Got some cool new fans.
The coolest thing about looking through old schoolwork, journals, etc. is finding concrete evidence that I have always tried to be funny/goofy/silly. It’s not something I distinctly remember from my childhood, the desire to make people laugh, but a few years ago I hung out with some old family friends and one of their strongest memories of me from when I was maybe 6 or 7 was that I would bring joke books with me wherever I went, giggling to myself and reading the really funny ones out loud. It’s nice to find some continuity in a personality, the way it’s nice to look at old pictures and think, “lol I still grip things that same, squirrel-ish way.” Makes me feel more like myself, like the things I think and say and do have roots.
of people’s food aversions, and I have plenty of my own, but what is it with grown-ass men and women and tomatoes?? I work at a restaurant and the number of adults who ask for tomatoes taken off salads, sandwiches, etc. is truly boggling. Are you sure you don’t like tomatoes? Was the last time you ate a tomato when you were 7, and inclined to dislike pretty much everything anyway? I’m being a hypocrite because I don’t like avocados or mashed potatoes, but I would like to know what is so wrong with a tomato.
Why new Taylor Swift rubs me the wrong way.
This interview with Garance Dore. Can we all be kind of glad that she and Scott broke up? There’s no way Scott is not a jerk.
excerpt from Supportive Words From Friends, this one courtesy of Corinne.
craft fully-formed arguments for completely inane things in your head, regardless of whether your opinion is controversial or if anyone even disagrees with you? I saw the word “ya’ll” just now and said, in my head, “You cannot put the apostrophe in the middle of the word “all!” The apostrophe represents the letters you forego when you make a contraction, you don’t use it in the word that is fully present in the contraction!!!” And like, duh, Gayatri. “Ya’ll” is objectively a mistake. No one is arguing for their right to spell something wrong. Shhhh.