Is Algebra Necessary? →
In the article “Is Algebra Necessary?”, Andrew Hacker tries to convince readers that educators should remove algebra from their graduation requirements, because it is impeding students from academic success. Shirley Bagwell, a longtime Tennessee teacher, warns that “to expect all students to master algebra will cause more students to drop out.” For those who stay in school, there are...
I don’t understand why people are so inconsiderate. I don’t understand why people mistake “different” for “inferior.” I don’t understand why people don’t want to acknowledge others as fellow human beings. I don’t understand why our Asian community makes us all elitist assholes who treat other people like shit. I don’t understand why we’re convinced that we are the best and brightest. I don’t...
clavicola: Standing in line to buy tickets to see Les Mis in London, a man in front of us, tall with a long brown coat, was asking for the cheapest tickets available. “It doesn’t matter if they’re the worst seats in the house. I don’t need to see anything. I just need to hear the music.” I know that feel. Ahhh so incredibly excited for 8/14. The American cast sounds phenomenal.
Rough day at work, but the kids are so God darn sweet. Some people need to learn how to read people better. Some need to learn to confront people while others need to be more passive aggressive. Everyone (including me) should be nicer. Learn to be more 轻快, 快乐, 乐观.
azulean: I don’t know what to do with this website any more. I want to record all of the mundane things I do, but then I also want this blog to represent all of the best things about me, to be a beautiful collective space for every good endeavor. It’s a shaky balance of both, and I say far too many nothings for me to like it at all.
lulz gais. I am going to purchase all three novels on the previous post with book selections. I just don’t know whether to get the paperback/hardcover/special edition. Help me choose between the different types! c:
A series of serious book choices: The Little Prince: Hardcover($10) or special edition pop up($22)? The Phantom Tollbooth: Paperback($7) or 50th anniversary hardcover ($14)? Les Miserables: Paperback($9) or hardcover ($21)? Choices, choices. I’m definitely bringing The Little Prince to college with me, and I’ll be accessing it quite often. I probably won’t be doing that much...
Julie Andrews & Christopher Plummer -...
Hanging opinions: Running shorts are so nice. They make me feel like I’m not wearing pants. They are rivaling the comfort of pajamas and fuzzy socks. Free tickets for Batman. Thanks in the form of $5. It feels good to do good. Joseph Gordon-Levitt looked so good in The Dark Knight Rises. I actually made whale noises whenever he appeared, and oh my God, marry me please. Anne Hathaway is...
If I were to be totally sincere, I would say that I do not know why I live and...– Emil Cioran, On the Heights of Despair (via flu-xa)
inallyourfantasies: For anyone interested, Ramin has added a second show in NYC, September 16th at 8pm at BB King’s. Awwwyiss motherhuggers. And I was just thinking that Thursday was a weird day to go out to NYC.
arpeggia: Me. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18770328 19/20bmi.
Loury, Rich serve on NAS imprisonment panel →
The article describes the intersection of ethnicity, medicine, and incarceration. Absolutely fascinating material. Just how high are the rates? The United States, with about 2.3 million people behind bars in 2011, had the world’s highest per capita rate — 752 inmates per 100,000 residents, according to Human Rights Watch. The racial disparities are startling. Among black men aged 30 to 34, the...
TGIT. I haven’t looked forward to the weekend like this since the end of the school year. Sushi lunch with Yifei & Eli. Pissy waitress though. I didn’t even realize Gokaku had so many customers. Chill work. I ended up talking to Yifei & David more than anything else. (Well. Maybe not Tetris.) Ranked up (twice!!) in Tetris. Set the date for The Dark Knight Rises. I’m...
I really hate it when autocorrect has to make things all intense and change my “lol” into “LOOL” and etc. I DON’T ACTUALLY THINK YOU’RE FUNNY ALRIGHT. AUTOCORRECT JUST HAD TO MAKE MY WORDS ALL MISLEADING AND ALL-CAPS. Ugh.
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Called in Sick
I’m not feeling particularly dapper today, but hopefully I can take advantage of my day off and: finish Sons of Providence eat my cinnamon & sugar pita chips from Trader Joe’s watch two movies finish my chem notes doc Busy day. On a side note: it was so windy yesterday!!
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Picture Hour! Please!
A- A picture of yourself that you really like.
B- A picture of you and your bestfriends.
C- A picture of you and your siblings.
D- A picture where you're pretending to be happy.
E- A picture taken at school.
F- A picture of your role model.
G- A picture of your prized posesstion.
H- A picture of a time you wish you could go back to.
I- A picture of the person you are the closest with
J- A picture taken in the winter.
K- A picture taken with your school friends.
L- Your favorite picture.
M- A picture of the happiest day of your life
N- A picture with people you hangout with a lot
O- A picture with someone deceased
P- A picture with cousins
Q- A picture with someone who won't judge you no matter what.
R- A picture where you're genuinely really happy.
S- A picture at a party.
T- A picture of you in a dress/tie.
U- A picture of you doing something you love.
V- A picture of a group of old friends.
W- A picture of you and your longest friend.
X- A picture of you in a different state of mind.
Y- Any picture you want
Z- A Tumblr picture of you
A Tuesday kind of love is this: commuting to work knowing that someone cares...– I Want a Tuesday Kind of Love (via creatingaquietmind)
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ask me some questions about everyone's favorite...
1: how did you discover the brick?
2: how long ago did you read your first brick?
3: which translations/editions have you read?
4: how many copies of the novel do you own?
5: three favorite characters
6: three least favorite characters
7: favorite character who didn't make it into the musical
8: one character you would bring back to life
9: most badass character
10: favorite canon brick pairing
11: favorite brick crackship
12: three brick otps
13: three brick notps
14: a random headcanon from the brick
15: favorite scene
16: least favorite scene
17: a scene you wish they included in the musical
18: a favorite quote
19: funniest moment
20: hugo's puns: hot or not?
21: favorite historical tangent
22: most boring historical tangent
23: the first scene you cried over
24: saddest scene
25: which do you prefer: the novel, the musical, or another adaptation?
26: have you ever tried reading the novel in its original french?
27: other works by victor hugo that you've read?
jtotheizzoe: chels: Listen to the Higgs Boson ...
It feels surprisingly nice to wake up 6:30 and run and cook. Even sitting down to do chem felt nice once I got into my zone. Lalala reading and then sleeping and then waking up with the sun again.
I just “tried on” a bunch of hairstyles online, and God, some of these look ridiculous on me. Maybe I’m just not a pixie cut person. QQ However, I’m starting to really like some of these wavy bobs. * O *
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists...– Albert Camus (via pavorst)
azulean: this is upsetting; often i misuse semicolons but I like how they look, you know? and i may yell bloody murder and mumble nonsense when i’m woken up but perhaps it could be endearing, one of those little foibles everyone passes over in the name of good humour? and maybe i’m a godforsaken lunatic, but please, could you adore me still?
wellalright: whenever you see a centaur they always have abs. how does a centaur get abs? how do you do ab workouts when half your body is a fucking horse?
Brown physicists help find the Higgs boson | Brown... →
Das rite. Good day for science. Happy Independence day too!
Vegas: Part 2
Compilation of thoughts from the brief notes I made to myself in Notes from Saturday (6/30) and Sunday (7/1). Thoughts: The Strip: All the hotels on the Strip are so glitzy. Nothing feels real. It’s as if the entire city is a mirage and I don’t know whether to be disgusted by the illusion or be awed by how humans can construct a masterpiece out of a seemingly useless desert. Whose idea was it to...
How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world...– Alexander Pope, “Eloisa to Abelard” English poet & satirist (1688 - 1744)