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It is a miracle that New York works at all. The whole thing is implausible. Every time the residents brush their teeth, millions of gallons of water must be drawn from the Catskills and the hills of Westchester. When a young man in Manhattan writes a letter to his girl in Brooklyn, the love message gets blown to her through a pneumatic tube - pfft - just like that. The subterranean system of telephone cables, power lines, steam pipes, gas mains and sewer pipes is reason enough to abandon the island to the gods and the weevils. Every time an incision is made in the pavement, the noisy surgeons expose ganglia that are tangled beyond belief. By rights New York should have destroyed itself long ago, from panic or fire or rioting or failure of some vital supply line in its circulatory system or from some deep labyrinthine short circuit.
– E. B. White, in “Here is New York” (1948)

(Fuente: muchtoofullofsand, vía anythingtomakeeyousmile)

my default is to shut myself in my room and go on the internet or listen to music or read a book or do nothing, not do things with people or make an effort or be social.

but i hate myself for dreading being social, because i do like being with people.  i just like being with my friends, not maybe-friends-that-i-only-sort-of-know.

college is hard.

#molly's follies #good thing i'm an arca #right?

Strong people don’t put others down. They lift them up.
– Michael P. Watson (via iamoutof-touch)

(Fuente: onlinecounsellingcollege, vía swim-me-to-the-stars)

Unpacking is annoying.  I want to decorate my room and make it look pretty, but I’m too noncommittal to figure out where posters and pictures should go.  What a struggle.

#molly's follies


john quincy adams was the first US president to grant a personal interview to a female reporter, and the only reason he allowed it was because the reporter (anne royall) caught him skinny dipping in the potomac, sat on his clothes, and refused to let him get dressed until he answered her questions and if you dont think that’s one of the coolest stories of early US society then idk what to tell you

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