Why I don't like On the Road
There is a mix of minor and major reasons why I don’t like Kerouac’s On the Road. I think it’s a bit full of itself many times. I think that the train of thought prose, while entertaining initially, grows cumbersome. The characters are slightly lacking. But my main problem is something I believe very few others have a problem with. My main problem is that Kerouac writes one of my...
Why I Love Movies
I just watched Beasts of the Southern Wild. I’m afraid to say what I’m about to say about it because I don’t want to oversell it and make anyone who actually reads these stupid posts have too high of expectations, but here it is anyway: From the beginning, I knew this movie was going to be good. I honestly don’t understand all of it, but I love that. This movie, while...
Absolutely Fantastic Anti-Bullying Poem →
I’m not usually a fan of this type of poetry, but this is truly great. Take 7 minutes out of your day to watch it. It’s worth it. I promise.
Barca! Barca! BAAARRRCCCAA!
So I actually went to classes this week, but I’m going to ignore that portion of my life for the more entertaining and fun events. 1. Barca Game I’ve never really been a big fan of soccer. That’s a bit of an understatement, but regardless, the FC Barcelona game was a phenomenal experience. A couple reasons why I think it was better than any other previous soccer exposure: A....
First Study Abroad Post
So it’s been about a week since I left home and a lot has happened since then. Even the highlights will be long, but I will do my best. The flights were long. Very little is relevant except a Spanish woman was extremely adamant about me turning off my iPod during the descent (I turned it on for about a second to check the time). Also, Madrid airport is amazing. For the first day,...
Upcoming conversation to be repeated numerous...
Hi I’m Spencer. I’m from Cupertino, California. It’s in the Bay Area. San Francisco. No, it is in the northern part of California. I go to school at Tufts University. It’s near Boston. I’m double majoring in economics and psychology. Ya, I don’t know what I’m doing with it. Haha, ya me too. Repeat
We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all...– Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception
The Quiet Place Project →
Just try it out. Fans of a certain tv show will particularly enjoy this.
All six seasons of Doctor Who have been watched by...
swordface: Now I must search for the seventh seasons episodes I have missed and catch up. In the mean time I am going to go watch the Torchwood series. What else have I got to do? British Comedies: The IT Crew The InBetweeners Anything with Ricky Gervais British Cop shows: Luther Life On Mars (starring The Master, also has sci-fi elements and great music) Ashes to Ashes (spin-off of...
Taking the gloves off
Just a couple of things. I’ve been quiet for a pretty long time on this thing because, for the most part, I like to keep my private thoughts private. When I put these words down on tumblr, they’ll always be accessible and available to be used against me. That explains the silence. Numero 2: The easiest way to live an angry, outraged, and unhappy life is to take yourself too...
On seeing the 100% perfect girl one beautiful... →
Absolutely beautiful short story written by Haruki Murakami.
For Schwartz, this formed the paradox at the heart of baseball, or football, or...– The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Oh God No!! →
Glenn Beck wants to make a conservative version of glee. Glenn Beck and Glee are probably two of my least favorite things in the world…and they’re being combined. It’s like the Avengers…but instead of being awesome, it’s probably the most despicable piece of crap Hollywood has come out with since anything Adam Sandler made past 50 first dates. I don’t want to...
5 Years Time-Noah and the Whale Currently playing...
collegehumor: Adorable Kids Perform Gotye This music video was made to promote cootie awareness. Parenting win
I have no idea what I'm doing.
The Weight-Little Feat (ft Bela Fleck) Cover of...
Describe your sex life with the title of a book
The Jungle-Sinclair Lewis
A slide in my social psych class today was titled
When life gets harder, you probably have just...
Why not? →
It's been a good night
Felt so great to be back on the mound again.
Breath in That first step off the mound, staring at the glove, placing right foot against the rubber Breath out Bring the left leg up and look like the Karate Kid, ready to pounce, Breath in Separate arms, push off the back foot, springing forward, using all the force my body can muster Breath out Bring arm around and release ball, following through and watching as 200 years of the...