I was fucked by the passive voice.– Park Hall men’s bathroom graffiti, via a man (via budsey) Auds, what were you doing in the man’s bathroom?
FML : I woke to find my boyfriend of 2 years gone.... →
sister: 10 bucks says mom & dad cancel [our post-graduation family vacay] because of swine flu
bro-ster: I live on Wilbur Drive next to the Piggly Wiggly. I probably already have the swine flu.
note. he just moved into a new house and it's true. in addition to the two pig-related facts above, the previous homeowners had a pig mailbox, a light switch plate with a pig on it, and I think one more little pig figurine somewhere in the back yard.
The owner of Piggly Wiggly has a mansion in the Battery. He has pig statues in his yard. Pig people are weird.
[B]ecause Caesar lived so long ago, and because we generally are less familiar...– Stacey M. Sklar’s “Shall We Bury ‘Caesar’ or Praise Him? Ideas for Revitalization of an Old Standard.” Ancient Greece? Really, Sklar?? How did your editors not catch that?
suggested graduation (or anytime) gifts →
budsey: The “styrofoam cups” bottle, the “I will never take this camping” bottle, or the horse abuse mug. lollersk8s I spent all day working on a paper that now resides in the cute little trashcan on my MacBook’s dock. I want the “I wish I were dead” mug. Who made me think I was smart enough to go to grad school?
WHERE ARE YOU??? ha. bc i put myself on the 5-5-5 plan today for my PoCo paper....– Mandy’s plan for surviving this week. Also, the best plan ever.
It was the unconcious prolongation of this thought which led her to say...– House of Mirth: half Real Housewives of New York, half cheesy lifetime movie.
What do The Kite Runner and gay penguins have in... →
“The American Library Association’s ‘most challenged’ books of 2008 include Khaled Hosseini’s bestseller alongside perennial bêtes noires His Dark Materials and And Tango Makes Three.” “Last year Pullman said his immediate reaction on hearing the news was ‘glee’. ‘They never learn,’ he said. ‘The inevitable result of trying...
bethbrownables: I can’t wait to go shopping for Matthew now! I especially love Paul Simon, Bob Dylan…and especially John Denver’s looks on here. Enjoy. helenrice: Nerd Boyfriend is a site that takes your favorite nerd looks from the likes fellow nerds liek Woody Allen Philip Glass and Fred Armisen - and shows you where you can get the looks. Philip Glass & Robert Mapplethorpe...
A whole nation developing without the sense of beauty and eating bananas for...– Why Edith Wharton hated America… and bananas?
Your NPR Name
budsey: liana: Eric and I recently discovered a shared fascination with the slew of impossibly named NPR hosts we listen to every day: Renee Montagne, Steve Inskeep, Corey Flintoff, Korva Coleman, Kai Ryssdal, Dina Temple-Raston. In fact, we’ve often wondered what it would be like to be one of them. A Nina Totenberg or a Renita Jablonski. A David Kestenbaum or a Lakshmi Singh. Even (on our...
I didn't realize my favorite drink had a real... →
I can now blame John Daly for my current living situation.
So, my new favorite place to study/write papers is the new Starbucks by the medical school here in Charleston. It’s a block from my apartment, the people who work there are hilarious, and there are hot doctors as scenery (one of whom may or may not be my future husband). This morning I was sitting at my table, drinking my cinnamon dolce latte, and writing about the role of the senimental...
The woman who favored her mind at the expense of her ovaries—especially...– A book Rachel is reading for one of her papers…
When people you haven't talked to in three years...
Katie Halley wishes she were in Athens tailgating for G-Day instead of sitting in the library writing a paper.
Melanie Erwin commented dude you are always in the library : -\
Bridget: Thank-you for calling, Professor Leavis. Daniel: Was that F.R.Leavis?...– Bridget Jones’s Diary. I’m reading a few chapters from Mass Civilization and Minority Culture for a paper in my Shakespeare class and this is all I can think of. I think my academic life would be better off if I lived in a pop-culture-free bubble. Although, Bridget Jones’s Diary...
HUZZAH, mutha fuckers!– My Professor’s Twitter
Athens is one of the LA Times 29 destinations to... →
“Why it’s a hot ticket in 2009: That’s right, Athens, Georgia, not Greece. This destination turned up on this year’s list of Dozen Distinctive Destinations from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a group known for having good taste and an eye for style. But don’t think Athens is sleepy and all musty history. Athens touts itself as a great mix of hip —...
Reasons why Katie hates today:
1. It’s Monday. 2. It’s raining. 3. Whenever it rains in Charleston, it floods. And, 200 year old bricks are uneven and very slippery. 4. I’m pretty sure I broke my hip when I slipped and fell on the way to my professor’s office. Then, when I got there, I couldn’t even talk about my paper because I pretty much just wanted to cry about never being able to sit down...
You guys are here way too much if you’re starting to have opinions on...– My friend Langston, telling Mandy and I that we have no lives.
Travel Bug? →
You probably think this annotation is about you...
I have to annotate an article my professor wrote for a paper proposal. For his class. I’m not trying to suck up, it really will be helpful to my paper… but how am I supposed to do that? “Dr. Duvall, I find your article insightful—particularly your discussion of Lily Bart’s reification— and it will be very helpful for my paper. I’m glad you published it....