Radiator Sister

Jul 27

quote At 19, I read a sentence that re-terraformed my head: “The level of matter in the universe has been constant since the Big Bang.”
In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing - not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over.
Each baby, then, is a unique collision - a cocktail, a remix - of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth; colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms.
When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain, as a miracle: this collection of people is by way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular-shaped nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro-universes - we have never been before and we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely face of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second of it thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare.

— Caitlin Moran (via artvevo)
Jul 27

tyleroakley:

parkingstrange:

this girl deserves an oscar

me when forced to do chores

Goddamn, kids are weird.

Jul 27

quote

The authority you need here to coin a word is gonna be a dictionary, and before we talk about how to get into one, we need to deconstruct the idea of what a dictionary is. Which may seem a little dumb, but I promise you, most lexicographers (dictionary-writers) have exactly the opposite view on language than people think they do.

Dictionaries are mostly used by prescriptivists, that is, people looking for the One True Spelling (or Meaning) of a particular word. The dictionary is correct and flawless and complete, and deviations from it are by definition (heh) wrong. Hence the idea that any word not in the dictionary is not a “real” word.

But dictonaries are mostly made by descriptivists. Rather than prescribing correct usages and spellings, lexicographers are describing the language as they find it. They take in thousands of examples of words in use, whether from well-established academic texts or from awesome pop song mashups, and try to write a definition that covers those usages. And since people are constantly using language in new ways, the dictionary is never complete and never totally correct.

The Language Nerd, on “To Coin a Phrase”

Came across a blog with some nice, concise posts about language and linguistics. Check it out

(via madmaudlingoes)

Repeating for emphasis: "And since people are constantly using language in new ways, the dictionary is never complete and never totally correct."

(via maevele)

Jul 26

http://everythingrhymeswithalcohol.tumblr.com/post/92972708865/sourcedumal-backofthebookshelf-th3skinny →

sourcedumal:

backofthebookshelf:

th3skinny:

re-cover-ed:

“Fat acceptance” blogs urging overweight people to shed negative feelings about their body image can lead to healthier diet and exercise choices, a study has found.

The fat acceptance movement, which seeks to foster…

Yes yes yes!

Jul 26

quote Are you the SAT because I’d do you for 3 hours and 45 minutes with a 10 minute break halfway through for snacks, and then I can stare at you for like 10 minutes and think ‘wow, I hope I don’t ruin this.’

— Dude on OKC with the best pick up lines I have ever heard (via katamarang)

Lmfao

(via olddcassettes)
Jul 26
Jul 26

Some Things

1. I almost quit my job Wednesday. And I don’t mean “I almost got so fed up that I just walked out,” I mean I was in my supervisor’s office crying and talking about letters of resignation and how much notice I would give. Allegedly things are going to get less stressful in the next few months, so in the end I decided to give it some more time.

2. I spent 6.5 hours at work today even though it’s my “day off.” I got a lot done but it was a small fraction of what I need to do. I thought I was going to have a relaxing day tomorrow - lunch and shopping with my mom followed by dinner with my gentleman friend - but I think I’m going to have to go in for a few hours in the morning. One of my coworkers came in today too and as we were leaving she said, “I’ve resigned myself to the fact that as long as I’m working here, I’ll be working six days a week.” FML.

3. Reading #2 makes me want to quit. But that seems rather short-sighted, given that I should get my L sometime next year. But I don’t know if I can last that long.

4. Being in a new relationship is an interesting opportunity for self-improvement. I’m trying to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. To that end, I’ve been experimenting with apologizing more and criticizing less. I grew up with a really critical control freak of a mother and I’ve picked up a lot of her bad habits, but I’m trying to change.

5. I just realized that I’m really hungry, and right after that I remember that I have a leftover carnitas burrito in the fridge! Yisss!

Jul 26

its-tuesday-again:

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH STRAIGHT BOYS

Jul 25

telegantmess:

kisu-no-hi:

"Am I too sensitive or do I have the right to actually to be upset?" A musical.

"oh my god, i talked about my feelings and now everyone is afraid of me" The Movie Adaptation

Jul 24