don't make me get the flying monkeys

Shortly after Kathryn Tucker started RedRover, an app that showcases local events for kids, she pitched the idea to an angel investor at a New York tech event. But it didn’t go over well. When she finished her pitch, the investor said he didn’t invest in women.

When she asked why, he told her. “I don’t like the way women think,” he said. “They haven’t mastered linear thinking.” To prove his point, he explained that his wife could never prioritize her to-do lists properly. And then, as if he was trying to compliment her, he told Tucker she was different. “You’re more male,” he said.

Tucker didn’t need to hear any more. “I said, ‘Thanks very much,’ walked out, and never spoke to him again,” she recalled earlier this year, as part of a panel discussion on “fundraising while female” at the annual Internet Week conference in New York.

We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.

Charles Bukowski, The Captain is Out to Lunch and the Sailors have taken over the Ship, 1998  (via obliteratedheart)

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Kasi Minami, 辶(辵) - SHINNYOU, 2013, image posted with the permission of the artist.

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I could go for this right now.

I could go for this right now.

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Found on Pinterest today, and it cracked me up. I have shit like this in my notes. It’s a side effect of writing down every idea.

Found on Pinterest today, and it cracked me up. I have shit like this in my notes. It’s a side effect of writing down every idea.

What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.

J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

 

 

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Amelia Alcock-White, Crescendo, oil on canvas, 30x40, 2012, image posted with permission of Petley Jones Gallery.
Exhibition, Amelia Alcock-White: Solitudes, October 23rd - November 6th, 2014 at Petley Jones Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Amelia Alcock-White, Crescendo, oil on canvas, 30x40, 2012, image posted with permission of Petley Jones Gallery.

Exhibition, Amelia Alcock-White: Solitudes, October 23rd - November 6th, 2014 at Petley Jones Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer
Maggie Zhang, businessinsider.com
Renowned author Stephen King writes sto­ries that cap­ti­vate mil­lions of peo­ple around the world and earn him an esti­mat­ed $17 mil­lion a year.In his mem­oir, “On Writing,” King shares valu­able insights into how to be a bet­ter writer. An…

22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer
Maggie Zhang, businessinsider.com

Renowned author Stephen King writes sto­ries that cap­ti­vate mil­lions of peo­ple around the world and earn him an esti­mat­ed $17 mil­lion a year.

In his mem­oir, “On Writing,” King shares valu­able insights into how to be a bet­ter writer. An…