What’s worse is that I ended up canceling the order of five Hornblower books so that I could order six of them instead.
Now This Is a Post For Christine
queenchristinewrites: barretta replied to your link:books are expensive I looked at the first page of your Amazon wish list and was so psychologically traumatized that I couldn’t go on. Awful. Awful. (PS, not one for gifs but that one is strangely compelling.) Zooey Deschanel is quite compelling, and I may have been watching a lot of New Girl of late. I think you should examine why you were...
Philosophers and bookish people generally tend to live a life dominated by...– Betrand Russell, via Superfluidity.
I suppose I would say something about how I’m on hiatus but I’m really not, just unmotivated to write anything really good. The fuel that stokes my fires of invention is a kind of ebullient misery, but I’ve run dry: fortunately or unfortunately, eighty to eighty-five percent of my recent days have been happy ones. Laboring under the sun. Coming home sore, exhausted, dirty, and...
No Great Illusion: Not What Loves You Back →
nogreatillusion: Halfway across the Manhattan bridge, I am crying on the subway. I am texting my best friend quickly, desperate to get out the words before I reach the tunnel. I tell her I am sick to my stomach. I tell her I want to die. But let’s start at the beginning. The date was going well. No surprise to those that follow her, but this—essay, I suppose we’ll call it?—is honest to...
Fragments of Dreams, Half Lost, Half Forgotten
A girl sitting at her mirror in a white nightgown, brushing her hair, thinking of how she has grown into herself, and satisfied with herself in the best way to be. A wide green lawn leading down to a pond; the sky will shortly close over with clouds and rain. A shining iron rivet, bent back upon itself impossibly; a faceless man in a bowler hat mentions its crucial importance to the world yet...
Let us assume that if a text—an item so fragile it can be lost simply by lack of understanding—has survived for a thousand years or more, it has not done so by cosmic accident.
The Iliad On A Page →
I’m wondering now if I could possibly get this in a wallpaper. Not a computer wallpaper. An actual wallpaper.
How To Win Friends & Influence People needs a new chapter on the proper use of “funny” YouTube videos in forging coworker bonds.
OVERHEARD IN BOOKSTORE
A: Do you like Aeschylus or Sophocles better?
B: I didn't take philosophy, I'm an accountant.
A: They're not philosophers, they're sculptors.
Advertising Synergy At Its Best
MTV airs a show called “Friendzone”; the commercials are for an acne remedy featuring spokesman Justin Bieber and a medication for clinical depression.