Bits and Pieces of My Life

Oct 20

thisbigcity:

urbangeographies:

BICYCLE ACTIVISM:  Latvian activists from a branch of the bicycle advocacy group Let’s Bike it recently created a visual reminder of the space taken by cars on a typical road. To this end, the group fabricated bamboo skeletons shaped like actual cars and mounted them on their bikes. The activists then cycled around the streets of Riga for several hours to highlight the absurdity of using a large car to move a single person. The stunt was organized as part of European Mobility Week, an ongoing campaign that explores sustainable urban mobility around Europe.

Source:  Christopher Jobson, ”Cycling Activists Build Bamboo Car Skeletons to Demonstrate Space Taken by Single Occupancy Cars,” Colossal, 

Simple yet clear. Go by bike!

Oct 20

trepanties:

steampunkscarecrow:

meister-maka:

pantyslime:

please stop getting mad at cashiers for prices they have no control over

Or not being able to take your expired coupon.

or not being able to break any rule that is store or company policy

Or not being able to make the manager come up to the cash register any quicker

Oct 20

jaclcfrost:

inside jokes are so amazing and powerful like you can say one word one fucking word and have a person on the floor laughing or glaring at you while saying your name in complete exasperation while everyone else is just utterly confused

Oct 20
castiel-in-a-sherlocked-tardis:

sha-ka-brah:

the-11-doctor:

thisfuturemd:

brigwife:



Romanticized vs. Realistic

as a member of Scotland I can confirm

Canada Romanticized:

Canada Realistic:


OMG I CANT STOP LAUGHING AT THE GIF

castiel-in-a-sherlocked-tardis:

sha-ka-brah:

the-11-doctor:

thisfuturemd:

brigwife:

image

Romanticized vs. Realistic

as a member of Scotland I can confirm

Canada Romanticized:

Canada Realistic:

OMG I CANT STOP LAUGHING AT THE GIF

Oct 20
funnyforsmile:

I don’t understand.

funnyforsmile:

I don’t understand.

Oct 20
atlurbanist:

That moment when you realize car-centric sprawl was planned intentionally and was mandated by zoning laws — a social/economic experiment that allowed for a segregation of classes and a quick return on the development on cheap land.
And that future generations are now left with the task of correcting the environmental and social damage of that sprawl.
So funny!! :) have a great day!

atlurbanist:

That moment when you realize car-centric sprawl was planned intentionally and was mandated by zoning laws — a social/economic experiment that allowed for a segregation of classes and a quick return on the development on cheap land.

And that future generations are now left with the task of correcting the environmental and social damage of that sprawl.

So funny!! :) have a great day!

Oct 20

quote Everybody in the world is seeking happiness—and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.

— Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People (via daddyfuckedme)
Oct 19
thisiscitylab:


The symbolic distance is considerably greater than the 700-odd feet that separate Anacostia from the Washington Navy Yard. The District’s Ward 6, on the north side, is peppered with Federal-era row houses and home to some of the nation’s most powerful politicians. Ward 8, on the south side of the river, has high poverty and unemployment. The first has no racial majority; the second is 94 percent African American.
And yet, Kratz says, both communities essentially agreed on what they wanted from the new space: performance venues, access to the water, and urban agriculture, for example. “It was almost magical that in these meetings, whether in the middle of very expensive Capitol Hill row homes, or with the Historic Anacostia Block Association, or Fairmont Civic Association, or public housing resident associations, we kept hearing the same concepts again and again.”

-Can This Man Bridge Two Disparate D.C. Communities—and a River?
[11th street bridge rendering: OLIN]

thisiscitylab:

The symbolic distance is considerably greater than the 700-odd feet that separate Anacostia from the Washington Navy Yard. The District’s Ward 6, on the north side, is peppered with Federal-era row houses and home to some of the nation’s most powerful politicians. Ward 8, on the south side of the river, has high poverty and unemployment. The first has no racial majority; the second is 94 percent African American.

And yet, Kratz says, both communities essentially agreed on what they wanted from the new space: performance venues, access to the water, and urban agriculture, for example. “It was almost magical that in these meetings, whether in the middle of very expensive Capitol Hill row homes, or with the Historic Anacostia Block Association, or Fairmont Civic Association, or public housing resident associations, we kept hearing the same concepts again and again.”

-Can This Man Bridge Two Disparate D.C. Communities—and a River?

[11th street bridge rendering: OLIN]

Oct 19
funnyforsmile:

The guys at the local pc repair shop are doing cable organization right.

funnyforsmile:

The guys at the local pc repair shop are doing cable organization right.

Oct 19
Oct 19
Oct 19
urbnfutr:

First skyscraper built after WWII, and with wide open floors. #ohc #OpenHouseChicago (at Inland Steel Building)

urbnfutr:

First skyscraper built after WWII, and with wide open floors. #ohc #OpenHouseChicago (at Inland Steel Building)

Oct 19
sourcedumal:

pantsagon:

The Sorting Hat of Harry Potter and Myers-Briggs Personality Typology
MB personality type and Jungian functions matched up with Hogwarts houses

ENFJ, but I forever rep Slytherin

sourcedumal:

pantsagon:

The Sorting Hat of Harry Potter and Myers-Briggs Personality Typology

MB personality type and Jungian functions matched up with Hogwarts houses

ENFJ, but I forever rep Slytherin

Oct 19
sageruto:

i pay tuition at this school i want a meeting with the damn president of this school

sageruto:

i pay tuition at this school i want a meeting with the damn president of this school

Oct 18
funnyforsmile:

WHERE DO I BUY ONE!?

funnyforsmile:

WHERE DO I BUY ONE!?