Broadway Café (Rainy Day Reprise): it’s been a while since I made the original playlist with this concept, but I often find myself writing down new songs to include. Because, really: Doesn’t it seem ideal? A rainy afternoon in a charming café, surroanded by books and the smell of coffee and baked goods, a playlist like this in the background, with the soft showtunes and ballads, powerful overtures, a little bit of jazz, and some songs that seem specificaly chosen to make you raise your head from the book you’re reading, look out the window and daydream. It’s like pieces falling into place, who knows, maybe I’ll end up owning a place like this someday, wouldn’t it be loverly? (Bad pun, good playlist.) Enjoy! (x)


Who’s your favorite movie character to wear glasses? 

For National Eyewear Day, here’s our tribute to our favorite bespectacled characters from Sundance Film Festival titles throughout the years. Glasses are often used as visual shorthand for the stereotype of a ‘nerd’ or ‘weirdo,’ but these characters stand out for their charm, depth, and personality. Whether near sighted or far, horn-rimmed or aviator: here’s lookin’ at you, four eyes!

Film stills courtesy of Welcome to the Dollhouse, Napoleon Dynamite, Cronies, Little Miss Sunshine, Smoke Signals, I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore (Photo by Allyson Riggs), Enigma, and Waitress.


All my life, baby, the only thing I ever want to do is run away. What kind of mama is that? I wish I could feel other things, baby. Like excitement that you’re with me now or faith that I’ll be a good mama, even if my life ain’t such a good place and the world as I see it ain’t so pretty like they’d have you believe in this book. Anyway, I’m writing this letter to you. It sounds more like a letter to me, don’t it? Love, Mama.

Waitress (2007)  - dir.  Adrienne Shelly

22 Movies That Will Make You Happy To Be Single

Closer (2004)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: Apparently, people love cheating. They cheat when they’re in love, and they cheat when they’re falling out of love, and they just cheat, cheat, cheat. People are terrible, basically.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: Are we all just doomed to keep repeating the same relationship mistakes? Are relationships so painful that we need to actually erase their memories away? I don’t know, but sweet sassy molassey, I’m weeping.

Waiting to Exhale (1995)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: Someone fetch me my fainting couch. This movie is so triumphant in its message of women being the most powerful thing in the universe that it’s dizzying. Basically, men are just there, and women need to stand together. Watch this with a bunch of your friends, and bring plenty of snacks. It’s a doozy.

Cruel Intentions (1999)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: At least when you’re single, you won’t have a sadistic step brother and sister betting on who can destroy your life first.

Love Actually (2003)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: Even though this is technically a romantic movie, it’s actually super depressing. What love actually is turns out to be a kid in a long-distance relationship, a couple who cannot speak the same language, a married couple on the brink of divorce, and a pair of newlyweds whose BFF is trying to ruin everything. Love is horrifying, actually.

Revolutionary Road (2008)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: I don’t know why Kate Winslet is in so many movies where love is terrible, but she just is. Just because you’re married, doesn’t mean you’ll be happy, in general.

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: If you’re in a relationship, chances are that woman you’re messing with on the side will kill your pet rabbit, stalk your family, and try to murder you all. Watch this with some red wine and hide all the knives.

Waitress (2007)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: Men don’t solve your problems. Only you, and your delicious pies, can solve your own problems. The basic gist of this movie is that while men are often a nice distraction, eventually, you’ll have to do you, and that is great

Chasing Amy (1997)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: Aside from the obvious issue of this movie assuming that you can change someone’s sexual orientation, the moral of the story is, of course you cannot change someone’s sexual orientation. And trying to do so will basically leave you a shell of a person.

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: To quote Tom’s little sister, Rachel (Chloë Grace Moretz): “Just because she likes the same bizzaro crap you do doesn’t mean she’s your soul mate.”

An Education (2009)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: People lead secret lives and will probably try to ruin yours, is basically the message of this film.

Obsessed (2009)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: This is basically the Beyoncé and Idris Elba version of Fatal Attraction, and it is filled with delicious amounts of crazy. All of which will make you happy to not be married, or in a relationship with your married coworker.

Unfaithful (2002)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: Well, I suppose the argument could be made that if you’re married, you can have an affair with a hot Parisian dude. But to that, I’d say, “Maybe that hot Parisian dude will end up dead.”

Once (2006)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: Oh, unrequited love. You think you’ll get lucky with a one night stand, and then, next thing you know, you’ve bought a girl a piano and you’re flying off to London to try and get back together with your ex. Love’s a bitch.

