My ice “bucket” challenge…

I was walking upstairs, carrying my phone, a half filled cup of tea and a glass of water.

Somehow I misjudged the last step, and thinking I had reached the top, I “stepped” forward (into the riser of the top step), and landed hard on my right knee.

As I lost my footing and fell down, I managed to gently place both the tea and the water onto the floor, and didn’t spill a drop!

My husband appeared in the doorway in front of me after hearing the loud thud of my knee hitting the wood floor, asked if I was ok, and proceeded to walk toward me, knocking over the full glass of ice water.

The ice water splashed all over me, and flooded the floor and the first 4 steps.

I had wanted to do the ice bucket challenge but I never expected it to go quite like this!

Anonymous said: I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??

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natnovna:

there’s a bail and legal fund that’s been set up for those who’ve been arrested 

this person is trying to organize a food drive for school kids in ferguson

national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality) 

share the following: 

videos of what has happened

links to articles

how to make a tear gas mask

livestream link to the peaceful protests

For those who are sitting at home feeling angry and useless and so, so, SO sad (like I am) here are some things you can do. I would add that you can also call your senators and congressmen, or contact Missouri Senators Claire McCaskill (D) and Roy Blunt (R) or even the President and demand they do something to stop the violence. Tell them to protect Ferguson’s citizens’ right to peaceful assembly.

- Liz

Robin Williams and I shared a birthday.

We once encountered each other on Fifth Avenue during the winter holidays when I recognized him in spite of his halfhearted disguise based on his character in the recently released (1984) movie Moscow on the Hudson, and said out loud over the music coming from my fiancé’s Sony Walkman “Hey! There’s Robin Williams!”

He looked directly at me, smirked, pulled his cap down over his eyes and bolted uptown dodging everyone who was within earshot of my accidental outing.

My deep appreciation of his incredible talent, his life’s work, his personal struggles, and the many gifts he shared with us all make today one of the saddest days of my life.

My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to his family.

Rest in peace, birthday buddy.

So true

So true

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All conversations end with this:

(Talking about cultural stereotypes)

Dad: “Is this Nicki Minaj?”

Me: “No. That’s Iggy Azalea.”

Jenna: “I have issues with her” (and she proceeded to explain “cultural appropriation.)

Jenna: “It would be like dressing like an Indian…”

Me: “Native American. Columbus thought he was in India…”

Dad: “Oh! I was watching a documentary the other day…”

…you know how when you do neck rolls and you have to tuck in your double chin…

How-delightfully-utter is absolutely hysterical and it’s not even funny. I’m sure you’ve all been there for one of these episodes…

how-delightfully-utter:

i should know better than trying to write after my mother gets home

Hey, I was asking about dinner… And how your day was… So… Sorry to bother you with important things like “It’s happy hour. Would you like a Margarita?”