"A deliberate step back"
Yes, it’s true. Boyfriend and I are going on a spur-of-the-moment “We’re both Unemployed” roadtrip to a friend’s wedding in LA. Poetry of Departures Sometimes you hear, fifth-hand, As epitaph: He chucked up everything And just cleared off, And always the voice will sound Certain you approve This audacious, purifying, Elemental move. And they are right, I think. We...
HK, edited →
“like so many bildungsromans, this begins with an airplane ride.”
Is it okay to store cats in a shed known to have... →
my favorite thing is to write profiles
From forthcoming last GGazette piece: At a Greenpoint deli, a scene plays out on loop—the same scene, night after night. A man saunters in—drunk, belligerent—and there’s a lot of yelling. The deli owner, from a perch behind the counter, joins in the yelling and kicks the guy out. The drunk staggers out to the street. And from the sound of things, you’d think he’d have run a million miles in the...
AdrianeQ: Adorable Chinese five-year-old and... →
unfoldyourself: Yesterday I went to the National Weather Service open house in Peachtree City and this morning I went on a 10 mile bike ride to Stone Mountain. Maybe tomorrow I’ll go to the Waffle House musuem? WTF, emily—there’s a WAFFLE HOUSE MUSEUM? um. please write a novel about that.
AdrianeQ: Yes, so I definitely need a new job at... →
Every sentence of this book is perfect.
maggiehm: hannahmight: “For when does a berry break upon the tongue as sweetly as when one longs to taste it, and when is the taste refracted into so many hues and savors of ripeness and earth, and when do our senses know anything so utterly as when we lack it? And here again is a foreshadowing - the world will be made whole. For to wish for a hand on one’s hair is to all but feel it. So...
PS 110 Fundraiser, Wells Tower →
"Man plans & god laughs"
Oh, this is my fucking life. ” Today’s 20-somethings…were told that if they did everything right, they could have anything they wanted. Now, as young adults, they’ve had to put that promise aside and figure out what to do next. Right now, 24-year-old Tsivia Finman is six months into her New York City job search and says she’s ready to move away from plan A: to find...
I saw two greyhounds walking toward me on the street, wearing slippers, and I thought of it as a metaphor. The thing was—they were moving so leniently and going so quickly that it was clear they had been bred for speed, a speed that was no longer necessary. And then here they were in these slippers—dumb, patronizing things. Their feet had not been made to touch the ground. This morning I...
What if I got a job in detroit?
and then wrote a magazine story about it? Basic Property Inspections (Detroit area) Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org [Errors when replying to ads?] Date: 2009-06-12, 9:42AM EDT Need, laptop, digital camera, mapping software, internet access, reliable vehicle. Must be able to work quickly and accurately, follow instructions, reliable/dependable, available immediately. Need...
I just interviewed Wells Tower. I can’t figure out if I want to be him when I grow up, or if I thought he was unduly pompous—which I think might just be because he, like most writers, is insecure. All I know is I definitely want to try the journalism track where I just get really bad jobs and write about it.
The website corrupted my homework.
doree: adrianeq: fiatluxemburg: katiebakes: In college I finally had the epiphany that I could ignore alleged “deadlines” simply by emailing my papers to my teachers/TAs but oops! neglecting to attach the file! This never, ever failed. But here’s an even better way, via Brandon, to dodge those before-5pm-on-Friday-or-else requirements: Corrupted-Files.com. Because, as their website...
From “Welcome to the Political Speakeasy”: Behind a rouge, unnumbered Greenpoint door stretches a long bar at which no drinkers sit. Instead, the stools are staffed with twenty-something guys hunkered over laptops. The brews they chug are coffee, Redbull, Coca-Cola. They’re here to work. This dingy hideout is the headquarters of the campaign of Evan Thies, a candidate for City...
Does anyone's family have an out-of-use car...
I’ll pay if I can use it to drive to a wedding in LA & back… aq
This is so real it feels like a joke
June 10, 2009 E-mail this job to a friend Printer-friendly version Company: Thomson Reuters Position: Reporter Location: Washington DC, District of Columbia Job Status: Not Specified Salary: Not Specified Ad Expires: July 15, 2009 Job ID: 1061629 Website: ...
The Hangover was like, so so good. yeahhhh
The website corrupted my homework.
fiatluxemburg: katiebakes: In college I finally had the epiphany that I could ignore alleged “deadlines” simply by emailing my papers to my teachers/TAs but oops! neglecting to attach the file! This never, ever failed. But here’s an even better way, via Brandon, to dodge those before-5pm-on-Friday-or-else requirements: Corrupted-Files.com. Because, as their website prompts, don’t turn in a...
Ed White didn’t see the point of Capri shorts and... →
He had been born with the name of Edmund but no... →
"I was happy then," in macro terms:
This is from the July/August issue of Discover magazine: Hawking is now pushing a different strategy, which he calls top-down cosmology. It is not the case, he says, that the past uniquely determines the present. Because the universe has many possible histories and just as many possible beginnings, the present state of the universe selects the past. “This means that the histories of the...
Taking this comedy writing class, right? so I end up watching a day of the last season of SNL. This is the best I’ve seen today. It’s clean, it builds in a sweet progression, it’s about our Contemporary Condition, and there are no gay jokes (rare).
…that I am living in the real-life “Parks & Recreation”: “New York City Department of Parks & Recreation is welcoming her summer interns to the team.
Thies Headquarters / Bushwick Open Studios →
10. What is in those little sandwiches on the... →
My Charmed Brooklyn Life →
In the first day of my 24th year, I went through my photos. Here’s what I’ve seen in the past 6 months.
I can die happy
Today I saw Gay Talese at a party and he vaguely recognized me. Nan Talese kind of did, but really she was just being nice. THIS IS BRAGGING. This is self effacing: I am in love with them and want to become GT and ruin and build my life in the same ways.
The Dumbing Down of America!
Kanye West: “I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book’s autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books.” Also: Kanye’s authored a new book and would like you to buy it. —via Stereogum
Gazette - Fillmore / Kent ave →