I’ve Got This Disease I Can’t Shake & I’m Just Rattling Through Life

Dear Darling Ones, I am not a joiner. Like Groucho Marx, I don’t want to be a part of any club that will have me as a member. Some of this comes out of self-preservation, rejecting people before they can reject me. Some of this comes from snobbery. I tend to think anything that is wildly, insanely popular across a broad range of people is…

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Boobs! Boobs! Boobs! Orgasm. Snore. (This Headline is False Advertising)

Hi Darling Ones, Not only did I sleep like total garbage last night, I had one of those dreams that you can’t shake off and infects your entire day. Every time my brain is still for more than 12 seconds flashes of the dream come back. I’ve spent most of the day feeling pensive and low-key icky despite bailing on all my productivity plans. I…

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A Fart-Noise of a Human

Hi Darling Ones, Aside from giving a humongous presentation on a project I spent the past threeish weeks building, I’ve spent the past two days alternately napping, reading a biography of e.e. cummings, and having meals with various members of my family (Chinese with The Olds last night, Popeye’s with Maxwell this afternoon). The cummings’ biography was a sad disappointment. He’s a genius poet but…

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Queen of Cans & Jars

Hi Darling Ones, I’ve decided that I really like the letter writing conceit. It reminds me of this episode of Dawson’s Creek where a bunch of intrepid English majors have to figure out who Rose Lazar, “a famous writer from the twenties like Dorothy Parker, but not” is writing her most personal and intimate letters to. Surprise, it’s herself! So the conceit continues until I…

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The COVID Diaries: Answering Googlers’ Miscellaneous Questions

Hi Darling Ones, I need wrap up this whole answering the questions things because I made the header images awhile ago and tomorrow is the last entry in the COVID Diaries.* Fun Fact: If all I ever wrote about was being a 6’5″ woman, Dawson’s Creek, and Tootsie Pop flavors I would be the most popular blogger in all the land. I’d be the Homecoming…

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The COVID Diaries: A Dozen Reasons I’m Obsessed with The Marfa Tapes

Dear Darling Ones, It happened. I tipped over into an obsession with The Marfa Tapes. It’s like Julien Baker all over again, which was Kathleen Edwards all over again, which was Waxhatchee all over again, which was. . . you get the picture. We all recognize that I have obsessive tendencies. I probably don’t need to illustrate them every time. I found The Marfa Tapes…

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