dontfailmenow: American? <school’s almost Ivy League. they’d literally work my ass off.> Howard? <personal reasons> blah St. Mary’s? <besides it’s location? make a turn on Middleofnowhere st.; pass> UMBC <30 mins from the house. mother. no.> Towson <read about UMBC; besides Rev thinks I’m too smart for Towson, unless I do their honors program.> Like high school...
The Moscow Rules
Once is an accident. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.
According to local authorities, K2 is new to the... →
Mad props to my enterprising coworker. I wish him the best of luck in his, uh, career.
When will you learn that there isn’t a word for everything?– The History of Love, Nicole Krauss (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)
Rachel Uchitel prepares for private eye career -... →
(CNN) — The former New York nightclub hostess who gained fame when she was named as one of golfer Tiger Woods’ alleged mistresses could soon be helping clients track cheating spouses. This is news now? An alleged mistress could become a private investigator?
Thinking you’re paranoid, or knowing you should be? The movie Primer makes Inception look like Sesame Street. Fuck.
When we are green, still half-created, we believe that our dreams are rights,...– Tobias Wolff, This Boy’s Life
August 8, 2009
The hardest choice and the right one are often the same. Magicians perform illusions, not tricks; a trick is something a whore does for money.
Nothing to do in weather like this but read the depressing books I got from the library. So far: psycho-diarist (Engleby) and ad agency love polygon (Palladio). Next up: Korean sleeper agent noir (Your Republic is Calling You). Screw it all, I’m rewatching 27 Dresses. What’s the point of being literate if everything you read is so depressive?
State of Emergency
Library’s closed tomorrow, which means 1) I don’t get paid and 2) I should savor Palladio (by Jonathan Dee). Alternatively: 3) I rewatch 27 Dresses.
should we get off the computer and do something with our families?
If you asked the Yale alumnus William Howard Taft what he thought of the Yale...– A Decision Letter From Yale, Then a Sandwich and a Nap - NYTimes.com
Since I located the Search feature in the tumblr...
I’ve been searching things like “cinnamon” and “frogs” and “David Bowie.”
I feel my sense of who I am drowned out by static. On the street, in the world,...– Engleby by Sebastian Faulks
The other thing about journalism is that although at the top end it seems to...– Engleby by Sebastian Faulks
the duality of Christmas, overheard
“I’m so excited to open my presents! My boyfriend bought me so many things! I know at least two boxes are shoes. I think one pair is Coach. I was snooping on the computer and saw the Coach page was up.” - Coworker A “I don’t get why people spend more than they can afford on Christmas presents. You don’t need big gifts if you don’t have the money. Do they...
It is a small part of life we really live. Indeed, all the rest is not life but...– From On the Shortness of Life by Seneca, 49 AD
Students' Heavy Computer Usage Sparks Debate on... →
Is a 1:1 student-to-computer ratio even necessary? Surely not every student needs access at the same time. Resources are always limited, and resourceful people always get ahead.
I know tumblr is a safe haven from Facebook
gagalicious: but there are some things I just can’t post on here BC it’d probably start trouble. and this is really troubling to me. really. make another tumblr account i have three
Sign o' the Season #1
I know it’s Christmas when my mom hangs a large stocking from the handle of my bathroom door in a way that prevents the door from closing completely, thus enabling canine intrusions.
winter handy(a)man(da) list:
• sew holey socks • install inside breast pocket on blue coat • remaster paper and web resume • become proficient at MixMeister • make the bubble wands I bought my younger cousins not look like dildos
20 Untranslatable Words from Around the World →
youmightfindyourself: 1. Toska Russian – Vladmir Nabokov describes it best: “No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes,...