"When I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up – many people feel small, because they’re small and the universe is big – but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars. There’s a level of connectivity and that’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected! You want to feel relevant, you want to feel like you’re a participant in the goings on of activities and events around you – and that’s precisely what we are, just by being alive."
The view from my new favorite homework spot. (Taken with Instagram at Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library)
"This is a very personal question…umm…that one of my writers provided. It goes like this: It says “Your music is emotionally evocative. Hypothetically, one of my writers can’t listen to the album The Mysterious Production of Eggs without thinking of 2006. He had a crush on a friend, who’d made it clear that nothing was gonna happen. But after a Halloween party, where he was dressed up as Gay Abe Lincoln, and she was dressed as Raggedy Ann, they made out for hours until they both fell asleep on the couch with that album repeating all night ONLY to have her say the next day that It was a big mistake, [She] loved somebody else.” Can you suggest how he can get that association out of his head so he can listen to your music again?"
Why You Should Worship Your Librarian
"I am a master of data systems and human-computer interaction. I can catalog anything from an onion to a dog’s ear. I could catalog you! I wield unfathomable power. With a flip of my wrist I can hide your dissertation behind piles of old Field and Stream magazines. I can find data for your term paper that you never knew existed. My knowledge extends beyond mere categories. I cannot be confined to a single discipline. I am all-knowing and all-seeing. I bring order to chaos. I bring wisdom and culture to the masses. I preserve every aspect of human knowledge. And I will kick the crap out of anyone who says otherwise!"