Constantly changing hair color.
"Waterfall of words. A girl treading water." II♥XII♥XIII♥ Per Aspera Ad Astra
"[Outside the tent the hyena made the same strange noise that had awakened her.] But she did not hear him for the beating of her heart."
— from “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”
"In the early morning on the lake sitting on the stern of the boat with his father rowing, he felt quite sure that he would never die."
— from “Indian Camp”
"He wrote on a while longer now and there was no sign that any of it would ever cease returning to him intact."
— from The Garden of Eden
"After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain."
— from A Farewell to Arms
[“I feel fine,” she said. “There’s nothing wrong with me.] I feel fine.”
— from Hills Like White Elephants
"He could feel his heart beating against the pine needle floor of the forest."
— from For Whom the Bell Tolls
[“Oh, Jake,” Brett said, “we could have had such a damned good time together.”
Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly pressing Brett against me.
“Yes,” I said.] “Isn’t it pretty to think so?”
— from The Sun Also Rises
"But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy."
— from A Moveable Feast
"The old man was dreaming about the lions."
— from The Old Man and the Sea
Ernest Hemingway was born on this day in 1899 — if he were alive, it’d be his 115th birthday. To celebrate, we’ve wrangled up 15 photos that best illustrate his adventuresome spirit.
(Art from: Aleksandr Petrov)
It’s so crazy to meet people who live nearby, yet talk in a different dialect, so to speak. Language is do intriguing.
Van Gogh, View of Paris, Summer 1886. Oil on canvas, 54.0 x 72.5 cm. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
The Grammar of Weird Al
Word nerds haven’t been so excited by a grammar song since way back in the days of School House Rocks’ Conjunction Junction.
"[A]pparently Mr. Yankovic is quite a prescriptivist," writes Forrest Wickman. “Let’s examine a few of Yankovic’s Rules of Usage.”
Slight aside: you still won’t convince me to use the Oxford Comma. Let’s agree to disagree. — Michael
Images: Stills from “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Word Crimes video. Select to embiggen.
Happy 59th Birthday, Disneyland Resort!
Holy crap, these are AMAZING. Pug cupcakes!!
The Castles of Disney Parks
1. Disneyland, 1955
2. Walt Disney World, 1971
3. Disneyland Tokyo, 1983
4. Disneyland Paris, 1992
5. Disneyland Hong Kong, 2005
6. Disneyland Shanghai, 2015
My ultimate life goal is to visit all of the parks.