1. the runners | a short film 

    pounding the tarmac through the seasons, a band of runners is challenged with intimate questions. before long the runners drop their guards and confess to their deepest anxieties and greatest hopes. these candid confessions give the viewer a rare glimpse at the luminous lives that lie beneath the street’s anonymous bustle.

    [by matan rochlitz + ivo gormley, via nmattea

     

  2. Andy Cohen’s crazy Ramona eyes are the best EVER. 

    Forgot to mention in my last post that the apartment is a great place to host theme parties, especially REAL HOUSEWIFE PARTIES. 

     


  3. We loved living here, but now we went ahead and became homeowners. If you’re interested in renting this 2 bedroom/2bath condo- let me know.  It’s close to many great restaurants in West Town & West Loop. Green Grocer, which is an amazing market with local produce + artesian goods, is just around the corner. Transportation is a breeze- blue + pink/green lines & many buses close. 

    Oh- did I mention, December rent is free?? It is.

    There is also flexibility on the lease terms!

    lekdwyer@gmail.com

     


  4. I’ve often thought there ought to be a manual to hand to little kids, telling them what kind of planet they’re on, why they don’t fall off it, how much time they’ve probably got here, how to avoid poison ivy, and so on. I tried to write one once. It was called Welcome to Earth. But I got stuck on explaining why we don’t fall off the planet. Gravity is just a word. It doesn’t explain anything. If I could get past gravity, I’d tell them how we reproduce, how long we’ve been here, apparently, and a little bit about evolution. I didn’t learn until I was in college about all the other cultures, and I should have learned that in the first grade. A first grader should understand that his or her culture isn’t a rational invention; that there are thousands of other cultures and they all work pretty well; that all cultures function on faith rather than truth; that there are lots of alternatives to our own society. Cultural relativity is defensible and attractive. It’s also a source of hope. It means we don’t have to continue this way if we don’t like it.
    — Kurt Vonnegut, Playboy Interview, 1973 (via kateoplis)

    (via messily)

     


  5. Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.
    — 

    Kurt Vonnegut

    Happy birthday, Mr. Vonnegut

    (via messily)

     


  6.  Look who made #8! nice work Emily & Liz!

    My favorite sign from the Chicago Marathon was a giant cat wearing a sweatband that said “26.MEOW”

    [via emphasisadded::emilyposts]

    (Source: emilyposts)

     

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  8. Happy Halloween! 

    (Source: luciwithani)

     


  9. theorcas:

    So You’ve Seen Blackfish - Now What?

    Here is a comprehensive list of things you can watch, read and do to further inform yourself of issues, assist with both wild and captive cetaceans, and various other little tidbits. So if you can’t be bothered with the Google, I’ve done a lot of the hard work for you.

    Firstly, you may watch Blackfish again online here.

    Further Documentary/Video Works:

    Discussing Captivity:

    Discussing Wild Whales:

    People/Groups/Pages to familiarize yourselves with:

    Blackfish Related Informative Interviews:

    How You Can Help:

    Captive Whales:

    Conserving Wild Whales:

    Further Reading:

    Post Viewing Resource Sheet:

    ~

    Hopefully this gives you at least a starting point for your further education on this topic. Google is your friend in this endeavour, and once you’ve learned all you can from these, I encourage you to adventure out on your own into the vast land that is the internet. There is so much information out there, much more than I could ever link you to in one post. Don’t forget, there are plenty of Facebook pages, and also Tumblr, Blogspot and Wordpress blogs out there with great information also, so jump in and follow those!

    If you know of any sites or bits of info that need to be on this list, feel free to message me and I shall add it!

    (via tinsely)

     

  10. CNN is airing the documentary BLACKFISH at 9pm.

    via tinsely:

    ”When I was a kid, I wanted to work at SeaWorld. It even says so in my 8th grade yearbook. I couldn’t think of anything cooler than swimming with dolphins and whales everyday. As I got older and learned the truth about these animals in captivity, my heart broke. It continues to break everyday. Orcas are highly complex individuals. They are incredibly intelligent. They speak their own languages. They have family reunions. There’s been documented evidence they may have funerals of some sort. They are spectacular beings. 

    They are also highly sensitive to noise. Being locked in a concrete tank with the pitter-patter of the millions of feet around them, music blasting, and unnatural noises day in and day out is essentially noise torture…

    Read Lolita’s story. She was ripped from her mother in the wild when she was 4. She’s lived in isolation in a Miami sea park in an illegally small tank since 1980.  If it doesn’t bother you, I’m not sure you have a soul. She still has a chance to be returned to the wild. Her mother is still alive

    Trust me, no one was a bigger fan of SeaWorld than I was as a kid, but it’s one of those things—once you know, you can’t unknow. There’s so much we can do for these animals. Kids will not be missing out. ”

     
     

  11. Fashionable & functional, the Mighty Purse—a 100% leather + wireless clutch—charges your phone while you’re out and about. Comes in 3 colors and costs $137.29. More info here & to purchase/browse go here.

    I need this.

    via messily:tallgirltales:

     


  12. Thanks. It has pockets!
    —  every girl ever responding to a compliment on a skirt/dress that has pockets

    (Source: captainmarvel, via shimmyrock)

     


  13. I shiver, thinking how easy it is to be totally wrong about people, to see one tiny part of them and confuse it for the whole.
    — Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall 

    (Source: psych-facts, via thedailycourtney)

     

  14. Dogs imitate crawling baby. [video

    (Source: 4gifs, via mavieenrose)

     

  15. Life sandwiched between two marathons. Summer 2013 part 1

    I didn’t have the intention of staying away this long, but I did.

    I ran the Green Bay Marathon at the end of May. It was a sluggish run, but I finished hand in hand with my sister.

    That afternoon we packed up the car, drove back to Chicago, hopped on the train & flew to Portland to see Meg, my kindred spirit/internet bestie. Portland is cool. The coffee! The beer! The neighborhoods! The FOOD! The scenery! I could have stayed longer, but all the more reason to go back & see Meg.

    We then flew down to Pebble Beach to see my Auntie Mo. We spent the best few days relaxing & eating all the freshest foods central California has to offer. We drove down highway 1 to Big Sur. Ryan went golfing & I spent time catching up with my Aunt & Meimer, my favorite Frenchie cousin dawg.

    Finally we headed up to San Francisco & had an epic whirlwind tour of the city. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate my birthday.

    May rolled into June. Most of June was spent playing in Chicago. We had a fun/rager of a weekend in Michigan with our craziest friends.Sangra in the mornin!  & in July, we figured the most American way to celebrate Independence day was to head south of the border to Mexico. We stayed on Isle Mujeres & took full advantage of the beaches, the sun, family, friends & all the tequila the island had to offer.