Credit to Qurtys_Lyn on Reddit who made this.
someone has reminded me of that fact
(related to these posts)
Snowfallsblue looked into Taylor’s former fiddle player….
After her days touring with Taylor ended…..she got a law degree, got married, became admitted to the bar of three states as a lawyer and is now a prosecutor.
That’s a much more stable lifestyle than being a touring musician.
The study’s results, published today in Current Biology, are surprising. Although these participants were perfectly capable of perceiving when a tune was sad or happy, they didn’t show physical or emotional reaction. They didn’t shiver if a singer hit a high note, and their heart rate didn’t increase with each crescendo. But when asked to play a game involving a monetary reward, those who were indifferent to music reacted just like everyone else: the thought of winning even a small amount of money was enough to make their hearts race. The results were unchanged a year later, when 26 of the students took the test again.
But we shouldn’t mistake an indifference to music for dislike, Marco-Pallarés says. When students were asked to describe their affinity for music on a scale of one to ten, for example, those who were indifferent usually answered with the number five — the mathematical equivalent of a shrug.
Researchers even have a name for the condition: “specific musical anhedonia.” The term anhedonia is used by psychologists to describe a person’s inability to derive pleasure from activities that most find enjoyable. But as the monetary-reward experiment indicates, this specific anhedonia only affects music perception. “Now that we know that there are people with specific musical anhedonia,” Marco-Pallerés says, “we want to know the neural bases that might explain [it].” The research team plans to conduct a new experiment using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study how the brain’s reward system differs in these people.
Well said @analyzingtaylor!
Like Taylor Swift, @jencita appears to be making her dreams come true through hard work.
Hard work does not always = success and accomplishment but it is a much more promising path than sitting around waiting for someone to hand you the keys to the kingdom.
I have seen many people walking around with this huge sense of entitlement. "I exist, therefore I deserve." is a patently false statement. "I exist, therefore I deserve equal opportunity to obtain a goal." is a more valid statement and why we fight against discrimination which puts up artificial road blocks for people.
People need to figure out; they can either try to create their “perfect life” or have their lives dictated/directed by the decisions of others and gamble that it will all work out well in the end.
I want people who choose to work hard and create happiness to also understand that their definition of happiness is going to change many times along the way. It is perfectly natural to start on a path and then choose another door that becomes opened by working towards that goal. Life and the world are constantly changing. Why shouldn’t we also.
(snowfallsblue: 6 March 2013)——
Lena Dunham SNL promos
The writing in these promos alone is better than most of what I have seen from SNL this entire season, so I will go out on a limb and predict she will be the best host this season.
I can’t even find my old posts to the frequently asked question of
”Do you think Taylor is a lesbian or bisexual?”, so I’ll answer it again the same way I did in the past -
You can only go by what Taylor has publicly done and said, and at no point has she or anyone else ever publicly implied or stated that she is anything other than heterosexual.
You can’t go by someone’s “gaydar”….Dirtytaylorswift on tumblr confidently claims to “know” that Taylor has such tendencies. Are there photos that we don’t know of? If not, then you can’t go by that by someone’s gaydar hunch alone.
I have seen interesting theories about Taylor carefully using neutral gender terms when being interviewed about falling in love “with someone”, but I’ve also seen her refer to “finding a guy”. So you can’t go by that, either.
Again, the only unusual thing that has ever happened regarding Taylor and a female that many fans know about was the situation with Emily Poe (and that wasn’t necessarily sexual).
If anyone has any other quotes or corrections about this, contact me and I’ll be happy to reflect your suggestions.