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Terry Pratchett's book Pyramids

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March 1st, 2009

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January 18th, 2009

Another meme

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January 14th, 2009

for firejem325x

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January 13th, 2009

So.

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Long time, no see, lj. Actually, that's a lie. I check my friends page regularly. I'm just not good at updating regularly. BUT then my friend firejem325x posted some awesome memes, and I haven't done any for a while, so I thought they could be fun.

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August 11th, 2008

Get excited!

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So tonight there's Princess Bride Quote-Along going on in the city. That's right, a Princess Bride Quote-Along. I'm beside myself. It's going to be crazy fun. I'm going to go by myself, but I don't care. I didn't know things like this existed! It has restored my faith in humanity! Any society that can have Princess Bride Quote-Alongs can't be all bad. Woot!

August 1st, 2008

As You Like It

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As you may or may not know, I'm in a city for the summer, and tonight a friend and I went to Shakespeare in the Park, which was a new experience for me. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, a Shakespeare play is performed in a public park for free every night for about two weeks. You show up with a picnic or beach chairs or a blanket and sit and watch a free play.

This year they were doing As You Like It, and it was fantastic. I'd never read (or even heard of) As You Like It, but the actors/resses were amazing and it was overall very well done.

My two favorite parts:

"ROSALIND
Love is merely a madness, and, I tell you, deserves
as well a dark house and a whip as madmen do: and
the reason why they are not so punished and cured
is, that the lunacy is so ordinary that the whippers
are in love too. Yet I profess curing it by counsel.

ORLANDO
Did you ever cure any so?

ROSALIND
Yes, one, and in this manner. He was to imagine me
his love, his mistress; and I set him every day to
woo me: at which time would I, being but a moonish
youth, grieve, be effeminate, changeable, longing
and liking, proud, fantastical, apish, shallow,
inconstant, full of tears, full of smiles, for every
passion something and for no passion truly any
thing, as boys and women are for the most part
cattle of this colour; would now like him, now loathe
him; then entertain him, then forswear him; now weep
for him, then spit at him; that I drave my suitor
from his mad humour of love to a living humour of
madness; which was, to forswear the full stream of
the world, and to live in a nook merely monastic.
And thus I cured him; and this way will I take upon
me to wash your liver as clean as a sound sheep's
heart, that there shall not be one spot of love in't."

And:

"PHEBE
Good shepherd, tell this youth what 'tis to love.

SILVIUS
It is to be all made of sighs and tears;
And so am I for Phebe.

PHEBE
And I for Ganymede.

ORLANDO
And I for Rosalind.

ROSALIND
And I for no woman.

SILVIUS
It is to be all made of faith and service;
And so am I for Phebe.

PHEBE
And I for Ganymede.

ORLANDO
And I for Rosalind.

ROSALIND
And I for no woman.

SILVIUS
It is to be all made of fantasy,
All made of passion and all made of wishes,
All adoration, duty, and observance,
All humbleness, all patience and impatience,
All purity, all trial, all observance;
And so am I for Phebe.

PHEBE
And so am I for Ganymede.

ORLANDO
And so am I for Rosalind.

ROSALIND
And so am I for no woman.

PHEBE
If this be so, why blame you me to love you?

SILVIUS
If this be so, why blame you me to love you?

ORLANDO
If this be so, why blame you me to love you?

ROSALIND
Who do you speak to, 'Why blame you me to love you?'

ORLANDO
To her that is not here, nor doth not hear.

ROSALIND
Pray you, no more of this; 'tis like the howling
of Irish wolves against the moon."


They proly don't make much sense out of context. But still, just felt like quoting.

June 24th, 2008

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Another pet peeve is when your roommate gets up literally 2 minutes before your alarm is set to go off and then gets in the shower for almost 40 minutes. Guess who didn't get to shower this morning ... Now I'm going to feel gross all day.

June 8th, 2008

Random pet peeve

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There's no such place as "Barnes and Nobles." As in, "Hey, when does Barnes and Nobles close today?" There is only one "s" in "Barnes and Noble." Just a thought.

June 6th, 2008

Grad School

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Grad school. The GRE. I'm a senior in college now, and all my friends are starting to talk about these things. It's been making me think. Back when I was in high school, I didn't make any plans, but I kind of half-assumed I'd end up in grad school. I mean, a Bachelor's isn't what it once was. To stand out now you need at least a Master's. At some point I discovered what the GRE is, and I was Whoa, I don't want to take that, and kind of half-decided, half-reacted that maybe I should reconsider the whole grad school thing, then I pushed it to the back of my mind and forgot about it for several years.

I've never felt particularly drawn to grad school, other than that I'm used to expecting myself to be better (academically, etc) than average (I'm not, generally, but still, just how I was raised)and since so many people go to college now, the next step would be grad school. But now I'm stopping to think, really think, about grad school. My feelings haven't changed. And actually, at the moment, I think grad school would be a bad idea, or at the least inefficient, at this point in my life.

I'm an international studies major. I'm a senior. Everyone looks impressed when I tell them my major, then they ask me what I'm going to do with it. I have no idea. I don't know what I want to do. I have basic parameters I want a future job to fulfill, but I have no specifics. Besides that, I'm tired of school. I want to get out and do something. I'm young. I don't have anything tying me down. I want to travel, to see different peoples and cultures, experience things. I want to change the world. I know it sounds cliché. But when you get right down to it, I'm an idealist. And grad school isn't right for me right now.

I need to get out and experience the international studies field. I'll have a six-week internship this summer. That will help. I'll proly do the Peace Corps after I graduate. That will help. Honestly, I want to get a job and work in my field and gain experience. That's really the only way for me to figure out exactly what I want to do. And if I end up wanting or need grad school to do it, then at that point I can reevaluate, and I'll have a goal to shoot for. Right now, I wouldn't even know what to study. I feel like I'm on the right track.

Sorry, that was long and boring and I'm surprised if you're still reading. I just wanted to get it out there. I think I just needed to explain it to myself.

Ta-ta.
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