My Father is Learning How to Use an iPad
“How do I get numbers? Oh okay. How do I get an @ sign? Wait. Wait. Okay show me. Okay. Wait I made a mistake. Is it still the same username? I keep getting an error. Well, it helps to spell it right. Okay okay okay. Oh. I don’t want the app. No thanks. Eat shit.”
Sitting here listening to “Fix You” by Coldplay and basically crying my eyes out. At work. This is not a good scene. I mean, the Coldplay alone is embarrassing. This is out of character. But you can’t choose what songs speak to you at whatever moment in time and right now, Chris Martin is in my soul. There is something to be said about loving someone so much that you would...
Above all, be the heroine in your life, not the victim.– Nora Ephron.
Sarah Wrote That: On Rejection →
sarahwrotethat: Last night I received the 45th rejection for a story I think is one of the best I’ve written. A number of its rejections have been of the personalized, please-send-us more variety—the Rejection Wiki breaks down the tiers, journal-by-journal—and the story is in such a late stage of revision that… As someone who has a pile of stories sitting around I haven’t even had...
You can say this is true of most reality competition shows, but SYTYCD is...– SO YOU THINK YOU CAN MOVE ME TO TEARS: WHY I LOVE SYTYCD This is a great article about a show that I love more than is reasonable. I watched the auditions last night and Leroy Martinez made me well up. I love this damn show so much it’s stupid.
On the same day that Don Draper had a toothache, I had a tooth fallout. I mean that my tooth literally fell out of my mouth. It was a bad weekend for me overall. I had a crisis of confidence on Friday that lead to drinking too much sangria that lead to tears (in the sangria, and when you think of the drink’s meaning, sangria, the act of bleeding, it becomes that more poetic). The sangria was...
If I don’t put this here, how will I ever...
elle-oh-elle replied to your photo: Bitches love dresses covered in robots. WHERE. DID YOU GET THAT. Zara — and I’ve never gotten so many compliments on a dress in my life.
a bright wall in a dark room.: TV MONTH: 30 Rock... →
brightwalldarkroom: LEMON OUT! by Michelle Said Who is Liz Lemon? She isn’t you, as much as you think she is. She isn’t me, as much as I think she is. She’s a highly successful woman at the top of her field. Are you a highly successful woman at the top of your field? I am not. I don’t even know if I have… “Hey, nerds! Who’s got two thumbs, speaks limited French, and hasn’t cried once...
I only joined Facebook so I could play Zynga games. I don’t think...– My father, who is being totally serious.
a bright wall in a dark room.: TV MONTH: Mad Men... →
brightwalldarkroom: WHAT YOU CALL ‘LOVE’ WAS INVENTED BY GUYS LIKE ME TO SELL NYLONS. by Erica U. The small tender heart of Mad Men isn’t obvious in the plot lines. It’s not in the divorces or the hasty marriages, the mergers or fledgling reinvented firms—as fun an amuse-bouche as those tasty tangents are. Erica’s brilliant piece on Mad Men is worth your time.
I am very good at moving. I am bad at packing. I always do it last-minute and there is inevitably some scrap of clothing or power cord that gets left behind in my haste. I am not very strong so the actual act of moving things, lugging them from one place to another, exhausts me. Similarly, finding a new place leaves me weary and wounded. But still, I’ve done it so much that I’ve got...
JUNE I made this mix while basking in the sun....