I keep reminding myself, that as much as I want to tackle these big things in my life right now, nothing is more important than this particular problem: How on earth am I going to have enough clean underwear to make it through this weekend? Problems less important than this include, but are not limited to: Why is the lady next to me in the public library just opening the dictionary to random...
Halloween of Yesteryear
One year for Halloween, I was probably 4 or 5, the costume (plastic dress and coordinating mask) my mother had bought me, while exactly what I had wanted, was terrifying to wear. I couldn’t see. It was hot. I was claustrophobic. So we punted. My mom basically let me put on whatever I wanted to out of my dress up box. So that year for Halloween, I kid you not, I was a “Pretty...
Have resulted in fresh lemon curd and homemade lemonade. And a general feeling of domesticity and well-being. If this keeps going, I’m liable to clean the house wearing high heels tomorrow after I make scones.
I think tonight’s the night I finally make lemon curd. Let the kitchen adventures commence.
How You Know It's Meant To Be
You have identical feelings about drugstores, views about their layouts, and it turns out that both of you find the CVS on Vine to be superior and it is your favorite drugstore in the Hollywood area.
Things I Woke Up to Find
a leak in the kitchen ceiling bunny pee on the floor (how she got it there without leaving her cage is beyond me. girl is talented) ants MONDAYS!
When a chill starts to hang in the air, I crave warm beverages. I want to have tea and coffee and cocoa. And when I have tea or coffee or cocoa, I want to have a croissant or a bagel or a slice of decadent coffee cake or pumpkin bread to go with it. I have gained three pounds in the last week. This could be a problem.
She awoke to find the room filled with the sounds...
- This is how my slasher novella is going to start
Sometimes, when I have a day like today and feel way behind in life, like I’ll never finish my daily “to do” list, let alone achieve any of the goals I have set out to conquer, I like to remind myself of something: when I was younger and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I often responded with “pretty.” And, not to sound completely vain, but I think...
American Aquarium Drinker: Jury Duty →
ronbabcock: daveholmes: So indeed I got put on a jury. And while I can’t tell you what the case is about, I can say that during the afternoon session, I booked a freelance gig I’ve been trying to land for months, and it’s right in the middle of this case and I can’t move it. So I’m going to throw myself on the mercy of… I spent 12 days of my summer serving on a jury. I missed out on a...
GPOYW: It's That Time of Year Again
allisoninthecity: I have already lamented to some how sad I am I will not get to carve pumpkins with this girl this year. For a second I thought SHE HAD ALREADY CARVED PUMPKINS WITHOUT ME. Turns out, this is a photo from our pumpkin carving escapades last year. Which were amazing. Although, I know at some point she is going to carve pumpkins without me, so I don’t know why it should...
Ways to Rip My Heart Out:
Make me listen to an episode of “This American Life” about death, accidents, post-traumatic stress, etc. with the theme from “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” in the background of the podcast.
And The Thunder Rolls...
Thanks to the Garth Brooks song “The Thunder Rolls,” whenever there is a thunder/lightning storm I think to myself, “another man has been caught cheating…” Kind of like whenever a bell rings, an angel gets its wings, only the more adulterous, country music version of that. If you aren’t familiar with the Garth Brooks song “The Thunder Rolls”…...
Whimsic Alley →
I just found out about this place. There are no words for how excited I am to go there. NO WORDS.
In My Dreams
I met Bill Murray and told him how much my “Baby Steps, by Dr. Leo Marvin” t-shirt means to me and how “What About Bob” is so inspirational to my life. Two things: Why can’t I meet Bill Murray in REAL LIFE? and why do I still have awkward moments even in my dreams?
Sunday in the Park With George
Original cast soundtrack. How did I forget that you make me cry every time. EVERY TIME. In other news, I have a new theory that Mandy Patinkin only plays stubborn characters. This may or may not be true. I need to do further investigation.
Job Interview Tip
Wear a watch. It makes you seem responsible and punctual. More importantly, it shows you can accessorize.
You Want to Do Something Depressing?
Go shopping for a ladies business suit in the sale section of JC Penney’s. Then try to pay for it with a check.
I am working hard on trying to get all my ducks in a row. This is harder than it sounds. Why, you ask? Because if you take the number of ducks that constitutes a row, and subtract five, that is how many ducks I have. And it’s not as if the ducks just wandered off or something…it’s as if I got mad a one and left it behind and gave another one away to a boy because he said it...
A Recent Conversation
“Hey, Heidi. How are rehearsals going?” “Awesome. I am starting to dream about children singing and dancing and sleep deprivation!” In other news: it’s getting hard to separate my waking hours from the ones I get to spend sleeping. Which has made for some really interesting phone conversations.
Today is a Good Day
Huge thanks to everyone who came out to help me celebrate my birthday last night. Double thanks to the man in my life who drove me around all night and bought me tacos and showered me with gifts. (I KNOW. It’s okay to be jealous.) I woke up this morning to a coffee cake on the dining room table that said “Happy Birthday Heidi” and a pile of presents my parents had shipped that...
Healing Invisible Wounds - USC News →
The nation’s first military social work program. This is important.
Launch Edan: Buy her novella If You're Not Yet... →
thefeeling: As many of you know, my wife, Edan Lepucki, is a fiction writer. Her short stories have won a bunch of awards, and she went to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, which is still kind of a big deal in fiction circles. Anyway, all of this is to say that her first real book is coming out soon, and today is the first day that you can pre-order it. She’s publishing this book, which is a long...
I Am Having One of Those Days
Where people turn out to be wonderful and amazing and restore your faith in humanity. Just thought you all should know, in case you were feeling as though there was no good in the world.
Who are the Victims? | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and... →
“One in six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime” so chances are, you know someone who has been sexually assaulted. In fact, chances are, you are related to a woman who has been sexually assaulted, whether you know it or not. I’ve seen a rape joke or two on tumblr since I’ve been on here (and have of course immediately...