A Proper Tea Party

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There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

- Nelson Mandela (via tattoolit)

noone-wouldriotforless:

rihannasblunt:

i expected the comments to be terrible BUT THEY WEREN’T YAAASSSSS NEW ZEALAND

Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised by the people in our country

(Source: teamhydrate)

interiordesignmagazine:

A custom John Houshmand table combines steel with log slivers inside Hall Wines’ events space. Photography by Adrián Gregorutti. 

"slivers" seems like an inadequate word…but what a gorgeous table!

interiordesignmagazine:

A custom John Houshmand table combines steel with log slivers inside Hall Wines’ events space. Photography by Adrián Gregorutti.

"slivers" seems like an inadequate word…but what a gorgeous table!

tamorapierce:

chewiesmiles:

via Mike Brown: Facts and dog whistles by Jonathan Korman (@miniver)

Part I here

I don’t care if he was smoking a doobie a mile long, it wasn’t a shooting offense.  Stealing cigars, if true, wasn’t a shooting offense.  He could have been letting air out of the tires of the chief’s fucking tires and it still wouldn’t be a shooting offense, you know why?  THERE IS NO CRIME IN THIS COUNTRY THAT IS A SHOOTING OFFENSE.  Even if he’d been jailed, arraigned, gone through all the procedures of court for felony murder in a death penalty state, been found guilty and exhausted all of his appeals, no one could shoot him.  As it was, he was walking down the street.

Walking.  Because that’s what dangerous guilty horrible criminal persons do in this country, friends and neighbors, they walk down the street, ignoring the police officer in such a perverse, vicious, and heinous manner that the police officer, protecting and serving his tightly gripped ass off, shoots him.  Multiple times.  Because everyone knows the white policeman would never just plain haul off and shoot an innocent man in these United Racist States.

I hate this.  There will never be justice here.  Never.

Yes. All the tea.

Yes. All the tea.

I wish it said “disability accessible” instead of “handicap” (newsflash this term is dated and has very negative connotations) but damn this is a great ad otherwise.

I wish it said “disability accessible” instead of “handicap” (newsflash this term is dated and has very negative connotations) but damn this is a great ad otherwise.

(Source: hydrotoxicity)

I have a very hard time initiating social contact. If I have a party of some sort it is only after long thought and much time convincing myself that it’s something guests would actually enjoy. If I attempt to make plans with you it means I at least feel comfortable with you and probably trust you and it took a lot of effort for me to reach out regardless.

Current view (may not post til later tho as wifis are being squirrely)

Current view (may not post til later tho as wifis are being squirrely)

richxsoul:

Most accurate tweet ever

richxsoul:

Most accurate tweet ever

(Source: trappunzelll)

Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?)

Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.

- One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’. (via crankyskirt)