Seigneur-terraces (French) Coffee shop dwellers who sit at tables a long time but spend little money.
Ya’arburnee (Arabic) This word is the hopeful declaration that you will die before someone you love deeply, because you cannot stand to live without them. Literally, may you bury me.
Schlimazel (Yiddish) Someone prone to bad luck. Yiddish distinguishes between the schlemiel and schlimazel, whose fates would probably be grouped under those of the klutz in other languages. The schlemiel is the traditional maladroit, who spills his coffee; the schlimazel is the one on whom it’s spilled.
Packesel (German) The packesel is the person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip. Literally, a burro.
L’esprit de l’escalier (French) Literally, stairwell wit—a too-late retort thought of only after departure.
Hygge (Danish) Denmark’s mantra, hygge is the pleasant, genial, and intimate feeling associated with sitting around a fire in the winter with close friends.
Spesenritter (German) Literally, an expense knight. You’ve probably dined with a spesenritter before, the type who shows off by paying the bill on the company’s expense account.
Cavoli Riscaldati (Italian) The result of attempting to revive an unworkable relationship. Literally, reheated cabbage.
Bilita Mpash (Bantu) An amazing, pleasant dream. Not just a “good” dream; the opposite of a nightmare.
Litost (Czech) Milan Kundera described the emotion as “a state of torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery.”
Murr-ma (Waigman, language of Australia) To walk alongside the water while searching for something with your feet.
So I’ve been working at my firm for almost two years now; 1 year and 10 months to be exact. Every year, around this time, we sit with our career counselors and discuss our performance. This time around, I’m up for promotion. I will find out in the next two weeks. This just got real.
I track the contiki tag here on tumblr and I just saw your group picture you posted from your contiki trip. How is it, if you don't mind me asking. I am planning on going on a contiki tour next year
I did Asian Adventure with Contiki and I enjoyed it very much. Saw plenty of sights and made a lot of new friends. The thing is you’re ALWAYS busy doing something. So if you rather go at your own pace, it may get difficult because it does push you. Also, the folks are different so you’re trip will only be as good as the people you’re on it with. I was lucky enough to have some of the nicest, most considerate group of people.
On Sunday, September 9, 2012 the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will be holding its 22st annual 5K run/walk — the Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure — its premier fundraiser.
On that day well over 21,000 New Yorkers, including more than 1,600 breast cancer survivors, will come together to run breast cancer out of town.
Why is this important? One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2010, it was estimated that 207,000 women and nearly 2,000 men were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. An estimated 40,000 women and 400 men died from the disease.
Last year, the Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure raised over $6.0 million, which allowed us to fund a $4.4 million in grants to local breast health education, screening and treatment programs and national research to find the cures. All donations are tax deductible.
With your help, this year’s Race will be even more successful, and Komen Greater NYC will be able to award more grants in 2013.
I need your support! Please give as generously as you can see every dollar counts and no donation is too small. Together, we can create a world without breast cancer.
“The (500) Days of Summer attitude of “He wants you so bad” seems attractive to some women and men, especially younger ones, but I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is. He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person.”—Joseph Gordon-Levitt (x)