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I'm Pallavi. I'm 18, from Florida, at Duke University.
I like sunshine, chocolate, books, boys, pajamas, and science.

April 23rd
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1:48 am

Finally warm enough to wear shorts. And doin my job.

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April 22nd
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3:34 pm



too cute.

My boyfriend and I.

April 22nd
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April 22nd
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2:41 am

i’m just very bored

1. Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it? yes

2. Would you date an 18-year-old at the age you are now? yeah haha i’m 18

3. When’s the last time you were aggravated and happy at the same time? a couple days ago, i was aggravated at my boyfriend for dumb reasons but then it was 4/20 so by the time he came over i wasn’t really mad anymore

4. Would you ever smile at a stranger? yes of course

5. Is there someone mad because you’re dating/talking to the person you are? unfortunately my mommy and daddy

6. Have you heard a song that reminds you of someone today? sure probably, can’t think of one right now though

7. What exactly are you wearing right now? long sleeved duke tshirt and spandex nike shorts

8. How often do you listen to music? sorta often i guess. i usually put it on in the background when i’m straightening my hair or just chillin

9. Do you wear jeans or sweats more? equal i think

10. Do you think your life will change dramatically before 2015? umm probably not

11. Are you a social or an antisocial person? not super social, but not antisocial

12. Have you ever kissed someone whose name begins with the letter ‘B’? yeah

13. What about ‘S’? maybe?

14. Can you drive a stick shift? no. i’d like to learn though

15. Do you care if people talk badly about you? yeah it bothers me a bit

16. Are you going out of town soon? i go to college. i’m always out of town. but i am actually, i’m going out of town for my cousin’s wedding in a few weeks

17. When was the last time you cried? idk not that long ago

18. Have you ever told someone you loved them? yep

19. If you could change your eye color, would you? nah they’d look weird if they were anything else. although idk i could try out some lighter colored eyes if i wasn’t guaranteed to be stuck with them forever

20. Is there a boy who you would do absolutely everything for? absolutely everything? i think the boy worthy of something like that would understand what an unreasonable expectation that is. i would do everything without compromising things that are important to me.

21. Name something you dislike about the day you’re having. well i did rather poorly on an organic chemistry exam. idk what it is, i’m just so bad at orgo.

22. Is it cute when guys kiss you on your forehead? yesyesyes it’s adorable :) it’s one of my favorite things, it makes me scrunch up my nose and giggle and feel all lovey inside

23. Are you dating the last person you talked to? no

24. What are you sitting on right now? my bed

25. Does anyone regularly (other than family) tell you they love you? yes

26. Have you ever wanted someone you couldn’t have? umm sort of, but only in a purely physical sense, not a true want.

27. Who was the last person you talked to before you went to bed last night? my RA

28. Do you get a lot of colds? no, but i got sick significantly more often this year. so many germs in college

29. Where is the shirt you are wearing from? duke store

30. Does anyone hate you? hate is a strong word. idk

31. Do you have any empty alcohol bottles hidden somewhere in your room? nope

32. Do you like watching scary movies? yes 

33. Do you want your tongue pierced? no

34. If you had to delete one year of your life completely, which would it be? 9th grade ugh

35. Did you have a dream last night? yeah i don’t remember it right now though. i remember i woke up thinking of chemical reactions. didn’t do me any good on the exam.

36. When was the last time you told someone you loved them? a few hours ago

37. Do you think you’ll be married in 5 years? no

38. Do you think someone has feelings for you? yes

39. Do you think someone is thinking about you right now? probably not

40. Did you have a good day yesterday? not bad, i just studied for my exam

41. Think back 2 months ago; were you in a relationship? yes

42. In the next 48 hours, will you hang out with a girl? yes

43. Has anyone told you they don’t want to ever lose you? yep

44. What’s the best part about school? that it’s almost over

45. Do you have any pictures on your Facebook? yeah, but no recent ones. i haven’t posted freshman pics all year and i feel like it’s too late to start a folder now lol

46. Do you ever pass notes to your friends in school? no, i text?

47. Do you replay things that have happened in your head? yes incessantly it’s so unhealthy

48. Were you single over the last summer? no

49. Is your life anything like it was two years ago? not really, but that has to do a great deal with living away from home

50. What are you supposed to be doing right now? sleeping, maybe finishing a paper

51. Do you hate the last guy you had a conversation with? no i love him

52. Are you nice to everyone? usually

53. Have you ever liked someone you didn’t expect to? definitely

54. Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months and not cheat? yes

55. Are you good at hiding your feelings? no. well maybe, i just don’t feel the need to hide them.

56. Do you think you like someone? pretty sure yeah

57. Have you kissed someone whose name starts with a ‘T’? i dont know maybe

58. Do you prefer to be friends with girls or boys? either. they’re both great in different ways.

59. Has anyone of your friends ever seen you cry? i think so? i know my boyfriend has, i think maybe a few of my friends have

60. Do you hate anyone? no

61. How’s your heart? great

62. Is there something that happened in your past that you hate talking about? nah everything’s good

63. Have you ever cried over a guy? yep 

64. Who is probably talking a load of crap about you right now? no one i’m not that controversial

65. Are your toenails painted pink? nope

66. Will your next kiss be a mistake? hope not, but LDOC is coming up so can’t be sure 

67. Girls love it when boyfriends cry; correct? what? no that’s insane. i do not enjoy seeing my boyfriend hurt. i’ve never actually seen him cry though, i’ve only ever seen him tear up once

68. Have your pants ever fallen down in public? no does that really happen to people?

69. Who was the last person you were on the phone with? the jimmy johns delivery guy please stop reminding me what an addiction i have

70. How do you look right now? shitty and tired

71. Do you have someone you can be your complete self around? yes my family, and more recently my boyfriend. unfortunately my complete self is annoying as fuck idk how he deals with it.

