things i am interested in tonight

Posted: September 21st, 2016 | No Comments »
  • this new animated text option on the new iphone operating system
  • brad and angelina divorcing, i am sorry to say that i texted courtney an animated text about this

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a marvelously relaxing ambiance

Posted: September 20th, 2016 | No Comments »

SO TRUE — from vulture’s “Every Netflix Original Series, Ranked (Again)”:

29. Grace and Frankie
To its credit, Grace and Frankie creates a marvelously relaxing ambience, and it’s hard to not feel warmth toward Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen as lovers. But it’s much better at developing its beach-house atmosphere than it is at emotional nuance or characters who aren’t caricatures. The frustrating thing about this series is the gap between its promise and its execution — the complete lack of nuance makes it cornier than an Iowa primary, and in the instances where you want it to slide into full-on Kleenex-tearjerker moments, it punts.

for the record i never really wanted it to slide into full-on Kleenex-tearjerker moments

the best part of x-men: apocalypse

Posted: September 18th, 2016 | No Comments »

nightcrawlernightcrawler posting for his ID photo

(actually i thought this was going to be the best part because i’d read such dire reviews, but somehow i ended up crying twice???)


Posted: September 18th, 2016 | No Comments »

Infinity Burial Suitinfinity burial suit via coeio


Posted: September 18th, 2016 | No Comments »

jennifer armbrust(via jennifer armbrust’s instagram)

(i think what saipua is doing is in line with this)

boring gifts i have considered for ross’s birthday

Posted: September 16th, 2016 | No Comments »

a bike pump

more sam

Posted: September 12th, 2016 | No Comments »

sam again

did you know that joni mitchell’s “coyote” was written about sam shepard (or so said the groupie chris o’dell)? and that he had an affair with patti smith while still married to his first wife? he seems way more punk rock than the dude who appeared in baby boom. (though was baby boom also a punk rock statement? actually think kind of, minus the soft focus and bad soundtrack — see me for details.) also jessica lange’s hair in this picture — approve, on principle.

a dam fucking shity basterd!

Posted: September 11th, 2016 | No Comments »

good things:

  • practicing wearing hats in the privacy of one’s own home
  • listening to “both sides now” on repeat
  • clyde in his bandanna
  • pat keesey telling us about winning a national trombone competition when he was 12 despite having unusual trombone playing style (he played out of the side of his mouth) — some of the judges tsk-tsked his unorthodox technique, but one of the judges — art farmer — said, don’t worry about it (pat later quit due to a bad band teacher)
  • lip balm
  • water
  • the sexual fluidity of millennials or whatever 24/25-year-olds are called
  • one glass of chardonnay + a heating pad + the office (sounds depressing but the heating pad is just a stand-in for a bathtub, basically) (so like, picture me watching the office and drinking chardonnay in the bathtub — much more upper class)
  • courtney’s diary from elementary school. like this page from 11/28/83. just a reminder — we were nine in 1983. at that time i still believed in santa claus.

courtney's incredible diary


is that the way you said it?

Posted: September 11th, 2016 | No Comments »

photo of katharine hepburn and dick cavett. courtesy of open culture

dick cavett, what a gent. from his interview with seth meyers:

Cavett: There’s not much worse than a “plug-ola guest” who is so tired that he tells the same story he just told the segment before, with one eyelid drooping down to here. The best at repeating himself was Gore Vidal, because his delivery was so delicious you didn’t mind hearing something a second time. The great moment for me on the Hepburn show was when I decided to poke her a bit. I said, “Do you remember me as an actor?” And she just stopped and said, “I’ve been told I should.” I said, “We were in a play together. Stratford, Connecticut, ‘The Merchant of Venice.’ I had one line: ‘Gentlemen, my master Antonio is at his house, and desires to speak with you both.’ ” She looked at me and said, “Is that the way you said it?” It was one of the longest laughs I didn’t get.

did you know that dick cavett had a romance with janis joplin? (or so implies this documentary)

both sides now

Posted: September 11th, 2016 | No Comments »

dan suggested i have judy collins play my wedding. going to investigate. the only worry is sobbing through entire ceremony. originally was going to post judy’s version of “both sides now” but am more fond of joni’s these days.

update: so fond of joni’s version that i have already posted it on the blog