the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Stuff I found while looking around


Dramatic Photos of California’s Historic Drought

My boss Joan Rivers was like nothing you’d ever expect and like everything you probably imagined.

– A Facebook map of which NFL team gets the most Facebook “likes” in each county in the entire United States

100 most iconic shots in the history of cinema

The Many Stylings of Modern-Day Dandies

Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom:

I feel like parenting is defined by this constant angsty tension – wanting so much for a hard phase to be over, simultaneously feeling guilty that we are wishing it away, and then immediately grieving each stage as soon as it has passed.  It seems like we are constantly sandwiched between a hope for an easier stage, and a regret that the harder stage is gone.

An Instagram feed wherein Jarod Allen recreates profile pics on Tinder. This one is a particular favorite of mine:

– A compilation of April insulting Ann from “Parks and Recreation”

‘Snowplow parents’ overly involved in college students’ lives:

Parents have the delusion that what they’re doing is helping but it’s okay to let your kid fail in safe circumstances.

College has always been, in part, an education in separation, a time of transitioning from adolescent to adult. But some administrators say they see greater parental involvement postponing that.

– Oh, America: The Best-Selling Car In Every State

– I could not possibly love this more: Game of Thrones – 60’s/Saul Bass style title sequence


…if you now suffer from fear of bunnies, fear of bubbles, fear of bathtubs; if there was disturbing bending, twisting, squishing noises; if there was extraneous clamping, rashing, tearing, minor penile electrocution; if you had to visit an emergency room to have a six-pound singing bunny surgically truncated from your loins—you may participate in the class action lawsuit

– I think I have a new assignment for Coco: Watch As People Flee In Terror From The Giant Mutant Spider Dog

– Classic First Lines of Novels in Emojis: A Quiz


Some of my favorite recent tweets:

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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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