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#eve baird the daughter charlene never had

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For today’s quote of the day, I have chosen one of my favourite movies ever… The Mummy! This is such an amazing film, Evie is a brilliant character! You go Evie, tell em! 🙋🏻💪🏼💃🏻👏🏼

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My first day working at the library went really well! 📚📚 I’m feeling super confident bc I passed all day (my name tag even has my preferred name on it!) so here’s a couple after work selfies!

I was tagged by @exlibrisfangirl. Thank you! <3

Rules: Answer and tag ten people. Use the first letter of your name to answer each question. Real answers only. If the person before you had the same initial, you must have different answers. You can’t use the same word twice.

Name: Mirjam

Four-Letter Word: Moon

A Boy’s Name: Mark

Occupation: Mayor

Something You Wear: Matched socks

Food: Maple syrup

Something you find in the bathroom: Make up remover

A place: Maastricht

Reason for being late: Maybe traffic?

Something you yell: My cat’s name when she’s on the kitchen counter again

Movie title: Man of Steel

Something you drink: Mint tea

An animal: Macaroni penguin

A type of car: Mercedes-Benz

Song: Mordred’s Lullaby – Heather Dale 

I tag @thatonceandfutureprat, @ladymarianor, @lizstiel, @littleredlucas, @thatonceandfutureprat, @gloriousclio, @interestinggin, @proud-librarian, and @iamstillwanderingwitless.

10 song meme

I was tagged by @problematicgaysinspace

Rules: Put your music on shuffle and write down the first ten songs that play then tag 10 mutuals. (okay i used spotify cause i barely listen to my own music)

1. The Great Unknown - Laurence Fox
2. Overwhelmed - Tim McMorris
3. The Schuyler Sisters - Renee Elise Goldsberry 
4. Can I Have This Dance? - Vanessa Hudgens
5. Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran
6. Complicated - Olivia O’Brien
7. More than a Band - Cast of Lemonade Mouth
8. Something Good - Julie Andrews
9. Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked - Cage the Elephant 
10. History - One Direction

I’m tagging @cloro18 @disneycastleismymindpalace @proud-librarian @bill-holmes @obi-wann-cannoli

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Cassandra and her Brain Grape

“Synesthetes rarely have all five senses involved. You’ve got full on hallucinations and seizures, indicative of a frontal lobe anomaly. Oligodendroglioma. How big is it?”  

“Guys, can we just hurry up and find human resources, this lighting is giving me a headache. 
Are you sure it’s not your brain grape about to pop?”

"I can see it, well, kind of.
Can you kind of get us out of here?
Oi, whatever issues you two are having, save it! I say we follow the brain grape.”

Lessons from Lessing’s Nathan der Weise

We’re celebrating religious toleration day in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library with the first edition of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s Nathan der Weise (1779)! This classic German play—written by a giant of German literature who was also, we are proud to say, a librarian—epitomizes the ideal of religious toleration through the dramatization of the Ring parable. The wise Nathan (modeled on Lessing’s friend Moses Mendelssohn) answers the sultan Saladin’s question as to which is the true faith by telling the story of a ring, passed down from father to son that makes its wearer beloved by God. Once, long ago, when a father had three sons, he had two copies of the ring made. No one could distinguish the real ring from the copies. Of course, the sons each claimed to have the real ring and arguments ensued. But Nathan argues that the authenticity of the ring does not matter for it is not the magic in the ring, but the virtuous life they each lead that makes each one of them pleasing to God. Nathan advises Christians, Muslims, and Jews to live by the religion they have each inherited, for each contains wisdom and salvation. Wise words for 2015, too! VH

to cassie, from jake

when everything’s meant to be broken, i just want you to know who i am

so contagious // acceptance, iris // goo-goo dolls, someone like you // boys like girls, i’ll believe in anything // wolf parade, flaws // bastille, something i need // onerepublic, shape of my heart // backstreet boys, ho hey // the lumineers

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