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mottos I've adopted.

  • there is no such thing as ordinary
  • be ugly
  • "All I want now is to look at life. You may come and look at it with me, if you care to." —Oscar Wilde
  • "勇敢才能快樂"
  • be-sweater all the things
  • remember we are all human
  • do things that make you happy
  • just say no to shit
  • be-freckle all the things
  • "A cyborg world might be about lived social and bodily realities in which people are not afraid of their joint kinship with animals and machines, not afraid of permanently partial identities and contradictory standpoints." —Donna Haraway, "The Cyborg Manifesto"
  • "If we believe that humanity may transcend tooth & claw, if we believe divers races & creeds can share this wor..._believe_ leaders must be just, violence muzzled, ..._Cloud Atlas_
aug 16 2010 ∞
jan 28 2019 +
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  • the miracle of zoloft
  • french toast with berries
  • friends
  • running water
  • barley
  • sheep
  • soft and sweet animals
  • febreze
  • gingerbread
  • spiced apple cider
  • the phenomenon of naps
  • frozen desserts
  • Peet's Coffee & Tea
  • cute dialects
  • warm animals
dec 2 2012 ∞
jan 11 2018 +
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  • almost everything can sound like a metaphor if you think about it a certain way.
  • even in the "real world," most people are full of shit.
  • not everyone is as impressionable as me.
  • things are rarely as big a deal as people make them out to be.
  • we are all only human.
  • feelings are complex and not meant to be expressed in words.
  • the strong will be strong; the weak will be weak.
  • there are bullies in every walk of life.
  • if life is a bitch, there are probably too many bitches in your life.
  • every bird is precious.
mar 14 2010 ∞
jul 3 2016 +
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Because I have way too many lists for the few folders on here, and because I categorize things compulsively, I have ordered everything (save, of course, private lists) into categories here. The lists on this page are those that either are very important to me or that I cam updating a lot lately, and everything else is in the ongoing or archive folders, but they are all linked from this masterpost.

about me

jan 11 2010 ∞
jun 8 2019 +
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aka: chapters of my life

  • a noise like silence
  • we are small
  • somehow happiness
  • the first time she knew the word 'plaintive'
  • let's be beautiful together
  • the world is a cold dark wood
  • scare tactics
  • what is 'different'
  • as if she knew the meaning of fear
  • dilemmas of the can-never-grow-up girls
  • small changes
  • i must have been asleep for days
  • qualifications
  • sometimes i still
  • what can i do
  • i can do it after all
  • the reluctant optimist
  • keyboard malfunction
  • realistic expectations
may 17 2011 ∞
apr 29 2019 +
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  • pumpkin pecan cinnamon swirl
  • orange-lime zest
  • lemon ginger
  • apricot with hint of cherry
  • honey apple walnut crisp
  • spiked iced tea
  • mint chip tangerine
  • apple pear gelato with hints of cinnamon and clove
  • rocky road with a coconut twist
  • ginger chocolate cherry
  • hibiscus plum sorbet
  • raspberry-filled chocolate mint
  • mojitea sorbet
  • unicorn latke
  • orange mango iced tea (the helado)
  • chili pepper kiwi
jun 6 2011 ∞
sep 17 2016 +
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phrases I relate to deeply:

  • generous skeptic
    • "The generous skeptic has insight into your field, your strengths and weaknesses. She wants you to succeed, but maybe, just maybe, sees something you don't. When the generous skeptic speaks up, she's taking a risk. If you respond to her generosity by arguing, by shutting down, by avoiding eye contact or becoming defensive, you've blown it. You've taken a gift and wasted it, and disrespected the gift giver at the same time." ©

things people have said about me:

  • reluctant optimist
  • "a lot of light and passion"
  • "not quiet"
    • (upon hearing that I was cripplingly shy ...
nov 22 2013 ∞
mar 25 2018 +
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  • glitter graffiti
  • make origami garlands and hang them on someone's house
  • put cryptic message post-its on someone's door
  • put a random greeting card in someone's mailbox
  • make someone Cheer Up pancakes
  • weigh 110 pounds or less
  • write a secret on the crease of someone's hand
  • knit graffiti a pillar/fence/trashcan
  • have children
  • have a cat named Sunday
  • make a quilt
  • knit a sweater that I will like/wear
  • knit a sweater a month for a year
  • study korean to a conversational level
  • finish reading one whole book in Japanese
  • read 50 books (or 10,000 pages) in a year...
nov 18 2009 ∞
jan 11 2018 +