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iconator_81974403b92ca32b5a67efe2d6bd16abSo. I went looking for inspiration for a post and googled “What should I blog about”( I did. I really,really did.). I came across this article (which I loved) whose advice I decided to take.

Reading quotes is one of the ways I prefer to pass the incredibly large amounts of free time I now have. I’m going to combine two of the “Things to blog about” and make a list of a bunch of random quotes and see if they inspire me to write anything interesting at all.

Here goes;

History, real solemn history, I cannot be interested in. . . .The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all.

-Jane Austen

This one made me laugh and shake my head in agreement. It doesn’t mean I hate reading anything historical. On the contrary, historical fiction is one of my favorite genres with regards to books or movies. I am, although, inclined to reading about great women in history as opposed to men. On this point I agree with her, all the men (atleast the ones I’ve read about) seem to want all the pleasures of power with none of the responsibilities! Maybe I am being unjust in my quick judgment but it is what I have percieved about them. The women, on the other hand, were amazing. Queen Elizabeth I, Juana Of Castille, Anne Boleyn, Catherine Of Aragon. All brilliant, independent and ambitious women. You might disagree with me about Anne Boleyn but I still loved her.

I know that’s probably not her point but well..Its mine!

So basically, I love this quote and it reminds me of another. Much to BWC and Fuzzy’s chagrin I am going to quote Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl;

Anne Boleyn thought only with her heart and she got her head chopped off. So her daughter Elizabeth made a vow never to marry a man. She married her country.

-Blair Waldorf

Whatever you may say, I like her! She’s intelligent,funny and I enjoy watching her.

Moving on to our next quote:

Dreams are the eraser dust I blow off my page.
They fade into the emptiness, another dark gray day.
Dreams are only memories of the plans I had back then.
Dreams are eraser dust and now I use a pen.

-Edgar Allan Poe

I have nothing to say about this one except that its brilliant and I love it.

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.


-Anonymous

Makes you smile doesn’t it? Its like a secret only those of us who read share. This reminds of something. When I was little, I always wondered who this Anonymous was who wrote such brilliant things. Every book or website I went to had its largest portion consisting of contributions by this man named Anonymous. It took me some time to learn what it really meant!


Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

~P.J. O’Rourke

šŸ˜„ Sorry, there no other way for me to express my reaction at this one!

So, there you go. This qualifies as some semblance to a post, right?As I leave,here are some quotes by people born on our birthdays!

Mine first;

Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

Henry Louis Mencken, born onĀ SeptemberĀ 12, 1880,
American humorous journalist and critic of American life who influenced US fiction through the 1920s, 1880-1956

BWC’s next;

All truth is parallel; All truth is untrue.

Rozz Williams,born onĀ NovemberĀ 6, 1963
Singer of Goth band Christian Death, American musician, singer, poet and artist, 1963-1998

Finally, Fuzzy’s;

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.

Naguib Mahfouz,born onĀ DecemberĀ 11, 1911
Egyptian novelist and screenplay writer 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature, b.1911

Until Next Time!

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Thaa..t’s me (Score to self for the rhyme!) !

“A little bit of industry is just what this soul needs”..that’s what you thought right? Well, I was right there with you.Until now.Judging by the lousy week I’ve had, though? Industry = BAD.It equals just asking for trouble.If you go to Vidya Mandir* (there, I’ve said it!) , anyway.Remember that post on Women? I bet you thought I was just ranting about one such female, one little incident somewhere along the way that scarred me for life.. No such luck, however.The Gentler Sex seems determined to enforce my observations.This week for instance :

I was appointed Art Director for this play we’re performing, Saturday. Equals good, right?

No.

Because of the natural females-politics affinity.

First, this woman asks me to be the Art Director.She says : Design the sets.What do I do? Design the sets.And then she says: start working on it.I’m working on it.And THEN.. she says I haven’t done anything at all towards the creation of a set and so I go in the trash can so she can find herself a shiny, new Director(so to say).Of course, this I hear only from gossiping juniors.

Why.

