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opalescent

I am vast; I contain multitudes.
Avr 23 '14

(Source : cryamerica)

Avr 23 '14
"The truth is, everyone likes to look down on someone. If your favorites are all avant-garde writers who throw in Sanskrit and German, you can look down on everyone. If your favorites are all Oprah Book Club books, you can at least look down on mystery readers. Mystery readers have sci-fi readers. Sci-fi can look down on fantasy. And yes, fantasy readers have their own snobbishness. I’ll bet this, though: in a hundred years, people will be writing a lot more dissertations on Harry Potter than on John Updike. Look, Charles Dickens wrote popular fiction. Shakespeare wrote popular fiction - until he wrote his sonnets, desperate to show the literati of his day that he was real artist. Edgar Allan Poe tied himself in knots because no one realized he was a genius. The core of the problem is how we want to define “literature”. The Latin root simply means “letters”. Those letters are either delivered - they connect with an audience - or they don’t. For some, that audience is a few thousand college professors and some critics. For others, its twenty million women desperate for romance in their lives. Those connections happen because the books successfully communicate something real about the human experience. Sure, there are trashy books that do really well, but that’s because there are trashy facets of humanity. What people value in their books - and thus what they count as literature - really tells you more about them than it does about the book."
Brent Weeks (via victoriousvocabulary)
Avr 22 '14

Last night, I didn’t get the text message saying class was canceled until I was pulling on the door handle of the academy and wondering why it was dark inside. Whoops. >.>

I’ve been making Monday and Friday my routine lately, but since I was denied, I’m gonna try the Tuesday class. It’s held outside and the weather is spectacular today, so I’m really looking forward to it.

Avr 20 '14
Avr 20 '14
It’s that time again!  #egghunt #eggs #candy #easter #kids #minis #fun @twelfthdoctor

It’s that time again! #egghunt #eggs #candy #easter #kids #minis #fun @twelfthdoctor

Avr 19 '14

I’ve been to six different stores attempting to find church-appropriate clothes for myself, and found exactly nothing.  I told Gymfriend I’d go with her for Easter services today (she’s Seventh Day Adventist, so they go today instead of tomorrow), but weight loss stole all my best dresses from me.  I keep seeing tons of sport coats, slacks, and neckties for dudes, but everything for women seems to be either winter holdovers, or wildly inappropriate sundresses.  I feel like an idiot, but I am going to have to cancel on her over wardrobe malfunctioning.

On a more positive note, last night’s class was mostly music-focused, which is always the best part for me.  I am rusty as hell, both with instruments and vocally, but it was very much one of those “like a bicycle” sort of experiences.  Once I found my groove, I led the music (and then the roda) for a good 15-20 minutes and felt so happy I thought my soul might fly away.  I got many compliments for my singing, my favourite of which was one of the younger students positively squeaking with amazement and telling me I sounded like Alanis Morrissette singing capoeira music.  I ain’t mad at that.  It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been compared to her!

Avr 18 '14

Man, one of my old roller derby friends got the Jesus real bad all of a sudden because !EASTER! and her FB posts are driving me bananas.

Avr 18 '14
Avr 18 '14
Hello.  #selfie #cool #ok #blonde #goodtimes

Hello. #selfie #cool #ok #blonde #goodtimes

Avr 18 '14

drink drank drunk

I’m way too old for “FREE SHOTS AT THE BAR!!!!”, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t do it anyway.

Avr 17 '14

rapturousenjoymentofgay:

Empire — Shakira

Avr 17 '14
Jules and I right before we entered the Bamboozle fest in 2007.  She lost her eyebrow ring that night and I lost about half an inch of height when some rando crowdsurfing landed directly on the top of my head.  #goodtimes #tbt #throwback #bamboozle #2007 #shows #concerts #lp #mcr

Jules and I right before we entered the Bamboozle fest in 2007. She lost her eyebrow ring that night and I lost about half an inch of height when some rando crowdsurfing landed directly on the top of my head. #goodtimes #tbt #throwback #bamboozle #2007 #shows #concerts #lp #mcr

Avr 17 '14

I’m having buffalo shrimp, green beans, and collard greens for breakfast because I am an adult and I do what I want.

Avr 17 '14
zombievelma:

Babe, this your plot?

zombievelma:

Babe, this your plot?

(Source : davesgeekyideas)

Avr 16 '14
Boy!bff arrived at the gym today and was greeted by this beautiful sight when he got out of his car.  :)

Boy!bff arrived at the gym today and was greeted by this beautiful sight when he got out of his car. :)