Whatever You Like (TI) - Anya Marina cause...
Adult consequences, adolescent actions...
Many beers + “Prisoner of Azkaban” + Benson & Hedges + Insane weather = late, sloppy, ridiculous work presence. And I cannot stop giggling about the entire thing. BRING IT 2011.
Love’s the boy stood on the burning deck trying to recite “The boy...– “Casabianca”, Elizabeth Bishop
Wholesome or wasted Horoscope Wednesday
TAURUS April 20-May 20 Forget making a mad dash to this years’ finish line with everything all tidily packaged up. Reflect on where you have happiness in your life and where you need it — and then bring that wisdom with you into 2011. (SFBG) In 1967, John McCain was a U.S. Navy pilot fighting in Vietnam. Shot down during a bombing mission, he was captured and jailed in the notorious...
Spoon - Eddie’s Ragga Someone that I knew...
I can to-do whatever I want.
Come on, 2011. Housecleaning. Grocerying. Lentils. Veggie chili. Harry Potter! Bit of sobering. Library. Bike maintenance. Salacious top. Drinks for fiesta. Fiesta. Playlists. Bread/pizza dough. Sleep.
HAPPY BLACK THURSDAY
Things that will probably happen tonight: too much rum, Cee Lo Green, little brother shenanigans, presents, cigarettes, holiday happenings IN GENERAL. Fam bam CHRISTMAS.
Work Holiday Party Horoscope Wednesday
TAURUS April 20-May 20 Projecting into the future is a big, stressful waste of time. Deal with what you know in the present, because it’s the best way to protect what has yet to come. Promote freedom by creating what you want, not by avoiding your fears. (SFBG) If oil companies were given permission to sink their drilling rigs into the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the petroleum...
indierawk: The Polyphonic Spree - Happy...
Merry Christmas, indie rock: Sufjan Stevens and... →
Best comment sofar: Merry Limpdixmas. It’s true. Sad boy music is sad.
Things To Remember on Terrible Tuesday
(or things that make me feel better)
Quimbys / Myopic and their excellent present selection
Being the KING of Christmas presents
McSweeney's (yeah, yeah, bite me)
Pop Psychology / Science books.
A tribute to Puccini and Patti Smith →
uchicagopress: Did anyone else watch Patti Smith on the Colbert Report Monday night? We’re Luddites without a TV, we admit, and this pales in comparison to her insanely gracious impromptu live appearance with the Tiny Cover Band at Columbia College in Chicago, but… . Sigh. Ms. Smith. May all of our cultural heroes continue to inspire with such ferocity. Speaking of: if you haven’t read Just Kids...
Dramamine - Modest Mouse Extremes always. I...
Wearing SidnNancy t-shirt and Supergirl boxers. Have barely left bed. Mike Birbiglia has just come on This American Life as I JUST turned it on. Epic dreams. Really good pizza. Spiced Swedish Wine with the rentals later. Sun on my bare legs, the black sheets. Languor. I am ruling this Saturday.
Friday Five (Throwback City)
Of excursions you remember taking in elementary school, which was your favorite? Hm. I think I’m going to count junior high in this, too, because it’s all the same. Field Day was always pretty rad, and in my weird private school we got to go on an annual Toboggan trip in Wisconsin in like, the name of physics or something. Tobogganing = amazing. Outdoor Ed, for sure. Oh, and getting...
Wicked freezing Horoscope Wednesday
TAURUS April 20-May 20 Trying to change the past will get you in some demoralizing situations. Things are changing, and it’s necessary that you find peace in who you are and where you’re at right now. (SFBG, thanks for being AWESOMELY unhelpful). Here’s a haiku-like poem by Cor van den Heuvel: “the little girl / hangs all the ornaments / on the nearest branch.” My...
Sometimes I cannot stand the thought of swallowing another bite of oatmeal I make in the morning. But I eat it anyway because secretly I believe that eating oatmeal in the morning just sort of makes you better than other people.
Healthy, hunger-free kids act! →
Michelle Obama props. Come on, Tuesday, come on.
Am I really agonizing about where to buy ONE...
Yes. Support local businesses or save my stress levels? Please tell me other people psuedo-agonize about this sort of stuff.
December, drinking horchata, eight degrees, and... →
Cute, Mercury, just fucking cute
Bottle of wine (half-gone!)? Check.
Soft-butch dress-up ego boost? Check. (Suspenders is cold in a blizzard)
Experimental poetry? Check.
Portishead yowling all over the apartment? Check.
Titan cooking skills? Check.
Typical Sunday gulag? Fucking check, one two.
Growing the fuck up already? Oh, posh, never.
Dear Chicharron Gordita,
inhaled around midnight, thank you. Meandering Fridays are the best. But it is now 10 AM and subzero fronts are apparently headed my way (and snow!) and I have “Wait, Wait!” on my radio and parties to plan for and oh. I REGRET NOTHING.
All The Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople Flashback...
Dionysos had to be feminine, for the same reason that he had to be foreign and...– Delia Morgan, “The Ivied Rod: Gender and the Phallus in Dionysian Religion” (via dressrehearsalrag) (via zombiemaenad) (via ophelia-psychosis) (via leda-swanson) (via lamortdesamants)
Adolescent actions in adult situations #17:
Fighting like mad to stop giggles when the root canal dentist (FAMILY FO SHO) whipped out the dental dam to attach to my wide-ass-open mouth and explained what it was for. I mean, sort of. Thank god for bite guards. WHO WANTS MORE DRUGS?
Because I'm a child, actually:
What is the best solution to sudden and scary oral surgery in twelveish hours? Please leave any really great (read: bad!) jokes here. Especially if they involve animals. Especially if you know the one that involves a punchline of “Moink.” THANK YOU.
What the hell, Horoscope Wednesday?
TAURUS April 20-May 20 You’ve been making things happen and now it’s time to sit back and reexamine things. Reacquaint yourself with your relationships and investments to make sure you’re still pointed in the direction you wanna go. (SFBG) Butterflies recall at least some of what they’ve learned during their time as caterpillars. The metamorphosis they go through is...
HA. (From Last Week)
Lady in giant coat and furry hood on the Near North Side: Know why people die in the cold?
Lady in giant coat and furry hood off the Near North Side: Why?
L.inGCandFHotNN1: BECAUSE IT SUCKS.
You’ll Need Those Fingers For Crossing - Los...