before bed thoughts
1) is there anyone out there who consistently looks BETTER in real life than they do in the pictures they share or allow to be shared on social media? 2) how does anybody even do anything anymore? there’s just so much awesome out there. what to choose? where to start? and how do you avoid worrying about the amazing things you chose not to do? 3) would it be totally insane to just…...
this right here is awesome.
still one of my favorites.
my density has brought me to you, or things i've...
- moved to candler park. unpacked slightly more than the minimum number of boxes to live my life and mostly dull my anxiety at having a messy house. it’s a process. - reading and stuff. david foster wallace. vonnegut. hopefully a new comic book soon (brian azzarello’s joker) - eating japanese-ish small plates at gato arrigato - watching kids in the hall, mad men when i can. -...
when a solipsist dies, after all, everything goes with him.– david foster wallace, “certainly the end of something or other, one would sort of have to think,” from consider the lobster and other essays
in time, almost all men and women will become worthless as producers of goods,...– kilgore trout, from kurt vonnegut jr.’s god bless you, mr. rosewater
i used to laugh my head off at laurel and hardy. there is terrible tragedy there...– kurt vonnegut, a man without a country
red-hot papa, member of white race, seeks red-hot mama, any race, any age, any...– kurt vonnegut, jr., god bless you, mr. rosewater
amory wandered slowly up the avenue and thought of the night as inevitably his -...– f. scott fitzgerald, this side of paradise
albums i've listened to on vinyl while working...
twin shadow - forget peter gabriel - so girls - album rjd2 - deadringer vampire weekend - s/t the shins - oh, inverted world marvin gaye - what’s going on the national - alligator ariel pink’s haunted graffiti - mature themes the guess who - the best of the guess who wilco - yankee hotel foxtrot panda bear - tomboy washed out - within and without i love my job.
amory smiled and tried to picture himself as ‘good old amory.’ he failed...– f. scott fitzgerald, this side of paradise
worry not all things are well we’ll be alright we have our looks and...– the national, “apartment story”
“don’t assume i’m just boring...
you will admit that if it was not life it was magnificent.– f. scott fitzgerald, this side of paradise
over time, a network that was originally seamless and uncluttered came to be...– john naughton, for the guardian (http://guardiannews.com/technology/2013/jan/13/internet-needs-to-get-rebuilders-in)
thankstravaganza 2012 plan
this is the order of the thankstravaganza and what i intend to order at each place. grindhouse - peanut butter cup milkshake (or whatever special they have) empire state south - burgundy chow chow put up jar w/toast blake’s - draft beer condessa - house roast coffee melrose & mcqueen - just gonna play some ping pong - gotta practice victory - frozen jack & coke iberian pig -...
around in the fields we grew with love for everyone dreams we saw with eyes of...– real estate, “easy,” from days
and also, like all men, perhaps there’ll be an occasion, maybe a summer...– rod serling, preface to an episode of the twilight zone, “walking distance.”
…he had not come here to flirt with girls. he didn’t have time for it, and...– michael chabon, the amazing adventures of kavalier & clay
spools of coil across the sky unraveling out for miles i’ve been banging...– bill fox, “electrocution”
…people who feel any sort of regret where you are concerned will suppose...– marilynne robinson, gilead
“amor fati,” by washed out. this is...
as happens with any system facing its limits, we will either shift to a higher...– paul gilding, the great disruption
evenings in june / fireflies sync their subtle glows / gilding the sunset
beautiful song from james vincent mcmorrow.
new jj. beautiful. they always sound like a well...
to capture in writing an experience or an emotion is to lie about it, to twist it in a way that makes sense or has significance in some larger and more important context. truth only exists for a fleeting moment. after that, baby, it’s all interpretation.
happy birthday to the former mrs. bobby brown
even manliest endeavor (writ by hemingway or byron) unceasing pales, always, ever to feats soundtracked by whitney’s siren
i was beginning to realize that there was a considerable amount of heavy lifting...– matthew power, “mississippi drift”
so i stayed in the quant and trading businesses (i’m still there), but organized...– nassim nicholas taleb
baby, we’ll be fine.
i just fantasized for half-a-minute about having a backyard with a tin-roofed patio. there would be a long wooden picnic table and at one end, an outdoor fireplace made of iron. in the summer, we’d eat watermelon during the day and watch fireflies as the night came. in the fall, we’d light a fire and drink heavy beer and smoke and talk about the watermelon and the fireflies. in winter,...