grad school orientation tomorrow
It totally snuck up on me and now I am freaked out. I am so not ready for summer to be over.
Boyfriend, to misbehaving cat: Oh my gosh, is there something we can do to keep you occupied? [picks her up] I think you'd make a beautiful violinist, baby.
Cat: Mrrrr. [struggles to get down]
Boyfriend: I know, I know, it's unfair. But I'm *huge.*
Cat: Mrrrroowwwww. [struggles more]
Boyfriend: I know, I know, it's a tyranny.
this ain't livin': I Read Romance Novels. So What? →
meloukhia: So, you know, you can mock people for reading romance novels and sit smug in intellectual elitism and pride that you don’t touch ‘garbage,’ but keep in mind that many highly praised authors and books are pretty trashy, if you ask me. I care about what’s between the covers, not who wrote it, not the category it’s found in at the bookstore, not the lurid cover art. Some of the most...
Retrospective of Vivienne Westwood Shoes,... →
dorianisms: Fabulous and weird and, I suspect, relevant to some followers’ interests. OMG THE PIRATE BOOTS.
Can we all just admit that today as the 90th anniversary of women’s right to...– Womanist Musings: Not All Women Won The Right to Vote Today (via tart-tart) (via remembertheladies)
But I do think it’s sort of interesting that certain Mad Men watchers (I’m...– The Rebellion of Little Girls « Shitty First Drafts (via notemily) I have to admit I was a little worried about the stuff with Glen, because Glen is super duper creepy and who knows what that kid might do. But really? A ten year old girl masturbating and cutting her own hair because she...
i'm never going to believe anything he tells me...
Boyfriend: [sighing dramatically] Man...
Me: I'm not a man.
B: No, you're not. Batman is, though. You can tell because "man" is in the name.
B: Like Superman. Wolverine-man.
M: Wonder Wo-man.
[giggles, followed by several minutes of riffing on various Mans, e.g. Batgirl-Man, Mrs. Butterworth-Man, Mellified Man, then...]
B: Postprandial Man. Which is an ACTUAL superhero. That EXISTS.
M: No way.
B: Seriously. He sits with his glass of sherry and adjusts his belt, and sometimes he solves crimes.
M: WHAT. [spends several minutes searching] Baby, google returns no relevant results.
B: Drinks under the radar, does Postprandial Man.
M: [spends a few more minutes searching before revelation dawns] Oh my god, you made that up.
B: [uncontrollable laughter]
M: Shut your lie-hole!
ekswitaj: So I noticed a bunch of people on my dash panicking about starting grad school. I’m going to pass on to you some of the best advice I’ve ever been given (it was actually what they told us during counselor-training at summer camp, but it definitely applies to grad school and pretty much everything else in life): Pretend that you know what you’re doing until you actually do. Everyone...
Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter....– from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut (via fuckyeahkurtvonnegut) (via obliviousunction) (via ackb) (via lemdi)
Here is what scientists found: The number of ideas expressed in those...– YOU GUYS THERE ARE HEALTH BENEFITS TO BEING VERBOSE THIS IS GREAT (via whatwillsuffice)
Great Collective Nouns
novazembla: supersoygrrrl: timeoutnewyork: andrearosen: atari: Spent the morning commute deciding on an appropriate collective noun for a group of developers. Settled on an “array of developers” only to discover that someone did the work for me. A few other great ones from all-sorts.org are: A misery of reporters. A swingline of staplers A vacuum of social media experts. A moiré...
There is no single theory that satisfactorily explains myopia—in particular,...– List of common misconceptions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via notemily) Meet my new favorite Wikipedia page.
novazembla: perversetoamiracle replied to your link: 77% walkability. Not bad at all. For L.A., that’s terrific. In fact, it’s apparently better than my neighborhood in Boston? Hm. MOVE IN WITH ME! I mean, don’t, I’m actually terrible to live with, but. Move in next door to me? Yeah, that’s the ticket! Totally. Boston can suck it. Like, apparently it can rain here ANY TIME OF THE YEAR? So...
novazembla: dictionaryofobscuresorrows: n. the satisfaction of lists, a series of bullet points being fired into the air as if to celebrate victory against the complexity of a universe that bombards us with five exabytes of data that would paralyze us if we didn’t connect random dots into constellations of dippers, hunters, and sexy ways to please your man.
Two Philadelphia police officers joined at least four TSA officers who had...– Daniel Rubin: An infuriating search at Philadelphia International Airport | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/18/2010 FFS (via lemdi) And what if it WAS “a divorce situation”? It can’t possibly be a crime for someone to take money out of a joint account. And what if it wasn’t...
When an abled person wears shoes, they are not called “mobility aids.” Shoes are...– amandaw @ Things That Make My Life Easier, A Reintroduction (Part 2 of 3) (via notemily)
ekswitaj replied to your photo: Come on, lady. I like your enthusiasm, but a baby… Babies aren’t shot puts? Damn, there goes my desire to have any? novazembla replied to your photo: Come on, lady. I like your enthusiasm, but a baby… ISN’T IT???? Clearly I am following the right sort of people on tumblr.
I was used to my mind being my best friend; of carrying on endless conversations...– Kay Jamison, An Unquiet Mind. (via abbyjean)
I am remarkably library-incompetent. How did they even let me into grad school?
It does not seem to have books, though? We are confused.
projectgutenberg: Man is divided into three classes, viz., the hare man, the bull man, and the horse man, according to the size of his lingam. - Vatsyayana, The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana, translated from the Sanskrit by Shivaram Parashuram Bhide, Richard Francis Burton and Bhagavanlal Indrajit (1883) [full text] Y’all, I can’t even.
i'd rather be a woman in a dylan song
isabelthespy: than the woman in most dude-penned love songs, even the sweetest and most romantic and loving. dylan women are complicated creatures, and mostly they are not portrayed in the most positive light (which: neither are the dudes, seriously go listen to positively fourth street), but precisely because they are so complicated, that’s never really bothered me. i was actually really...
Watson’s report here of a wounded shoulder contradicts his testimony—in The Sign...– Note in The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Novels, edited by Leslie S. Klinger LOLSCHOLARS (via novazembla) I’d like to hear their reasoning. I can fanwank anything. How does one do it professionally. (via turnabout) This is how it continues: “Alvin Rodin and Jack Key, in Medical...
I received this message on my personal and am...
lemdi: lovelylittleradical: dorianisms: asezawesome: prolifeadvocate: I am extremely support adoption over abortion. There are hundreds of thousands of couples in the United States waiting to adopt a child. If someone in the US wants to put their child up for adoption, I can guarantee there is a family out there that would absolutely love to be their parents. That would be a really...