Over hill, over dale, through forest, through fog, they come. Some walk. Some fly. Some crawl. Some simply move deep within the bowels of the earth. They are massive in number, terrifying in their fury. They blot out the sun from the grass below. They nearly shake the earth from orbit with their rage.
They are the English majors.
They give a fuck about an Oxford comma.
I wasn’t an English major and I still have feels. FYI. Lol
“I met my wife at a Star Trek convention. She was study abroad from France and spoke little English, and I didn’t know a lick of French. So, for the first few months of our relationship, we communicated by speaking Klingon.”—
Rule 1: Post the rules Rule 2: Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write 10 new ones Rule 3: Tag 10 people and link them to the post Rule 4: Actually tell them you tagged them
(I’m skipping those other rules, because of reasons. So you’re all welcome to just answer Lin’s questions, if you want to.)
1. if you could magically gain any skill, which would it be? Right now I’d wish for the ability to quickly and easily do school assignments. But since this seems to be a ‘for the rest of your life’ thing I’d want the ability to learn languages quickly, since I plan on traveling for the rest of my life.
2. here’s 10.000 of your preferred currency. What are you going to do with it? I’m super boring, so I would pay towards next year’s tuition. If there were any left, it would go straight into my retirement account.
3. rec me a tv show to watch? I’m currently watching through The West Wing with one roommate (ojamaras), and both of us and our other roommate H just finished Firefly (which S and I had seen but H hadn’t) and are soon to go for Serenity :D S and I are also planning on watching Gilmore Girls at some point.
4. what’s your favourite food to make for yourself? When I’m eating alone I tend not to cook much, because a) the dishes seem like a waste, and b) I never mastered cooking in small quantities, which results in eating leftovers for ages. I like making myself smoothies, creamy salsa (salsa plus sour cream), or pasta. All are easy, and I won’t get bored of them.
5. if you could hang out with one specific person for a day, who would it be, and what would you go do? Hm. Maybe one of my internet friends (ie the ones I’ve never met), and I’d show them around my city, and then spend the evening sitting next to each other online. Or maybe Ron Berger. His book, The Ethic Of Excellence, was a really interesting look at Project Based Learning (a teaching style) and I’d love to shadow his classroom.
6. do you like shopping? What’s your favourite place to do it? Not usually, but I do enjoy the possibilities inherent in Ikea. There’s also a great thrift store near me called Second Avenue where surprisingly high quality stuff is super cheap. It’s the size of a ginormous warehouse, and things are only sorted by gender and purpose (women’s tshirts, men’s bathing suits), so there’s a bit of a hunt involved.
7. what was your favourite book when you were little? I checked Chicka Chicka Boom Boom out of the school library so many times that upon my graduation from fourth grade, the librarian gifted it to me. My entire family had it memorized for a while. I still remember the entire thing, and gleefully shocked and amazed a first grader last semester with it.
8. if you could add any item to your wardrobe, what would it be? Uh. I’m not sure. I like and wear the clothing I have, and don’t particularly covet anything else. Maybe a cute sundress? I don’t wear sundresses much, but I’d like to be the kind of person who does…
9. do you have any nicknames? Online people call me Taz, which makes me giggle. Sometimes I’m called Banana, mostly by smallish children. These days that’s about it.
10. what was the last compliment you gave? I haven’t spoken with anyone today, so I’m gonna guess that at last night’s Passover seder I told someone I liked either their clothing or something they’d cooked.
Most law school assignments don’t make you reflect deeply on your relationship to your community or to the legal system. But I actually did something this semester that made me heavily consider how I as a law student relate to Cambridge, and how the law relates to everyday people. I tried to figure out how to file for divorce in Massachusetts.
To be clear, no, I’m not married, and no, I’m not getting divorced.
A programmer is going out for a stroll one evening. His wife asks him to swing by the store and pick up a gallon of milk, and if they had eggs, to get a dozen. He returned with twelve gallons of milk and said “They had eggs.”