some things

Posted: November 28th, 2018 | Tags: | No Comments »
  • just started doing shaun t’s hip hop abs again and it is sort of weirdly making my day. like i’m exercising and smiling? yoga on pause while i revisit my fitness routine from 2008.
  • honestly kind of mad at yoga right now
  • don’t worry, i will come back to yoga, but first: CIZE (bought on DVD from ebay for a cool $5.95) (single-handedly keeping the used fitness DVD market alive since 2010) (TM)
  • been a bit of a tough week, dreams are not easy and remain not easy (TM). but trying to figure out a plan — applying for scholarships, might apply for loans, but also might apply for a position at el cosmico?
  • gonna delete my instagram account because been finding it gives me more malaise than joy. i’ll miss the baby pix and stories and honestly a little bit scared to delete the account (how will anyone find me when they want to give me praise and awesome jobs?) but what’s the point, REALLY
  • again, saipua is speaking my exact language. i’m sorry this is long but it captures just about everything that i’m feeling:

Look, I’m a child of the 80’s — I grew up in a shopping mall — the Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown Heights, NY.  I love to shop. Like really love it. I love clothes. I love jewelry, perfume, dishes, groceries, etc. And I’ve devised clever ways to rationalize my own consumption over the years — only buying handmade things or things that are natural fibers or things that are consumable, etc, etc.

But with all the damning news about climate change I really feel that all of us with means (which is to say people with enough privilege to consider their consumption and influence others through our businesses) must to make an effort to consider the ways which we consume and encourage and support each other in consuming less. A simple practice; one that I’ve adopted recently is to only buy used clothing and housewares and the occasional aspirational item…in the spirit of the honesty that you have come to expect here, I’ll tell you that I spent my last dollars two weeks ago on a pair of manolos for Bryony’s wedding. Wearing these pumps at Thanksgiving gave me a lot of pleasure. Granted I had to switch out of them periodically into snow boots throughout the evening  in order to prepare our meal on the fire outside. Part of my ethos around farming is this; the hardest tasks are simple when you allow for some bit of ridiculous pleasure. Arguably, I could afford to renovate the farmhouse and put in a proper kitchen with an inside stove if I didn’t buy fancy pumps, but what fun would that be?

not against this

Posted: November 25th, 2018 | Tags: | No Comments »

resting grinch face at target


seeing is 85% memories

Posted: November 23rd, 2018 | Tags: | No Comments »

this is cool, via ann friedman:

I can’t find a link to it, but years ago I read an article about brain function, and how vision and memory work together. When you look at something—particularly a face, but this can apply to anything, really—what registers in your brain is only partly informed by the visual details your eyes are taking in. Memory fills in most of the gaps. The percentage was astounding—what you think you’re seeing is actually something like 15% new info and 85% memories. Which means that a stranger looking at you sees something totally different than, say, your friend of 10 years, who sees a composite of the now-you and past-you. I think about this article every day. When I meet a new person, and when I look at someone I’ve loved for years.

is kelsey grammer my new spirit guide

Posted: November 22nd, 2018 | Tags: | No Comments »
kelsey grammer as dr. frasier crane. courtesy of the hallmark channel.

courtesy of the hallmark channel

was somehow on kelsey grammer’s wikipedia (hmm) (he’s a republican?!) where i discovered this amazing oral history of cheers:

Grammer’s partying was getting out of control; there were a couple of arrests—one of which ended with Grammer pleading no contest to cocaine possession—in 1988 and 1990. An unsuccessful on-set intervention was held by the show’s producers and cast.

Glen Charles: Kelsey was going through a divorce and child-custody issues. He had some problems.

Dan O’Shannon (writer/producer; executive producer on Modern Family): He would ooze into the studio, his life all out of sorts. Jimmy would say “Action,” and he would snap into Frasier and expound in this very erudite dialogue and be pitch-perfect. And Jimmy would yell “Cut!” and he would ooze back into Kelsey—glazed-over eyes, half asleep, going through whatever he was going through. It was the most amazing transformation I’d ever seen.

and with that, i bid you happy thanksgiving


Posted: November 18th, 2018 | Tags: | No Comments »

just watched this master class at NYU’s clive davis institute (old person recon), where pharrell williams first hears maggie rogers’s “alaska.” how awesome are his facial expressions:

pharrell being awesome pharrell being awesome pharrell being awesome

unreasonably excited

Posted: November 8th, 2018 | Tags: | No Comments »

about oprah’s 2018 favorite things list

UPDATE: i’m quite mad about these videos and how clear it is that oprah did not pick ANY of these things — i still love oprah tho

even though this is terrifying

Posted: November 6th, 2018 | Tags: | No Comments »

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Halloween at Puff’s . 😭😭😭😭 🎥 @kaito

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this is extremely my shit!!!

puff may be my spirit animal (evidence here, here, here, and maybe also here)

voting is also extremely my shit!!!!

Posted: November 6th, 2018 | Tags: | No Comments »

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#nationalvotingholiday , use it! #imsogonnavote #turnoutfortexas #betofortexas

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eggnog is extremely my shit!!!

Posted: November 5th, 2018 | Tags: | No Comments »

i saw this phrase on samantha irby’s Instagram today —  gonna start using it. TO WIT


Posted: November 2nd, 2018 | Tags: | No Comments »
  • drinking coffee in the shower
  • wearing a sweatsuit all day