I took eight piano lessons when I was eight years...
and I’d like to get back into it. Anyone know a good piano teacher who won’t mind that I don’t own a piano?
“For Emma, Forever Ago” - Bon Iver ...
“Bloodbuzz, Ohio” - The National I...
I don’t understand why I’m not dead. When your heart breaks, you should die. But...– “Angels in America” - Tony Kushner
Salt In The Wound
Pete (a regular at the bar): Hey Stace!
Stacey: Hey Pete! How are ya?
Pete: I'm great! How are you? How's the boyfriend? Still with him?
Stacey: We broke up.
Pete: ...You're shitting me.
Pete: Oh fuck. Recently?
Pete: Shit. Well now this is really awkward.
Stacey: It is. So I'm going to pound this beer and you're going to come back in 10 minutes when I'm less bitter.
An Open Letter To The Hammered Guy Who Doesn't...
Dear THGWDKWHI, No, you cannot have a wristband that more or less gives you access to an open bar. You’re hammered. You don’t know where you are. Go home. Kisses! - Stacey
Justin and I were at the gym yesterday because….when you’re unemployed you have a lot of free time, so you might as well get into some semblance of shape. The gym we’re at does a “Member Appreciation Day” once a month where they give discounts on things they don’t normally give them on, have raffles, and put out healthy snacks for the gym members. They also...
I have never been big on celebrating my birthday.
In grade school, I was not particularly popular, so my options as far as party invitees was significantly less than pretty much everyone else’s. This was also the case in junior high and high school. Also, the actual date of my birthday is not particularly memorable. People forget it ALL the time. I used to have it built into my old email address so that no one would have an excuse because...
and despite what all the studies had shown,
what’s mistaken for closeness is just a case of mitosis. (via: inennui)
Hey, nerds! Who’s got two thumbs, speaks limited French, and hasn’t cried once...– Liz Lemon, 30 Rock (via vneckandacardigan)
I am trying my guts out. The sheer fact that I have NOT had a nervous breakdown in the last three days should be grounds for some kind of weird recognition.
But I can’t keep no secrets I wish that you would always stay– “Laundry Room” - The Avett Brothers
The Pantone Hotel →
So amazing, I might throw up.
Things I Am Good At Doing:
More than one of you lovely lovely LOVELY people have asked what the crap it is that I do - job-wise. So uh, here’s what I can do: I am an account person. I am a marketing/advertising/branding person. I have managed a seriously gigantic automotive brand on a national, regional and local scale - maintaining the integrity of the brand and helping retailers come up with creative ways to move...
Ride Of Silence →
Honoring those who have been hurt or injured in bike/motorcycle vs. car accidents. Departs from Daley Plaza at 7pm.
Apply for marketing/ad account jobs like a motherfucker. I have no actual idea how a motherfucker would do ANYTHING, let alone apply for jobs, but I will figure it out. Buy some shorts. Because I have…two pairs that do not say “ILLINOIS” across the ass. BE OUTSIDE Gape at this.
I need a pair of those black yoga-style pants to...
“Beauty” - The Shivers Oh god, they’re so...
“Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton”...
If you’re an actual Cubs fan, good for you. You’re one in ten. The...– John Darnielle (If you were lucky enough to be at “Breast Fest” at the ATC in North Center, Chicago - you heard this rant, along with Darnielle’s manifesto about why he likes “The Sign” and covers of “Rainbow In The Dark” and “Boys Are Back In...
“U.R.A. Fever” - The Kills Go ahead...
Cookies and Salad Dressing
Marcus: "Road To Perdition" is on.
Stacey: Never saw it. But Tom Hanks's moustache is gross as hell in it.
Marcus: Yeah, but he's such a badass in it.
Stacey: Really? I have a hard time thinking of "Forrest Gump" as a badass.
Marcus: It's pretty cool actually. It's got Daniel Craig, Tom Hanks and the dude with the cookies.
Stacey: The dude with the cookies?
Marcus: And salad dressings!
Stacey: Oh my god are you talking about Paul Newman?
New David Simon Project To Investigate Happy,... →
inennui: NEW YORK—Speaking at an HBO press junket Monday, acclaimed writer-producer David Simon, creator of the gritty urban dramas The Wire and Treme, announced that his next project will be an epic, multilayered examination of the contented and comfortable streets of suburban Wilmette, IL. According to Simon, the sprawling new series, tentatively titled The Township, will offer a searing...
A Handy List Of All The Farmers' Markets In... →
“This Blackest Purse” - Why? Mom, am...