Does anyone know what “psycho-surfer-rockabilly-garage-punk” would sound like? Additionally, do we think we should perhaps put a limit on how many genres you can string together with hyphens to describe your band’s musical style? Maybe, maybe?
You have not truly lived until you have driven around Durham in a pale yellow VW Bug, with the top down, blasting Soulja Boy. This is particularly enhanced if you are en route to rent He’s Just Not That Into You so you can watch it with friends while drinking fresh peach bellinis.
Truly, I know I have said it before but I’m just gonna go ahead and say it again: best. summer. ever.
While working on our big happy new project, I was looking through some of Danielle’s pictures from freshman year and found a picture of me in a dress. I bought this dress in high school sometime and still had it freshman year when there was some lost-to-memory event whcih it seemed appropriate for (Danielle and Manda are dressed up too?).
I have absolutely no idea what happened to this dress. I’m pretty sure it’s not at home, it’s certainly not at school (it was a cute dress, I would think about wearing it), I don’t remember giving it away.
I’m too young to be losing my mind. But I have no idea what happened to this dress, from three years ago.
Too much moving people! You lose dresses and leave all of your bottoms in a drawer on Central!
I was just emotionally VIOLATED by the movie version of My Sister’s Keeper. Despite the fact that I was fully aware of every move it made to play my poor vulnerable heart strings, it still managed to abuse every single one. There were tears, sniffles and sobs. It was not pretty at all.
So now we are recovering with sweatpants, cookies and How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days whose main emotional abuse stems from every instance of Matthew McConnahey putting his shirt back on, rather than taking it off like he should be.
You know how when they send you those surveys on the net about housing, dining, your feelings, etc they always promise you prizes? And you actually just take the survey to waste time and vaguely wonder who ever wins those things?
Well, if you took the Duke Social Relationship Survey this spring, the person who got a prize is me and the prize was movie tickets. Now I can go see one of those fifty movies I posted about the other day for free.
“If there are any small Russian children in the audience, you might want to cover their ears. If they aren’t Russian then this song will have no adverse effects.”—The Alanis Morrisette/Jewel soundalike in the Gardens.
“I always knew you in your mother’s arms. I have called you son. I’ve made amends between father and son… or if you haven’t one, rest in my arms, sleep in my bed. There’s a design to what I did and said.”
That’s it, I’m playing this song at my wedding. Now it’s time to find a woman willing to marry me.
Sometimes I just go drive around in the countryside north of town and play this song.
(Yes I know, it’s very emo of me, but I also find it relaxing. STOP JUDGING MY WANNABE INDIENESS.)
The last part is just a minute of absolute gorgeousness.
Spotted in the Waiting Area of JetBlue Flight 1109 from JFK to Raleigh-Durham.
10:13 PM. Family of four with wife in white polka-dotted sundress and pink cardigan, large straw sunhat in hand. Husband in full blue seer sucker suit, bright red and yellow tie, and a STRAW BOATING HAT.
I LOVE THE SOUTH… though at times I do not understand it.
The list of most queried NYT online words is like etymological porn. Also a nice look at some of the trendier smarty pants words floating around. To be reviewed the next time I have a paper to write.
The real question of the day:
"Remember, too, that striking and very specific words can become wan and devalued through overuse. Consider apotheosis, which we’ve somehow managed to use 18 times so far this year. It literally means “deification, transformation into a divinity.” An extended meaning is “a glorified ideal.” But in some of our uses it seems to suggest little more than “a pretty good example.” Most recently, we’ve said critics view the Clinton health-care plan as “the apotheosis of liberal, out-of-control bureaucracy-building,” and we’ve described cut-off shorts as “that apotheosis of laissez-faire wear.”
So what do we say if someone really is transformed into a god?”