Note To Self (For When You Are Ready To Hear It):
Engaging in an act of futility is not romantic. It is just impractical. The same can be said for nearly everything you consider romantic.
Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins - Born Secular ...
I’m incapable of functioning with an argument in my head, even if said argument is 80% imaginary. I pace around, moping, silently going over my defense. It’s exhausting, and nothing cures it, not even wine, though I’m starting to take a certain writerly pride in the number of wine bottles I put out with my recycling each week. There are people who can shrug off this sort of...
Well, The Disaster Part Was Accurate
I don’t know what made me think I could sit through this mess in its entirety, but I made it through 25 minutes and two glasses of wine last night before Brittany Murphy’s unbearable British accent (explained away by “a childhood spent in America”!!), the self-conscious dialogue, and a TANGO SCENE convinced me that it just wasn’t going to happen. You just...
Ever since I left home permanently a few months ago, my mom has had some pretty intense empty nest syndrome. She finally settled on replacing me with a puppy, an Australian Labradoodle from Maine, to be exact. (Never mind the fact that I begged for a dog my whole life and never got one because my mom is allergic…) And today the little bitch was born. We don’t know which one is ours...
Errands I Did Yesterday: - Went to the gym (ok, I know it’s not actually an errand, per se, but I feel like it counts) - Went to the bodega to buy that shampoo I like - Went to the fancy little market for fruit and freshly made guacamole - Went to the regular grocery store for all the other stuff I eat, AND Murphy Oil Soap - Dropped off clothes at the drycleaner that have sat in a pile...
Amazing Illustrations and Gig Posters
from Telegramme Studio:
Tell a man you are moving. Any man. He will offer to help. It’s a reflex for...– diana vilibert: Something Fun to Do This is oddly true.
Etsy Crush: Mary Kate McDevitt
If you’re in need of a little motivation, may I suggest… mini goals chalkboards! Buy them here.
I have been developing a similar obsession with this awareness that some people...– Life is hard. Here is someone.: Doing some errands today.
Current Life Goal
Spend more time being happy and less time wondering why I don’t look like Brigitte Bardot. It’s a work in progress.
I love when the weatherman tells me that there’s gonna be “good sleeping...– drink your juice
I Am My Own Dream Date
Had plans to go out tonight. Plans fell through. No big deal. I’m so obviously good, you guys.
Floating somewhere just within reach is a list of books people say everybody...– c i t y o g r a p h y: not quite dead things
genevieveclare: Phil Collins - Invisible Touch...
This is me during that week (ok five days, but it felt like FOREVER) that I spent without internet. Mostly. When I wasn’t stealing from my neighbors. Photobooth is always there for me.
I’m very into this interesting blog that catalogues famous letterheads. Sounds dull, but I assure you it’s fascinating. A few favorites: J.D. Salinger Marlene Dietrich Stephen King Harry Houdini
I don’t trust people who wouldn’t have sex with John Stamos.– synecdoche
Ever since I posted this morning about Burlesque, I’ve had a terrible urge to watch that CMT reality show The Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search. I don’t have TV, and I rarely stream shows because I just don’t have time, but sometimes I really miss very good very bad reality tv. Imagine my delight when I found that the show has apparently aired (is still airing?) 3 seasons and...
Thank God For B Movies
How come more people aren’t talking about Burlesque, the upcoming movie about an innocent blonde’s struggle to prove herself, and her subsequent rise to fame in the burlesque industry? Maybe people ARE talking, but, not being privy to television, I’m missing out on some very important Entertainment Tonight episodes and E! News Weekends. It’s a (rather blatant) mix of...
Loose Teeth: I left yoga tonight about fifteen... →
I left yoga tonight about fifteen minutes into class, which I’ve never done before despite wanting to more than a few times. Everything hurt, I couldn’t bear to hold any poses for longer than a few breaths, I got a weird cramp in the bottom of my foot in the first down dog that didn’t go away,… This short post really resonated.
Deep, Dark Secrets From an Unsuccessful Homemaker
I insist that I count as a homemaker even if it’s not my primary career, and no one lives in my home except me. However, I have to admit a couple of things, and for the record this may cross into overshare territory. I’m… not big on cleaning. I keep my apartment fairly tidy. I keep my countertops disinfected, my desk neat, my closet moderately organized. Sometimes I leave...
Something Worse Than Fighting
It’s like nothing else mattered except that after we fought, I had a lump in my throat and you didn’t. I agonized for half an hour about whether to call you back. Meanwhile you went on with your day.
Alice Gabb Stationary
This pretty stationary by Alice Gabb (via designworklife) is so old-fashioned and lovely. It reminds me of calling cards and afternoon teas. She also makes business cards, invitations and pretty posters like these:
I used to wish for twin brothers every day when I was growing up! And then I got...– Rachel Mudd (via yourpalmal)
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.– A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh (via leslieandco)
On Being Fabulous (For Five Bucks)
Purchase of the weekend goes to this turquoise maxi dress, shown here (not me in the picture) that I picked up at H&M for $5. I think it was so cheap for the following reasons: 1. It’s relatively unflattering 2. It’s nearly impossible to wear with a bra. 3. Summer is almost over, and most of us don’t have a lot of occasions to wear such things. I think it was a great...
On Da Bus
So I’m heading back to NY on the Megabus. I know, short weekend, right? I work on Sundays, so the ones that begin with a bus ride to the city are inevitably interminable. I try to remind myself that I’m going back to New York City, WHERE I LIVE. People DREAM of living there. I dreamed of it. And it’s not that my love has grown stale. I still wouldn’t move for anything....
Anonymous asked: i think i speak for everyone when i say you should post pictures of your apartment. i know i'd love too see how its decorated.
A Dream/ A Rant
One day I’ll have a job that does not require women to adhere to dress codes that reflect the fashions/ professional norms of two decades ago. Pantyhose are no longer a “thing” we “do.” Please adjust your employee manuals accordingly. Oh, and red nail polish falls under the category of “natural” (aka acceptable) but purple, blue, or green are somehow...
Women use exclamation points online as indicators of a “friendly interaction.”...– An Open Letter to the Person in Charge of New Punctuation (via halliecantor)