A Halloween Playlist, by KatieCoyle circa 2004
A Few Words from the Bride — Kill Bill vol. 2 Original Soundtrack Horse Latitudes — the Doors Hold Me, Bat Boy — Bat Boy the Musical Original Soundtrack Barbara Ann — the Beach Boys Crazy in Love — Beyonce (I don’t know.) She’s Not There — the Zombies Eight Miles High — the Byrds Come Sail Away — Styx L’Arena — Kill...
More Things I Learned the Hard Way:
Do not wait until an hour before you go to work the day before Halloween to see if that bleach pen you bought four years ago will still work enough to make your costume which involves a lot of bleaching. You will be left with a very wet sweatshirt, bleach on your hands and will inevitably be late for work a day after your promotion. This will not look very good.
I just ate a fleur de sel cupcake from Sweet Revenge (my favorite bakery/coffee...– Look at this cruel email. (via stillawannablessedbe) Oh my god I want it. You could put the words “fleur de sel” before nearly anything and I would eat it.
An excerpt from my forthcoming self-help book,...
If someone offers you free tickets to the opera, go. Bring your fanciest friend. (No one needs to know that you will think about Looney Tunes the whole time.)
Telling the large barking dog to “Shut the fuck up, you fucking noisy bitch!” won’t make it stop.
Things I learned the hard way today:
It’s all well and good to bring a granny-style push-cart to the laundromat to pick up your dry clothes, but it doesn’t do you much good if you don’t have a bag to put them in before putting them in said cart. All of your skivvies will fall out on to the sidewalk and make for a most ungraceful walk home. Trust me.
Oh la la, les pâtisseries... →
It’s like Susan Hochbaum made that just for me. (Mais où sont les chouquettes? Et les macarons? J’en veux plus!)
How come every time I say F you see K?! →
Soupy Sales died yesterday.
BLAMO! ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL INTERACTION WITH A MAN!
Oh, and my sister and I saw a dead guy on the...
thecoastisclear: (via alywoowho) Wait, what? Yep. A dead guy. We’re walking down 10th street, en route to Sundaes and Cones, when we see a few people standing awkwardly around a guy lying on the sidewalk. Coming closer, we can see that the guy is covered in a couple garbage bags and that there is a bloody paper towel on him. The few by-standers are saying to each other, “Do you...
Oh, and my sister and I saw a dead guy on the...
Pumpkin ice cream from Sundaes and Cones is really...
Nina Simone — Here Comes the Sun (via...
thecoastisclear: Improv is like fresh fruit. And Tina Fey is like Jamba Juice. In a good way. If Tina Fey was at that show last night, my overalls will freak out.
30 ROCK (EXTRAS)
SEEKING: Waspy Men - 30-50 years old Rugged men 40-60 years old Fashionistas - Good looking men and women, fashionable 18-35 years olds. All ethnicities. Club Scene Hasidic Men - 20-60 years old Gay Men - All ages/ethnicities Military Men - Look/Hair of Navy Officer How come “30 Rock” is never casting “Women 18-35—must be comfortable filming in...
If a Tree Falls in the Forest...
thecoastisclear: The last two movies I saw in theaters were 500 Days of Summer and Where the Wild Things Are. Does this make me a hipster? This brings to mind the description of a book club that Katie, Lizz and I had (exclusively on Facebook) called the Hippish Book Club (Not for Hipsters): We read books. Maybe we’ll all read the same book at the same time and then eat scones and talk...
Free admission to the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum →
This week, October 18-24th.
Another reason to go to Sundaes and Cones →
I like seasonal ice cream. Baffles (erm, my dad) can practically smell in the air when the peppermint stick ice cream arrives at Crazees. He once asked the girl behind the counter if he could buy a five gallon tub of it. He was not joking. 40-degree weather will not stop me from trying this pumpkin ice cream.
Things I do know about this person:
He used to work as a caricature artist at Six Flags Great Adventure. He hosts a football game every year the day after Thanksgiving. He was one of the organizers of something called “Breaking Day”. He used to date an Alice. He once made her a Valentine’s Day card that read something to the effect, “My heart skipped a beat when we first met, and it’s been skipping...
I was perusing a recent issue of "Time Out New...
and stumbled across a photo of a friend of Kevyn’s in the dating profiles page. Underneath his picture was a quote, “I can crush walnuts with my pectoral muscles”. I didn’t know him that well, but I know that’s not true.
thecoastisclear: I’m delighted by the entire balloon boy arc. I managed to miss this entire story. Is it still happening? Why was that boy vomiting?
It Worked →
thecoastisclear: Got my attention. 42-year old President Mohamed Nasheed “said there was “less talk” during the half-hour underwater meeting, but he had managed to get more work done.” Awesome.
thecoastisclear: http://www.HaveAChanceWalk.org/ Approaching the walk, the more-than-anniversary of the first walk I walked, I am reminded that I am unbearably fortunate. (Apologies in advance for how embarrassing I am in the face of TheCoastisClear’s eloquence.) GPOYW Have a Chance Walk Edition …Fortunate to know me! Oh yes, I wear a fanny pack to this walk. And if...
Texts I've Gotten From My Dad
“I’m eating veg-eh-tabuls for dinner.” “Watch out for weptiles.”
This afternoon I had brunch with my ex-boss. We ended up chatting with several fellow brunchers. Over the course of the seven hours I spent drinking with these strangers, one claimed to us that his sister was Fergie. Another claimed to be a soap star, playing Joey Buchanan on “One Life to Live”, that he used to be a porn star, that his mother was in “Giant” and “The...
Great Lyrics from Songs I'm Currently Listening to →
“That nice young preacher, Brother Taylor, dropped by today, Said he’d be pleased to have dinner on Sunday. Oh, by the way, He said he saw a girl that looked a lot like you up on Choctaw Ridge And she and Billy Joe was throwing somethin’ off the Tallahatchie Bridge.” -Ode to Billie Joe, Bobbie Gentry
Things I am doing this month:
October 9th: Seeing Roseanne Cash with my mom (“Not Bruce, I know…” -Mom) October 18th: Have a Chance Walk to fight brain tumors October 23rd: Seeing my friend in a burlesque show
I fucking love hamburgers.
My friend and her boyfriend may go as Sexy Dora and Diego for Halloween. She invited me to join them. But how do you get in on that? Sexy Backpack?
noonish: And it only took me ALL FRIGGIN NIGHT! Check it out here! http://noonish.tumblr.com/ Diggin the fresh berries background.
Rape is Rape →
“On October 10, rallies will be held in front of movie theatres across the country and abroad in response to the startling media and Hollywood support of Roman Polanski, the film director convicted of sexual assault and fleeing the country. These powerful demonstrations happening on October 10 are part of a global campaign, Rape IS Rape: Join Team Ten.” There will be rallies in New...
Reblog with the most awkward song that could play...
patrickcoyle: sparklepants: inothernews: bumblevision: suchas: crabbyalissa: iseeellis: titleuntitled: britlikesduubees: passthemike:chelseammkay: (via: sweetcaroline) “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus. “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” by Wang Chung. Turkey in the Straw (“hey, hey, hey!”) I Want to Hold Your Hand, The Beatles “Cotton Eye Joe,” by the Rednex. Or “You Don’t Bring...