Subject: Alone

I am British Gay. I stay alone. Call or write message to me, please +447737102341. I want to find my love :-(.

I got this email today. I looked up the number and the internet confirmed that this is spam. Sometimes spammers just want some love. 

04:19 pm, by madreverie 8  |  Comments

Three conference calls turn into five…

I mute my mic and start singing the White Stripes (RIP) “Conquest” at the top of my lungs. 

Slightly disappointed when it doesn’t interrupt anyone. :(

09:27 am, by madreverie 5  |  Comments

If I Play the Same Three Chords, Will You Just Yawn

and say ahhh… it’s all been done woo-hoo-hooo!*

Probably. But if I play the same FOUR chords, it will probably be a hit:


For the BBC’s Red Nose Day Fundraiser (Do Something Funny for Money), The Axis of Awesome, a rock and roll comedy band, surmise that the reason they have yet to write a hit is due to the fact that they use more than four chords. To prove their point, they play the same four chords to sing classics like Aha’s “Take on Me” and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,” as well as pop hits like the Black Eyed Peas’ “Where is the Love” and Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.” It’s not just “pop” songs they cover. They also cover R&B and Rap with Akon’s “Beautiful” and Eminem’s “Love the way you Lie.”

I bet you can recognize and sing along to all of the songs they play. 

*Barenaked Ladies, anyone?

12:17 pm, by madreverie 2  |  Comments

I am jealous of my sun-bathing cat on this sunny Seattle day. It’s 40 degrees outside, otherwise I would be doing the same.

Also, I need to throw away that wreath.

  03:42 pm, by madreverie 1  |  Comments

I hate it when this happens. 

05:56 pm, reblogged  by madreverie 6  |
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Quick Catch-up

I have been catching up on everyone’s posts (and finding new awesome tumblrs to follow), but I haven’t had time to type up my own update.

With work, school, being sick, and keeping the cat and the boyfriend happy, I feel like my life is a constant juggling act. Let me impart this secret-to-success that I’ve discovered through all of this: Procrastinate, procrastinate, procrastinate.

My schedule has been pretty consistent this quarter. Every week, I write 6-8 papers and evaluate four classmate’s essays. Depending on the week, I can have up to 100 pages of reading. With 8+ hours of work, the only way I can find time to stay sane is by not doing work when I should be. I can’t tell you how amazing it feels to sit down and say “No. I will not do my reading, write the essay, or do work for tomorrow’s meeting. Instead, I will sit here and window shop for clothes, furniture, and find new recipes.” Perfecting procrastination is one of the best things I’ve ever done.

Now please excuse me while I imagine my new dining room décor and shop for a birthday outfit. I only have two essays (worth 3x more than usual) due on Saturday, so I’m going to revel in doing zero work. 

06:34 pm, by madreverie  Comments

Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Don’t listen to old-school rap music in your office. 

Your door and windows might be open. Sure you’re using headphones, but I’m not concerned about your co-workers hearing your music. I’m concerned that you might not be able to contain yourself when Salt-N-Pepa’s Push It comes on. You might find yourself dancing in your chair. With your door open. During lunch time. When everyone is walking by. 

Also, whatever you do, do not sing a long. Don’t even lip sync. You might accidentally sing out loud. “Push it! P-Push it real good!” is never an appropriate exclamation within business hours (your after-hours affairs does not concern me).

You should especially avoid doing this if your chair dance moves are limited to Jemaine Clement’s little shoulder dance during the opening credits of Flight of the Conchords (starts at 00:16). 

To make matters worse (if that’s possible), you might not realize you’ve done any of the above until Chamilionaire’s Ridin’ comes on. While you’re wondering how the song ended up on your old-school rap playlist, you might also be angrily bobbing your head while mumbling the chorus. I really hope you’re only lucky enough to have a trusted co-worker walk by and catch you instead of, say, the new VP of the Legal Department that just moved in down the hall.

THIS. But with Big Boi or Nicki Minaj’s new albums. Especially not Nicki’s. Trust me. Those crazy ass faces she makes? No one at work wants to walk by and see that. 

09:21 am, by madreverie 1  |  Comments

I was going to commend her for not jumping on my laptop even though she was clearly thinking about it… Then she jumped on it anyway. (Taken with instagram)

  11:23 am, by madreverie  Comments