Apparently being in the study section of the library isn’t an indication that I would like quiet while I’m working.
The patriarch of this noble clan has determined that I am only playing Farmville and I can leave if I’m so upset. I WILL DIE IN THIS LIBRARY.
If you seriously pause a second and think about it, your 13 year-old self would probably think you are the coolest right now. They’d marvel at your hair that stays in place, they’d be amazed you finally made glasses look good, they’d be in awe of your adult body, they’d love your shoes. Just revel in that every time you’re wallowing in self-hatred.
Garfunkel & Oates- 29/31
Be still thy beating heart. This Monday, radiant Venus and larger-than-life Jupiter sync up in your passionate, romantic fifth house. Resistance is futile, Aries, so you might as well surrender to Cupid’s calling. Psst: If you’ve got baby fever, you could be seeing a bump in the near future. Not ready for bambinos? Double-protect! This cosmic coupling could also put your name on the marquee. With worldly Jupiter in the mix, love or fame could arrive from a faraway corner of the world. Jump on any opportunity to celebrate life this week, Aries, because everything settles down on Saturday when the sun heads into Virgo and your systematic sixth house for a month. Devote the weekend to all those practical matters you’ve been blowing off since July. Truth be told, it will feel good to get back to a grounded groove then.
My new assistant is having a hard time getting into the office.
Philly Episode of Comedy Central’s ‘Drunk History’ Premieres Tues., Aug. 19
I had two professors at Penn that I would love to see in the interstitial bar scenes on Drunk History. My thesis advisor’s research specialty was Mormon family life and he had a recreational interest in Lyndon Johnson.
The other was a really hip historian who I would run into in my concert going days and she would be alone, right by the stage with a drink in her hand and her eyes closed.
These are the people I want to represent Philly… but we’ll get some red faced, knuckledragging Eagles fan who can’t hold a conversation instead. Right? That’s how everyone sees Philadelphia, yes?
"Your first bite will expand the boundaries of sensation separating your mouth from the rest of your body, and you’ll be feeling spiciness in the warmth of your hands and smokiness in the tingling of your toes. And by the third bite your mind will have moved on to peel the black backing off the edge of the universe, filling the unending space beyond with your pounding heart." Mark Bittman
A delightful weeknight treat for a later than usual dinner. Gather ye peaches while ye may, everyone.