I apologize for any pretentiousness contained herein.

My life is now a constant cycle of cleaning to procrastinate from schoolwork and doing schoolwork to procrastinate from cleaning.


Automne 2014: bienvenue dans la meilleure saison sartoriale! Fall 2014: welcome to the best sartorial season!

In my ideal world, this is basically how I would dress all autumn long.


Automne 2014: bienvenue dans la meilleure saison sartoriale!
Fall 2014: welcome to the best sartorial season!

In my ideal world, this is basically how I would dress all autumn long.

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This is the coolest motorcycle rider.

A serious-looking hunter by Erik Mandre


A serious-looking hunter by Erik Mandre

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I don’t usually post ootds, but I really liked the combo I came up with here.

Cross out what you've already read. Six is the average.


Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Bible - Council of Nicea
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte 
Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien 
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Middlemarch - George Eliot
Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
Bleak House - Charles Dickens
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Emma - Jane Austen
Persuasion - Jane Austen
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
Animal Farm - George Orwell
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Dune - Frank Herbert
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold 
Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
On The Road - Jack Kerouac
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie 
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
Ulysses - James Joyce 
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
Germinal - Emile Zola
Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Possession - AS Byatt
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
Charlotte’s Web - EB White
The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery 
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
Watership Down - Richard Adams
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole 
A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

(Source: antoinetheswan)

Green Tomato Pie
1982 Polo Ralph Lauren Advertisement



I still don’t understand why everyone’s so proud to be american we’re a really shitty country


Perhaps it’s because, in part, you are allowed to actually post something like this without the fear of getting arrested. Also, coming from someone that has lived in different countries, the United States of America is still one of the best countries to live in, both in terms of quality of life and economic feasibility—remember, our poor are other country’s rich. Is the US still a country rife with problems? Hell yes. However, is there any country that does not have their own problems? Hell no. The United States is a country that has evolved so much from it’s founding 238 years ago, with only one major civil war in the interim—something many other nations can’t claim. It has also fostered many leaders that have called for recognition of the disenfranchised and beaten down—people like Ida Tarbell, Frederick Douglass, and Betty Friedan who, though they may have been persecuted in their day, have now been hailed as heroes. We also have many dark sides to our country, but Patriotism is, in part, the ability to praise what has been done well, while acknowledging, and not excusing, the grievous  mistakes of the past and present.  Being able to learn about the path of our country, both the good and the bad, and possessing the ability to praise and criticize without arrest—that is why I’m proud to be an American. Happy Independence Day!

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