Our Last Name
My paternal grandmother’s maiden name was Netreba. Her family left the Ukraine well before World War II because, well, it wasn’t the most welcoming place on Earth for Jews to live. There was a running family joke that “Netreba,” like many Ukrainian Jewish last names, meant something bad. Finally, I found someone who spoke Ukrainian - Malice’s grandmother - and got her...
The Frenemy.: SO FAR AWAY →
thefrenemy: After I asked you guys what you wanted to see me write about dating and committed relationships, there was one request I received the most. (Good God, writing about this shit is going to be a sparse thing for me after all I have a headache now.) I weigh in on it here: Long Distance… How many minutes is it until February?
Let me tell you about my life about a year ago. My roommate and I –we’ll just...– Confessions of a Former Bible Belt Porn Store Clerk (via lastgoodemperor)
How do the Swing Kids feel about Hitler’s campaign against the Jews?...– Roger Ebert
Lady Scouts of America: I promised you an... →
ladyscouts: Dear LadyScouts, Starting tomorrow TheGloss.com will be running a weekly feature that you might be familiar with: Honorary LadyScouts. That’s right, Scouts, Honorary Yous will be a regular feature on a real website that is run by professionals and doesn’t end in dot tumblr dot com! We are… So excited about this.
I made a website! →
langer: It doesn’t actually do anything, per se, aside from succinctly express what every North Brooklyner was thinking this morning—and all in a five-letter domain name, no less! Click it, refresh it, make it your homepage, bring it up on your iPhone the next time you’re stranded at Lorimer, I don’t know, whatever. Enjoy! I hope nobody realizes they can move off of the L and still live in...
It’s funny to be a person with claustrophobia who lives in New York, a city full of confined spaces. But claustrophobia isn’t about being afraid of small or packed spaces - it’s about fear of not being able to escape from those small or packed spaces. If you pay attention, you’ll notice how in closed-door conference room meetings I always sit next to the door, or how in...
I have a great idea – what about a quick way to mark employees who ask for certain holidays off? I know! How about some kicky yellow stars? Yeah, good idea. Those’ll be really noticeable from a distance. And while those red bracelets sure are cute accessories, what about something you can see from further away? There’s a special on bulk orders of HI I’M ON THE RAG PLEASE GET AWAY FROM ME AND...