That is all I ask. OK, it’s not – I have a whole frikkin’ list, actually, but still.Just why is it so utterly, impossibly unthinkable to just come, tell ME if she thinks I’m not doing what I am not paid to do I should be doing ? And in my defence, I have actually been working on it.Most days, there are more active sloths than yours truly but I have been doing everything I can with available ‘crew’ (for lack of a better word) and material.In fact, some other people (outside of our cast) actually appreciated it. The aforementioned sow , though? She thinks ‘the wood kind of looks like it has little bugs on it’ (in reference to the wood-pattern). In her defence (yes, in my head, I actually defend the guilty party ,also) someone from our cast thought it was ugly (in not so many words, but still) , too. Now, generally, I like constructive criticism (much better than gushy complimenting) but this, when TO MY FACE.I absolutely do not appreciate learning from other sources of my ‘incompetence’.

Result : 1) I thoroughly regret agreeing to it at all.All play, no work suits me just fine (sorry, Jack**).

2) I hate school and, more importantly, the people in it even more.Which is sad because I didn’t think there was room for any more hate in that direction.

3) I am (possibly) no good at drawing things other than noses, too.Thanks, Life.It’s been a pleasure.

A while back, this kid at school made a speech during the assembly – something about having to trust the world anew everyday although it shatters that trust every single time.I thought it melodramatic at the time but there’s nothing like a little dose of school to cure such idiocy.

That will be it, for now.Stay tuned for further pleasant musings.

*The school I attend.

** ” All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy; All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy “.

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… Gossipville ? PolitiCity ? I could think of a choice few words more to describe the ‘fairer sex’ but we want to keep this blog PG-13**.That’s not to say I haven’t a couple of men in mind who would deserve them (and, possibly, more) ,too but it’s not a general tendency at the very least (Men, be thankful.Very thankful.).

I do not know the mind that labeled humans in general at the peak of the Intelligence chart but she ( Heck, I’m ranting about the Shes as things are, so why not go all the way, right?) obviously missed a couple of things.

I mean, you know how they say men are like dogs, women, cats ( no offence meant to the felines)? It’s true.The mind that came up with that, I’ve no issues with.Like, ” Give a dog a bone and–“. OK, the Memory fails, but it’s something to do with ‘Rufus’ being eternally grateful .Men are like that.I’m not saying ‘Give a man a bone and he’ll be eating right out of your hand’ but just generally, they’re nicer.Or maybe, the word I’m looking for is ..simpler.Not in the head! In a good way. Females, on the other hand (apart from making me want to tear at my hair) have all sorts of strange inhibitions and rituals and such like. Also note : I have never- to date- been offered an acceptable explanation (or of the beat ’round the bush-type) either.

Laws for Survival :

* Gossip hard.Especially about the person you were just gossiping with.Honestly.No sport has yet been invented that is more ..’compelling’.

* Herd instinct: There is NO such thing as individual opinion.Also: a female escort is needed everywhere.Especially to the loo.

* It is necessary to find ‘ those model-types’ absolutely insane ( ” Do those people think of nothing but themselves?!”) but also: if you do not know what shade (of pink) *insert famous female’s name* wore to That award show That year, you must be of tribal descent and scientifically ignorant.Something along those lines anyway.If not told so, the Looks will tell.

* If you are waiting in a queue, it is obviously essential that you notice how Poor Mary Sue’s hair is also indicative of tribal descent.This is only on Sue’s Birthday of course.Further lenience is unheard of.

* Everything is giggle-worthy.

* It serves well to imagine the worst of everyone, as everyone, of the worst. (He he.. I’m just having too much fun with this.The second part was supposed to mean everyone reciprocates. Or you imagine that they do.This is resultant of Law I).

* You know those tests where they ask you stuff like ‘ Would you tell your friend if she had spinach stuck to her teeth?’. All females should pick ‘No’.But they will not.Because such tests will generally be taken with said friends at shoulder.

Right-ho, then (Excuse me for that, I’ve had a lot of Wodehouse in me ole system, lately).Here, I shall end.This does NOT mean that’s the last of it- I merely do not want hate mail flooding my overflowing inbox.It also does not mean all females are annoying that way, or that guys are all ‘nice’ ( The brother comes to mind.He he), just that they are generally better people.To my (twisted) mind at least.Then again, generalizations are generally meaningless.Yes, there is reason to call us the Oxymorons.

That will be all.

Apparently, not:

I must also say that I am not sexist (how can I afford to be?).And that sexist people are stupid.That’s one generalization I wont argue with (again: how can I afford to? Just came up with it din’t I?)

**Not really.

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