I love writing but I'm bad at writing about me.
@sammysayalot Agreed, thanks Jia. I spent some time in Ann Arbor and found it, like Boston, to be extremely self-segregated and, like Boston, full of liberal whites who were concerned about racial prejudice and their own privilege, but had virtually no friends or colleagues of color. There exists a tacit frustration in this dynamic; these white people, well-meaning to a fault, WANTED friends and colleagues of color and were very self-conscious about their lack thereof. Meanwhile, a lot of white Michigan natives who are otherwise progressive liberals, have come to loathe affirmative action in the same way they've come to loathe the UAW. Michigan is a bizarre state.
THANK YOU for saying what many of us have avoided saying in our acquaintances' Facebook comments.
@StandardTuber These do get a lot easier to write if you imagine your boyfriend is Fred Willard.
it was a pleasure to read this. :)
By lobsterhug on Bill Murray and Me
This is beautiful and everything I hoped meeting Bill Murray would be.
Imagen if someoen 1st watch Seinfeld in modarn day
They'll name the baby Scarlett, right? (On trend AND theme!)
By Heather Funk on Happy Pi Day
As someone who like neither pie nor math, I'll just be celebrating the fact that it's Friday. You guys take your Pi, and your pie. And cheesecake too, while you're at it. CAKE AND LANGUAGE ARTS FOREVER.
...Can the day after Pi Day be Poe day where people eat desserts that are actually delicious and celebrate classes that were actually fun?
Whenever 20-somethings feel sorry for me for how old I am (I teach 20 somethings for a living so this happens basically every day) I just think about shit like this and feel incredibly relieved and joyful and also, lets be real, I feel sorry for them, and so the tables are turned and it's the circle of life
one time I ran up a phone bill of $400 talking to my long distance boyfriend during college, that's how old I am. In my day you had to pay GOOD MONEY to creepily harass someone from afar
if my husband ever leaves me I will meet boys the old fashioned way, which is to comically drop a stack of books right in front of them and then bash your faces together when you both go to pick them up
Meghan! We would all rather be watching Pitch Perfect in bed.