I knew my limitations at a young age. I was very aware of my inability to...– Jennifer Coolidge and other women writers and entertainers on bypassing motherhood. (via explore-blog)
Maybe you have to believe in the value of everything to believe in the value of...– A beautiful read by Jon Mooallem. (via explore-blog)
Little you know of the subtle electric fire that for your sake is playing within...– Walt Whitman, Complete Poems (via crocket)
Never whine. Whining lets a brute know that a victim is in the neighborhood.– Famous motherly advice from Maya Angelou and other great moms. (via explore-blog)
When you love your job it’s like peeling an onion. There are always more layers...– 14 telling signs you love your job. You don’t quite? Here’s help on how to avoid work-work and find a fulfilling occupation. (via explore-blog)
ingridrichter: A kind of thin transparent silk; also a transparent gauze muslin, cobweb lawn. A fanciful word derived from Epiphany, perhaps referring to the miracle of its delicacy when invented about 1600. Penn Family Recipes (1702), edited by Evelyn Benson, 1966.
ingridrichter: 1 gallon dandelion blossoms 1 gallon boiling water 3 lemons 1 orange 3 T. sugar 3 T. dry yeast Put blossoms in the boiling water and let stand 24 hours. Cut lemons and oranges in thin slices and add to blossom liquid. Add sugar and yeast, then let stand ten days. Strain and put in jugs, but not airtight. Herbs, Flavours & Spices by Elizabeth Hayes, 1961.
What's Up With "Toilet" and "Toilette"?
theyuniversity: As you can see, “toilette” means the same thing as “toilet” (definition #2). So, you can only flush a “toilet,” but when it comes to washing, dressing, and grooming yourself as in the following GIF, both “toilet” and “toilette” can work.
Under the evening moon the snail is stripped to the waist.– Issa, “[Under the evening moon],” trans. Robert Hass (via proustitute)