When your stress dreams are stress dreams about wearing a lovely vintage dress to a social event but being constantly worried that the seams will not make it through the night (and when, in the dream, the solution to this worry is to put a little fur capelet on over said dress) maaaaaaaybe it's time to spend a little less time searching Etsy for silk sack dresses and clicking over to Fashion from Old People.



everybody into the pool

What was playing over the loudspeakers at the city pool while you laid on your towel on the hot concrete, waiting for the fifteen-minute rest break to be over so you could go off the diving board again?
This was.

1) Life is a Highway – Tom Cochrane
2) Two Princes – Spin Doctors
3) All That She Wants – Ace of Base
4) Shine – Collective Soul
5) Come to My Window – Melissa Etheridge
6) Right Here, Right Now – Jesus Jones
7) I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
8) Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms
9) Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm – Crash Test Dummies
10) What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes
11) Cannonball – The Breeders
12) Because the Night – 10,000 Maniacs
13) Rhythm is a Dancer – Snap
14) Waterfalls – TLC
15) Cryin’ – Aerosmith
16) Runaway Train – Soul Asylum
17) I Swear – All-4-One
18) The Most Beautiful Girl in the World -- Prince



Psssst hey Levi's, it's one thing to have a style of pants that "runs small" (which is a silly notion when they're ostensibly measured by waist size x inseam size in inches, but I am not gonna pick that fight today); it's quite another when I have to go up six pants sizes to get a pair that fits.

Pants #1: Levi's 511 Commuter Jeans purchased today in my regular size.

Pants #2: Levi's 511 Commuter Jeans in black, purchased today at the same store in my regular size plus six inches despite being the same line and style as the above pair.

Please tell me why this makes sense to you, Levi's. Please.


that pretty little black a-line dress

This is pretty much the only Nick Cave song ever where the "hey, pretty lady" sentiment is followed not by "I'm going to kill you" or "you are a zombie lady" or "you are a cheating wench", but by Nick Cave saying "I bought you that dress you liked!".


Rock on with your recent romantic streak, Nick Cave.


happiness is a warm internet

There have been some shitty weeks happening of late (s'ok, Nic & Mere) and for those times when videos of Lil' Bub just aren't medical-grade enough, here are two things that never cease to make me cackle with delight.

Apply as necessary; rinse, repeat.

1) my friend Tim replaces "girl" in song lyrics with "squirrel".
Knowing this and then singing "Drunk Squirrels"/ "Fat-Bottomed Squirrels"/ "Bad Squirrels" has made my life immeasurably better. I suggest you pick up the habit immediately.

2) SPAGHATTA NADLE, and no, I can't really explain why this gives me such great joy.


aka my favorite repository of dick jokes on the interwebs

Things you should do in life: listen to My Brother, My Brother and Me.

Things you should definitely not do in life: listen to My Brother, My Brother and Me while in public anywhere, because then you will be the crazy cackling person making socially unacceptable noises on public transit/ at the gym/ while grocery shopping.

You're welcome.


rock star

I've never let a little thing like total lack of musical talent stop me. This Halloween, I was reminded that all you really need in life is a wig and a guitar.

Also, go read "Just Kids"; it will break your damn heart.

Iggy. Motherfucking. Pop. Rocknroll, always and forever.