OMG you guys! My phone just pocket dialed the strangest Tumblr post for me!
I spend a lot of my time around the house and the office pulling my phone out of my pocket, checking it, and putting it back. I usually don’t click the button to lock the phone when I do this. Consequently, my phone does strange things in my pocket all the time. I’m pretty sure it’s unfollowed a few people for me. Yesterday, I pulled my phone out to find a confirmation popup...
Just realized my life has been flashing before my eyes the whole time.
Every child is beautiful. All of them. And they should be reminded of it. Because once their innocence is replaced with cynicism and hurt, it’s not always true.
Other Cities' Music
Have you ever noticed how a band makes much more sense when you hear them in their hometown? Bands that are played nationally can sound good anywhere (or not, depending on your taste). But when you hear them in their hometown, where they are played more frequently on the radio, and where you are immersed in the culture and environment that inspired them, the music starts to sound much...
I have a picture of Bernard Sumner that I sometimes show to people right before they cut my hair for the first time so they know what I want.
I don’t trust e-books that people self-publish and then sell on their own website. It’s not the self-published part I don’t trust. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s the infomercial-style sales tactics: hyper-sensationalism, inflated base prices with huge “discounts,” dodgy testimonials, hollow money-back guarantees, and the insults to readers who...
I am incapable of saying the name “Andy Warhol.” I inevitably say “Dandy Warhols” instead. I like that band. But still, it’s embarrassing when I’m trying to have a serious conversation about Andy Warhol.
I wish I could leave town for a few days to clear my head and figure out what I really want. I think everyone feels this way at times. But I’m wondering if this isn’t a mid-life crisis in disguise. I’ve accomplished so much of what I wanted to do. I’m realizing there is much I won’t be able to do. Some things that were dear to me are now meaningless, replaced...
I'm Bringing Growlery Back →
They added “woot” to the dictionary and removed “growlery.” Fuck that! I’m going to retreat to my growlery and ponder this awhile. PS - My phone’s auto-correct has already learned the word growlery. This pleases me more than it should.
It just seems like, you agree to have a certain personality or something. For no...– Angela Chase in the first episode of My So-Called Life.
Made for Each Other
I just posted this on Twitter recently: “Just because nobody else puts up with your shit does not mean we’re made for each other.” Sorry for the double posting, but this one is special to me. It was a big epiphany for me when I wrote it in May. It’s been sitting in my drafts folder since then. I was afraid to post it for various reasons.
Sometimes, my life feels like a movie, projected onto the back of my mind. I watch it in frustration and yell at the screen, “Run! Do something!” Then I realize it’s just a voice inside my head. And I silence it.
I’m not as optimistic about the economy and our society. It’s not a partisan concern. It’s a systemic concern. I’m not confident in the system. Long term. I’ve been toying with the idea of pulling out of my 401k and buying a farm. I’ve been calculating the costs and resources required. Sure, I’d take a 40-50% hit in taxes and penalties. And I have...
Liz Phair "Whip-Smart" →
Soggy sandwich bread; soggy flour tortillas; soggy, overcooked pasta. Three pet peeves that ruin a dish for me and are inexcusable from a professional kitchen. So why are they so common?
Wow! I woke up in a huge wet spot this morning. I usually don’t sweat that much.
They always catch me by surprise. The moments where I am overwhelmed by how beautiful people can be.
One of my friends collected business cards. From whomever. The guy in the shoe department at Nordstrom for instance. But he didn’t just collect them. He recycled them. By pretending to be that person and handing it out to someone else. This is how he passes time in airport bars. He might hit on a girl (or a guy, if his “character” is gay) and play out his role for as long as...
Work emails that make me chuckle
Please be advised flip flops, tank tops, halter dresses & sun dresses without appropriate covering are not permitted. Capris pants need to be below the calf anything above the calf line is inappropriate. Any variation of sweatpants, exercise pants, cargo pants, bermuda shorts, short shorts, shorts, overalls, leggings, pajama bottoms and any spandex or other form-fitting pants such as people...