"Mrs. Dalloway" at 88 →
For Woolf, suicide was a decision and could be a rational one. Crying about this article (and enjoying some fun trivia!).
Help I just started re-re-re-re-reading the Letters to the Editors of Women’s Magazines that Edith Zimmerman wrote for the Awl a million years ago, and Kelly and his friend are watching the Che Guevara movie they’ve seen a million times and feel so serious about, and I can’t stop laughing and they don’t think it’s funny.
I passed out in the shower today! I am giving up...
shloobykitten: About me: winter thighs in a summer dress. I’ve never heard a sentence that describes my aesthetic so perfectly!
Yesterday I bought a Fest ticket and booked the hotel, which means I’m owed money by three boys who are not really known for being responsible, one of whom just lost his job. Still, it’s a promise: something to look forward to, something to plan for, and something that suggests to the universe that I know I’ll be okay by then. I will save enough money and I will work hard enough to take two weeks...
brandnewswastikas: “Yeah, my thighs touch. They touch the sides of your man’s head when he’s jaw-deep in my puss tank,” she said to the girl who had been making fun of her for being fat. The girl was shocked. She had not anticipated such a biting, venomous retort. “Yikes,” the fat girl continued. “Did I just say ‘puss tank?’ That’s crazy. I mean vaginal opening. I really should have just said...
“I mean, maybe it’s better if we can’t stay in the Holiday Inn, because after Madeline gets blackout and disappears, and I break a window, and Kelly is just swinging and missing with every girl in sight, we have a place to go.”
You like Bridget, you think you care deeply for her, maybe love her—but this is...– It’s important that I reread Rob Roberge’s 3-part Rumpus article Your Life in Sex, Drugs, and Rock N Roll every couple of months, so if you missed it the first time I posted it, here it is again.
Hey this album is 10 years old today and...
things to feel okay about
that new Front Bottoms song exists you make less money now but your roommate just got laid off so together you will have an exciting journey into spending way less money like cooking cheap stuff and drinking less you should be drinking less anyway because lately you’re not great at it and maybe you’ll figure out how to eat like a normal person, not stop for five days or only eat plain pasta...
mountholyoke: 1. Pangynaskeia - a word loosely defined as “cultivating the total world of women—physical, intellectual, and moral,” was one of the names that Mary Lyon was considering before the name “Mount Holyoke” won out. In 1979, Pangynaskeia (now commonly called “Pangy Day”) debuted as a Mount Holyoke College tradition celebrating this “total world of women.” Happy Pangy Day, Fellow...
I’ve been reading all the thinkpieces, even though I believe that the modern rush to write prose about the “meaning” of senseless acts of violence is at best misguided and at worst grotesque. There have been a bunch—in the New York Times, in the Atlantic—declaring what it means that something like this happened in Boston. Then I read the Slate piece, the one called...
I’m safe. I’ve been at work all evening. I heard the news while on the train going downtown, which was scary, but as far as I can tell, everyone I know is safe. I’m going to meet Kelly in a little bit and I think we’re going to Cambridge to meet up with friends and all love one another. I am so overwhelmed. It’s hard to even think straight. I love my city, I love my...
Text message of the day: “Tori Amos songs...
youarefuckingmajestic: VANITY AS SELF CARE ALWAYS. YOU TAKE THOSE SELFIES, GIRL. SHOW THE WORLD HOW FUCKING MAJESTIC YOU ARE.