adelesadkins:

Get to know me meme: [one/five] favorite actresses ■ Emma Thompson

I think I encountered the possibility earlier on, when all the Oscars whooha was happening, of living in another way, should we say. People would say “why don’t you come out to LA and have your own company ?”, things like that. And I thought “Then who would I know ? Where would all my friends be ?” I have this habit of continuity, I love continuity, the continuum of life, knowing people for a long long long time. And if you do that of course you haven’t got any chance of changing because they’d be the first ones to turn around and say to you “what do you think you’re doing ? You’re being an arse !”

lasylphidedubolchoi:

Bolshoi’s The Nutcracker


Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child that you have stolen. For my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom is as great. You have no power over me.

Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child that you have stolen. For my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom is as great. You have no power over me.

teachingliteracy:

“Young writers should read books past bedtime and write things down in notebooks when they are supposed to be doing something else.” @gabijaklara

cognitivedissonance:

catsbeaversandducks:

America’s First Cat Café Opens: Drink Coffee Alongside Adorable Cats

Yesterday, America’s first cat café opened in New York City. Cat lovers, you now have only three more day to sip coffee and eat pastries alongside adorable cats! Purina One teamed up with the North Shore Animal League, the country’s largest no-kill shelter, to create this pop-up café that’s the temporary home to rescue cats. While the concept of a cat café has been around for a while, with Asia and Europe leading the way, this is the first time one has opened in the United States. Two permanent cat cafés are scheduled to open in San Francisco this year.

The concept is simple. Visitors pay an hourly fee or cover charge to sit and lounge with cats. This one, on 168 Bowery, is free. Sixteen cats roam the premises and you’re welcome to pick one up and snuggle with it. If you fall in love with a particular one, you can even adopt it! (Read about each individual cat, here. Looks like “Sushi” is featured in the photo, above.) To get your feline fix, stop by the store from 10a to 7p each day till April 27. If you’d like to learn a little something, you can listen to different cat experts talk about cat health and behavior. The store’s capacity is limited to just 65 people, so you may have to wait in line.

Via My Modern Met

KITTIES

indianmoose:

Brains and Beauty by Jocelyn Liang


It’s too simplistic to say that people start to believe what’s written about them. But what happens is that you become a certain way to please people, to be liked, to be what’s expected of you, to change yourself so that you become the best possible version of yourself for people who don’t know you. And I think that’s a terrible, pernicious thing.
It’s too simplistic to say that people start to believe what’s written about them. But what happens is that you become a certain way to please people, to be liked, to be what’s expected of you, to change yourself so that you become the best possible version of yourself for people who don’t know you. And I think that’s a terrible, pernicious thing.

darkdarkstreet:

Our Penguin Classics desk. Makes working from home even better (it’s already pretty good: radio, slippers, tea, rat baby cuddles). 

I covered a free glass topped desk from my very generous boss at work with over half a box of Penguin covers postcards, a Christmas gift from my girl. 

ulfric42:

Generally prefer working with the wuxing. But that is just me.

ulfric42:

Generally prefer working with the wuxing. But that is just me.

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