Just when I think I made it through the day without things getting weird, I get asked out via LinkedIn by a guy from Jr. High youth group.
Happy Valentine’s Day
I love you more than you could ever know.
"We are the girls with anxiety disorders, filled appointment books, five-year plans. We take ourselves very, very seriously. We are the peacemakers, the do-gooders, the givers, the savers. We are on time, overly prepared, well read, and witty, intellectually curious, always moving … We pride ourselves on getting as little sleep as possible and thrive on self-deprivation. We drink coffee, a lot of it. We are on birth control, Prozac, and multivitamins … We are relentless, judgmental with ourselves, and forgiving to others. We never want to be as passive-aggressive are our mothers, never want to marry men as uninspired as our fathers … We are the daughters of the feminists who said, “You can be anything,” and we heard, “You have to be everything.”" - Courtney Martin, Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters
I relate to this quote so hard, too hard actually. If you’re in the same pattern of needing to do everything and be everything and struggling to unpack it without coming off as a whiny asshole, then maybe you’d be into this.
Or maybe not. It’s cool.
Recently I wrote about making soup late at night and how I’m keeping bras in my bed so that they’re warmer in the morning. It’s all about coping with the weather that’s getting to all of us and that my olive oil froze twice this winter. Okay, technically it turned into a lime green congealed mess but I’m counting that as being frozen.
So if that sound interesting, there’s a post about it here.
And yes, I’m wearing mismatched socks.
"It was just a process of sitting down and making myself laugh with some ideas. It’s a little of this, a little of that, like cooking. You never know what’s going to come out. It may be delicious, it may taste like shit. You just have to try."
- Joan Rivers
I loved The Real World more than anything else on TV. It was my favorite show and I planned on being on it, like, I wrote out multiple versions of my application and storyboards for my application video. But when the time came to apply, I didn’t.
Read more about my RW/RR obsession, growing out of it and wondering what could’ve been if I had been one of those super cool seven strangers.
I’m not really buried alive but it feels like it. I remember watching the Daytime Emmy’s or some award show featuring soap operas as a kid and there was a scene where an actress was buried alive, it haunts me. To this day I’m afraid of the following things: Dying in a plane crash, brain tumors, cancer, getting kidnapped, being murdered by a serial killer, getting kidnapped and then being buried alive, being dead but coming back to life unexpectedly and being stuck underground without my cellphone because some asshole relative didn’t leave me with a charged phone, someone hiding in my car plotting to strangle me, ET- yes that ET, ghost possessions and developing early on-set anything. Luckily, tonight’s crisis is none of those things and it’s not really a crisis.
Pretty much every crisis I’ve been having lately is absolutely not a crisis. For more of these non-crisis situations, there’s always this.
"It’s so embarrassing to put yourself out there. It’s so embarrassing to try, and it’s so much cooler to not try. But I guess I just don’t really want to live my life like that. I’d rather be less cool and try than not to try."
- Zoe Kazan, Bust Magazine- Aug/Sept. 2012