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the vagaries of domestic life

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humansofnewyork:

"I had a child when I was sixteen. I got kicked out of high school because of all the absences. My family and community pretty much wrote me off. But right away I got a job at a sporting goods store. Soon I was able to get a job as a receptionist at a tax company, and they gave me enough responsibilities that I learned how to do taxes. Eventually I learned enough to become an associate. Then I got offered a job at a smaller company, and even though it was a pay cut, they offered me responsibility over all the books— accounts payable, accounts receivable, everything. It was less money but I wanted that experience so I took the risk. And I’m so glad I did, because six months later, the controller of that company left and I was given that position. They told me they couldn’t officially call me the controller because I didn’t have a college degree. So I finished my degree 5 months ago— just to make it official! So after having a child at sixteen, I made it all the way to controller of a company, without even having a college degree. Can you believe that? Honestly, I’ve been waiting to tell that story so long that I told it to a customer service representative on the phone last week. She was nice about it and pretended to care."

humansofnewyork:

"I had a child when I was sixteen. I got kicked out of high school because of all the absences. My family and community pretty much wrote me off. But right away I got a job at a sporting goods store. Soon I was able to get a job as a receptionist at a tax company, and they gave me enough responsibilities that I learned how to do taxes. Eventually I learned enough to become an associate. Then I got offered a job at a smaller company, and even though it was a pay cut, they offered me responsibility over all the books— accounts payable, accounts receivable, everything. It was less money but I wanted that experience so I took the risk. And I’m so glad I did, because six months later, the controller of that company left and I was given that position. They told me they couldn’t officially call me the controller because I didn’t have a college degree. So I finished my degree 5 months ago— just to make it official! So after having a child at sixteen, I made it all the way to controller of a company, without even having a college degree. Can you believe that? Honestly, I’ve been waiting to tell that story so long that I told it to a customer service representative on the phone last week. She was nice about it and pretended to care."

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alexscat:

gayblooddrive:

Donate in place of the gay and bisexual men who can’t.National Gay Blood Drive#gayblooddrive #july11th

I found out about the National Gay Blood Drive when I went into the Red Cross to donate this morning. Even if you can’t donate today, you can add your name to the petition calling on the Obama Administration to encourage the FDA to change the outdated policy on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

Oh, man, wish I’d know about this before right now. Durn it.

alexscat:

gayblooddrive:

Donate in place of the gay and bisexual men who can’t.

National Gay Blood Drive
#gayblooddrive #july11th

I found out about the National Gay Blood Drive when I went into the Red Cross to donate this morning. Even if you can’t donate today, you can add your name to the petition calling on the Obama Administration to encourage the FDA to change the outdated policy on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

Oh, man, wish I’d know about this before right now. Durn it.

Filed under lgbtq quiltbag queer fda obama signal boost

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lubetzky:

cmpunkarmy:

Wrigley Field Centennial Seats- Kerry Wood 20-Strikeout Game designed and autographed by CM Punk.

This pair of chairs was painted by CM Punk to commemorate Kerry Wood’s 20-Strikeout Game. Proceeds will benefit Cubs Charities. Make your bid now!

These might look fine in someone’s living room…

I will find the space.

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We’ve made loans to about a dozen microbrewers and provided coaching to another 30. They are a lot of fun. For me personally, and for us as a company, it connects us with our small-business roots. And if one of these companies is successful enough that they take some market share from us, well, more power to them. I don’t worry about that. I worry about how we create a beer culture that respects the art of brewing and wants beer with flavor, taste, and authenticity. If we can create that environment, there will be plenty of business for all of us.

Samuel Adams founder and chairman Ed Koch (via ericmortensen)

Re: things the Rhode Island liquor store lobby doesn’t fucking understand.

(via boylemedia)

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