If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”; - Excerpt from ...
I’m currently slogging through the R&D phase for a new handle. This future name might be applied globally, but Twitter is a good start. Please share your thoughts on what makes a good Twitter name: The Vanessa Naylon Twitter Name Research Survey Or message me on Twitter if you think of something.
Wood drop-leaf table, $25.
This table’s life began in an antique shop in Redwood City, California, where two women (related by birth) assessed it thoughtfully and deemed it a reasonable purchase, especially given that they had been to three stores already and were losing interest, and this particular table presented no offense. The wood and finish was in good condition, and all the parts were clean. This...
How to park NICELY in San Francisco
I’m not such a nice person. I have 9 tips for evading parking tickets and only 2 tips for parking courteously. But still, these two tips are important if you want to be good at parking: Leave driveways clear. People need to go to work. Life is stressful. No one really wants to ruin your day by having your car towed, but they will do it if you get in the way of The Paycheck. Maximize...
My top 5 artists this week.
My Brightest Diamond The Duke Spirit The Dodos DJ Shadow Burial (Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz)
Things Women Should Keep at Work (Note to Self)
Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss Deodorant Tweezers Emergency supplies!!!!! Pain reliever, stimulants Mascara Earrings Flip-flops (for the occasional midday pedicure) Hoodie
Visit the Musee Mechanique at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. (You can do it. Just close your eyes and walk in.) There are moving models of marching bands, games, and flip card movies like this one.
Addressing the solemn issue of the Foursquare...
For those who believe that Foursquare checkin cheaters are ruining our way of life, I recommend this course of action: Create a fake venue. Give it a realistic address so it shows up in the iPhone app when people are near. Watch the venue’s Foursquare page for checkins. Tweet the cheater an @ reply, exposing their fraud. While you do that, I’ll be taking your cookies. You’re...