Contemporary Perspective


Question Tuesday: In which I discuss the purpose of metaphors, cheesy jokes, slaying, the hypothesized butt brains of dinosaurs, the etymology of the word orange, my deleted cameo in The Fault in Our Stars, and my favorite Harry Potter book.

Love John Green. And this video. Even though today is Wednesday.

Via John Green's tumblr

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

– Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philospher and theologian


TFIOS Extended Edition available on Digital HD today!

I already downloaded my copy and can’t wait to watch with Casey after I forced him to read the book.

Via The Fault in Our Stars Movie

What People Don't Tell You About Long Distance Relationships

My mom sent this to me over the weekend while I was vacationing with Casey and his family. It’s one of our two visits scheduled in August, but the second one will be much shorter. I read it first, alone and then later read it to him aloud. We both agreed that this article definitely captured everything we knew (and didn’t) about being in a long distance relationship.

A few of my favorite parts - with my comments of course:

What they didn’t tell you about is how you crave his physical presence. What you would do just to have his arms wrapped around you in a warm embrace. (Picture the cravings a cocaine addict has for cocaine and you’ll know the kind of craving I’m talking about.)

I find that the cravings have gotten worse with time. Each goodbye and the days in between are harder than before. 

But what they also didn’t tell you about long distance relationships is how beautiful they can be, if you let them. 

I’m so glad I let this one be. I told Case as we said our latest goodbye that even though the ‘see ya later’ hurts, it’s better than not having him around at all. Another positive after this article, we realized that we only have 10 more visits before we’re in the same city, indefinitely. That’s a much smaller number than days until I move.

Morning Convos

  • Casey: Oh whoops
  • Anne: Wha...
  • [Casey farts.]
  • Anne: Here I thought it was an issue. But it's just your flatulence.

An Evening Conversation

  • Casey: They're always shambling over to my desk with blank stares.
  • Me: Shambling? That's not a word.
  • Casey: Yes it is.
  • [I quickly search Shambing]
  • Me: Damn, I'm usually the one with the interesting words. Guess I gotta get one of those [in a country accent] werd-a-day calemndars.
  • Casey: Oh yeah?
  • Me: Yeah.
  • [In a full-blown country accent.]
  • Casey: Oh yeah, just gimme 364... 365 days and I don be real smart with dem new werds.
  • [both breakdown in uncontrollable laughter]
  • We still break into silly giggles whenever someone mentions a one-a-day calendar.

Perfect timing as summer is winding down and kids head back to school… I wish it wasn’t gone so quicly.

(Source: Spotify)

Changing Perspective - Last Days of ATL

I realized last night that I have to quit focusing on how many days until I move to D.C. and instead shift my perspective so that I’m considering how many days I have left in my hometown. 


I’d hate for this year to end, only to regret that I didn’t take these 300+ days to enjoy the city I love. As much as I’m ready for a change - ready to be closer to Casey - Atlanta is home. I’ve always loved the skyline. I love that we have OTP v. ITP culture. I appreciate the ability to be close enough to drive to a few states for a short weekend. I like all of our weird neighborhoods: Poncey-Highlands, EAV, Midtown, Cabbagetown. I have a history and memories for almost every landmark. For years I’ve campaigned with friends as to why ATL is awesome and why I love it so dearly. Why shouldn’t I do the same for myself? Just because it’s time for me to try something different doesn’t mean I can’t always love home. Or should be so focused on the future that I forget about the present. 

I’ve created my bucket list and am changing my perspective to appreciate the last days of ATL. Follow the journey, or even join me! #lastdaysofATL


At long last, the TFiOS audiobook is now available in a brand new THIRD EDITION!!!

This set includes:
- Six CDs of John Green reading The Fault in Our Stars, because his voice perfectly emulates that of a 16 year old girl.
- A wristband for The Hectic Glow, a band so beautifully underground that they don’t even exist. (bright orange, different from those received in 1st and 2nd edition box sets)
- An awesome concert ticket for The Hectic Glow, a concert so epic that it never technically occurred.
- Four TFiOS-themed postcards designed by nerdfighters that you can send to your friend to brag that you own the John Green-narrated audiobook and they don’t.
- Three TFiOS-themed stickers, designed by the ever-talented Risa Rodil.
- A set of four TFiOS buttons, also designed by Risa (did we mention how talented she is?)
- Also, all 3,000 copies are–get this–UNSIGNED.

We are super excited to be able to bring this to you, and we hope you love it as much as we do. =)

Seriously wondering why I don’t need this… 

For now, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 'pathmarking' doesn't include retirement.
Via Notorious R.B.G.

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