“"I’m angry at the people who throw these things out their car windows, but I’m just as angry at the people who walk by it every day. I say pick it up yourself. Do it enough and you might one day get a garbage truck named after you. It’s an amazing feeling," the humble do-gooder told the County Times.”—Local Litter-Picker David Sedaris Finally Gets the Respect He Deserves
David Sedaris is finally getting his trashy moment. Bless.
Through the magic of the literary internet (mainly me seeing italicsmine blogging Peter’s post about going to her McNally Jackson event last week, and me being a creep, I started following Peter last week on tumblr only to find out that we have friends in common and that the world is crazy small.
Regardless of world smallness, he’s been writing up hacks for your 20s, and they’re all really good.
Don’t think that if we’re all good girls, if we’re properly meek, if we don’t provoke our men, we’ll be safe. Good girls get hurt all the time.
We are not the problem.
I refuse to quietly accept that there is one set of rules for how men live and another set of rules for how women live. And still, at night in a dark parking lot, I will walk to my car with my keys splayed between my fingers like blades. Ain’t that some shit?
Please introduce yourselves! Who are you? What do you do? What do you love? When’s the last time you took a huge risk?
Hi! I’m Sam, I work in at a consulting firm that only consults on publishing related matters now that I’ve escaped from literary agency life. I really, really love reading. Moving to New York remains the bravest thing I’ve ever done.
You know, sometimes I just want to pack it all in and move back to the Midwest, where I could live cheaply, eat cheaply, focus on things like writing where living would be easier, and then I remember that I can go to an amazing author signing here (tonight was Emma Straub and Edan Lepucki), with a…
I’M THAT FRIEND FROM COVERSPY. Tonight was great. So so great.
Jack Antonoff:New Jersey is a wonderful place specifically because of its proximity to the greatest city in the world. And that's why it's so special. Everyone from New Jersey always feels like they're looking into the window of the party.
Marc Maron:Right. But you can leave the party. Unlike people who are stuck at the party forever.
“The chances that you are you are about 1 in 400 trillion…This takes into account the chance of your parents meeting out of all the people on the planet, the chance of them reproducing, the chance of you being born in the exact moment that you were, and every other wildly improbable factor that goes into each individual person. The whole point of [Mel Robbins’] crazy calculation was that we should take the sheer improbability of our own existence as a kick in the butt to get out of bed in the morning. If you hear this fact as discouraging - that you’re only one in billions - then flip the script. You are one in billions! Someone has to succeed, so it might as well be you.”—#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
WORLD, I have found my theme music. This isn’t so much about the lyrics as the sound, but the lyrics sure aren’t bad either. Please imagine this playing whenever I enter a room or do something amazing.
Good morning and thank you. A while ago I bought an I ONLY LISTEN TO THE MOUNTAIN GOATS tee and since I've been asked for random high fives and whether or not I am some bizarre goat whisperer. My question is whether the shirt is a binding contract?
It is. However, checking out, digging, grooving on, rocking out to, being moved by to the point of obsession with, or just enjoying other music is still perfectly fine under the terms of the shirt.
Someday my two-line bio for solo appearances, which is a companion piece to the I ONLY LISTEN TO THE MOUNTAIN GOATS shirt/tote bag, will emerge in the wild, and together we will all ponder what the third pillar of my Triforce of Exaggerated Claims ought to be.
I can’t help it with this album. I can’t. There’s something about the lyrics and the yelling that really appeals to my inner 16 year old. But it’s summer and it’s the perfect time for this kind of song, and I apologize to no one.
“I did cry after reading [that] article about me in Politico. I don’t regret admitting I did. The reason I wanted to do this interview is that I think it is important to try to speak very candidly to young women. The most important advice I would still give — and it may seem crazy because I did lose this job I really loved — you have to be an authentic person. I did cry. That is my authentic first reaction. I don’t regret sharing that.”—