robotnic

Just another blog addict looking for her daily fix.

Self-employment at 40 year high... average income dropped 22%

Getting fucked in every direction.

California Book Haul http://bit.ly/1tlKrRc (by robotnic)

This girl deserves way more subscribers.

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Book Review: The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan http://bit.ly/VBIdR7

Book Review: The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan http://bit.ly/VBIdR7

#NudgeYourWorld Part IIII: Failure & Death (Fun!) http://bit.ly/1rHYvm8

#NudgeYourWorld Part IIII: Failure & Death (Fun!) http://bit.ly/1rHYvm8

#NudgeYourWorld Part III: Who Are You? http://bit.ly/1Bmrena

#NudgeYourWorld Part III: Who Are You? http://bit.ly/1Bmrena

“When you are at a party and are thrust into conversation with someone, see how long you can hold off before talking about what they do for a living. And when that painful lull arrives, be the master of it. I have come to revel in that agonizing first pause, because I know that I can push a conversation through. Just ask the other person what they do, and right after they tell you, say: “Wow. That sounds hard.” Because nearly everyone in the world believes their job to be difficult. I once went to a party and met a very beautiful woman whose job was to help celebrities wear Harry Winston jewelry. I could tell that she was disappointed to be introduced to this rumpled giant in an off-brand shirt, but when I told her that her job sounded difficult to me she brightened and spoke for 30 straight minutes about sapphires and Jessica Simpson. She kept touching me as she talked. I forgave her for that. I didn’t reveal a single detail about myself, including my name. Eventually someone pulled me back into the party. The celebrity jewelry coordinator smiled and grabbed my hand and said, “I like you!” She seemed so relieved to have unburdened herself. I counted it as a great accomplishment. Maybe a hundred times since I’ve said, “wow, that sounds hard” to a stranger, always to great effect. I stay home with my kids and have no life left to me, so take this party trick, my gift to you.”

—   Paul Ford, “How to Be Polite” (via austinkleon)

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Reading Week # 19 http://bit.ly/1oArD17

Reading Week # 19 http://bit.ly/1oArD17

#NudgeYourWorld Part II: On Calm & Goal-setting http://bit.ly/1vMrRWH
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