Wit, Wisdom 'n Wisecracks (mostly wisecracks, really)
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We were photobombed by “Little Indy”.

We were photobombed by “Little Indy”.

Two coworkers told me today that they noticed I’ve lost weight

It’s a good feeling, although I suspect my wearing a black shirt helped a little.

Shortly afterwards at a pizza party, I ate 4 slices. Back to square one.

Better go for a looooong walk tonight.

Historian and Feminist Scholar Gerda Lerner

…and you have still have a long way to go. even in ‘civilized’ first world nations, you still have a long way to go.

From Rick’s Test Kitchen:

Made another attempt at healthy homemade MozzArepas again tonight. I used the same recipe from my last attempt, but this time added in some corn kernels and used a silicone egg ring to hold the shape better, so as to have a thicker round crumpet-like pancake, rather than the thinner crepe-like one I created last time. 

I think this is as close to a real MozzArepa as I can get while using low fat/calorie ingredients. However, I have to say, I think I preferred my earlier, thinner crepe-like versions a little better than these. 

GPOYW - with the loveliest flower on the Highline.

GPOYW - with the loveliest flower on the Highline.

i-am-ascension:

When the Buddha start to wander around India shortly after his enlightenment, he encountered several men who recognized him to be a very extraordinary being.They asked him, “Are you a god?”"No," he replied."Are you a reincarnation of god?""No," he replied."Are you a wizard, then?""No.""Well, are you a man?""No.""So what are you?" they asked, being very perplexed."I am awake."

I think this is the first image of Buddha I’ve ever seen in which he’s depicted as a young, good looking stud. It’s been done to Jesus for years now.

i-am-ascension:

When the Buddha start to wander around India shortly after his enlightenment, he encountered several men who recognized him to be a very extraordinary being.

They asked him, “Are you a god?”

"No," he replied.

"Are you a reincarnation of god?"

"No," he replied.

"Are you a wizard, then?"

"No."

"Well, are you a man?"

"No."

"So what are you?" they asked, being very perplexed.

"I am awake."

I think this is the first image of Buddha I’ve ever seen in which he’s depicted as a young, good looking stud. It’s been done to Jesus for years now.

and… where appropriate…

and… where appropriate…

Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them.
Jules Verne (via whats-out-there)
nycnostalgia:

Broadway, 1965

Vinnie: Daddy, what’s that on top of the car?Dad: Dare is nuttin’ on top of the car there, Vinnie.Vinnie: But daddy, it’s right ther…Dad: Vinnie! You don’t see nuttin’ on top of the car, capeesh?

nycnostalgia:

Broadway, 1965

Vinnie: Daddy, what’s that on top of the car?
Dad: Dare is nuttin’ on top of the car there, Vinnie.
Vinnie: But daddy, it’s right ther…
Dad: Vinnie! You don’t see nuttin’ on top of the car, capeesh?

People experience reality not as it is, but as they expect it to be.

(via psych2go)

Without exception. We can’t get rid of our filters and preconceptions completely, but we can work hard to minimize them to be as objective as humanly possible. The first step is to recognize that you are not already objective, like most people believe they are. -r

Truthful Tuesday - I’m not looking forward to tomorrow. I have been asked to demo and prepare for implementation a database that an incompetent developer has been working on for over a year. I conceived it and, if it had been done right, would be a thing of beauty. But early on, a lot of compromises and workarounds had to be built in because the developer didn’t have the skills and knowledge to make it happen. Our old developer did, which is why I thought this could work. I would have asked for something very different, and simpler, if I had known how things would turn out.
Anyway, the database has decayed into a slapdash kludgy monstrosity that even Rube Goldberg would find repulsive, with more bugs than an everglades picnic.  …and my name is the one management is gonna associate with it, not some temporary foreign contractor. I hate being held accountable for something I have little or no control over. *sigh*

Truthful Tuesday - I’m not looking forward to tomorrow. I have been asked to demo and prepare for implementation a database that an incompetent developer has been working on for over a year. I conceived it and, if it had been done right, would be a thing of beauty. But early on, a lot of compromises and workarounds had to be built in because the developer didn’t have the skills and knowledge to make it happen. Our old developer did, which is why I thought this could work. I would have asked for something very different, and simpler, if I had known how things would turn out.

Anyway, the database has decayed into a slapdash kludgy monstrosity that even Rube Goldberg would find repulsive, with more bugs than an everglades picnic.  …and my name is the one management is gonna associate with it, not some temporary foreign contractor. I hate being held accountable for something I have little or no control over. *sigh*

antikythera-astronomy:

Today at 4:25 PM EDT Russia is launching its first female cosmonaut to the International Space Station. Her name’s Elena Serova and she’s a badass.
A reporter recently asked her, “How are you going to style your hair in orbit?”
Her response: “Can I ask a question too? Aren’t you interested in the hair styles of my colleagues?”
This is huge for women around the world. Watch it here. Elena is Russia’s first female cosmonaut in 17 years. That’s 17 years too long.

I don’t know how women keep their cool. If I was one, I don’t think I’d last an hour before I punched some jerk in the chops.

antikythera-astronomy:

Today at 4:25 PM EDT Russia is launching its first female cosmonaut to the International Space Station. Her name’s Elena Serova and she’s a badass.

A reporter recently asked her, “How are you going to style your hair in orbit?”

Her response: “Can I ask a question too? Aren’t you interested in the hair styles of my colleagues?”

This is huge for women around the world. Watch it here. Elena is Russia’s first female cosmonaut in 17 years. That’s 17 years too long.

I don’t know how women keep their cool. If I was one, I don’t think I’d last an hour before I punched some jerk in the chops.

humming together helps, too.

humming together helps, too.