Yet from the perspective of your own life it must nevertheless have been a fairly decisive element …
Does that mean I’m going to have to say something about things that I never wished to talk about?
Then why did you write about it?
Perhaps precisely so I would not have to talk about it.
via New Yorker
Came in late because that’s how I roll these days. I don’t complain of the consecutive late nights, but some sleep are just mine to have I suppose. Ended up fucking up a bit but I need some sanity back.
Or just some kind of pretense that I am still king of my castle etc etc etc and not entirely a slave to an otherwise anonymous system.
Anto goes around the office in white running shoes and his trademark disaster of a chunky pullover. Imelda walked around barefoot. This lawfirm is half hippie compound.
Is it pointless to waste time on pleasures that brings no glory?
Being high and working is a new thing.
I should have done it a lot sooner, and a lot more often.
Music session with Sandi Yudha. When I came in he was blasting Alice in Chains. Then I said please change it because it is giving me headache so he put on Maxwell instead, after countless pestering from my side. Then he said “do you like notorious BIG?” What kind of question was that. I said of course I do, so he played Juicy and as I mouthed the lyrics to it he was flailing around, acting like a rapper and I had to laugh. You don’t fit, I said, and he said at least I look like Tom Hardy. I said how many times do I have to tell you that you don’t but he still looked smug about it and it was late at night and he had the most perfect looking light stubble on his face so I let that pass.
DS got engaged this Sunday. She looked gorgeous. Fantastic set of diamond earrings and a light gray tenun. Small little jealous urges but maybe not. I still have a little bit of New York in me, so maybe that had to wait. Stephanie said go to school, LLM, do it. Probably the best days of my life, no regrets whatsoever, she said, and I decided to take her words for it.
I present to myself SeRToD - or Seven Random Things of the Day. 7 things randomly collected based on the number 7 being the cognitive numerical limit for our short term working memory etc etc etc.
This was originally written sometime around August 2012 and was something I’d planned to do on a daily basis but work and other things got in the way so it rotted on in the drafts section. I shall now publish this and hopefully do it again sometime.
Here they are: ,
1. 95% of rare earths market is controlled by China, according to a U.S. Geological Survey. What are rare earths? Seventeen hard-to-find chemical elements with unique physical and chemical properties, used from stealth choppers to lasers, night vision goggles, smartphones and hybrid cars. Upon protests from US, EU and Japan, the WTO is to conduct an investigation on China’s policies regarding rare earths.
2. on another China news: Golden Elephants are not new zodiac signs, they are actually subprime mortgages.
The 14-page prospectus for “Wealth Management Plan No. 350”, sold by China Merchants Bank, says it aims to raise 200 million yuan ($35 million). Not until page 5 is it revealed that the product is linked to the Railway Ministry - whose 2.2 trillion yuan debt ($346 billion) exceeds the combined worth of all major U.S. banks.
A crisis waiting to happen?
3. A fantastic article on ‘honour’ killings at the LRB: “A Piece of White Silk”. Here are some quotable passages:
I recommend you read the entire thing.
4. A wonderful gif on the use of High Frequency Trading in the US stock market from January 2007 to January 2012, via Felix Salmon
5. So I’m not quite sure who Ryan Lochte is but this article is cute: The Rise of the Himbo- Why Playing Dumb Is Working for Ryan Lochte. Here are the gems:
On New York magazine’s Cut blog, the ladies have gleefully compiled a slideshow of cheesecake shots of Lochte, accompanied by his “deep thoughts” from Twitter. “Always reach for the moon cuz if u slip up u will still be a star!! #Jeah.” … “Jeah,” by the way, is Lochte’s personal catchphrase, stolen from Young Jeezy.
There’s a world of economic difference between endorsement-rich Lochte … and a struggling exotic dancer in Ybor City with a tricked-out truck and $13,000 in a safe … but both reminded me of what Susan Faludi, writing in the 1990s, labelled “ornamental masculinity”—“objectification, passivity, infantilization, pedestal-perching, and mirror-gazing” in the face of the disappearance of opportunities for “real” expressions of manly manliness.
6. A graphic on how Edgar Allan Poe kills off people on his books.
7. And finally, how to make onigiri.
Having perfected our disguise, we spend our lives searching for someone we don’t fool.
Crayon Angel: A Tribute To The Music Of Judee Sill
Angel Olsen & Marissa Nadler
Unless you’ve been wrong for so long there’s no one left forgiving.
Raining all day in my hometown - sleeping naked in bed with this track on. Feeling marvelous and a bit lonely.