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Ten Best Sentences?

bookgeekconfessions:

The American Scholar chose what they consider to be the ten best sentences ever written. What do you guys think of them? What makes a great sentence? How do sentences compare to quotes, I wonder…

conflictingheart:

the waitomo caves of new zealand’s northern island, formed two million years ago from the surrounding limestone bedrock, are home to an endemic species of bioluminescent fungus gnat (arachnocampa luminosa, or glow worm fly) who in their larval stage produce silk threads from which to hang and, using a blue light emitted from a modified excretory organ in their tails, lure in prey who then become ensnared in sticky droplets of mucus.

photos from spellbound waitomo tours, forevergone, blue polaris, and martin rietze. (more cave photos) (more bioluminescence photos)

BOLD what applies to you.

Appearance:

  • I am 5’4 or shorter. 
  • I have many scars.
  • I tan easily.
  • I wish my hair was a different color.
  • I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color.
  • I have a tattoo.
  • I am self-conscious about my appearance.
  • I have/I’ve had/I need braces.
  • I wear glasses/contacts.
  • I’d get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free, scar-free
  • I’ve been told I’m attractive by a complete stranger.
  • I have more than 2 piercings.
  • I have piercings in places besides my ears.
  • I have freckles.(Like maybe a dozen. On my entire body.) 

Family/Home Life:

  • I’ve sworn at/in front of my parents.
  • I’ve been kicked out of the house.
  • I have a sibling less than one year old.
  • I want to have kids someday.
  • I have children.
  • I’ve lost a child.

Embarrassment:

  • I’ve slipped out a “lol” in a spoken conversation.
  • Disney movies still make me cry.
  • I’ve snorted while laughing. 
  • I’ve laughed so hard I’ve cried. 
  • I’ve glued my hands to something.
  • I’ve laughed till some kind of beverage came out of my nose. 
  • I’ve had my pants rip in public.

Health:

  • I was born with a disease/impairment.
  • I currently have a serious disease.
  • I’ve had stitches.
  • I’ve broken a bone.
  • I’ve had my tonsils removed.
  • I’ve sat in a doctor’s office with a friend.
  • I’ve had my wisdom teeth removed.
  • I’ve had surgery.
  • I’ve had chicken pox.

Traveling:

  • I’ve driven over 200 miles in one day.
  • I’ve been to Canada. 
  • I’ve been to Niagara Falls.
  • I’ve been to Japan.
  • I’ve Celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
  • I’ve been to Spain.
  • I’ve been to Africa.
  • I’ve been to Italy.
  • I’ve been to France. 
  • I’ve been to London.

Experiences:

  • I’ve been lost in my city.
  • I’ve seen a shooting star.
  • I’ve wished on a shooting star.
  • I’ve seen a meteor shower.
  • I’ve gone out in public in my pajamas.
  • I’ve pushed all the buttons on an elevator.
  • I’ve been to a casino.
  • I’ve been skydiving.
  • I’ve gone skinny dipping.
  • I’ve played spin the bottle.
  • I’ve been skiing.
  • I’ve been in a play.
  • I’ve met someone in person from the internet.
  • I’ve caught a snowflake on my tongue. 
  • I’ve seen the Northern Lights.
  • I’ve sat on a roof top at night.
  • I’ve played chicken.
  • I’ve played a prank on someone.
  • I’ve ridden in a taxi.
  • I’ve seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  • I’ve eaten sushi.
  • I’ve been snowboarding.

Relationships:

  • I’m single.
  • I’m in a relationship.
  • I’m engaged.
  • I’m married.
  • I’ve gone on a blind date. 
  • I’ve been the dumpee more than the dumper.
  • I miss someone right now.
  • I’ve been divorced.
  • I’ve had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back. 

Sexuality:

  • I’ve had a crush on someone of the same gender.
  • I’ve kissed a member of the same gender.
  • I’ve had sex with more than one person at the same time.
  • I’m a cuddler.
  • I’ve been kissed in the rain.
  • I’ve had sex outdoors.
  • I’ve hugged a stranger.
  • I have kissed a stranger. 
  • I have had sex with a stranger.

Honesty/Crime:

  • I’ve done something I promised someone else I wouldn’t.
  • I have lied to my parents about where I am.
  • I’ve cheated while playing a game.
  • I’ve run a red light.
  • I’ve been suspended from school. 
  • I’ve witnessed a crime. 
  • I’ve been in a fist fight.
  • I’ve been arrested.

Drugs/Alcohol:

  • I’ve consumed alcohol.
  • I’ve smoked a cigarette.
  • I regularly drink.
  • I’ve taken painkillers when I didn’t need them.
  • I’ve done hard drugs.
  • I’ve been addicted to an illegal drug.

(Source: bangbangpoppop)

tossme:

Big-atures: Rivendell

"One of the wonderful treats that came as a by-product to the building of Rivendell was that - while we were building it - Alan Lee was so… attached to this miniature that he’d come down regularly and work on it - with us.” - Richard Taylor