the blinding symmetry

Hello.
25. Feminist. Student. Language Nerd.
I really love my dogs.

Cinnamon raisin toast with peanut butter is a gift from the universe.

22 Oct 2014

lavidapoliglota:

how to achieve fluency in any language: reset your definition for fluency to a simple description of how your language skills are now. only know the words for ‘yes’ and ‘no’? that’s good enough. time to tell everyone who asks that, yes, you are fluent in Gujarati

22 Oct 2014
annabellioncourt:

There’s a lovely old English myth that if someone who truely loved and trusted the werewolf called it by name that it would turn back to human.
Others include throwing their human clothes at it and it’d turn back but that’s a bit less romantic
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21 Oct 2014

annabellioncourt:

There’s a lovely old English myth that if someone who truely loved and trusted the werewolf called it by name that it would turn back to human.

Others include throwing their human clothes at it and it’d turn back but that’s a bit less romantic

Could be feeling a lot worse considering I haven’t been to sleep yet.
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21 Oct 2014

Could be feeling a lot worse considering I haven’t been to sleep yet.

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21 Oct 2014

its 515 am and i am still reading spanish plays and working on this fucking paper and THEN I REMEMBERED I STILL HAVE ANOTHER ASSIGNMENT DUE BY 800 am 

please throw me off a bridge 

i lack the energy to do it myself

21 Oct 2014
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21 Oct 2014

Filed under: sophie turner bless
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20 Oct 2014

moss-clay:

A pitcher, from my most recent kiln!

thedeadintern:

Interior
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20 Oct 2014

thedeadintern:

Interior

Filed under: please
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20 Oct 2014

Filed under: death CW

Signing up for the OPI and WPT, more like: please don’t fuck up your entire future in one day, self.

20 Oct 2014

Is it too much to ask that my pregnant cousins don’t talk incessantly about their cervixes and stuff on Facebook because pregnancy REALLY FREAKS ME OUT.

20 Oct 2014

A lot of people are surprised to learn that back in 1800, 90 percent of American teachers were actually male. Today we know that actually 76 percent of [them are] female, so how did this huge flip happen?

The answer is that as school reformers began to realize in the 1820s that schooling should be compulsory — that parents should be forced to send their kids to school, and public education should be universal — they had to come up with a way to do this basically in an affordable manner, because raising taxes was just about as unpopular back then as it is now. So what we see is this alliance between politicians and education reformers in the early 19th century to redefine teaching as a female profession.

They do this in a couple ways: First, they argue that women are more moral in a Christian sense than men. They depict men as alcoholic, intemperate, lash-wielding, horrible teachers who are abusive to children. They make this argument that women can do a better job because they’re more naturally suited to spend time with kids, on a biological level. Then they are also quite explicit about the fact that [they] can pay women about 50 percent as much — and this is going to be a great thing for the taxpayer.

A Lesson In How Teachers Became ‘Resented And Idealized’ : NPR (via brutereason)

20 Oct 2014

Also, clay blog has more followers than this one does now!

20 Oct 2014

I used to belly dance a bit, back when I worked for the Moroccan restaurant full-time (it was like a six year stretch) and some photos resurfaced today.

Really weird, honestly? Because I barely remember feeling quite that confident, in such as there were a hundred strangers in the restaurant those nights and uh… I don’t know if I would do that now. I mean, I’m pretty casual about partial in the general sense, but the boldness and sheer balls I had when I was 20 is impressive to me, five years later.

20 Oct 2014
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