Monday, April 9, 2012

It's that time again

So. even though I'm officially the worst blogger ever, I'm still going to do the every-three-an-a-half--months-there's-this-thing-called-finals post.

I really don't know why this happens. I know that finals are coming. Like winter, but with a definite end.

But. Instead of just posting "Oh shit I have so much to do let me tell you about it" post(s), I will post "Oh glob I can't wait until summer here's what I'm going to do once I'm free"


1. Read Game of Thrones. Possibly the other books in the series as well.

2. Get caught on my TV- Merlin and Bones and Vampire Diaries come to mind.

3. Possibly start watching Dr Who.

4. Read all the Shakespeare plays I haven't read already.

5. Prepare for The Avengers premier by buying a strawberry blonde wig (I'm gonna be Pepper Potts).

6. Redecorate my bedroom.

7. Sunbathe. Possibly crash someone's pool on a regular basis.

8. Actually take a class that is not only relevant to my interests, but also adds substantial information to that interest.

9. Watch Sherlock until I puke rainbows.

10. Start on my thesis. Which isn't technically super fun, but I'm excited for it.

I thought about putting pictures. and then I didn't. sorry.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Things I believe

I totally believe that it's not butter.

If there is snow outside, there should be carbs and hot chocolate in my belly.

I believe in good coats and cheap t-shirts.

Colgate and/or Crest need to make a cavity prevention toothpaste that also whitens teeth.

Shaving is pointless in the winter.

Vampire Diaries is the crack-y-est show on television.

It is possible (and totally ok) to be a Star Trek fan and a Star Wars fan.

Saturday mornings are not for working.

Eating toast in bed is ok if you're celibate.

You cannot go wrong with a period drama.

If something doesn't teach how to better love yourself, other people, or God, then it really isn't worth knowing or doing.

If it's flannel, it's plaid and it's pants- they are pajamas. No ifs, ands, or buts.


the end. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Brainy is the new sexy

So, recently I've been OBSESSED with this new show from the BBC.

the show?


It's a modern retelling of the Sherlock Holmes tales. They are really quite good. Great, even. The first series (3 episodes, 90 mins a piece) is available on Netflix.

Go. Watch. NOW!

But I've discovered something delightful.

Fan videos.




AHHHHH. I love it so so much.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Grad school, revisted

So, you know how at the beginning of the semester I was all "I love grad school it's the best."

Well, I still love grad school. But...things between us have changed.

I think these videos more accurately describe my relationship with grad school.


Grad school is quickly evolving into the unhealthiest relationship I've ever been in.

But it'll get better. We're just under a lot of stress right now. ok?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Also this


AND this.

And yes, I am procrastinating.

Brace yourself

paper days are coming.

Paper days are like finals days. Except they happen 1-2 weeks before finals and all the English majors hate their lives.

No sleep. Lots of writing. No good food.

Eventually, all the papers are turned in and you are either asleep for 15 hours or barely cognizant but can't sleep because of the caffeine.

Which leads us to Jenna Marbles.

She is incredibly inappropriate and swears ( F bomb alert!). Don't watch this video if that is a problem for you.

I find her hilarious.

So- here you go. 

What caffeine does. As interpreted by Jenna Marbles.

Monday, November 14, 2011

This is why I do my thinking after the sun goes down

So. I just figured out a line of poetry that's been puzzling me for weeks.

"Would God I were a Sibell to divine / In worthy vearse your lasting happyness: / Then only I should be Characteres"

That last bit- I assumed that "Characteres" was just plural. (BTW-Characteres in this context is a kind of shorthand/cipher/code thing).


It is a title- Characteress. She wants to be a code writer. yay for non standardized spelling.

but IT FINALLY MAKES SENSE. And it fits in exactly with my argument.


And now I feel super smart and awesome.

Here is the song that's been on repeat for the last hour. Its making me feel like a poetry-reading rock star.

That is all. Back to the grindstone. Thank you for listening.