you rare girl

I don't like loud noises and people making a fuss.

"I sometimes worry that serious music can only be served by serious talk, or worse, that people who like serious music can only have serious reasons for doing so. The truth is that you will probably meet just as many shallow people at a National show as you will at a Miley Cyrus show, the difference being that people at the National show are more likely to think they’re important, while people at a Miley Cyrus show are more likely to think they’re having fun."

THIS. I am so guilty of this at times, when I feel people don’t appreciate the literary qualities of certain music. But can we please stop thinking that people’s musical taste determines their worth or depth? And we all have that one friend from college, a lethal combination of grad school, money, and too many hipster music festivals, who think they’re the king/queen of everything, but are secretly pretty damn shallow.

Mike Powell talks about what we mean when we talk about pop music with his Pitch piece "It’s Not What You Like But How You Like It”. (via pitchfork)

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mysharona1987:

Margaery was only married to Joffrey for like an hour, and it was STILL way too long for her.

mysharona1987:

Margaery was only married to Joffrey for like an hour, and it was STILL way too long for her.

(via c-starlings)

deplaisant:

dangerhamster:

the fact that people are like “Coca Cola supports racial equality, I’m not going to be drinking Coca Cola anymore” and “Google supports gay rights I’m not going to use them anymore” like what next “the Earth provides Oxygen to ethnic minorities I’m going to stop breathing in protest”

Hopefully

(via onehundreddollars)

Distract me from my misery.

