Wait, so if I respond to something on tumblr, does it automatically get posted on my tumblr page (or whatever it’s called) for all followers to see? I’m so confused. Sorry for having the competence of a baby boomer re: tumblr technology…
“When we crossed the Nevada border some men made us stop. We couldn’t take our melons into California. … We didn’t have a knife or anything. We split the melons open, smashing them on the legs of the sign that said ‘WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA’ and we stood on the concrete platform eating them, the juice spilling down our arms.”
—Mona Simpson, from “You Leave Them.”
This is also an excerpt (or adapted excerpt, or something) from her novel Anywhere But Here, which is fantastic. Read it!
HOW TO KEEP YOUR APARTMENT CLEAN:
- Start a big writing project
I look just like the girls next door… if you happen to live next door to an amusement park. ;)
Is Dolly Parton saying she looks like a carny?
Larry David at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Taking a nap and doing a crossword. My hero.
It looks like he is falling from the sky rather than being tossed into it.
Man tossing a child into the air at 57th Street Beach. Photograph by Stephen Marc, 1988.
I’m probably in that lake back there.