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I'm Sam.

Graduate from Stony Brook University with English and Political Science degrees.

I like to learn. Teach me anything, and we will be friends. Languages are a special interest: I know French and Latin, a little bit of Japanese and Italian. Let's have a party and speak to each other in tongues.

I shoot with a Nikon D3000 and an older Pentax. You will usually find me with a camera wherever I go. Also, a pen and notebook for stray thoughts.

I fight fires as a volunteer. There is nothing more rewarding; I recommend everyone try it out.

I live on a barrier island called Fire Island (off of LI), and am a pretty stereotypical Islander, which I would like to call the four S living: Surfing, Smoking, Swimming, Sex(ing).

My life, how I live it, and my thinking has radically changed in the past couple of months. And I like it.

Shameless self-promotion:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ssigelakisminski/
http://www.last.fm/user/lolzitssam

My Food Blog: thecollegefoodblog.tumblr.com

My Fashion Blog: lesbellespersonnes.tumblr.com



My Political Views
I am a right social libertarian
Right: 4.42, Libertarian: 3.74

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Sayonara to summer 2014. @matthewsseafood #workinginparadise

Sayonara to summer 2014. @matthewsseafood #workinginparadise

asderathos:

salixj:

offbeatchina:

A Chinese middle school history teacher draws a world map on blackboard in min

There is actually a geography course called “Mapping the World by Heart” http://www.amazon.com/Mapping-World-Heart-David-Smith/dp/1891405659

This is beautiful and terrifying.

slimydad:

aztec420:

FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

how does something this small even exist? is this a pig molecule? i need to lay down a while

(Source: eviljovan)

Defying all conventional wisdom and their parents’ warnings, most English majors also secure jobs, and not just at Starbucks. Last week, at the gathering of the Associated Departments of English, it was reported that English majors had 2 percent lower unemployment than the national rate, with an average starting salary of $40,800 and average mid-career salaries of $71,400. According to a 2013–14 study by PayScale.com, English ranks just above business administration as a “major that pays you back.”

Some nice news about English degrees, and more thoughts about the value of a liberal arts education. (via mysweetetc)

All little girls (and boys) who take long walks in the rain and major in English have had Grendel’s bloody arm dragged across their education at least three times, in this school or that.

Sarah Daley Smith from The Varioni Brothers by J.D. Salinger (via hldncaufld)

walpurgishalle:

In Oberstdorf, an old village in Southern Bavaria, a unique ancient pagan tradition is still alive – the dance of the wild men (Wilde-Mändle-Tanz), which is held only in this small town, once in five years. 

Wilde-Mändle-Tanz is dedicated to the Germanic god Thor, and involves 13 men, all of whom belong to old local families who have been living in that region for centuries. The men’s costumes are made of moss, which grows only in the  Allgäu Alps

They dance to rhythmic drum music, building a pyramid, and at the end they drink mead from their wooden mugs, singing a ritual song.