Shut up, shut up. I am dreaming of places where lovers have wings.– Sunset Rubdown
“I don’t mind the weather. I’ve...
adventures in working retail: holiday book drive
When I got to work today, I saw I had to work behind register, which I wasn’t too thrilled about, but I hadn’t been back there in a while and I was coming off of having a real weekend! Saturday AND Sunday off. So I was trying to stay positive when the lead cashier told me another thing to add to our never ending check-out spiel. A pitch to get people to buy a book at the register to...
W. W. Norton: Hades' Pitch →
wwnorton: If I could just touch your ankle, he whispers, there on the inside, above the bone—leans closer, breath of lime and pepper—I know I could make love to you. She considers this, secretly thrilled, though she wasn’t quite sure what he meant. He was good with words, words that went straight to…
Thanks to all of Steve, Katie, Ian and Andrew I am all moved in to my new place. Maybe you will get a pic or two when I finish unpacking. I might have unpacked everything yesterday except for a nap monster that attacked me and sent me on a three and a half hour voyage. The important thing to note here, is that that nap was taken in my bed. I also slept in my bed last night and a nap. This is the...
‘Some other time certainly,’ said Jack. ’ But tonight is Guy Fawkes’ Eve, and...– Patrick O’Brian, The Truelove (via wwnorton)
We have divided among us, like thieves, the treasure of nights and days.– Jorge Luis Borges, from “Remorse for Any Death,” trans. W. S. Merwin in Selected Poems (via proustitute)
Memory is not frozen, it’s very much alive, it moves, it changes.– Louis Malle (via proustitute)
Our real life was in some shared head space; our bodies were just the place we...– Anne Enright, The Forgotten Waltz
I generally think customers don’t want to be nickled and dimed.– You can say that again. The head of retail products at Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial Services, on the news that big banks have backtracked on their plan to charge monthly debit fees. (WSJ)
I want to live, and live, and live, and have kisses and love, jobs and books,...
that you could also hire someone to drive your uhaul when renting one.
Why don’t you tell me that ‘if the girl had been worth having, she’d have waited...– F. Scott Fitzgerald