I have never been more pretentious than this precise moment: Sipping oolong at a Brooklyn cafe on a worn leather sofa, clad in organic cotton, my Macbook next to me playing Mozart through my rosegold headphones as i take notes on Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson’s World Atlas of Wine and occasionally texting Rachael about the annoying girl across the way talking loudly about her parents’ Ashram. This is who I have become, ladies and gentlemen. Indeed, this is arguably who I have always been.

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Things I Do Not Understand And Definitely Am Not Going To Talk About

thingsidontunderstandand:

  • I can’t wait until we’re 80 to tell you about the time that we were 40 and you broke my heart.

Deeply appreciative of a party where table space is shared by cakes and oysters. Happy happy happy birthday Millicent! #hellobrooklyn #dreamscometrue (at Troost)

Deeply appreciative of a party where table space is shared by cakes and oysters. Happy happy happy birthday Millicent! #hellobrooklyn #dreamscometrue (at Troost)

"

Halfwit, I will conclude.

Things to worry about:
Worry about courage
Worry about cleanliness
Worry about efficiency
Worry about horsemanship
Worry about…

Things not to worry about:
Don’t worry about popular opinion
Don’t worry about dolls
Don’t worry about the past
Don’t worry about the future
Don’t worry about growing up
Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you
Don’t worry about triumph
Don’t worry about failure unless it comes through your own fault
Don’t worry about mosquitoes
Don’t worry about flies
Don’t worry about insects in general
Don’t worry about parents
Don’t worry about boys
Don’t worry about disappointments
Don’t worry about pleasures
Don’t worry about satisfactions

Things to think about:
What am I really aiming at?
How good am I really in comparison to my contemporaries in regard to:

(a) Scholarship
(b) Do I really understand about people and am I able to get along with them?
(c) Am I trying to make my body a useful instrument or am I neglecting it?


With dearest love,
Daddy

"

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s letter to his 11 yr old daughter while at summer camp

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#tbt six years ago I moved to New York with a terrified dog and a loser boyfriend.  We moved into an apartment in far west Soho (neighboring the Holland Tunnel) with some cheap ikea furniture, no a/c, and a shower in the middle of the kitchen. It smelled like butter and garlic constantly, like the French restaurant downstairs. I was thrilled. I got a job as a temp, a waitress, a bartender. I walked around at night with Stella and window shopped at Prada, made friends with bartenders who knew what I drank and let me read in the peace of their noisy bars.  I gained another dog, my Stella gained her confidence, and after far too long, lost the bad boyfriend and a couple of bad jobs. I&#8217;ve met a million new friends, changed boroughs, and am so happy to live in a magical sparkling city where I can have pancakes delivered to my house at any hour of the day. In my new apartment (of the last four years) I have a real bathroom. My shower and I are both exactly where we belong. #newyorkcity #alovestory #happyanniversarytome #home (at La Sirene)

#tbt six years ago I moved to New York with a terrified dog and a loser boyfriend. We moved into an apartment in far west Soho (neighboring the Holland Tunnel) with some cheap ikea furniture, no a/c, and a shower in the middle of the kitchen. It smelled like butter and garlic constantly, like the French restaurant downstairs. I was thrilled. I got a job as a temp, a waitress, a bartender. I walked around at night with Stella and window shopped at Prada, made friends with bartenders who knew what I drank and let me read in the peace of their noisy bars. I gained another dog, my Stella gained her confidence, and after far too long, lost the bad boyfriend and a couple of bad jobs. I’ve met a million new friends, changed boroughs, and am so happy to live in a magical sparkling city where I can have pancakes delivered to my house at any hour of the day. In my new apartment (of the last four years) I have a real bathroom. My shower and I are both exactly where we belong. #newyorkcity #alovestory #happyanniversarytome #home (at La Sirene)

Swimming with the fishes #dandydinner #thesefisharecleanjustpullouttheairsacks #citrusandgarlic #cookingwithconfidenceafteraglassofwine #chefwillwasconsulted

Swimming with the fishes #dandydinner #thesefisharecleanjustpullouttheairsacks #citrusandgarlic #cookingwithconfidenceafteraglassofwine #chefwillwasconsulted

Dinner party prep in full effect. #sweetpearavioli #dandydinner @dandywineshop (at Stella and Broccoli&#8217;s apartment)

Dinner party prep in full effect. #sweetpearavioli #dandydinner @dandywineshop (at Stella and Broccoli’s apartment)

nycgov:

Today is the 11th annual Poem in Your Pocket Day. To celebrate Mayor Bloomberg wrote his own poem called “Artistic Freedom”:

April is the cruelest month, I’ve heard a poet say
But not for me because there’s Poem in Your Pocket Day
Each year, I get to publish my new verse- it’s quite a perk
Too…

I have never known a New York without Mayor Bloomberg.

Not much room for improvement. #bigbuckhunter #annieoakley #gunsandammo #gardenandgun #shotsshotsshotsshotsshots#importantlofeskills #showoff (at Maracuja)

Not much room for improvement. #bigbuckhunter #annieoakley #gunsandammo #gardenandgun #shotsshotsshotsshotsshots#importantlofeskills #showoff (at Maracuja)

dandelionwineshop:

And the Drunkest Neighborhood in Brooklyn Is…. | Brooklyn Abridged
GREAT JOB GREENPOINT!

My Recent Google History: A Brief Autobiography

  • kelly clarkson lip synch
  • why does my heater make that banging sound?
  • beyonce documentary hbo
  • beyonce inauguration 2013 emeralds
  • senator chuck schumer
  • are butane and propane bad for my hair?
  • smoking bacon with corn cobs
  • Sade Bederinwa
  • Dionne’s boyfriend in Clueless
  • orphan annie dumb dog
  • what are bit torrents?
  • sour mix
  • eagle eye cherry
  • in time of daffodils e.e. cummings (x13)
  • peter luger menu
  • matching pajamas for me and my dogs
  • Amaranth
  • hipster wine
  • mara hoffman shawl collar coat (x32)
  • crystal meth effects
  • notorious b.i.g. champagne
  • kanye riesling
  • mariah carey christmas on vinyl
  • new york yankees pajamas
Love you, babe. Was a fun ride tonight, all three blocks.  (at Stella and Broccoli&#8217;s apartment)

Love you, babe. Was a fun ride tonight, all three blocks. (at Stella and Broccoli’s apartment)