“Do I have to care about _____?” “No.”
“Do you like this?” “I already have a skirt with boats on it.” ”.”
Thinking about an earlier version of yourself—one who earnestly says things like “I think the grad school schedule will be really good for me, and also I’ve always really enjoyed writing papers!”
“Washington Irving was really like the Elvis of his day.” “He died on the toilet?” “No, he—” “He ate a lot of peanut butter sandwiches?” “No.”
“Contemporary suburbs, of course, seek to suggest quiet repose rather than commercial importance. Beginning in the middle of the nineteenth century in places like Llewellyn Park, New Jersey, but becoming important only after the 1920s, residential developers began to name streets after the bucolic and the peaceful. They abandoned the grid plan wherever possible and began to name...
“I don’t like when people talk about ‘treating themselves’. I don’t like the way that sounds.” “You do realize that literally all you do is treat yourself, right?” “That’s not the point.”
“So, tell me about what’s been going on with ____.” “Do you have a pen?” “Why?” “It’s just easier if I draw you a diagram.”
thenotes: The foods on which historical personalities have choked to death. Cap to a bottle of eyedrops, Tennessee Williams.
I wrote about mail and ruined virtue for Lapham's... →
Leaving the house, taking two steps, finding shoes too uncomfortable to bear, going back inside.
natashavc asked: WHAT KIND OF SALAD DOES BEE ORDER AT THE CHATEAUX
Anonymous asked: What is the point of comparing everything to some historical event? Doesn't it get boring?
“You either understand MLA formatting or you don’t, you know?” “I thought everyone used Chicago now.” “Fuck you.”
Wondering whether my paleness is somehow a mark of my character.
lifeaquatic: “fuck, I love accusations of minstrelsy as an anthropologist”
“Do you know what I need?” “What?” “A piggy bank shaped like a Corgi.” ”.”
Built on the site of the Jefferson Market Prison that had succeeded the Jefferson Market in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, the New York Women’s House of Detention is believed to have been the world’s only art deco prison.
I feel like I haven’t slept in weeks, not because the sun itself is waking me up, but because every time my eyes open and it’s bright I assume I’m late for something—on Saturday morning I jumped out of bed and started getting dressed for work before I realized that my alarm hadn’t gone off yet (though I will say that anyone who puts unwavering faith in an alarm is...
volume ctrl.: Save Paul Rudolph's Orange County... →
volume-control: Orange County Government Center, Goshen, New York - 1971 Construction Photo Paul Rudolph we can not let another modernist masterpiece fall to the wrecking ball. We have lost too many important structures in recent years and many of them have been ones designed by Paul Rudolph. Please stand…
What if I decided my new style icon was Emily Dickinson and I grew my hair a few extra inches and started wandering around my apartment in a sheer white dress, clutching one of those old-timey candleholders?
“Excuse me, miss? Do you like comedy?” “No.” “She doesn’t like comedy!”
I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU AREN’T TAKING PICTURES OF YOUR CORGIS IN CORGI-SIZED PHILLIES JERSEYS.