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Nothing Big
Song I wrote and RECorded today, well, quickly.

Nothing big
Nothing grand
Nothing useful
Nothing planned
Nothing smart, or at least not very
Nothing revolutionary
Nothing urgent
Nothing hot
Maybe quiet
Maybe not
Nothing hard
Nothing wet
Nothing naked, well not yet
Nothing witty
Nothing wise
No big deal
No first prize
Nothing solemn
Nothing set
Nothing much to give or get
Nothing now but me and you
Nothing more, thanks, that’ll do

Cards & Quarters" by Local Natives

There’s a cave made of sheets
And I, I know we want to be inside
Take off all of your clothes and climb
Into a cave of sheets tonight
Steal away
You and me
To a cave made of sheets 

Quite possibly the sexiest song ever.

Airplanes" by Local Natives

Cubism Dream" by Local Natives

I will never know what had rot my heart
It just came and went in the dark
I had changed into the certain kind of man
That could break your heart with his own hands

New favorite song. <3

There is very little in this world that makes me feel like a failure. But sitting at a dinner table with a group of people who each are one half of a couple manages to instill this feeling of abject defeat.

There’s this particular bewildered look that I’ve grown to know well: the Well Why Don’t You Just Go And Get A Boyfriend, You’d Be So Much Happier - Just Look At Me And My Radiant Loved-Up Glow! - I can sit there and defend myself to the end of days, (“I just don’t have time”, “I haven’t met anyone that sets my world on fire yet”, “I’m still trying to work out what I want”), but it never seems quite enough. 

This always confuses me. I’m 19, not 40. It’s not like my biological clock is ticking, and I’m at the point of my life when I ought to be exploring the world and being selfish/indulgent/working out what in life I love. It’s crazy that the fact that I’ve decided to do this alone for a few years gets me treated like I’ve decided to be a nun. I have my whole life ahead of me to make decisions about joint checking accounts and Saturday brunch. Maybe it’s not too much to ask to have a few years of being a “Me” rather than a “We”.

BOOKFACES If I could marry a book, I’d definitely marry this Edition.

I had a pretty awesome weekend. I accomplished a few work-related things and also got to do a few things for myself. Like:

  • Read a few chapters of “Vacation”. It’s a sad, sad book, but Deb Olin Unferth makes me so happy. To those who have been asking: YES, IT IS WORTH BUYING. GO GET IT NOW. But you might want to wait for my “Vacation” giveaway. *hint hint*

  • Witness my mom finish 21km at a marathon today. I am so proud of her!

  • Buy office supplies and finish a presentation. I am determined to prettify my desk tomorrow. I’ll take pictures if I am successful. Otherwise, you will not hear an update from me regarding this.

  • Fix my bookshelf. Ever since I first arranged it, I’ve been stacking books here and there without minding the alphabetical system that I had originally intended for my shelf. I fixed it and realized a little habit of mine: I buy two copies of most of my favorite books (a paperback and a hardcover). I prefer to bring paperback books with me because I hate ruining the pretty hardcover editions of my books. Am I too O.C.? Does anyone else do this?

Read Hard is growing so fast. We already have more than 400 followers after only 3 weeks (or less)! Really, really happy about this.

In other news, work will resume tomorrow which is kind of sad because I really miss hanging out with my mom and sister everyday. Someone visit me at work!

(This is for the anonymous Formspringer who asked me about my shoes. I wasn’t able to take pictures of all of them, but these are the ones I use the most.)

I love reading this part of McSweeney’s website. Some of my favorites:

Getting together for breakfast
Meeting people for breakfast solves two problems at once: it gets you out of the house and it forces you to hone your biscuit v. toast decision-making skills.

Saving a lucky chestnut
Ages well, appears plausibly powerful.

Stopping at a scenic overview to take in the scene
We’re not as jaded as you think. Some of those overviews are pretty damn scenic.

Not all the time, and not Cool Ranch, but most people would probably be happier if they ate at least a single Dorito per year. Don’t be a hero.

Joseph Gordon-Leavitt’s “Here Comes Your Man” in(500) Days of Summer
Spot on, that was it. The whole movie, that too, we were smitten. But karaoke of The Pixies stellar work, set rightly amidst the plot, sung in the right spirit, that was good.

Buying holiday presents for strangers
Adopt a family in need this year instead of giving presents to your relatives that you aren’t sure you even like. You won’t even miss the Sharper Image toothbrush.

Grizzly Bear’s version of “While You Wait for the Others” featuring Michael McDonald
We understand that this iteration of the song originally on Veckatimist is polarizing, but there’s something about McDonald’s vocals that just take this song to another, wholly enjoyable, place.

Let it go, let it rocket you backward, feel the release, don’t bring it up short. Hot damn, it feels good.

You’re going to, right? Just do it. It will feel good. Trust us on this one. Yes, it might be cold and rainy, and you may have to wait in line awhile, but, still, power through it. You can do this. If you have children, bring them along. Show them democracy in action. Yes, they might not have much patience for waiting in line, or for the kind old people handing out ballots who ask them what grade they’re in and say nice things about how handsome or pretty they are, but your children’s presence when you pull that lever or touch that computer screen or jab that chad will make the voting experience all the more satisfying and (dare we say it? — yes) patriotic.

Deb Olin Unferth, Minor Roberries

I only started reading her work last night and I’m already in love. I haven’t felt this way about an author since the first time I read Dave Eggers’ work.

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Day 19 - Best t.v show cast
“Freaks and geeks” (Paul Feig, 1999-2000)

My second favorite, next to Arrested Development. Both are terribly missed.

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Day 19 - Best t.v show cast

“Freaks and geeks” (Paul Feig, 1999-2000)

My second favorite, next to Arrested Development. Both are terribly missed.


Great Lake Swimmers - Your Rocky Spine  (via lizbee)

I was lost in the lakes
And the shape that your body makes
That your body makes

I traced my finger along your trails
Your body was the map
I was lost in there

I’ve posted this before, but I’m reblogging because I love it. <3