Ugh stuck in college with no internet and the Australian summer is killing me. At least I can still access tumblr/twitter from my bb! I’m such an internet junkie. This is probably the longest I’ve gone without the internet. I hope you guys are doing good! Xx
“What about little microphones? What if everyone swallowed them, and they played the sounds of our hearts through little speakers, which could be in the pouches of our overalls? When you skateboarded down the street at night you could hear everyone’s heartbeat, and they could hear yours, sort of like sonar. One weird thing is, I wonder if everyone’s hearts would start to beat at the same time, like how women who live together have their menstrual periods at the same time, which I know about, but don’t really want to know about. That would be so weird, except that the place in the hospital where babies are born would sound like a crystal chandelier in a houseboat, because the babies wouldn’t have had time to match up their heartbeats yet. And at the finish line at the end of the New York City Marathon it would sound like war.”—Jonathon Safran Foer- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. (via quote-book)
Things I still have to do before my flight tomorrow
Take out stuff from check in luggage and transfer to my hand carry because SQ only allows 20kilos. How pathetic is that? They obviously don’t care about girls like me who cannot decide on which shoes and clothes to bring over to Perth. But in all honesty, I don’t think it’s my clothes that is the bulk of the weight. I reckon it’s my spanking new iPod dock. And hair dryer and only God knows what else.
Trim my hair.
Get the stuff I have yet to cross off my checklist.
Collect dress from dry-cleaners.
I can’t believe that summer break is almost over, and uni starts next week! I swear, the three months just flew past me. I don’t even remember what I did. Nothing productive, obviously. The holiday mentality feels like it’s here to stay for a little while more. This sem I need to pull up my socks and do much, much better than last sem. Straight HDs, preferably.
“Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. Their goals differed, but they all had this in common: that the step was first, the road new, the vision unborrowed, and the response they received—hatred. The great creators—the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors—stood alone against the men of their time. Every great new thought was opposed. Every great new invention was denounced. The first motor was considered foolish. The first airplane was considered impossible. The power loom was considered vicious. Anesthesia was considered sinful. But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered and they paid. But they won.”— Howard Roark, In Ayn Rand’s ”The Fountainhead”. (via quote-book)
“Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.”—Al Franken. “Oh, the Things I Know” (via quote-book)