Well as we all know, Facebook is so the new Myspace. But doesn’t it annoy you when you have twenty new notifications and you realize that it was actually two of your friends having a conversation one of your photos? Julian Smith puts it best in his “25 Things I Hate About Facebook”:

And I figured, this would be the best time to fill this 25 random things that I was tagged in oh so long ago. So here it goes:

1. I want to be a writer: some days I want to write about fashion, some days I want to write about music, some days I want to write about culture, and some days I want to write about Darfur. I just can’t make up my mind. Oh, and I also want to be a photographer. And a historian.

2. Back in 5th grade, I liked this boy so much that I couldn’t even talk to him. I still struggle with this problem to this day.

3. I’d rather starve to death than not be able to spend money on new clothes.

4. I don’t know who Jesus, Mary or Joseph is. And I don’t understand religion.

5. I like to contradict people just for the sake of making them feel like they are wrong. But most of the time, I end up being wrong.

6. I don’t understand why chapstick tastes good when you put it on your lips, but when you just bite the chapstick, it tastes like poison.

7. I am extermely self-concious about people not liking me: probably from years of having to make new friends in new schools.

8. I use little inconsequential tidbits about my life to define who I am to others.

9. Out of all the fabulous places in the world I have lived in, I had to be born in New Jersey. My mother couldn’t be bothered to drive herself another hour North while in labor up to New York City to give birth to me.

10. I hate it when people change the volume on the TV or the radio to a number that’s not a multiple of five.

11. I love cameras. I have officially started my own camera collection. Currently, my camera count is 2.

12. Ever since Jack died and left Rose alone until she rotted like a dried up prune, I don’t believe in love. Or fate.

13. I have always felt destined for greatness. So far, this has been a total bust.

14. My dad almost named me Rafiki long before The Lion King came out.

15. My dog is my frenemy. I pretend to like it to it’s face, but then behind it’s back it secretly curse and despise it.

16. I was born 8 weeks early. This is why I only get jokes 8 weeks later.

17. I have never had a real boyfriend.

18. I hate television, yet I watch over 12 different TV shows religiously. Yes, I am a hypocrite.

19. My favorite vegetable is brussel sprouts, the universally most despised food known to man.

20. This summer, I am going to one of the most beautiful places in the world: Beirut.

21. Every morning, I wake up before my alarm clock goes off. And on weekends, I wake up especially early. All of this is completely unintentional and out of my hands.

22. I speak in “That’s What She Said” language. For some reason, everything that comes out of my mouth sounds dirty.

23. I don’t like wearing pants. Instead, I substitute them for skirts, shorts, leggings, dresses, jumpsuits, anything.

24. I am doing this to avoid writing my Spanish essay. I not-so-secretly despise Señora Hermosa.

25. I’m a lot less cooler in person than on paper.

If you’ve stuck with me throughout this whole fairly annoying post, I applaud you. Now go facebook stalk someone or something.

Laura Marianne

“Living here day by day, you think it’s the center of the world. You believe nothing will ever change. Then you leave: a year, two years. When you come back, everything’s changed. The thread’s broken. What you came to find isn’t there. What was yours is gone. You have to go away for a long time… many years… before you can come back and find your people. The land where you were born. But now, no. It’s not possible. Right now you’re blinder than I am.

Who said that? Gary Cooper? James Stewart? Henry Fonda? Eh?

No, Toto. Nobody said it. This time it’s all me. Life isn’t like in the movies. Life… is much harder.”

– Alfredo and Salvatore, Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988)