Pretend Mulling ⋅ 31

I've never been able to plan my life. I just lurch from indecision to indecision.

Alan Rickman

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I’ve been seeing ads for a company called “Dissent Pins” on Instagram for a while, and, remembering that the ads I saw were centered around Justice Ginsberg, I decided to check them out. You guys...


Take Latin, I told myself. It can’t be that hard, I told myself. I’ve taken French, which is basically Latin in cursive; I’ve taken Spanish, I’ve taken German. I have a copy of Black’s Law Dictio...


IPL just sent me my latest bill. $157.80. On the “budget” plan. For a one-bedroom, 400 square foot apartment, in which the only appliances running all day, seven days a week, are my refrigerator ...


Here are my original answers, if anyone’s curious. Do you have the guts to answer these Q’s and repost as The Controversial Survey? You know, there is really nothing courageous about posting some...


Originally posted May 10, 2019, edited slightly. Subtitled, An Open Letter to Republicans Everywhere. Another day, another mass shooting. It’s an incredibly blasé way to put it, right? But if you...


I usually have my work computer’s speakers set at mid-volume. This is because I’m usually listening to something on my phone, through earbuds, while doing other work (filing, writing letters, doi...


Swiped from MuffinPrincess. Do you like mustard? I love mustard, especially sweet hot, dijon, and stone-ground varieties. Choice of beverage? For soft drinks, unsweetened iced tea. Hard drinks, c...


Classes are going; some well, some not (my Latin class is… ugh). Work is going. The good thing is that November comes with four paid holidays for me (Election Day on the 5th, Veteran’s Day, Thank...


Oct 19 Cobwebs OR CandlesI had to dig deep for this one; if I recall correctly, this photo is from 2009. Oct 20 Killers OR ConservationI think this pic might be even older than the last one. Timo...


October 21, 2019

Voices in The Real Pretend Mulling

Twitter dug up a 2010 article from Rolling Stone compiling the 100 greatest singers “of all time,” and, Twitter being Twitter, everyone is shooketh -shooketh!- at the overwhelming white male-ness...


Oct 17 Fortune OR MythIreland is a country where myth and history are intertwined. If I recall correctly, this tree is one near where miracles are known to occur, so people leave their offerings ...


Oct 09 How Do You Travel? OR ElectronicsOr at least, this was how I traveled until last month. This was taken the day I was approved for the loan. Oct 10 Woods OR FieldZoe in a tree! Oct 11 [Non-...


Subtitled, “Why using a Jewish World War II veteran and transgressive comedy genius as a defense when your lame-ass edgelord attempt at humor faceplants is Not Even Fucking Close To Okay.”


Oct 08 Bed OR Comfort If you’re wondering, I have since replaced the tote with an actual nightstand.


by David Remnick Comparatively speaking, Richard Nixon has been getting a lot of glowing press these days. As if to propose the never-before-in-history uniqueness of our current moment, we rush t...


Prompt list here. Day 6: Grocery Shopping OR Daily ErrandI bought the world’s smallest bottom round at Aldi, for $2.29/lb (marked down from $4.49/lb). It will become the world’s smallest slice-ab...


Current Book I just finished Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, which is hilarious, heartbreaking, terrifying, and informative, all at once. Current Music Broken Record, Malcolm Gladwell and Rick Rubin...


I’m sitting here, at my desk at work (my boss and I agreed that it’s easier for me to come in at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, after my Latin class, and stay until 8), working on my first...


Did you know your current love? I have no current love, and I didn’t meet Mark until 2010. What type of car did you drive? Until the second semester of my senior year, I didn’t. Then I had to pl...


Warning: Capitalism gets raked in this video. Not inaccurately, but it does.


How often do you walk around barefoot? At home, all the time. When you eat take-out, do you just eat it out of the containers provided? I like the idea of plating my food, but given that I eat t...


So… I kinda cronched my car last week. How badly, you asked? Well, insurance hasn’t weighed in yet, but I have no doubt that it’s totaled. So that’s the bad news. The good news is, my parents hav...


Current Book American Messiahs: False Prophets of a Damned Nation by Adam Morris. It’s a brief history of evangelism and its influence on American socialism in our history. I also read Beauty Que...


I found out two things in the last two weeks. One, an external CD drive for your computer costs $20, including tax. Two, you can play later editions of The Oregon Trail on your brand-new computer...


By Kerry Elson. Hey! Good to see you. How are things? Bad? Well, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: you need to try overnight oats. In case you don’t subscribe to Real Simple or have a P...


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