Saturday, May 24, 2014

Relay for Life, Long Beach

I got roped into joining my friend's Relay for Life team last minute. Well, maybe not so much "roped in" as realizing that I've been sedentary all semester and should start getting back into shape.

Relay for Life is a fundraising event that benefits The American Cancer Society. If you would like to donate, or you know someone who would like to donate, you can do so through my personal page. Every penny goes directly to The American Cancer Society. These funds go towards everything from helping people who can't afford treatment to providing rides to and from doctor's offices. Please click on the link below if you would like to learn more about Relay for Life and/or donate to the American Cancer Society.

Monday, May 12, 2014


My seminar paper in two sentences or less:

Here's some shit I dug up on D.H. Lawrence. About one third of it is relevant to my thesis.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Getting real tired of your shit, James Joyce.

"To work out what Ulysses 'means' is, Joyce took care to ensure, an impossible and, more importantly, an irrelevant task"

                                                    -- Katherine Mullin,
                                 "James Joyce and the Languages of Modernism"

Seriously, Joyce. Real fuckin' tired.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Best thesis summary ever.

He’s not the messiah, he’s a very naughty boy.

Nordic Mythology, UCL.
Why Baldr isn’t the Pagan Jesus.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

This video gives me such joy

So much joy that it still has the power to make me feel better even after doing a miserable job on an in-class essay.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Yo Mama fight!

I'm just posting this here because some of these comebacks are too hilarious to forget.

...apologies to anyone who hasn't read Harry Potter.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Guess who dropped in for a visit?

This guy (or girl) swooped into a tree just as I was walking past! He (or she) sat there for a couple minutes, being perfectly chill while I stared and took pictures.

My friend Melissa happened to walk by just then, and I waved her over excitedly to get a look at this guy. She sent a photo to her mom, who runs a raptor rescue, and was able to identify it as a juvenile red-shouldered hawk.

He perched for a bit and then decided to glide off to another nearby tree. Unfortunately, Melissa and I had to go to class right about then, but it was a really neat visit!

It's a good thing Timmy decided to stay home today...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Lol, my thesis

This is the best tumblr ever. Like, ever. Seriously. It's basically a bunch of grad students summarizing their theses in a couple sentences.

Some highlights:

I have a lot of feelings about female saints’ lives and feminism. Also dragons.

History, University of Virginia

Oooh, pretty manuscript.

Medieval History and Literature, Harvard College

I make shit up. Maybe it will get published. Maybe I will be poor. Maybe both.

Creative Writing, Harvard

Turns out everyone in the 19th century was a perv. At least the Greeks were honest about it…

Art History, Williams College

When Joyce writes about sex everyone is uncomfortable. Everyone ever.

Literary Studies, Beloit College

Killing millions of microscopic worms is kinda fun

Biology, Pomona College

If I apply enough literary theory, I figure I will eventually trick you into thinking I’m intelligent.

English, Trinity College Dublin

Sometimes, your narrator lies to you, and you’re like, “lol wut,” and other times you’re like, “k cool,” or “omg.”

English, Harvard

I mixed shit together and magic happened.

Chemical Engineering, Princeton University

When medieval people wrote about birds, what they were actually writing about was sex. Even monks. Especially monks.

Literature, Ohio University

Monkeys like to pick things up and put them down (especially when there’s food involved).

Biology, Georgetown

No one knows what critical thinking is, but here are some methods for teaching it.

Masters in Teaching, Northwest University

We found out that fish that look different are different species

Marine Biology, Boston University

I killed a bunch of zebrafish embryos and shot lasers at them to figure out where a protein was. It’s everywhere.

Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Despite Chaucer’s reliance on centuries of misogynistic literature for character construction, he uses the abuses of logic utilized by those same sources to create an unstereotype-able female character in The Merchant’s Tale; also there are lots of weird sex and poop jokes in medieval French poems.

English Literature, California State University, Long Beach