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yidago:

John Florio: NYFD Engine 214
This is the man my son John is named after.  John Florio and his wife Shari were two of our closest friends.  John was one of the first responders and was killed when the second tower fell.  Everyone who died that day trying to save others was a hero but I just want you to know that John was a great man regardless of what he did that day.  He was always kind and always giving.  He never said a bad word about anyone and was always willing to lend a hand.
Hopefully my John will grow up to be the kind of man John Florio was.  RIP

yidago:

John Florio: NYFD Engine 214

This is the man my son John is named after.  John Florio and his wife Shari were two of our closest friends.  John was one of the first responders and was killed when the second tower fell.  Everyone who died that day trying to save others was a hero but I just want you to know that John was a great man regardless of what he did that day.  He was always kind and always giving.  He never said a bad word about anyone and was always willing to lend a hand.

Hopefully my John will grow up to be the kind of man John Florio was.  RIP

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everythinginthesky:

I get it, okay: high school sucked.The spit-balls, the wedgies, the names - all of these things simply because you enjoyed learning. Because you didn’t like team sports and you liked technical things instead.I know. I’ve been there.And now you’re in an office and you seem to be the one person who’s bothered to read the manual, or you’re a programmer and the bullies who dunked you in the toilet are now assholes with Business Communication degrees who’re messaging you on LinkedIn because they have a great idea but they’re lacking a “tech-wizard to put it together”.“It’ll be like Facebook but with pets! You can probably put it together in no time,” they say, condescension dripping off their every word.I know. I’ve been there.And you come home to your family at Christmas and the first thing they mention is that their printer isn’t working. Or their friend’s printer isn’t working. And they’ve already said you’ll take a look at it. ”You don’t mind, do you?” I know. All this because you like making things.But here’s what I want you to do: don’t buy this t-shirt.Buy another one.A sunny, happy one.One with a cool design on it or even just one with your favourite website on it. If you absolutely must buy a black tshirt with white writing on it, make it an geek inside joke, because you can explain that to people and, while they almost certainly won’t laugh, they’ll understand a little more about who you are. And other geeks will appreciate it.But don’t buy this t-shirt, because I can guarantee two things if you do:
the bullies will have won. Carrying your wounded, delicate intellect around on the front of an ugly, arrogant t-shirt is scientifically and absolutely the quickest way to show anyone within reading distance that you’re an unhappy, unhelpful person who has been hurt and is only happy when they’re broadcasting how much they know and how little they’re willing to share this knowledge that no-one’s asked for. 
the only people who’ll find this t-shirt amusing will be the same wounded, smug assholes like you who give the rest of us geeks a bad name. And newsflash: odds are good they won’t sleep with you either.
You really want to not be seen as simply someone who fixes computers? Buy a sunny t-shirt. Smile when people ask for help. Gently remind them it’s your time. Firmly say no, and remind them that you’re just a person like them who wants to keep their work at work. They might be a little unhappy, but they won’t be able to fault you for it. And the office people? They might just also realise that the grumpy IT guy is actually just human, and tasked with fixing problems that, ultimately, they’re usually the cause of. They might start talking to you at office parties. You might make a few friends. You might not eat lunch alone.
But here’s the most important point. The real reason I want you to not buy this t-shirt, besides the fact it’s doing you, and the rest of us geeks, absolutely no good.Every single time I see a guy (and it’s always a guy) wearing this t-shirt, I want to find every girl they’ve ever liked - every cool barista they’ve crushed on, every sparkly receptionist they’ve never had the guts to talk to, every hot next-door neighbour they’ve only ever seen briefly in the hallway.I want to find these women and I want to buy them a bright, fuckoff neon tshirt with “NO, I WILL NOT SLEEP WITH YOU” in giant goddamn letters right on the front.And honestly, who has that kind of time.

everythinginthesky:

