Sunday, January 30, 2011

I am mad.

In support of women who have been raped, women who are poor/uninsured/on Medicaid, all women, actually, and the amazing Sady Doyle,  I have written a letter to my representative for what may be the first time ever. You can read if you like, after the jump.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Not to be totally irreverent...

...but did anyone else notice this quote from the NYT article about Jared Loughner a few weeks ago?

“He would get so upset about bigger issues, like why do positive and negative magnets have to attract each other,” recalled Mr. Gutierrez, the friend who joined him in target practice in the desert. “He had the most incredible thoughts, but he could not handle them.” 

Dude actually wanted to know "fuckin' magnets, how do they work?!"
As far as finding humor in terrible situations goes, this is pretty choice.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Stuff I've Seen Recently

The best surprise I've ever found in a public bathroom:

Hello again

Survived last semester! And here I am, trying to figure out how to survive this one. It should be easier to preserve my mental well-being this time around, but that also means that this is what my Saturday night looks like:

Add to that image the fact that I am the only person home right now, it is -5 degrees outside, and the Cure and my cats are keeping me company. My advisor says that the study of English Literature is like the aristocracy of academia, but somehow I appear to missing out on the glamor.

But of course I also kind of love this.

Current procrastination tools: Annals of Online Dating and Shitty First Drafts. I'm trying to expand my blog horizons (because I like totes have so much time for that), and I have been enjoying these two immensely.