Replace “NYC” with my name and you have perfectly described me.
It probably speaks to gender stereotypes (and my own self-involved nature) that I, when the very pretty little compact pictured above fell out of my SIMYAM package from Jude:
1) Squealed a bit.
2) Forgot about everything else in the package, including what it was for, and
3) Proceeded to look at myself for about 5 minutes.
Whatever. Bring on the stereotypes.
ANYWAY….once I put down the pretty shiny thing, I got to the actual best part - the tunes! I just love how Jude came up with such a completely different mix than mine, with tons of new tunes, and yet we still managed to use the same song on both of ours (Janelle Monae, wut wut?) This is what SIMYAM is all about to me, getting great music and being introduced to cool new people and their fab blogs. Oh, yes, and the swag. Always the swag.
I’ve said it before; I’ll say it again: everyone needs to join SIMYAM and get in on the fun!
The (500) Days of Summer attitude of “He wants you so bad” seems attractive to some women and men, especially younger ones, but I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is. He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person.
—Joseph Gordon-Levitt (via londonlily)
(Source: la-belle-laide, via jennagaling)
For those of us who never stop trying to help - you need to read this.
Being born a woman is an awful tragedy… Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars - to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording - all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night…
(Source: raccoonwounds, via wasarahbi)
That is why it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose. People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for your efforts, don’t expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Complete the circle. Not out of pride, inability or arrogance, but simply because whatever it is no longer fits in your life. Close the door, change the record, clean the house, get rid of the dust. Stop being who you were and become who you are.
—Paulo Coehlo (via quote-book)
I believe I completely understand this GIF now.