Possible theme for my kid’s 1-year-old birthday party. Just need a baby dressed as Gil to show up and it will be perfect.
People who knew me and sympathized with me were determined to set me up with the other people they sympathized with and were always surprised when I would turn down their offer of what they thought of as romantic charity. “What’s the harm?” they would ask me, truly surprised. The harm, besides those hours that actually do matter when you barely have one night off every couple of weeks, is the little mark you get on you every time you open up a door to a hope and then close it fast in disappointment. It leaves a nick, or a dent, and those nicks and dents are not invisible. I used to see them all the time.
—B.J. Novak, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories
Bombay Bicycle Club - Luna
Books read in January.
- How to Say Goodbye in Robot - If you enjoy Art Bell/George Noory’s Coast to Coast show and love Rainbow Rowell’s books, then this is a lovely little discovery.
- Love Me - Book Two in the Starstruck Series. Like having Brookside Dark Chocolate Covered Acai + Blueberries in a fun apothecary jar on your desk and you can’t stop sneaking fistfuls.
- No One Else Can Have You - Reminds me of the movies Fargo and Good Burger, which is strangely perfect.
- Not Cool - Libertarians unite! Also, my 10-month-old always smiles at Greg Gutfeld’s face when his face pops up on DVR’d episodes of Red Eye. Too much cute.
- Everything Forbidden - Regency romances are the tits.
Do not disturb….
—Could You Would You
Them - Could You Would You
—The Way We Look At Horses
Trent Dabbs - The Way We Look At Horses
…part of trying to attract those poet-men was to look a little like I had wandered onto campus by accident after having spent ten years with the wolves behind some farmhouse, living off scraps and reveling in the pure air like a half–girl Mowgli, half–woman Thoreau.
—Aimee Bender, The Color Master: Stories
I wanted to like people. It worried me that I didn’t.
—Natalie Standiford, How to Say Goodbye in Robot
—More Than Nothing
Mansions On The Moon - More Than Nothing
I sighed, then hated myself for sighing, such an impotent and ultimately dishonest thing to do, the refuge of those lacking the courage to articulate their displeasure.
—Ron Currie Jr., Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles
Read in December ‘13.
- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Clever misfit teenage boy without a heart of gold but does right anyway.
- The Spectacular Now - Clever and aloof teenage boy with a heart of gold but is self-destructive.
- Ghostman - Clever yet bored 30-year-old man with no heart and plenty of gold as a result.