Me: Hey...I don't know you but you're that drunk crier at this party.
Me: Have you ever heard of ugly crying?
Edit: We're now friends. New years friends. I got sucked in.
That's as much as I can muster now. See you in 2012 ya'll.
The beauty of literature is that you can get to truly know someone from the sprawling notes of marginalia. My friends and I traded our favorite books with each other last year to stay in touch at different universities. We get those books back tonight. I’m excited to read them finally. I Lll be able to see what parts they hated, loved, and ate through. Bleeding pen marks. Grease stains....
The problem with my family...
Is that they question when I wear bow ties. No. Please? I wear them quite well. (Well at least I hope.)
There was something incredibly moving about witnessing the person you love...– — Zoe Whittal, Holding Still for as Long as Possible Rebecca Rose is actually the cutest friend in the world. She is. She sent me this amazing book for Christmas by this author I was kind of obsessed with a few years ago and I totally forgot I even liked her until this arrived in the mail. So...
I love my mother.
Mom: When I carried him (me) it felt different than all my other pregnancies (me=6th child).
Me: Oh, that's weird.
Mom: Yeah, for the longest time I thought he felt like a girl. His kicks were different and I was a lot sicker than you other kids.
Sister: You were older Mom.
Mom: But I knew my baby was different. Not different but unique. He was whoever he was going to be.
Mom: It was funny because when he was 2 he asked me to paint his nails and I did. He always picked the green nail paints.
Me: Wait, what? I thought you painted my nails.
Mom: No, be quiet, you always asked. (Yep, apparently I did.)
Sister: What did people say with a son that had painted nails?
Mom: They asked why I did it and I just said he looked cute. I knew he was different. Well, gay isn't different but you know what I mean. I knew. It hurt me when people looked at him weird, so I just waited until he grew up to tell me.
I had no idea. I'm speechless. I love my mother so much despite our differences.
And when I go into J. Crew, I’m walking through this astonishingly complex act...– William Gibson on J.Crew (via youmightfindyourself)
Bad pick up lines
Stranger: You smell good. Me: Thank You (Awkward) Uh?..
The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is...– James Nicoll (via umbrafractus)
...And now I have to officially use an...
because I am scheduled to the tee every day next semester. I haven’t even figured out when I can fit in lunch on these days…and dinner.
Never underestimate the power of tracking in...
It’s in the details.
Eyes and Smiles
I love just sitting and listening whenever I’m with friends or family. I’m an observer. We all are, I suppose. But I always wait until a “trigger” sets off a laugh or grin. I don’t know. But it’s always the most amazing thing. It’s rather beautiful. “What is your favorite childhood dish?” “It was this mac and cheese that I made with...
Joy is in the ears that hear: Linguistics Micro... →
vowelsme: Auto-antonyms (also called autantonyms; there are a couple other names for them, too) are two words that are spelled the same but actually have opposite meanings. A few examples: “To cleave” = “to cling” or “to split” “To weather” = “to endure” (as in a storm) or “to erode”…
Textbooks in College
Me: Is it okay if I just buy the 7th edition instead of the 8th? It's over $100 cheaper and it would be great if I could save some money.
Professor: No. They added a comma in the new edition, which is utterly essential to your comprehension of the author's content.
Past Human Migrations in East Asia: Matching...
peggyhomef: Past Human Migrations in East Asia: Matching Archaeology, Linguistics and Genetics Drawing upon the latest evidence in genetics, linguistics and archaeology, this exciting new book examines the history of the peopling of East Asia, and investigates the ways in which we can detect migration, and its different markers in these fields of enquiry. Take Action and Get it immediately! …
mynameischarliebartlett: Write ambiguous sentence in English essay. Staple syntax tree for further explanation. IF only that worked. I may or may not also make trees for shits and giggles as well.