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On An Imaginary Conversation With My Potential Child When I Tell Her About Hanukkah

@stonefruit Am I alone, then, in thinking that sufganiyot are always short on jelly, long on white doughy expanse? Or is that supposed to be part of the charm? btw hannukah sameach from j'lem!

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm 1

On Servicio Técnico

@Cawendaw I feel the need to pretend that we don't blink in my second language, but actually I just looked it up and not only did I know it, but it has TWO varietals.

So impressed.

Posted on October 17, 2012 at 2:14 am 0

On Close-Reading Your Boss' Brief Emails: A Guide for the Anxious

@E Thank you for this! I'm really keen on some parts of the g-man trade, so this was useful for mental preparedness!

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 6:09 pm 0

On Close-Reading Your Boss' Brief Emails: A Guide for the Anxious

@E I want to hear more about this becoming a g-man process.

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm 1

On The Void Is Staring Across You

@hahahaha, ja. My favorite alt./parallel universe is definitely the one where I am James Franco and I hook up with myself a lot.

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 2:36 pm 2

On The Void Is Staring Across You

@ThatWench what Nicole said. because this is relevant to some interests a friend of mine has.

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 2:29 pm 0

On The Void Is Staring Across You

@fabel Also because His Dark Materials taught me how to believe in science and also wonder!

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm 3

On "Sea Oak," by George Saunders

He came to the 30th anniversary of Northwestern's writing program, and I got to shake his hand! Also he read us a story (which title I cannot remember) that was forthcoming in the New Yorker, and he does the voices! The voices are how he writes! He does the voices before he even knows where the story is going!

AAAAAAAAALLSO he looks like a muppet.

(note, I read this story in my first fiction workshop, I believe, and we were meant to be writing realism, and I just couldn't. So I did a really crap job, and then took a second fiction workshop where I pretended to be Italo CalvinoxGeorge Saunders: end result, 10 pages of the painful romance of barnacles.)

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 8:45 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@fruiting body Rawk! I am certain that everything will work out for the whole of us doing transatlantic moves in the near future. I have to believe! And snuggle the crap out of those pets! That's what they for.

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 6:48 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@fruiting body VISAS! Like, why even are they? (I totally understand the purpose of visas, but the difficulty involved is just absurd.)

I am moving from Seattle, and I think my greatest confusion was and is that San Francisco was the obvious best choice for a consulate that services Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Norcal, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming!

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 6:39 pm 1