My pupils were dilated at the optometrist and now they’re cartoonishly huge.

So kaw-eye.


look if you unironically say ‘money can’t buy happiness’ then either you’ve never faced a real financial struggle or you’ve achieved enlightenment, because goddamn does financial security feel an awful lot like happiness when it’s something you’re not used to

Money can’t buy happiness once you get above middle-income.

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Have I mentioned that The Diane Rehm Show did a show about the possibility of reviving extinct species?

And not once in the entire goddamn hour did they use the words Jurassic Park.

Just sort of in the mood to assume that I will have to go with my worst-case scenario plan, which is tremendously dreary since it means I’d have to wait up to another year and a half to leave Florida and go to grad school.

It’s so annoying when you click on a link expecting to be rickrolled

But first you have to sit through a thirty-second commercial before “Never Gonna Give You Up” starts playing

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how come none of my followers live near me i mean id love to get drunk with some of you

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Anonymous asked: You have to think where the best place to study international studies would be! DC is expensive, but it's the best place for internships and outside opportunities.

You’re absolutely right; all things being equal, I’d prefer to attend American than Kentucky, and I’d much rather live in Washington DC than in Lexington (even if it weren’t a matter of related job opportunities).

That said, all things aren’t equal, and the debt-load I’d have to take on for SIS is ridiculous, especially given that the degree — Global Environmental Politics — isn’t in a high-paying field. I’m not in it for the money, but I can’t justify sinking myself with that much debt without a decent strategy for paying it back.

I edited that post probably after you read it, but I can probably address that info better here, anyway. I’m also waiting to hear back about fellowship reconsideration at GWU (which is, obviously, also in DC), and even if I don’t get anything from them, there are a few factors that make it much easier for me to defer at Elliott for a year and then save up than to try the same with SIS.

Thanks for the input! I really do appreciate it. But don’t worry: I’m still very much pro-going-to-grad-school-in-DC, but I’m also trying to be as strategic about it as I can. I may end up moving to St. Louis for a job anyway, so there’s a good chance I’ll have more experience next time I try to apply for grad schools and funding.

Fingers crossed.