“It is all an illusion (which is nothing against it, for illusions are the most valuable and necessary of all things, and she who can create one is among the world’s greatest benefactors), but as is is notorious that illusions are shattered by conflict with reality, so no real happiness, no real win, no real profundity are tolerated where the illusion prevails.”—Orlando, Virginia Woolf, 1928
closing the largest study area at 10 during finals? ugh. the only study areas still open are all packed and have weirdly limited space because all the desks already have computers on them. i walked back and forth 3 times looking for a seat before i gave up and sat on the floor in the hallway, now i’m just watching other people wander back and forth. can’t wait until everyone gives up and goes home for the night. i’m in it for the long haul, final at 8am, staying here until then.
i just wish the floor wasn’t so hard, my ass is not comfy at all
i wish i had a little robot whose only job was to deliver me my food cravings as soon as i get them so i don’t have to leave whatever i’m doing to find it/live without that food suffering from intense cravings.
foodbot! bring me pineapple fried rice to the library asap!
“i love big bags because all my eyeglasses are so big, and it’s very hard to get any bag that fits them. and i always have to carry a lot of stuff. i’m always dragging. when you’re a bag lady, you’re a bag lady.”—iris apfel (via sarazucker)
i came to the school library to force myself into finishing my final papers because when i try and do it at home i just crawl into bed and fall asleep for the next 12 hours. my plan was to stay in the library until i got my shit done and i came fully prepared to do so.
but then, as always seems to happen during finals, the shit hit the fan and the power went out across campus. its’ been about 20 minutes now, there are emergency lights on, the internet still works (but not the school website?), they’re working on the power and i still have juice in my computer. so do i stay and hope the power comes back on or do i go home and risk getting nothing done at all (very likely)? or just hang out until my computer dies and if it’s not fixed by then go home?
“So if you – the oppressed – hurt someone’s feelings, you’re just like the oppressor, right? Wrong. Oppression is not about hurt feelings. It is about the rights and opportunities that are not afforded to you because you belong to a certain group of people. When you use a racist slur you imply that non-whiteness is a bad thing, and thus publicly reinforce a system that denies POC the rights and opportunities of white people. Calling a white person a racist fuckhead doesn’t do any of that. Yes, it’s not very nice. And how effective it is as a tactic is definitely up for debate (that’s a whole other blog post). But it’s not oppression.”—» The Revolution Will Not Be Polite: The Issue of Nice versus Good Social Justice League (via pussy-envy)