Wednesday, October 30, 2013

"Too much on my mind,
Too much on my mind,
Too much on my mind,
Too much on my...
Here I am thinking again."

From the song When I Wake Up by Jill Scott.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sometimes, I wake up in the morning feeling so inadequate and like such a failure.

Monday, October 28, 2013

"Pizza Hut, with its strange roof, like a paper boat turned upside down and worn as a hat, seemed European and glamorous. It suggested a world where people were happy, where they lived a life that was better than mine."

From the essay, Butter, written by Akhil Sharma in the November 4, 2013 issue of The New Yorker.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Someone pass the bone marrow.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

"The most intriguing flavors hide out in Khe-Yo's sauces. Grilled black bass that comes to the table with its blackened head staring up like a totem is ordinary until you wrap it in lettuce with a funky, salty ham of tamrind and peanuts. This makes it great. A similar transformation happens when you dip the sesame beef jerky in a thick paste of assorted dried smoked chilies pounded with a galangal. The condiment is as dark and gloss as shoe polish, and the peppers contribute both fruitiness and spice that make it wonderfully complex."

From the October 16, 2013 New York Times Dining Section restaurant review, The Crunchy Lure of Southeast Asia, by Pete Wells.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"Zoe: How can you be such a bitch?
Madison: Because I understand people."

Said by characters in American Horror Story: The Coven. Season 3, Episode 2.

Monday, October 14, 2013

"What lessons do we learn from Anne Frank?"

From the October 14, 2013 New York Times article, Playing Cat and Mouse With Searing History: Museum of Tolerance Inaugurates an Anne Frank Exhibition, by Edward Rothstein.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Good stuff at dinner with Judy and Junho.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

"Free yourself,
That leash is long long long..."

From the song Buried Alive by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

"You can go your own way!
Go your own way,
You can call it another lonely day."

From the song Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac.

Friday, October 04, 2013

"I was defiant. Hell-bent on surviving. On making it. But it was hard and it was lonely, and I had to dare myself every day to keep going. Sometimes I would play the victim and cry in my shoe box of a bedroom with a window that faced a wall, watching the pigeons shit on my windowsill. And I wondered if it was all worth it, but then I would pull myself together and look at a postcard of Frida Kahlo taped to my wall, and the sight of her mustache consoled me. Because she was an artist who didn't care what people thought. I admired her. She was daring. People gave her a hard time. Life gave her a hard time. If she could do it, then so could I."

Said by and written by Madonna in the November 2013 issue of Harper's Bazaar.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

I've really come to learn that the types of crazy people on NYC buses are quite different than the types of crazy people on the NYC subway.