all the oddly unique lives in this world

Posted: January 12th, 2018 | No Comments »

from vulture’s interview with terry gross, about the merits of interviewing:

I like to quote John Updike on this. In his memoir, Self-Consciousness, which I really love, he said he wanted to use his life as “a specimen life, representative in its odd uniqueness of all the oddly unique lives in this world.” That’s kind of how I see interviews. When you’re talking to an artist, you can get insight into the sensibility that created his or her art and into the life that shaped that sensibility. I love making those connections. I think we all feel very alone. I don’t mean that we don’t have friends or lovers but that deep at our core we all have loneliness.

 


alison rossiter

Posted: January 8th, 2018 | No Comments »

Defender Argo, expired September 1911, processed 2014 From the series Landscapes Gelatin Silver Print 5″ × 7″
Alison Rossiter
Defender Argo, expired September 1911, processed 2014

From the series Landscapes
Gelatin Silver Print
5″ × 7″
courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery
more here and here

(discovered via moon lists)

 


this made me cry

Posted: January 7th, 2018 | No Comments »

WE STAND WITH YOU ~ the women across the globe who have suffered discrimination and abuse because of the imbalance of power. swipe to watch full video. post pics and videos wearing black tomorrow with the hashtags #TimesUp and #WhyWeWearBlack, and tell us why you wear black and we’ll share! @timesupnow @reesewitherspoon @rashidajones @brielarson @kerrywashington @tessamaethompson

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full disclosure i was listening to cat stevens at the time


🔥

Posted: January 7th, 2018 | No Comments »

Jemima Kirke in #mnzfw17 Migration bra for Jungle Magazine shot by @ryanjamescaruthers styled by @shawnmlakin

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people who let me exhale

Posted: January 3rd, 2018 | No Comments »

from the passerbuys interview with mari andrew:

PS totally spaced about my no shopping resolution, which i failed immediately on new year’s day by buying socks from topshop. cool. but seriously i needed those socks. but renewed commitment to no shopping (except for home improvements and pre-existing gift certificates)


great new year’s

Posted: January 1st, 2018 | No Comments »

this movie is NOT good

ahhhhh twas a great new year’s! my mom arrived last night, and after she got settled with some chardonnay, she was like, “let’s watch something on netflix! i’m curious about this show with will smith called bright — would you mind trying it?” so we watched bright (!!!!!), which was NOT not NOT good (john told me that indiewire called it the worst movie of 2017), but somehow we did enjoy it? maybe it was just the utter chillness of everyone watching + magic stuff? also then we watched a few episodes of veep in honor of awesome cuz steve and then mom went to bed and ross and i drank champagne at midnight.

A HOME NEW YEAR’S!
SUCH A SURPRISE, SUCH A DREAM!

then we opened christmas presents today and WHAT FUN! we got a new quilt and a new duvet and i’m straight PUMPED. coincidentally my new year’s resolution this year is to make my bed every day.

THE END

ACTUALLY NOT THE END AS I JUST DECIDED TO RENT MEN IN BLACK 3 AS BACKGROUND VIEWING IN HOMAGE TO BRIGHT


i’m always so delighted to be eating white rice

Posted: January 1st, 2018 | No Comments »

a very fun grub street diet (but aren’t most of them) with illustrator mari andrew:

I went home for lunch and repeated my comfort meal: rice, egg, arugula. It’s not, like, a dish I’d make for other people, but it’s the perfect food for me, and I always look forward to eating it. I’m always so delighted to be eating white rice. I went through a brief phase where I tried to eat just brown rice, or quinoa, or whatever was the grain of the moment, and then thought, Why am I doing this? To be “healthier”? White rice is a million times better! I’m very out of my nebulous “healthy” stage, and now eat intuitively, emotionally, socially, and joyfully.

UPDATE: I JUST READ A COUPLE OF REALLY BORING GRUB STREET DIETS


favorites of the year

Posted: December 28th, 2017 | No Comments »

US

listening to this record while lying on the bed at ross’s parents’ house in santa fe. santa fe — you’re too sunny by 1000, but i love you 4 rill.

