Heat; The Valley
We’ve got our entire apartment closed up tight, and we’re pushing precious cold air only through the vents of our living room to minimize our energy use. Only the barest sliver of sunlight is coming through the back balcony’s sliding glass doors: and yet standing in that single patch of sunlit carpet is almost IMPOSSIBLE — it’s hot as beach sand. You can’t stand...
Other reasons why I am not really that fun to hang...
Instead of going out to an awesome event with our friends last night, the boyfriend and I had a few beers too early in the evening and passed out in a sweaty heap on the couch while watching Ben-Hur. (We did both have to work early yesterday morning, but here/there=neither.) I woke up this morning to like five angry text messages (josephgarcia in particular is skilled at text-based...
The kind of Trader Joe's shopper I am
The kind that gets there right at nine when it opens and says things like “I prefer to make vodka sauce myself” very loudly to the cashiers.
“Chest Fever,” The Band Garth Hudson...
I have the day off today
How early is too early to go to the 7-11 for rolling papers?
Just tried to play Rock Band...
…for the first time in a few months. I wouldn’t recommend it. Basically I’m now convinced I have multiple sclerosis. Or muscular dystrophy. Or whatever. Fail. Huge, huge fail.
Things Tumblr Has Taught Me:
Pictures of adorable kittens work well when you are attempting to reward co-workers for their collaborative spirit.
Worth the Drive: UCB Goes to Solvang! →
(via sitko) I once almost got into a fistfight with a Danish lady shopkeeper in Solvang. She was being a racist!! Anyway. At least I bought some akvavit off of her, although she made fun of me when I couldn’t pronounce it.
MOMS! And Money.
Is it strange I’m 29 years old and yet my parents still have access to my bank account? (They signed me up for a checking account when I was 17 and my information has been linked to theirs ever since.) It’s very convenient for those times when they want to donate to the cause of Carrie Being Awesome! (Came in handy during the Great Unemployment Crisis of 2009 — although parental...
jonahray: THE MAE SHI - Lamb And Lion I tend to...
Diablo Cody Adapting Sweet Valley High →
sarahluz: I mean…this COULD be amazing. I was such a SVH dork in middle school. Has anything ever been simultaneously so good and so horrible? RIGHT?????
'La Soga': The inside scoop on murder and... →
(via honorstudent) This is cool, but why does Patrick Goldstein keep saying “in the Dominican” instead of “in the DR”??? Silly!!!
Find LA Food Trucks - Track all LA gourmet food... →
(via tumblangeles) SERVICEY!!!
No Words. None.
The Rogue Film School will be in the form of weekend seminars held by Werner Herzog in person at varying locations and at infrequent intervals. The number of participants will be limited. Locations and dates will be announced on this website and Werner Herzog’s website: www.wernerherzog.com approximately 12 weeks in advance. The Rogue Film School will not teach anything technical...
When I am asked if I like LA and reply that I do, it is common for my...– A Tale of Two Cities By Stephen Fry (via k8-marie) (via soupsoup)
Adventures in ambien
natashavc: “Natasha, are you drinking the wine your mother and I brought back from Santa Barbara?” “No.” LIE “What are you doing then?” “Just looking for something to go with these pickles.”
OHHH SWEET MYSTERY OF LIFE AT LAST I'VE FOUND YOU
My computer is back, and running awesomely for only $250, thanks to Alhambra Computer Repair (a bit of a drive but worth it); the guy* totally fixed my computer, mirrored & upgraded my hard drive, and did an optimum-performance reboot so I can devote the rest of my weekend hours to what’s really important, which is SIMS 3. Also related! My iPhone took a digital poo and shut down...
Nevertheless, the pedantic branch of academia, the... →
It does not bespeak great wisdom to call the film The Bad Lieutenant, and I only agreed to make the film after William (Billy) Finkelstein, the screenwriter, who had seen a film of the same name from the early nineties, had given me a solemn oath that this was not a remake at all. But the film industry has its own rationale, which in this case was the speculation of some sort of franchise. I have...
tesslynch: liana: Here’s The Rig, a cutting satire of the 2008 Republican National Convention. Just kidding! It’s actually a sci-fi thriller directed by Peter Atencio, and it looks moody and scary as hell. (via goldenfiddle) Peter Atencio’s pretty cool. I fully endorse Peter Atencio.