the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Stuff I found while looking around


Aside from showcasing indie/boutique/family-owned/design/artist-designed hotels, motels, inns, B&Bs, lodges, ryokans, riads, hostels, treehouses and, yes, even tricked-out tents and campervans, designtripper also focuses on the speedily growing network of for-rent vacation homes, apartment, villas, and haciendas.

Bonkers Russian gymnastics video

48 Things That Will Make You Feel Old

Fifty Shades of Grey: The Paint Chip Edition

A 29-year-old on the difficulties of landing a first job:

You know those high-school kids who study hard, get great grades, have part-time jobs, and manage to excel at athletics all at the same time? That was us. The university students who go to class, make the dean’s list, run extra-curricular clubs, and still make it out to the bar once in a while? We were those guys. We’ve got nothing against hard work and earning our way. I’d argue that we’re even rather good at it.

Yo, Should I Dump This Asshole?

Modern romance.

Goddammit, Carol.

How to Not Kill a Cyclist:

IT IS A COMMON JOKE ON THE INTERNET THAT TYPING IN ALL CAPS IS THE TEXTUAL EQUIVALENT OF SHOUTING. By extension, honking to a cyclist is like putting those caps in bold and 48-point type.

Photo of MGM’s stable of movie stars in 1943

Seeing Yourself as Others Do

This image, titled “Pressure Point,” was the beginning of a self-portrait series that intimately chronicles Ms. Davis’s evolving relationship with her body. Often shot in natural light in her apartment or with friends, Ms. Davis’s photos have a documentary feel. However, they are art-directed moments borrowed from real life.

Pin-up girls before and after, 1950s

– A few of my favorite recent tweets:

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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