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Somebody thinks it’s her turn to drive. #atx #dog #gsd

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Inspiration Arrives When You Stop Seeking It

Inspiration Arrives When You Stop Seeking It

I spend an ungodly amount of time every day looking at a screen.

At work, I’m in front of a computer. At home, I’m doing something on my phone, or I’m on my laptop working on code, or digging around for reference photos, or compulsively reading CNN and browsing Tumblr (let’s be real, probably Tumblr).

Ever since I started as a day-time cubicle dweller, it’s gotten substantially worse. This is to…

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“ Life is a garden, not a road. We enter and exit through the same gate. Wandering, where we go matters less than what we notice. ”

—    Kurt Vonnegut (via likeafieldmouse)
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He likes to use his tail to keep his butt warm. #dog #husky #atx #texas

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July 16, 1951: The Catcher in the Rye is Published

On this day in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, was published. The novel tells the story of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield, a troubled character who challenged 1950s conformity, much like Salinger himself.

Due to its somewhat rebellious tone, Salinger’s work has been linked to issues of controversy and censorship.  Even so, over 60 years later, The Catcher in the Rye has sold over 65 million copies and continues to sell an additional 500,000 each year.

Learn about the novel’s path to publication with American Masters’ J. D. Salinger infographic.

Photo:  A 1951 copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress). 

Bookseller confession. I hate Holden Caulfield (probably because he reminds me too much of who I was when I was his age and I read the book for the first time in my  mid twenties).

But!!!  I love the way this book is written. Down to every last comma, it’s one of the most carefully written books I’ve ever read.

At the risk of being stoned to death over saying this, I strongly believe that THIS IS ONE THE MOST OVERRATED PIECES OF “LITERATURE” I have had the displeasure of reading. There I said it. Aaaand here comes the hate mail.

(via bookpeopleaustin)

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I blogged again, guys. I BLOGGED.

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JavaScript: My High-Maintenance Mistress, and My In-Transition Blog

JavaScript: My High-Maintenance Mistress, and My In-Transition Blog

Just as life can take you down paths that you hadn’t previously anticipated, “small” things during the day-to-day have a way of doing that, too. Your goal of giving up fast food can lead to a life of vegetarianism. Your side project of knitting your friend a scarf leads you to a new-found love of quilting. These things happen, and I bring this up mostly with this blog in mind.

I originally…

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No Time to Make Time.

No Time to Make Time.

Bloglovin' makes it SO easy to follow all the blogs you like in one place. Find me and let's be friends!

Keeping busy is absolutely the only way I’ve found that offers any sort of guarantee that I will not lose my mind.

Despite knowing this to be true, I still often struggle with actually getting off my ass to stay busy. I can’t help but marvel at those people who work full time, stay in tip-top shape, cook dinner, take classes, and still manage a social life. Who ARE you people? No, seriously. I am…

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Because Gin. And Sunday. #atx #sunday #damnitfeelsgoodtobeagangster

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