Poking around on my computer, I found a bunch of old notes from Nyota. Here are some bits and bobs from my phone:
You're not my boyfriend unless I trust you to take care of me. If being with you requires full self-sufficiency on my part, then you are a toy. Nothing wrong with toys, but sometimes what I need is someone who actually gives a shit about me without me wheedling.
(2012 08 21)
All I could accomplish is sit and look pretty, and I am far too bitter to accept a life of mere ornamentation.
(2012 09 02)
Never give me the "an aliens gotta do what an aliens gotta do" speech before you strap on you sonics and leave me making tea with Idris the prune faced alien1
(2012 09 08)1: If you got *both* halves of this reference, give yourself a cookie.
"Don't make us make more rules"
(2013 12 22)
"Boys," said Hermione Granger, "should not be allowed to love girls without asking them first! This is true in a number of ways and especially when it comes to gluing people to the ceiling!"
--Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
"Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you."
"Everything in life is unusual until you get accustomed to it
Proof is our way of capturing an infinite amount of information in a finite way.
--Paul Lockheart, A Mathematician's Lament
Let's look at a few lucky volume-weight relationships that for the moment protect you, as a new cook, from the menace of that old dragon Mathematics--and his allies, Physics, Chemistry, and Semantics.
--Joy of Cooking, 1975 ed, 8th printing, pg 589
"Of course I know what a bassoon is, I dance Scottish"
"No one else will explain it this way, but I'm right"
--Ratatosk on why Sassafrass is acapella done like the victorian music revolution never happened
Kids who are not frightened by differences admire Branwell for his. Because way down deep they know that civilized people have to preserve rare birds.
--Silent to the Bone, pg 134
Meanwhile, I always get back up. Not because I am strong, but because I do not know how to quit. Because when I am in pain, and I’m often in pain, I take those endorphins and I let them take me on. When I collapse, truly, and I do, it’s because I don’t know how to give up, and I just want a break. Asking permission to stop, and never stopping, is about as much respite as I give myself.
--Racheline is exquisite
I had a small supper party for him-- cooked by me alone, and edible, too. Will Thisbee gave me "The Beginner's Cook-Book for Girl Guides". It was just the thing; the writer assumes you know nothing about cookery and writes useful hints-- "When adding eggs, break the shells first".
--The Gurnsey Potato Pie and Literary Society, pg 197
There's nothing wrong with looking like a match. After all, that's what lights the fire.
--Jude Watson, book reviews in the back of Spinelli's "The Library Card"
The history of human progress was not made by being happy with what we have.
--Iantwin, specifically bodies
Writing about dancing is like doing an interpretive dance about economics.
--Laura (from candidate class, et al)
***( and lastly, here is a list called 'Scottish Dances' which is my collection of really awesome dances I wanna do more. You are probably not interested in this unless you are a fellow SCD. )