16/26 #26in2012 Forgot what it’s like to plow through 500+ pages for fun. Jodi Picoult, House Rules
"Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the “normal people” as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like “Have a nice day” and “Weather’s awful today, eh?”, you yearn inside to say forbidden things like “Tell me something that makes you cry” or “What do you think deja vu is for?”. Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others."
Timothy Leary via rachieeeee (via falsified)
We spent the afternoon in Far Rockaway.
Several communities in the region were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. This one desperately needs our help.
Many residents of Far Rockaway have limited resources in the best of times. Since the storm hit, they have been without power, without heat, and…
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Why Salt Water in the Subway Is So Extremely Dangerous
Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge, which bulged into New York Harbor on Monday night, inundated much of lower Manhattan, parts of Brooklyn, and the barrier islands like the Rockaways in Queens. The water got into some of the city’s subway, automobile, and electrical tunnels, and pumping the water out and bringing those tunnels back into working order is going to be a tall order—we’re talking many days or weeks to complete.
What’s the big deal about water getting into subway and electrical tunnels?
By Mario Aguilar
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35 seconds of pure awe – NASA timelapse footage of Hurricane Sandy developing, seen from outer space.