If you have ever wondered about door and window hardware this is the class for you!
Losing a remote in a studio apartment.
“Edward and Isabella drew near the fire. “How the evening passed I know not,” wrote Isabella, as if she had lost all sense of time and self. “It was full of passionate excitement, long and clinging kisses, and nervous sensations, not unaccompanied with dread of intrusion. Yet bliss predominated.” I wrote about Victorian women and their diaries for the Los Angeles Review of Books.
lifeaquatic: Do you ever creep on Facebook and think certain things about people and then wonder if people are creeping on your profile and thinking those kinds of thoughts about you? And then maybe add or delete a few things to spruce it up so your life looks more awesome? No, never.
I think when it gets cold outside we should all reread the complete works of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
“You’re wearing pants!” “Yep.” “I just…wow!”
“Do you have this face cream? I read about it in Elle, it has yogurt in it and, like, nothing else.” “Why don’t you just put yogurt on your face?” “Do you sell yogurt?” ”.”
What books did you hide inside your Bibles during 10th grade Religion class?
“What’s this place called? Chipotle?” “Yep.” “We don’t have anything like this where I’m from!” “Where are you from?” “Kansas City.”
The new Tana French is highly engaging so far BUT I NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH ROB AND CASSIE. Cassie obviously had a baby with Boring Sam, right?
“Though some said they had never set foot in the Bronx — let alone pictured it as a mecca for upscale retail — they reasoned that if it was good enough for the Yankees and Jennifer Lopez, it was surely good enough for Prada and Louis Vuitton.”
Band Aids Iced Tea Yellow flats Coconut shampoo
“Oh, there’s a Wells Fargo over there.” “No, that’s not a branch, that is Wells Fargo.” “But the sign says—” “No, it’s—” “Ooooh.” “Yeah.”
“I’m so glad there’s a Tim Horton’s there so you can drink the same iced coffee as me.” Friendship.
“I’m going to need to get a stepstool to get—” “To get into your bed?” ”.”
I was telling an acquaintance about how much I was looking forward to riding the bus to East Harlem to spend the Target gift card someone sent me for moving-related accessories, mostly so I could slowly walk up and down the aisles with a large, cold drink in my hand, examining each toothbrush holder as if it were a treasure from an old attic. “So you DO have guilty pleasures”, she...
Lapham's Quarterly: In (belated) celebration of... →
laphamsquarterly: In (belated) celebration of the birthday of Henry David Thoreau, we take a look at a historical food mystery. In his seminal biography on Henry David Thoreau, Walter Harding, widely recognized as America’s leading Thoreau scholar for more than 40 years, leaves no stone unturned in…
Did Aaron Burr practice before his deadly duel... →
laphamsquarterly: Practicing before a duel was ungentlemanly, but Aaron Burr was rarely the gentleman. In honors of yesterday’s Hamilton-Burr dueleversary, Paul Collins sent us this nugget about Burr’s supposed target practice.
CHARLTON — Charley, a young corgi residing at 25 N. Buffumville Shore Road, was the subject of a vicious-dog public hearing last night at which selectmen ordered the owner, Cynthia Anderson, to install a containment fence. “People have a right to walk the street or be in their yard without a dog chasing or herding them,” Selectman Rick C. Swensen said. After several calls to Animal Control...
Note to all sellers of Mies daybeds: ‘reupholstered’ ≠ ‘mint condition’.
Is it accurate that they’re always playing Bauhaus songs at the vampire bar on True Blood? Do goths ever change?
Shopping for ‘after sun’ products makes me feel a bit like I’m preparing for a move to a dystopian vampire compound.
One semester in college I foolishly signed up for a class called ‘Groves of Academe’, the syllabus for which was filled exclusively with novels about people in college or at boarding school. I got up to get a drink of water halfway through the first session and went immediately to the registrar’s office, where I dropped the class and replaced it with one on Pragmatism.