Mother having a fit, saying my room isn’t clean enough. “Your cousin is going to sleep there, what if she thinks it’s disgusting because your clothes aren’t all in the closet and it’s a little dusty?!” I could hear her complaining to my grandpa 50m from the house. She’s 19 with two older brothers and up until recently didn’t clean her own toilet. I’m sure she’ll be fine. Very ready to move...
My grandfather, and in a related way my mother, have a slightly old fashioned view of education. My grandfather asked me the other day whether, if my teacher called me up to the podium and asked me specific questions about certain topics, whether I would be prepared. My mother doesn’t anymore, but used to often say “I thought you were interested in politics, why aren’t you...
‘And that’s when I first learned about evil. It is built in to the very nature...– Lord Vetinari (Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett)
moviesorientated: note to followers… today will be a day of lilacs, everyone. #do not be surprised if your dash got swamped by masses of purple and weird quotes that don’t seem to make sense #just read Discworld so that you can join in next year #this day we celebrate the People’s Republic of Treacle Mine Road Ditto.
Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.– Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett (via serendipitousrainbows)
People on the side of The People always ended up dissapointed, in any case. They...– Night Watch; Terry Pratchett (via revolutionn12)
batsonthebrain: So today seems to be the day to ask this. So is Vimes his Sergeant Keel or are he, Vetinari, and Dr. Lawn all as a result of certain choices in the same universe while Reg, Nobby, Dibbler, Colon, and the others all have Keel as Keel in another? I was never terribly clear on it because Vimes does say that proper!Keel was mugged by two men and won, and that Lu-Tze mentions that...
It's the Glorious 25th of May
Never not reblogging anything related.
That’s the problem with fandom is they care more about branding than they...– Rich Evans
herestheplan hat auf deinen Eintrag geantwortet: Patriotic war movies depress me, unless they’re… You should watch Battleground, released in 1949. This is arguably the first American film to show soldiers in wwii (and possibly any war) as human beings and not mindless soldiers. I’ll refrain from comment on SPR. SPR seems to evoke mixed feelings in people. In any case, thanks for the...
Patriotic war movies depress me, unless they’re done satirically. People missed the point with “Starship Troopers.” Most modern war movies try not to be overly patriotic but tend to do so in subtle ways. American war movies always tend to celebrate the soldiers who fought and that they believed they were on a noble mission, even if they’re not explicitly celebrating the...
Okay, so I have an essay due Monday. I did some work on Thursday, I have just lost my Friday. I predict that my Saturday is likely to be lost, and my Sunday could go either way. I have worked miracles in the past, but this is a little longer than usual.
Rican on the Run: Culture or Rudeness? →
bumbleful: ricanontherun: Note: This is not an indictment of Austrian culture, but rather a comment on my own narrow experience in a small corner of Salzburg. Even then, it is my perspective. After a fairly successful 42km bike ride around the city of Salzburg, my partner and I prepared to attend a birthday/house… I don’t know if it’s cultural, but I also have many experiences of men in...
thespacegoat: whenever i travel anywhere i always like to bring my friends back fancy soaps and body lotions so they think of me when they shower and rub their bodies. This is an amazing idea.
The disadvantage of living at home (well, another one) is not being able to seriously strategically skip classes you don’t need to go to. To my family, skipping any classes is an automatic recipe to failure and disgrace.
I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by...– Stanley Kubrick (via nezua)
So, uh, my grandfather just can’t help himself with finding bread to eat. He’s not supposed to and knows he’s not supposed to, but I can’t stop him. Which means I really should be chaperoning him but I can’t do this all the time.
[SCREAMS FROM THE ROOFTOPS] PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS MATTER TOO Also NOT ALL PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS ARE SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS IN DISGUISE
Follow the Hunterian Museum!
thecoppercow: uncdan: xmorbidcuriosityx: The Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons of England is now on Tumblr, sharing visitor artwork and interesting tidbits from their collections! Hurrah! Submissions of artwork and comments from visitors are welcomed. The Hunterian Museum is probably one of the most fascinating museums in London, despite being small and rather nondescript...
Follow the Hunterian Museum!
xmorbidcuriosityx: The Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons of England is now on Tumblr, sharing visitor artwork and interesting tidbits from their collections! Hurrah! Submissions of artwork and comments from visitors are welcomed. The Hunterian Museum is probably one of the most fascinating museums in London, despite being small and rather nondescript (especially since...
I think I work best with assigned essay questions of relatively limited scope. If a professor tells me “Write an essay about whatever topic you like pertaining to the topic of the class” then I usually do have a topic in mind but it’s a bit out there and unusual and harder to research. But that’s good research, right? Now if only I were a more disciplined...
I really don’t mind looking after my grandfather. I don’t mind running errands for my parents when they need me. I’m looking forward to the chance to show my cousin around Zürich. But I really, really don’t like doing any of this very much when I have other things to do. I mean I really want to take my cousin around, she’s a sweet kid and I really enjoy playing tour...
stupidiamaxima hat auf deinen Eintrag geantwortet: Not productive today. Maybe should have stayed… I am so bad, I am sitting in the library since 2 o clock and have done NOTHING I wanted to wake up at 7 and get to town by 10 and work on things, I woke up at 9, had to run family errands, and got here at 12, had lunch with a friend, met a couple of others, and didn’t do any work...
Not productive today. Maybe should have stayed home…