Log in

No account? Create an account

I know that a lot of what I say has been lifted off of men's room walls

Maybe I've crossed the wrong rivers and walked down all the wrong halls

Johnny Mathis vs. Diet Pepsi
When you fall into the trap of viewing your life as a kind of long, boring movie you associate great significance with times and places in which you forgot your lines, or were just plain scripted to fail. You think of these times and places as turning points in which, for one instant, a lifelong dream stuck its big toe out of the surreality of your water glass and you could've grabbed it, you could've, you wish you had, but you didn't. And so you remember the beauty of that toe and daydream about the whole different life and the whole different you that was attached to it like a leg leading to hips to a chest and arms and to a head, all hiding, all could've been but wasn't.
-Michael Buckley

What most observers failed to perceive in him was something quite bafflingly simple-a love of quietness, contemplation, and being alone.
-James Hilton

Odilon Redon
"a catastrophic success", 700 hobo names, acc basketball, affective forecasting, alexandro jodorowsky, alice and john coltrane, all kinds of cheese, altoids, alton brown, asimov's foundation series, astro city, barbara kruger, barney the cat, battlestar galactica, billy idol's menacing sneer, bowling, breakfast for dinner, buddy holly, changing lightbulbs sans ladder, chapel hill, charlie kaufman, chess, chester brown, chinese buffets, chopin played by pollini, chris thompson's bands, clarinex, criticism as inspiration, cutting my own hair, damn fool idealistic crusades, dc comics, diane renay, dictionaries, echo and the bunnymen, edward weston, every band on merge, farel dalrymple, frank herbert's dune, fugazi, graham greene, great pyrenees mountain dogs, hayao miyazaki, huevos con chorizo, huevos rancheros, illegal-art.org, infp, iron chef hiroyuki sakai, jack kirby's fourth world, james bond, jeffrey brown, jerry orbach's eyebrows, johnny cash, jon stewart, joss whedon's oeuvre, julia scheeres, kids in the hall, kuchina polska, latin, law and order, leave it to beaver, leonard cohen, lewis black, liberating canaries, linguistics, little rage, love not given lightly, low, macaroni and cheese, mark kozelek's bands, mary poppins, mervyn peake, metro-north railroad, michael chabon, michael gondry, monty python's flying circus, mowing the grass, my name is earl, nate powell, nick drake, odilon redon, pathetic hindsight, patton oswalt, paul feig, pie with whipped cream, planetary, poutine, rainy days, rick moody, road trips, rolling up my shirtsleeves, rome, ruth harkness, salmon, sam cooke, scrabble, serge gainsbourg, sex, shannon wright, sheer radicalness, shy/asshole confusion, songs from north carolina, sonic youth, southern cooking, star wars, stay free!, sudoku, swimming, talking to myself, the bobby fuller four, the daily show, the dirty three, the escapist, the extinction of bananas, the incredible string band, the kinks, the mountain goats, the office, the perry bible fellowship, the simpsons, the wedding present, toes in wet sand, tragedy begins at home, true multi-party democracies, tullycraft, unc, understanding is overrated, unrest, voting my conscience, werewhales, wes anderson, wheezing, when "alternative" meant something, witty stage banter, wxyc, yann tiersen, yao ming, young's double chocolate stout,