The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
— Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience (via kushandwizdom)

Words to keep inside your pocket:

  • Quiescent - a quiet, soft-spoken soul.
  • Chimerical - merely imaginary; fanciful. 
  • Susurrus - a whispering or rustling sound. 
  • Raconteur - one who excels in story-telling. 
  • Clinquant - glittering; tinsel-like. 
  • Aubade - a song greeting the dawn. 
  • Ephemeral - lasting a very short time. 
  • Sempiternal - everlasting; eternal. 
  • Euphonious - pleasing; sweet in sound. 
  • Billet-doux - a love letter. 
  • Redamancy - act of loving in return.

I’m all for having a prettier, healthier smile but I’m not sure if I had a dental hygienist working on my teeth today or a member of the Spanish Inquisition. Oh well. At least it’s not like in boot camp where I had to wait nearly two days for an appointment only to get a filling that fell out two days later.

 
 
whisperedgalaxies asked:
Re: Swearing in America We don't have the most variation in our swearing, whereas a lot of other languages have swears that capture more levels of intensity that just doesn't translate. The interesting thing about "fuck" though is it is just so flexible (in american dialects). You can use it as nearly every part of speech. As a result, however, we don't use much else. As a reader from America, the use of swears in American Gods sounded very natural to me. -A linguistics major

neil-gaiman:

kaerya:

neil-gaiman:

I agree. The glory of fuck is all the things you can do with it and all the things it can do. It’s an unbefuckinglievably useful swear word (used just there as an expletive infixation). 

Except that “unbefuckinglievably” is actually is actually a really unusual form of that particular infix—to such an extent, that most English speakers would think it was wrong if they heard it said out loud.  The version usually heard is “unfuckingbelievably.”  There are a bunch of theories why this is (morpheme boundaries, prosody, stress patterns), but whatever rule it follows does seem to actually be pretty strict.

Seriously.  Say the first out loud.  It just doesn’t work.

Well, lots of people use it. Here are the Wiktionary citations for Unbefuckinglievable and its variants. 

Fuck, I love the internet sometimes. Goodnight.

In other, kinder news, I looked at the salary and employment stats for poli-sci majors and if I stayed in my home state and got a good job, I could enjoy a slightly improved standard of living over what I have now. Even better, my salary would double after finishing law school. Things are looking pretty good, I’d say.

 

"Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people."

You’re gonna miss free dental care once you’re out of the military, I had to keep telling myself today as I had x-ray plates jammed into my mouth, my gums were poked, and my teeth were palpably scraped. And the doc found four more cavities - small, but he recommended getting them fixed before I separate. So that means at least an hour of minor dental surgery and getting numb all the way up to my eyeballs. Whee, local anesthesia! So let this be a lesson to all of you idjits who may or may not be taking care of your teeth: floss, or else.

 

brasspumpkin replied to your post “I looked up the conventions which take place in Washington State so…”

If you come over for a con, we should maybe meet up (prob not at the con b/c I haven’t really had the budget for cons lately).

That would be cool! Yeah, I know what you mean about budget. I’ll be kind of skimpy in the wallet until my disability and separation pay kick in, and who knows when that will be. I’ve got to factor in travel expenses too since I’ll be all the way on the other side of the state, so I won’t be over there that often. When I do head that way, though, I’ll definitely say something.