September 29, 2017
But I will, & hope to come out of it refreshed.
A year ago we were just about to elect a woman president, or so I believed. And now, it's a "disaster day to day," as my old high-school & lifetime friend Becky says. "How can people still be in denial?"
It feels selfish & counterproductive to take so much time off to pray but if it renews my commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world), it'll be worth it.
September 28, 2017
September 27, 2017
I'll write fast & save often.
I love the Ludlow 99¢ store. Today I bought toilet paper, kleenex, hair ties, epsom salts, shampoo, washcloths, mouthwash (to soak my mouthguard) & what else? All for $28. Along the way got to hang with Jasmine at the hotel ("Hi, Varda's sister!") & the 99¢ lady.
Some work, a day off from karate, babysitting later. It's a wonderful life.
September 26, 2017
are supposed to pretend
they are listening
and only then ignore
you and write
their stupid summons
September 25, 2017
I'm not really a good fighter. My only strength is that I'm not afraid to get hit or to fight anybody at all. I don't know why but I always believe (all evidence to the contrary) that I belong in there. Not even believe—I think it's more that I don't think about it. They're there, I'm there, let's go!
September 24, 2017
Also finished the last evening of testing for my third-degree black belt in karate, which I will receive a week from today. Grateful to be part of the process with many friends & supporters, & glad it's over & I can rest up + get back to my usual routine.
September 20, 2017
September 18, 2017
Usually I sub in decaf & it's gradual but I didn't get to Porto Rico yet & now YK is less than 2 weeks away.
I may start retoxing early this year.
Like, this morning.
September 17, 2017
"Mrs. Satterthwaite interested herself — it was the only interest she had — in handsome, thin, and horribly disreputable young men."
"[Sylvia's] very oval, regular face had an expression of virginal lack of interest such as used to be worn by fashionable Paris courtesans a decade before that time."
Either you like sentences like these & want more (800 pages more, in fact) or you don't & you close Parade's End after the first 2 pages.
September 15, 2017
September 14, 2017
2) My book is fatter than your book but
3) You are fatter than me
4) Stay on your side of the bed
5) Your belongings stay on your side of the bed/room/closet/shelf
a. My side is bigger than yours
b. My dick is bigger than yours.
c. My naps are longer than yours.
6) No facial masks
a. No funny makeup
b. No strange hairdos
c. No unusual hats
7) Half your dinner is mine
a. Ditto coffee (milk no sugar)
b. Also $$, shirts, etc.
8. Tidy at all times!
9) Fuck you
10) See what you made me do
transcribed by Elinor Nauen
September 12, 2017
My neighborhood in general is so familiar that it's hard to startle me into seeing it differently. (more…)
September 11, 2017
A fun show, on Allen & Delancey, & then we had paratha tacos & felt like we were Somewhere Else.
September 10, 2017
We printed, what?, 50 copies? 100 tops. Who knew that almost 40 years later we would be considered "the punk magazine" (Eileen Myles) & worthy of scholarly research. That KOFF would exist at all beyond us occasionally remembering we published the first-ever poetry magazine with nude male centerfolds of poets. And not the only! Someone since us did a much more (MUCH MORE) tasteful & artistic calendar of beautiful young English poets in the Lake District.
Ahem, I've only read the chapter about us, but I can assure you the whole book is totally worth reading!
September 8, 2017
I kept thinking I'd look into chaga, & I do like the name ("Hi, this is my daughter Chaga") but I have zero interest in herbs, unguents & the like.
I will post this on one of those days when inspiration has fallen below the minimum..... So if you are reading this, you should probably send me doughnuts or something.
September 7, 2017
I checked out Trollope’s How We Live Now
& am quite excited to start on it.
I seem to be a hypochondriac.
But maybe I do have cancer.
I eat like a pig and I lose weight and lose weight.
Who wouldn’t worry
with a best friend who’s (more…)
September 6, 2017
September 5, 2017
Oh, stop signs.
September 4, 2017
The bus driver said, “I don’t know! They get on & then they get off... Was it something I said?”
As we pulled up to the end of the route. I stood up and said, “It was something you said.”
September 1, 2017
I still can't articulate what grips me so much.