juan luna portrait painting

WAITING IN THE PHILIPPINES

We went to the National Museum of Fine Arts in Manila, and near the entrance was a large room, and in that large room was one enormous painting, the Spoliarium. My cousin and I looked at it for a while: at the bodies, at the audience, at the stroke work, then at the people taking selfies in front of the …

Jenna volunteering to be the friend who cries on the sidewalk after a night of drinking

JENNA VOLUNTEERING TO BE THAT FRIEND WHO CRIES ON THE SIDEWALK AFTER A NIGHT OF DRINKING

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kens the guy who ruins everyones night by changing the song every 30 seconds

KEN’S THE GUY WHO RUINS EVERYONE’S NIGHT BY CHANGING THE SONG EVERY THIRTY SECONDS

We all know Ken. We all know the guy who changes the song every thirty seconds. Let’s stop Ken today.

georgia taking her daily dose of sexism in workplace

GEORGIA TAKING HER DAILY DOSE OF SEXISM IN THE WORKPLACE

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looking outside an airplane window

WHAT YOU MUST DO ONCE YOU LEARN HOW TO FLY

Most people, when I ask them what they’d do if they had more time and money, say that they would travel more. I wonder how many people truly mean it. I wonder how many people, when actually given more time and money, would actually “travel”. Where would they go? What would they do? What would they be afraid of leaving …

rachel forming a book about how she should never form her-own opinions about anything

RACHEL READING A BOOK ABOUT HOW SHE SHOULD NEVER FORM HER OWN OPINIONS ABOUT ANYTHING

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jason choosing where to get punished for his poor life choices

JASON CHOOSING WHERE TO GET PUNISHED FOR HIS POOR LIFE CHOICES

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scorpion and snake tequila

HOW TO COMFORT PEOPLE WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO COMFORT PEOPLE

I committed the next three months to not drinking alcohol. What I miss about alcohol is how much easier life gets when you drink it. With alcohol, it’s easier to embarrass yourself, it’s easier to make friends, it’s easier to laugh, it’s easier to hug people and it’s so much easier to get away with doing the things you’ve always …

man selling his dreams for full time job

CHARLIE JUST SOLD HIS LIFE

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kim blind reading

KIM IS BLIND

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