avid enthusiast of storytelling, humor, improvisation, games, grammar, & serendipity. also: rollercoasters, hoppy beer, cheese, & other experiences/consumables.
Yoko Ono is a treasure. & one of my friends who just had a baby posted this on facebook--I hope she actually does it.
@Jia Tolentino this is the best thing I've read in a while though, so I'm now indebted to Blake Lively for two things (the first, obviously, being Gossip Girl).
"belch" is definitely the right verb for the way most wedding photosets materialize on facebook. (also this was great.)
there are a lot of reasons I'm happy to be married (major ones include "I'm a fan of my husband" & "it was fun") but the #1 has to be that I WILL NEVER AGAIN HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WEDDING-PLANNING.
every once in a while some new thing will come to my attention (most recently, photo booths) & I'll have a moment of "ooh, I wonder how much that costs because--" & then I remember that ship has sailed & cackle maniacally (albeit internally).
it is interesting, though--I got married six years ago & I can think of all kinds of ways my 2014 wedding would be different from my 2008 one. so clearly this kind of "ideal wedding" evolution of perspective never really goes away.
@Charlotte I saw a concert with Donald Fagen from Steely Dan, Michael McDonald, & Boz Scaggs (touring together as a Dad-friendly supergroup called Dukes of September), & it was seriously one of the best shows of my life.
then again, I also made the exact same joke as my dad, with the exact same wording, to my mom the other day, so perhaps my affinity for old-white-guy music is not surprising. (also my dad doesn't particularly like Steely Dan, so who knows what's going on with me.)
@idrathernot I parsed that at first as "anti-duck-rape vaginas" & I was like...is that really a widespread problem?
this is weirdly coincidental timing, because I just randomly drove past this place in the middle of nowhere in PA that (I discovered after googling) is a swinger's club--& that was my first real indication that such places exist.
...but mainly I'm just commenting to applaud Jia's use of the Garol gif from Broad City.
the nailpolish one speaks to me on a very deep level. (actually, these all do, now that I think about it.)
I may hold the unofficial world record for listening to Ride Wit Me (I grew up in St. Louis & this was the album cut my friends & I all fell in love with shortly before the radio discovered it). so I had my doubts that it could be improved upon. but this remix is like pure distilled summertime.
@does it need saying yes. this made me sad, then sadder, but then it concluded on such a triumphant note that it was all worth it. (also, the paintings are fantastic.)