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I was tagged by nellycakess

1) I’ve lived in three different states, all on the East Coast: New Jersey, New York, Virginia

2) I work in Association Management which is one of those professions that no one understands until they are working it.  I’ve been in this job almost 5 years and I can barely explain it.

3) I LOVE BSG but Grey’s Anatomy is the one and only actual my favorite show of all time.  I have zero shame in admitting this, I just forget sometimes.

4) I’ve had a LiveJournal since January 2001. I stopped consistently posting to it around 1 1/2 - 2 years ago but still miss it being my home on the web.

5) I have 4 tattoos and one of these days when I have the time and money I plan to get more.

Not tagging anyone in particular but feel free to fill it out if you want to!

Have finally listened to the new New Pornographers album.  They are still my faves. 

Peter’s not coming, darling.
You can latch the window and take the white ribbons from your hair,
stop sleeping with socks on and packing going-away bags.
Whispering the names of the lost boys will not hasten them to you.
Clapping your hands is no enchantment.
There is magic, though, in lining your eyes,
and spells to be cast in sharpening your tongue.
Come to me, darling, and I’ll show you how queens carry themselves.
I will teach you how to wrangle womanhood and tame it into a lapdog,
to recognize pirates without their hooks and rapier them with words,
to say no to heartless boys who need mothering
and make peace with stern princesses and jealous faeries.
I will help hide away childhood in the gilded cage of your ribs,
where it may blossom and thrive in the wildest part of you.
Here you will never grow old, never die.
Here is your Neverland, laced through your heart like corset strings,
tied up tight into a ribbon no span of years can unravel.
"To Growing Girls Who Dream of Neverland" by S.T. Gibson
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majorgenerally:

So I’m cripplingly shy, right? Yesterday, I told two of my students how to make friends in college. I was not the person to ask, students! I know I’m a very approachable instructor, but it’s all an act!

My advice was sit with people in the dining hall! Wear shirts with stuff you like on them! Form study groups! Join clubs! Don’t go home every weekend!

I should have said play music you really like pretty loud. That’s how I eventually made friends with someone besides my roommate.

Hopefully grouping them together in class will get them some friends.

True story.  majorgenerally (who I had actually briefly met at orientation the year before and briefly bonded with over dads in the military) and her roommate were my next door neighbors freshman year.  I walked past their room EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR TWO MONTHS and lovingly admired all of their cool door decorations. I heard their music through my wall.  I made fast friends with other people but still thought to myself a dozen times I should really be concentrating on becoming friends with these two because when the universe introduces you to your person(s) you know.  It took walking past their room and seeing my awful, horrible roommate in their talking to them to get me talking to them.  

We went from strangers to the bestest greatest BFFs in a heartbeat and they are still two of my favorite people in the entire universe. 

College is strange and scary but your people are out there. If you get super lucky they are right next door. 

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swanqueenidiot:

Okay so the Colbert Report posted a link to the Ellen Page interview, right

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And I was already happy it was a fan favorite. But THE COMMENTS

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I MEAN

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IT’S JUST TOO GREAT

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ADAM AND EVE NOT ADAM AND MAPLE LEAF

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princesaskater:

SAM: Remember this? I don’t want this anymore.

Battlestar Galactica 2x05: The farm /3x05: Collaborators

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freddythefandomhorse:

One more TTOI/Doctor Who crossover from 8.02.

onesentencemusings:

bagelr:

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Moment of silence for all the people who will never see this joke because they blocked the word ‘Spoiler’.

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allisonilene:

sadhailey:

HANDS DOWN THE BEST SCENE OF ANY TV SHOW EVER

YES

allisonilene:

sadhailey:

HANDS DOWN THE BEST SCENE OF ANY TV SHOW EVER

YES

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swiftwidget:

marvelousspoiler:

fighting4fantasy:

Barnes & Noble.

Their best selling books tend to deal with memory loss.

go to your room and think about what you’ve done

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