The COVID Diaries: Why am I Like This?

Hi Darling Ones, I am not doing very well today. Sleep is continuing to be an elusive bitch, I haven’t spent time in the presence of another human being in fifteen days, I have a headache that refuses to go away, and theres the guilt about having five people over for Thanksgiving dinner. Logically, rationally, I know the chances of us getting the covid from…

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The COVID Diaries: Four Minutes & 39 Seconds of Bliss

‘Sup Darling Ones? This letter is a fucking trainwreck. I have written and deleted about 600 words having nothing to do with what I wanted to write about. It was all preamble and nonsense. There are two things I wanted to say. 1.) Recently I got introduce Elizabeth McCracken the author of my very favorite novel of all time, The Giant’s House to the song…

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The COVID Diaries: The Official Matt Dillon Attractiveness Scale

Hi Darling Ones, I have inadvertently thought about Matt Dillon a lot the last week. It’s not something I planned. It’s just something that happened, a happy accident for sure. After yesterday’s letter one of my Twitter pals asked me where “Beautiful Girls” Matt Dillon landed on the Matt Dillon Attractiveness Scale. I had to think fast, because until now, the scale had not been…

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The COVID Diaries: Would Paul Westerberg text ‘I Miss You’ to your Smartphone Device?

So Darling Ones, I’ve had the song “Answering Machine” on my mind quite a bit lately. This, of course, makes perfect sense being that it’s a thirty-six-year-old song about outdated technology. Why wouldn’t I be thinking about it? Before I tell you why, let me just remind you that this song contains one of Paul Westerberg’s cleverest and most heartbreaking lines. In case you don’t…

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The COVID Diaries: Deserving of Hype & Hyperbole

Hi Darling Ones, This morning my 23-year-old niece tweeted, “lol i’m not even trying to be happy today” and included what I believe was supposed to be a screenshot of her listening to Phoebe Bridgers’ “Emotional Motion Sickness.” And while I know our gene pool only overlaps the littlest bit, sometimes we are very much the same. Only for me that was yesterday. I was…

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