A few words
"When we describe the Moon as dead, we are describing the deadness in ourselves. When we find space so hideously void, we are describing our own unbearable emptiness."
~ D.H. Lawrence
"Is the meaning of life defined by its duration? Or does life have a purpose so large that it doesn't have to be prolonged at any cost to preserve its meaning?"
"Living is not good, but living well. The wise man, therefore, lives as well as he should, not as long as he can... He will always think of life in terms of quality not quantity... Dying early or late is of no relevance, dying well or ill is... even if it is true that while there is life there is hope, life is not to be bought at any cost."
"People will tell you nothing matters, the whole world's about to end soon anyway. Those people are looking at life the wrong way. I mean, things don't need to last forever to be perfect."
~ Daydream Nation
"All Bette's stories have happy endings. That's because she knows where to stop. She's realized the real problem with stories-- if you keep them going long enough, they always end in death."
~ The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes
"The road now stretched across open country, and it occurred to me - not by way of protest, not as a symbol, or anything like that, but merely as a novel experience - that since I had disregarded all laws of humanity, I might as well disregard the rules of traffic. So I crossed to the left side of the highway and checked the feeling, and the feeling was good. It was a pleasant diaphragmal melting, with elements of diffused tactility, all this enhanced by the thought that nothing could be nearer to the elimination of basic physical laws than deliberately driving on the wrong site of the road."
~ Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
"It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend."
~ William Blake
Kill that boredom!
Binder Paper Comics
Web Comics and Such
A Distant Soil (Some nudity)
The Adventures of Gyno-Star (Some explicit stuff)
Blue Milk Special
Cigarro & Cerveja
Cyanide and Happiness
dead winter (has some explicit stuff)
Devilbear: The Grimoires of Bearalzebub (PG-13?)
Eat That Toast!
The Fancy Adventures of Jack Cannon
For Lack of a Better Comic
Girls with Slingshots (some explicit stuff...?)
The Intrepid Girlbot
The Last Halloween
Last Train to Old Town
The League of Evil Genius
Legend of Bill
Living With Insanity (some nudity)
Love Me Nice
Married to the Sea
The Moon Prince
Moth (Some nudity)
The Non-Adventures of Wonderella
Political Cartoonists Index
Poorly Drawn Lines
The Property of Hate
Robbie and Bobby
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Scenes from a Multiverse
The Secret Knots
Stand Still. Stay Silent
Strong Female Protagonist
The Super Fogeys
Tales of Pylea
Three Word Phrase (some nudity)
Tiny Kitten Teeth
Toothpaste for Dinner
Trying Human (Some nudity)
Two Guys and Guy
Yellow Peril (PG-13)
Infrequently/No Longer Updating Web Comics
The Abominable Charles Christopher
The Adventures of Dr. McNinja
The Adventures of Ellie Connelly
Bag of Toast
Bear in Mind
The Book of Biff
Chain Bear (Some explicit stuff)
Daisy is Dead
Ectopiary (Some nudity)
Edmund Finney's Quest to Find the Meaning of Life
A Fine Example
Finn and Charlie are HITCHED
Hark! A Vagrant
Head Doctor Productions
Hello with Cheese
Kyle & Atticus
Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space
Letters to a Wild Boar
Lovecraft is Missing
Meat and Plastic
The Nerds of Paradise
No Reason Comics
One Swoop Fell
Pictures for Sad Children
A Redtail's Dream
Roy's Boys (PG 13?)
Run Freak Run
The Super Gay Adventures of Ross Boston
YU + ME
Pure Flash Awesomeness
Die Anstalt : Toy Psychiatry
Clients from Hell
Creatures in My Head
Damn You Auto Correct!
Jhonen Vasquez's site
Overheard in New York
Passive Aggressive Notes
A few contemplations about living situations
Monday, March 28, 2011
If/when I live in an apartment with roommates... I think I will clean much more than I do at home. I didn't clean my dorm room at St. John's much, but I didn't have the supplies for it, plus we only had a bedroom and a disgusting filthy bathroom with weird surfaces.
Or at least, I'll probably clean the kitchen a lot. I'm not that good at cleaning bathrooms. (Something to work on...)
I went to Angie's not-really-a-party "gathering"... yesterday. It was pretty fun... Jasper came along, and we frosted the cake I brought with Nutella frosting.
The "gathering" started out with some asian people, but then they left, so we were alone with Angie and her roommates for a few hours. We mostly sat around and talked, and then helped critique her roommate's design for a contest.
At around 8:30 three of her other friends came, and we played some sort of drinking game... I didn't want alcohol, so I just drank orange juice. I still enjoyed it though, for the most part. (Even though all the truth or dare things were dirty... wtf?) The game lasted for HOURS. One of Angie's friends is like, super serious about truth or dare. No joke. I didn't want to do one of the dares, so I protested when I saw it, but he pulled me aside and sort of... tried to find a way for me to do it. No substitutions allowed, apparently. X|
I couldn't tell if he was joking or if he just takes games that seriously. :S
Anyway, Angie eventually left to be picked up by a guy so they could go make out (or something...), so Jasper and I were kind of left there until my mom came to pick us up. The "gathering" had generated a bit of a mess, and I didn't feel right just leaving it out like that, so I suggested we help clean it up...
We put the dishes in the sink, which, honestly, I don't think was enough, but my mom arrived before I could do much else. Angie had planned on just leaving everything out... She lives with three other people though, so I thought it would be inconsiderate to let the mess stay. I dunno, maybe her roommates are cool with that... y'never know really.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
We went to a Japanese grocery store after I dropped off my paper on Thursday.