I get it, okay: high school sucked.
The spit-balls, the wedgies, the names - all of these things simply because you enjoyed learning. Because you didn’t like team sports and you liked technical things instead.
I know. I’ve been there.
And now you’re in an office and you seem to be the one person who’s bothered to read the manual, or you’re a programmer and the bullies who dunked you in the toilet are now assholes with Business Communication degrees who’re messaging you on LinkedIn because they have a great idea but they’re lacking a “tech-wizard to put it together”.
“It’ll be like Facebook but with pets! You can probably put it together in no time,” they say, condescension dripping off their every word.
I know. I’ve been there.
And you come home to your family at Christmas and the first thing they mention is that their printer isn’t working. Or their friend’s printer isn’t working. And they’ve already said you’ll take a look at it. ”You don’t mind, do you?” 
I know. All this because you like making things.
But here’s what I want you to do: don’t buy this t-shirt.
Buy another one.
A sunny, happy one.
One with a cool design on it or even just one with your favourite website on it. If you absolutely must buy a black tshirt with white writing on it, make it an geek inside joke, because you can explain that to people and, while they almost certainly won’t laugh, they’ll understand a little more about who you are. And other geeks will appreciate it.
But don’t buy this t-shirt, because I can guarantee two things if you do:

  1. the bullies will have won. Carrying your wounded, delicate intellect around on the front of an ugly, arrogant t-shirt is scientifically and absolutely the quickest way to show anyone within reading distance that you’re an unhappy, unhelpful person who has been hurt and is only happy when they’re broadcasting how much they know and how little they’re willing to share this knowledge that no-one’s asked for.
  2. the only people who’ll find this t-shirt amusing will be the same wounded, smug assholes like you who give the rest of us geeks a bad name. And newsflash: odds are good they won’t sleep with you either.

You really want to not be seen as simply someone who fixes computers? Buy a sunny t-shirt. Smile when people ask for help. Gently remind them it’s your time. Firmly say no, and remind them that you’re just a person like them who wants to keep their work at work. They might be a little unhappy, but they won’t be able to fault you for it. And the office people? They might just also realise that the grumpy IT guy is actually just human, and tasked with fixing problems that, ultimately, they’re usually the cause of. They might start talking to you at office parties. You might make a few friends. You might not eat lunch alone.

But here’s the most important point. The real reason I want you to not buy this t-shirt, besides the fact it’s doing you, and the rest of us geeks, absolutely no good.
Every single time I see a guy (and it’s always a guy) wearing this t-shirt, I want to find every girl they’ve ever liked - every cool barista they’ve crushed on, every sparkly receptionist they’ve never had the guts to talk to, every hot next-door neighbour they’ve only ever seen briefly in the hallway.
I want to find these women and I want to buy them a bright, fuckoff neon tshirt with “NO, I WILL NOT SLEEP WITH YOU” in giant goddamn letters right on the front.
And honestly, who has that kind of time.

Jun
25th
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atsween:

gotham is doomed

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atsween:

gotham is doomed

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Jun
17th
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yayaa:

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My future children.

 I had these children. I miss them like crazy.

yayaa:

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My future children.

 I had these children. I miss them like crazy.

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Fail Whale

(Sung to tune of Alfie)

What’s it all about, Twit-ter?

Is it just for the tweeting, we live?

What’s it all about, with the going down, Twitter?

Did you just bite of more than you can chew?

Or are we all just nuts…and addicted to your bird…Twitter?

I believe in tweets, Twit-ter.

Without our tweets we can’t connect

or have friends,

Until I post the tweet I’ve missed, I’m nothing, Twi-i-TER!

When we tweet and your whale blocks the way,

We can’t find fun every day…Twitter….Twitter.

Jun
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lameosexual (n)
1) one who is lame in clothing, personal, hygene, and matters of style, but not for lack of trying. This person thinks they have style.
2) opposite of metrosexual. Actual sexual orientation is irrelevant.

(via joeschmitt)

Yes…I know many who fit that definition.

May
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blanddiva11:

We celebrate Remembrance Day in November, but I welcome another opportunity to pay tribute to those who gave their lives to serve their country.
John McCrae was a doctor and soldier who served in WWI. One of his best friends died at Ypres. The poppies in the fields of Belgium reminded McCrae of the blood-soaked ground of his field hospital. I would like to share his poem with you. This will be from memory, so all the words and punctuation might not be perfect. By the way, I had picked the photo before I decided to do this. It’s titled “In Flanders Fields”.
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row
That mark our place. And in the sky
the larks still bravely singing fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. 
Short days ago we lived, felt dawn,
Saw sunset glow.
Loved and were loved,
And now we lie in Flanders Fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe.
To you from failing hands we throw the torch.
Be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep
Though poppies grow in Flanders Fields.
I love this poem for the story behind it and for its sentiments. I hope it will be meaningful to you as a gift for Memorial Day, my American friends.

blanddiva11:

We celebrate Remembrance Day in November, but I welcome another opportunity to pay tribute to those who gave their lives to serve their country.

