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the vagaries of domestic life

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oupacademic:

On this day in 1929, Babe Ruth became the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. In honor of Babe Ruth, and with baseball season in full swing, we’ve compiled the following list of books on the history of America’s favorite pastime.

mmm, baseball

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Nearly twenty years ago the Americans With Disabilities Act was passed, and yet individuals with disabilities continue to be denied access to lifesaving organ transplants.

Rep. John Sabatina, a lawmaker in Pennsylvania who has introduced legislation to end discrimination against people with disabilities who are in need of organ transplants. (via disabilityhistory)

I did not know this. The legislator introduced the bill after a man with autism was denied a heart transplant. Holy shit. (via thebicker)

What the actual fuck?

(via a-feral-ghost)

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lubetzky:

When I first got this little whiteboard for work, I made a million little sub-sections and tracked immediate tasks, next in line, long terms etc.  That whole thing filled with tiny writing and a sense of “You are always behind and these lists will never get shorter”.
New approach: long term stuff is kept on a bit of notepaper separately while each day I write down the 2-5 things I want to get done.  And when they’re done I scribble them out and feel like I’m actually doing something with my life.  And it’s far easier to cut these larger projects into tinier sections, so I’m feeling more sane.
(And “Mystery Cart” is my usual designation for “Things from Inventory and Around the Library that Befuddle the Rest/Are Firmly My Problem”.)

I also have a ‘Mystery Cart’ to do item! How many mysteries is this freaking project generating?

lubetzky:

When I first got this little whiteboard for work, I made a million little sub-sections and tracked immediate tasks, next in line, long terms etc.  That whole thing filled with tiny writing and a sense of “You are always behind and these lists will never get shorter”.

New approach: long term stuff is kept on a bit of notepaper separately while each day I write down the 2-5 things I want to get done.  And when they’re done I scribble them out and feel like I’m actually doing something with my life.  And it’s far easier to cut these larger projects into tinier sections, so I’m feeling more sane.

(And “Mystery Cart” is my usual designation for “Things from Inventory and Around the Library that Befuddle the Rest/Are Firmly My Problem”.)

I also have a ‘Mystery Cart’ to do item! How many mysteries is this freaking project generating?

Filed under libraries inventory getting things done or trying to

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public-radio-market:

My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag … and Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha by Jolie Kerr
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The Splendid Table: 7 kitchen-cleaning tips from a person who likes the smell of ammonia
The author of the hit column “Ask a Clean Person” offers a hilarious and practical guide to cleaning up life’s little emergencies
Life is filled with spills, odors, and those oh-so embarrassing stains you just can’t tell your parents about. And let’s be honest: no one is going to ask Martha Stewart what to do when your boyfriend barfs in your handbag.
Thankfully, Jolie Kerr has both staggering cleaning knowledge and a sense of humor. With signature sass and straight talk, Jolie takes on questions ranging from the basic—how do I use a mop? —to the esoteric—what should I do when bottles of homebrewed ginger beer explode in my kitchen? My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag proves that even the most nightmarish cleaning conundrums can be solved with a smile, the right supplies, and a little music.

It can be a little bit too cutesy in sections, but overall, I quite enjoyed this book.

public-radio-market:

My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag … and Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha by Jolie Kerr

Buy  Buy Book | Kindle

The Splendid Table: 7 kitchen-cleaning tips from a person who likes the smell of ammonia

The author of the hit column “Ask a Clean Person” offers a hilarious and practical guide to cleaning up life’s little emergencies

Life is filled with spills, odors, and those oh-so embarrassing stains you just can’t tell your parents about. And let’s be honest: no one is going to ask Martha Stewart what to do when your boyfriend barfs in your handbag.

Thankfully, Jolie Kerr has both staggering cleaning knowledge and a sense of humor. With signature sass and straight talk, Jolie takes on questions ranging from the basic—how do I use a mop? —to the esoteric—what should I do when bottles of homebrewed ginger beer explode in my kitchen? My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag proves that even the most nightmarish cleaning conundrums can be solved with a smile, the right supplies, and a little music.

It can be a little bit too cutesy in sections, but overall, I quite enjoyed this book.

Filed under readers advisory cleaning humor