Philolzophy is one of the best blogs around, and you should be reading it on the regular already. If you’re not (you fool), check out this article on feminism and being pretty and niceness not being a “weak woman quality” but a “generally pleasing quality, whoever you are.” Niceness is good.
If you want to kill time (you’re reading link thursday. You want to kill time), check out instawar. People submit their entire instagram libraries, and this site pits them against each other, and then you get to pick which one is better. You can also make diptychs if you want, which get displayed on a blog called Diptychs. Creative.
It has come to my attention that February is crazy days. All emotionally turbulent things that are going to happen tend to happen in February. This is why every February I find myself dyeing my hair and playing Franzia-pong. Shame on me. There are more efficient ways to drink yourself into Hemingway-esque oblivion. Check Small College Kitchen out. They know what’s up.
Although the general gist of this article on long-distance relationships seems to be “don’t cheat, you moron,” it still made me really happy. In other news, England is a stupid place, and if anyone wants to set it on fire for me, that would be super.(Also, why are all of the articles on study-abroad relationships written for the person going abroad? Those people chose to go! They have no problems! Someday if and when I have experience to draw from, I will write about the experience from the perspective of the person left behind. I am betting that it sucks more, because you don’t get to gorge yourself on gelato/wonderful cheese/shitty English food) (Really though, England sucks.)
For some reason, buying a curling iron without one of those clamper-things is way more expensive than buying a normal curling iron. This makes no sense to me, but the sans-clamper curling irons are newer and trendy, so I guess people are allowed to charge crazy amounts. Anyway, if you don’t feel like spending crazy amounts not to get those silly lines in your hair (really, who wants that? This vexes me), check out this tutorial! It turns your normal $20 CVS curling iron into a fancy shmancy nice curling “wand” thing. Huzzah!
This song is a massively improved version of “Party in the USA.” It involves banging wizards, iced tea, and a black umbrella. Please just listen to it. I can’t even explain.
Who wants to guess what’s going on in Clara’s life today?! It has nothing to do with stupid England and its gross food and not-very-pretty girls! #venting #studyingabroadisstupid