and…i’m not reading that???????

Posted: July 7th, 2020 | No Comments »

samantha irby is a legit genius, from her newsletter:

if this is where you expect me to tell y’all to read white fragility please immediately go throw your phone into the sea. what the fuck are you doing? a white lady wrote that fucking book! lmao read books by black people!!!!! anyway i mostly read fiction, and while i appreciate the many lists of scholarly books about history and violence that are populating our various newsfeeds, kirsten got a copy of stamped from the beginning the other day and…i’m not reading that??????? it’s like 900 pages long! i do not have a brain built for that much information! i just don’t. also, and i don’t have the words to properly articulate this so please forgive me: a list of educational books that feels like a social studies syllabus is great, please read them if that’s your thing, but i don’t ever want you to sleep on what can be gained from just reading black stories in general, especially when they highlight our joy and creativity. normalize reading contemporary black fiction! and poetry! and memoir! and essays!

please don’t tell me

Posted: July 6th, 2020 | No Comments »

from sam dolnick’s quarantine chronicle, “diary of five more days”:

OAT MILK. I had skipped the whole alternate milk thing. But I bought a jug during quarantine boredom and I’ll be damned if it doesn’t make coffee and morning rituals that much smoother, creamier, more special. I’m sure it’s wildly unhealthy or is somehow wrecking the environment; please don’t tell me. 

it’s hopeless, it’s majestic

Posted: June 30th, 2020 | No Comments »

for some reason, it was a great day — was it eating candy mid-day? was it the combo of eating candy AND leaving briefly mid-day? was it adam liptak on the daily? we’ll never know. but that kind of buoyancy is rare these days. the first great thing:

second, this amazing obituary, “Angela Madsen, Paralympian Rower, Dies on Solo Pacific Voyage at 60” — her life, my god — this accident happens AFTER she’s been paralyzed AND homeless:

Then came an accident in the San Francisco subway in which she plunged headfirst from her wheelchair onto the train tracks. It left her with a mild brain injury but led her to realize that she had more to be grateful for than sorry about, and she resolved to shape her own destiny.

later she has cancer and double mastectomy! and she keeps going! IT IS INSANE. and i just loved this line:

With her legs paralyzed, she found freedom rowing across oceans. “It’s hopeless, it’s majestic, it’s exhilarating,” she said.

may we all die trying, like angela madsen.


Posted: June 29th, 2020 | No Comments »

just spent an hour looking at the instagrams of martha plimpton and ione skye — which was not technically bad, and honestly was cool to see similarly aged ladies not afraid to look like regular cool aging ladies — BUT first how did i even get there? and also let’s be honest, not a great use of an hour. this is why i quit instagram a 100 hears, i mean years, ago.

still a treasure

Posted: June 25th, 2020 | No Comments »

our world is so strange right now

Posted: June 25th, 2020 | No Comments »

from the ny times “What to Do When You Need to Use a Public Bathroom During a Pandemic”:

If the toilet has a lid, close it before you flush so it traps the plume. Think of the lid as a mask for the toilet.

come again?

Posted: June 23rd, 2020 | No Comments »

from a princess activity for kids:

good things

Posted: June 23rd, 2020 | No Comments »

this is some legit papier mâché

Posted: June 22nd, 2020 | No Comments »
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Paper mâché lemon layer cake on paper mâché plate

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Posted: June 21st, 2020 | No Comments »

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