Is anyone else shocked—shocked!—that it’s mid-October already? A year always seems to fly by to me, but this one has been especially whirlwindy. (New word; feel free to use.) Let me revise that thought: The first few months of the year actually dragged. Waiting to hear back from all the graduate schools I applied to felt torturous and drawn-out. Then once I found out, I had to wait even longer before I could tell my then-employers (and subsequently, everyone on the Internet). But once the news was out and the cross-country move was real and impending, time sped up real fast. John and I moved to L.A. in late-July, and it still feels like we just got here. So how is it that we’re almost a month into fall and I’m about to enter my mid-20s?
That’s right, I’ve got a birthday coming up. I’ll turn 24 on Thursday. I’ve got a lot of school work—and a new part-time copy editing job!—this week, but I’m determined to get in a bit of party time. And lots of blog posts. The ideas are a-flowin’ lately. The trick is finding the time to get them all down.
Lots more to come soon, but in the meantime—interweb finds!
These vintage photos are so cool. Except they’re not vintage, and they’re actually miniature scenes.
How do the blind see race?
In case you didn’t already know, dogs are people too.
Love this: teachers who got the last laugh. (Weren’t those funny teachers back in grade school the best?)
Here are the most commonly used words in rap over the years. “Twerk” has seen a huge resurgence as of late, but “crunk” has dropped off significantly.
The voice of Siri is actually this very nice lady—so if you’ve ever said mean things to her, you should probably feel bad.
A scary reason why we need to put the damn phones down.
And if you don’t click anything else, watch this: 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai (who was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen and lived to tell the tale) leaves Jon Stewart speechless with her intelligence, compassion, and maturity. We could all learn something from this remarkable young woman.
In case I haven’t told you lately, dear readers, I adore and appreciate each and every one of you. Thanks for giving me the motivation to keep writing and documenting throughout this whirlwindy (no really, it’s a word now) time of my life. Let me know what you’re up to in the comments, and be sure to visit the blerg in the next couple of days. So many plans!