I'm rarely a serious blogger, but when I am I tend to post about women in academia, science and languages & linguistics.

Mostly, though, you will find lots of pictures of cats & owls, bits and pieces of the world, and quotes that inspire me.

Coffee and Brainz

All Things Linguistic: Linguistics Christmas Jokes

allthingslinguistic:

How does a linguist wish someone a joyful Dec 25th?
Merry/Mary/marry Christmas!

What are Father Christmas’s linguist sisters and daughters called?
Relative Clauses

What does a linguist say when Santa just won’t leave you alone?
He’s lost the stalking/stocking distinction

What is a distinctive…

(Source: allthingslinguistic, via brentammm)

montreal-photos:

First train: 5:51AM 

montreal-photos:

First train: 5:51AM 

(via minkviterusser)

The Genre of Self-Evaluation

This post was written with tenure portfolio in mind, but is equally applicable to graduate school statement of purpose and grant/scholarship application.

A good read, even if just to realize that you are not alone! :)

iamlittlei:

mb24jg:

bookriot:

I am neither a cat person, nor do I knit, nor do I ever hope to be one. I’m a dog person (in theory) and a person who is not “crafty” in the Beastie Boys sense or in the Martha Stewart, Shelter Magazine, or PBS Saturday afternoon show make-adorable-crumpets-out-of-old-panty-hose sense. I am the antithesis of craft, of making. I am Shiva, destroyer of worlds. Of all people, my mother would know this.
KNIT YOUR OWN CAT, or The Worst Gift Book Ever

Iamlittlei I think that this would be a great project for all of your free time. My Christmas shopping is done!

So true. For all those evenings when I sit at home, bored and full of energy and without a cat in my face.
Oh, wait.

Clearly, I need to start knitting! :)

iamlittlei:

mb24jg:

bookriot:

I am neither a cat person, nor do I knit, nor do I ever hope to be one. I’m a dog person (in theory) and a person who is not “crafty” in the Beastie Boys sense or in the Martha Stewart, Shelter Magazine, or PBS Saturday afternoon show make-adorable-crumpets-out-of-old-panty-hose sense. I am the antithesis of craft, of making. I am Shiva, destroyer of worlds. Of all people, my mother would know this.

KNIT YOUR OWN CAT, or The Worst Gift Book Ever

Iamlittlei I think that this would be a great project for all of your free time. My Christmas shopping is done!

So true. For all those evenings when I sit at home, bored and full of energy and without a cat in my face.

Oh, wait.

Clearly, I need to start knitting! :)

childrenofthemoshyard:

turquoisekush:

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]” by e.e. cummings

Read by Heath Ledger

this is so absolutely beautiful, read by such an incredible man. his voice makes the words so soft and desperate, just as they are to be.

one of my favourite poems and this is so nice

(Source: speakcelebrity, via minkviterusser)

lesserjoke:

This is Dr. Jean Berko Gleason, the linguist who originally came up with the now-famous Wug Test for researching child language acquisition. She’s pictured here hugging a very large wug.

lesserjoke:

This is Dr. Jean Berko Gleason, the linguist who originally came up with the now-famous Wug Test for researching child language acquisition. She’s pictured here hugging a very large wug.

lesserjoke:

Not even joking right now.

lesserjoke:

Not even joking right now.

I am haunted by “the stack of essays that would not diminish”! I swear I had only four copies left 2 essays ago, and now I still have four! (And I have become as inconsistent as my students when it comes to writing numbers with letters/digits! ^^)

So, seriously, 4 essays left before reaching my bed. If there’s still 4 after this one, I’m calling the X-files team!



One year.
525,600 minutes
525,000 moments so dear
Amazing.

One year.

525,600 minutes

525,000 moments so dear

Amazing.

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