"Rowling wrote Hermione to eschew stereotypes. She doesn’t end up with the hero; she is never there to function as Harry’s love interest. She prefers Arithmancy to Divination in school. Hermione is also a total badass, despite her prim and proper reputation. (…) So often, female characters are allowed to be aggressive or rebellious, but in exchange are stripped of any traditionally feminine qualities and instead are forced to pick up traditionally masculine traits. However, Hermione is never made to do that. Most notably, she is written to be highly logical AND emotionally expressive, a combination not commonly afforded to most of today’s leading ladies."

Liz Feuerbach, The Women of The Harry Potter Universe (via writingadvice)

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Here’s the catching up to my life…

Everything is too good for words. My best friend is getting married. We had a best friend and boyfriend weekend in Houston, TX that was absolute perfection. Lots of family time - Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Taylor’s Dental School graduation. Catalina Island with quality people. And the first of the wedding festivities for Breck. 

Not pictured: My job ends in one week and I start my Master of Architecture program at USC on August 12th. Ahhhh! Freaking out slightly - in a good way. 

I’m so happy! Maybe I’ll start posting again.

xoxo, Lulu

So Cal Ragnar 2013! The dirty half dozen. I can’t believe we did the Ragnar with only 6 people instead of 12. We each ran at least 26 miles in a matter of two days. I’m still recovering….

one of my very favorite quotes.

one of my very favorite quotes.

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summer time is near.

summer time is near.

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thecoolsumist:

Lovely Little Lies From a Hungry Graphic Designer by Laurenni Colehom

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yah, i work at the office that designed this home. not complaining.
jsteez:

WANT.
Bruce Bolander Mammoth Residence.

yah, i work at the office that designed this home. not complaining.

jsteez:

WANT.

Bruce Bolander Mammoth Residence.

i love the texture

i love the texture

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galmeetsglam:

 

galmeetsglam:

 

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artsyrup:

Wall People by Eka Sharashidze

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"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."

Colin Powell (via myquotelibrary)

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i love them.

i love them.

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quote-book:

Lisa Congdon

quote-book:

Lisa Congdon