Thursday morning, KABC news anchor Leanne Tweeden published an account in which she testified that Senator Al Franken, previously a Saturday Night Live comedian, inappropriately groped her. She also provided photographic evidence of the incident. Below is an ongoing update of the situation. If Franken practices his politics in his personal life, and genuinely … More Ongoing Thread: Senator Al Franken Scandal
Okay, so I got fired. Yes, technically a resignation. But I did not expect to be done as soon as I was. They took my building pass and everything with two hours left to go in the workday. So. Fired. Unemployed. At nearly 30 years old. I mean, some of us saw this coming, right?
I turned in the “conditional” resignation two weeks ago. Today, at 3, a meeting entitled “Your Q2 Review Response.” I am frightened right now. Because despite it all, I don’t want to be dismissed. I don’t want bad blood. I just want fairness. I don’t have a backup plan if they fire me today. I … More Question-Mark Man Walking
Spoiler-Free Section. Here’s the main adjective I would use to describe Arrival: Heavy. IS IT “GOOD?” Yes. How much $$ is it worth? – $8 movie ticket. What’s good about it? – Linguistics are cool. What about the acting? – Amy Adams carries this movie on her back and does it well. Jeremy Renner and … More Arrival: A Good Movie That Makes Me Miss Independence Day
Originally posted on life and love and baseball:
I’m not very good at hope. I’m a worst-case-scenario kind of girl. (I can tell you 100 ways I’ve imagined getting a flat tire. I don’t need WebMD to tell me how the mysterious pain will kill me. I can sabotage a relationship before I even say…
As I write this, I’ve set TweetDeck to deliver tweets regarding the Standing Rock / #NoDAPL protests. I did this in response to reports that protesters were being water cannoned in sub-freezing temperatures. And that’s probably the most important thing going on right now. But a lot’s happened since the last time I wrote here, … More In the Face of Water Cannons
This is Phil – the Pill – updating from one of the meeting rooms at the office. (It’s weird, it’s “the office” when it’s the whole part of the building your company owns, but it’s never “my office.” “My office” would imply I have my own personal space to make these calls or whatever, but … More Sure. Why not?
Originally posted on Historical Junk:
Ancestry Week 1- Teething as a cause of death ? The topic of the week is teething, but first y’all are going to get some background information on my Ancestry journey. I’ve always been fascinated by genealogy. I frequently tell myself that I’m going to spend half an hour on…
I woke up reasonably early in the morning. It wasn’t three or four in the morning. That was the Last Phil, the Nocturnal Phil. The one who couldn’t sleep in past sunrise for fear that he’d missed his work shift. But, this was still early by many people’s standards. I decided I was in the … More Brooklyn: A Non-Review. Plus, Phil Drives Distractedly
The only way to beat 9 to 5 is to not work 9 to 5. I’d rather work 6 to 8. I’ll avoid traffic in both directions that way. But the last thing I want. Is to work 9 to 5.