A young girl plays “dress up” to some of the most innovative ladies.
Mitch Albom (via stellablu)
This is a form of trauma.
- Mitt Romney: If you want a president who will make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him.
- Black people: what
- White people: what
- Mexican people: what
- Asian people: what
- Young children: what
- My cat: what
- The large rock in my backyard: what
- Time: what
- Space: what
- Light: what
- Literally the entire universe: what
It’s sort of funny how people leave little marks in your life. No matter how far they go, there’s always a song in your heart left for them.
(Even when they’re as ratchet as a Cam’ron song.)
Sometime I don’t know if songs are in my ipod so much because I like them or so much as I like to think of the people they remind me of.
As I’m approaching my fourth year in school, especially with this year being up against round-the-clock schooling, I have tried my most earnestly to…”stay calm and eat cupcakes…”
This list of survival tips (although they do not completely apply since I am not a grad student) seem sooooo relevant and applicable to life at Drexel (and chances are…life at any other college). So if anyone seems to find themselves down in the dumps ready to pull what’s left of their hair out, I highly suggest this read.
a moment of silence for all the things i have to do but am not doing
Yesterday, I did some hanging with ye ol’ bud, Ashley out by ye ol’ King of Prussia Mall
(which really isn’t what it used to be).
And for some reason, every time we hang out we love talking about our futures, especially husbands and the like. It’s always fun because our responses are always pretty opposite of one another.
The best part of this all is that we tend to have these discussions on public transportation…just because I guess I love saying some thought-worthy things on SEPTA. But hey, I think I’m doing SEPTA a favor.
Anyway, we were talking about chivalry, which is of course one of my favorite topics.
So of course we talked about:
1. Who should pay on the first date
Ash: The guy (or whoever asks…which one would always hope is the guy) should pay on the first date. It’s the right thing. It leaves the right impression. Analogue to performing your best at a days work.
She continues by saying that maybe as the dating continues, you can start to go dutch.
Me: The guys should definitely not pay on the first date. Just because…it’s kinda of awkward and uncomfortable, especially if you don’t know the person very well. It makes me feel like…the person is paying because he’s expected to, rather than because we have a good relationship (which isn’t certain until future dates). I also think that paying on the first date sort of advances the relationship in a weird kind of way. So I prefer guys to never pay (for us both…but should certainly be able to pay for himself) on the first day…but as the relationship grows, they can pay if they wish.
2. Who should open doors
Ash: Well, she loves it when guys open doors, hold umbrellas, and all that cute stuff.
Me: It just reminds me of Fonzworth Bentley (google the man). I have two arms and while they’re functional, I don’t see why I can’t open my own door. For the most part, it just seems like performance which is why I guess I don’t like. It feels like someone read, “How to Be A Gentlemen” and when we’re out he’s just going down his checklist.
Besides, I said loudly on the bus, “If you’re not going to open my doors, pay my bills, pull out my chair, buy me roses all day every day for the rest of my life, then do yourself a favor and don’t start now.”
That’s when the lady who was sitting next to Ashley said, “Do you have a blog?” I said “no”. I don’t know if tumblr is legit blogging. It’s what it sounds like, it’s tumblring, yah?
3. How I want more than one husband
Okay, so we’re really not going to discuss that because I might have been kidding…maybe.
Mer, all in all I just think chivalry is generally outdated. I mean, I’m sure it works for people who are into those sorts of traditions…but the practices of chivalry just remind me of how not too long ago women were blatantly objectified and it was no big deal. Ideally, relationships should be fresh, let’s surprise one another with new practices.
Anywhoo, this week’s downloads were Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange and Dirty Projector’s Swing Lo Magellan. Both: just what I’ve needed.
People who aren’t into music seem to be so much more put together than I do.
“With our songs we’re alone, but without them we are lost.” - Irresponsible Tune
I wonder if other people have ever felt this way. Is it because I live in the music?