I’ve gotten a spurt of requests recently — 5 in the past month — from people asking if I would give up my Tumblr username because I haven’t been active. I am actively lurking on Tumblr and hearting things, but perhaps this is the message that I need to take up posting more.

"My father just told me that the difference between me and President Obama is that President Obama never took his eyes off the prize. President Obama was clutch when they did things to him they’d never done to another President. He didn’t cry or cause a scene. He was always perfect when it was most important."

Long Division

I feel like I think about this all the time.

Bad news bears

Bad news bears

Someone likely released this poor bun because they didn’t want to take care of it. I’m not a fan of picking up stray animals, and L.A. city services doesn’t do pick-ups, will only take in drop-offs. Does anyone know of any bunny rescues in L.A. or someone willing to take responsibility for this cutie?

Someone likely released this poor bun because they didn’t want to take care of it. I’m not a fan of picking up stray animals, and L.A. city services doesn’t do pick-ups, will only take in drop-offs. Does anyone know of any bunny rescues in L.A. or someone willing to take responsibility for this cutie?

  • I tested a time-release melatonin last night and have been really drowsy all day long.
  • Have you tried a space-release melatonin, e.g., activated by proximity to your bed?

Q1 resolution

A week late, but my Q1 resolution is to not go on long tangents with people who are only being polite about asking how I’m doing. And to stop talking about my medical history (people don’t want to know about my heartburn), as well as my efforts at frugality

¹ Q4 resolution results: not so bad!

My friend Ian has an art opening in L.A. this afternoon. You may have seen his work in the Liars’ ‘Brats’ video last year. Stop by if you can.

My friend Ian has an art opening in L.A. this afternoon. You may have seen his work in the Liars’ ‘Brats’ video last year. Stop by if you can.

Q4 resolution

My Q4 resolution is more virtuous, I think, than my resolutions for Q3 and Q2, in that most agree it’s a worthy task to fail at: save more. So boring. I’m sorry, so sorry.

'At first, he liked her more than she liked him, but then, suddenly, she loved him.'

I just can’t get over how great this sentence from the abstract is. 

  • -- So that over there is downtown. The downtown skyline.
  • -- Hm. Looks smaller than I thought it'd be.
  • (long pause)
  • -- Maybe it's not downtown's fault, maybe it's your fault.
  • -- A grower, not a shower.
  • -- If you trim the trees around it, it looks bigger.
  • -- It's just a little chilly outside.
  • (hand slaps)
  • -- I'm really glad we went there.

What's your Q3 resolution?

I did a pretty poor job of not talking shit for Q2.

For Q3, I’m going to try not to overexplain things. Examples of such:

  • When a friend was helping me screw something I couldn’t reach, I said, “Now turn the screwdriver to the right…”
  • When a friend was getting herself change from the cash register at a very trusting taco joint, I said, “It was $9.75, so if you put in $20, you should take out a $10 bill and a quarter.”
  • When I was introducing one friend to another friend, Friend 1 didn’t catch Friend 2’s name, so I interrupted Friend 2, who was just about to repeat his name, with, “His name is spelled …”

How do I have enough friends to make this list, is what I wonder!