Italics Mine

April 18, 2014 | 09:51 PM | 15 notes

Friday Night Profundities

1. Patrick calls Game of Thrones “Thrame of Gones.” We don’t watch it so we hate it.

2.  Next Thursday I am taking a social media hiatus for about 3 weeks.  On Monday I go to Ucross in Wyoming for 10 days to write and watch cows and write some more.

3. Today Bean asked if he could go with me to Wyoming and it nearly broke my heart. But then I remembered how annoying “What Does the Fox Say?” is, and I thought about how essential and wonderful the time away will be. But also: hard.  He will grow so much in the time I’m away!  Who cares about writing when you have a human to take care of and love love love?  (I do…?)

4. I am so sick of the internet and yet I am addicted to it. Am so close to deleting all accounts forever and living in the woods wearing a sage brush bikini. Imagine my brain on that life!

5. Patrick is having another knee surgery in June, and he can barely walk now.  My poor baby.

6. I wore my padded bra to the LA Times Festival of Books and I think it gave me a little oomph on my panel. Especially when I said, “I like to play a little game called, ‘What Russian mini-mart was torn down to build this condo?’”  The discussion was about LA, of course.

7. So many bad tattoos at the Ace in Palm Springs.

8.  One of my interests: Britons in California swimming pools.

9. I got some linen pants from Victoria Secret’s and I love them. Also, this top from Everlane.

10. When I take my internet hiatus you should too.

April 18, 2014 | 09:37 PM | 10 notes

places to write happily

is-or-ought:

A hotel room in Amsterdam after a splendid breakfast, with music from home on the headphones, sunlight and breeze outside the window, while A walks around the city taking pictures of love locks on a bridge, men on rooftops and a store that sells only antique globes. The first writing I’ve done on this trip. Our apartment in Paris was impeccably quiet but it turns out I like the sound of enterprise — house keeping, some guys with drills fixing a window — outside the room.

I love thinking about my students/friends/colleagues writing work that I will get to read very soon!

April 18, 2014 | 06:51 PM | 37 notes
acehotel:

Mark Mothersbaugh is making Ace Hotel’s pool an art installation for Desert Gold. He’s also making this kid an art installation, apparently. Stay gold this weekend, now.
Safe and Gold. 

Are you saying we missed Mark by two days?!

acehotel:

Mark Mothersbaugh is making Ace Hotel’s pool an art installation for Desert Gold. He’s also making this kid an art installation, apparently. Stay gold this weekend, now.

Safe and Gold. 

Are you saying we missed Mark by two days?!

April 18, 2014 | 10:18 AM | 42 notes
littlebrown:

It’s the peep apocalypse, and these young love birds have a little chickadee on the way. 
Sound interesting (minus the peeps)? Then check out California by italicsmine

My editor Allie Sommer made this. She’s basically the best editor ever.

littlebrown:

It’s the peep apocalypse, and these young love birds have a little chickadee on the way.

Sound interesting (minus the peeps)? Then check out California by italicsmine

My editor Allie Sommer made this. She’s basically the best editor ever.

April 18, 2014 | 09:59 AM | 151 notes
How to Deal With Professional Jealousy: A Primer

katiecoyle:

One day in your life, or perhaps every day, you will discover that someone has succeeded in the exact avenue in which you desire to succeed. Said usurper of your dreams might be a friend or a nemesis; perhaps they are a ghost who lives inside Twitter making up facts about themselves designed…

I’m doing that cake thing.

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