I am a leaf on the wind - watch how I soar.– Wash
Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given...– Edward Gorey (via teleportal)
M: I just told Mary that I'm going to be godmother to your children. She asked if I was going to arrange to be falsely accused of murder and imprisoned for twelve years. I told her I didn't want you to die. She said I was half-assing it.
This fact made my day.
ilovejaneausten: In a 2006 interview with French magazine Madame Figaro, Colin Firth was asked “Quelles sont les femmes de votre vie?” (Who are the women of your life?). Firth replied: “Ma mère, ma femme et Jane Austen” (My mother, my wife and Jane Austen)
The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day...– Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
People make me angry. Media is invaluable to promote ideas and opinions, but when you do it tastelessly or disrespectfully, it makes everyone look like an idiot. Stupid stupid stupid.
Via CNN: →
inothernews: [LIBYA, 5:34 a.m. ET, 12:34 p.m. local] Security forces in Libya have cordoned off the Fashloom area of Tripoli and are shooting anyone who moves on the streets - including those who are trying to retrieve bodies, said Mohamed Abdallah, spokesman for the National Front for the Salvation of Libya…
We are expecting people to die today, more people than before. If anything...– Lawyer FATHI TERBIL, critic of Muammar Gaddafi whose arrest last week touched off anti-government protests in Libya, via a live TV broadcast near a public square in Benghazi, the country’s second-largest city. Defiance. (via the New York Times)
In a conversation with my mom last night about how I wanted to write my honors thesis on YA literature, she made a comment about how it would be useful to study for the marketing aspect instead of literary analysis, since YA wasn’t brilliant literature. Now, I can understand why she would think that; in an era where the Twilight and Clique series are bestsellers, it would seem that writing...
What if we could measure a human soul?
I found this post on my dashboard, and it made me think how useful it would be if we could measure the human soul. I read Mary Roach’s wonderful book Spook a few years ago, and in it she described a “scientific” experiment where a dying person was placed on a weighing stretcher, so that their weight was measured just as the subject died; the change was supposed to be the weight...
All the King's Men
I am newly returned from an a cappella concert performed by one of the all-male groups on campus, and their guest group, and all-male group from King’s College in London called All the King’s Men. The two put on wonderful skits and whatnot of Brits vs. Americans; the best was absolutely when they faced off, the King’s Men yelled “TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION,” to...
It is one of life’s bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just...– Lemony Snicket
Red Velvet Chocolate Herbal Tea →
AL JAZEERA: Two dead, at least 38 hurt as unrest... →
At least two people have been killed in clashes between Libyan security forces and demonstrators in the town of Bayda, east of Benghazi, the second largest city, as activists plan major anti-government protests throughout the country on Thursday. …Wednesday’s deaths come as hundreds of protesters have reportedly torched police outposts in the eastern city of Beyida, while chanting: ...
One of the remarkable things about love is that, despite very irritating people...– Lemony Snicket
Oh! it is only a novel!”…or, in short, only some work in which the...– Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding...– Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
Is Hosni Mubarak Still President of Egypt? →
And this. For the lulz.
Statement From the Supreme Council of the Egyptian... →
So this is extremely exciting, and sounds like everything that the Egyptian people have been working towards in the past few weeks. I just hope that this control by the military and VP really is just a temporary measure…though with the passion and the fervor the Egypt people (including the military!) have shown for freedom, it’s hard to imagine they won’t get exactly what they...
ditto-old asked: My Medieval studies class is basically be taking so I can be really impressive when I have conversations with you.
Brian Jacques Dies at 71 →
This makes me so sad. I have a whole bookshelf of his stories in my bedroom, I collected them all through my childhood. The Redwall series are some of those books that I will read to my kids: simple, funny, beautiful, and always inspiring.
Q: Peeta or Gail? A: I am with the bakers!
NY TIMES: "Defying a wider government crackdown,... →