distraction from my final

Posted: December 7th, 2019 | No Comments »

View this post on Instagram

inspo in Tokyo

A post shared by jennifer k. ro ⌇ 노경선 (@poempress) on

 


LOL

Posted: December 6th, 2019 | No Comments »

misterandry:

being a woman is just constantly hating your immediate present self and then looking back and hating your past self for not appreciating your beauty and opportunities at that time and it just goes on like. forever

(via continuants)

(via laura olin)


the long slow triumph of it

Posted: December 6th, 2019 | No Comments »

from helena fitzgerald’s essay about the yeah yeah yeahs’s “maps”:

Another thing Maps is about is how much better it feels to think about these things after the fact, how with some time a fiction settles over certain memories. I think a lot about Karen O playing that song over and over for the rest of her career, as the lyrics transformed from a present hurt to a distant memory, the long slow triumph of it becoming monotonous and losing its sting, just a song, until the only person left who existed in the story was herself, standing onstage doing the same thing for the thousandth time.


what a cover

Posted: December 6th, 2019 | No Comments »

lasagna cookbook by anna hezel. photo by Photo by Alex Lau, via bon appetit(via bon appetit)


we have all had curvy paths

Posted: December 6th, 2019 | No Comments »

liked this question from apiece apart interview with pastry chef natasha pickowicz (mentioned her awesomeness before here):

“We have all had curvy paths. Please list all of your jobs, since you were 16.”

i started to answer myself (what else is this blog but my personal opportunity to answer interview questions), but it was terribly boring and long cuz my path has been perhaps too curvy. some standouts, tho: waitress at star pizza (i was terrible) (i dropped a giant glass of water on someone’s lap TWO TIMES in the three months i worked there); short stint as the texas rodeo mascot, rusty rodeo; a temp AT a temp office; grading standardized tests (a strange look into our educational system); ID checker/bouncer at planet marfa (i was also terrible at this). i’m hoping there’s a “finally” in my list (as a children’s librarian, everyone pray for it!). also natasha mentioned this song in her interview and how did i never know it?

 


hi thanksgiving

Posted: November 30th, 2019 | No Comments »
  • stayed at the hotel san jose and it was SO AWESOME, just really — the best. was a (forced) extravagant treat, but worth it in the long run.
  • drank a delicious smoothie
  • sarah made eggnog for thanksgiving
  • not enough time with anyone
  • got a B on my grad school research paper, which is cool (real standards!) but also infuriating (i hate this class)
  • saw a marriage story = devastating
  • had my first well woman exam in four years and all is well except doctor thinks i have nodules on my thyroid, which is no big deal, but why is me body so EXTRA?  just all kinds of extra stuff growing of their own volition (fibroids, fatty lump, nodules). is it cuz i have so many feelings and worries about everything and that manifests as interior growths? i have diagnosed it as YES. also i read somewhere that shoulder stands help the thyroid, so here i come shoulder stands

against the odds

Posted: November 30th, 2019 | No Comments »

emily berry, "tidal wave speaks"


holds up

Posted: November 24th, 2019 | No Comments »

 


afro muses

Posted: November 23rd, 2019 | No Comments »

 Chris Ofili (b. 1968—) Untitled (diptych from Afro Muses series), 1995-2005 Conte crayon on butcher paper 72 × 48 in. The Studio Museum in Harlem; gift of Anne Ehrenkranz in honor of Nancy L. Lane 2006.22.1

Chris Ofili (b. 1968—)
Untitled (diptych from Afro Muses series), 1995-2005
Conte crayon on butcher paper 72 × 48 in.
The Studio Museum in Harlem; gift of Anne Ehrenkranz in honor of Nancy L. Lane 2006.22.1
Courtesy of The Studio Museum in Harlem

 


good things

Posted: November 23rd, 2019 | No Comments »

good things:

  • turtlenecks, specifically the three i bought in a retail therapy fever
  • reading lemony snicket to third graders at marfa elementary
  • just poetry, man
  • the occasional manicure
  • the impeachment hearings, mostly just because it’s fascinating to hear about the inner workings of the state department and to see government creaking along so visibly

sad things: