it’s FANTASTIC they came back from four down!!!! and yeah the royals are a huge basestealing team and it’s great
im really glad. i wouldn’t want it any other way.
man the ppl who left kaufmann when it was 7-3 have to be kicking themselves right now
in the twelfth inning, with seven stolen bases. stealing bases is so cool im glad that, our sportsman people use that as a Key Strategy
i went downstairs to watch the last half of the 12th inning w/ my dad and afterwards they were interviewing one of the players and my dad was like, “yeah this dudes 21” and im like, shit there are sports on this team younger than me. the guy who hit the winning , uh, hit, wasn’t born the last time the royals got into the playoff stuff.
im r upset that i am. mildly excited about baseball.
i just heard my dad yell victoriously so i think that means we scored.
eta: we did not score when he yelled, but i went downstairs and i watched the rest of the ninth inning and we totally scored, and now its going into the 10th inning. this is possibly the closest ive been to finding baseball intriguing. no. i cannot be won over by this sportball.
i just. i really like the whole concept of stealing bases. i think it is Cool. and dyson was on , second base and just fuckin ran to third and it was Sweet. i think that is the coolest move. if i were a sportman i would do that all the time.
cool advice too all girls: unlearn internalized misogyny and surround urself with other girls and do fun things together like…. for example… form into one giant “super girl” and destroy the world
Billy Collins goes up to the counter and orders a coffee, black, with cream.It is warm, like childhood, like love, like losing yourself in your art.He holds the cup in his hands and stares across the room.There is a light on in the corner -Underneath it is a woman, reading a book.It is poetry. She is beautiful.Why do we write? Because we want to get back to that Starbucks,In that corner, with that cup of coffee.We want to be young again, and drinking coffee."Drink coffee with me," and she does.She is beautiful. It is poetry.
This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success.
The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?”
In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.
This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.”
To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ
Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images
- A Mighty Girl
also we’re dividing up the introduction to timon of athens into sections so that we can all take one and talk about it next week, and i saw that i got the one called “sex, nature, and disease” and was like “YEAH SCORE.”
and then the prof when he came around to me was like “meagan, i thought this might be a topic you’d like” IM GLAD. r glad he saw “sex, nature, and disease” and went “meagan surname is the person who will want to talk about this.”
bc. he is correct.
the phd student in my class after class was like “so whats your deal? whats your plan?” (meaning career academics wise) and i was like “oh im a super senior, i have a really spotty gpa but i want to get into grad school” and shes like “yeahhhh that definitely needs to be your plan. your essays could definitely get you in, just take the gre and do good on the verbal. you’re gonna kill the essay section, you’ll be good” and i was just like “WELL IM GLAD…. someone else thinks i could do it….” and she said “tbh you do argumentation & discussion better than some ppl in my phd program. your plan really needs to be to go to grad school. i don’t think you’re gonna be able to engage in this level of discourse anywhere else. you could do it, but you’re kind of bred for the academy…”
this is a really self serving post, but i wanted to. record that conversation because dang someone else who has no personal stake in me (i e is not a family member or close friend who might be Obligated to be Encouraging ) thinks i could nail it, thinks i am nailing it. that made me. feel really great. she offered to give me the email address of a friend whos studying reformation lit in texas if i wanted to talk to someone in my own field about masters/phd programs (shes social sciences). . sorry for the. complementary nature of this post. but i have/have had people telling me i was not smart enough or good enough to do things for a long time and i just. really needed an objective recommendation to do the thing i want to do.