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Attention tumblrites: I will never catch up on my dashboard from this weekend. I’m really sorry. I hope y’all had lots of fun. I’m sure I missed lots of pictures of food and kids, and probably some thoughtful ruminations on our country. Over on my end, I took some Claritin, played in the park, went to a BBQ, watched all of Downton Abbey (as um, perhaps you noticed), started...
THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN SEVEN EPISODES OF DOWNTON ABBEY? WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH MYSELF UNTIL SEASON TWO COMES OUT?
Uh, I have watched 7 episodes of Downton Abbey since like 10pm last night. And supposedly, I slept? And made and ate breakfast? Hm.
Happy Memorial Day
Or as it will henceforth be known, the Holiday Whereon I Started Watching Downton Abbey.
It Isn't About Us, It's About Paul's Lyrical...
My favorite Paul Simon song starts, “She’s a rich girl.” His starts, “I am just a poor boy.” This amuses me.
Empress of Boogietown
May I just take a moment. To say that being the Empress of Boogietown is the best job ever. Self-appointed, of course. But I am at my wonderful friends’ wedding, and y’all, boogietown is the place to be.
I don’t itch, I don’t cough, I barely sneeze, but SINUS HEADACHE OMG. My face is going to explode.
TMI And On Being a Lady
So I was just in the bathroom putting together a few thoughts, as I am wont to do, and I realized some interesting facts about my outfit today: 1. My dress, from Banana Republic, is a size Small. 2. The GapBody fabric bra top thing I have on over my bra, so as not to rock too much workday cleavage without having to wear a full tank top (yes, I am a genius), is a size Extra Large. (And believe...
The Promise Of The Future And An Upcoming Holiday...
“When I Get You Alone” (yes, by Alan Thicke’s son Robin) just came on my shuffle, and I boogie-walked out of the park, because y’all, THIS SONG. It’s everything an anticipatory anthem should be, with a dash of the ridiculous. A big fucking dash! So, naturally, I love it. Let’s get outta this midweek shit and pretend it’s the weekend already, ok?
Tom Colicchio opening food truck food court under... →
queenieinmanhattan: mar-see-ah: joemuto: SOLD: Mr. Colicchio will also be the curator of a rotating collection of five or more food trucks, including lobster rolls from Red Hook Lobster Pound, ice cream sandwiches from CoolHaus, tacos from The Taco Truck, falafel and smoothies from Taim Mobile and cold drinks from the Kelvin Natural Slush Company. Happening. Regularly. Me likey. ...
BBC explain "The Story of Economics" →
master-of-none: The Story of Economics from Kate Burn on Vimeo. This is both adorable and interesting!
Outdoorsy - help spread the word and join the fun
frageelay: I usually keep this space separate from my work space, but I’m trying to get the word out about my new site, so here I am. 1. I’m running a giveaway—free fun stuff. Ends tomorrow (5/25). Details here. 2. I’d like to interview people for a regular segment called ‘Why I’m Outdoorsy.’ This applies even to non-writer types; I’ll make the process painless, I promise. You don’t need to be...
flavorpill: “April 26, 2011 I have just returned from the dubbing studio where I spoke into a microphone as Severus Snape for absolutely the last time. On the screen were some flashback shots of Daniel, Emma and Rupert from ten years ago. They were 12. I have also recently returned from New York, and while I was there, I saw Daniel singing and dancing (brilliantly) on Broadway. A lifetime seems...
Once Upon A Time
Two tall people who are extremely smart and also very good dancers fell in love and decided to get married. Then they moved to Germany. But good news! They are coming back in July to get married! And as of just now, I have booked my flights. Hooray for Kay & Hasan! And look out, Wauwatosa! And because I had to look: Wikipedia says Wauwatosa is Potawatomi for “firefly,” but the...
Me + This Song. All day today.
Today's To-Dos, In Case You Are Curious*
Modell’s for a new baseball/softball glove. TJMaxx for a non-ziploc bag, non-travel size toiletries container (why is this hard?), and lint rollers and shower curtain liner, if possible. Cat sitting. One load of wash-cold-hang-dry laundry, at some point, hopefully. Putting NEWLY DRYCLEANED couch cushion covers back on couch cushions. Import pre-Scrivener sketches into Scrivener. Edit....
OH MY GOD I AM WATCHING THE FOMO REPORT ON THE...
KEY POINTS: “It’s the darker side of FOMO that you really have to worry about…[seeing, for example, an acquaintance’s perfect new baby or videos from their beach vacation]. It can lead to anxiety, envy, and even depression.” THE BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOLOGIST INTERVIEWED ABOUT THE DANGERS OF FOMO IS NAMED ROB REINER. I AM NOT KIDDING. Dr. Rob Reiner recommends that if you...
A Structural Breakdown Of The Main Components Of A...
Him: It's like subject verb prepositional phrase, repeated part of the prepositional phrase... half a metaphor... same repeated part of the prepositional phrase... filler word... filler word... filler word... [trails off to silence]
Me: You said, it's like subject verb prepositional phrase semi-metaphor WHAT?
Him: That doesn't make any sense!!
Gorgeously Sunny With A Chance of Rapture
I had so many plans to stay inside today and be productive, because it is SUPPOSED to be pouring, but holy crap, this is the most beautiful day ever! I guess it could/will still go back to being crappy weather in a few hours, but seriously, this is spring! I’m gonna wear a dress! Finally! After I vacuum. Because I cannot resist vacuuming.
I Almost Called This Entry "Talking About My...
So last night in sketch class, I read my 12-page superhero sketch, sweating through each useless, painful exchange, cutting as I went. I am so unaccustomed to writing for performance of ANY type, even my own sweaty fast-read mumble, that my stuff, though I’m pretty happy with it overall, is just monstrously long. Way too detailed. And since I do, you know, write stuff for a living*, I have...
A Book Lover's Survey
(via Rachel Held Evans, shorterexcerpts et al.) Can you name… A book you threw across the room in anger A book in which you underlined nearly every sentence. A book you were surprised to love. A book you can’t wait to read. 1. Nope, no I cannot. Though I can think of many books that I “threw” to the floor, having fallen asleep out of boredom while reading them. 2....
Why Didn't I Think Of This? →
I hope this is making the rounds at all schools... →
Logic And Reason
Why did I think I was going to be able to roll over at 6:30 this morning and start spewing rainbows of hilarity out of my fingertips, finishing my sketch class homework with a day to spare, before I have had breakfast or coffee? Or a shower/facewash for that matter? That was silly. I managed to write about half a scene, and now I am just sleepy again, so I guess I will get up and have some banana...
"When the show went to No. 1 in December 1988, ABC... →
I am aware that I am the 9 zillionth person to suggest that you read Roseanne Barr’s incredible piece in this week’s NYMag about sexism, fame and how fucked up Hollywood is, but I just can’t not share it. It’s brilliant and terrifying.
Did I Say A Sketch About Farts?
Because what I meant was, “A Sketch About Farts And Making Out.” Thoughts on the process: When the words that make the idea real start coming out, they really start coming out, and whoa, I am typing and it might be kind of funny! But then I get anxious about moving onto the next scene (this particular assignment involves a multi-scene sketch) and I stop to do things like write notes...
Oh, You Know
Writing a sketch about farts, what else is new.
A Very Merry UnTriathlete
Y’all, I just never got my act together this year. I did well for a few weeks, and then I took a few weeks off for that whole voluntary-needles-in-my-bones business, but returning to the training horse has proven difficult. I want to exercise and be in shape, but I no longer feel the pressing urge to do it at 7:30am on my bicycle, or at 9:30 on a Monday night in the pool. So it’s...