Things that are better the next day
-homemade popcorn -apple crisp -hair -new shoes
oomb: List of U.S. state secession proposals turbosub: Last night I had a dream that Jessica and I were walking down MLK, chatting about my history class. We somehow got on the topic of Texas seceding from the United States and I said, “it’d be pretty amazing but I guess it wouldn’t be that bad.” She suddenly got angry and said, “Catherine, no state can ever secede from the US.” and I got...
Google can tell you where to vote →
September at the Home
Her hands still farm the sheets. When years outweigh the body, I perch by her bed and whisper, Speak to me. Chrome catches the diamond ring that hangs from her finger as a good dress would from the rack of her spine. By God (she swears) You’d better believe. We fill the larder, pare core and quarter hours, scare up jars of relishes and jam, mince, quince. Lestoil douses...
Has anyone ever been on a 20+ hour Amtrak ride? Is it miserable.
Sunday night update
Mystery is now wearing a mid-thigh length, quilted, sleeveless tunic. Sayin’.
Writing cover letters. Marveling at Mystery somehow managing to advise other people on how to dress. Disgusting/delicious/free.
Hi Fuzzy, Guess What- Day Two- No Smoking
tesslynch: cardinalcave: ryan here- hello all I decided to put my thoughts into action. I decided to get well. I’ve had terrible insomnia forever and I guess since I got the flu my chest really hurt. So I quit some stuff. here’s how it’s going. 1. QUIT SMOKING-Day Two- ZERO cigarettes (from being down to just three or so a day for four days. (fingers crossed- total dedication- no patch- no...
From the classic film "Under the Yum-Yum Tree"
Hot Girl: It's so common for people our age to think it's love when it's really just an intense physical attraction.
Nerdy Boy: There's got to be a better way for young people to get to know each other!
Hot Girl: In the front seat of a parked car? When you're so busy necking, there's no time for a character analysis!
This last one is part of a blog post called “dick grabbing.”
More internet twinsies
“Rupert and his wife Liz have been farming 215 acres on the Chatsworth Estate for the last 46 years. The farm which rises from 550 to 850 feet above sea level carries a flock of 120 mule and Texel cross ewes. There is also a dairy herd of 100 Jersey cows and some 60 followers.” Who are these “followers”?
I am definitely wilderness ready.
So when you google image search my name, the first result is this photograph (not me), accompanied by this caption: “You never loose your girl, You just loose your turn.” -anonymous- With a 7:1 guy 2 girl ratio, Alaska isn’t my 1st choice when looking 4 women. However, in my personal opinion, Alaska girls rank high on my scales with their lovable wilderness ready...
My dad asked me if this felt “too dated” to still be interesting. I said no. Also, I’m not really sure that I understand how my dad reads fiction.
Higher childhood IQ possibly linked to adult... →
tesslynch: everybodycares: sarahchristine: I love when excuses and justifications are just hand[ed] to me. (via lindsayrobertson)
I hate all these tall women. They are all giants!– Karl Lagerfield, on tall models
Tough Alliance review up at Soundcheck! →
Drunk Beardo 1: I'm gonna be 27 till the day I turn 50, man.
Drunk Beardo 2: Yeah, it was a good year - why NOT rinse and repeat?
232. There is exactly one place where it is...
(via rulesformyunbornson) I believe this so profoundly. I blame/credit France for concretizing this belief.
A banner day to be at LGUHS. I was just privileged enough to witness the 400 strong student body (7-12!) welcome 20-some Mongolian dance and theater students, who are here for a couple of weeks as part of the Journey East project. Literally the entire school went out to the front entrance and cheered their arrival, in the rain. Pretty awesome/surreal.
Oh my god he’s making a quilt. He’s a 13 year old boy, probably no more than five feet tall, making a quilt. My heart, it melts.
Goats in the news →
Update from classroom A6: Liam, who is tiny, has taken the lead for my personal class favorite. Done with this portion of the test, he is now SEWING.
At long last.
My new favorite television show.
Today, I am awake before the internet, supervising 8th graders taking standardized math tests. They are not that into it, but they’re being quiet. Except for Wade, who has figured out a pretty great way to make fart noises with his mouth. Natalia, meanwhile, seems to have misplaced her test booklet entirely. I should probably tend to this situation.
Independent maaacrobrew. Brilliant. →
Notes from Recuperation Tour (October '08)
Flannel nightgowns are really kind of awesome. Tonight I will see if they bunch up as much as I remember, or if, in my advanced age, I have become a more sedate sleeper and the nightgown will stay roughly where it belongs over the course of the evening.
You know, I really do think Vermont is neat. This... →
My brother's (and my, I suppose) friend Noah has... →
So I don’t really know, or particularly care, anything about orchestral programming, but this blog post from Nico Muhly is the most entertaining thing I’ve read today.
LAUREN/JULIANA: learn to cook wit balllzzzz →
Google launches Mail Goggles to save you from... →
tesslynch: modthrash: nudawn: nickmcglynn: (via akeel) OH MY FUCKING GOD. YOU REALIZE YOUVE CHANGED MY LIFE RIGHT NOW. and yes, please make this work for text and IM as well.
I am also tickled pink that I’ll be home for the annual Dummerston Apple Pie Festival.
Not to dwell
An interesting discussion of sexuality vs. intellect as means of garnering power (related, of course, to that beguiling governer of Alaska) at the always engaging Eat Drink One Woman.
Have recently watched two great music documentaries (neither of which is new, or particularly unknown): The Devil and Daniel Johnston and The Fearless Freaks, which made me fall in love with Wayne Coyne a little bit. Incidentally, The Flaming Lips made a science fiction movie, Christmas on Mars, which is about to be released. The documentary shows some of the production process, and it...
Apparently Coca-Cola is an effective spermicide →
Karl Lagerfeld has just bought a house in Vermont. I could not be happier.