Omg my Econ prof kills me.
The last week or so has been beyond absurd. I don’t even know where to start. B and R made the most favourable impressions but B is 27 and R lives in Newmarket. I’m not looking forward to seeing B in class this afternoon. It will likely be awkward. Or I’ll find a way to make it awkward. And I don’t like to think that he’ll talk with his buddy in class about the date(?). Nothing happened, but...
Be of service. You are taking your degree into a society dominated by...– Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry’s advice to Class of 2013 (Via) Refreshing straight talk. (via climateadaptation)
Lesson of the night
No matter how tired you are before a 7 pm Cdn Foreign and Defense Policy class, don’t drink coffee. Goddamnit. Also, boys give me a headache.
Why Historical Maps Still Matter So Much, Even... →
froggie901: “To be able to compare the past and the present in a way they’ve never been able to do before. People look at old photographs of a city. They say: Oh, this is what 5th Avenue looked like in New York City in 1910. Interesting. Old cars. So on. But if you look at the map of the same area, compared to the map today, you see look at all the buildings completed, look at the alleyways...
Entirely unexpectedly, I came across a tiny memento from 2008. A single match received at the end of that gruelling summer is a reminder that I can do anything. It’s time for an attitude adjustment.
Private sector dynamism versus public sector inefficiency has been the dominant...– ‘The private sector is superior’. Time to move on from this old dogma | Andrew Simms and Stephen Reid | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk (h/t Sabina Becker) Related posts: Public space, public amenities and the public good, or corporate colonization? | #onpoli In defence of the public sphere |...
It’s very tiring having other people tell you how much they dig you if you...– Bob Dylan (via thelemongeneration)
And now I can’t sleep. So I’m listening, through our paperthin walls, to my mum complain to my brother about her new boss and I’m trying to reevaluate my life plan.
Dear Coquette: On spiritual paralysis →
dearcoquette: Due to the fact that everything is meaningless, I have no motivation whatsoever to do anything in particular with my life. I keep myself busy by fulfilling my basic human needs of water, food, sleep, internet and weed. Outside of that, fuck all happens. This has been made worse by learning… The timeliness of some of these posts is ridiculous and here I thought I...
I single handedly ruined my life by putting work before school work and refusing to just sit down and focus. Biggest fucking idiot of all time. The nausea is unbearable.
Things I've learned in the past three days:
Under no circumstances do stuffed crust pizza and a whole bottle of whisky go together. I’m too old for low rise pants. Also, my ass is/hips are too fat for low rise pants. On the other hand, I look pretty good in a mini skirt and knee high boots.
There is so much I wanted to spew out and it’s all too much for my fingers to capture. But thank goodness for loving friends, hot tea and folk music… even if all three aren’t in the same place at once.
I am going to log out of tumblr for a while, and keep it on lock (along with facebook and a few other sites) because I still haven’t progressed on my jurisprudence paper. Everything is making me sad, and I feel so helpless. If I’m so upset about my grandmother I can only begin to imagine how my mum, aunts and grandfather are feeling. I’m sure it’s not good to keep...
Both my chest and my head hurt. I hate being sick.
Driving back and forth to Oshawa is so exhausting and so expensive for my mum. I’m still too sick to go to the hospital so I can’t help in that way. She won’t let me give her any money for gas or parking or groceries but it’s really taking a toll on her and Jake’s birthday is in 3 days. Yesterday I scrubbed the bathroom and cleaned out the fridge, tasks my mum...
thelemongeneration said: he sounds like the kind of guy who might be into that kind of thing, hahaha. run far, run fast! I’m pretty sure this whole OkC experiment thing confirms that I’m weird. All the dudes that message me with whom I have high % matches are weird as fuck. And yes, staying far away from this one.
I hope your not the person who takes photos from a dilapidated van that smells...– Dude on OkCupid. How is this real?
shout-outomylostboys: so i was in history class and my teacher mentioned john locke and a really quiet girl on the other side of the room went “that’s my otp” and everyone was like “what” but i was like So I laughed at this out loud despite how much it hurt my throat. I’m sure there are a couple people who follow this tumblr that might appreciate it.
OkStupid and other things
DBag: if you had a nickel for every time you were beautiful you'd always ahve exact change for things ending in 0's or 5's...
that being said, im j*****
Me: LOL How frequently does your trolling actually work?
