“When things break, it’s not the actual breaking that prevents them from getting back together again. It’s because a little piece gets lost — the two remaining ends couldn’t fit together even if they wanted to. The whole shape has changed.”—John Green and David Levithan, Will Grayson Will Grayson (via pavorst)
i have not gone to bed before 4am since…last thursday? because last friday, i worked a double shift and did not even get home from work until 7am. i am wiiiiiddddeeeee awake right now, even though i was nearly falling asleep today in class and was exhausted at dinner with meg.
i hate this. i don’t have to go to work tomorrow, but, watch, someone’s going to call off tomorrow and i’ll get a call like “oh hey, can you cover this person’s shift?” because that’s just how things are going lately.
i need to work less. but i don’t think i can afford to. i hate this.
“We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing — an actor, a writer — I am a person who does things — I write, I act — and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.”—Stephen Fry (via rachelshead)
“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”—Sylvia Plath (via thegirlandherbooks)
So I’m in Colorado for the week! It took 2 trains, a plane, a bus, another train, and finally a car to get home, but I’m here! It was a pretty easy trip (woo Southwest!).
The one thing that I always, always, always hate about traveling, though, is the security stuff. And not because it’s an invasion of privacy or whatever. No, I get more annoyed because it’s been over 10 years since 9/11 and all the security increases that came along with that, and still NOBODY FUCKING KNOWS HOW TO GO THROUGH SECURITY EFFICIENTLY.
I don’t know, maybe I travel more than the average Joe, and I know it’s still the holiday season, technically, but seriously? How hard is it to take off your coat at least before you get to the scanners? How hard is it to unzip the bag your laptop and toiletries are in so you can grab them and throw them in a bucket? HOW HARD IS IT TO EMPTY YOUR FUCKING POCKETS BEFORE YOU GET IN LINE? Like today: I got to the end of the walkway from the El, pulled over to the side, packed the winter gear I was wearing into my backpack, pulled off my coat, and got out my boarding pass and ID. Took like 3 minutes, tops. Dude I ended up behind? Didn’t take off his coat until he was at the buckets, was still emptying his pockets when I was trying to get enough buckets for myself to send my stuff through.
I dunno, maybe I’m impatient or whatever, but they have those signs telling you to get your stuff out/off for a reason. All you’re doing in line is standing, maybe moving forward a few feet at a time. That is plenty of time to get yourself situated. PLENTY.
But no. I’ve seen people in the security line just wandering through like they have no idea what’s going on. I once saw a lady take her freaking birth control pills in line. And then they act all fucking rushed and harassed when the TSA’s like “I told you, take off your shoes, put your laptop in a separate tray, make sure your liquids are in ziploc bags.” HELLO. We’ve been doing this shit for 10 years now. There’s always some stupid bullshit about how our privacy is being invaded or how long the security lines are on the news. And yet no one knows how to go through security.
I go through this rant in my head every time I travel. This should be common knowledge by now, right? Or am I just being pretentious? Do I just travel way more than everyone else? Whatever it is, every time I’m behind some asshole who doesn’t know what’s up at the airport, there is a little eye rolling and foot tapping going on on my end.