Crooked Teeth - Death Cab For Cutie Just that...
Whelmed whelmed whelmed Horoscope Wednesday
TAURUS April 20-May 20 If you use too much force, you’ll kick up all kinds of trouble, Bully, and there’s no good in that. No matter how brilliant your current plans, check in with yourself and use some discernment. (SFBG) You’ll probably dream of falling off a cliff, or plunging out of a hot-air balloon, or skydiving without a parachute. I’m very disappointed in your...
Endorphins. Need you. I missed my Bike. It’s gray and awful out, but library. Yes. Thoughts: Raizes Y Rayos community garden on Cullerton and Laflin. Green City Market / Pilsen Farmer’s Market Planned Parenthood? MIIKE SNOW NEXT WEEK. Ooh, child, I’m ready to get cyclonic.
I used to drink to bring the house down, just because I saw a few cracks in the...– “The House of the Architect’s Love Story”, Anne Enright
I will make it through today if only for the promise of a hot phone date with mi esposa and enough kalimoxto to get me loopy. WATCH OUT is what I’m saying.
Fiction forms what streams in us. Naturally it is suspect. What does not...– from “The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos” by Anne Carson
I have a date with myself tonight that involves Neko Case and Anne Enright and hot toddies. Damn straight.
Windy times for Horoscope Wednesday
Taurus April 20 to May 20 Relationship dynamics are super-complicated, and there are always at least three sides to every story. Do some soul-searching — without judgment — into your connections so you can look honestly at your self. Avoid blame games. (SFBG) It’s my opinion that everyone has a duty to periodically check in with themselves to make sure they still are who they say they...
from "Up in the Air"
Ryan: And they put your name on the side of a plane.
Natalie: Men get such hardons putting their name on stuff. It's like, yeah, you're gonna die one day.
Ryan: Why do you suppose that is singular to men?
Natalie: Probably because you can't have babies.
Ryan: The Baby Argument!
Doves - Sky Starts Falling. I have a hunch...
You show your age when you drown your rage (but I see past those laughter...– the Thrills (tonight I hear the wind swell up against the now covered porch that adds onto my tiny back room, swollen on bad beers, smiling, aching lungs, carrier pigeons on poking digits, this puzzle too half-finished to be figured out. I guess that everybody went to a better party—)
lyriquediscorde: Son Of A Preacher Man :: Dusty...
La mienne, damn straight.
A wearier Horoscope Wednesday
TAURUS April 20-May 20 You are able to start something meaningful this week, so check in with yourself to see what feels most deserving of your awesomeness. Don’t waste energy seeking approval. (SFBG) Some people are here on the planet to find success, while others are here to find themselves. In the big scheme of things, I’m not sure which category you fit into, Taurus. But...
How about a MacArthur, too, whilst we're at it
If poems were pupusas, I’d have a damn book. In other news, I make really good pupusas. All the arepa practice. Mm. You have no idea how happy this development makes me. Take that, Tia! Lean, mean, pupusa king! Truong says that he’s coming back into creativity via food. I have all these theories about the legitimacy of art, and identity as not average middle class white humanities...
At the end of the show, the magician goes home. And so does the girl who was...– Mary Gaitskill, “Today I’m Yours”
angconnie: You can have whatever you like. ...
Dear 7-Eleven Churros,
Why are you made with Splenda? Why couldn’t I catch this when I impulsively picked you off the shelf? Why do I keep eating you even with this god awful taste in my mouth? Love, Me P.S. I will never cheat on Don Churro AGAIN FOR YOU.
Hot hot heat, Horoscope Wednesday
TAURUS April 20-May 20 Be a straight-shooter, no matter which team you play for. Don’t mince words. Instead, be bold enough to stand up but wise enough not to rush into needless battles. (SFBG) You might have to use primitive means to accomplish modern wonders. It may be necessary to hearken back to what worked in the past in order to serve the brightest vision of the future. Take your...
Oh, God. I want to go home and cook everything. Bake bread, battered onion rings, couscous and cucumbers and kimchi jigae and pork buns. WHAT’S UP WITH THE MISPLACED AMBITION HUH?
Carlos and Carmen, Mars and Venus
Carmen: Go meet some [women]! We can go to the bar and I can be your wing queer!
Carlos: Nah, they are trouble. Lemme right my ship then I can concentrate on sinking someone else ship! ...that's an odd way to put it.
Carmen: This is sex, not Battleship. PEOPLE ARE NOT BOARD GAMES!
Carlos: AREN'T THEY?
A few mornings, I’m not going to lie, I wake...
I am reading like a house on fire because my house is full of too much smoke and cold air. This week: The Best American Short Stories 2009, Don’t Cry by Mary Gaitskill, Juliet, Naked, by Nick Hornby, The Beauty of the Husband, Anne Carsons, The Plague of Doves, Louise Erdrich. They are all wonderful company.
Well what do you know, Horoscope Wednesday
TAURUS April 20-May 20 A crisis of confidence is no small matter. Put yourself in as supportive an environment as you can so things don’t go form bad to worse. Seek nurturing and security. (SFBG) Two-thirds of people surveyed said they would rather look good than feel good. I hope you’re not one of them. The ironic fact of the matter is that if you put the emphasis on looking good...
Inflammatory Essays by Jenny Holzer →
DON'T TALK DOWN TO ME. DON'T BE POLITE TO ME DON'T TRY TO MAKE ME FEEL NICE. DON'T RELAX. I'LL CUT THE SMILE OFF YOUR FACE. YOU THINK I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON. YOU THINK I'M AFRAID TO REACT. THE JOKE'S ON YOU. I'M BIDING MY TIME, LOOKING FOR THE SPOT. YOU THINK NO ONE CAN REACH YOU, NO ONE CAN HAVE WHAT YOU HAVE. I'VE BEEN PLANNING WHILE YOU'RE PLAYING. I'VE BEEN SAVING WHILE...
Because she was a rational person, she was sure that her feelings were illusory....– Mary Gaitskill, “Mirror Ball”
Mary Gaitskill, please marry me. Or take me in...
Don’t Cry gives me shivers and makes me smile.