It’s really late and no one’s going to see this but I wanted to stop in and say I started a new job that involves sitting in a rectangle with a bunch of other people, all with our computer screens facing inward, and I can’t use the internet for my own purposes. I MISS YOU GUYS. We’ll have to work something out.
In other news, I’ve now read Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals on my iPhone (I don’t pay for ebooks). I never took philosophy and now seems like as good a time as any, so I’m onto Plato now. That Socrates was an asshole, huh?
Also, I just watched Gravity and holy shit.
I can’t stay long because hotel internet in French Polynesia is uh, yikes expensive! But gentlemansteph and I got married this weekend, and it was great! amy wins again represented the monsters!
Anyway, I remember posting about our engagement last June and saying something like “Uhhh I’m a new monster but I really like you guys so I’m telling you about my life.” And now I have no qualms about posting self-centered updates about my day to day, so look how far we’ve come. Love you guys, and it looks like I start working again after the honeymoon, so see you every hour of every day again soon!
Thanks! It wasn’t that satisfying because I basically just wrote all I could and told my editor, “Here! Accept this as my full draft and I’ll give you another one ASAP.” So I’ll be working on my honeymoon, but at a relaxed pace I hope.
gentlemansteph and I were in Seattle until yesterday (hanging out with Ash Byrne) and today was our first full of wedding planning blitz mode. (Friday was his last day of work and Sunday I turned in a big draft so I don’t have to touch that for a while.) We just sent like a thousand emails and I’m feeling kind of like the mobsters at the end of Godfather like bang bang just gettin’ shit done? I also made a checklist, so I already felt accomplished before we even started getting to work. 10 days and then we never have to plan a wedding again!
I couldn’t find a double salsa dog gif .
Happy long weekend friends!!! It’s gonna be the best one ever!
To be fair, I don’t think Gwyneth would gather anything she could buy. Shailene sounds more like an eccentric forest lady (of infinite means). I mean making your own toothpaste is pretty hardcore? Her breath probably smells terrible.
OK like just as an example there is a character who calls his dad “the Aged” or “the Aged Parent” or “the Aged P.” and I am going to keep that in my pocket for the rest of my life.
Yes! Let’s hang! I was going to text you. You can meet gentlemansteph.
By the way, facetaco, maybe this is the appropriate time to tell you that you posted a Facebook status (forever ago in Facebook time) saying you were a bachelor and thanking your wife for all her support, and I was stressed out for like half a day thinking you got a divorce before figuring out it was a school thing. SO THANKS FOR THAT.
Ugh, feel better girl. I hope bad things happen to that doctor.
I tried asking Siri and she said, “Calling Gabe,” but then Gabe’s number was disconnected…shit outta luck, girl.
What kind of meat are you using?
I tried an e-cigarette for the first time this weekend. I only smoke when I’m drunk so am not the target customer base (the target customer base is people trying to quit, right?) but I found it very pleasant. Nice weight to it, like a pen at a fancy hotel.
I hope your week goes better, taco. May I suggest binge eating?
I’ve been shackled to this draft for the past couple months, and I have three more days to get it in. It’s uhhh…a draft! It’s going to happen, anyhow, so I’m in a pretty decent mood. After that it’s Seattle for a wedding and two I’m-sure-very-relaxing weeks until my own wedding.
In other (still book) news, I’m reading Dickens (Great Expectations) for the first time in my life, and thereby starting to fill the biggest hole in my English education. Why did I put this off? He is great, obviously! I am super into this book.
Bassets must have their say.
Seven white men on a movie set.
I woke up to the following GoodReads review: “I found myself struggling to understand the intentional or unintentional broken english in this book.” It kind of ruined my morning – I mean I wonder how many white authors are getting this kind of review. I then gchatted one of my best friends to complain, and he thinks it was stupid but that I’m seeing racism where it doesn’t exist, and now I’m a little upset about that. Monsters?? Yo is this racist what do you think?
Also, I read The End of Alice by A.M. Homes this week. I’d only read May We Be Forgiven before, and that did not prepare me for this book. It was basically a 270-page Aristocrats joke, narrated by an imprisoned pedophile. Have you guys read it? If so do you want to talk about it?
I’m sorry, did you put something on youTube and get a different kind of attention from what you thought you deserved? Here, take all my sympathy. It’s just gushing out of me.
Yea I mean you totally can? Obviously no one stopped you.
Another time, we were flying back from somewhere and gentlemansteph went to his aisle seat, only to find a stranger already sitting there. The stranger was a man in his late twenties/early thirties, sitting next to his wife and baby, who were in the middle seat. gentlemansteph pointed out that he was in his seat, and the man went into this speech about how gentlemansteph didn’t want to sit in that seat, since it was next to this baby, who was going to be annoying the whole trip. He then offered his seat to gentlemansteph, which was a middle seat a few rows up, like he was doing him a favor. Both he and his wife were really rude, and gentlemansteph ended up sitting in another aisle seat when the flight attendant got involved. It worked out, I guess, because at that point gentlemansteph didn’t want to sit next to the awful lady and her baby.
(I don’t usually jump at opportunities to have it out with strangers, but on this occasion I did talk to the couple to point out, more or less, that they were completely unreasonable people who were clearly raised by wolves. They never really understood why we expected them to be apologetic when they were clearly doing gentlemansteph this huge favor.)
(Haha this story got so long. Sorry guys.)
One time, gentlemansteph was on a plane next to a couple with a puppy. They kept sneaking the puppy out of its carrying case to play with, which was fine because the puppy was cute. He was not happy, though, when they dipped the puppy’s lower half into a barf bag…
O’Keeffe is pretty fascinating, and this video is great. The way she talks about her art is so unpretentious. Like “well I was using a lot of blue, so I tried yellow, and that looked nice.”
Also, gentlemansteph and I went to Santa Fe last year and visited the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. We found out that the O’Keeffe painting in that episode of Breaking Bad was a replica. We had the inside scoop because we hung out with someone who works there. Her name was Mrs. Topknot!