I am rooted, but I flow









English major, Human Rights minor at UC Berkeley

I like art, coffee, education, feminism, food, literature, music, pets, politics, science, TV, and travel

occasionally, I try to write.



"All right, so I exaggerate, and
in bad taste. Let’s say Love has put away its balance,
tape measure, and nails and is poking around in its tin
lunch pail. So how can I measure how much I love you?
Except the way the willow measures the universe.
Except the way your hair is tangled among the stars.
The way the turtle’s shell reflects the night’s sky.
I’m not counting on anything anymore."
—  Richard Jackson, from “No Turn on Red,” Heartwall (University of Massachusetts Press, 2000)

(Source: apoetreflects, via andrewjg47)


"The heart is the toughest part of the body.
Tenderness is in the hands."
—  Carolyn ForchéThe Country Between Us (via feellng)

(via andrewjg47)


don’t ask me why but I found my little concoction quite endearing


(Source: captainharrison, via kitty-pimss)


ucresearch:

UC Berkeley’s Early Warning System Beat Napa Earthquake by 10 Seconds
Ten seconds before the San Francisco Bay Area started shaking early Sunday morning, an experimental system in a UC Berkeley lab sounded an alarm, counting down to the impending earthquake. The system works through an array of sensors near the fault line which calculate the severity of the quake and broadcast a warning.

It might not seem like much, but even a few seconds notice could allow utilities to shut off gas lines, elevators to let people off at the next floor, and trains to slow down. The USGS cites the benefits a warning could give to a doctor in the middle of performing surgery. In 2012, BART adopted an automatic braking system linked to the program, called Shake Alert.

Read more about UC Berkeley’s earthquake early warning system.

so proud of my school <3

ucresearch:

UC Berkeley’s Early Warning System Beat Napa Earthquake by 10 Seconds

Ten seconds before the San Francisco Bay Area started shaking early Sunday morning, an experimental system in a UC Berkeley lab sounded an alarm, counting down to the impending earthquake. The system works through an array of sensors near the fault line which calculate the severity of the quake and broadcast a warning.

It might not seem like much, but even a few seconds notice could allow utilities to shut off gas lines, elevators to let people off at the next floor, and trains to slow down. The USGS cites the benefits a warning could give to a doctor in the middle of performing surgery. In 2012, BART adopted an automatic braking system linked to the program, called Shake Alert.

Read more about UC Berkeley’s earthquake early warning system.

so proud of my school <3


I’ve been struggling with The Plague (for a reason I have yet to fully determine), so in the meantime I picked up this book because an acquaintance of mine recommended it. I’m loving it already (and often find myself giggling, if not bursting into laughter, in certain moments)! Sadly this is probably the last of my summer reading series, as school starts in a few days. It’s been a thrill reading so much for fun, and I can’t wait to do it again during Winter Break!

I’ve been struggling with The Plague (for a reason I have yet to fully determine), so in the meantime I picked up this book because an acquaintance of mine recommended it. I’m loving it already (and often find myself giggling, if not bursting into laughter, in certain moments)! Sadly this is probably the last of my summer reading series, as school starts in a few days. It’s been a thrill reading so much for fun, and I can’t wait to do it again during Winter Break!


funny it takes no time to fall back down/ funny it takes the time to get back up

(Source: going-steady-xx)


tyulipan:

drake in the anaconda video and van gogh’s ‘at eternity’s gate’

I QUIT!!!

(via song-of-myselfie)


Beyoncé’s full performance at the 2014 VMA’s

I will never be over this. 

(Source: jennception, via mrgolightly)


"Anyone who gives you a cinnamon roll fresh from the oven is a friend for life"
—  

Lemony Snicket, When Did You See Her Last? (via bookmania)

hi Jimmy