Because I don't live in a Macy's, sir
Obv. "family" (read: gay) boy walking down street with Banana Republic Bag: Excuse me.
OFBWDSWBRPB: Do you live here? [Points up, which is Macy's]
Me: Like... in the city of Chicag?
Current position: sausage fest at work. Is that a front moving in or just the suffocating cloud of lazy ass testosterone? Seriously, my ova-rage has been at an all time high lately. But for some reason, most men just make me want to like smack them and see if they cry. SERIOUSLY. NOT YOUR MOTHER. OR WIFE. SLASH GET OFF THE COUCH OR YOUR SAD PARTY AND STOP HARSHING MY MELLOW. Extremes: they do a...
"Time 100" Names 31 Powerful Women - Times 100 -... →
“Lists like this matter beyond just the media grind or the simple count. They can be self-enforcing, codifying positions of influence, not to mention provide prime schmoozing opportunities with the at the glittery party that comes with this list and a calling card for people who aren’t say, Ashton Kutcher. People like Chen Shu-Chu, as described by Ang Lee: A seller of vegetables in a...
murmure: Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their...
Sex Offender Week: Feminism for Young Dudes - The... →
Hey, what about a witty title last week Horoscope...
TAURUS April 20-May 20 This Mercury retrograde is in your sign, and it’s packing a wallop, pal. Mental and emo angst comes from too much fretting over your past and future, and not enough living in the present. Focus on now. (SFBG) A little knowledge can be dangerous. I constantly meet people who have boxed themselves into tight spots by misusing their smattering of astrological...
NPR: A National Network Of Bike Trails? It Could... →
momonwi: A quiet revolution is starting in the world of transportation. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently announced what he’s calling a “sea change” in transportation policy: He wants to make biking as important as driving. “We’re elevating it to the point where as we develop new road systems, as we develop communities where people can use light rail or street cars or buses,...
1. I’m almost out of Old Spice. 2. My awesome Target American Apparel BLUE boxer brief knockoffs are still damp from the rain ride yesterday. Stupid freshman stripe. 3. I look in the mirror to see I am currently wearing solid brown.
Sarah’s current dating M.O. is fairly lupine, an agenda that’s easy to advance...– Where the Bois Are - Ariel Levy for New York Magazine
TAURUS April 20-May 20 Train your eyes on some best-case scenarios and positive expectations, Taurus. The more open you are to things flowing in your favor, the better off you’ll be this week. Fake it till you make it if you must. (SFBG) Yes, I know that the bull is your totem animal. But I’m hoping you’re willing to expand your repertoire, because it’s a ripe time for...
she is the wind you never leave behind black cat you killed in empty lot, she...– from “Loba”, Diane di Prima
Bread rising. Beans soaking. Grocery store. Steals on grapefruits. Shower. Puppy cuddling. Sweeping. Coffee. Cuffed corduroys. Carson McCullers. Evading work slumps. Brisk biking. Quiet sleepy rides back to the city. Cat Power and Sodom, South Georgia. The mother before my mother and seventy six years. Wheelchair laughter. Sleep, please. Again and again.
Stick to your guns rule #17: Books are sacred, and should not be absconded with or burned or donated to Goodwill. No matter what. Even with the accompanying sort of awful stomach shame swoop that oddly creates crouch as they sit on the desk at work waiting for a surreptitious, neutral and hopefully gracious return. Plus there’s just not enough room for extra books in that tiny room.
Bikes | PUBLIC Bikes →
brimborion: Having recently faced the prospect of being with out my trusty Vespa, I have been reconsidering my stance on bikes. I really have nothing against bikes, I’m just not one on of those intense hipster bike activist. Having said that, I wouldn’t mind riding a PUBLIC bike around the neighborhood this summer. WANT IN CHICAGO RIGHT NOW. Oy. A hefty change chunk for a pretty orange spare...
We've been had, Horoscope Wednesday
TAURUS April 20-May 20 This is a great time to start something new. With Mercury going retrograde in your sign this week, you’ll need to double-dip on fact checks and make sure you’re very detail-oriented about whatever you do. (SFBG) Taurus genius Irving Berlin (1888-1989) has been called the greatest songwriter who ever lived. Among his 1,500 compositions were iconic tunes...
Miss Misery - Elliott Smith This song is Spring,...
Don't judge my speed because I'm beautiful...and a... →
Hey, SHOUT OUT to the chick on the fixie who accompanied me from the Loop ALL THE WAY to 18th. Wasn’t trying to race you, but you seemed to have your knickers in a twist. For every time I bike and feel so pumped about other riders in front and aside me, there has to be SOMEONE who thinks shoaling me inflates their huevos or something. Newsflash: I’m slow, and I’m okay with that,...
Don't ask. I love you, Miller-cakes.
Me: Let's just say that the ship took fucking sail. But i'm still thinking about setting it on fire as it goes out to sea. Also, that it is not always easy to spot a racist, but generally, they are straight white dudes.
Jessica: I'm going to need waaay more details there.
[Details, that need to NEVER be rehashed. Ever.]
Me: Like, do they put something in the straight white dude handbook about stupid pity party shit to say?
Jessica: Yes. I've seen the book...it... it's in there.
Eerie and awesome for today.
A Pint With: Dan Carey, Brewmaster of New Glarus... →
August on the farm with cold Spotted Cow post-pizza. I need to head North.
And I will show you something different from either Your shadow at morning...– from The Waste Land, T.S Eliot (April is the cruelest month)
Here comes the rain Horoscope Wednesday
TAURUS April 20-May 20 Even if you don’t know what to do next, this is the time for clarifying your boundaries, pal. Acting like Bully McBosserman will annoy the folks around you, and won’t help you figure anything out. (SFBG) I got a spam email containing supposed words of wisdom from the Dalai Lama. “We spend more, but have less,” it said. “We have more...
At some point or another, the weather just doesn’t not hold up to my morning optimism. -Is perhaps running a low grade fever/chill as we speak. Boo. -Got cold out. -Work is dragging ass. -Two days behind on Nat’l Poetry Month. Oh my bed sounds so great right now.