The best you can hope for in a relationship is to find someone whose flaws are...– Scott Adams (via quote-book)
Faith can no longer mean sitting still and waiting— they must rise and follow...– Dietrich Bonhoeffer (via colourmecupcake)
Metaxas's Counterfeit Bonhoeffer →
sorenandsartre: After reading most of Eric Metaxas’s book, I have felt like it is mostly aimed at making Bonhoeffer an evangelical championing the orthodoxy of the reformed crowd. Because I am not as well versed in the theology involved as I’d like to be, I haven’t been able to properly communicate or defend this view. But this book review has helped clarify a lot.
You're doing it right, President Obama
geekandsundry: bitshare: President Obama knows how to work the Internet. He is on Reddit right now, doing an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session with Redditors. This is pretty damn cool, and a neat way for Obama to show he is in tune with the regular people of America. Mr. President, you are doing it right! Read More Obama is a chill dude. Obama did a reddit AMA? Wut.
EVERY INCH A KING: My fellow classicists... →
napoleoncaesarparte: ellebackwards: Who do you think was the worst Roman Emperor? Personally, I have to say Nero because he was a freaking psycho. I personally think Domitian; debasement of the currency is not a good thing. You can talk about all the other weird hijinks of…
My argument about what fiction is supposed to be- and I might be wrong, but...– John Green (via quotesandlovelythings)
Well, while you were in the bathroom, I sat down at this picnic table here in...– John Green, An Abundance of Katherines (via bookhangovers)
How to Ruin Lives with Game of Thrones *SPOILERS*
Friend: I'm about to start watching the second season of Game of Thrones! I can't wait!
Me: Have you read the books?
Friend: No, but I think I can predict what's going to happen. Tell me if I'm right: Arya's going to go back to Winterfell and be with her brothers again.
Me: The recruits get ambushed by goldcloaks. Yoren dies and Arya has to be Tywin Lannister's slave.
Friend: Oh. Well, at least Bran and Rickon are safe at Winterfell, right?
Me: It gets burned down by ironmen after Theon Greyjoy betrays Robb and takes over it.
Friend: Oh. Well, at least Catelyn and Robb are fighting against Joffrey. With the support of the Twins, they'll totally crush him.
Me: Robb turns out to have an amputation fetish and falls in love with a nurse from Volantis after she cuts off some guy's foot. He marries her and ruins his pact with the Freys.
Friend: Oh. Well, at least Renly and Stannis are in rebellion. If they band together, they could totally take Joffrey down.
Me: Stannis kills Renly with a shadow monster. All of Renly's bannermen except the Tyrells go over to him after that.
Friend: Oh. Well, at least Stannis now has the power to destroy Joffrey. I mean, unless the Tyrells decide to help the Lannisters, but that would never -
Me: That's what happens. The Tyrells crush Stannis and Joffrey stays king. He's going to marry Margaery now.
Friend: Oh. Well, at least Sansa can leave because she doesn't have to marry Joffrey.
Me: Actually, she still has to stay at the Red Keep to be Joffrey's chew toy. But don't worry, Littlefinger promised to help. He's the sketchy guy with a pedophiliac interest in her.
Friend: Oh. Well, at least Tyrion will finally get the recognition he deserves now that he's hand of the king.
Me: Everyone hates him even more and he ends the season with a hideous facial scar.
Friend: Oh. Well, at least Dany and her dragons are totally going to take over Westeros.
Me: She spends half the season refusing to show anyone her dragons and the other half asking where her dragons are.
Friend: Oh. Well, at least she has those awesome handmaids and bloodriders.
Me: Irri is murdered, Rakharo gets beheaded, and Doreah is locked in a vault with a fat guy who's probably going to eat her at some point.
Friend: Oh. Well, at least there's Jaime Lannister. As long as I can see him kicking ass and taking names, I'll be fine.
Me: He gets about 20 minutes of screen time, and he's in chains for all of them.
Friend: Oh. Well, at least I'll get to look at his attractive, clean-shaven face and his flowing blonde hair.
Me: He's covered in mud and blood and his hair is brown.
Friend: Oh. Well, at least Jon Snow knows what he's doing.
Me: Jon Snow knows nothing.
WHEN IT'S 2 AM AND YOU'RE NOWHERE NEAR FINISHED
WHEN I GO SHOPPING WITH MY NON-ENGINEERING FRIENDS
youmightbeanengineeringstudentif: Me: Them: This is why I bring those friends along…