Since I hadn't really eaten much/anything beforehand, I was pretty hungry, so I picked out some interesting looking things...
everyone says GOOD GOOD EAT
This actually tastes pretty good for the five seconds the flavor lasts. I have no idea what it's supposed to taste like though, since I can't read the packaging except for the "Watering Kiss Mint" part.
I was finishing up the frozen berry medley bag and found this giant blackberry. It might not look huge, but trust me when I say it was.
(Aw, look at me, taking pictures of mundane things. Just like ol' times!)
And here are my budgies. I was trying to get them to spend some time outside the cage for once, but Romeo doesn't like being... not confined... I guess.
Next week is my spring break! And then after that... new classes. :|
Cupcakes, dresses and Trojan ponies [DP]
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
A different cookie
Monday, March 21, 2011
Somewhere in an alternate universe, another me has a different cookie, and the way it crumbles is not disappointing.
Or maybe my excitability is just on the fritz.
It doesn't quite feel like it was anticlimactic. In fact, I would say it went quite swimmingly, considering the situation.
What the hell am I talking about, you ask?
I TALKED TO DC. Yes folks, for the second time in... four/five years, I talked to him. And you know what? He was cool with it. I said it was probably weird for him, and he said it must be weirder for me, since I was the one admitting I liked him back in high school.
He was a pretty normal dude. We talked while he waited for the bus, and the conversation wasn't awkward or embarrassing.
It was comfortably casual, but wildly disappointing. I didn't feel attracted to him at all.
I feel like I should be WTFing out the wazoo right now, but maybe I'm just too tired to react.
"You ruined everything, in the nicest way"
Lines I wish I could reasonably write in
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Better to be safe than sorry where grading is concerned.
Sometimes though, I wish I could add in little things like this:
"America has been influenced by many cultures; some are very subtle and barely noticeable, while others smack us in the face and tell us to go back to the kitchen to make them a sandwich."
Just so I don't forget this one
Saturday, March 19, 2011
I had a dream last night that I was dating or married to a guy. I don't remember what he looked like, really, but we could transform into animals. Actually, there were several people who could, and one of them was this rather malicious guy who was bitter over his short stature. (He was 5' 4)
My significant other had, at some point in the past, gained the ability to turn into an invincible turtle. Or perhaps it was a tortoise. In any case, that form was invulnerable, while his human one was not. The short guy could turn into a purple alligator (which was very short as well, probably about two and a half feet long?).
In the beginning of the dream, I screamed as I watched the little purple alligator beat my boyfriend or husband to a bloody pulp in his human form. After that... well I don't know if it was a flashback, but my SO was not injured.
We were at an airport with some other members of our... team? There was an old guy who looked a little like Rodney Dangerfield, and a couple little girls, as well as some other unmemorable people. The short guy was not there yet, but when he appeared, we had to run.
My SO and I quickly climbed up the ladder on the side of a white building and hid on the roof, but he tracked us down and began to ascend the ladder in his alligator form. He was going to try to hurt me, since it would affect my SO, so my SO turned into a turtle/tortoise and I flung him down at the purple alligator climbing up. It knocked him down to the ground, but he began to come up again, so my SO somehow climbed the ladder faster than him and let go, pushing him down again. This repeated a couple of times, but unfortunately, turtles/tortoises aren't very fast, so it wasn't going to work forever. I think he reached the top and was going to try to kill me, but then the scene shifted.
I was at my house, and my family was going to KFC for dinner. They asked if I wanted them to pick me anything up, so I looked at the menu to see what was available. At first I was just going to go with potato wedges, but then I noticed that they had a special new item called the "Italian Combo", which was supposed to be healthier than their other fare. It was comprised of several stick-shaped foods, the only one of which I remember was rectangular pizza cut into strips. They advertised it as being 90 calories. I told them to get me that, but after they left, I couldn't stop thinking about potato wedges, so I decided to go to KFC to tell them to change my order.
When I got there, the purple alligator was in line. It was kind of dark, inside and out, but I could see him very clearly. I guess he just wanted food though, because he didn't try to attack me.
For having a connecting theme throughout, this was sure a long dream...
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Sometimes people say things that they mean to be reassuring, but really they just come off as offensive and inconsiderate.
How often are we friends with people merely because we get along with them? Or is that significant, rather than trivial?
Friday, March 18, 2011
There's a play going on at my high school tonight. I watched the first half of it, but did not at all feel like seeing the rest, so my dad gave me his house key and I walked home.
About halfway back, a white car drove by me, and some (presumably high school) boys yelled out "SKANK! HO! SLUT!" I just kept walking (kind of fast, because I was cold), so they stopped the car by the curb on the opposite side of the street and opened and slammed the doors. I'm assuming it was meant to scare me or something... Not sure what exactly they were going for. Was I supposed to think they were going to come after me?
In any case, they drove ahead of me, and were a ways down the street when I got to the crosswalk at the intersection. After crossing, I saw that they had turned around, and were making a right turn at the corner where I was walking.
I looked at them, and one of the boys thought it would be appropriate to scream "AAAAOOOOO!"
The whole time, I had to force myself not to laugh. Cars make people feel anonymous and powerful in relation to pedestrians and cyclists. Kind of like... the internet, actually. I wouldn't be surprised if those guys also enjoyed trolling.
In other news, I got a dress today! And it's not black! Perhaps I will post a picture later. Kind of tired right now. Also, I think Angie butt-dialed me about half an hour ago. My phone rang, and I picked up and said hello, but all I heard was "you can order anything you want..." and "I thought it was a four course meal?"
I wasn't sure if she was just preoccupied but had called me on purpose, so I said "hello?" a few more times before hanging up.
That's my two amusing events of the day!
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