I'm Chris. I'm currently an underpaid civil rights attorney living with my lovely wife and my adorable dog in Austin. I went to Mizzou for undergrad before spending a few years in Houston in law school. You should drop in and say hi.

 

alongwayfromdone:

Boyhood was absolutely spectacular. It’s been two days now and I can’t stop thinking about how much I loved it. If this is showing near you, go see it, like, now.

I’m just gonna keep reblogging myself until you all go see this

Boyhood was absolutely spectacular. It’s been two days now and I can’t stop thinking about how much I loved it. If this is showing near you, go see it, like, now.

hayyyjk:

red-bird-writes:

bees-knees:

emilyposts:

cynicismandspunk:

…oh.

Shut up!

If the optometrist tells me on Friday that I probably need contacts, I’m going to have a very intense internal battle.

Personally, I don’t know how this is possible. My eyes are so oily that after like 3 days I wouldn’t even be able to open my eyes.

I read this story on Sunday, and immediately changed my contacts even though I take them out daily to clean them. 

I used to leave my two-week disposables in for 6-9 months in college (basically until my vision got hazy or they fell out). Thank god I got LASIK and saved my eyes from my lazy self.

hayyyjk:

red-bird-writes:

bees-knees:

emilyposts:

cynicismandspunk:

oh.

Shut up!

If the optometrist tells me on Friday that I probably need contacts, I’m going to have a very intense internal battle.

Personally, I don’t know how this is possible. My eyes are so oily that after like 3 days I wouldn’t even be able to open my eyes.

I read this story on Sunday, and immediately changed my contacts even though I take them out daily to clean them.

I used to leave my two-week disposables in for 6-9 months in college (basically until my vision got hazy or they fell out). Thank god I got LASIK and saved my eyes from my lazy self.

twohippiechic:

nbcnightlynews:

56% of millennials are living paycheck to paycheckMore: http://nbcnews.to/1l3NWVc



I’m impressed by and jealous of 44% of y’all

twohippiechic:

nbcnightlynews:

56% of millennials are living paycheck to paycheck

More: http://nbcnews.to/1l3NWVc

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I’m impressed by and jealous of 44% of y’all

PSA: Red Dawn (the original) just started on TNT

'Murica

Shamed in the HEB checkout

Checker: Ooooh, someone's having a cookout

Me: Uhh...no, that's just my meat supply for the week

Blaming the Supreme Court just absolves Congress & the President

I understand why people are disappointed in today’s ruling, but the Supreme Court didn’t write the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. They simply applied it (and they applied it properly IMO). 

I think the RFRA is bad policy in general and I think it’s especially bad policy to include for-profit corporations, but Congress is allowed to enact laws based on bad policy and it’s the job of Congress, not the Supreme Court, to reverse laws based on bad policy.

Your anger should be directed at those who drafted and voted for RFRA for either intentionally including for-profit corporations or for sloppy drafting, and at those who drafted and voted for the ACA for not exempting the ACA from the scope of RFRA. 

All it took to avoid today’s ruling was Congress inserting one little sentence into the ACA that says, “This Act shall not be limited in any manner by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.” It’s not the Supreme Court’s fault that Congress either intentionally or unintentionally failed to do so.

Was behind this glorious piece of art in the drive-thru this morning

Was behind this glorious piece of art in the drive-thru this morning

on being "nice enough"

valleygirldubs:

i went on a date last week.

the next day, i had friends and coworkers ask how it went.

my response was always the same:
"it was fine."

followed by:
“he was nice enough.”

and that’s when i realized nice enough isn’t quite good enough.

i don’t just want nice.

i want…

This makes for a nice Hallmark card but we do, and should, settle all the time.

Nobody and no thing is perfect. There always might be something (or someone) better out there and if you refuse to settle, you’re going to be forever paralyzed by the unknown. At some point, you have to settle for “good enough” and hope that “better” isn’t coming around the corner.

My wife isn’t perfect nor is our relationship and yet I’m incredibly happy in our relationship and would gleefully settle for her all over again. And it’s not some trite bullshit about us loving and choosing each other because of our imperfections. We love and chose each other despite our imperfections, because the positives made the negatives, in the wise words of Dan Savage, a price of admission we were willing to pay.

You can either have a relationship or you can refuse to settle, but you can’t do both.