And so he builds, because what is building and rebuilding and rebuilding again, but an act of faith? There is no faith like the faith of a builder of homes in coastal Louisiana. And there is no better way to prove to God and neighbor that you were there, that you are there, that you are human, than to build. Who could ever again deny he belonged there? If he needs to restore every home in this city, he will, to prove he is part of this place.”
—Dave Eggers, Zeitoun
You did it, Dave. You really did it this time.
I hope somebody drops Tim Tebow on his head and breaks his neck. Thanks for telling me there is only one right choice, Tim Tebow’s mom. Your facelift looks totally natural and non-freakish.
There are plenty of good reasons for fighting, but no good reason ever to hate without reservation, to imagine that God Almighty Himself hates with you too.
—One of the many things that no one has ever said better than Kurt Vonnegut.
Buy This: Eco-friendly hardcover stack necklace made from reclaimed vinyl records.
$40 from Etsy seller Aroha Silhouettes:
Each piece is one of a kind due to the nature of the unique grooves present in the record prior to cutting. This edgy piece is lightweight and creates a beautiful and delicate silhouette.
Arrives inside an equally stylish reusable tin.
OMG. If I was going to be celebrating Valentine’s Day instead of, say, taking Tylenol PM and sleeping through as much of the day as possible to avoid the anguish its going to cause me, this would so be what I would want. I don’t know, maybe my dad will buy it for me or something.
Midlake, “Van Occupanther”
If you’re not hip to Midlake by now, you must be stupid. I have had this album for 3.5 years-ish and I’m not sick of it yet. Holding my breath for The Courage of Others.
The daytime bartender that I work with at Lemon, Angele, always calls me Whippie.