I think Chelsea Handler is hilarious. “I have to admit you’re not as stupid as i thought you were going to be.”
I cannot believe that in 2009, that everyone wouldn’t say, “100%...– Kirby Dick. check out his new film, Outrage. A film about the double lives of some closeted gay politicians working against gay policies. Now playing at the Music Box.
Yes, I'm jumping rope, it's not the circus.
I jump rope in my alley. Because my apartment is too small and i’m not paying for a gym membership, and my heart has to be bad with all the shitty food i eat. Not a lot of people jump rope behind our building (i think i’m the only one). But if all of my neighbors could just wait maybe 10 minutes until i’m done to throw out their trash that would be awesome. If you hear the...
katherine: Things Martha Has Taught Me Today (while baking my first Martha Stewart recipe) 1. There is no such thing as too many bowls. Use as many as possible. 2. Every recipe should generate enough of the given commodity to feed an entire class of ravenous kindergarteners. 3. Every ingredient deserves an electric mixer. We’ll see how these cupcakes turn out, though I’m using regular salt...
Come on, everyone’s mom has cancer.– overheard at work.
New Blog Allert
My friend Paul is in the process of moving to Korea to teach. He started this blog. (mostly about art.) Check it out.
Jenny From the Block by Jennifer Lopez Last night...
Gay Marriage ban upheld (fuck you cali)
windycity: micek: Protest rally in Chicago tonight at 7pm http://chicagoist.com/2009/05/26/chicagoans_to_rally_against_prop_8.php I’ll be there photographing.
i think you’re lovely.
2 : 1
The ratio of my coming home from work at least a little drunk to not very drunk.
Most Recent Food Obsession
Giant bowls of white rice with lots of gourmet teriyaki sauce.
34. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
I am in awe of this book. Haunting, stunning, dark, beautiful in how absolutely terrifying it is. In Yates’ tale of what relationships were often like in the fifties, the characters of Frank and April are truely amazing. Clear as a bell, rich, full and completely heart breaking. Some of the best characters i can ever remember reading. This one made it into my top 5 books of all time....
Collected for a Loved One
Here are a collection of 25 songs that I would call my favorites. These are songs that (quite literally) I have listened to on repeat for weeks. Songs that never get a skip when they come up and while some are depressing it makes me happy to hear them. Like meeting an old friend I once intimately knew, but hadn’t seen in awhile. Many of them are no longer in a very usual rotation but...
Everything Is Free at the Art Institute through...
Tried to go today and ended up getting there at what turns out to be 10 minutes before they close. Ran straight to the modern wing, it’s beautiful. Will try again tomorrow.
Hey Rude Neighbors,
When i’m taking a shower and i can still feel your bass, it’s not only outrageous, it’s really annoying. Here are some suggestions: 1. Turn up the rest of it. At least let me experience the whole thing. Hopefully the words aren’t as shitty as the beats. 2. Listen to music with better beats. 3. Quit being such an asshole and turn it down.
Further evidence that my computer is smarter than...
In an error box it used the word “recursively” i had to look up what the meant. recursive. adjective. pertaining to or using a rule or procedure that can be applied repeatedly.
balltillifall: I can’t watch the season finale of LOST until this weekend. Please stop posting spoilers until then. Ditto.
She cried because she was fifty-six years old and her feet were ugly and swollen...– Revolutionary Road
We Belong by Pat Benatar Maybe it’s a sign...
Well labs suck because i hate teamwork. i don’t do teamwork.– Kathleen
My Flickr is pro again. →
Yay, for stats.
wordjournal: noun • /bī-ərd/ or /ˈbā-ərd/ • One blind to the light of knowledge, who has the self-confidence of ignorance. According to the OED, it was ‘alluded to in many phrases and proverbial sayings, the origin of which was in later times forgotten, and “Bayard” as the type of blindness or blind recklessness.’ this is a good word to know.
I’m 50 pages into Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. His beautiful words make it even more staggering than the beautiful film, if you can imagine that. Then the fight went out of control. It quivered their arms and legs and wrenched their faces into shapes of hatred, it urged them harder and deeper into each other’s weakest points, showing them cunning ways around each...
33. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
I hadn’t read this book since i was a kid. Having seen that a couple of people had recently read it on Tumblr it kept popping up when i was thinking of what to read next. I went into rereading this hoping to find something a little deeper, reading it as an adult rather than when i last read it, which was probably a decade ago. (you know how sometimes you can reread a book you read awhile...
You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. What...– Mrs Whatsit, A Wrinkle in Time
32. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Dan Brown’s use of history to tell a new story is really intriguing (as far as i know the history portions are accurate.) I am now obsessed with getting into the Vatican’s secret archives. This is a book that moves at a neck breaking pace. Which wasn’t necessarily a plus for me since i like to become invested in the characters i read about. Character development is...
booksarebetterthanboys: I was catching up on reading some of my favorite blogs this afternoon and I spotted one of Jenny’s photos on forty-sixth at grace. hey, look at that!