I totally caved in and bought an Ipad. God help us all.
My credit card sent an alert because I haven’t purchased anything so expensive in years.
This weekend we’re going to try bringing home one of my aunt’s dogs. She can’t take care of so many because her fiancé is going to move in when they get married and he also has two dogs.
I’m racking up expenses left and right (because of course I’ll be the one paying for the dog) but I’m going to enjoy life while I can!
It’s been one of the most fun birthdays, and I love that LA, and more specifically the SGV, is home. I had an awesome and surprising celebration with some of my best friends on Friday, awesome sushi dinner with the loveliest boyfriend ever, and got so many nice gifts from my work and the coffee shop downstairs. It’s the community that makes me feel at home. It’s the first year that I’ve really felt like I’ve found a place to put down roots. Funny thing is, I’ve grew up here just waiting and wishing to leave.
“…a library is not just a reference service: it is also a place for the vulnerable. From the elderly gentleman whose only remaining human interaction is with library staff, to the isolated young mother who relishes the support and friendship that grows from a Baby Rhyme Time session, to a slow moving 30-something woman collecting her CDs, libraries are a haven in a world where community services are being ground down to nothing. I’ve always known libraries are vital, but now I understand that their worth cannot be measured in books alone.”—
I’ve tried on and returned 3 dresses from Modcloth already. Why is it so hard to find a black dress that looks sexy but not slutty, and doesn’t require special undergarments?!
I am mourning over the death of my delightful black jersey shift from CK. I’m on a mission to find a new black dress that looks very basic, is a little sexy, has a forgiving fabric, and can be worn to cocktails or a nice date.
In the very beginning of my mom’s vacation, which I was fortunate enough to tag along, I watched Frances Ha on the plane.
I’ve never watched the tv show Girls but I read somewhere that Frances Ha is basically the same thing. Frances is quaint, loveable, but also totally stupid. She incurs credit card debt, doesn’t listen to anyone who gives her good advice but gets there eventually, and basically has cute guys all around her who want to but won’t sleep with her.
I was really annoyed at the movie, and also at myself. I’m totally a Frances and so are many of my friends. No matter how much I want to insist I’m not Frances, I just spent 9 bucks on organic green juice even though my parents have a juicer at home. I can’t buy a car right now because I have no money, but I went on a fantastic vacation complete with resorts and hot springs.
But the thing is, Frances is doing just fine. Which is what annoys me the most. That these existential crises and shallow struggles don’t make me much better. That my privilege of growing up middle class doesn’t change anything.
The lack of media attention on this statement confirms that the West likes to tailor Malala’s message to suit its own vendetta. Will anyone be hearing this? No, because feminism! education! down with the Taliban! Smh.
There wasn’t much I loved in September, which is kind of sad. I like having something to love every month. I’d say the closest thing would be Avene Thermal Water Spray. It might seem like it’s just water in an aerosol spray, but that is seriously magic water.
I had the worst hormonal breakout since turning 21, and I already have bad skin! Avene water helped the pimples heal much faster, kept my face feeling fresh, and lessened any irritation from the hot shower or cleansers.
I’m a fashion savvy girl. I’ve read all those posts about how a good bra can CHANGE YOUR LIFE, GURL. So it’s kind of crazy that I’ve never actually gotten my bra size properly fitted. I went from VS to Gilly Hicks to Calvin Klein and always thought I was ok. But I never got that OMG MY LIFE IS CHANGED experience like Garance.
So when a deal site had Cosablla bras on sale, I bought one. I wasn’t very impressed. It had too little padding and looked saggy.
Then I thought, maybe I should actually measure my torso and get a proper size. And turns out, I’m definitely not 34 around, I’m more like 32. I’ve been wearing the wrong size all along!
So I bought more Cosabella, but in the right size. AND MY LIFE HAS CHANGED. My waist looks slimmer, everything looks perkier, and dang those bras are way more comfortable even with less padding.
**all these purchases were on MAJOR DISCOUNT, I am poors/broke, ok?!
According to a recent study conducted by Harvard University, it is now literally impossible for a student to write an essay pertaining to the themes or symbolism in the popular F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby without it technically being considered plagiarism.
"I’ve had a number of instances where students would ‘accidentally’ plagiarize another piece of work," says Eugene Smith, an English professor. "Sometimes what they write just happens to be almost identical to what someone else wrote. This was less of a problem earlier in the century, but lately… every essay seems identical to one I’ve already read before."
The study claims that, due to the sheer quantity of papers written on The Great Gatsby, there are “virtually no formations of words pertaining to symbolism and/or theme in The Great Gatsby that have not already been written at least once. Henceforth, any organization of words about the aforementioned novel will, inevitably, bare enough resemblance to at least one, but probably many more, previous writings on the subject, and would therefore technically be considered plagiarism. It’s now linguistically impossible to say anything about The Great Gatsby that has not already been said multiple times, almost verbatim, no matter what.”
One English teacher, who wished to remain anonymous, said that he gave up entering students’ essays into plagiarism detecting programs, as they always showed up multiple results, dating back for decades, even when no conscious plagiarism was performed.
Teachers are currently debating whether to finally remove The Great Gatsby from the curriculum, as there is now “literally nothing left to say about it.”
Symbolism, Theme Essays on The Great Gatsby Literally Impossible To Not Plagiarize, Says Recent Study
There’s a special thrill when I find out I’m going back to the motherland. Even though it’s technically not my motherland, it’s my parent’s. It’s a foreign place, and I can’t even read the language (and barely speak it) but it feels so familiar.