Because students such as you have a different vision and your hearts are aligned with the least accomplished, you are marked to help bring about the social changes that our society needs. If it were not so, you would follow the well-worn path that others follow. But social workers, in the main, not only maketheir own paths but are engaged in helping others maketheir own as well. You understand what C. S. Lewismeant when he said, “ It seems there are no paths.The going itself is the path. ”

- Brueggemann

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"Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the Cool Girl.
Men actually think this girl exists. Maybe they’re fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl. For a long time Cool Girl offended me. I used to see men – friends, coworkers, strangers – giddy over these awful pretender women, and I’d want to sit these men down and calmly say: You are not dating a woman, you are dating a woman who has watched too many movies written by socially awkward men who’d like to believe that this kind of woman exists and might kiss them. I’d want to grab the poor guy by his lapels or messenger bag and say: The bitch doesn’t really love chili dogs that much – no one loves chili dogs that much!
And the Cool Girls are even more pathetic: They’re not even pretending to be the woman they want to be, they’re pretending to be the woman a man wants them to be. Oh, and if you’re not a Cool Girl, I beg you not to believe that your man doesn’t want the Cool Girl. It may be a slightly different version – maybe he’s a vegetarian, so Cool Girl loves seitan and is great with dogs; or maybe he’s a hipster artist, so Cool Girl is a tattooed, bespectacled nerd who loves comics.
There are variations to the window dressing, but believe me, he wants Cool Girl, who is basically the girl who likes every fucking thing he likes and doesn’t ever complain. (How do you know you’re not Cool Girl? Because he says things like: ‘I like strong women.’ If he says that to you, he will at some point fuck someone else. Because ‘I like strong women’ is code for ‘I hate strong women.’)"
- Gone Girl
(Gillian Flynn, 2012)

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"I waited patiently - years - for the pendulum to swing the other way, for men to start reading Jane Austen, learn how to knit, pretend to love cosmos, organize scrapbook parties, and make out with each other while we leer. And then we’d say, Yeah, he’s a Cool Guy." - Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl (via mrgolightly)
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Best photo they’ve taken with each other thus far

i love $$$


Cute as can 🐝
life update

here i am - essentially, having everything i’ve ever wanted. and suddenly, something i used to fantasize about is happening. that ‘someone’ from the past is sitting behind me, staring, in the movie theater…

wake up - he’s a loser and sitting next to some dude, i am sitting next to my very sweet, very much-in-love-with boyfriend. life evaluation: i win. 

f i n a l l y.

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The entrance to Disneyland in 1965, when parking was only $0.25. You can just make out the Matterhorn underneath the “A”
via eBay seller nobleauction

Me at parties
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I guess this is my only pic