All relationships are just listening to someone and hearing them effectively. Maybe incorporating the things they say into your response. Maybe just storing those things in your heart for safety. It is nice to go outside at night and not have to wear a sweater. Everyone should have this. Not always, but sometimes. If someone you know and ostensibly like takes the time to write something to...
I have a slight toothache today
the kind of ache that makes me think I’m going to lose a tooth at the age of 23. I’ve reached for my floss four times and just brushed my teeth, even though it’s 3 in the afternoon (and I am a strictly pre-/post-bedtime brusher). I bite down for a moment - it helps, but then I worry that it’s loosening my tooth instead, and later today, it’ll just pop out. I used to...
Some delightful instrumental soul music to...
For future reference--
You deserve someone to like you in full. You are bold and beautiful and hilarious and kind. Give people chances. Don’t give them so many that they begin to take you for granted. Know who you are completely. Know when things upset you, know when the negatives outweigh the positives, know when you’re losing sight of who you are. Pay attention to how you’re feeling. Delve into...
“What’s the next?” “Boys’ and Girls’ Mixed Animal Potato Race, All Ages.” This was a new one to me. I had never heard of it at any of the big meetings. “What’s that?” “Rather sporting,” said young Bingo. “The competitors enter in couples, each couple being assigned an animal cry and a potato. For instance,...
Even though I’m feeling very overwhelmed, I have to take a moment to breathe & pay attention to the lovely things in my life: sinus rinses and friends who give me hugs and cake and kisses when I’m sad and other friends whose presence is enough to lift my spirits. Hot lemon tea with honey and chili peppers, scorching my throat as I swallow. Some incandescently beautiful mornings....
Are you at all interested in a very introspective memoir by someone who hasn’t actually done that much in her life but really likes figuring out how she feels about things? Would you give her enough money to discharge all of her graduate school debt if she wrote it for you? And if she’s bad at deadlines (did you see that article that said that procrastination is a defense mechanism? if...
Sunday morning music. Play this one with blintzes...
This album breaks my heart.
For some time now, I’ve been trying to practice mindfulness, whatever the fuck that means to me whenever I think it. To be grateful for the things I am doing, to the people in my life, to be able to want tangerines and then immediately purchase them (I mean, if the store isn’t closed). Today was a glorious day. Clear skies. Big sun. Icicles that shattered when I walked by.
That candy always sounds so good in books, but it’s pretty gross in person. One, the flavor’s awful, two, they’re oddly colored, not complementary at all. Anyway— Last January, I felt suffocated and stagnant in Los Angeles. As grateful as I am to have grown up there—all the lovely people I know, the food I can eat, my adoring family and fans—I was pretty sad....
I was in love with this song for the last three...
Oh boy. 2013 isn’t even a month old but it...
Recent Good Things.
I was going to write a post full of whines and grumbles. I wrote one line and I was all, oh gross, that’s awful, shhh. So here are some things I’ve been into lately. Giving people things. Glass milk bottles. Train rides. Long, lingering hugs. Talking to people about cooking. Having a clean room. Tea leaves & baking cookies. Giant pots of soup. Making food without recipes; basing...
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Guys, Jenny is one of the most consistently introspective, genuine and lovely people in my life. I like being able to point to her (both literally and figuratively) and say, “You see that girl? She knows me. She gets me. And sometimes we drink together.” You should get yourself a Jenny. You won’t regret it. youtastelikebirthday: I’m about to be confetti.
Things I like today.
Justin Bieber’s “Die In Your Arms” is unapologetically good. People who come to my house and bring me baked goods. This happened twice yesterday. Tangerines, always. Reading old letters. Falling in love with my friends. Those fuckers blow me away. I am going to be in California in nine days. Lunch. What else do you want to hear? I have finals this week & next but it...
We are sitting on our honeymoon bed in the honeymoon suite. We are in a state of honeymoon, in our honey month. These words are so sweet: honey, moon. This bed is so big, we could live on it. We have been happily marooned—honey marooned—on this bed for days. I have a pair of socks on and you’ve put your underwear on backwards. I mean, it’s my underwear, which you’ve...
This song is like an indie Remix to...
It snowed today. Then it melted.
Anonymous asked: How do you feel about the new Jens Lekman album?
Okay so this band (alt-J) has been bumming around...
Some wants (for me & you)
- all of us with full, heavy, happy hearts. This is the most important one. I want us to drip with contentedness. - be grateful. Every day you are alive, be grateful. - just calm the fuck down sometimes. I hate it when people to tell me to calm down and I know that when I say it to people I’m not always saying it in a non-shitty way, but for realsies, take your time, babies. - just...
A very poor review of Celeste & Jesse Forever.
Uh yeah so first let me say that I’m pretty shitty at movies. I can’t talk about them in any real way because I’m way afraid of getting judged because I’ve seen like, 2. I liked this movie because whatever issues there were, were tempered by the fact that Rashida Jones is just a beautiful person to watch move & also I am very susceptible to having my heartstrings...
My goodness, this song is lovely. I’m...
A Love Letter to Myself.
Dear Margaret, I love you. Stop freaking out about stuff. You’re great, your life is great, your friends are great. You’re a delight in person & on the Internet, you’re super fun and I’m glad to be you. Remember to be more present in your current interactions. Correct this tendency, it is your only fault. Sit outside and take some deep breaths. What you’re...
Re: Los Angeles
I am leaving Los Angeles in two weeks and I’m going to poop my pants and I love it here and I love my friends and I’m terrified and it’s one in the morning and I’m listening to Joanna Newsom in the dark by myself which is not conducive to feeling like I’m on top of my shit. Big changes. I am hugging the following things to myself: the view from the 134 west over...
I made another mix. It's here. You can listen to... →
If you want me to label this, I’d say...
Do me a favor and pretend that it is nighttime,...
Do you like M. Ward? Do you like songs that grasp...
Just Funnin'. →
Hey guys, I’m moving all of my improv posts to one blog for the sake of this one—there aren’t that many but I figured there are certain people who are Very Interested in my personal life (as they should be!) and people who are only marginally interested in my personal life, but sometimes I say things about improv that might make them think. So that’s what this is for....