April 16, 2014
Guest blogger after the dog park.

Guest blogger after the dog park.

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April 16, 2014

It’s not enough until it is,
It’s enough until it’s not.

April 16, 2014

There is a picture of me that’s in a box with thousands of other pictures. The picture is of me wearing a blue Snoopy t-shirt at one of my mom’s book signings. That is all.

April 3, 2014
Volunteer outside of Whole Foods

"Do you love children and hate poverty?"

Oh boy.

March 26, 2014
guest blogger is a bit pensive today.

guest blogger is a bit pensive today.

March 20, 2014
you know how there’s a button in your email that you can push to mark a message as unread?

I wish there was an option on Netflix that allowed you to pretend you didn’t watch something after you did. You know, in case you ever have company and didn’t want them to be afraid of you. 

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Filed under: netflix technology 
March 19, 2014
saw a girl en route to the elevator reading her New Yorker that she just got in the mail

I thought she was so on top of it that she couldn’t wait to read the new issue. In the elevator I offered out of inexplicable guilt that I was now two issues behind, not counting the latest. She laughed and answered that she was “many, many issues behind” also. That really helped with my guilt.

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Filed under: New Yorker reading 
March 19, 2014
guardian:

Ji Yeo: dispatches from cosmetic surgery’s frontline
Photographer Ji Yeo’s shots of women in the aftermath of cosmetic surgery have transfixed online audiences. But has her work changed her teenage wish to go under the knife? Read more
'I was really nervous of putting myself into vulnerable situations' … Ji Yeo's Draw on Me project. Photograph: Ji Yeo

Virginia Blum, a US professor and author of the book Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery has said that cosmetic surgery can be addictive, “because people potentially experience that swell of self-esteem, and then they want to have that experience again. I would argue that that’s because it’s located in the realm of consumption. You’ve consumed this body transformation, and have a really great feeling, and want to sustain it. I also argue, either way, that once you’re in it, you’re in it. You either have a bad [cosmetic surgery] result, and have to redo yourself, because the result was insufficient - or the result was really great, and you want to reproduce that intoxicated feeling.”

"consume body transformation" really seems as simple and free of consequence as buying a $3 lipstick, but it also sounds vaguely threatening and cannibalistic… 

guardian:

Ji Yeo: dispatches from cosmetic surgery’s frontline

Photographer Ji Yeo’s shots of women in the aftermath of cosmetic surgery have transfixed online audiences. But has her work changed her teenage wish to go under the knife? Read more

'I was really nervous of putting myself into vulnerable situations' … Ji Yeo's Draw on Me project. Photograph: Ji Yeo

Virginia Blum, a US professor and author of the book Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery has said that cosmetic surgery can be addictive, “because people potentially experience that swell of self-esteem, and then they want to have that experience again. I would argue that that’s because it’s located in the realm of consumption. You’ve consumed this body transformation, and have a really great feeling, and want to sustain it. I also argue, either way, that once you’re in it, you’re in it. You either have a bad [cosmetic surgery] result, and have to redo yourself, because the result was insufficient - or the result was really great, and you want to reproduce that intoxicated feeling.”

"consume body transformation" really seems as simple and free of consequence as buying a $3 lipstick, but it also sounds vaguely threatening and cannibalistic… 

(Source: theguardian.com)

March 19, 2014
"Maybe it’s time to stop playing music, and look for the responsible job."

— The Voice contestant, FATHER OF THREE.

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March 18, 2014

kind of want to start a thing for made up etymologies. Or just document etymologies that really seemed to make sense before you learned the true origin of a word or phrase.

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March 18, 2014
npr:

nprbooks:

Drum roll please … our frogs have names! “Merriam and Webster” was the top pick in our entirely unscientific frog-naming poll, beating out “F. Scott & Zelda Frogsgerald” for pairs names, and “Ribbert Frost” and “Leo Toadstoy” for singles.  We love it — because after all, they do live next to the dictionary.  
Next: the frogs start a blog!  Which would make them … Froggers? (badump-tssshhh!)

I kind of wanted them to be Hip and Hop. — tanya b.

this is so stupid cute. damn. it’s perfect.

npr:

nprbooks:

Drum roll please … our frogs have names! “Merriam and Webster” was the top pick in our entirely unscientific frog-naming poll, beating out “F. Scott & Zelda Frogsgerald” for pairs names, and “Ribbert Frost” and “Leo Toadstoy” for singles.  We love it — because after all, they do live next to the dictionary.  

Next: the frogs start a blog!  Which would make them … Froggers? (badump-tssshhh!)

I kind of wanted them to be Hip and Hop. — tanya b.

this is so stupid cute. damn. it’s perfect.

March 18, 2014
http://jamiatt.tumblr.com/post/79926143925/i-forgot-to-mention-i-went-on-the-wagon-for-a

jamiatt:

I forgot to mention I went on the wagon for a while. I feel stupid even mentioning it. Announcing you’re not drinking is nearly as annoying as announcing you’re taking a break from the internet: Congratulations, you’ve decided to be less terrible to yourself. Do you want a cookie or something?

I gave up alcohol for Lent (not for religious reasons) ((and subsequently pretty much all fried foods)) (((these seem to only taste good when I’m wasted))).

I haven’t experienced any overwhelming clarity or grown larger because of appreciation or beauty or love. I haven’t really uncovered any anxiety, depression or violent tendencies either (which would have been alarming). I complain about not being able to drink more than I feel like it; it just seems like something I should say in frequency to match how much I used to drink. The appeal rests more in the rule now, and less in the libation or the activities surrounding it. I am more aware of how much I depend on coffee now. 

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Filed under: lent alcohol drinking 
March 18, 2014
A reason why I like J Crew

I like to abbreviate it as JCRW, which looks like KCRW— a public radio station I used to listen to in LA.

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March 17, 2014
you don’t have to thank me

knitters, 

get a tattoo that says “in knit to win it.”

March 8, 2014
from the New Yorker article “A Star in a Bottle” by Raffi Khatchadourian

…pristine nothingness…

…few…can compare…in ambition or hubris

…machined plastic

fragment…stranded in the present day

…entire taxonomies of conflict…

"Fusion has an interesting pathology—the allure of it is so immense."

…keeping solitary company

By focusing on consensus…the parties made decisions based on the lowest common denominator.

…born out of vexed politics,

…willingness to abandon…

…severely counterbalanced…

…microfracturing it.

…unforeseen equilibrium?

…perplexing…frontier.

…a sentient ocean,

…hazy guide…

…range of uncertainty—-

…an experiment: mapping the way is its purpose.

…go unresolved or are resolved cynically,

…meaningfully followed.

…instructive hypothetical:

…a near-total…collapse.

…ahead is humbling.

…detonating unceasingly.

…complex and precarious,

…flexibility of…experiment.

…the majesty of what was being attempted.

some snippets, read the article!

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