A man a block away from a bus stop on Hawthorne Boulevard turned to my girlfriend as we were walking and shouted DIANA WAS MURDERED DIANA WAS MURDERED DIANA WAS MURDERED DIANA WAS MURDERED because I guess my girlfriend kind of looks like Princess Diana.
17 May 2013 / 1 note
kind of sad that the school year is over. pretty sad that some of my friends are leaving. damn. that happens. I forgot it did.
16 May 2013 / 0 notes
I in the comptueotr roo m and I finishedk it; myy final ils coomplete and I am now a spohomre and i can steart livnign the sumemr lifestytklwe and reading books for fun adni it’s over and it was a gofod year uh huh
I am seated in a computer laboratory, surrounded by computers, waiting to take my last final exam of my freshman year. I am in here.
it’s like the worm that dies, it’s like the worm that never wants to die / it’s like a guillotine, it’s like a suffocating machine
there’s a video on facebook too but I don’t know how to share that—here is a photo from said reading—it was quite the speech—Don t feel stupid and doomed forever just because you failed on a science
14 May 2013 / 2 notes
14 May 2013 / 2 notes
HELLO HELLO, I AM ANNOUNCING THAT TWO NEW ANNOUNCEMENT-WORTHY SONGS ARE ON THE WAY. “WHEN” IS A THORNY ISSUE; CURRENTLY I AM IN THE MIDST OF TAKING FINALS/GOING AWAY FOR A SHORT VACATION/MOVING TO A NEW HOUSE. SO, LIKELY AFTER ALL THAT + AFTER SOME TIME TO ACTUALLY FINISH THESE SONGS. BUT IN ANY CASE, I HAVE TWO COOL NEW SONGS THAT’LL BE READY FOR LISTENING SOON (one called Dada and the other called Head Toss), AND EVEN IF WHAT “SOON” MEANS IS A MYSTERY I THINK THIS IS WORTH KNOWING ABOUT.
13 May 2013 / 0 notes
a little absurd that the Best FYF Ever had to happen the year I moved to the pacific northwest
tears forever and ever
13 May 2013 / 1 note
This room is messy. I’m never in this room anymore. Which is too bad, because I love it. And this room won’t be my room in a couple weeks, which is weird.
I’m going to miss this room, even if I’m never in it anymore. But you do what you can, and you keep moving, and that’s how it goes. Here’s to my next room. Let’s hope I keep it cleaner than I did this one.
12 May 2013 / 3 notes
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11 May 2013 / 1 note
I love feeling relieved! I have been very stressed for the last few months but now I feel very relaxed/stoked on life! I feel reluctant to proclaim my good fortune (feel like it reeks of hubris/boastfulness), but as of yesterday I officially have a house to live in for the summer and beyond!
Houses here all have names (I don’t know if that’s just a Reed thing or a greater Portland thing or maybe just a Thing that happens), and I’ve been telling people that our house will be called “The Colony”. Its real name is “The (post)Colony”, but that is the result of a compromise; I was squarely (and stubbornly) in the camp that wanted the name to not have “post-” in the title, thinking that “Colony” just packed more of a verbal punch, rolled off the tongue better, stuck better in the mind (also thought it didn’t communicate as much academic pretension). I have been telling people that the house is the Colony, and this is true; the name is fluid, mutable, customizable to the speaker’s desire. If you are uncomfortable with colonialism, then go with “post-“. If you’re a fun detached party monster who doesnt let history get in the way of living a good life, then the unmodified base is for you. The choice is yours.
I don’t know if it’s obvious but I’m really really excited about this house!
11 May 2013 / 3 notes
a day in which you get to read for pleasure is automatically a great day
11 May 2013 / 0 notes