I have had a weird day. I was waiting for the train, and I saw my old professor Clay Shirky come up to wait next to me. He’s quite well-known in the journalism world and has a huuuuge twitter following and has done a few technological-ideal TED talks so he’s overall super impressive.
You know how you’re supposed to talk to influential professors in lecture so that they remember you and have the ability to say nice things about you to other people who may come to be your future bosses? I never did that because I feel like that’s a very transparent example of kissing ass - but since I decided I’m not majoring in journalism anymore I was like ok w/e I’ll introduce myself and tell him I enjoyed his class because i really really did.
Guess what dudes? Clay Shirky is super nice. He referred me to this other person who likes what I like and went, “tell them Clay Shirky sent you.”
This day has been weird. I’m gonna eat some pie.
I just saw that long post about the cheetahs
My nickname is Cheetah and I, too, am too shy and nervous to breed
William Fitzsimmons covering Umbrella
William Fitzsimmons covering Heartless and my gross laugh
oh my god im screaming
even the president is prone to bad selfie angles
There is a unit in my psych book on a documented case of a terrified jock fading into nothingness
a girl in my class referred to this figure as “a story of a boy who peaked in high school”
I thought it was worth mentioning
i may have posted something about this before, but I love the Mindy Project so much, and not just for the narrative. I like the message that it sends. In high school, I was stuck in this idea that no non-Indian boy would ever like me because I’m an Indian girl with brown skin, and I got that messed up notion because I never really was exposed to the idea, be it in my high school or in the media. Indian girls didn’t seem to be the object of the average dude’s affection. It sucked.
I like that the Mindy Project normalizes the interracial relationship - not just through the relationship that Mindy has with other characters, but the minor characters as well. It may sound so so so stupid for me to say this, but it made me more confident in my right to like and to be liked by people of races different from my own.
this is a picture of me at the beach in 2012 and I laugh whenever I see it because it’s an accurate portrayal of how not a beach person I am
please don’t tell me I look exotic even if you mean it as a compliment because all it does is emphasize how different you think I am from you
do you ever daydream of dressing straight boys in better clothes
actually this but also with haircuts