John McCrae was a doctor and soldier who served in WWI. One of his best friends died at Ypres. The poppies in the fields of Belgium reminded McCrae of the blood-soaked ground of his field hospital. I would like to share his poem with you. This will be from memory, so all the words and punctuation might not be perfect. By the way, I had picked the photo before I decided to do this. It’s titled “In Flanders Fields”.

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses row on row

That mark our place. And in the sky

the larks still bravely singing fly,

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. 

Short days ago we lived, felt dawn,

Saw sunset glow.

Loved and were loved,

And now we lie in Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe.

To you from failing hands we throw the torch.

Be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep

Though poppies grow in Flanders Fields.

I love this poem for the story behind it and for its sentiments. I hope it will be meaningful to you as a gift for Memorial Day, my American friends.

May
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joeschmitt:

trelvix:

“So if your friends jump off a curb you have to jump off a curb too?”
(Pigeon mom.)
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Phone safari #159NYC{…via  trelvix-a-go-go - blurry bits of my life through phone pictures…}


 I love this!

joeschmitt:

trelvix:

“So if your friends jump off a curb you have to jump off a curb too?”

(Pigeon mom.)

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Phone safari #159
NYC
{…via  trelvix-a-go-go - blurry bits of my life through phone pictures…}

 I love this!

Apr
28th
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American Idol Tour Dates: FYI

7/1 Auburn Hills, MI Palace of Auburn Hills 5/15 10am
7/2 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest TBA TBA
7/3 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena 5/15 10am
7/5 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum 5/15 11am
7/7 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach 5/15 10am
7/10 Atlantic City, NJ Mark G. Etess Arena 5/15 10am
7/11 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center 5/15 10am
7/13 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena 5/15 10am
7/14 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena 5/15 10am
7/15 Hershey, PA Giant Center 5/15 10am
7/17 Albany, NY Times Union Center 5/15 10am
7/18 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center 5/15 10am
7/20 Newark, NJ Prudential Center 5/15 10am
7/23 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live 5/15 10am
7/24 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena 5/15 10am
7/25 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 5/15 10am
7/27 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena 5/15 10am
7/28 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena 5/15 10am
7/29 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater 5/15 10am
7/31 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena 5/15 10am
8/1 Duluth, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center 5/15 10am
8/3 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center 5/15 10am
8/4 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum 5/15 10am
8/7 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion 5/15 11am
8/8 Tulsa, OK BOK Center 5/15 10am
8/9 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center 5/15 noon
8/12 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center 5/15 noon
8/13 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center 5/15 10am
8/14 Mountainview, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountainview 5/15 10am
8/16 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena 5/15 10am
8/17 Anaheim, CA Honda Center 5/15 10am
8/18 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena 5/15 10am
8/20 Seattle, WA Key Arena 5/15 10am
8/21 Portland, OR Rose Garden 5/15 10am
8/23 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre 5/15 10am
8/25 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center 5/15 10am
8/26 Omaha, NE Qwest Center 5/14 11am
8/27 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center 5/15 10am
8/29 Minneapolis, MN Target Center 5/15 10am
8/30 Chicago, IL United Center 5/15 noon
8/31 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena 5/15 noon
9/2 Toledo, OH The Huntington Center 5/14 10am
9/3 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center 5/15 10am
9/4 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse 5/15 noon
9/7 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre 5/15 10am
9/10 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena 5/15 10am
9/11 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena 5/15 10am
9/13 Bridgeport, CT Arena at Harbor Yard 5/15 10am
9/14 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center 5/15 10am

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Good times with good people.

Apr
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ruthakers:

Is waking up looking like you slept with a feral jungle cat still a thing?
I blame @Sarcastikunt.

 NOW I remember you!

ruthakers:

Is waking up looking like you slept with a feral jungle cat still a thing?

I blame @Sarcastikunt.

 NOW I remember you!