Listening to TVotR obviously and getting really stoked. Just so you know i am...– Miss Mary Childs (tv on the radio in a week and a day. i can’t wait!)
We have a history of, you know, first we eat only grapefruits. Then we decide...– Ruth Reichl on dieting. [complete Ruth Reichl interview on Fresh Air here] (via nprfreshair)
How can all these things happen to just one person?– Grant Carey as David Huxley, Bringing Up Baby my favorite movie of all time.
i tried to find something pink to wear today
but i don’t own very many pink garments. i got the all clear from my doctor. no more cancer! i figured that would be the results of my biopsy last week (oh yeah, i had a biopsy last week). after everything i’ve done this summer to get rid it, i better not have cancer anymore… but hearing it from my doctor was pretty great. i have a lot of things to say about a lot of things...
so this is what mtv thinks about greenpoint? are they out of touch, or am i? it’s been years (years) since I’ve had cable or watched mtv.
The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to...– John Updike
How Mayor Bloomberg Got Hurricane Irene Right --... →
So, there was that
Irene was wet, and she looked scary but Irene had a soft-spot for NYC. We got some rain, my apartment leaked, and then she was gone. I know other cities didn’t fare as well, and I feel a little guilty about that because all the attention was on New York… but I guess that’s how things go. I hope everybody is doing ok… The high point: Remembering how much I love to cook,...
There is water pouring through cracks in the...
Me: It turns out I have no idea how to weatherproof these windows.
Josh: Of course you don't. Who does? Just embrace it. Like Waterworld.
Me: I can't make it stop.
Josh: I saw something earlier about rats the size of dogs in Brooklyn. If I ever saw one I would jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. Because after that there's no reason to stay.
New York is the greatest city in the world and we will weather this storm.– Mayor Bloomberg, in the most matter-of-fact tone I’ve ever heard… Not trying to be inspirational, just stating the truth ALSO Mayor Bloomberg just pledged to give the mole people “the support they deserve”. I think I’m gonna cry.
Hurricane Irene Tracking Map - NYTimes.com →
like watching paint dry
hurricane preparedness, pt. 2
Now I’ve gone overboard. I have enough cured meat and pre-washed fruit to last me on a long voyage at sea aaaaaand I have a massive amount of ingredients for a large stack of recipes…shortribs are slow-cooking. dinner is going to be delicious… plus csa snacks like tomato tarts and broccoli rabe pizza… and plum cake… and apple fritters… so much wine…...
I can't believe
that the most useful person on my twitter feed right now is Sam Sifton. This really must be the apocalypse.
The city that never sleeps is being forced to take a long nap.– Just the beginning of cheesy transition lines from the Weather Channel today, I’m afraid
of this storm, of getting sick again, of everything. at 5:40 in the morning i should obviously be asleep. instead i’ve been straightening my apartment (as if i don’t have a whole weekend ahead), reading cookbooks (cover to cover) and pacing. also watching several episodes of “the new adventures of old christine”. don’t judge. i haven’t had to be alone very...
booze (none of which was purchased for the storm) *note: I don’t think I have a drinking problem. I just really don’t often drink at home unless I’m throwing a party… and it’s been a while. nineteen bottles (one of which was discovered between my couch cushions tonight) and one half box of wine (equivalent to two bottles) 1/2 a bottle of white rum from two summers...
Go get some. Steal shit from the bar. Never too early to loot. As long as...– Josh’s sage advice
Interviewer: What’s your biggest concern? Coastal Geographer Nicholas Coch: The New Yorker. Interviewer: Why? Coastal Geographer Nicholas Coch: Because they don’t listen. You can always tell a New Yorker… but you can’t tell them very much.