A LOT TO SAY

Posted: May 15th, 2017 | No Comments »

i was in houston for a week for my wedding shower and connie’s baby shower and here are some things:

  1. dude, wedding showers may be traditional but they are COOL, people are cool, and generous, and sweet, and they give you cool things! it’s very touching and strange and like, who needs stuff really, but actually it is kind of amazing to get stuff. new life building things. like a new toaster oven! (we are still using mine from college, 20+  years old — have to give it up to that old black and decker, it has a been a straight up workhorse — but pretty stoked to dig into this new cuisinart)
  2. while in houston, carolyn and i saw clark lord at this place in the village, i was like, oh my god that’s clark lord. i had a crush on him my freshman year of high school, when he was a sophomore and sat next to me in geometry and was very funny and cool and wore loafers without socks. now he looks like a real suburban dad. point is, time is complicated.
  3. also while in the village, carolyn and i stopped into this place called “the chocolate bar” and it is so cool to still find places that are good hang out spots for teens, and fun places for teens to work.
  4. dude if i move again, it has to be a place that has rain. it doesn’t have to be rainy — it just has to rain.
  5. tried the 7-minute workout this morning. [thinking face emoji]
  6. watched all of master of none. mixed review but some episodes were great.
  7. i want to buy this potion, for name alone
  8. today saw a reference to the robert hass poem “meditation at lagunitas” and a long time ago my friend thu gave me the apple trees at olema, so i pulled it out of the bookshelf, and tonight i’m going to read that poem. life is cool sometimes.
  9. today i didn’t study any GRE or take any of my mandatory practice tests but i’m cool with it. sometimes you just gotta blog, man.

OTHER STUFF BUT I CAN’T REMEMBER


it also underscores

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from the new york times weekend briefing:

It was a simple plan. A college student in Kentucky would crawl through a building’s air duct in the wee hours to steal a copy of a final exam.

But the student, and another one helping him, were caught in the act by the instructor. They’ve been charged with felony burglary.

“It’s an unusual set of circumstances,” a University of Kentucky spokesman said. “It also underscores how late our faculty work.”


after so many years of just being a person who had her head down

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samin nosrat At Via Carota. Photo: Liz Clayman

Samin Nosrat at Via Carota. Photo: Liz Clayman, courtesy of New York Mag.

chef and cookbook author samin nosrat discussing her week in food on grub street:

Then we went to my favorite New York restaurant, Via Carota, where I was meeting my agent and the VP of my production company for a celebratory lunch. The book is being turned into a docuseries. I get to go to nine countries. I made up the number nine. Many countries. So that’s crazy. I’ve been a cook since I was 20 years old. I have worked for $10, $12, $14, and $18 an hour. And then I became a writer, which, as you know, is an equally not-so-lucrative career — and this very interesting and wonderful and strange thing, to have this moment where, all of a sudden, the world is recognizing you. You all of a sudden have legitimacy, after so many years of just being a person who had her head down, working her butt off, feeling always sort of overlooked. So I’ve gone to a lot of therapy, as I’ve mentioned. This is an interesting week to be doing this with you, because it’s just a really fun and weird week in my life. There has never been something like this.

i have so much to say about this. first, clearly i relate to being a person who always has her head down. just working. grinding, really. second. nosrat has a great attitude about snacks. third, i also love via carota, only been there once but see my post about buttery sheets and white wine and amish waitresses. FOUR. there was this crazy time right before i moved from san francisco (2000?) where my friend jonah and i went to the chez panisse cafe a few times, just off the cuff, as a real life everyday indulgence (that jonah paid for!). THE END

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the sikest cuts

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men sik cutscolumbus, texas

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dunkumentaries

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only listened to two episodes, but the end of the first one, “sneaker wars,” about boston celtic dee brown and michael jordan’s run-in an alley is so funny and poignant. recommend.

(be warned, though, that dunkumentaries has a distracting and grating amount of ’90s atmospheric background music)


what a time

Posted: May 4th, 2017 | No Comments »

avoiding math gre homework by finally reading this essay by playwright lynn nottage, about learning to drive at 50:

Then I reached the do-or-die point, and six weeks before leaving for Oregon, I finally got the courage to walk to the D.M.V. at the Atlantic Center in Brooklyn and get my learner’s permit. Two weeks later, I took the five-hour driver’s ed course in a grimy auto school that seemed frozen in time, perhaps 1975.

I watched a series of safety videos, one of which was narrated by Bruce Jenner. Some of the tapes were so antiquated that they featured people puffing on cigarettes while cruising in convertibles without seatbelts.


what now

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more from an interview with sylvan esso:

Speaking of deep emotional effort, why did you call the album What Now?

Sanborn: When we thought of calling it that [it] was a sad joke. But I realized that it was the phrase I woke up with in my head, more than any other. I think it was the mantra of this year of realizing that nothing is ever really over. I started out thinking we got everything we wanted on paper.

Meath: And then it doesn’t end. We made an album; now we have to do it again. And it needs to mean something again.


there’s no nothing

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from the ny times, reactions to news that the police officers who killed alton sterling will not face federal charges, and in light of jordan edwards’s murder:

“I’m not surprised, because it happens all the time,” said Kosher Weber, 21, an African-American resident of Baton Rouge, her voice cracking in anger. “Where do things go from here? There’s no justice. There’s no nothing.”


do a mitzvah

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DIDDY

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newly realized ambition for summer 17: to be as ferociously unbothered as diddy (!) lounging (!!) on the met gala stairs (!!!)

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i straight love this (though wondering about the moment from standing to lounging)

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