If you’re still in college…

…you do not know that “meetings” are the most useless part of employment. (Well, maybe you have a job that includes meetings. When I worked part time I didn’t have meetings, but my experience isn’t universal.)

I have a lot of meetings at work. Usually, because of my field, I meet with lobbying groups who come in, talk at me for about five minutes, give me a folder full of stuff, and then leave. Sometimes I’ll have meetings with my boss and coworker which are marginally more productive, but on the whole, “meetings” eat up chunks of your day and, I think, largely exist to give us eight hours’ worth of work.

Before I started working full time, I often wondered, “Is there really eight hours’ worth of work to be done in an office?” Maybe in some offices that is the case, but almost everyone I’ve talked to admits no, there isn’t, and I am convinced meetings were invented for the sole purpose of keeping us in the office longer.

Today I left work early, at around 1:50, because I wasn’t feeling well.

Sitting in my bed right now, I just remembered I had a meeting scheduled at 2:00 to talk with some representatives from a hospital in my boss’s district about graduate medical education. And I just… peaced the hell out right before they came to visit.

Whoops.

tanaquil:

HOGWARTS HOUSE: GRYFFINDOR

"The House of Godric Gryffindor has commanded the respect of the wizarding world for nearly ten centuries."

(requested by one very specific anon :))



tanaquil:

HOGWARTS HOUSE: GRYFFINDOR

"The House of Godric Gryffindor has commanded the respect of the wizarding world for nearly ten centuries."

(requested by one very specific anon :))



tanaquil:

HOGWARTS HOUSE: GRYFFINDOR

"The House of Godric Gryffindor has commanded the respect of the wizarding world for nearly ten centuries."

(requested by one very specific anon :))



tanaquil:

HOGWARTS HOUSE: GRYFFINDOR

"The House of Godric Gryffindor has commanded the respect of the wizarding world for nearly ten centuries."

(requested by one very specific anon :))



tanaquil:

HOGWARTS HOUSE: GRYFFINDOR

"The House of Godric Gryffindor has commanded the respect of the wizarding world for nearly ten centuries."

(requested by one very specific anon :))



tanaquil:

HOGWARTS HOUSE: GRYFFINDOR

"The House of Godric Gryffindor has commanded the respect of the wizarding world for nearly ten centuries."

(requested by one very specific anon :))

tanaquil:

HOGWARTS HOUSE: GRYFFINDOR
"The House of Godric Gryffindor has commanded the respect of the wizarding world for nearly ten centuries."
(requested by one very specific anon :))
ofhousebelcher:

Linda: You know, Dakota, when I braid Louise’s hair I sing her a song.
Linda: (singing) Here goes the hair, and there goes the hair, and where is Harry Truman? He’s dead in the ground, he’s dead in the ground, he’s dead dead dead dead…
Mother Daughter Laser Razor - 3.10
ofhousebelcher:

Linda: You know, Dakota, when I braid Louise’s hair I sing her a song.
Linda: (singing) Here goes the hair, and there goes the hair, and where is Harry Truman? He’s dead in the ground, he’s dead in the ground, he’s dead dead dead dead…
Mother Daughter Laser Razor - 3.10
ofhousebelcher:

Linda: You know, Dakota, when I braid Louise’s hair I sing her a song.
Linda: (singing) Here goes the hair, and there goes the hair, and where is Harry Truman? He’s dead in the ground, he’s dead in the ground, he’s dead dead dead dead…
Mother Daughter Laser Razor - 3.10

ofhousebelcher:

Linda: You know, Dakota, when I braid Louise’s hair I sing her a song.

Linda: (singing) Here goes the hair, and there goes the hair, and where is Harry Truman? He’s dead in the ground, he’s dead in the ground, he’s dead dead dead dead…

Mother Daughter Laser Razor - 3.10

ofhousebelcher:

Linda: You’re a hurtful slut, Bob!
Dr. Yap - 2.06

ofhousebelcher may be the most important blog anyone’s ever done anywhere at any time. ofhousebelcher:

Linda: You’re a hurtful slut, Bob!
Dr. Yap - 2.06

ofhousebelcher may be the most important blog anyone’s ever done anywhere at any time.

ofhousebelcher:

Linda: You’re a hurtful slut, Bob!

Dr. Yap - 2.06

ofhousebelcher may be the most important blog anyone’s ever done anywhere at any time.

Of particular note: “The findings are striking because the most commonly cited economic statistics — such as per capita gross domestic product — continue to show that the United States has maintained its lead as the world’s richest large country. But those numbers are averages, which do not capture the distribution of income.”

So if U.S. GDP continues to outpace the rest of the world, but that’s an average number, and the American middle class has been and continues to lose money as the average income drops, what does that tell you about America’s richest earners?

Going to bed Tumblypoos. You’re all beautiful in your own way and will achieve the things you want to <3

Q

furthest-city-light asked:

Do you ever think you'll get fed up with mainstream publishing and try to self-publish your pirate novels?

A

I’ve thought about this a lot, and sometimes the answer is a strong no and sometimes the answer is a soft no.

I am skeptical of self-publishing as a rule. To me, when I hear of people who self-publish, I hear “my writing wasn’t good enough to be considered by a professional publishing house.” Is this 100% true 100% of the time? Absolutely not. There are a lot of reasons to self-publish, but I don’t think getting rejected by the publishing establishment is among them.

But sometimes I think about moving on from them, largely because I started writing them six years ago (egads) and I don’t want to be wrapped up in pushing the same thing forever. My interests and ideas have shifted, and while I am always open to revisions, at some point I have to close the (metaphorical) book on those books.

Lately I’ve been entertaining the idea of putting them online, publishing them one chapter at a time, but I’m not entirely sure how I feel about that yet to seriously pursue it.

beggars-opera:

daisura:

animaniacs was ahead of its time

I have to remind myself and the angry fandom side of tumblr about this periodically or this damn website might implode

(via zohbugg)

Q

Anonymous asked:

Let's not talk about us loving you. Who are you loving on? Tell us about your romantic exploits.

A

There isn’t much to tell. I’m not a good person to date, because I’m very much wrapped up in my own life and concerns and, while I try my best to be empathetic and understanding and giving, I’m just not at a place where I can consistently place someone else’s needs above my own.

(Also I tend to get caught up in talking about things like maps and desks in the U.S. Senate, which are not exactly conducive to a happy relationship.)