July 14, 2011

What I've been reading lately

Fainting in women was a commonplace trope or stereotype in Victorian England and in contemporary and modern depictions of the period. This may have been partly due to genuine ill-health (the respiratory effects of corsets are frequently cited), but it was fashionable for women to affect an aristocratic frailty and create a scene by fainting at a dramatic moment.

July 13, 2011

Summer = Popsicles

Flavors made so far:

Pimm's & 7 w/ sliced Strawberries
Fruit Salad (Sliced mango, kiwi, strawberries & blueberries in limeade)

Flavors consumed at other people's houses:

Bourbon Peaches & Cream
Watermelon Blueberry Mojito

What I've been writing lately

Sometimes I experience a tinnitus-like ringing in my ears in addition to the sunspots. Other times my hearing becomes cloudy, or even inverted, in which I seem to hear a muffled version of the chaos occurring inside my body. Imagine the steady din of a crowded restaurant played backwards, with someone constantly raising and lowering the volume. Now imagine that restaurant is underwater.

July 10, 2011

Ashtray glass hurries into trashcans on mornings like this.

July 06, 2011

Summer Thoughts

Sometimes I think if I could get paid to just sit
at a desk & waste time online I’d be all set.
Whenever I’ve been unemployed in the past
I’ve tried to convince myself that
I’d eventually get bored/depressed
if I never had to work again
but I never really believe it.
I try to convince myself that this realization
is troubling & indicates a serious
lack of motivation/purpose but I just end up
being impressed/reassured by how self-aware I am.