Kate Spencer: Patriots' Day →
katespencer: I am devastated today. I am a born and raised Massachusetts native, and grew up outside Boston. I am grieving for my city today, as we all are. But I feel hope today, too. Patriots’ Day is a special day in Boston. It’s the day I’m always most homesick for my hometown. It’s a state holiday -…
Bumpo - Arches of Loaf. We’re spending all...
It is free to get out of a station, but not in.– a City and Country VI, sharing a known fact about the subways.
Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes, well, the bear eats you.– The Stranger
That’s not cool, man.– The sounds of Aaron parenting. in this particular case, after Georgia stole something from Josie’s food trough.
A: What did you know about me, Bullock, first we met? No concern for my feelings.
B: That you where a killer.
Al: [acknowledges] Certain facts show in the mug.
[gestures] Look at her. You know she's f*ed for food.
Twelve Stakes: Where Monsters Become Heros →
One of my favorite people has written a surprising noir novel that makes a thrilling connection between Alcoholics Anonymous and vampires. It’s fantastic. I’m going to book club the shit out of this, and you can too come Spring, when the e-book comes out. Three cheers to Moose. Aka author Thomas M Hewlett.
If we got rid of the unnecessarily tricky spellings, most would hav a better...– Val Yule, from Australia, comments on the NYT Room For Debate on children & literature. Here’s Val’s entire post: “Most of these writers here hav been erly readers. My work as a psicologist has been primarily with peple who hav not been able to read at all, or very badly....
Can you pass me the arts section?– And other things I haven’t said in two years.
Josie’s Zoo poop is still discussed in our home.– - a friend, who’s daughter had the extreme fortune to partake in a Balkan girls poop experience. Mom replays more: “At this point, Sylvie no longer brings up the Zoo, she just out of the blue announces, “Josie made a poop.” It’s usually when I’m either singing...
apparently my new camera has a function where it takes a few seconds of video when you press the “take a picture now” button. i didn’t realize it until after this oddity came together. what sounds like an in-bad-taste joke is just a bad hot tub joke. nothing more.
book jackets a box of arm & hammer baking soda the molded plastic from a package of bath crayons the book jacket thing is out of control. josie can not fathom it. why does it exist? what are we to do with it? where did it come from? why is it the same? why is it different? do we want it on? do we want it off? if my sister has the jacket but i have the book who has what they want?
“what does a sesame seed grow into?” ...
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Oh my God, you really want to hear some shit, don’t you? I’m not answering that....– How Louis CK answers the Vanity Fair question “If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?”
I don’t have my leg on.– what Aaron said after he asked me to pass him a sandwich from across the room, and then quickly threw a blanket over his prosthesis when I inadvertently glanced down to see whether it was on or not. it was. he was lying. i still got him the sandwich.
But how do you get the penis off to put it in the vagina?– parents share highlights from their favorite sex education conversations.
That’s it: no more snacks in the bathtub.– …and other discipline corners I’ve painted myself into. As in: who and why is there a snack in the tub to begin with?
i wish you could feel what i feel…– “…when my leg feels good, because…” i couldn’t even hear aaron’s explanation, which was said to express how great he felt at this moment, not to highlight the utter shittiness of him saying this instead of “…when i have a fresh shave…” or...
Gerritsen Beach Thank You & Needs
From Kathy, whose terrifying email sent during the Nor’easter snowfall about children freezing in the dark prompted many of you to forward her message around. This allowed Gerritsen Beach to get some much needed news coverage and a lot of help from Brooklyn. Thank you. I’m impressed. They are looking for some donations which are listed below. “Thanks everyone for helping. I had...
Uh-huh.– What Aaron said, after I said, “that’s what you want me to do,” after he said “Beckett’s wife did everything: she sent out all his manuscripts, talked to the agent…he didn’t even talk to the publisher.”