Friday, November 30, 2012

hearts and stabs 11.30.12

- christmas tree sales on random street corners
- alibi
- fort greene in general
- Parker Station pinot noir
- freestyling off of martha's recipes

- razor scooters
- excessive (and annual) facebook posts about the mariah carey christmas album
- cold, dark, windy nights
- the F and the G down for maintenance. again. booooo.

- britney. did she even have to show up to the studio for this?

Haikus for yous

Too smart for soy sauce
Too badass for shifting gears
Brooklyn hearts Shelby

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Let me love you down

This came on shuffle during a run the other day and it was delightful. Forgot how much I heart this song. Please take special note of the badass 90s drumkit.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Diary #17

Lola. Age 12.

December 28, 1994

Dear Book,

The dentist said I might need braces. That is very bad. I DON'T WANT BRACES! I did nothing today. A boring day. Tomorrow I will do something cool. I'll call Elissa. Mall or movie thing. 

I want a Easy E hat. That would be really really cool.

Love ya,

This might be my favorite entry of all time (for obvious reasons.) Please picture a 12 year old version of myself, in braces, wearing a Compton hat. Yup. Savor that image.

Happy Thanksgiving, guys

I still love this, so much...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


gorillaz - crystalised (the xx cover)

phantogram - mouthful of diamonds

young fathers - rumbling

A series of haikus that are definitely about you


You say many things.
Like a true politician,
revealing nothing.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Things that got me through 26.2

Starting Line: An amazing Frank Sinatra - New York, New York singalong as they called the NY corrals to the starting line.

Mile 1: High Five from Mayor Nutter

Mile 4: Best sign "If you were Paul Ryan, you'd have been here an hour ago."

Mile 6: Hug from the the best big brother ever. 

Mile 9: Giant Hill? No Problem. Biggie - 10 Crack Commandments

Mile 11: Those ridiculous costumed rave-y cheer people.

Mile 13: Thumbs up from the best big brother ever.

Mile 17: Peanut Butter GU

Mile 20: Drum and bass arena podcast

 Mile 24:  Daft Punk - One More Time

Mile 26: Complete strangers cheering and yelling out my name in the final stretch. Me trying not to cry because crying takes up precious, precious air.

Mile 26.2: High Five from Mayor Nutter AGAIN

Finish Time? 4:08:50. Ridiculous. I am a beast. Can't wait to do it again.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Kitty Pryde

But it really doesn't matter, you are radder and cooler
A hooligan and my flattery makes me look like a fool again
You are a tool again, but you're the one that I've chosen

Monday, November 12, 2012

hearts and stabs 11.12.12

- Salsa verde
- Tame Impala
- Madonna's early work
- Brooklyn Bridge park
- Metrocards that never expire
- My kickass big brother
- Wallace!!
- Iced tea with cardamom

- Phil Collins - No Jacket Required
- The phrase "snug as a bug in a rug." Disgusting.
- Flaky internet connectivity
- Semi-monthly pay periods. Ridiculous.
- Lena Dunham

love love love love love

Tame Impala - Elephant

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Everyone can agree on Will Smith.

Diary #16

Lola. Age 13.

June 21, 1995

Dear Book,

Last day of school. It was quite weird. Anyway when Name Redacted kissed me today it was really weird. It felt like he was going to swallow me whole, his mouth was opened so wide. I'm going to miss school. 


I have no words. Nope. None.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thursday Night Links


Very excited to see Tame Impala this weekend.

Fairly common sense things I've learned semi-recently

- Carry cash
- Urban beekeeping is silly
- Always pee before getting on the subway, don't hold it.
- Bike gears up = hard. Bike gears down = easy.
- Pinterest is basically just an interface for "Bookmarks"
- Pants-wearing is kind of amazing.
- I have a 2-4 day delay in responding to emails
- Don't underestimate the benefit of a quality sock. Especially if you intend to walk to work.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Blue > Red

I really really enjoyed following the election this year. Between the debates, op-eds, endless twitter hilarity, stats and scenarios, I was riveted. Binders full of women! 47%! Sleepy first debate Obama! Nate Silver! Karl Rove losing his shit on air! Amazing. Would I be writing this post if Mitt won? Of course not. I wouldn't be reflecting back on how fun it was to watch the campaigns unfold. I would be crying. But I'm not. Yay Obama!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Diary #15

Lola. Age 12.

December 3, 1994

Dear Book,

Fun day today. Cleaned house and did Christmas stuff. Had Nicole over. Made elephant hats. Watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Fun!



What the hell is an elephant hat? And why is "cleaned house" the first fun thing that I list? That shit sounds terrible. Clearly, I should have opened with my assessment of Tootsie Roll and not made it a postscript.

A series of haikus that are definitely about you


A bodgega tour
is a perfect distraction
from a cancelled dream.