72. Can you commit to one person? i want to say yes but i’m young and i have not faced the obligations of true longterm commitment yet

73. Do you have someone of the opposite sex you can tell everything to? yeah

74. Have you ever felt replaced? yes

75. Did you wake up cranky? i woke up worried

76. Are you a jealous person? no

77. Are relationships ever worth it? i think so

78. Anyone you’re giving up on? not really

79. Currently wanting to see anyone? just wanna go to sleep this survey is fucking longer than i expected

80. Name something you have to do tomorrow? finish my paper, edit photos for the chronicle

81. Last person you cried in front of? boyfriend

82. Is there someone you will never forget? yeah lots of people

83. Do you think the person you have feelings for is protective of you? no not particularly

84. If the person you wish to be with were with you, what would you be doing right now? sleeping

85. Are you over your past? i’m not “over” it like it’s something i had to deal with. i accept everything that happened to me and i don’t regret anything

86. Have you ever liked one of your best friends of the opposite sex? i think so

87. Is there anyone you can tell EVERYTHING to? yeah

88. If your first love knocked on your door with apology and presents, would you accept? yea i like presents and apologies, obviously wouldn’t accept any request to be together. that’d be weird, we’re on friendly terms

89. So, the last person you kissed just happens to arrive at your door at 3AM; do you let them in? yeah

90. Have you ever liked someone who your friends hated? nope…disapproved of, not hated

91. Will you be in a relationship in 2 months? i certainly hope so

92. Is there anyone you know with the name Michael? yes

93. Have you ever kissed a Matthew? idk

94. Were you in a relationship in January? How was it going? yes and great

95. Were you happy with the person you liked in March? yep

96. Don’t tell me lies, is the last person you texted attractive? the most attractive

97. Who do you have texts from? my roommate and a groupme with friends

98. If the person you like says they like someone else, what would you say? seriously what the fuck. i don’t even know how i would react to that. i’d probably just try to stay calm and leave the relationship on good terms.

99. Have you ever kissed someone older than you? yes

100. Who’s in your profile picture with you? no one

101. Ever kissed under fireworks? no :( i want to now

102. Has anybody ever given you butterflies? yes

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April 22nd
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April 22nd
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April 22nd
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fauxamber replied to your post “how do i block tags?”

On xkit you get the black list extension and add in the tags you want to block.

thank you katie <3

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April 22nd
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April 22nd
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how do i block tags?

i am happy for everything that fandoms represent and i understand that people get very invested in them and express themselves and form a community. that’s all great. i love the blogs of the people i follow and i am happy for what makes them happy. but personally i just don’t give a single fuck. is it possible to selectively block tags?? 

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April 22nd
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1:17 am


Latemar a maggio (by Aluco69)

April 19th
7:01 pm

i am so frustrated and irritated and it makes it very hard to focus on chemistry

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April 19th
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6:32 pm


Pro Tip: Instead of having feelings, try being dead inside. Everything is still horrible but you will not care at all.

April 19th
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6:17 pm



In honor of the two conflicting holidays

this is the best thing i’ve seen

April 19th
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6:06 pm



Sierpinski transformation


April 19th
155,573 notes
2:40 am

After learning my flight was detained 4 hours,
I heard the announcement:
If anyone in the vicinity of gate 4-A understands any Arabic,
Please come to the gate immediately.

Well—one pauses these days. Gate 4-A was my own gate. I went there.
An older woman in full traditional Palestinian dress,
Just like my grandma wore, was crumpled to the floor, wailing loudly.
Help, said the flight service person. Talk to her. What is her
Problem? we told her the flight was going to be four hours late and she
Did this.

I put my arm around her and spoke to her haltingly.
Shu dow-a, shu- biduck habibti, stani stani schway, min fadlick,
Sho bit se-wee?

The minute she heard any words she knew—however poorly used—
She stopped crying.

She thought our flight had been canceled entirely.
She needed to be in El Paso for some major medical treatment the
Following day. I said no, no, we’re fine, you’ll get there, just late,

Who is picking you up? Let’s call him and tell him.
We called her son and I spoke with him in English.
I told him I would stay with his mother till we got on the plane and
Would ride next to her—Southwest.

She talked to him. Then we called her other sons just for the fun of it.

Then we called my dad and he and she spoke for a while in Arabic and
Found out of course they had ten shared friends.

Then I thought just for the heck of it why not call some Palestinian
Poets I know and let them chat with her. This all took up about 2 hours.

She was laughing a lot by then. Telling about her life. Answering

She had pulled a sack of homemade mamool cookies—little powdered
Sugar crumbly mounds stuffed with dates and nuts—out of her bag—
And was offering them to all the women at the gate.

To my amazement, not a single woman declined one. It was like a
Sacrament. The traveler from Argentina, the traveler from California,
The lovely woman from Laredo—we were all covered with the same
Powdered sugar. And smiling. There are no better cookies.

And then the airline broke out the free beverages from huge coolers—
Non-alcoholic—and the two little girls for our flight, one African
American, one Mexican American—ran around serving us all apple juice
And lemonade and they were covered with powdered sugar too.

And I noticed my new best friend—by now we were holding hands—
Had a potted plant poking out of her bag, some medicinal thing,

With green furry leaves. Such an old country traveling tradition. Always
Carry a plant. Always stay rooted to somewhere.

And I looked around that gate of late and weary ones and thought,
This is the world I want to live in. The shared world.

Not a single person in this gate—once the crying of confusion stopped
—has seemed apprehensive about any other person.

They took the cookies. I wanted to hug all those other women too.
This can still happen anywhere.

Not everything is lost.

Naomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952), “Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal.”