There are lots of fat pigeons in Paris.

Pretty sure economy plus/economy comfort is exactly the same as normal economy used to be in the 90s.

I love this #MakeAMovieCanadian trend.

Here are mine:

  • Butch Cassidy and the Snowdance Kid - Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Canada when the law gets too close. [Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid]
  • Singin’ in the Snow - A silent film production company and cast from Hollywood make the difficult transition to sound. And the even more difficult transition to the harsh Canadian winter. [Singin’ in the Rain]
  • The Polar Bear Express - On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that’s headed to Santa Claus’ home with a layover in Churchill. [The Polar Express]
  • Back Bacon County Line - A vengeful Mounty is out for bacon after his prized pig is brutally killed by a pair of snow ploughs. [Macon County Line]

Too bad some of them are too long for twitter. :’(

My accomplishments for the year. Not even kidding. I honestly haven’t accomplished anything else.

Happy Idiot —TV On The Radio

Summer classes are over!!!

This day is already annoying me. 

Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein": III. Rondo - Allegretto Moderato —Ludwig van Beethoven

This is my all-time favourite movement of any piano sonata ever. 

Dear English,

You make no sense sometimes. For example, why isn’t the word aforementioned just BEFOREmentioned? It makes sense because aforementioned things are things that you mentioned before

I get that the words afore and before have different etymologies — what with the -fore in afore coming from the dative case of for and the -fore in before coming from its adverbial derivative — so maybe there are rules about which prefixes can go with each kind of root. I don’t know. I’m not a linguist. But I still stand by my point because modern English barely uses grammatical case and absolutely no one uses the word afore anymore. Not even my parents, and they’re super old. 

Anyway, all of this is to say that I’m going to try to make beforementioned a thing.* Hope that’s ok.

Sincerely,

Rachel

*Not really. I’m a math/economics person so I spend way more time thinking about numbers than words (which is a very good thing considering that this is the kind of shit I think about when I’m supposed to be writing papers).  But I probably would if I were majoring in linguistics. You know, just to make a statement against prescriptivism.

One of my friends just bought these for me! They are perfect!

One of my friends just bought these for me! They are perfect!

For I have always lived violently, drunk hugely, eaten too much or not at all, slept around the clock or missed two nights of sleeping, worked too hard and too long in glory, or slobbed for a time in utter laziness.

— John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley

"I am not a good person", I say to myself as I continue doing yet another horrible thing. 

If Don’t Stop Believin’ reminds you more of Glee than The Sopranos then we can’t be friends. 

More things that would change if I was in charge of everything:

The tags on the inside of fitted sheets would be in the middle of the foot end so that people would be able to align their sheets properly on the first try.

Whose stupid idea was it to put the label in the corner seam, anyway?! What purpose does that serve?!?

I should really have more power and influence because I clearly understand the Important Issues. Until then, this is my temporary solution:

Note to self:

Stop eating chocolate in bed. No matter how careful you think you’re being, you always wake up covered in it.