You text me saying you’re going to a Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Am I supposed to congratulate you on that? You weren’t like this a year ago. Don’t try to impress me with your ‘hey-i’m-a-cool-kid-now-that-i’m-in-college’-ness.
“If the radiance of 1,000 suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one.”
I am born; I am the flower that emerges from the dirt, willed by the sun to grow into the light. Dar a luz; I am the captain who leads his ship to the promised land from the stormy depths of sea. I am Moses; I am the burning bush. I am the spirit of the Apache. Oh, my unconquerable soul; I am the voice that raises the dead.
Did you see me fall, stumble into the path of the righteous man and resurrect from the grave like Lazarus? Or did it look like I was done, with a white flag waving from my backside like the tail of a dog. Oh contraire, “le mort c’est rien, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.”
Does my hubris leave a bad taste in your mouth? Does it make you mad? Does it make you want to stop reading?
I hereby declare today my last day in the material world; I only live in the world of the ideal, of the beautiful, of the light. Today is the day of the solstice. “E’ meglio vivere un giorno da leone che cent’anni da pecora.” Today, I have traded my sheepskin for a lion’s mane which I wear to crown my victorious heart.
You can blame my pride on the public schools which have been like Santa Ana winds to the California wildfires in my belly. Oh, how they spread to my core.
In the name of Dibler, Reier, Hiltner, Senior, Powell-Walker, Bruneel, McCabe, Soso, Farrar, Gonzalez, Gonzalez, Menchetti, Games, Woolley, Merletti, Bobadilla, Dinerman, Jackson PhD, Deitchman, Al-Atrash, Chaudhry, Huck, Bredland and my man Altaner I ascribe my internal voice, that speaks only in ques- tions. And with the words that come forth like lightning rods, through the power of my pen, I become ruler of the universe.
Go get my eyelids of blue paint. I am the samurai that hides in the shadow of the leaves, silently plotting the redemption of his self-consciousness. I am the young Spartan that defeats his master in combat and is ready for war.
So, please allow me to stand atop this mountain of words and reclaim my title:
I am a Warrior in the boat of Ra! I am destined for Greatness!
Crap. I slipped up.
I might want to be an animator.
Aw poo. I’m kind of jealous :l
Aka after college apps are done and over with, Imma see if I can try them omggg;aslkdfj.
Honestly, if I was to be thankful for something, I think it’d be the fact that April and May happened. I feel like I’m more able to stand up for myself now. I don’t allow myself to be pushed around as much I think.
Who knows haha.
And of course, you guys are still the best.
Happy Thanksgiving :)
I don’t know how she made it ‘cause I wasn’t paying attention, but it’s got a really nice natural lime flavor with a clementine inside it. And then there is a lime-zest jello topping so give it a little more flavour. Whipped cream added if desired.
Conclusion : Amazing.
I get credit ‘cause I squeezed all the limes :D
…What are you even doing anyways hahaa.
I’m stuck. :(
INSTRUCTIONS: Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. Copy this into your NOTES. Bold those books you’ve read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish or read an excerpt. Tag other book nerds. Tag me as well so I can see your responses!
1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling (all)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Berniere
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
It would appear that I am not. I’ve heard of a bit of these though. And was going to read them at one point out of curiosity…