brick mortar

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On this occasion, a home, more than bricks and mortar, a turtle, it’s a feeling. It’s a feeling of belonging. Isn’t it? Of love of course. Of hope… for the future. I don’t know if I have ever met two people who are more suited to one another than you two. To Barry and Iris. To us.

Alternative Music Zodiac Edition:

Aries: Pumped up kicks (Foster the people)

Taurus: Old boy (Brick + Mortar)

Gemini: Stolen Dance (Milky Chance)

Cancer: R U Mine (Arctic Monkeys)

Leo: Riptide (Vance Joy)

Virgo: Cigarette Daydreams (Cage the Elephant)

Libra: Take me to church (Hoizer)

Scorpio: Dangerous (Big Data)

Sagittarius: Skinny love (Birdy)

Capricorn: Do I wanna know (Arctic Monkeys)

Aquarius: Sugar, We’re goin’ down (Fall out boy)

Pisces: I wanna get better (Bleachers)

Mom, we have walls
brick and mortar 
layered between our generations
mom, I love you
but sometimes we don’t understand
palms pressed to the barriers
keeping us apart
I try to tell you that maybe
it’s not our fault
that I was born with the audacity
to exist
and you were born under the impression
that another son couldn’t hurt
sometimes I feel like I cannot go to you
because I will never be the daughter
you taught yourself to be
sometimes I feel like I am rotten
with America
and I only say that because
I don’t even know how to speak my way home
mom, I know we have our differences
and it’s not always easy to remember
that heritage is an honor
but it is, it is
and I promise to make a lasting legacy
I won’t let your life fade away
just because we are on the other side
of the sea
sacrifice is in our lineage
and remembering the taste of 
soil and rice fields and mosquito territory
is the least I can do to say
I am grateful for all the goodbyes 
you have ever stomached and all the
faces you never got to see again
just so you could give me my best chance
in this new homeland and I am sorry
I am sorry that the transition hasn’t been easy
and I am sorry if I had ever been a part
of making you feel like you were unwanted–
mom, we have walls
but I won’t let them keep you out.
—  Confessions of a Chinese-Vietnamese American Daughter

‘Aisles Have Eyes’ Warns That Brick-And-Mortar Stores Are Watching You

Consumers have grown accustomed to the idea of online retailers amassing information about them, but author Joseph Turow says that now physical stores are doing it too: 

“Sometimes [retailers] get the data based on what you do online. Sometimes they may get the data based on how you’re walking through the store with your phone on, if you have the right app or with Wi-Fi even. Sometimes they may get the data based upon your walking outside and your app is connected to GPS, and they actually can track where you’re moving in the outside world.”

‘Things I Would Like To Do With You’

Christen reading this book…

“A cabin began this story that is not a story—though I did not then know where I would find the cabin that would finish this story that is not a story. This story is not true, but it is not fiction. This story is my heart’s life.”

“Relationships—love—is not fantasy, it is bricks and mortar. It is earth. But it is fantasy, too. It is heaven: dreams and hormones and the pleasure in biology and sudden laughter.


As we talk, our hands wander but only slightly.

It is our first kiss, so we take our time.

I would like to remember our first kiss.

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TERRIBLE THINGS a team talon playlist in two sides

Side A

heavy rescue - doomtree // soy yo - bomba estéreo // we must be gods - signals the band // sabotage - beastie boys // terrible things - brick + mortar // rattatat - five knives // seven nation army - the white stripes // warsaw - dessa

Side B

everybody wants to rule the world - lorde // oublie-moi (carry on) - cœur de pirate // stomach it - crywolf // gold - sir sly // heavy games - portugal. the man // disaster hearts - i fight dragons // i’d love to change the world - jetta // on melancholy hill - gorillaz