Friday, March 29, 2019

Always have episodes of Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa downloaded and ready to watch on your phone for emergencies.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

"We're on a night flight.
Set the controls to star light."

From the song Night Flight by Franc Moody.
Yes, I'll play the game.
The weather here in New York has gotten warmer, and winter now is officially dunzo. I definitely won't miss feeling smothered in the subway by everyone's large coats and puffy jackets, so goodbye freezing temperatures and hello spring.

I recently just got a Spotify account and my world has been turned upside down from it. I also just got my hair permed after more than a decade of always having a short fade, and that's been a much needed change as well. I stopped getting hair cuts back in November and just let it grow for a few months. It felt funny to feel it down to the tops of my ears, but for the first time in my adult life it didn't bother me. It was nice though to get a trim this past weekend when I got my perm. The perming solution smell from the salon is faint but still there.

Monday, March 25, 2019

"I may know the word,
but not say it."

From the song I May Know the Word by Natalie Merchant.
Give me a life without the bells and whistles, for even its proclamation brings a commitment I no longer see having value.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

"I don't think clay has any nationality, right? Because it's a material that has been used for thousands of years by people before there were even nations."

Said by ceramic artist Carlomagno Pedro Martínez in the show Craft in America. Episode Neighbors.
"My work came out of a question of, 'what are you bringing to the table?'"

Said by ceramic artist Gerardo Monterrubio in the show Craft in America. Episode Neighbors.
That's so funny.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

"You were,
all I could see."

From the song Seven Years by Natalie Merchant.
"How did I love you?
There was no measuring."

From the song Seven Years by Natalie Merchant.
Numbers numb.
I was on the front end of the subway platform early yesterday evening waiting for the train, when two baby rats closely following a parent suddenly appeared on the lower track. They were so cute, and while seeing a rat by itself is no big deal, something about the three of them together made me think aww. It also became the conversation starter from the only other person there who saw it, a friendly grandpa nearby. He eventually ended up saying how much he regretted not taking a photo of it.
I'd like to write a 6,000 word profile on that person, please.
Self-help vs Motivational
Spring in March
AC on the Subway is the first of the season,
like hotels near the seas in,
tropical weather that gives a good reason,
to be somewhere you won't freeze in.
Because on the train there's no ease in,
just make room and squeeze in!
It's gorgeous at 5:30pm on a Sunday.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Cure. Rage.
"With love, with patience, and with faith,
she'll make her way."

From the song Wonder by Natalie Merchant.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

"Girl, you are rich,
even with nothing."

From the song It's Only Love That Gets You Through by Sade.
Give me a NO, and I will turn it into something beautiful and electrifying.