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(no subject) [Aug. 18th, 2009|08:29 pm]
By all accounts, we really should have died
[music |LDN--Lily Allen]

The Wikipedia page "List of City Nicknames in Colorado" includes:

Arvada: Celery Capital of the World
Brush: Brush!
Fairplay: The Real South Park
Fruita: Home of Mike the Headless Chicken
Greeley: Sayyid Qutb's Sodom and Gomorrah
Nederland: Home of the Frozen Dead Guy

So you can see why I'm really excited to be permanently back in this state.
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People are just people, they shouldn't make you nervous [May. 30th, 2009|07:04 pm]
By all accounts, we really should have died
Confession: I am terribly lonely and ready to come home. Traveling is wonderful but traveling alone is perhaps not the best thing for me because I can't talk to people I JUST CAN'T DO IT why why why. Like everything else in my life for the past two years, this makes me wonder what I'll do when going back to Colorado and pretending I'm still in high school is not an option anymore.
Mope. Whatever. Europe is still pretty fucking cool.
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(no subject) [Apr. 26th, 2009|10:27 pm]
By all accounts, we really should have died
Overheard yesterday: "I'm a nymphomaniac, but I'm also an herbivore. So I don't know."
What dilemma do you think this could possibly refer to? Lack of energy for sexual activity due to protein deficiency? Attempt to seduce someone who really, really loves steak? Barbecue-themed orgy? I just don't know why those two principles would ever conflict.
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go tell your fucking friends [Feb. 15th, 2009|12:32 am]
By all accounts, we really should have died
By the time you swear you're his,
Shivering and sighing,
And he vows his passion is
Infinite, undying,
Lady, make a note of this —
One of you is lying.

--Dorothy Parker

Things that will help you get through six hours of selling condoms and chocolate to pretty much every couple in central Texas, should you ever find yourself in that situation. I should definitely listen to Bikini Kill more often.
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(no subject) [Feb. 6th, 2009|10:58 pm]
By all accounts, we really should have died
Question: Is it possible to write a six-page paper about how this:

"If I am to die, I'll die! The loss to the world will not be large and, anyway, I myself am sufficiently bored."

is maybe the greatest two sentences ever? Because it really, really is. It's sharp and funny and sad and straightforward and self-justifying and bizarrely seductive and perfect. But I have to write six pages, and I can't just wax rhapsodic for all of them.

(The greatest two sentences ever are from A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov, by the way, and the rest of the book almost lives up to them. You should read it.)
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(no subject) [Jan. 16th, 2009|12:24 am]
By all accounts, we really should have died
[music |Say Hey--Michael Franti & Spearhead]

I have to go back to Austin very soon. Thinking about it makes me want to throw a kicking, screaming tantrum. I DON'T WANNA.

Today I went to DSA to visit the creative writing department. Apparently everyone has to do science fair projects this year and there was one on display called "Nazi Zombies." Does anyone want to know why I don't know science? Walking down the hall was unbelievably awkward. I think I should be over high-school awkwardness by now. I am a fucking graduate, I should OWN the halls of that school. Oh well.
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(no subject) [Dec. 12th, 2008|02:11 am]
By all accounts, we really should have died
Writers do not write what they want, they write what they can. When I was 21 I wanted to write like Kafka. But, unfortunately for me, I wrote like a script editor for The Simpsons who'd briefly joined a religious cult and then discovered Foucault. Such is life.
-Zadie Smith
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(no subject) [Dec. 11th, 2008|12:33 am]
By all accounts, we really should have died
Quick question:

What are your favorite books with happy endings?

You get to define what "happy" means, and I know that very very few books end 100% happy (because that would probably be kind of boring), but I am in need of light-ish winter break reading and also I'm just tired of books that end in either gruesome death or inescapable misery for everyone involved. Help, please?
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(no subject) [Dec. 7th, 2008|02:38 am]
By all accounts, we really should have died
It is distressingly normal for me to go entire days without human interaction in any form. It is also distressingly normal for me to spend totally unjustifiable portions of my day fucking around on the internet. (I can't leave the computer, because I'm TRYING to write an essay, but the ratio of work time to facebook/blogs/webcomics/random googling time is ... not good.)

But I wrote a poem that I like. And I finished reading The Age of Innocence, and my heart is a little bit broken. And it finally feels like winter, by which I mean, it is dry and a little bit chilly, like Denver in early October. And I'll be home in a week.
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(no subject) [Nov. 26th, 2008|10:51 am]
By all accounts, we really should have died
[music |I Was Never Young--Of Montreal]

This is so amazing:
Excerpts from profiles on an Ayn Rand based dating site, including two people who claim to never kiss someone who doesn't "deserve" them. Ohhh man.

Also, my dad made a music video!

And I told him I would make it go viral, so pass it along.
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