Oh also I am reading so much at workternship that I can’t handle reading books outside. I haven’t had a ton of time yet, but I DO have a lot of overdue library books now. So there’s that.
Hi internet. I’ve been at my internship a lot lately, reading novels on my laptop in the basement of a very nice townhouse. Sometimes in an empty agents’ office on the third floor of the same lovely townhouse. But no matter where I am in that townhouse there is no wifi and no cell phone reception. And then I leave and either go to the science writing class I’m auditing, or to...
Pop-Quiz Kid: Since no one will buy me tickets to... →
popquizkid: This lady in a big hoop skirt steals her mom’s knife and wants to kill herself with it cause her boyfriend went mute and so she thought he didn’t love her anymore. Some 10-year-old boys tell her it was all one big misunderstanding. Turns out her mom was like, “don’t talk to her” to him. Then…
In case you were wondering, this is the secret to our success: “I have to do homework. Do you want to play video games?”
me: Waah. I don't want to do homework.
Tanner: You have to do homework. If you don't do homework you get kicked out of school and you die.
me: I might die?
Tanner: No, you WILL die.
Taking my laptop on the train to do homework on my way to tutoring. I could be bitter about this being my Memorial Day, but one of the things I’m reading is by a classmate who was a Marine, so somehow it all balances out.
Home from Long Island. Leaving in an hour and a half to tutor. Convincing myself that hot and lonely cats are not massively dehydrated. Gonna give them some wet food just in case.
9:50am: Hotel lobby breakfast. Gratitude for hard-boiled eggs. 11:00am: Meet back in the lobby to walk to Roosevelt Field Mall. 2:00pm: Groomsdudes meet up in the one of their hotel rooms not co-habitated by a lady. 2:00pm-4:00pm: Homework. 4:45pm: Catch shuttle to wedding.
Finally catching up on some older Doctors Who, and Donna’s mom is… exactly the same age as Donna?
Just painted my nails hot bubblegum pink. Obvs still not well yet.
Sick day #2. Sick days are more stressful when you feel a little less sick and were supposed to be writing and doing homework all day. I don’t exactly regret setting myself up for summer homework, but shit everything is due this weekend and I’m going to be at a wedding and my brain is still full of cold-fog.
On speed, necessity, and musicals that shouldn’t exist: “There are a lot of...– Scott Rudin in How Can Musical Theater Be Saved? Broadway Veterans Give Their Advice — Vulture (via turnabout) Okay I’m ready for every Scott Rudin production to offer 50 rush-priced, buyable-in-advance tickets for theatregoers under 35. Sounds like that’s what he’s doing, right?...
Hey take these tickets to an awesome show off my...
One more try… I’m looking for someone who might want the tickets I have for tonight’s 9:30 performance of Empire. This is a Spiegeltent show like was at Southstreet Seaport (I never know how many words that is) a few summers ago for a few summers. It’s awesome cabaret / grownup circus, very funny and awesome. And I’m really sad that I can’t go. Full-price tickets are $59. We paid $40, but...
I have never gone from fine to sick with a cold this quickly. All morning I thought the weird pain high up in my nose was an impending nosebleed. I never get nosebleeds. But as soon as I realized, right around the end of the day, it spread to my throat and the deep ends of my ear canals. I feel like shit. The zinc meltaways dissolve just as much faster than the regular lozenges as they are...
Oh also at my internship there’s a pair of Twilight cardboard cut-outs at the top of the stairs. By the end of the day they’d stopped freaking me out when I came up. Jacob is wearing Mardi Gras beads.
My internship = three days a weekreading manuscripts in a gorgeous old building that kills all cellphone reception and has no wifi. My summer class = three nighttime hours twice a week, directly after internship days. My summer teaching = overlaps with the summer class I’m taking by a week. Tumblr, I will miss you.
I start my science writing class tomorrow night. We’re supposed to bring in a favorite piece of science writing, to discuss why we like it. All I can think of is Cosmos, which I read when I was about 15. 2 lessons: Things that feel like science are often science history. Thanks anyway, Mary Roach, Stephen Johnson, Tom Standage, et al. The other lesson is that it’s a damn good thing...
In case you missed it: I interviewed Tanner about... →
I’ve never been camping, but I just read a book about it that makes me...– today in Things I Restrained Myself From Saying In Minnesota.
Esquire Publishing Men's Fiction E-Books -... →
jamiatt: “His definition of men’s fiction? Work that is ‘plot-driven and exciting, where one thing happens after another,’ he said. ‘And also at the same time, dealing with passages in a man’s life that seem common.’” It’s a good thing we lady writers are busy writing books that are boring, and where nothing happens. We wouldn’t want too much excitement. We might faint dramatically. We might...
Tanner's aunt: How'd you like the party?
Me: It was fun.
TA: You're so funny.
TA: Oh, you know. Minnesota.
Me and Tanner on fandom, tumblr, and butts. An... →
Helping one of my students with her research paper... →
Mara Jade wore only a tight-fitting jumpsuit; her curves looked like hazardous...– Sentences like this one are why reading Expanded Universe Star Wars books is sometime hilarious. (Champions of the Force, by Kevin J. Anderson. Page 54). (via bluejaybirdie) I… cannot even come up with innuendo for this (via vestara) is this what you mean (via caprini) Is it wrong that...
New favorite tumblr. →
Oh god she has a list of calls to make.
This morning I woke up before 6am to go to my mom’s school for mock interviews. I waited outside under my umbrella for ten minutes for my ride. We never found out what happened with that, but when my mom called me back she said, “The teacher whose class you were going to just emailed. He forgot that today’s biology testing, and school doesn’t start until 10:30.” I...
Her success comes not out of nowhere, but precisely out of the kind of hard...– Bookslut | An Interview with Cheryl Strayed (via rachelfershleiser)