Runner Up High of 2008 →
Willing this year to be Thailand, Brazil or New Zealand. I’m dreaming big, so even if I fall short I’ll land somewhere between here and there.
out in the West Texas town of El Paso
onefootinthegrave: the Pittsburgh Panthers are playing the Oregon State Beavers. I could make some euphemism about my school’s coming victory, but really, I’m bigger than that. who am I kidding? We’re gonna lick those Beavers! Verne Lundquist is announcing. The man is an American Treasure. …I fell in love with a Mexican girl (that’s me!) and I’m IN El Paso. funny.
The sky is just as big as it ever was, but the margin for error has shrunk. And...– From The Devil at 37,000 Feet in January’s Vanity Fair on the Amazon plane crash. This is a captivating read. Only, as I learned the hard way, I recommend reading it AFTER you’ve flown back from the holiday.
willing good things to come my way
they have to. there is no other choice.
Games I managed to guilt my family & friends into playing with me on this, the day/party of my birth: scrabble, duck duck goose, the “who am I game,” salad bowl and wii tennis! We also had funfetti cake (my fave) & s’mores!
If someone makes a charitable donation in your name, can you regift it?– Pedna
high: playing with cousins. six feet under. wii. rum cake. presence of a particular loved one. low: generic christmas texts. draaaaama :)
"I also worry that if aid groups paid executives... →
It is frightening that such a deeply dysfunctional reality is acceptable enough to print in the Times.
…not to mention Tumblr’s viral popularity as the liberal elite’s platform...– Fresh Inc.
I am STILL at work. In 10 hours I have to be back here. This is what I get for pretending I’m in still in college and taking a 2-week vacation. NEVER AGAIN.
What if Bristol’s kid is five days late and is born on Christmas? The wingnuts...– Caroline McCarthy
not much to say as of late.
If the guy you steppin’ with doesn’t treat you like the most beautiful woman in...– Veruca
I would love to come to this meeting at the White House, but I actually have a...– Defense Secretary Robert Gates to White House Schedulers - NYTimes.com
She threw her drink, her glass, and then her purse at him – if there had been a...– Junot Diaz, from The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
I am not religious, nor am I of the Baha’i faith, so I can’t figure out why I can’t stop listening to this song.
September 11, of course, changed the building more than anything. It’s not just...– Because Just When You Take the Empire State Building for Granted, It Seduces You Again Reasons to Love New York 2008 - New York Magazine
But the communal compulsion is an amazingly hopeful phenomenon, no matter what...– Because Every Once in a While, There Is Dancing in the Streets Reasons to Love New York 2008-NY Mag
mikehudack: langer: Just got a call from a friend in D.C. who’s privy to some of the finer logistics of inaugural event planning, and apparently if only a million people show up to the Mall (a low-end estimate) there will be a ratio of roughly 6,800 people to each portable toilet.
My apartment is like a museum to the American childhood I never had.– Fe La Chila
It remained unclear who on Bushes guest list outranked the incoming President.– Sorry, We’re Booked, White House Tells Obamas -NYTimes
low: I fired someone. high: I recruited my favorite past assistant to come back and work for me.
War is a jarring experience. Your kids are living it out, and you’ve...– Michael Ware’s Tortured World: “I Am Not The Same Fucking Person”