Nostalgia is the black maw that will chew you up and spit you out. As soon as you believe the past was better, you've lost.
Time to saddle up the ol' eagle and soar off into the sunset.
@iceberg OH HOLY SHIT. This is exactly like the argument about CAMP. That is - is something campy if the creator is aware of the campiness? Likewise, can a bro who knows he's a bro TRULY be a bro?
@j-i-a I mean what, exactly, is "dudely" here taken to mean? It sounds like "broadly, but harmlessly, masculine".
Jia, your donkey army has invaded... my heart. Unfortunately I never travel alone, because I have the same problems you do about being around too many people but in reverse. If I'm alone for a weekend, it gets messy.
@melis Just spent 15 minutes trying to find a gif of the various body parts crawling away through the snow to reassemble from the very ending, so I hope you're happy
Someone come and try to tell me this is worse than Glee or Smashed. It is at least as good as both those shows TOGETHER.
@renegadeoboe I don't think his piece is about how boring liking the same things is, it's about how boring it is to think "liking coffee makes me interesting!" Which, I know a LOT of people who think their whitebread instagram interests make them fantastically unusual, and it doesn't. If you want to be interesting, you gotta maybe follow some of his other advice, not get wrapped in a list of enjoyments.
@City_Dater As what? Watching people write long-hand? Watching people look contemplatively at a diary as they narrate whatever they just wrote? Typing is just a new thing for your fingers to touch. (ew)
@meetapossum The Hairpin is a national bliggety blog, tho - providing local recommendations is inherently tough! (And providing recommendations for New York only is worse.) Amazon has the benefit of being, at the very least, a nationally accessible outlet.