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anna.

i’m really good at binging netflix and making soup.

i go to school in washington dc (film major, anthro minor). i spend all my money on concert tickets. i like sad books and movies. i also like happy books and movies. i don’t like chocolate ice cream or peanut butter. my favorite color is very dark blue.

this is all imaginary. do not search here for affirmation.

i bought a tumblr theme

i have sunk to a new low

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There are no Jack Kerouacs or Holden Caulfields for girls. Literary girls don’t take road-trips to find themselves; they take trips to find men.

"Great" books, as defined by the Western canon, didn’t contain female protagonists I could admire. In fact, they barely contained female protagonists at all.

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if you are an alum of a college and a student worker calls to ask you for money

please don’t be mean

we are doing this because we are getting paid and we need money

your problems with the university are not problems with us 

we can’t do anything about it

if you don’t want to give just say so. there is no need to be cruel. 

quietlyhaunted:

madlori:

explore-blog:

Measles has surged back in Europe, while whooping cough is has become a problem here in the U.S.

Childhood immunization rates plummeted in parts of Europe and the U.K. after a 1998 study falsely claimed that the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella was linked to autism.

That study has since been found to be fraudulent. But fears about vaccine safety have stuck around in Europe and here in the U.S.

NPR maps the resurgence of preventable diseases due to public ignorance and lamentable misinformation about vaccines.

Pair with Bill Gates on vaccines, animated.

Andrew Wakefield has so much fucking blood on his hands, it’s unbelievable.

there’s a lot of bullshit in western medicine & science. vaccines, however, are not bullshit.

the vaccine wars are really sickening to me. because people advocating against vaccines are people with blogs and people without medical training. and the people advocating FOR vaccines are doctors and scientists. and still so many choose the side of the people who are clearly not experts. and it’s terrifying. 

p.s. if you are interested in the vaccine controversy, you should watch the frontline documentary “frontline: the vaccine war”. it’s very good and will help you understand why each side thinks the way it does and what the true consequences of letting a generation go unvaccinated are.

http://video.pbs.org/video/1479321646/ 

on drinking

writingaboutnothingforever:

i used to get drunk every weekend. really drunk. run-around-kissing-everyone-drunk. and i would call the boys i’ve slept with and tell them i don’t love them. and i’d sleep with new boys and tell the i don’t love them. and i’d spend a lot of time telling boys i didn’t love them. 

once i sat with a best friends and we lit 300 matches. we sat there and lit them off of one another, sometimes in trains so it looked like a little dragon of fire, dancing out of our fingertips. we woke up in the morning to 300 matches in the trash can and got in a car and drove to boston. 

once i found my best friend crying on the bathroom floor. she was drunk and i was drunk. i crawled under the door of the stall and sat next to her with my hand on her ankle. 

once i sat with a friend in the hallway and let him cry into me. and i cried into him. and there was so much crying. but he is a best friend now and he wasn’t before that. 

i don’t drink much anymore. on friday nights i sit and i eat vanilla ice cream with bourbon and i watch movies or read books. i am mostly alone. my friends are scattered around the country and we do not cry together or burn matches together anymore. 

from my writing blog

nprfreshair:

The Both is the name for the duo formed by the veteran singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. The Both is also the name of their debut album. The two began performing together in 2012, when Ted Leo was Mann’s opening act. Mann began joining Leo onstage during his set. They liked the sound their voices made together, and started collaborating. Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker has a review of The Both:


As separate acts, Ted Leo is generally considered a punk-influenced indie musician for the work he’s done with his band the Pharmacists, and Aimee Mann as a sensitive singer-songwriter ever since she left the pop star life with the group ‘Til Tuesday in the 1980s. But of course both of these musicians are more than their genre categories. What their work as The Both suggests is that together they’ve found common ground in confidently precise, propulsive melodies and lyrics that twist with oblique cleverness.
“Milwaukee” is one of the first songs Mann and Leo collaborated on in gradually hatching this plan to perform and record together as The Both. They bring out the best in each other musically: Leo gives Mann zip and vigor; she gives him poetry and hard-headedness. Sometimes one of them takes the lead vocal, at other times they trade off lines and harmonize throughout. 
In interviews, Aimee Mann has said working with Ted Leo has made her feel as though she’s in a rock band for the first time, which must make her old bandmates in ‘Til Tuesday feel a tad dismayed. But if anything, The Both includes some of the most Aimee Mannish of Aimee Mann songs, the way her best singing captures an urgent longing and pessimism that is redeemed by a prickly self-awareness.
The Both works so well as an album because its songs cohere as the documentation of the ways a new creative partnership revitalizes the familiar habits, tics, tricks, and talents of the collaborators. It sets their individual talents in a new context that compels the listener to form a new appreciation for these musicians. They may begin the album singing about a gamble that didn’t pay off, but their own musical collusion really has. 

Photo cred Christian Lantry/Super Ego Records

nprfreshair:

The Both is the name for the duo formed by the veteran singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. The Both is also the name of their debut album. The two began performing together in 2012, when Ted Leo was Mann’s opening act. Mann began joining Leo onstage during his set. They liked the sound their voices made together, and started collaborating. Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker has a review of The Both:

As separate acts, Ted Leo is generally considered a punk-influenced indie musician for the work he’s done with his band the Pharmacists, and Aimee Mann as a sensitive singer-songwriter ever since she left the pop star life with the group ‘Til Tuesday in the 1980s. But of course both of these musicians are more than their genre categories. What their work as The Both suggests is that together they’ve found common ground in confidently precise, propulsive melodies and lyrics that twist with oblique cleverness.

Milwaukee” is one of the first songs Mann and Leo collaborated on in gradually hatching this plan to perform and record together as The Both. They bring out the best in each other musically: Leo gives Mann zip and vigor; she gives him poetry and hard-headedness. Sometimes one of them takes the lead vocal, at other times they trade off lines and harmonize throughout. 

In interviews, Aimee Mann has said working with Ted Leo has made her feel as though she’s in a rock band for the first time, which must make her old bandmates in ‘Til Tuesday feel a tad dismayed. But if anything, The Both includes some of the most Aimee Mannish of Aimee Mann songs, the way her best singing captures an urgent longing and pessimism that is redeemed by a prickly self-awareness.

The Both works so well as an album because its songs cohere as the documentation of the ways a new creative partnership revitalizes the familiar habits, tics, tricks, and talents of the collaborators. It sets their individual talents in a new context that compels the listener to form a new appreciation for these musicians. They may begin the album singing about a gamble that didn’t pay off, but their own musical collusion really has.

Photo cred Christian Lantry/Super Ego Records

hibernationdream said: *hugs from faraway also-rainy maine*

I’ve also been missing new england so hardcore lately. i even looked at transferring to college of the atlantic. which isn’t going to happen but wow i want it to. 

today was a real shit day

it was rainy and wet and the rape convo in anthro was a rough thing and then it was more rainy and wet and my jeans got soaked and college writing was college writing and there’s still so much to do and i miss rebecca

started adventure