Sometimes when you really listen to a song’s lyrics, you have a little epiphany that someone translated something you feel into words. That is exactly how I feel about FML.* Who said it first? Can that person and I be life partners? Obviously, that person is the modern-day Shakespeare – or my soul mate, whichever one is better.
Every year I’ve been at Temple, certain themes flow together no matter which classes I am taking. One year it was globalization; another year, it was the connection between race and poverty. This year is proving to be the year of FML. It has to be because at this point, I am too stupid to even come up with an intellectual theme. Year of Twitter? That’s every year.
I’d like to think Twitter is the great equalizer among us. We all only have 140 characters, but it just isn’t that easy. Therefore, FML is the only clear equalizer we have. No matter who you are or how embarrassing your retweet etiquette may be, all of our L’s have been F’ed before. That’s what she said. #fml
@A_JUICY_ POME: its only september..i cnt miss no more classes till november fml
I was thinking the same thing the other morning while I laid in bed for hours watching some girl shave her face for an infomercial. F her L, or FML? Probably FML because she is making bank and has a super smooth face, while I am strategically trying to sit in different seats each class so it isn’t so obvious when I am not there.
@C_Biscuit3: Had a cig, went to put on my headphones and synched my hair with the cig. Fml
Got you beat: How about being so desperate to light a cigarette that you use the burner on the stove and end up burning part of your eyebrow off? Did I just un-equalize the equalizer of FML by saying my FML was more F’ed than yours? Politics are silly.
@sliceouttaluck: Drinking hot water instead of tea to cut down on the caffeine while working on the book. Spilled hot water all over my thumb. Major FML.
I think the actual FML is you drinking hot water. There is no caffeine in vodka – I just Googled it.
@nicoleburry: No it smells like s— all over temple RT @aayka: Smells like s— in this class lol
I blame the weird hippies who have decided to camp out on the grass in front of Barton Hall near the Alumni Circle. If you want to play terrible music, can you all at least go sit outside of the Boyer College of Music and Dance’s Presser Hall? F our L’s.
Some people may think my constant use of FML is just me complaining, but I call it passion. Besides, who is to tell me that my L isn’t F’ed when I am obsessed with Twitter?
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*FML is an online abbreviation for “F— My Life,” which was popularized by FMyLife.com, a website where users can submit their worst moments of the day to be published. Because the subject of Temple Tweets is Web-related, readers may recognize the inclusion of some Internet shorthand they aren’t always familiar with.
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