kis•met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized

1. fate.


quote vs. quotation

I just made the executive decision to make Mondays quotation Mondays. Every week, I will find an inspirational/funny/thought provoking/etc quotation to share with you. And perhaps I'll occasionally include my thoughts on the quotation and/or why I like it and its origins. 

While we're on the subject. Here is a brief (and funny) explanation of the difference between the words "quote" and "quotation":
 While I know that "quote" is always substituted for "quotation" in common vernacular, it's grammatically incorrect. Say it with me now: "I found a quotation. Allow me to quote it for you."
Ahhh. Now doesn't' that feel better?


quotation monday (round one)

"A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved."
- Kurt Vonnegut

p.s. if you haven't read slaughterhouse-five, go to the nearest library/bookstore and read it. it's terrific.


they sound wonderful

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Helplessness Blues
the second album from fleet foxes.
out may 3rd.
leaked march 25th.
Husband promptly downloaded it (I will buy it on May 3rd)
it. is. genius. fantastic. marvelous.
listen to it. you won't be disappointed.



Get married. Check. Graduate from college. As good as check. It will happen next month. Go live in the real world as an adult. Check? Still working on that. Scared, but excited to do so. One day not so very long ago, I sat on my couch with the front door open. Inspired by the crisp, Spring air drifting into my apartment, the smell of grass, the clouds drifting lazily through a clear afternoon sky, I felt the need to create something. Taking to my pretty papers from a delightful store in the city, I made a sign of encouragement for myself to go swimming. For me, swimming is the best form of exercise, and the most perfect time to think. Halfway through my set, on what was probably the fiftieth lap, I decided that it was time to move on from my old blog. My college blog. There is no doubt about the evolution of myself over these past four (has it really been that long already?) years. I've changed. Become someone (almost) entirely new. Perhaps just a more refined version of myself. In my book, that calls for a change of location. So here we find ourselves at my new blog. I can hardly wait to see the evolution of myself through this medium. What I will find in the archives of myself.

let's go.