“ Everyone knows it is wrong to begin a sentence with a conjunction such as “and”. And a sentence cannot be grammatically correct without a verb. Ever. ”

There is probably not a person alive who does not have some bee in his bonnet about the way other people speak and write. But where do such laws come from? (via theeconomist)

(via theeconomist)

A little getaway with my college roomates


Charlene and I visited Seda in Gainesville…then we all went to Siesta Key for a few days.  Lots of catching up, gossips, and reminiscing about old days.  Such a great time was had!  Til we see each other again…

“ This is me, and I’m interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am, but more importantly, all that I am not. ”

Ashton Kutcher | xhappinessiskey (via quote-book)

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“ You’re going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it’s always their actions you should judge them by. It’s actions, not words, that matter. ”

Nicholas Sparks (via kari-shma)

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I’m done with grad school…this is how I feel right now

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theeconomist:

Tomorrow’s cover today Some natural disasters change history. Japan’s tsunami could be one.

theeconomist:

Tomorrow’s cover today Some natural disasters change history. Japan’s tsunami could be one.

The confirmed death toll which keeps growing is currently at 2,475 although that number is expected to rise with at least 3,118 people still missing. 63,000 buildings had been damaged, and more than 6,000 of them had been completely obliterated leaving 450,000 people living in shelters: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/14/japan.disaster/index.html?iref=obinsite

With temperatures dipping to freezing point, these displaced people are not only contending with the loss of loved ones and their homes, injuries, but also fighting adverse weather and radiation concerns. The radioactive winds are expected to hit Tokyo, some 250 km away by this evening: http://gulfnews.com/news/world/other-world/radiation-leaps-after-japan-plant-blasts-warnings-for-tokyo-1.777230

so devastating and heartbreaking… 

“ As so often with earthquakes, this one started almost imperceptibly. It was lunchtime, and people in Tokyo are apt to take tremors lightly. It took just a frozen heartbeat, though, for that to change. ”

Our Tokyo correspondents report on reactions in the Japanese capital to Friday’s earthquake. (via theeconomist)

(via theeconomist)