Nobody tells an actor, ‘you’re playing a strong-minded man.’ We assume that men...– Meryl Streep, on being told that she often plays “strong-minded women.” (via notaquaker)
So I am almost done with my application for study abroad whose due date isn’t even announced yet and there is creeping feeling in my mind like AH, WHAT IF YOU ARE TOO LATE AND YOU CAN’T STUDY ABROAD NEXT YEAR OMG AHHHHH. YOU SHOULD HAVE APPLIED EARLIER ROBIN. IT’S ONLY NINE MONTHS AWAY. Somebody want to tell me I’m being dumb? (but seriously, i am so nervous what if i am...
Did Americans in 1776 have British accents? →
tabyyy: thetumblrofdoriangray: karamazov-alexei: nickpatrick: Reading David McCullough’s 1776, I found myself wondering: Did Americans in 1776 have British accents? If so, when did American accents diverge from British accents? The answer surprised me. I’d always assumed that Americans used to have accents similar to today’s British accents, and that American accents diverged after the...
Vamonos a algun sitio.
Do you ever wonder whether people would like you more or less if they could see...– An Abundance of Katherines (Green, 2006) _____ I think that hate could only exist in rare exceptions if we could peer right into someone. There is lots to love about everyone.
saw an incredibly cute girl at my mom’s work today. if it were not for the fact that my mom was there, i totally would have tried to awkwardly flirt with her. She was so cute.
Pantsless Progressive: Voter ID Laws Revisited →
letterstomycountry: Nonyap has written a response to my Voter ID post that deserves a response from me. Give it a read if you have time. But for now, I’ll take some of his/her points in turn: It takes a little digging to get to the facts behind the stories of - let’s say - a 93…
Political leaders should be encouraging young adults to participate in civic...– NY Times Editorial: Keeping Students From the Polls (via pantslessprogressive)
was a bad feelings day. one of those days where nothing in particular is wrong, but everything feels bad and terrible and i hate all of it. one of those days where the loneliness is particularly crushing and particularly hard to deal with. it was made worse when i talked to my best-friend/ex-boyfriend…person thing. he was coming here but i don’t even know what happened and he is here...
…Life is short and the world is wide.– Simon Raven
Hm. Advice, please? If your best friend and you lived in different cities and you did not get to see each other often, would you be upset if they came to the same city as you and did not invite you to hang out with mutual friends? Would your answer be the same if you and your best friend had also just dated and recently broken up?
afigarola: Damn I wanna travel
Cuenta la historia oficial que Vasco Núñez de Balboa fue el primer hombre que...– Eduardo Galeano, Espejos: una historia casi universal. “The official history tells that Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first man who saw, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans. Those who already lived there, where they blind? Who were the first to give names to corn and potatoes and tomatoes and...