What a thrill, what a shock, to be alive on a morning in June, prosperous,...– Michael Cunningham, The Hours (via drinkyourjuice)
We'll feed it whelks.
Jens: Can you have an otter as a pet?
Rosa: Wait what
Rosa: I never even thought of that
Rosa: Oh god I want a pet otter
Rosa: It has to be a sea otter
Rosa: We can keep it in a bath of salt water
Jens: You could call it Potter 8-)
Rosa: SHUT UP
Rosa: YOU'RE RUINING IT
Jens: Sorry, sorry, yes, sea otter in the bath tub, continue
dictionaryofobscuresorrows: n. the moment a conversation becomes real and alive, which occurs when a spark of trust shorts out the delicate circuits you keep insulated under layers of irony, momentarily grounding the static emotional charge you’ve built up through decades of friction with the world.
I feel too tired and dodgy to do anything about the fact my Pottermore Welcome email finally arrived. Which I think really shows how serious things are. Also also I realised I can’t be on Tumblr until I’ve caught up with normality and watched Let’s Kill Hitler.
Just to let you guys know,
the posts you’ve been getting over the past day or two have been from my Queue, because I have all of a sudden got busy. I’ve had all-day rehearsals this weekend, and due to various other factors I’ve spent the entire time either hungover or feeling exceptionally ill/exhausted. Anyway, at the moment I feel too ill to look at a computer screen, so. Yeah.
avocadosalad: You and I - Ingrid Michaelson ...
Here, have some links.
If anyone isn’t content with stalking me on this blog, here’s a roundup of the various other things I do: This is my book blog. I love it very much and would appreciate all the support I can get. It has all sorts, not just reviews (and even the reviews aren’t exactly…typical), so you should find something you like. My Twitter can be found here. I am one of those...
When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding...– Sandi Toksvig (via colporteur, learninglog)
Anonymous asked: i looooooove your accent. so cuute.
fuckyeahpoetry: There were never strawberries like the ones we had that sultry afternoon sitting on the step of the open french window facing each other your knees held in mine the blue plates in our laps the strawberries glistening in the hot sunlight we dipped them in sugar looking at each other not hurrying the feast for one to come the empty plates laid on the stone together ...
THIS WHOLE EPISODE
OF RIZZOLI & ISLES IS ABOUT LESBIANS AND THEY KEEP HAVING THESE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WHAT KIND OF WOMEN THEY’D LIKE IF THEY LIKED WOMEN AND I’M NOT JOKING THIS SHOW IS KILLING ME WITH ITS HETEROSEXUALITY. QUIT. TEASING.
Anonymous asked: Do you work out? how do you maintain your figure?
Deleting old texts, part 4: Charming.
Alex: I thought I saw you. But it was a boy.
Accidentally started watching Rizzoli & Isles.
I blame Anna.
I did that thing again because some of you seemed to like it.
tropdetout:jamesnord: Edith Piaf - Non, Je Ne...
The Conservative party is an eternally irritating force for wrong that appeals...– Charlie Brooker, on David Cameron & the Conservative Party (via fybritishpolitics)
Oh and by the way,
I was on Songs of Praise last week - accidentally, I assure you. Over here, at 29:57. I’m ginger, the other two are Morgan and Jens. Blink and you’ll miss it.
Yeah yeah hold on to your hats, I’m back.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-8-14) →
Bruce Springsteen (16) Britney Spears (10) Blue (1) Survivor (1) The Broken Family Band (1) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
rosareads: Not actually sure if I’ll actually have wi-fi on the train down to Cornwall, which is irritating. I haven’t had a chance to queue up any posts, so I’m afraid this could be the last you hear from me for another week. I promise I’ll post like mad to make up for it once I’m back.
Oh god what have I done? Audio/video totally out of sync because internet.
On London: Rioting in Media Context
ITV Reporter: Is rioting the correct way to express your discontent?
Young Londoner: You wouldn't be talking to me now if we didn't riot, would you?
ITV Reporter: ...
Young Londoner: Two months ago we marched to Scotland Yard, more than 2,000 of us, all blacks, and it was peaceful and calm and you know what? Not a word in the press. Last night a bit of rioting and looting and look around you.
Back in Leeds.
After a positively blissful ten days in Scotland. Did absolutely nothing productive, not even reading. And also managed to avoid the media (not out of choice, mind) entirely, so left the safety and sanity of St Andrews to return to England, where apparently everything has gone entirely tits up. Currently sat with my eyes on two screens, shouting abuse at Theresa May, who is on the BBC News...
I have this scheduled to post on your birthday, so I really bloody hope it works. I just wanted to tell you how much I love you. I miss your stupid face so much and I cannot wait for you to come and visit and spend the entire trip being totally confused by the UK. This time last year something that looked a lot like this was going on: And also (not pictured): Various people whose names I have...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-7-31) →
Scissor Sisters (13) Robyn (4) Ronan Keating (4) BBC Radio 4 (3) Sammy Davis, Jr. (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz