I stole this from Tabitha Martin, who stole it from other people and here we are because I make my own rules. It’s better than my “_____ that I ______ that I love,” which I stole from a now defunct Mindy Kaling blog but I don’t know how. It just is. So here are some things I am currently…
Cherries. It’s almost summer so it’s almost cherry season and I ate like seven pounds of them last week. There is nothing I love more than popping cherries in my mouth.
THE MIRACLE GIRL by Andrew Roe, which is lovely and intriguing and a book I was SO excited about and I’m so glad it’s here. It’s about a girl with akinetic mutism (basically in an awake coma) and people believe she has healing vibes, like when they see Mary in grilled cheese and bleeding statues. It’s cultish phenomenon, which is my favorite thing.
I’m also reading POKING A DEAD FROG: CONVERSATIONS WITH TODAY’S TOP COMEDY WRITERS by Mike Sacks because I am going through an identity crisis and think this will help.
I am fully invested in Silicon Valley, which may be my current favorite show. The most recent episode had the greatest line that I keep thinking about re getting someone to realize how bad smoking is: “nobody ever died of second-hand heroin.” I don’t know why I find that so hilarious. I am a bad person.
Obsessed with Best Coast’s California Nights album because it’s this poppy girl lite-punk vibe that makes me think of Josie and the Pussycats. It’s been, like, thirteen years since I heard that soundtrack after I left it in a friend’s car and then never saw her again. I’ve been abandoned by people dropping me off and then never calling again an absurd amount of times is a thing I just realized now, but this was a different situation. I saw her, I just never got in her car again and she never gave me this CD back, and she also had my New Found Glory “From the Screen to Your Stereo: Part 1” album and now I’m pissed all over again. Actually, I think the Josie CD was hers. Anyway. We used to drive around campus listening to it and rocking out and that’s what the Best Coast album reminds me of.
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Also fame, fortune, and the American dream and also living someplace sunny and traveling.
Getting on a plane next month and the various stops across the country. (Various means two….unless anyone wants a visitor! Speak now!) Anticipating in a good way. Mostly. I love flying but I won’t sleep on airplanes because I want to be awake should it start to go down. Like, I don’t want to wake up mid-crash and be like, “how did this happen??” I want to be able to say, “Oh, this must be because of that snap I heard when the wing fell off.” I also can’t sleep in cars for the same reason. I want to know why I’m upside down, should there be an event in which I am upside down.
I don’t believe in wishing, per se, but I have HOPES and DREAMS and those hopes and dreams are mostly to do with writing and figuring out what I’m doing there and who I am as a person and as a writer and where I fit in the larger scheme of things and if I actually have the talent to do the things I dream about. Anyway, mostly I just sleep.
Making Me Happy
Warm weather and sunshine (but not today because it’s gross and rainy, but like in general, those are things that are making me happy. The IDEA of warm weather and sunshine.)