1.31.2012

Thirty-One

"Where's that email you're supposed to send? I am emotionally better, so send it to me. If you don't I'll be forced to sing ‘Baby I Love Your Way,’ every time I see you until the end of time..."

1.30.2012

Thirty

"although I never weep
and hold you in my
heart with a very real
humor you'd be proud of"
--Frank O’Hara, "Morning"

1.29.2012

Twenty-Nine

"and boys??? BOYS?? i used to lie in the bath tub at night (in a bath, not
just lying there) thinking about what i could do to commune better
with the opposite sex, and just humans in general...but i never got
anywhere with that train of thought, so i just gave up on it. my big
problem, is that the people that i think are good people, and the
people i might consider sleeping with aren’t the same people...it's a
pisser, as i'm sure you well know...."

1.28.2012

Twenty-Eight

P.S. Can you spell out the M. one day?

1.27.2012

Twenty-Seven

“I just feel so sad. What I wanted to do seemed simple. I wanted to create something alive and shocking enough that it could stand beside a morning in somebody’s life. The most ordinary morning. Imagine, trying to do that. What foolishness.”
-–Michael Cunningham, The Hours

1.26.2012

Twenty-Six

“You will get a knife.”

1.25.2012

Twenty-Five

“Everything, in fact, recalled him to me, as though he’d left the whole world to me in his will.”
--Michael Chabon, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

1.24.2012

Twenty-Four

“Glad Doug bought the necessities for a hurricane. Ice cream and apple pie non perishable.”

1.23.2012

Twenty-Three

“we are thinking of maybe going as the bangles this year--i don't want to do it though unless i can be the lead singer. i think we have some dress in the basement that used to be marina's that i could wear.”

1.22.2012

Twenty-Two

"And can you tell me was it worth it
Really, I don’t wanna know"
--Fleetwood Mac, "Silver Springs"

1.21.2012

Twenty-One

"To say what letters contain is impossible. Did you ever touch your tongue to a metal surface in winter--how it felt to not get a letter is easier to say."
--Anne Carson, The Beauty of the Husband

1.20.2012

Twenty

“Quoting Mermaids is as natural as heterosexuality and Christianity.”

1.19.2012

Nineteen

"Just like a murderer jumps out of nowhere in an alley, love jumped out in front of us and struck us both at once! The way lightning strikes, or a Finnish knife!"
--Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

1.18.2012

Eighteen

“hey poop cat,”
“hey poop kittens,”
“hey dorkus,”
“hey dream boat,”
“hey twat waffle,”

1.17.2012

Seventeen

"Yet write, oh write me all, that I may join
Griefs to thy griefs, and echo sighs to thine."
--Alexander Pope, "Eloisa to Abelard"

1.16.2012

Sixteen

“I hate who I am, really.”

1.15.2012

Fifteen

"So much for:

1. Moderation
2. Rules
3. Moderation rules"

1.14.2012

Fourteen

Gretchen made mental notes of things for her wedding (Chippendales tuxedo shirts for groomsmen, a military reunion to up the emotional ante).

1.13.2012

Thirteen

"Admiration is to love as Staten Island is to Manhattan."

1.12.2012

Twelve

"you shall above all things be glad and young." --e.e. cummings

1.11.2012

Eleven

"i can’t sleep even though i love the sound of pouring rain..i’ll hate it in the morning..life!"

1.10.2012

Ten

"larkspur shattered
shadoobie"

1.09.2012

Nine

“She gave up, and decided Mildred could lick the stains off the ceiling for all she cared.”

1.08.2012

Eight

"I collect invasions of privacy."

1.07.2012

Seven

“I wonder if it has any huge significance on my life at all or whether it has very little, and I look at our backyard which doesn't have grass, but a huge expanse of rocks, some odd jade trees and cacti and the occasional bird. There used to be humming birds but there are now ravens -- which is oddly but obviously disquieting.”

1.06.2012

Six

"i am in a position
where i suspect i will be
the closest i will ever be
in order to truthfully state
i have a whole lot of nothing
yes yes yes my dear
my dear that i love so well
i have a whole lot of
empty in my hands"

1.05.2012

Five

"No, you are a different breed. You're so reserved about opinions that for some reason people just assume yours is good so they don't need to hear it."

1.02.2012

Resolutions

I have some overlap with this.