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1. Date a boy who makes you happy, but marry him only if he makes you laugh deep-belly rumbles that hurt your ribs as they expand outwards. Date him when he sees that you’re hurting and he gives you a moment to feel that pain like a handprint spreading across your consciousness, marry him only if he can make you smile even while you’re gross sobbing. The world is not a kind place. You will feel a lot of pain. Make sure you are with someone who makes it all bearable. Humor is an excellent gauge of intelligence. Life gets boring. Find someone who makes the banal interesting.

2. Make sure he has scars on the back of his hands, it’s a good sign he has experience either fighting or making things - creation is an act of selflessness and bruised knuckles are a good sign he knows how to defend himself. You’ve got too much soul to be handled by someone who has never been passionate. If he’s never thrown a punch, let him at least have tasted the insanity of bringing an idea into existence. Rough palms are better than soft ones, they have been salted by this earth and made into leather. Callouses are evidence he has lived, that he has broken skin and been in pain over and over and over again and still came back to the source of it. People rub against each other. Don’t marry him if he can’t handle even a little blister.

3. Before you say yes, get him angry. See him scared, see him wanting, see him sick. Stress changes a person. Find out if he drinks and if he does, get him drunk - you’ll learn more about his sober thoughts. Discover his addictions. See if he puts you in front of them. You can’t change people, baby girl. If they are made one way, it doesn’t just wear off. If you hate how he acts when he’s out of it now, you’re going to hate it much worse eight years down the road. You might love him to bits but it doesn’t change that some people just don’t fit.

4. Trust your instincts. If he ever makes you feel unsafe, don’t make excuses, just get up and leave. That’s all there is to it. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

5. If he puts money before you, he’ll keep pushing you to the bottom of the pile until you become his last priority. It’s one thing if he can’t afford what you want, it’s another if he has the cash but won’t spring for a box of Chicken McNuggets. Money and love are arch enemies. 62% of divorces occur due to economic strain. Make sure keeping you is more important than his 401k.

6. How a man treats animals is a good indicator of how he treats children. If you see him raise a hand to a dog, pack your things into a little black bag. Animals at their worst are only half as annoying as a toddler on their best behavior. Your kids will be beautiful, but they will also misbehave. Same goes for waiters and hotel maids - if he’s rude to those who are working for minimum wage, it says a lot about how he sees himself. Patience is rare and so important. If he’s not forgiving to a dog, he’s not good for your kids.

7. If he isn’t in awe of you, he doesn’t deserve you. You are my little girl and you were born perfect. If he can’t see that, it’s his loss. There is someone who thinks your flaws power his heart. Be strong. If he asks you to change, be like like rock of your birthstone, do not waver. You are wondrous just the way that you are.

My father’s recipe for the man I should marry (part 1/2 of a series). /// r.i.d   (via letlooselove)

Um - incredible.

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Cate Blanchett wins the Oscars on more than one level

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In response to CookieCott, which is a lame idea and a shitty portmanteau.

Support Girl Scouts. Feel good about eating hella cookies.

don’t boycott girl scout cookies for gods sake girl scouts help girls and save lives and shit
i can build a fire thanks to Girl Scouts

I always buy Girl Scout cookies when I can. I’m buying extra this year.

The Girl Scouts are awesome in all the ways the Boy Scouts are not. They let trans* girls join, they encourage girls to grow, and getting their highest rank is more work than becoming an Eagle Scout.

So Samoas are extra delicious, because to me they taste like destruction of the patriarchy. And caramel!

"The Girl Scouts recently endorsed pro-abortion politicians Wendy Davis and Kathleen Sebelius as worthy role models for our children." So what you are saying is that I should buy EVEN MORE Girl Scout cookies this year? Done.

Girl Scout & proud.

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I’M 1/6 of a lawyer now, guys! 🎉 it’s time to 🍷🍺 then ✈️ for some 🌅🌴☀️👙🍹 #lawschool #VACAY

A law school friend - oh hey, I have those now! - posted this today and it pretty much sums up everything ever.





Stop whatever you’re doing and WATCH THIS.

"I asked 5 questions in genetics class today and all of them started with the word ‘sorry’"


so good

Reblogging again.

This is all kinds of amazing.

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It’s game time! First day of law school, here we go.

All dressed up! @brianagler (at Bolger Center)

I have a feeling that law school is going to mean that most of my posts are nighttime subway/school selfies which I post while on my way home. Exhibit A, above. See? I’m already lawyering up!

Not really. But I do have a ton of books (see copious bags, above).

But, today I:

Went on a tour of the juvenile justice detention facility in D.C.; learned how to brief a case; watched a panel of professors and deans moot a case (Town of Greece v Galloway) that will be mooted by the actual advocates at Georgetown this fall before the Supreme Court argument in November; and learned that my small first-year legal seminar is being taught by none other than the DEAN of the ENTIRE law school.

That’s all, folks.

A wonderful few days in New York with all of my favorite people. Andi and I cooked Thai food all day long on Friday and we stayed up until midnight eating, drinking, and playing Apples to Apples.

On Saturday Brian and I finally made it out to Governor’s Island and as expected, I can’t believe it took us so long. Free ferry rides! Beautiful city views! Mini golf with 3-D helmets! Old-timey baseball games! And of course, picnicking and strolling in the sunshine.

I’m busing back to D.C. now, new Moleskine planner on my lap. The next week is a big one: law school orientation!