“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”—Agatha Christie
lilith fair is coming back? for realsies? my inner 14 year old is freaking the eff out right now, you guys. the biggest disappointment of my high school career was that my mom would not let me anywhere near this festival, but she can’t stop me now! woo!
“Didn’t everybody know somebody like this in high school? A pathological liar. I have to admit, I was a teenage fabulist myself, mostly because the circumstances of my life didn’t reflect my interior turmoil the way my invented life did, I wanted to express it, I wanted to impress people with a made-up portrait of myself that in a way was a truer portrait.”—Mike Doughty
i finally finished this book today, about all the rock stars who died when they were 27. i wish it had been edited/organized better, but it was still a really interesting read. of course, now i have a list of bands i need to check out, because more music to obsess over is exactly what i need!
Extra emphasis on the ‘rank’. Please pass along this link wherever you guys can. Just link back to it using the words ‘Amazon Rank’ as the link title. Google bombing of ass for brains business practices is in full effect.
“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”—
I started a little thing over on Twitter. Basically, I think there’s an insane amount of negativity in the world. Just look at MY posts. I try, but I feel like we all dwell on the petty annoyances and irritations too much. So, over on my Twitter, I’ve started tweeting at least three positive/awesome events, happenings, realizations, etc daily. I’ve invited my TwitList to join me and now, I’m inviting you.
I’m at www.twitter.com/fbrinternjess on the site. Please stop by, say hello. Spread the love and positive vibes! And please remember to use the hash tag #positweets so we can track them! The world needs more good energy and it’s easy to do in less than 140 characters!
as an example of why you should lie on your college apps, Maureen showed us Edward Cullen’s hypothetically honest essay:
Dear Admissions Committee, I am a 108 year old vampire, and I’ve been to college about 17 times. I am applying to your school mostly based on the local weather pattern, but don’t take that as a slight. I highly respect your academics. And while I know my 17 previous degrees might be a drawback (“why bother?” you must be thinking), I feel I have more to learn … and more to give.
My skills include music, running, baseball, examining slides in biology, and also I can read your mind. I prefer evening classes, and for me, every night is an all-nighter. Need couples housing because girlfriend is v. clingy, clumsy. Actually, need family housing as family is all vampire. (Lots of windows OK. Meal plan unnecessary.)
In conclusion, I ask that you admit me or I’ll eat you and all the members of your family in a blood orgy. (Kidding!)
“I personally think bands like limp bizkit, korn and linkin park are fucking terrible but I know for a fact that there were/are kids across this world that probably can only get through their day because of one of their songs and that is great… but it doesn’t make me appreciate them any more or any less.”—Andrew Futral