This morning my Comcast internet service insisted on being “activated,” despite the fact that it’s been working fine for a week. Fine. Plug in computer, fire it up, do the online activation.

Failure.

Call a person.

Failure.

Call another person.

Failure, and insistence that my equipment needs to be upgraded, even though it’s only 3 years old and the upgrade has to do with internet speed, not basic connectivity.

Reboot the entire system.

Success!

Suck it, Comcast.

amzical:

25 Famous Women on Choosing to Be Childfree 
Some of my favorites:
"I’m completely happy not having children. I mean, everybody does not have to live in the same way. And as somebody said, ‘Everybody with a womb doesn’t have to have a child any more than everybody with vocal cords has to be an opera singer." —Gloria Steinem
"If I had kids, my kids would hate me … They would have ended up on the equivalent of the Oprah show talking about me; because something [in my life] would have had to suffer and it would’ve probably been them." —Oprah Winfrey
"Honestly, we’d probably be great parents. But it’s a human being, and unless you think you have excellent skills and have a drive or yearning in you to do that, the amount of work that that is and responsibility — I wouldn’t want to screw them up! We love our animals." —Ellen DeGeneres
"I would have been a terrible mother because I’m basically a very selfish human being. Not that that has stopped most people going off and having children." —Katharine Hepburn
"There have been times when I wanted children and other times I’ve been grateful not to have them. I am a mess if I have to say goodbye to my dog for longer than five days. I don’t know how I would deal with kissing my children as I left for work. I know there are women who are able to do that. I don’t know if I could." —Anjelica Huston
"I’m a woman of a certain age who doesn’t have kids and never really settled down … I enjoy kids but not for long periods. I think they’re adorable and funny and sweet, and then I have a headache."—Kim Cattrall
"I definitely don’t want to have kids … I don’t think I’d be a great mother. I’m a great aunt or friend of a mother … I don’t want to spend that kind of time. I don’t want to have a kid and have it raised by a nanny. I don’t have time to raise a child.” —Chelsea Handler
"This is not my destiny. It never was. And there is a curious rush of joy that I feel, knowing this to be true—for it is every bit as important in life to understand who you are NOT, as to understand who you ARE. Me, I’m just not a mom … Having reached a contented and productive middle age, I can say without a blink of hesitation that wouldn’t trade my choices for anything." —Elizabeth Gilbert 
"I don’t know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings." —Marisa Tomei

amzical:

25 Famous Women on Choosing to Be Childfree

Some of my favorites:

"I’m completely happy not having children. I mean, everybody does not have to live in the same way. And as somebody said, ‘Everybody with a womb doesn’t have to have a child any more than everybody with vocal cords has to be an opera singer." —Gloria Steinem

"If I had kids, my kids would hate me … They would have ended up on the equivalent of the Oprah show talking about me; because something [in my life] would have had to suffer and it would’ve probably been them." —Oprah Winfrey

"Honestly, we’d probably be great parents. But it’s a human being, and unless you think you have excellent skills and have a drive or yearning in you to do that, the amount of work that that is and responsibility — I wouldn’t want to screw them up! We love our animals." —Ellen DeGeneres

"I would have been a terrible mother because I’m basically a very selfish human being. Not that that has stopped most people going off and having children." —Katharine Hepburn

"There have been times when I wanted children and other times I’ve been grateful not to have them. I am a mess if I have to say goodbye to my dog for longer than five days. I don’t know how I would deal with kissing my children as I left for work. I know there are women who are able to do that. I don’t know if I could." —Anjelica Huston

"I’m a woman of a certain age who doesn’t have kids and never really settled down … I enjoy kids but not for long periods. I think they’re adorable and funny and sweet, and then I have a headache."—Kim Cattrall

"I definitely don’t want to have kids … I don’t think I’d be a great mother. I’m a great aunt or friend of a mother … I don’t want to spend that kind of time. I don’t want to have a kid and have it raised by a nanny. I don’t have time to raise a child.” —Chelsea Handler