REAL QUESTION: WHY IS THERE NO RAIN/RAINY DAYS IN THE SOUTHWEST? IT IS A TRUE BUMMER NO DISRESPECT

in other news, i weirdly love gift guides and realized i should have written one this year, but i thought of it way too late, but in case you want to get a headstart on 2018, here are a few juicy ideas:

  1. ayurvedic bath soaks
    the packaging is very A+, i ordered for my mom, though i was confused about what i was actually ordering and haven’t seen them in person yet
  2. these baggu nylon bags
    i ordered this for my mom, and full disclosure, one for myself!!!!! approve!!!!!
  3. clarins body tonic,
    it LEGITIMATELY makes you smell like a spa
  4. i was very intrigued by this shower cap, but very narrow gift audience
  5. plants!
  6. this farmhouse pitcher is pretty, but prob only good for pitcher heads
  7. this cuff is the bomb, if you want to spend mad dough
  8. OBVIOUSLY SOCKS

ETC ETC ETC
SEE ME FOR A 1000 MORE CONSUMER RECOMMENDATIONS

ok now to my highlights of the year. it was a strange, wonderful, fulfilling year. like a molting. in no particular order:

  • getting married
  • buying a g-d house, WHOA
  • bachelorette party
  • best pals around the country
  • best family around the country
  • best pals making that amazing “smooth” lip sync video for ross and me
  • taking the gre and getting perfect score on verbal — STRAIGHT UP BRAG, but i’m so old and i worked so hard and also do not ask me about my math score
  • getting in to all three grad schools i applied to — even more brag!!!!!! but see above and straight truth, none were ivy league big daddies, so whatever
  • GOING FOR A DREAM! like, just working hard and seeing it through even though it is scary and daunting and maybe a fool’s errand and will libraries even exist and i guess we’ll see how it goes
  • LINEN SHEETS
  • that awesome hotel in charleston on our honeymoon — the rain, the champagne, the sleep machine, all the dimmers, what a great spot
  • hanging out in new orleans on our honeymoon
  • the andy warhol museum in pittsburgh
  • pittsburgh in general
  • those mansions in newport, rhode island! holy wow!
  • seeing the total eclipse with dan chambo
  • my peach ulla johnson jumpsuit
  • getting to try la mer for my wedding (!!!!) (worth the hype? no idea, but fun to be so radically indulgent)
  • my brother having a baby! she doesn’t love me yet, but she just might one day
  • levi and eero cashiola, what joy to be around littles on the regular
  • yoga with adriene’s total body yoga/deep stretch and yoga for zombies, both A+++++ yoga vidz with long lasting bennys (at least i have convinced myself of this)
  • teaching art to littles at the elementary school, it was so hard but so cool (also a good reminder to remember people’s intentions, always)
  • lady bird
  • seeing lady bird alone at alamo drafthouse and just making it in time
  • stranger things, not perfect but so so enjoyable
  • brooklyn 99
  • benicio del toro in latest star wars
  • this whole hilarious post about phantom of the opera by regarding, a 1000 laughing emojis
  • starting my daily gratitude journal again
  • learning that the breeziest strategy with inlaws is just to do whatever they want!!!!!
  • reminiscing about portland times and how wild and fun and truly great they were

KINDA SAD THINGS

  • my two train track wrinkles getting deeper every day
  • realizing i have complicated relationships with people in marfa — no besties, plus i seem to disappoint folks here, which is a bummer. is it because i’m old and tired and have two train track wrinkles on my forehead and sometimes my lips feel like they’re dry melting off my face? (literally sometimes i’m like, do i even HAVE lips anymore?) or is it because i’m less open? or just tired of bullshit? i had a dumb thing happen right before christmas, where i think this friend is disowning me, and it made me sad, but also not that sad, but also sad, cuz am i an old closed freak who is a lame friend to young people?!!?!?
  • all of the dumb sound effects and jokey intros and frippery frap on radiolab’s more perfect podcast, which are sort of ruining the really good supreme court constitutional content

good drink name

Posted: December 28th, 2017 | No Comments »

i can't remember where this was

from commander’s palace


the second look is a bit fire

Posted: December 27th, 2017 | No Comments »

#cushnieetochs #pf #styledbyme

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