At work last night we were joking about how 20 degree weather (that’s Fahrenheit, btw. So like -8 Celsius) has become the norm. I walked out to the mailbox in my hoodie and jeans (and shoes, duh) to get the mail and was like “This is not that bad.” When I got inside I realized I couldn’t feel my hands, ears or nose. AWESOME.
OH GOD I LOVE QUESTIONS YES YES YESSSS
New Orleans is a beautiful, dirty, amazing city. It has so much culture and history and gorgeousness and architecture and SPIRIT that it’s hard to really talk about it and get the whole idea across.
I think, after New York, New Orleans is really a microcosm of America. It’s fun and fantastic and has really great parties with lots of awesome booze. It also is super corrupt and dirty and people vomit on the streets during those great parties and the streets have potholes so deep the residents have to put a shopping cart with a mattress on top so cars can drive over it. The weather is generally nice and warm (if not super humid) but sometimes a storm will come up the Gulf and you are straight fucked. The people are friendly, helpful and welcoming and some of them will rob you blind if they think you’ve got something worth taking. It’s the most ridiculous blend of “this is so great, I’m never leaving” and “get me out of here before I make more decisions, of any kind.” BUT I LOVED IT. I loved it so hard.
So if you can come visit, DO IT. I will try to either be there too or at the very least get my family (my mother’s family lives around there) to show you some true Southern hospitality. I hope this rambly ramble was in any way helpful or interesting!
carnivaloftherandom replied to your post: My last post made me think of a fun thing - drop a nonfiction genre in my ask box & I’ll (hopefully) be able to tell you where it’ll be in the library.
This is hilarious to me, one of my non-tumblr friends was a Library page as well. (Why did I capitalize Library? because I *do*,) and she likes the 700s. so… where would I find a book about post-holocaust Jewish diaspora?
I’m thinking this also falls under history in the 900s. But since it also covers a major part of the religious background (I don’t think that sentence makes any sense but I’ve already tried to rewrite it like three times) it could also be in the 300s. So close to the books on Christianity and Hinduism, and yet so far. Shelves away, even.
In a completely unrelated note (a little?) the 900s were my favorite place to shelve because they were in the back corner of the library and I could take my sweet time. Oh, and I once found another page napping on the floor back there, face-down and snoring. Amazing.
I see your other ask, where you found it, but I like answering these. Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
But yes, your investigations revealed the truth! I am 24, which makes me feel so old on Tumblr. So old. :C
*old people high-five!*
HMM, history is in the 900s… but autobio goes with the rest of biography, usually, which was a separate section in our library. TRICKSY!
No promises or guarantees of accuracy, it’s been SO LONG since I had to do this properly.
- Mum: *out of freaking no where as I sit at the computer* What was the name of that book? "The Catcher in the Rye?"
- Me: *sideways Mycroft bitchface* Uh... yeah, that IS that name of A book.
- Mum: *suddenly very annoyed* You KNOW what I mean. The book I read to those kids yesterday!
- Me: .... Did... did you mean "ROLL OF THUNDER HEAR MY CRY?!"
- *three second pause*
- Both of us: *INSANE LAUGHTER*
- Me: Just because things rhyme doesn't mean that they're THE SAME BOOK.
- Mum: QUIET.
jonbeckett replied to your post: Post #500, what what
Great movies… I’ve not seen Amelie yet. I wonder if there is a movie version of GoodReads ?
*LE GASP OF HORROR*
Oh OK also I feel duty-bound to warn you this is not a movie to watch with small children in the room. Or any type of person you don’t want to watch some quick-cut close-ups of orgasm faces with. That can get awkward PRETTY FAST. It happened to a friend of mine with his French Exchange family; they didn’t know that scene was in there. True story.
I don’t know of a Good Reads for movies… it would be a fantastic thing.
So I’mma talk about myself. Because I’m what I know (mostly).
MY COMFORT MOVIES, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, THAT PROBABLY TELLS YOU TOO MUCH ABOUT MY PSYCHE
- Hot Fuzz
I love the rad bromance in this movie. When I am feeling down and lonely and need to watch someone shoot two guns whilst jumping through the air this is my go-to. Also SIMON PEGG. And MARTIN FREEMAN. BILL NIGHY. There are a lot of capital letter names in this movie.
The cinematography just kills me, everything looks so lush and over-saturated. Also it reminds me that I am really and truly a romantic at heart and that there must be someone out there (now I’m just thinking about Fivel) for me, despite the fact that I am a lunatic.
- Shaun of the Dead
A romantic comedy with zombies?! AND DYLAN MORAN? SOLD. Wait fuck I just realized that Martin is briefly in this too. DAMMIT FREEMAN YOU HAUNT MY DREAMS
- The Princess Bride
I can pretty much quote along with this movie. I have threatened to recite the “Mawwage” speech at my best friend’s wedding (not the movie, the actual event). But I never wanted to be Buttercup, I always wanted to be The Dread Pirate Roberts, rescuing a dude. FACT.
- Pride and Prejudice (2004 version with Matthew Macfayden)
You’ve seen me talk about this movie before. You know why I love it - HOT MR. DARCY. Oh, MR. DARCY!
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail
I can definitely quote 99% of this movie. Pure love. I first saw it in 8th grade in history class, where my teacher fast-forwarded through a lot of Castle Anthrax FOR SOME REASON. This iss the same teacher who is the reason I know all of the words to “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” so he’s awesome.
OK THAT’S ALL I CAN THINK OF BYE NOW
@kristenmchugh22 I maded you a birthday present!
… Not good?
It’s just me?
SAY HELLO TO BRANDON.
mine’s Quintin :)
Albin/Zaza depending on its mood.
Rumbleroar. But it’s bound to change.
jonbeckett replied to your post: There Will Be a New Sherlock Holmes Novel
I just saw that on the news! I grew up reading Conan Doyle… I can’t believe somebody’s going to do it - but I guess it’s no different than the James Bond stories…
Honestly I don’t quite know what to make of the jumble of feelings this news causes me to feel. I’m excited because I’d LOVE to read a new Sherlock adventure, worried that they’ll totally jack it up, and a little annoyed that they’re even trying to “reboot” the series.
While at first glance this may seem at odds with my slavish devotion to/freakish love of the BBC’s latest version of Sherlock, knowing that Moffat and Gatiss are hardcore ACD fanboys who take great pride and glee in sneaking in all of the canon references they can makes watching the series so good. So so good. Like chocolate cake good, it’s that good. Oh man, I’ve completely lost the thread of what I was talking about. Benedict Cumberbatch covered in cake? I don’t even know.
The Conan Doyle estate has signed up Anthony Horowitz, the author of the YA spy series Alex Rider, to write a new Sherlock Holmes novel. It will be set in Victorian England, aimed at adults, and published in England in September. It has no pub date in the U.S. yet, but even money it’s out just in time just in time to be released with Robert Downey Jr.’s face on the cover.
Haha, I am too proud of my ask box name. This is because I am a crazy person. :D
I’ve done the Gretel Tam; if they’re anything alike (and lets be honest they’re probably the same I’m just too lazy to find out) the cables made me CRAZY.
- Mum: *watching Downton Abbey with me* These people are just dying all of the time!
- Me: *holds back, with Herculean effort, and does not say "THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE DO."