Monthly Archives: November 2010

one day we’ll look back at this and laugh

I hate ugly formatting. But this is going up anyway because I just spent the most unproductive hour ever trying to make it look nice. I’m sticking it to you, Blog. yea that’s right. YOU.

Tina: I ate a whole bag of spicy cheetos last week



Me: haha

i have a bag stashed away at work

it is


the highlight of my workday


Tina: haha

my highlight of the day is when big jew can drive me home so I don’t have to             take the bus


Me: lol

what desolate lives we lead!


This conversation was a lot more precious before the wasted hour.


sometimes I wish it weren’t so

“… given that I am the planet’s most affectionate life-form – something like a cross between a golden retriever and a barnacle”

Because a (rational, sane) part of you hates lying in bed across from him, losing yourself in the look of him with that (damned, despicable) desperate affection, when he knows it not.

Why, then, must you torture yourself with photos of him and her, together, and happily so?

I would never begrudge him happiness, you begin defensively.

Then why torture yourself? Masochistic idiot, she adds. Well?


Well then, she says with a not unkind finality. Go to bed, love.

And for once you heed the voice of reason.


i live through fairy tales

and by that I don’t mean that I want to adopt a dainty and fair-skinned persona, or live in a ball gown, or a palace made of gingerbread.

If the word magic has been turned into something oozing of cheese, it is perhaps the fault of all of you, who chalk it up to being nothing but velvet cut plum suits and rabbits and top hats and Halloween.

Magic? he asked, an indulgent smile threatening to spill into his voice. You mean magical, like romance, not magic.

No, my love. I mean magic.

such insolence, alice.

I rather dislike all the Alice-craze popping up in tacky ways after Tim Burton’s movie release. But I don’t hate. Ok fine, I do, but only because i hate the commercialism of it. Wonderland (and Neverland, for that matter) is special, g-damit. and now they’re mass-producing queen-of-hearts tutus and alice themed makeup at Claires. Go. Away.

Thankfully, fashion editorials (and Annie Leibovitz!) do fairy tales justice just about always.

From the Alice in Wonderland editorial photo shoot for 2005 Vogue by Annie Leibovitz:

I love love LOVE this. Tim Burton and Tim Walker for Vogue:

Tim Walker:

I’ll be in that sunset one day.

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