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Choosing a new tumblr theme is like the 2014 version of re-doing my AIM profile, except I used more HTML back then.

— 3 months ago
Taxes, the original crowd funding. Props to Madewell for showing a breakdown of the California sales tax on its receipts. If only it were always this easy to see where your money is supposed to be going. 

Taxes, the original crowd funding. Props to Madewell for showing a breakdown of the California sales tax on its receipts. If only it were always this easy to see where your money is supposed to be going. 

— 3 months ago
#madewell  #shopping  #taxes  #sales tax  #bay area  #BART  #san francisco  #public finance 
Stay silly, San Francisco. (Commercial shoot for god-knows-what)

Stay silly, San Francisco. (Commercial shoot for god-knows-what)

— 4 months ago
#San Francisco  #water slides 
The 13 Best Burgers In San Francisco →

I don’t often eat meat at home but I don’t mind feasting on it when I’m out. This is officially my SF Burger Bucket List.

— 4 months ago with 1 note
#burgers  #San Francisco  #food 
birchbox:

A little Tuesday afternoon inspo!

How to discern this is what we need some guidance on… 

birchbox:

A little Tuesday afternoon inspo!

How to discern this is what we need some guidance on… 

(Source: thedrybar)

— 4 months ago with 157 notes
the cloud
(gif from nytimes)

the cloud

(gif from nytimes)

— 4 months ago
#the cloud  #cloud  #tech  #nytimes  #gif 

This weekend I went to check out the De Young Art Museum. It was a gorgeous day and there were a lot of people out in Golden Gate Park. The museum architecture juts out and above the park and in Photo #1 you can see the tower with the observation deck, which had very cool views.

Photo #2 is a sculpture called Anti-Mass, made of the burned wood charcoal of a Southern Baptist Church. It was powerful to walk into the gallery to be met by this sculpture floating from the ceiling, and to realize it came from an effort to transcend tragedy and hate.

Photo #3 is a close-up of a sculpture that’s basically copper wrappers (from liquor bottles) woven together. The whole piece can be seen in Photo #4. Now that takes patience.

— 4 months ago with 1 note
#de young museum  #san francisco  #modern art  #art  #sculptures  #de young art museum  #museums 
Views from the De Young Art Museum in San Francisco

Views from the De Young Art Museum in San Francisco

— 4 months ago
#de young art museum  #San Francisco  #cities 
"Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them."

Margaret Atwood (via wobblydash)

more reading: http://www.pbs.org/kued/nosafeplace/articles/nightmare.html

When I moved to a “gentrifying” neighborhood after college, my brother gave me pepper spray to keep on my keychain. Later I moved to a nicer neighborhood which was then terrorized by a brutal serial rapist over a couple months. I realized that on the night of his first attack, I had been walking around the area after dark by myself, just about an hour before he got his first victim.

I’ve always said I should take a self-defense class, but I just haven’t yet (maybe because I don’t want to admit there are real threats out there). And after hearing about the rampage around UCSB, I know such a class wouldn’t help against a lunatic with a gun. There’s no pepper spray for a misogynist with guns and ammunition. And women shouldn’t have to think of ways to protect themselves against a**holes who don’t think of us as equal human beings, but we do.

— 4 months ago with 121389 notes
#rants  #personal  #misogyny  #women  #yesallwomen 
Why You Exercise But Never Lose Weight →

Makes sense! I gave up running when I stopped really enjoying it and started looking for other ways to get exercise in. I’ll still go for a run, but only when I really want to. 

— 4 months ago with 1 note
#exercise  #fitness  #health