  • I haven't done one of these since like 2007 on Facebook.
  • I was bored. I probably didn't even do it right, because I don't know tumblr. Maybe I was supposed to delete the questions? Whatever.
  • 1: 6 of the songs you listen to most?
  • The Once and Future Carpenter, Engine Driver, Wagon Wheel, Pompeii, anything by Regina Spektor, Down in the River to Pray (Alison Krauss just has the best voice).
  • 2: If you could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be?
  • J.K. Rowling
  • 3: Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, give me line 17.
  • "followed her plump shoulders back through the crowd."
  • 4: What do you think about most?
  • Status and meaning, and how I feel.
  • 5: What does your latest text message from someone else say?
  • Sure hope u are feeling a lot better.
  • 6: Do you sleep with or without clothes on?
  • with/without.
  • 7: What's your strangest talent?
  • ...noticing other people when they don't notice me.
  • 8: Girls...
  • 9: Ever had a poem or song written about you?
  • Both. a guy in college wrote a poem about me in Creative Writing class and I was smitten for two months. My husband has written a couple of songs about me.
  • 10: When is the last time you played the air guitar?
  • Never.
  • 11: Do you have any strange phobias?
  • Bad weather and death by fire or West Nile virus.
  • 12: Ever stuck a foreign object up your nose?
  • No.
  • 13: What's your religion?
  • Agnostic/Skeptic/Universalist
  • 14: If you are outside, what are you most likely doing?
  • Walking my dog or contemplating my novel, usually simultaneously.
  • 15: Do you prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it?
  • Neither?
  • 16: Favorite band?
  • The Decemberists. But God I love Old Crow Medicine Show, Of Monsters & Men, and Florence and the Machine.
  • 17: What was the last lie you told?
  • Probably a white lie to my students, like "no I don't have change for a twenty." (They think I'm an ATM.)
  • 18: Do you believe in karma?
  • Sort of.
  • 19: What does your URL mean?
  • It's from the poem Dover Beach. My husband read that poem, and a poem he had written that was inspired by it, at a poetry reading in college before I ever fell in love with him, and it made a lasting impression on me.
  • 20: What is your greatest weakness; your greatest strength?
  • Ugh.
  • 21: Who is your celebrity crush?
  • Jon Hamm, Michael Fassbender, Tatiana Maslany, Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Charlie Hunnam and Benedict Cumberbatch. I could keep going.
  • 22: Have you ever gone skinny dipping?
  • Yes.
  • 23: How do you vent your anger?
  • Twitter or to my husband.
  • 24: Do you have a collection of anything?
  • Bookmarks.
  • 25: Do you prefer talking on the phone or video chatting online?
  • Texting.
  • 26: Are you happy with the person you've become?
  • Is anyone? Becoming a person is an ever-present state of being.
  • 27: What's a sound you hate; sound you love?
  • Hate: Fingernails on a chalkboard. Love: Violin; babies laughing.
  • 28: What's your biggest "what if"?
  • What if I never own a house? What if I never get to go back to Europe? What if I never become a mother?
  • 29: Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens?
  • I've never seen evidence for either, but ghosts certainly live in the subconscious mind, the memory, and emotions. I think life elsewhere is possible.
  • 30: Stick your right arm out; what do you touch first? Do the same with your left arm.
  • My dog, my husband.
  • 31: Smell the air. What do you smell?
  • Air freshener.
  • 32: What's the worst place you have ever been to?
  • An ATF camp outside Dallas, Texas. I was 13 and they made us do push-ups if we were late for breakfast. I was sunburnt the whole week. There was Kool-Aid and stale bread. Etc.
  • 33: Choose: East Coast or West Coast?
  • West: Never been.
  • 34: Most attractive singer of your opposite gender?
  • ..?
  • 35: To you, what is the meaning of life?
  • 42
  • 36: Define Art.
  • This is getting tedious.
  • 37: Do you believe in luck?
  • 38: What's the weather like right now?
  • Cloudy/windy.
  • 39: What time is it?
  • 6: 47.
  • 40: Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed?
  • Yes and yes.
  • 41: What was the last book you read?
  • Doctor Sleep.
  • 42: Do you like the smell of gasoline?
  • No.
  • 43: Do you have any nicknames?
  • Lollipop and Laurel. I know, the first one sounds like a stripper name, but my grandma has called me that since I was a baby.
  • 44: What was the last film you saw?
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • 45: What's the worst injury you've ever had?
  • Lower back injury. Broken nose.
  • 46: Have you ever caught a butterfly?
  • Yes
  • 47: Do you have any obsessions right now?
  • Tattoos? SUmmer break?
  • 48: What's your sexual orientation?
  • Biiii-curious? I've kissed a girl and I liked it but I'm married to a dude, so...
  • 49: Ever had a rumour spread about you?
  • Of course. It's become increasingly obvious this questionnaire is for teenagers but I asked for this.
  • 50: Do you believe in magic?
  • IN a young girl's heart...
  • 51: Do you tend to hold grudges against people who have done you wrong?
  • A thousand times yes.
  • 52: What is your astrological sign?
  • Virgo.
  • 53: Do you save money or spend it?
  • Both?
  • 54: What's the last thing you purchased?
  • Fries. : (
  • 55: Love or lust?
  • Yes.
  • 56: In a relationship?
  • Yes.
  • 57: How many relationships have you had?
  • Two if you count grown up, three if you count junior high. I'm an anomaly.
  • 58: Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
  • No.
  • 59: Where were you yesterday?
  • Work, work, always work.
  • 60: Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
  • My vintage mad men chair.
  • 61: Are you wearing socks right now?
  • No, I hate socks.
  • 62: What's your favourite animal?
  • All of them except the deadly ones.
  • 63: What is your secret weapon to get someone to like you?
  • My razor sharp wit and dat ass.
  • 64: Where is your best friend?
  • Ummm..
  • 65: Give me your top 5 favourite blogs on Tumblr.
  • Lazy.
  • 66: What is your heritage?
  • Scotch-Irish, English, Dutch, Cherokee, and my great-great grandmother on my mom's side was Jewish. (Don't judge me tumblr, I'm 1/8 Cherokee, and she was not a princess, back the hell up.)
  • 67: What were you doing last night at 12AM?
  • Sleeping.
  • 68: What do you think is Satan's last name?
  • ??
  • 69: Be honest. Ever gotten yourself off?
  • Oh my god this is stupid. DUH.
  • 70: Are you the kind of friend you would want to have as a friend?
  • I'm emotional, stand-offish and I take everything personally. So maybe not.
  • 71: You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time you get fired. What do you do?
  • Save the dog because my boss would understand, and I'm never late for work..
  • 72: You are at the doctor’s office and she has just informed you that you have approximately one month to live. a) Do you tell anyone/everyone you are going to die? b) What do you do with your remaining days? c) Would you be afraid?
  • No, travel and read, yes.
  • 73: You can only have one of these things; trust or love.
  • Love.
  • 74: What's a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?
  • My Girl. I used to dance to it with my dad.
  • 75: What are the last four digits in your cell phone number?
  • ppffbbttt
  • 76: In your opinion, what makes a great relationship?
  • Communication and liking each other a lot, and stuff in common. Not being a shitty person helps, too.
  • 78: Can insanity bring on more creativity?
  • Yes.
  • 79: What is the single best decision you have made in your life so far?
  • Pandora.
  • 80: What size shoes do you wear?
  • 7 1/2. My feet are absurdly large for someone my height.
  • 81: What would you want to be written on your tombstone?
  • I'm not in the habit of writing epitaphs.
  • 82: What is your favourite word?
  • murmur. cellar. ululation. panoply.
  • 83: Give me the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word; heart.
  • beat
  • 84: What is a saying you say a lot?
  • Blood is thicker than water. Don't tempt me, Frodo.
  • 85: What's the last song you listened to?
  • Harrisburg, by Josh Ritter.
  • 86: Basic question; what's your favourite colour/colours?
  • Blue/Green/Grey
  • 87: What is your current desktop picture?
  • a whale under a boat
  • 88: If you could press a button and make anyone in the world instantaneously explode, who would it be?
  • It's not my place to do such a thing.
  • 89: What would be a question you'd be afraid to tell the truth on?
  • Do you ever think about divorce in the distant future? (I'm happily married but this question is terrifying in marriage.)
  • 90: One night you wake up because you heard a noise. You turn on the light to find that you are surrounded by MUMMIES. The mummies aren't really doing anything, they're just standing around your bed. What do you do?
  • Go back to sleep.
  • 91: You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what's even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What is that power?
  • I can fly like Superman and I have a breathtaking voice like the Little Mermaid.
  • 92: You can re-live any point of time in your life. The time-span can only be a half-hour, though. What half-hour of your past would you like to experience again?
  • Probably something with my mom, or nothing, or my wedding night (yeahhhh).
  • 93: You can erase any horrible experience from your past. What will it be?
  • Embarrassing shit from my teens.
  • 94: You have the opportunity to sleep with the music-celebrity of your choice. Who would it be?
  • Jon Hammmmmm. My husband would be all in. Threesome!
  • 95: You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go?
  • New Zealand or Ireland.
  • 96: Do you have any relatives in jail?
  • Nay.
  • 97: Have you ever thrown up in the car?
  • Yes, when I was six.
  • 98: Ever been on a plane?
  • Yes.
  • 99: If the whole world were listening to you right now, what would you say?
  • It's too late to save the earth, thanks to you fools.