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On Poetry: A Love Story

@melmuu Just read The City In Which I Love You. Speechless. That's exactly the kind of poetry I like. Thank you so much for mentioning it.

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 2:40 pm 0

On Poetry: A Love Story

PERFECT. I loved this Sarah, kudos to you for a great article. As a literature grad, I've always struggled with poetry and short stories which is why this line of yours really resonated with me: "But at this point I worry what might become of me if I wasn’t just always eager to get to the most basic part of things—the story, the joke, the explosion, the re-model. I would have to start all over."

And so did how you googled Jessica Greenbaum after reading “I Had Just Hung Up From Talking To You.” I like some poetry and short stories where I can really appreciate turns of phrases, and the language used. But I don't love them and get immersed the way I do in novels. I want the story, I want to get to know characters and figure out what's going on. Poetry always leaves me wanting more. Like just as soon as I get into it and interested, its over.

I also feel like I'm usually too dumb to get it, I'll read it and be like that was really nice, I loved the language in it but have absolutely no idea what it's about.

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 1:22 pm 0

On A Wristwatch That Alleviates the Struggle (of Long-Distance Love)

East Coast - London for 2 years. I actually didn't struggle that much figuring out time difference stuff, he was 5 hours behind me. We also both had office jobs and spent all day on gchat. Regular skype sessions on the weekends and evenings where I was willing to stay up until he got home.

That's not to say its easy. It was super tough. But when its worth it, its worth it. Living together 2 years now and couldn't be happier.

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 11:14 am 1

On The Hoarders Pie

25% holey period underwear
25% clothes I no longer fit into but am certain I one day will just soon as I start eating better/exercising
25% Exercise things like kettle bells that I am convinced I will one day use to fit back into aforementioned clothes
25% Old issues of the New Yorker and Marie Claire that I am sure I will read some time in the future

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 2:29 pm 4

On Scandal vs. Homeland: The Weekly Showdown

I know I shouldn't, I know I really really shouldn't BUT when Fitz isn't being all rapey with Olivia, there's something just kind of smoldering about him that draws me in. Don't talk Fitz. Just stand there filling out that suit all nicely..

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 12:35 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@MEHILOVE Aww thanks for delurking! My little brother was diagnosed with it recently and my mum just kind of shrugged it off, mental health isn't really something my culture concerns itself with :/ Sounds like your mum was very proactive in making sure you and your brother got support! Its definitely helpful to know that you feel treatment is helping.

I've never seen any kind of psychiatrist/therapist person so that doesn't really help either haha. I feel like I'm going to walk in and instantly be told I need to be locked away or something!

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 5:17 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@adorable-eggplant Eleanor & Park is so amazing! I loved it.

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@discombobulated Yeah I have pretty good work insurance, Aetna, and I think I have to pay some kind of copay. Sorry I don't have all the details, I'm still getting to grips with your healthcare system!

I feel like it might be something I've always had but the fact that the country I grew up in doesn't really take ADD seriously meant that I just kind of thought the things I did were normal.

I'm honestly not the biggest fan of the idea of stimulant medication and if this was something that just affected my personal life, I'd be willing to just stick it out. The work performance thing is a major issue and I don't know how much longer I can get away with being like this.

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 4:17 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@fabel I definitely wouldn't have been proactive except I'm fairly sure I would have lost my job if I don't rein this in somehow. I spend whole days sat at my desk reading my kindle, or aimlessly messing about on the internet rather than working. And I don't mean I wile away a couple of hours, ALL DAY. Which then means I inevitably have to work crazy hours later very close to the deadline to make sure the work is done and my bosses don't realize how I've spent 95% of my time.

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 3:49 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@iceberg LOVE the Bergy Bits updates

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 3:45 pm 4