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remembertheladies: (in alphabetical order) Abigail Adams: “Remember the ladies!” she wrote to her husband, though John Adams and the Founding Fathers still managed to forget. Jane Addams: the founder of Hull House became the second woman to win the Nobel Prize for Peace. Madeleine Albright: the first woman to become Secretary of State. Marin Alsop: the first female conductor of a...
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This is Just to Say
I’ve met a great number of people who like this poem by William Carlos Williams. It is called This is Just to Say. I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold But I prefer the companion, written by Erica-Lynn Gambino for William Carlos Williams. This is the type of poetry that actually...
nobody has to stay: Summer →
Summer is approaching….I’m so excited! I only have two big finals then I’m done! This summer I am taking speech…but that’s okay…I’m just gonna get through it and not dwell on the fact that i’m going to an awful class during the summer. Here is my list of summer things: pineapple whip (grape… Pineapple Whip! Yessir. Together with lightening bugs and a bike, sounds like a perfect night...
The Case for Poetry
“Away! away! for I will fly to thee! Not charioted here by Bacchus and his pards, But on the viewless wings of poesy.” - from Ode To a Nightingale by John Keats I have recently become obsessed with poesy. Excuse me, I mean to say poetry. I know that poetry is often associated with snobs, but I am on my knees begging people to realize that poetry does not deserve such an...
Elvis Kissed Me
by T. S. Kerrington “Elvis kissed me once,” she swears, sitting in a neon dive ordering her drinks in pairs. Two stools down you nurse a beer, sensing easy pickings here. “Back in sixty-eight,” she sighs, smoothing back her yellow hair. Teared mascara smears her eyes. Drawing near, you claim you’ve met, offer her a cigarette. “Call me cheap,” she sobs,...
All in the Family
1. Check out my little sister’s tumblog. She’s a pretty good kid. And she’s got an impressive sense of humor for a high school freshman. (Granted, she’s learned a lot from the master, which is me, naturally.) 2. Have you noticed? I’ve been updating my blog much more frequently lately! It might have something to do with the fact that finals are approaching, and I am...
patrickcassels: “Grammar Nazis.” It’s eerie how well our production department recreated this Inglorious Basterds scene. (via collegehumor) Absolutely brilliant. Dr. Morrison needs to see this; she can utilize it in one of her many “grammar lessons” during tutorial.
Why Americans Should Never Be Allowed to Travel
Haha, I stumbledupon this webpage. And this is what it told me. Enjoy. (The following are actual stories told by travel agents.) I had someone ask for an aisle seats so that his or her hair wouldn’t get messed up by being near the window. A client called in inquiring about a package to Hawaii. After going over all the cost info, she asked, “Would it be cheaper to fly to California...
maggy and milly and molly and may
maggy and milly and molly and may went down to the beach(to play one day) and maggie discovered a shell that sang so sweetly she couldn't remember her troubles,and milly befriended a stranded star whose rays five languid fingers were; and molly was chased by a horrible thing which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and may came home with a smooth round stone as small as a world...
saturday night conversations in college
Anonymous Philosophy Major: Damn, philosophy majors need to smoke pot. How are we supposed to come up with all of our ideas if we're not baked?
Anonymous English Major: And all English majors are alcoholics! Shot, shot, shot!
Through Another Type of Looking-Glass
“Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size. Without that power probably the earth would still be swamp and jungle. The glories of all our wars would be unknown. We should still be scratching the outlines of deer on the remains of mutton bones and bartering flints for sheepskins...
I’ve come to the conclusion that one of the most revealing actions that you can do to get to know a person is to check their Top 25 Most Played Songs on their iPod. I think a lot of people try to spin their music collection to sound like they’re really knowledgeable when it comes to music, but checking a person’s Top 25 is checking something that they can’t fake. I admit,...