I am, most definitely, mad. →
Today was the first day back at work after a wonderful Thanksgiving break. And I opened my inbox – which I had not checked even one time over break because I refused to get sucked into work on my…
What’s the worst that can happen? →
This year – 2011, that is – I started by adopting a new mantra. In every situation that seemed really terrible, I’d ask myself, “What’s the worst that can happen?” If I don’t get these papers graded,…
You can take the girl out of the blog… →
… but you can’t take the blog out of the girl. After an hour of wandering around the apartment, checking Twitter and Google Reader and Tumblr and Facebook obsessively, whining about how bored I was,…
I woke up with a very sore throat. I’ve been battling this bad boy for three days with sleep, vitamin C, soup, and warm beverages. The sore throat finally won. Fortunately, I feel fine in most other aspects. A little run down, but that’s to be expected. Unfortunately, I just tried talking to Tim and my voice is almost gone. Teaching without a voice is one of the hardest things a...
Most guys, we can recite all of The Godfather, we can recite all of Caddyshack,...– Aaron Sorkin (follow and join the #LadiesinFilm tag on Twitter to prove him wrong with quotable lines from women across film history. It also occurs to me that if there is any truth to this, Mr. Sorkin, it’s because dudes like you have absolutely no idea how to write for women and dudes like you...
If there was only one tree like that in the world, you would think it was...– Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (via bookmania)
It’s really, really empowering when you take stock of your life and remember that you are really happy and this little thing you thought was such a big deal is not worth getting upset over.
All the Single Men — The Good Men Project →
Interesting take on gender differences in relationships.
Beginning around 1990, when I turned twenty-five, I refocused my sights on my...– From This Moment On by Shania Twain (location 3492) I find it fascinating how many people find focus at 25. It must be a quarter-life crisis type thing. (via wolfshowl) I did something similar right before 25. May of 1990 is when I left home and my hometown, and set off for the big city (Chicago)...
They had never been closer in their month of love, nor communicated more...– F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via bookmania)
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same...– Mignon McLaughlin (via photographybyamy)
There is a good chance I was a little over-excited about the new iPhone and tried to set it up and use it without really setting it up with a backup of my other phone. So, now I think I got it. Be prepared for questions I’ll ask Siri and her answers. I’m very excited. :)
Common Core Standards: The Promise and the Peril →
Welp, I'm home sick today.
And I actually feel awful. It’s not the kind of sick where you just want to curl up and die, but it’s the kind of sick where I feel fine if I’m sitting here, but I feel like I’ll pass out when I move even a little bit. So, today will probably be full of catching up on emails and some GAB Book Club work (hint - I’m interviewing the team behind the book!), doing some...
Feminist Flash Fiction Writing Competition →
We’re rather excited to announce a new annual feminist writing competition - FEMINIST FLASH 2011. http://www.mookychick.co.uk/feminism-politics/feminism/feminist-flash-fiction-competition-2011.php The prizes are good ones, we feel: First prize winner receives £100 (or their country’s… Cool!
“Best of” Ashley Lauren Articles on GAB →
Darling, in that absolute darkness, why did you try to hide it, when I knew,...– Ocean Vuong, from “In Defense of Poverty” (adapted from sharingpoetry)
Dear Christmas, Please stay out of my November. Thanks, Ashley
In the history of language the first obscenity was silence.– The Primer by Christina Davis (via fluttering-slips)
I'm on the Huffington Post! This is really... →
Review: How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran →
Kardashians, take note.
shitmystudentswrite: Divorce rates are going to be lower if you are not getting married.