I’ve waited a week to post this gif.
I just finished my final paper for college this year.
Here is a list of people/places/things that helped me (in one way or another, for whatever reason) get through my first year of college:
Ashlee, Keisa, Kristen, Hayden, Cassie, Emma, Julia (and all the members of the F-Word), Ryan, Eric, Alec, Corey, Corey, Ian, cigarettes, coffee, Neutral Milk Hotel, Madeline, Foot Ox, Lisa, Chappy, Kurt Vonnegut, Tao Lin (who may have done more bad than good), Tim, Carson, micron pens, Sam, Sam, Rick, Joseph, Treasure Town, El Casa Donde, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Bailey, Luke, Sami, Olivia, Xan, Chris, Ilan, Reggie, Brady, notalkingplz, folk punk, The Daily Rumpus, Morgan, Chelsea, nail polish, bleach, Dick Jones (wherever you are), The Neo-Futurists, Caro, all the people I occupied DePaul with, Emilio (everyone I met at occupy like that one anarchist kid that always wore a mask and had cool glasses), Alex, Jessica, Henry, Luke, David, Mary, Andrew, Niko, Tyler, Will, Tim, Durutti, Dylan, everyone I ran into from New Voices during Spring Break, Spring Break, Avakian, Xiu Xiu, Jamie (for emailing me back), Mom, Dad, the cast of the Vagina Monologues, everyone who helped with The Living News: Shelter, Leo, Manya, Kyle, Kyle, Ryan, Havalah, Bits & Pieces, the beluga whales at the Shedd (sorry guys, you look happy though), Rebecca, Jacque Fresco, Josh, Sebrand, A.J., Claire, Connor, Kyle, Cake Jurtis, Skyler, Lauren, Kevin, Dead Poets Society (the cast of Dead Poets Society), the commentary of Hot Rod, Panera (ciabatta is relatively cheap), Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the one girl that hugged me outside of the UC and told me she’d name her kid after me (assuming its a boy—really though, this was nice in context), contact microphones, the piano rooms downstairs, the Pavillion, CTA, The Chicago Diner, Pick-Me-Up, Wormhole, the buskers at Grand that one time that played Stand By Me, Ben E. King (for writing that song), Pixies, J, Fallon, Lindsey, Nick, Anthony, Tim & Eric, The Mamas & The Papas, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Jon Brion (idgaf), the lake, sewing kits, vegan shrimp, Synecdoche, Mega-Bus, textured vegetable protein, Sriracha, and Louisville for giving me a home to come back to.