Horny n+1 intern costume: - clip-on glittery devil horns (bought at Ricky’s) - n+1 tote bag (borrowed from Emily) - plaid shirt, ripped jeans, oxfords (my closet) - 2007 issue of n+1 and 1970s-era copy of Walter Benjamin’s Illuminations (my bookshelf) It was kinda a hit, not gonna lie.
While we're on the subject of things that annoy me
lindsayrobertson: (Because we are.) Don’t you hate when bloggers (none of whom would possibly be reading this - this annoyance is from my very unfortunate ALMOST OVER I SWEAR I’M DOWN TO THREE habit of hate-reading of certain Carrie Bradshaw-type blogs that you would literally never guess in a million years, for real) write about compliments other people give them? It’s like the main content of...
saraliz: I went on a first date on wednesday night. First dates are the best and the worst. The date went well, he was really sweet but so plain. I found myself giggling later over some of the stuff he said to me: Yeah. I like my job, but it’s not really my passion. I’ve got some time off but decided to take some freelance work. I took a month off drinking. It was really good for me. I was...
By the way the short story in this week’s New Yorker, “Blue Roses” by Frances Hwang, is really good. (It is not online. Buy the magazine.) It is about friendship and family and being a foreigner with American children and getting old. And dreams. Here is a little bit of it: My friendship with Wang Peisan is strange, I know. She makes everyone around her crazy. Ever since she...
SINCE WE’RE TALKING ABOUT IT I think it’s great that all these media companies are on Tumblr, I really do! But can they stop reblogging each other constantly? It’s like my dashboard is just filled with Newsweek reblogging The Atlantic reblogging the New Yorker reblogging Lapham’s Quarterly and Blackbook reblogging Flavorpill reblogging Premiere reblogging Vice! STOP! I...
Wait I almost forgot to tell you guys, there was a lady HIGHLIGHTING HER HAIR in the locker room at the gym yesterday, like with the little combs or whatever and everything. It didn’t gross me out as much as someone clipping their nails on the train but I mean I think it is safely in the category of things you’re not supposed to do in public, especially when it makes the whole locker...
Killing them, sheesh! That’s not only really mean, it’s actually...– This Is My Year To Finally Poison Some Children – The Awl This reminds me of a story my dad (who is from Israel) likes to tell about this one time he was hanging out with my mom’s grandfather, Sam, who lived in Boston. Sam asked my dad whether there were robbers in Israel. “Of...
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flavorpill: brooklynmutt: Yay! Instant follow. FOLLOWING BECAUSE I AM AT THE NYPL RIGHT NOW.
Oh also I just ordered a television because I haven’t had one since I moved and I realized, if I am being fully honest with myself, that there is almost nothing I like better than coming home from work and lying on the couch and wrapping myself in a blanket and watching TV, and now that I am going to be employed somewhere outside of my apartment I think this is an important thing that needs...
Just sitting here eating Raisin Bran out of a ramekin, you?
Things I Am Looking Forward to About Working in an Office Again*: Remembering to brush my teeth before lunch Talking to people face-to-face before 5pm who do not work in coffeeshops Not wearing the same T-shirt all day that I wore to bed Having a phone that works Pens/Post-Its on demand *Yeah yeah, talk to me in six months, I know. But right now all these things sound really appealing.
So: some news! I’m going to be a senior editor at Rollingstone.com as of November 1. I AM SO EXCITED. LIKE, BEYOND.
pitchforkreviewsreviews: anyway i wanted to tell you two other things about the ‘zine Cometbus that are related to this blog. the first thing is that Aaron Cometbus writes, about the people who write letters to him because of his ‘zine, “…as for all the ‘life story’ letters and tapes, I was thinking maybe you could all chip in and hire a therapist, or get together in a Cometbus group therapy...
Martha Stewart’s Party Calculator: Item and Quantity Wine: One bottle per two people per hour Beer: Two beers per person per hour Spirits: One bottle per five people per hour Mixers: Three bottles for each bottle of alcohol Ice: At least one pound per person per hour So if you have 50 people at a party, and 1/2 of them drink wine but not beer, and 1/4 of them drink beer but not wine, and...
Raiding the worst of the 80s, the Black Eyed Peas have released a semi-cover of...– Choire/The Awl
Something happens and there are two options. One: deposit the thing in the rag...– Emily
Our enduring legacy/curse of Kim France is looking at a woman and involuntarily thinking, “She’s so on-trend!”
One of my favorite metaphors about dudes is from that episode in SATC, I think Season 3, where they compare guys being ready for marriage/a relationship to a cab whose light is on. It’s totally apt! I use it all the time when people are all, “I don’t get why he married HER!” Anyway last night I was having dinner with a friend who’s been dating this guy and...
Goat That Killed Washington Hiker Known as... →
zzzan: Me: “If you threw a party, annnnnd invited everyone you knew-hoo-HOO… you would see the biggest gift would be from me and the card attached would say thank you for being a friend.” J: Is that how the lyrics go? I had no idea… “Wander off the road and back again…” Me: “Travel down the road and back again.” You’re apparently the type of friend who gets a little lost once in a while. J:...
Whole Foods salad bars: Bowery > Tribeca > Columbus Circle > Union Square > Chelsea