“People silently struggle from all kinds of terrible things. They suffer from depression, ambition, substance abuse, and pretension. They suffer from family tragedy, Ivy-League educations, and self-loathing. They suffer from failing marriages, physical pain, and publishing. The good thing about politeness is that you can treat these people exactly the same. And then wait to see what happens. You don’t have to have an opinion. You don’t need to make a judgment. I know that doesn’t sound like liberation, because we live and work in an opinion-based economy. But it is. Not having an opinion means not having an obligation. And not being obligated is one of the sweetest of life’s riches.”
Can’t get out of DC soon enough. And my bank accounts agree.
Today during a work meeting, I got the perfect set-up to say, "It’s not ‘top of the muffin’ TO YOU!” so I went for it and I got 6 / 7 blank looks and 1 / 7 appreciative laugh, so I’m gonna call the day a win.
I wonder why dating in DC is so horrible, because I’ve heard that from so many people.
I’m living on the edge a little bit by putting this on Tumblrrrr before it’s widely known in the real world, but whatever. I’m losing the capacity to care very much.Read more
Like my brain has fallen into a well.
I’ve barely been on my favorite leisure-Internet sites lately (including Tumblr! One of my truest leisure-Internet loves!) and it’s partly because work has been difficult, and partly because of some travel I’ve been doing, and partly because I’ve been feeling so uncreative and idea-less in recent weeks. But things are about to change! In ways that will surely be better. And I am psyched to document it and get my fun-self back real, real soon. More to come!