my sister’s boyfriend, ladies and gents
He’s a keeper.
Christmas Cats has alternated between reeeeally cute close-ups of kitties and reeeeally weird shots of the “grandma” and “elf” doing whatever people suggest for them (ex: twerking).
March 14th was already going to be the best day because I was planning to see my two favorite authors speak (Lorrie Moore and Emma Straub), but now I think I might explode. Please check on me on March 15th to make sure I haven’t died from happiness.
Michelle Dean at Housing Works Bookstore, 12/3/13
I spent my Saturday morning walking around a craft fair—which some jerk showed up to in a white stretch limo at 10 a.-freakin’-m.—in Frederick. Later my family and I checked out a model train garden near the UMBC campus and headed into Baltimore to visit the “Miracle on 34th Street” lights in Hampden. For dinner, I had chili mac & cheese at a former kids’ shoe store—complete with slide!—in Belvedere Square, where my dad used to shop for shoes among caged monkeys. It’s now a fancy diner called Shoo-fly and their namesake pie was both my first shoo-fly pie and delicious. After dinner, we stopped in Little Italy so I could pick up a half-pound bag of the best cookies in the world. Before falling asleep, I watched about half of Home for the Holidays—the best and possibly only Thanksgiving movie about Baltimore—in “Haviland Hills,” which is the name my phone’s weather app used to describe my parents’ neighborhood. Despite having lived there for the first 18 years of my life, this was also a name I had never heard prior to this weekend.
THIS WAS THE CUTEST SILLIEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN IN FOOTBALL AND MADE UP FOR THE WHOLE STUPID STRESSFUL THING
We laughed very hard about this.
- Joe: What's on her shirt?
- Lynn: Fruit. Fruit market fantasy.
"First swig, teh
Second, hmmm …
Third, not bad and I think I taste the pumpkin
Fourth, uh oh I didnt have lunch
Fifth, oh sh*t this is 9% alcohol
Sixth, who cares if it’s pumpkin …"
my dad’s poem about a pumpkin-flavored beer
I was sold on the video for Rilo Kiley’s “Emotional” when The Hairpin described it as sounding kinda like More Adventurous, but then I saw that there was “creepy footage of amusement parks from the ’50s” and yeah that’s awesome. (via the hairpin)
Meanwhile, in Jersey City: WE HAVE SIGNAGE!
Two Jersey City-related things I’m excited about: Word’s new location opening and me moving there.