Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I'm technically on vacation from blogging, so I'm not supposed to be here. Right?

While I focus on a Berlitz book or two (yes, that Berlitz), I'll be away from Bookslut.com. Expect to see the Indie Heartthrobs come back in September. First Monday of the month!

For now, enjoy an oldie or two.

In other news, I went to my first gay wedding (ladies) the other day in my boyfriend's back yard in Park Slope. I had never had Trader Joe's wine before (something about $3-$5 wine makes me wary), but DAMN that stuff can come in handy when you have to pack maybe 75% of the people you know into a small (but so pretty) space.

I also shouldn't mention that I passed out on Bobby's shoulder and drooled a little when he tried to show me Paprika. But who's keeping tabs, really, other than me?

Yes, I'm going to be that fag...

...Estelle Getty died :-(

My mom brought me up on The Golden Girls. Yes, it was cheesy, but it at least contributed (in the slightest, ever so slightest, amount) to who I am.

Here's to you Sophia.

Friday, July 18, 2008

This is me utilizing Good Reads features. It looks lame on blogger, doesn't it?

Daughters of the North: A Novel (Paperback) Daughters of the North: A Novel by Sarah Hall


My review


rating: 5 of 5 stars
I haven't been engrossed in a book like this since Oh Pure and Radiant Heart. I was really afraid to finish it, since I wouldn't have anything left for the subway every day. I'm even considering clinging to the "PS" material [interviews, essays, etc] just to keep this one going for a little longer.


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Friday, July 11, 2008

The Great Brooklyn Bed Bug Scare



Thank you, Brooklyn, for your bed bug registry websites and your bed bug scares and your making me ask my broker about bed bugs.

My roommate found this in our bathroom. It's tiny. Super tiny. First reaction? Bed bug.

After a few ghost itches and freakouts involving moths, we did that thing you're not supposed to do where you research bed bugs. Then we found out it's just a "spider beetle," and that people in Brooklyn freak out when they see them and think they're bed bugs.

Again. Thank you, Brooklyn, and fuck you.

EDIT: We even caged the bastard in a plastic prison. Just in case.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The quickest hunt

I found an apartment with my brother and Amanda today. Right around the block. Lease amended, signed, and all.

I'm tempted to go against everything I believe in and get cable again. Maybe we can arrange it so I can be charged by the hour if I venture outside specific stations. This really can't be good. Especially if I'm having my change of heart because of this:



I can't wait to do this in a spacious bedroom!

Friday, July 04, 2008

...and if you've ever worked with languages, you will love this.

Then again, I think the phrase "herdy gerdy gerdy" is the greatest thing since sliced bread (sliced bread having been invented in the previous year).

A glimpse into my day life...

Two terms I wish to never hear again:

*"high-frequency words"

*"Castillian lisp"

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

re: my last post

It also just came to my attention that Peter was arrested at the end of May as one of the parishioners trying to pray on Africa Day in Harare. This is via the blog This is Zimbabwe.