DBag: got about a 40% conversion rate... sup? whats your name?
Me: 40% conversion as in 40% of people respond at all, or you meet 40% of the girls you message?
DBag: i message the top 20 percentile based strictly on profile picture and then from that i get about 4 responses for ever 10 i send, AND THEN the flirting/ courtship process begins.
How exactly is this considered ok? And worse, how does he get 40% response rate. I really hope it's incredulous people like myself and not actual replies.
Time to segue to.....
Given that the majority of the compliments I get are either from my mom or from insincere twits like the above, I was kind of stoked to hear that a very attractive (not just physically, but very smart and hard working) male colleague of mine told my friend by text that I looked "HOTTT" on Saturday. When I saw him on Saturday morning, I was wearing business clothes and felt like crap cause I had woken up at 6 am after the previous night's formal dinner so apparently that does it for him haha. (Admittedly, the commissionaire was also giving me the up-down.) Anyway, he's a colleague so he's off limits. But I can still be vain and enjoy the compliment.
More importantly, this morning the guest professor from Brown University said our class was really sharp and on the ball. I was crowing internally when she said that. Team effort obviously, but I still enjoyed it because I'm always curious how other students at other schools measure up to the glorious York U.
I'm such a basket case
Sending quasi unsolicited emails to incredible professors is making me so nervous I’m slightly nauseous.
Just saw a commercial for Sears where a robin is cat calling a woman walking down the street. This is billed as “The Best of Spring.” It’s unsettling.
In societies that worship money and success, the losers become objects of scorn....– Michael Parenti (via theyoungradical) see also page of quotations (via cultureofresistance)
When your coworker tries to pressure you to skip...
1) NO. 2) NO! 3) My part time job does NOT have priority over my education. 4) Exam time. Seriously, we are reviewing for exams. This makes your request even worse. 5) NO.
I’m supposed to go to Oshawa tomorrow, but I can feel the beginnings of a cold sore on my mouth and a sharp spot in my throat when I swallow. Fuck. Fuck everything.
There are so many things I want right now but while I would settle for a bear hug or cuddle even those aren’t options.
She asked for me yesterday, so today I will wear blue and some of the jewelry she’s handed down to me up to this point. She’s always loved me wearing blue so maybe it will help her recognize me this afternooon.
You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they...– Dear Sugar: The Future Has An Ancient Heart (via tacos)
… maps aren’t ‘facts of nature’. They are artefacts people have created to do...– Denis Wood, The Anthropology of Cartography (via susannathinks)
human-activities: “Post-structuralists hate her! Find out how this laid-back mom from Massachusetts discovered a simple way to destabilize meaning.” I am dying.
I don’t like speaking in even remotely religious terms, but I am truly blessed to have the friends that I do. They are so supportive and kind and everything I could ask for right now. (Update: we are waiting for a bed to open up in a “convalescence hospital” for my grandmother which thankfully will be covered by OHIP. Even so, 8-12 weeks minimum for recovery from the broken...
3 first dates… all of them seemed promising initially (i.e. before meeting), but I think that the only guy I might see again is the physicist. There weren’t exactly fireworks or anything but since we really only talked politics and science I’d like to get to know him a bit better before I make up my mind about continuing/ending things with him. The guy I saw tonight, he...
Why does Goth Ninja exist as a style?
Avoiding Isolation, Depression, and Burnout in...
wayfaringmd: I am a senior in high school and I want to become a doctor, but medical school seems… Tiresome and depressing. I feel like once I get there I’ll be so isolated and alone that I will give up. How does one handle that? It just seems so daunting to me. But medicine is my passion and I don’t want to give it up! Well friend, you have judged medical school correctly…sort of. It...
Steubenville's Jane Doe asked people to do...
createourownlight: I’ve never asked anyone to reblog anything before, and I probably won’t again. But I am now - because this matters. The Steubenville rape victim, when offered money for her legal expenses or counselling, asked that people donated to a shelter for abused women and children in her county, Madden House, instead. Her attorney spoke in a local news article on why the family...
I was going to go out to Oshawa today, to see my grandmother. But as of last night, she was still in the ER and you really can only have one visitor in emerg. Obviously the hope is that she is up on one of the units (especially given that the CT scan wasn’t clean) but if she’s not (and even if she is)… grandad, mum, my aunt AND I would be too many people for her today. So...