latimes:

Thirty years ago tonight, Geraldine Ferraro made history by becoming the first woman ever to be a presidential or vice presidential nominee.
Photo: Associated Press

latimes:

Thirty years ago tonight, Geraldine Ferraro made history by becoming the first woman ever to be a presidential or vice presidential nominee.

Photo: Associated Press

Sharing a favorite song today: Heart it Races by Dr. Dog.

“Woolf gave us limitlessness, impossible to grasp, urgent to embrace, as fluid as water, as endless as desire, a compass by which to get lost.”

Rebecca Solnit on Virginia Woolf’s interest in the unknown: http://nyr.kr/1iS38rK (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

thegetty:

We went to the moon in 1969.

But humans have been looking at and recording Earth’s moon for centuries and centuries.

The Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Stars,about 1250-1260, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Two Diagrams with the Sun and the Moon, after 1277, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Mantel Clock, about 1790-1800, Movement by Nicolas-Alexandre Folin; enamel plaques by Georges-Arien Merlet. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Moon Landscape, late 1850s, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.

illneverunderstandthisplace:

May we always be true to ourselves , our sisters, and the fundamental vision of Beta Omega Beta

<3

illneverunderstandthisplace:

May we always be true to ourselves , our sisters, and the fundamental vision of Beta Omega Beta

<3

Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules For Writing


ashleykuske:

theatlantic:

  1. Never open a book with weather.
  2. Avoid prologues.
  3. Never use a verb other than “said” to carry dialogue.
  4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb “said.”
  5. Keep your exclamation points under control.
  6. Never use the words “suddenly” or “all hell broke loose.”
  7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
  8. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
  9. Don’t go into great detail describing places and things.
  10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.

Good advice.

Adverbs: crippling most writing with potential since you discovered them in sixth grade english class. (Note to self: embrace avoiding prologues.)

ediblegardensla:

“Food, a French man told me once, is the first wealth.  Grow it right, and you feel insanely rich, no matter what you own.”
-Kristin Kimball

ediblegardensla:

“Food, a French man told me once, is the first wealth.  Grow it right, and you feel insanely rich, no matter what you own.”

-Kristin Kimball

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Last Days of College


Tomorrow: Grilled cheese catch-up with a friend

Thursday: dining hall date with oldest friend from the dorms

Friday: Staff dinner followed by ladies’ potluck at the beautiful stable winery

Saturday: Library book sale with boyfriend in the morning and outdoor blues festival in the evening

Monday: gourmet dinner with thesis girls and professors.

Rest of week: not a single final.

Saturday: Graduation.

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Discretely trying to take a selfie in the library on the first day of my last week of undergrad classes. Eeps to all of the above.

Discretely trying to take a selfie in the library on the first day of my last week of undergrad classes. Eeps to all of the above.

Sunday Stream of Consciousness


Library, musty smell, familiar smell, going to miss this smell

why don’t I read in these chairs more

pretty grey morning, crisp clean, breakfast twice, potatoes, roommate, coffee, dishwasher hum

sticky notes rolly pens makeup everywhere need a shower also a grilled cheese sad to be done with Parks and Rec on Netflix long reading lists youtube book fan little side projects one more week of school, college, no

graduation anxiety thesis weirdness, silly email from granny

nathaniel hawthorne, non fiction writers, personal reflection essay, patti smith presentation, edits, reports reports reports

a lot of things to journal but probably wont because i dont like typing journal entries and i have so much to put on paper that it backpiles in mind and takes too long to write out/is utterly unsatisfying/but not having it on paper is also unsatisfying

satisfying: cleaning, organizing, reading, vlogging, returning library books, reading adventuring friend’s blog, remembering that I am on a domestic adventure of sorts

note to self: read dictionary

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correlationdoesnotimplycausation:

experialist:

notxam:

Someone played an LCD Soundsystem song over a Miles Davis trumpet solo and I think I feel alive for the first time in my life

Soundtrack to tonight.

help I can’t stop reblogging this

How

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  • every single time i look at my shelf: i need to buy more books

publicartfund:

Andy Warhol Art Found on Floppy Disks, via juxtapozmag

The Andy Warhol Museum just announced newly-discovered experiments created by Andy Warhol on an Amiga computer in 1985. Warhol’s saved files, trapped on Amiga floppy disks held by The Warhol’s archives collection, were extracted by members of the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Computer Club and its Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry in a complex recovery process. The Hillman Photography Initiative at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) initiated and then documented this process for its The Invisible Photograph series. Read more. 

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