Downton Abbey 401
Downton Abbey 401
"My wife and I have been married 16 years."
“Any particular reason?”
“I was just never sure I wanted to have a child. And I always thought that with a decision that big, it was better not to guess and be wrong. I’ve just always had this anxiety about fulfilling myself and accomplishing my dreams. I love kids, and I love my friends’ kids, but I just didn’t think there’d be room in my life for a child. Some of the parents I know think that not having a child is a selfish decision to make. But then again, a lot of those same people, after two or three beers, have told me that they envy my freedom.”
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Angelina Jolie receives the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2013 Governors Awards.
Absolutely beautiful tribute to refugees, her mother and her family. Brad and Maddox looked so proud. This whole thing made me cry.
So true. We are so many of us, truly blessed with the lives we are living here in this country.
"She makes these like needlework embroideries on set in the tedium of filming", says MacFadyen, "but they are all: ‘You Are a Cunt’. And she gives them as presents. And it’s Dame Judi Dench. And she is doing this beautifully, intricate, ornate (work). You kind of see the work materializing as the shoot goes on. Like: ‘You Are a Fucking Shit.’" [via]
Manhattan is now America’s most expensive urban area to live in, and Brooklyn is the second most expensive. Meanwhile, more than one in five New York City residents live below the poverty line. Nearly one in five experiences times of “food insecurity” in the course of a year—i.e., sometimes does not have enough safe and nutritious food to eat. One-fifth of 8.3 million New Yorkers equals 1.66 million New Yorkers. For people at the lower-middle and at the bottom, incomes have gone down. The median household income in the Bronx is about thirty-three thousand dollars a year; Brooklyn’s is about forty-four thousand. Meanwhile, rents go steadily up. A person working at a minimum-wage job would need 3.1 such jobs to pay the median rent for an apartment in the city without spending more than thirty per cent of her income. If you multiply 3.1 by eight hours a day by five days a week, you get a hundred and twenty-four hours; a week only has a hundred and sixty-eight hours.
Gothamist has a slideshow of places around the New York City area inundated and wracked by debris from Superstorm Sandy — and how they look today. Above: a residential street on Staten Island. (Photos: Getty Images)
Saturday Night Boredom via Reddit
"First of all, I dislike Taylor Swift. I dislike hearing about teenagers’ romances, because I think they’re dumb and shallow and are, essentially, meaningless. It’s like, “Well, get a little bit of experience and then complain about real pain.” And then, also, there’s the chance that the song is about John Mayer, so then I have to think about two things that I hate."
"Probably the thing I’m most angry about is that our culture is driven by 14-year-olds. I think that’s an inherent flaw in our culture. It’s a relatively new thing, but in the last 75 years we’ve come to the point where what a 14-year-old thinks is more important than what a person with life experience thinks."
are true things
L idris elba
Love this show.
Street art by Banksy is seen through a chain-link fence on the Lower East Side of Manhattan Friday. (Photo: Andrew Burton / Getty Images via The Guardian)
favorite movies →The Sound Of Music (1960)
Dream life, nbd.