taking care of Lizness

email mcshane@bu.edu with questions, comments, puns about animals, that new recipe your mom has been begging you to try, advice on how many reps I should do of this one exercise that uses five pound weights, and your thoughts about the oxford comma.

Jan 17
I pronounce dachshund “dash-und,” which is wrong says iamsorceress, some blogger who sounds like a jerk and a half. I found her post through Google only a minute ago when I thought to check whether it made sense that I photoshopped this dog all over my dashboard. TURNS OUT IT DOESN’T MAKE MUCH SENSE AT ALL. Balls.

I pronounce dachshund “dash-und,” which is wrong says iamsorceress, some blogger who sounds like a jerk and a half. I found her post through Google only a minute ago when I thought to check whether it made sense that I photoshopped this dog all over my dashboard. TURNS OUT IT DOESN’T MAKE MUCH SENSE AT ALL. Balls.


Dec 23

Starting Breaking Bad. This song closed out the 4th episode and I think it’s great.


Dec 21

Last spring I had a heart that felt like it had been squashed into a bloody pile of junk and a spirit that felt like it had been trampled under the hooves of Spirit, the goddamn Stallion of the Cimarron. I had taken the semester off and was living at home with my parents. I spent my days filling out job applications I would never follow up on, sitting in my basement watching Food Network, and driving around aimlessly because that felt almost active.

I had songs I cycled through on loop as a form of audio-therapy— all kind of sad and wistful, think of the soundtrack to Garden State. This song, “Gray or Blue” by Jaymay, was my favorite of the set. Its iTunes play count is at a million bajillion. 

I had phased out my Playlist of Sadness by early summer, around when I moved into an apartment in Boston, and had forgotten about the thing until just moments ago. I didn’t realize the Playlist of Sadness sucked so hard! These songs are so cheesy, they’re what cheddar would sound like if it could sing. I think they made me feel like less of a loser, but, oh man, I was such a loser.


Dec 12

Woke up this morning thinking how if it’s true that the last thing I’ll see before dying will be a quick fast-forward through my life, then the last thing I’ll see will effectively be My Life: the Chipmunk Version. That sucks.


Dec 9
The kindly, old face (with emphasis on that mustache) of Dr. Segai Podhuvan persuaded me to finally read a Wikipedia appeal. Guys, my heart of ice is melting!
Excerpts from his plea:
“I was born a poor farmer in rural India in 1936. ”
"[I am] a father of five daughters and one son and still consider myself a country farmer with a single plough.”
“When I purchased my first computer in 2005, just using the mouse was difficult because my hands shake.” 
What is this?! Good thing puppies and babies can’t edit Wikipedia or I might have been persuaded to part with my last five dollars. Just kidding, I don’t have five dollars.

The kindly, old face (with emphasis on that mustache) of Dr. Segai Podhuvan persuaded me to finally read a Wikipedia appeal. Guys, my heart of ice is melting!

Excerpts from his plea:

  • I was born a poor farmer in rural India in 1936. ”
  • "[I am] a father of five daughters and one son and still consider myself a country farmer with a single plough.”
  • When I purchased my first computer in 2005, just using the mouse was difficult because my hands shake.” 

What is this?! Good thing puppies and babies can’t edit Wikipedia or I might have been persuaded to part with my last five dollars. Just kidding, I don’t have five dollars.


Dec 8
Wait a minute… something isn’t right here.

Wait a minute… something isn’t right here.


Aug 13

wondertonic:

“I Am The Cute One” by the Olsen Twins at 25% Speed. Important points at 2:08 and 3:46.


Jul 6
Hey Kudos, that granola bar is clearly a computer-generated image and I just can’t imagine that making that was easier or cheaper than taking a picture. Furthermore, it just really looks awful, it really does.

Hey Kudos, that granola bar is clearly a computer-generated image and I just can’t imagine that making that was easier or cheaper than taking a picture. Furthermore, it just really looks awful, it really does.


Jun 24
Being reminded that Wikipedia is falliable always throws me off.

Being reminded that Wikipedia is falliable always throws me off.


Jan 10

Feel I was too tough on you, bananas. Forgive me. You’re so filling.


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