I'm Jessie. I like cats, watching tv, being silly, having fun, hanging out with friends, napping, reading, shopping (but I don't like spending money), quoting things, and being crazy.
I'm a senior in college. I'm 22!
My favorite color is pink!!
I like snow, and sunsets, and chocolate milk! And cats and elephants and koalas! I watch a lot of tv and I like quoting things. I remember random things that happen in my life very well and re-tell these stories often. I like telling stories, and I like reading and writing them as well!
Sometimes I think about a book or movie that I watched or read when I was in my early-to-mid teens and about how I don’t remember anything that happened in it and so I re-watch or re-read it and then I think that maybe it was a waste to have watched or read all those things back then when I was too young to understand or appreciate them but then I decide that even back then they affected and influenced me to become who I am now so it was worth it.
I went to the book sale at my local library a couple days ago and got a ton of books and I really just want to read all the time but I have been applying to jobs instead..I read one of them though. I read the whole thing today. And I finally submitted an online job app during a commercial of Glee on Hulu, (I paused it for a long while..) and watched some episodes of Criminal Minds and Grey’s Anatomy and So You Think You Can Dance auditions, and emailed people about important things, and I’ve only been awake for 12 hours.
I am at the part of the year where I don’t want to pay attention to things or do important stuff, I just want to be lazy and maybe watch all the TV I have yet to catch up on when I build up enough of an attention span to decide I’m ready to commit to a 40 minute show. And I can barely do that. I also have the problem where I do start watching a show, and I get really motivated to watch everything, and then while I’m watching it, I’m thinking about all the other shows I need to watch too and I can only watch one at a time and it’s a little overwhelming. This is stupid. But it’s my life. Luckily I have been a good life-liver and have applied to some jobs and found some apartments to decide between and I’m not too tired during my waking hours and I haven’t become nocturnal. Oh and I’ve read two books in the past 4 days. So I guess I’m doing alright.
It’s not ok to judge people for being friends with someone you think isn’t cool, or is weird, or is possibly a bad person, especially when you do not even know that person.
It is also, similarly, not ok to judge a person for liking a singer, actor, actress, movie, book, TV show, or anything for that matter, just because you have some misconstrued notions against it based on hastily gathered, unverified details you believe about it/them.
It is also not ok to hold such uninformed beliefs against that person, singer, actor, actress, movie, book, TV show, etc. or use it to judge or slander them.
You don’t have to like everything, but people shouldn’t feel bad for doing what they want, being who they are, or liking what they like, just because you don’t feel the same.
You are informed about a book’s perceived quality through a number of ways. Probably the biggest is the cover.
And the simple fact of the matter is, if you are a female author, you are much more likely to get the package that suggests the book is of a lower perceived quality. Because it’s “girly,” which is somehow inherently different and easier on the palate. A man and a woman can write books about the same subject matter, at the same level of quality, and that woman is simple more likely to get the soft-sell cover with the warm glow and the feeling of smooth jazz blowing off of it.
This idea that there are “girl books” and “boy books” and “chick lit” and “whatever is the guy equivalent of chick lit”* gives credit to absolutely no one, especially not the boys who will happily read stories by women, about women. As a lover of books and someone who supports readers and writers of both sexes, I would love a world in which books are freed from some of these constraints. Click here to read more about the perceived differences between ‘girl’ and ‘boy’ books.
This is a pretty interesting experiment from author Maureen Johnson.
I read this earlier today. Really, really worth looking at and thinking about. There’s a whole gallery of them.
Maureen’s great, this is great. I only wish the tumblr post included the pictures of “girl covers” flipped to neutral/boy covers. As it is, it looks like it’s also saying that to have a neutral cover, a woman can’t have her name on it, because they abbreviated the female first names. But in reality, a female author should be able to have any cover she wants, with any level of femininity or masculinity depicted on it, and still have her name if she would like, because any book by any author should be equally respected, no matter their sex or gender. That’s why I liked the part in the article about how society has made it hard for people to feel comfortable reading certain books, such as books that seem feminine or romance-y instead of intellectual based on title or cover, even though those books might be really worth reading.
Is this attainable as a future lifestyle?
I just want to spend all my time watching tv and then when I’m all caught up, I want to read all the books, and take naps whenever I need them. And I’ll also take breaks from this, my career, to spend time with the people who are important to me, doing things that make us happy.
I was asking about what I should do for a summer job, or a real life job, because I’m about to graduate.
You guys have thus far suggested:
lion king performance on broadway
lion tamer (basically i think you should join the circus because it would be an awesome adventure and you like cats)
so, thanksss.. hehe.
But, I really do need help, so give me more ideas if you have ‘em!
I like cats, animals, working with kids, doing monotonous tasks like stuffing envelopes, I like watching tv, writing stories, reading, watching tv, napping, comedy, re-enacting SNL skits, and I talk a lot but I’m kind of shy/introverted. Does that help?
There is so much fun stuff to do coming up and so much work to do and I need to apply to jobs or internships and figure out all the details of almost being done with school and life is so exciting right now and graduation is way too close and there is so much TV to watch and books to read and movies to see and friends to hang out with that I will miss after graduation I don’t know what to do.