[Balloon On A Broken String - Boy Least Likely To]
A friend called to tell me that the Weatherman said: 70 degrees and warm sunshine a good day for swimming. But i was sleeping already, in the chair by the window with the curtains drawn shut. And—oh! the television—i left it on in the adjacent room, Talking heads, Talking with walls about wars and the prices of oil but more importantly, perhaps, the folly of a film goddess whose...
Unusual (and fun!) Date Ideas
oncealways: Go on a search for as many good climbing trees as possible, climb as high as you both can in all of them, compile photo evidence Go to a major chain bookstore, and leave notes to future readers in copies of your favorite books Have her dress up as a ghost and you dress uup us Pacman. Walk around downtown holding hands, and whenever anyone sees you two, pretend to be embarrassed,...
[I Am Trying To Break Your Heart - Wilco]
[Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken - Camera...
nobody loses all the time
nobody loses all the time i had an uncle named Sol who was a born failure and nearly everybody said he should have gone into vaudeville perhaps because my Uncle Sol could sing McCann He Was A Diver on Xmas Eve like Hell Itself which may or may not account for the fact that my Uncle Sol indulged in that possibly most inexcusable of all to use a highfalootin phrase luxuries that is or to ...
The Double-Tongued Dictionary →
wordjournal: “The Double-Tongued Dictionary records undocumented or under-documented words from the fringes of English, with a focus on slang, jargon, and new words.” whimperative: n. a command or request phrased as a polite or indirect question; also, wh-imperative. floater: n. a person who files down or smooths horse teeth; a tool used for such a task. piquerism: n. the derivation of...
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of...– Albert Einstein.
wordjournal: noun • a look shared by two people with each wishing that the other will initiate something that both desire but which neither one wants to start. The word is from the Yaghan language, and its morphological structure is as follows: mam- (reflexive/passive morph.) + -ihlapi- ‘to be at a loss as to what to do next’ + -n- (stative aspect affix) + -ata- (achievement affix) + -apai...
[These Days (Jackson Browne cover) - St. Vincent]
And she might’ve been right for once when she told me I should live a little. But believe me, I think living is what brought me here in the first place. Sometimes a strech of highway and songs from your youth are enough for an hour or so. Especially before watching a drag show. Lastly, I know I haven’t really acted like myself, but at least I’m aware of what that is most...
wordjournal: noun • /ˈatəˌraksē/ • a state of serene calmness; stoical indifference. adjectival forms: ataractic or ataraxic
Treehouse - I’m From Barcelona
There were two dozen orange and yellow balloons, a pinata, hats and blowers, cake and ice cream. And at the last minute, I found an assortment of people to attend. Sometimes things don’t go as planned. But most of the time, I think, things turn out all right. My mom just called from her new home in Colorado. She gets free minutes after nine o’clock in the evening. That’s...
If you are not happy here and now, you never will be.– Taisen Deshimaru
wordjournal: noun • the urge to spend money
Fear comes from this selfish idea of cutting one’s self off from the...– Swami Vivekananda
Partly Cloudy, 43° F
It’s not even nine o’clock, but I’m thinking of going to bed. This, of course, is highly unusual because normally I don’t fall asleep until after midnight. Today I bought: 1. One giant sketch pad (gift)……….27.50 2. Oil pastels (gift)……………………..4.99 3. Watercolors...
News From Your Bed - Bishop Allen