Our packed presentation room http://ift.tt/1ogqU6g
Creepy empty convention center looks like a video game set http://ift.tt/1tBtmpW
up in the literal pitch dark on a saturday - earlier than my work alarm, even - to go give a conference presentation about work i did 2 years ago and barely remember. i’m certain it will be very sparsely attended.
the very first thought in my head after i woke up - after “ugh, fuck this,” was to calculate how soon i would be able to take a nap.
This Vacation House Lets the Views Do the Talking: http://on.apttherapy.com/vC5osG
(via Poemas del río Wang: Memorial wall of fallen plaques)
"yeah, we can definitely see something is wrong with you. it’s causing you pain, discomfort, and other associated negative symptoms. however, there’s nothing we can do to help you. maybe it will go away with time? dunno!"
She’s “helping” me work from home today http://ift.tt/1swUbbl
i googled my symptoms.
Snuggle kitty. http://ift.tt/1F7WI2m
trader joe’s pumpkin bread mix + dried cherries + chopped walnuts
you should probably eat it all while it’s still hot from the oven.
Britney Spears boosts Planet Hollywood's earnings by $20 million -
It’s proof that superstar power is a necessary component of a Las Vegas hotel’s success story. In this case, it’s Britney Spears, who helped turn around the fortunes of Planet Hollywood despite critics. Wall Street gaming experts say the pop princess has revitalized the property and helped turn its one-time dismal financial picture into a real profit center.Financial insiders are paying attention because she’s boosted the hotel-casino’s annual operating earnings by about $20 million.
Chinatown’s Kitchen Network -
There are more than forty thousand Chinese restaurants across the country—nearly three times the number of McDonald’s outlets. There is one in Pinedale, Wyoming (population 2,043), and one in Old Forge, New York (population 756); Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania (population 1,085), has three. Most are family operations, staffed by immigrants who pass through for a few months at a time, living in houses and apartments that have been converted into makeshift dormitories. The restaurants, connected by Chinese-run bus companies to New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, make up an underground network—supported by employment agencies, immigrant hostels, and expensive asylum lawyers—that reaches back to villages and cities in China, which are being abandoned for an ideal of American life that is not quite real.
a fascinating look at these chinese restaurants and the network of immigrants who work at them.
South Carolina Prosecutors Say Stand Your Ground Doesn’t Apply To Victims Of Domestic Violence -
“We believe that applying the statute so that its reach into our homes and personal relationships is inconsistent with (its) wording and intent.”
South Carolina is one of more than 20 states that has passed an expansive Stand Your Ground law authorizing individuals to use deadly force in self-defense. The law has been used to protect a man who killed an innocent bystanderwhile pointing his gun at several teens he called “women thugs.” But prosecutors in Charleston are drawing the line at domestic violence.
In the cases of women who claim they feared for their lives when confronted with violent intimate abusers, prosecutors say the Stand Your Ground law shouldn’t apply.
“(The Legislature’s) intent … was to provide law-abiding citizens greater protections from external threats in the form of intruders and attackers,” prosecutor Culver Kidd told the Post and Courier. “We believe that applying the statute so that its reach into our homes and personal relationships is inconsistent with (its) wording and intent.”