With our powers combined, we ARE Liz Lemon.– -RD I can’t remember what powers we were even talking about, but I’m sure it’s true.
Clap your Hands Say Yeah — The Skin of my...
Trying to write a villanelle on my lunch break. Trying to teach new coworker to use the Internet. (“now where do I type the address?”) Discretely pulling down my recovered-from-1999 jean skirt at work. (delivery guy: “You ain’t gotta pull that down, sugar. You look good as is.”) Successfully taking 3 classes and working full time for the accountants during tax...
such a good ending! (I suppose you shouldn’t watch this if you haven’t seen the movie.)
dearaimee asked: oh man, those five movies you recently watched are some of my favorites! the very last scene in "no country for old men" with tommy lee jones talking about his two dreams is my absolute favorite ending scene to a film. & your pup is adorable!
Pros and Cons
The good thing about living next to the train tracks is you get to hear the trains go by all day. The bad thing about living next to the train tracks is you have to hear the trains go by all day.
My tumblr turned 2 years old
this week. I think the last blog I kept up for this long was on Xanga in high school. Xanga! oh man. I called my tumblr Mustard Seed Trees way-back-when because it is my favorite parable from the Bible, and I was really into that sort of thing then. I still like parables. I also still like the idea that small things turn into big things the way seeds turn into trees with birds’ nests tucked...
My 125th follower
is very special and new to tumblr. Go follow her. go! do it!
Dear Car Thief who broke into my car Tuesday,
I will gladly trade you my driver’s license and the debit card that fell out of my purse that you stole, in exchange for these things that did not manage to escape my purse/your thievery: For the Time Being by Annie Dillard. I was more than halfway through. It was Finish Books You Started Last Year January. Now I’ll never finish. All of my school books for my Creative Writing class....
flinging huge chunks of frozen snow-ice off your car and into the road while driving is fun. kind of like squishing dirt clods when you were little. I am sad all my car ice has now been flung.
5 Good movies I watched recently
Life is too busy for anything but bullet points, and it’s only January and school hasn’t even started yet. True Grit Black Swan Rushmore No Country for Old Men (oh god. Cormac Mcarthy, oh god) Charade (over Christmas one super classy friend with good taste (Rachael Dooley!) loaned me all her Audrey Hepburn movies. This was the last one I hadn’t watched yet. I am sad I have to give them...
As you have seen, I am a writer who came of a sheltered life. A sheltered life...– Eudora Welty oh oh! these last sentences from her autobiography hit me with a pang this afternoon. January is hereby the month of finishing books I began but haven’t finished. one down. wish me luck.
It's nearly impossible
to get out of my warm bed when it’s so damn cold out there.
Five favorite books from last year
Is it too late for a 2010 list? I did not read as much as I would have liked. BUT here are five I read and loved: Easter Everywhere by Darcey Steinke The Road by Cormac Mcarthy Child of God by Cormac Mcarthy The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
There are years that ask questions and years that answer.– Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston (via cajunmama)