On Monday, my mom gave me a bedside table that her neighbors were throwing away. I just opened one of the drawers and in it were three photocopies of pictures of my dad from the 1970s.
A sandwich for me a sandwich for you! Cookies just for me a banana apples...– Oliver, the most delightful four-year-old I’ve ever met, pulling a shoe horn out of his lunchbox while telling me what his mother packed as though that’s the most natural thing for a four-year-old to pull from thence.
Hm… what box did I put my socks in…
Don't worry everybody
I have a home again. And a real bed for the first time in two months!
Nothing gets a girl jazzed for a night of packing quite like finding that her radio finally picks up WFUV and the Sunday night Big Broadcast again. Especially when an actual, serious recording of “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” comes on. Oh yeah, let’s do this.
It used to be the best kept secret, but after that, like, 9/11 thing,...– Sensitive and eloquent guy on the subway
Show tunes, Diet Coke, cleaning furiously:
katiecoyle: My parents (and one brother) are coming to town. Reggae and water, but yeah. Pretty much. We may live in different cities now, but we’re still living in each others’ minds.
I woke up hungover after drinking too much with my soon-to-be-ex-boss and my soon-to-be-future-boss and somehow managed to make a beautiful fucking omlette. (Is that how it’s spelled? Tumblr is telling me I’m wrong, that I meant to spell Colette, Violette or toilette. Hm.) I have never made an omlette before, and frankly this one was an accident, but I think it bodes well for my move...
I just had a dream that I lived in a land covered in ice, that The Government was moving in to every other apartment on the block and doing nefarious deeds, that Cary Grant took me driving in search for his lost love and her little dog. When I woke up, someone outside was whistling.
Except that some of the responses you will get sound like this: “hello it me me marisol i want to take it free right please text ***-***-**** for thank”
If you ever need to get rid of something
list that shit for free on Craig’s List. I listed the beaded curtain, some ugly picture frames and some leftover lamps. I got 60 responses. 60! People love free shit! One response even called the lamps “great”! And she had seen the picture!
Why guys don’t want to be friends with a girl who...
noonish: gravyontoast: […] At this point, a lot of guys are going to go to Wendy’s or BK and see if they can get fries with their combo at that drivethrough window. But there are some guys who REALLY like McDonalds Big Macs and they might think, “If I keep coming here and ordering the Big Mac and Coke, maybe she’ll change her mind and give me some fries with that later.” So they will keep...
Home has been kind of a sticky place to be for the past few days. Put off major...– My AM New York horoscope, which appears to be advising me to put off dealing with my impending homelessness until I am literally homeless. In other AM News, I finished the crossword in one sitting!
(via Songza) My sister visited me this weekend....
Why are your featured playlists so timely?? I was just thinking about the joys of temporarily living alone (not washing dishes, naked dance parties in the empty living room, etc.) and you go and put up a list of songs about roommates! Get outta my head, man!
Beers and shots at the Funky Red Barn last night and off to Portland today!...– My mom’s Facebook status this morning.
Hey Alice. I would love to have you live here!– Andrew, my 23-year old singer-songwriter, Gap-employee, former Hilary volunteer, cereal-loving potential future roommate.
T-Minus 4 Days
Last night I saw a nice room in a nice boy’s nice apartment. How do I tell him I want to live there without seeming over-eager since in the end it’s his decision? This sounds like my coworkers’ Match.com dating issues… except more important because I’ll be homeless soon. Suggestions?
Great Moments in Alice and Katie's Friendship:...
katiecoyle: At approximately 3:28 p.m., Alice started staring off into a corner in her room, holding a corner of her bedspread in her hands and feeling it lovingly. She then spake the word “Belmoral,” which is the name of Queen Elizabeth II’s holiday home. Katie stood up, fairly abruptly. “I need to go,” she said. Alice laughed as they relived the moment that was just shared. “Well, I’ll be...
Oh Songza, →
This playlist is beautiful, but our Blue Party was nearly a year ago! Also, most of these songs are too sad for dancing.
People who I want to be included in a commune in...
pilgrimsoul: Katie Coyle Katie’s friend Alice, who between that video and her FB profile picture is clearly awesome. Sparklepants SarahMC Lenore Emma Thompson FaBby Kat O’Leary Kate Winslet There are others but we can start with these. I’m in. And I hope you’re not joking because right now this is the most viable solution to my impending homelessness.
I am about to go to a Fashion Week party hosted by Vanity Fair. This is the girl who once seriously considered Katie’s suggestions “Flapper Costume! Orange! Lobster Suit!” as to what to wear to a bar. The question now (five minutes before leaving) is: Derby hat, or no Derby hat?
katiecoyle: Today we presented self portraits to each other. One girl dumped an inexplicable ounce of whiskey into a tea cup already filled with earth and roots and a man hummed along to a song he’d written called “You’re Awake Now” and at some point in all this, gazing out the window at the sun setting on the spires of Heinz Chapel (I am falling in love with you, Pittsburgh), the fist-sized knot...
musicforyourcoffee: Johnny Cash & Fiona Apple...
T-Minus 9 Days
Craig’s List sucks. I just responded to an ad on Facebook Marketplace. Eight years ago I was a sophomore in high school. Now I am a sophomore in life school and I’m probably averaging a D. Anybody need a roommate?
I turn 23 two weeks from today.
katiecoyle: Plan accordingly. You’re coming back to New York for your party right? Or you’re having a Pittsburgh party in November? Because that’s when I’m mentally planning to visit.
I had a dream last night about your upcoming birthday party. Shit was so crazy, everybody was dying their hair gray. I guess in solidarity of your getting older? I have no idea. Also I need your number because I lost my phone.
katiecoyle: a list of points to make in a letter a group of friends and I planned to write to Clay Aiken following his loss on American Idol (“Will you marry us? Mormonism? Or come to prom? Save me from my abusive prom date? Can you send us autographed pictures? Would that be okay? Freckles are beautiful, Clay. Your mom is so cute.) A satirical version of Britney Spears’s song...
T-Minus 10 days to find an apartment
Future bag lady here.
The Way We Live Now
CJB bakes brownies while I sit in the living room, listening to chamber music on NPR and doing my needlepoint.
Library Bans Books. →
“Instead of a library, the academy is spending nearly $500,000 to create a “learning center,’’ though that is only one of the names in contention for the new space. In place of the stacks, they are spending $42,000 on three large flat-screen TVs that will project data from the Internet and $20,000 on special laptop-friendly study carrels. Where the reference desk was, they are building a...
Good god this will be awkward.