Nine: I think I was in love once.
Ten: Really? What was her name?
Nine: Her name was Rose.
Ten: Doctor, we all love Rose.
Nine: I love Rose because she's fantastic. She always knew just what to say and she made me better.
Ten: Oh, yes! Rose was brilliant. All soft and warm and clever and so very human.
Eleven: I love River!
Eleven: I love Clara!
Ten: Doctor, are you just looking at girls in the universe and saying that you love them?
Eleven: I love... fez.
Ten: Do you really love fez, or are you just saying that because you saw it?
Eleven: I - I love fez! I love fez.
I have the greatest fiance
D. Muse’s Macaroni and Cheese Recipe with bacon, potato chips, and also cheese. a lot of it. -1.5 lbs of cheese… I’d suggest that roughly a pound of it be mild and the rest sharp, tangy, briny, etc. -1.5 lbs of pasta (preferably macaroni, but sometimes one must improvise) —- the numbers can be adjusted, just make sure your amount (weight) of cheese and pasta are about the...
So I never actually read The Great Gatsby… mostly because I read other things, and never got around to it. Obviously, this means I didn’t have the full high school experience. Whatever. I really want to read it. And guys… It is on my summer reading list!!! But ever since everyone started freaking out about it, I’ve innocently heard at least a MILLION times (not an...
mandatoryupgrades: Anyone who thinks Shakespeare is boring apparently missed the greatest stage direction ever written: I want that to be the final line of my biography. I want this to be written on my tombstone.
BU! Class of 2013! →
fishingboatproceeds: Some people have asked to read the commencement address I delivered this morning to the 2013 graduates of Butler University. So here it is. My own commencement speaker, who shall remain nameless, began with a lame joke about how these speeches only come in two varieties: Short and bad. This…
Still necessary, even in Siberia.
Thoughtstream Day 4
I am starting to feel happy. Not overjoyed to the point that I want to jump out of my skin. Just… okay. Which is nice. It’s exactly what I want to feel. This feeling of nonchalant lethargy also makes it difficult to write with vigor. I am okay with this. Now if I could just get the second interview.
Thoughtstream Day 3
Sometimes I feel like my body is entirely full of stuff. Like Santa’s bag. Like a water balloon under a hose. Like a house on “Hoarders.” Like a really shitty simile that isn’t worth writing. To be fair, I’m not sure what it’s full of, but I wish I could piss it out, because it fills my lungs and suffocates my neural pathways. I haven’t left my room today. I...
How I Feel About Being Here
It is strange, the things that give us meaning: E-mails, Synonyms, The word ‘yes.’ Books written by ghosts, and Cold walks home that signify Your lips on mine. Symmetry That only the Russian Soul can understand. Entrenched folk song dissonance Trapped in scorched plot. In this town, they say the only way to scare a man Is to tell him that his children will starve. My, I’ve...
Thoughtstream Day 2
I’ve started talking to Helen more lately. She’s pretty cool, obsessed with analyzing the seven guys she’s dating, and extremely pessimistic. I like it. Almost as much as I like my use of the Oxford Comma in the previous sentence. It is quite easy to become obsessive about relationships after all. Dan wasn’t online again today. This is strange. My mind feels like a siren...
You have to know that you are not in control of what happens, or in control of what he does. If he wrongs you, then he wrongs you. And then it is your choice where to go from there. But anticipating something that could happen out of fear will really hold you back. Expecting the worst will only result in the worst. And I know how much you love him. - A. Hancock I made spaghetti for...
I'm writing again...
Moving on Is not like Moving forward. Moving on is falling face first Down a canyon of flail-ridden fucks Not given. (Please.) Past the saxophone man (You’re making a mistake.) And his canyon-loving blues. Until you hi t the ground. Moving forward is sitting in the passenger seat Shoes tapping sole-stained leather compartments. (Hello.) Glancing at a shadow-guzzling sun, A cat ready for...
Tomsk - June 4th St. Petersburg June 4th-7th Tel Aviv June 7th-13th Cherry Point June 13th-18th Indianapolis!
I am engaged to my best friend, and I couldn’t love his family more. :) I’ve never been one to rely on other people for my happiness, but I’m really, really, really ecstatic.
Of course, indifference can be tempting — more than that, seductive. It is...– Elie Wiesel http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/wiesel.htm
September 11th: thoughts and comparisons
September 11th. So we meet again. Often times, I have been told by international studies majors of the problems plaguing other countries— how the towers falling is, in comparison, quite minuscule, and mostly used to generate hate against “the other.” While I agree that the event has incited massive bouts of hate that are unacceptable in this country, I do not wish to dismerit...
Relationships are hard, and I never had to have one with an ocean between us. I...– Dr. F (the greatest professor/human being to ever walk the earth with a ph.d. in kicking ass)
When all else fails
ask a Furuness.
You know what would be awesome?
If people could wait a few days to post Dr. Who spoilers on Tumblr. At LEAST wait until midnight when it re-airs, people! Being at work, I didn’t even have a chance!
Back in the States.
Life is not for those who settle. Like the cute British boy told me on the flight home, “You would never go anywhere if you didn’t fly.”
99% of the time I find myself liking post after post after post, I look at the poster, and it is Melissa. Tumblr. Champion.
So do I take the Berlin -> Copenhagen -> Amsterdam -> Brussels -> Paris route, or the Berlin -> Nice -> Paris route? I know I shouldn’t decide too much, BUT I’M SO EXCITED!!!
I haven’t laughed at the internet as hard as I have tonight in a long time. Thank you, http://wtffanfiction.tumblr.com/, and thank you, Fifty Shades of Grey, for inspiring so much laughery. Which is now a word.
“I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader...
When I first read this quote, I passed by nonchalantly, but as I thought about it… Just think about how powerful this statement really is.
“Everything I write,” he says, “tends to turn into a superhero...– http://www.gq.com/entertainment/movies-and-tv/201205/joss-whedon-interview-avengers-buffy-firefly-dr-horrible-sing-along-blog?currentPage=4
Finally. Frappuccino Happy Hour has ended.
But not before punching me in the face.
Reblog if you're a Starbucks barista and you can't...
All about the hype.
WohaDreamBig: And no one can describe that. →
wohadreambig: I wish I could describe that performance. Everything was flawless. Emotional. Incredible. Getting a standing ovation at 10 in the morning is not an easy feat. It is not. But I can’t. I wish I could describe seeing my director, this giant hulk of a man who makes attempts at intimidation, and often… Daww; A big congratulations to my alma mater. It’s nice to hear that...
“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? No. Summer’s not a bitch.” - The New Girl
Thoughts on Education
“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” – John Green “You want to be an English teacher? I could never do that.” Speaking as though children are dirty and their own language is dirtier, this is how people always respond when I answer the typical college kid questions. You’d be surprised how often this happens working...
“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’” ― Isaac Asimov
Why don’t you tell me that “if the girl had been worth having, she’d have waited...– F. Scott Fitzgerald (via musingsinfemininity)
Things I want
A bike or a tattoo. I’ll prolly get neither.