Earlier this week, my friend Amanda introduced me (via facebook and then via email, bless her) to the tumblr “Writers & Kitties,” and boy is it a delight!
Check out this screenshot from the site archives (few internet moments give me quite the thrill of clicking into a tumblr archive such as this. Just look at it!) and see if you can’t spot Mark Twain & Meow Twains.
i want to go to there.
Aside from my customary affinity for all things cat, I love this site for the glimpse into the everyday, human side of these otherwise mysterious, splendid writerly lives.
I got to see (and talk to!) David Sedaris for the second time on Tuesday night. It was a great night for many reasons…
Candice is a fabulous hostess.
Arkansas Andy’s has RED VELVET CAKE concretes.
And DS was wonderful, too. His writing works best to the tune of his voice, so a live reading is magical. He holds a pencil the entire time, unobtrusively making notes based on crowd reaction.
People cheer for him like he’s a rock star. (A rockstar for bookish NPR nerds.) Of course he’s hilarious live, but it’s also nice to discover that he’s a REAL person. Who owns a pink tie and stumbles on his words sometimes and has a silver sharpie at the ready and tells dumb jokes and keeps a diary and writes and writes and writes.
I must report the following:
Aaron Sorkin’s walk-and-talk with Liz Lemon on 30 Rock = comedy genius.
(This post brought to you by giving up Twitter for Lent.)
“People of the sidewalk: we can’t give up on the written word!
Because we need stories! And I don’t have a plan B!” ~LL
Tonight’s Book Club is canceled thanks to the weather, for the second week in a row, and I’m bummed. Even when I don’t like the book, I love the company. xoxo
Realizing that previous post was pretty heavy stuff, I’ve dedicated today’s to complete silliness. Know something I love? Conversation hearts. No, they aren’t good. But that’s not their function. They’re a seasonal sweet treat coated in nostalgia & kitsch and that is delicious.
So in the spirit of celebrating the little candy hearts, I’ll do the next best thing short of a Mister Rogers-style tour of a Necco factory and write some new convo heart messages of my own.
They kind of read like a little conversation. Yup. Pretty proud of m’self.
THTS WHT SH SD
Not That N 2 U
you = meh
bills. bills. bills.
SWF seeks Gleek
what cee-lo said
Black Swan me
ps–want a neat little history of the conversation heart? (Yes, including a tour of the factory.) I bet you do! Check out Necco’s site.