauren Graham is looking to make the leap back into...– http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117997265.html?categoryid=14&cs=1&nid=2562 (via Jezebel)
Monica [handling her wedding china]: Careful! Careful! CAREFUL!
Chandler: I'll tell you what. For the rest of our lives, I'll be careful until told otherwise.
Thank you, Friends reruns from the Canadian engineers. This is pretty much me and John, and when I was watching it last night, I had to pause and bring John in to show him. He instantly understood.
Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live...– Dumbledore (via scout)
Seems like a good idea. Even with my limited selection here, there have been a couple I’ve been avoiding (Maria Edgeworth, a grownup Madeleine L’Engle). letusread: Here are the rules: Set a goal of how many books you want to read throughout the year. Make a list of books you own which you want to read - the list can change at any time. Books you add to your collection during the...
Austenbook - Facebook Jane Austen style... →
(via camiam) Clever, and often directly quoted. What’s not to love?
I'm turning into Katherine...
drshutterbug: The following conversation took place tonight at dinner: Me: Morium, you’re such a slacker. You’re going to fail the MDE. (Just my way of encouraging her to study. It works, I promise) Morium: yeah, I know. But I’m going to get up really early tomorrow and get some good hours in. Me: Ooh, I’m not. I’m sleeping in till 8 or 8:30. (I get up at 6:45ish normally on class days) ...
Is BJ Novak quitting the Office? →
Grab the book closest to you. Go to page 56. Find...
“She watched him pedal away, saw his broad, thick-shouldered figure disappear around the turn at the end of the street.” (A Thousand Splendid Suns—I’ve read it in two days, most irresponsibly, but liked it as much or more than The Kite Runner) missdelphine: