"A romantic she was,but not a pendeja."
- The Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz

How do you get through graduate school without inadvertently destroying the important relationships in your life? Please advise.

As an apology, all of my pinterest friends are invited to my gothic creepy fancy Halloween dinner party I’m planning.* I should post pictures of all the times I’ve decorated my apartment but the level of detail is both a point of extreme pride and embarrassment.

Happy birthday to my number 1 book pal and all around amazing lady, lookuplookup!

Happy birthday to my number 1 book pal and all around amazing lady, lookuplookup!

Ridiculously beautiful orchids for a friend.

Ridiculously beautiful orchids for a friend.

winecat said: the amt consultants get paid is out of control. someone applied for $4mm to pay a consultant to rewrite one emergency plan. i could do it myself in 3 months for my regular salary

oh, i believe it. i wish agencies/institutions provided incentives for creativity and created office practices to avoid groupthink before rushing to get an outside consultant. In this case, I don’t understand how you could honestly expect anyone running a county level race to pay that amount of money, esp as a firm that prides itself on advocacy and representation

and yet you say you have a commitment to diversifying politics? Yea, not happening if you make it cost prohibitive to even enter that political pipeline.

these are definitely the moments where i definitely feel my age- as in, what? this is how things work? but why????