American Beauty (1999)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: Oh, boy. Well, here’s the problem with white picket fences: The paint will eventually crack. In this case, we have a cheating wife, a lusting husband, a daughter who falls in love with a boy who loves plastic bags, and a 16-year-old cheerleader who’s a closeted virgin. Yep, you’ll be happy to be single after this one.

Blue Valentine (2010)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: Nothing will make you happier to not be in a dysfunctional relationship than watching the marriage between Cindy (Michelle Williams) and Dean (Ryan Gosling) disintegrate. Watch this movie with tissues and watch it alone.

Not Without My Daughter (1991)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: You think you know your husband. You really do. But the truth is that you really don’t know a person until they take you and your daughter to Iran and then try to kidnap you both.

Fear (1996)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: What happens when you meet a cute dude at a rave, then let him fingerbang you on a roller coaster? Well, basically, he goes psycho and carves your name into his chest. Nicole 4 Eva

The Twilight Saga (2008-2012)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: Hear me out before you light the torches and sharpen the pitchforks… This series is basically saying that you have to abandon who you are to be in a relationship. And that will make you happy to be you, and not be with a vampire, regardless of how hot and shiny he may be.

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: Basically, when you get married, you’ll eventually develop an itch to go on a road trip with your BFF. Once you’re on that trip, some truly terrible things will happen that lead you to return to what is essentially a single life again. Everything comes full circle, and you cannot escape the lure of the single-ladies-on-the-run life.

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Ennis (Heath Ledger) boned, and life was a cowboy yippee-ki-yi-yay time. Then, they got married to two nice ladies, and everything went to hell. See where I’m going with this?

Titanic (1997)

Why you’ll feel lucky to be single: If Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) had been single, he never would’ve had to share that door. Just saying.

Written to kick off @teamengineering‘s Fitz Birthday Project - the Fitz Wish List! We’re granting Fitz 30 wishes to celebrate his 30th birthday. :D This also fulfills the @thefitzsimmonsnetwork‘s Fanwork Friday Prompt “Surprise.” 

Wish #1: Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

Read below or on AO3!


Post S4 in Space 

“Jemma, we’re going to get caught.”

“No, we’re not. I called in a few favors. And it’s not like we’re doing anything scandalous. We’re just going to the rec room.”

She felt a bit silly pulling him along by his arm, making sure he didn’t knock into any walls or stub his toes along the way. It was nearly curfew, so they really shouldn’t be out this late, but Jemma was determined to make the most of the day even with the few moments of freedom they were allowed by their captors.

“Can I at least open my eyes? I’m not going to walk out into space, am I?”  

“Hilarious, you are,” she replied. “But not yet,” she added, squeezing his shoulder in encouragement. “We’re almost there.”

When she finally managed to guide him down the rest of the hallway and into the rec room, she positioned him in front of the card table at the center of the room and moved to his side, her hand lingering on his shoulder.

“Okay. Open.”

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Earl Murders Me Because I’m Having An Affair Pie… You smash blackberries and raspberries into a chocolate crust

I Can’t Have No Affair Because It’s Wrong And I Don’t Want Earl To Kill Me Pie… Vanilla custard with banana. Hold the banana

Pregnant Miserable Self Pitying Loser Pie… Lumpy oatmeal with fruitcake mashed in. Flambé of course

I Hate My Husband Pie… You take bittersweet chocolate and don’t sweeten it. You make it into a pudding and drown it in caramel

Dear Baby: If I was writing you a letter, it would probably sounds something like an apology. I know everyone deserves a mama who’d want a nice baby such as yourself… who was also a good wife, a fine member of a society. And I can’t rightly say that I’m any of that. And I’m not sure the world is scuh a fine place to bringing you. Many of the people I’ve met are not worth meeting. Many of the things that happened are not worth living through. And you shouldn’t take it personal, Baby… if I don’t seem like all the other mama-to-be, jumping all over themselves with joy. I frankly don’t know what I got to give you, Baby. What if I leave Earl, and don’t win that contest next week, and don’t have money? What the hell am I gonna give you then? All my life, Baby, the only thing I wanna do is run away. What kind of mama is that? I wish I could think other things, Baby, like excitement that you with me now… or faith that I’ll be a good mama… even if my life ain’t such a good place, and the world as I see it ain’t so pretty like they’d have you believe in this book. Anyway, writing this letter to you, sounds more like a letter writing to me, don’t it? Love, Mama.

- Waitress

Amélie Poulain from “Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain” ( Jean Pierre Jeunet), one of my favorite movies.