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November 28th, 2010

“The walls of books around him, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters.” — Ross Macdonald, novelist (1915-1983)

we had a really nice Thanksgiving week

November 28th, 2010

what’s up with you, Internets?



blinded by the light. again.

November 27th, 2010

when i was 12, my aunt’s boyfriend bought her a Corvette. she picked me up and we cruised and cruised all over the neighborhood in the sunshine. we stopped by my friends’ houses and they were all, WOW COOL CAR and this song came on and she sang to it really loud (guess which lines?) and that, my friends, was a perfect afternoon. you just rarely achieve that sort of nirvana, people, so when you do, grab it up with both hands.

peace and happy holidays,


happy thanksgiving from the thanksgiving pig and monkey and the whole Wacky Family

November 25th, 2010

grad school…

November 22nd, 2010

…drop-out. George Fox University is a no-go.

harry potter

November 19th, 2010

harry potter harry potter harry potter

also? general hospital, on a tear. chewing up the scenery. And Adrienne Barbeau, and Brenda crying out for Dante, “…and that reminded me of when you were in the hospital, delirious, calling out his name…” (Adrienne Barbeau, as Suzanne, on GH.)


November 16th, 2010

“Suddenly I realize
That if I stepped out of my body I would break
Into blossom.”

–James Wright

from the bitch-a-day calendar:

November 15th, 2010

“Why worry when you can obsess?”


“The hardest year of marriage is the one you’re currently in.”

Have truer words ever been spoken?

Also, homework should be outlawed.


— wm

you realize, of course, that all this reading is cutting into my TV viewing time?

November 14th, 2010

Because it’s true, schools really are political places:

the best mix tape i ever stole

November 14th, 2010

It was from one of my editors, when I worked at the university newspaper. and once he realized that i loved every single one of these songs even more than he did… he said…

“Awww, Nancy, just go on and keep it, cuz at least you were honest about it.”

And… the thief is rewarded for her honesty, once again.

Here’s a partial songlist, I’ll add more as they come to me (naw, they’re not in the same order they were on the tape):

“The Race is On, “George Jones (not the stinkin’ Grateful Dead version, bleeeeeeeeeech)

a bunch of nasty songs by Bessie Smith that were sooooooooo good. (these ones don’t show up on YouTube, sorry ;)

“Milk Cow Blues” and “Stay All Night (Stay a Little Longer)”, Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

“I Couldn’t Believe it Was True,” Willie Nelson

“Crazy” and/or “Walking After Midnight” (can’t remember for sure), Patsy Cline

“Bartender’s Blues,” by George Jones

“Take This Job and Shove It,” by Johnny Paycheck

“My Bucket’s Got a Hole In It,” Hank Williams

“If You Got the Money,” by Merle Haggard

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