The eastbound Empire Builder is running late again today. Too many oil trains in North Dakota. That means that I don’t get to ride the rails today. I was supposed to be on my training rude for the National Park Service Trails and Rails program.

I now have a new sit-stand workstation! It is great, I can burn calories while working at the computer. Yesterday I had a long phone call and worked through it standing. It is amazing how many steps you can get in with one of these. Side benefit: the desk is clean. Just don’t look behind the camera.

life:

Mutant bicycles: this Chicago resident attached spikes to his wheels and mittens to the handles to prep for winter’s ice and snow in 1948.
(Photo: Wallace Kirkland—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

But still rode in a suit with the kickstand down.

life:

Mutant bicycles: this Chicago resident attached spikes to his wheels and mittens to the handles to prep for winter’s ice and snow in 1948.

(Photo: Wallace Kirkland—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

But still rode in a suit with the kickstand down.

lavenderpanda:

Looks like Target’s stocking the new Starfleet maternity uniforms

Don’t buy it in red

lavenderpanda:

Looks like Target’s stocking the new Starfleet maternity uniforms

Don’t buy it in red

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I was dying for this to happen

Should I be concerned? I haven’t used foursquare in months.

Freaky optical illusion

jkottke:

Which gray block is actually darker? Hold something over the seam to find out.

Optical Illusion Blocks

Mindblowing, right? Now for the fun science part: how does this effect work? Well, it works because whoever made this thing is a fucking witch. I mean, Jesus. QED. (via ★interesting-links)

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humorous-blog:

gracehelbig:

buzzfeed:

These otters are just excited to see you. 

YES.

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terriblerealestateagentphotos:

The agent here has taken the opportunity to suggest a wonderfully economical use of furniture. This way you can host a dinner party without bothering to get off the sofa. 

I know people that have small spaces. This might work for them.

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

The agent here has taken the opportunity to suggest a wonderfully economical use of furniture. This way you can host a dinner party without bothering to get off the sofa.

I know people that have small spaces. This might work for them.

I sure can pack’em in. The bike is ready for the St. Paul Classic Bike Tour tomorrow morning.

I sure can pack’em in. The bike is ready for the St. Paul Classic Bike Tour tomorrow morning.