"This is not my destiny. It never was. And there is a curious rush of joy that I feel, knowing this to be true—for it is every bit as important in life to understand who you are NOT, as to understand who you ARE. Me, I’m just not a mom … Having reached a contented and productive middle age, I can say without a blink of hesitation that wouldn’t trade my choices for anything." —Elizabeth Gilbert 

"I don’t know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings." —Marisa Tomei

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telaryn:

polytropic-liar:

hugealienpie:

idyllspace:

karenhealey:

dealanexmachina:

I love how when they “stopped off” in Portland and Hardison immediately:

1. Bought a microbrewery/bistropub
2. Turned the back rooms into their office
3. Found them a client

Elliot objected because FOOD MATCHING WITH MICROBREWS IS VERY DIFFICULT

THE BREW PUB MENU IS THE MOST DIFFICULT MENU OKAY

I also love how they cut a hole in that wall with a CHAIN SAW and we never ever even once saw a door there, or another space. They just did that to fuck with Nate and I approve.

Six months after Nate and Sophie leave Portland, that damned painting mysteriously appears outside their villa in Comporta. Nate tries to ban it from the house. Sophie makes him sleep on the porch until he learns how to graciously accept a gift like a functional human being.

I love how Hardison approaches moving into Nate’s life especially. Like, “uh, excuse me, I think it’s more like you retroactively moved into my life. My property. This property. That I own.” 

What’s even better about the mystery hole is that John Rogers was asked about the fact that it was never referenced again, and his response was “BEHIND THAT DOOR IS WHERE YOUR FANFICTION HAPPENS”.

(via quietgames)

The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.

This was the Captain Samuel Vimes ‘Boots’ theory of socioeconomic unfairness.

Terry Pratchett, “Men At Arms”

This is one of the best breakdowns I’ve ever seen of how expensive it is to be poor. (via sosungalittleclodofclay)

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queenfattyoftherollpalace:

naturalprose:

Idris Elba for Details, Septembar 2014 Issue by Mark Seliger

Awww. Awww ssssshiiiittt….*melting out of my chair plz halp*

Idris pls

(via madkieren)

lilytakeson:

Hotch read that bitch to filth. And that Reid-smile at 2:06.

leupagus:

So I’m still probably never going to watch this (ANYTHING ZOMBIES IS AN INSTANT NOPE, SORRY), but I will say that the gifsets of this dude hitting on the baby doe dude are a) really entertaining and b) SO CREEPEROUS because c) it’s really hard to tell if creepy dude is actually hitting on baby doe dude or trying to get him to join a cult.

I love it when a fandom comes across with 100% accuracy.

Galadriel and Melian, for anon. 

(via sigridhr)

werefoxes:

alchemy:

i am here for literally every single “gina torres as (iconic female)” concept

gina torres as wonder woman

gina torres as morticia addams

gina torres as lady macbeth

gina torres as cleopatra

gina torres as joan of arc

gina torres as god

 

(via quietgames)

ask-slender-woman:

milesjai:

ooooOOOOOOO

FUN FACT: MAle energy is cold, female energy is warm. When you are dealing with nice or mean spirits remeber that if the room is cold, you better call ghost busters. If it’s warm it means it’s a nice or constructive energy/entity.

Do not wellcome any of them

PS: This is my OTP

(via laughingwhiteraven)

beatonna:

Is all up in your DNA

beatonna:

Is all up in your DNA

of-angels-and-idjits:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

ibisvilen:

literarysins:

jinx0cookie:

silliestlovesongs:

I’m sexually attracted to this Jacket

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I have reblogged this before and I will again. Can’t get over this thing.

I should make this now.

I had two ideas for what I would get married in.

1. Pirate Attire

2. A cross between a dress and a tux

you have created both

Marry me in this and I will love you forever 

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