The love that we will never make together/ is the most beautiful, the most...
a matter of time
[[MORE]]There’s a staleness in the air, so I ask you questions that I know you can’t answer, like, Which is it, Patrick? Is it that love doesn’t exist, or is it that love is all that exists? Is the problem in its deficit, or in its overflow? Around your room my clothes are scattered, or maybe folded neatly. Blue and orange striped underwear, discarded on the floor, and a pair...
in the new alison bechdel book, she documents a...
i once had a very similar dream, involving annabel (my therapist at simon’s rock) and a pair of blue plaid pajama pants that i had borrowed from tim (my boyfriend for freshman and sophomore year). annabelle came over, while i was wearing nothing but a yellow rain poncho, and was like, “you’re done with these pants. i’m taking them home to mend them, and then i’m...
The greatest love of my life is and has always been Simon’s Rock
Pat: No, the worst thing that ever happened to the United States was the Federalist Papers.
there is incense burning from the cracks in the walls like the whole place is going down in flames. your cat is perched on the window sill with half her body dangling out, much braver than i’ve ever felt, but similarly constituted (i suppose our continual refrains about the meaninglessness of effort may have rubbed off on her). you are shirtless and i can see your body working underneath...
Round and round and round and round we go like two...
You said I got no soul and my heart is black, well then why did you keep asking for things you knew I didn’t have? We could be together for the rest of our miserable lives, like ring around the rosie as the shrapnel flies.
I wanna know, Ramona, am I the only one? Tell me. And she said, you’re...
chickpeas replied to your post: LET’S TALK ABOUT TALLNESS a) i think i saw you friday night at golden west. i know this because i saw your very tall date! b) i never once thought of snapping a picture of him! wtf is wrong with people??? my god. OHMYGOD that is SO FUNNY! Yes, that was us!!!!! We are pretty sure he is the tallest person in Baltimore. And yes, all the time, without...
LET'S TALK ABOUT TALLNESS
i wrote a long, thoughtful post about this and then i deleted it because i remembered that no one really gives a shit about long and thoughtful things, but basically, something i’ve been thinking about because i am dating a person who is 7’2” tall… the amount of attention, harassment, comments, stares, and unwanted photographing that my partner is subjected to due to his...
When what was meant to be a covert gchat pops up...
whatshouldtfacallme: I’m like, ohmygod… someone made this about me. it’s impossible that this isn’t about me. this is exactly what happened to me like 2 weeks ago.
isn't it pretty to think so?
[[MORE]]Old lovers hang around like bad habits (bloody fingernails and cigarettes and other things I’ve never really tried to shed). There’s something rotting in the margins, and it’s stinking up the place. I don’t know what it is but I know that it will ruin everything, when the time is right. He said he didn’t like my poetry, and I said I wasn’t writing it...
Teach For America End of the Year Survey
kevinkwong: Beneath is an excerpt from my end of the year feedback survey with Teach For America. Peace out TFA. For two years, you were the abusive spouse that told me I was never good enough, no matter how hard I tried, no matter how unrealistic the expectations, and no matter how many hours of work, love, and devotion I poured into you. You never listened to me and you harvested my data like...
the pledge of allegiance and other things that i...
since no one ever comes in my classroom or checks on anything i’m ever doing, i pretty much have free reign to kinda do whatever. this includes NOT saying the pledge of allegiance. we don’t even have a flag in our room. but i just found out we are required to say the pledge of allegiance at our pre-k/k graduation ceremony next month, which means i need to teach it to my kids now...
crickets, dropping pins, cold wars, and other euphemisms for, i don’t want to see you anymore
i’m 22, i’m financially independent, i pay my own rent, i have my own health insurance, i buy my own groceries and pay for my own gas and clothes and everything, really, i get up at 6:00 in the morning for my job every day, i’m a graduate student, i have all the superficial trappings of ~*~adulthood~*~ and yet i just had a nightmare so real and visceral that i had to call my...
whose house is this we both live in but neither of us owns– “Hesitations Outside the Door”, -Margaret Atwood (via penniesandpieces)
The deconstruction of gender in a pre-k classroom
[While eating pudding]
Darryl: I finished first! I win!
Blair: It's not a race, BOY.
Darryl: Yes it is, GIRL.
Blair: Don't call me girl! I'm not a girl! I don't like that!
Darryl: If you're not a girl, then what are you?
Blair: I'm just... Blair!
all those dudes on okcupid
who just message girl after girl the same copy-and-pasted drivel really need to stop suggesting i seem ~”down to earth”~ this is a character trait that is universal! it’s also not one i particularly harbor! consider substituting your choice adjectives and descriptors, like, instead of saying i seem “down to earth,” maybe say that i seem like i have no idea what...
Last week, Pat and I were driving down Falls Road and we saw a lady running while smoking a cigarette. And I don’t mean she was, like, running to catch the bus, or because she forgot to turn the oven off, no… she was, like, RUNNING, with her sneakers on, in her exercise clothes, listening to her iPod, clearly enjoying a work out, while smoking a cigarette. And all I could think was, ...
something bad happened in my classroom today.
the bad thing was the event itself, but my reaction to the event itself was also bad. i’ve been off for the past few weeks, especially this week. i suppose i might be starting to slack, knowing the year is coming to a close and my students have made so much progress throughout the year. i didn’t have any coffee today, and it was first thing in the morning, but my slow reaction time...