i have to be at work for 9 1/2 hours today because i’m working 11:30-7:30 and then there’s a fucking staff meeting until 9
and like i already know the staff meeting will literally just be the manager explaining to us about how halloween is supposed to work (despite the fact that most of us actually worked last halloween too), combined with her complaining about how the store isn’t clean enough at close (which obviously has nothing to do with us being short-staffed almost every night)
It is now 3 weeks since Michael Brown was murdered by Ferguson PD Officer Darren Wilson. Officer Darren Wilson still has not been arrested, charged, or even brought to prison or court for the murder of Michael Brown.
As a young writer, Alcott concentrated on lurid pulp stories of revenge, murder, and adultery–“blood and thunder” literature, as she called i–and enjoyed writing very much. She was in her mid 30s when an editor suggested she try writing a book for girls. Alcott wasn’t very interested, but her father was a complete moron with money and had left the family in terrible financial trouble. Alcott wrote Little Women in hopes of some decent sales and a little breathing room and got way more than she asked for. The money in sequels was too good to turn down (and her father didn’t get any smarter with a dime), but Alcott hated writing what she called “moral pap for the young” and longed to return to the smut and violence of her early endeavors. Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Books and Authors You Had to Read in High School (via bookriot)