[Wish you were here] / by Emily Martin.  [Iowa City, Iowa : Naughty Dog Press, 1996]

Consists of 21 envelopes and 57 postcards commemorating the artist’s trip to Wales and mailed to Iowa City, Iowa. The postcards, numbered sequentially from 1 to 57, are distributed in groups of 3 in the envelopes, each set forming one continuous communication. Each envelope also contains some memento from the trip, e.g., an airline boarding pass, a hotel receipt, a parking ticket, etc. Postmarked chiefly from Cardiff, Wales, the envelopes are joined to each other by interlocking loops cut from their ends and hinged together by a series of red and yellow pencils.

N7433.4.M364 W5 1996 

Emily Martin teaches in the University of Iowa Center for the Book. ( uicb ).

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A short story of a college students life

I will never not Reblog this

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"Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."
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Why girls stress over periods
  • The constant fear of bleeding through clothes
  • The constant cramps
  • Having to change pads/tampons every 2-4 hours
  • Having to deal with mood swings
  • Having to deal with boys going ‘Oh someones on their period’ 
  • When you stand up its like a waterfall from your vagina
  • Craving food to calm you down
  • The constant fear that you smell of blood even though you dont 
  • Feeling over emotional


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interesting thing I just realised: the spanish verb ‘sujetar’ means ‘to hold up’ and the word for bra is ‘sujetador’… it’s a holder-upper

The other word for a bra is el sostén where sostener also means “to hold up” or “to sustain”. So also a holder-upper.

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Anonymous asked: What are the most FAQ of spanish that a intermediate level should know about? Thank you in advance!



  • The differences between ser and estar
  • The differences between por and para
  • The differences between preterite and imperfect
  • Knowing how to do preterite yo forms of -gar, -car, -zar, and -guar verbs
  • How to recognize subjunctive, even if you haven’t learned it yet… but at least present subjunctive
  • Using the gerund/progressive forms
  • How to do direct objects
  • How to do indirect objects 
  • How to do direct + indirect objects
  • Being sort of aware of reflexives at the very least… at least knowing what reflexives are and how you would do them
  • conmigo, contigo, consigo… and when you’d use mí / ti / sí to mean “(to) me / you / him or her”
  • Knowing the irregular forms of the verbs ser, estar, ver, hacer, decir, saber, venir, tener, poner, poder, and ir in all of the forms of the verbs that you’ve learned up to this point
  • Possibly knowing the difference that preterite and imperfect makes with verbs like querer, no querer, poder, saber, tener, and conocer
  • When to use y and when to use for “and”
  • When to use o and when to use u for “or”
  • When the verb should be in the infinitive form and not the progressive/gerund -ing form
  • At least a small understanding of the functions of haber to mean “there is / there are”… if you haven’t yet gotten to the perfect tenses with haber
  • Knowing not to capitalize nationalities
  • Knowing the difference between Querido/a and Estimado/a in a letter
  • Knowing phrases with tener like tener sed, tener hambre, tener sueño, tener ___ años, and others
  • How to tell time in Spanish using ser
  • Potentially using ser in the imperfect for telling time in descriptions e.g. Eran las tres “It was 3 o’clock”, era la una “It was 1 o’clock”
  • Knowing that numbers after 200 change depending on the subject they modify e.g. doscientos chicosdoscientas chicas
  • Using buen, mal, and gran when they’re in front of masculine nouns
  • Using primer ”first” and tercer “third” in front of masculine nouns
  • Knowing the numbers 1-1000 at least
  • Knowing that dieciséis, ventitrés, and ventiséis have accent marks
  • Especially knowing the irregular quinientos / quinientas “500” and novecientos / novecientas “900”
  • Knowing how to tell someone the date in Spanish
  • Knowing how to tell someone the year properly in Spanish; dos mil catorce = “2014”; mil novecientos cuarenta y cinco = “1945”… and never un mil 
  • Knowing that only sábado and domingo appear in plural; los sábados “on Saturdays” and los domingos “on Sundays”… but then los lunes / martes / miércoles / jueves “on Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday”
  • Knowing the days of the week and the months of the year
  • The importance of the ñ especially when you have things like ano “anus” vs. año “year”
  • Knowing how to do stem-changing verbs O=>UE e.g. dormir, morir, soler, and mover [and sort of jugar as well]
  • Knowing how to do stem-changing verbs E=>IE e.g. sentir, sentar, preferir, and mentir
  • Knowing how to do stem-changing verbs E=>I e.g. pedir, decir, and vestir
  • Knowing how to do verbs that have the present yo as -zco, and subjunctive -zca, -zcas, -zcan etc. e.g. conocer, conducir, merecer, and amanecer
  • Being aware of some false cognates like excitado/a meaning “sexually aroused” instead of emocionado/a “thrilled / excited”… or that el éxito is “success” and not “exit”
  • Being aware of some partial false cognates like pretender sometimes meaning “to pretend”, but more often meaning “to attempt” or “to assume”
  • Knowing how to pronounce Spanish letters and phonemes
  • Sort of being aware that sometimes gender rules in Spanish aren’t totally uniform… like el agua, el alma which are technically feminine but have masculine articles… or that it’s el sofá, el poema, el clima, el planeta, el día and la radio (usually)… maybe not 100% aware of why it is the way that it is… but having some knowledge of it helps
  • Being at least marginally aware of what vosotros / vosotras is even if you’re not using it.
  • Same as above but with el voseo

And I’m sure there are others that I’m missing, or some things others might find important… these are just some of my most common questions… not just in intermediate, but in general.

Because questions about advanced Spanish tend to be more imperfect subjunctive / conditonal / future… or they deal with specific verbs and words… not overall grammatical concepts.

Vocabulary sort of depends on how people are learning / how they are taught.

Obviously I would say you should know the seasons, some names of buildings like “library” or “museum”, and the weather… but whether or not you’ve gotten to the human body, or movie vocab, or vocab for cars… depends.

Of course, speaking and writing (with correct accent marks) are also important, but it’s harder to say how well someone should be at something, given that people are better at learning different things… and so much of it depends on situational learning, rather than harping on someone’s incorrect accent marks at all times

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A man feeding swans and ducks from a snowy river bank in Krakow

Polish reblog



A man feeding swans and ducks from a snowy river bank in Krakow

Polish reblog

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Fire station atop Black Butte (Oregon)
I highly recommend this hike, just outside of Sisters, Ore.


Fire station atop Black Butte (Oregon)

I highly recommend this hike, just outside of Sisters, Ore.

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