Thursday, October 18, 2012

3 New Poems + Ghost DOTS!

I have three new poems up at fwriction : review! It is a wonderful journal with wonderful editors, and I am so happy to be included in it! They also asked me to pick a song for their "waffle rocking" playlist. This was a fun thing to do, and I tried to think of something that would make me look really cool, but because I am me I settled on a Don Henley song. Yes that is lame, but in my life the lamest songs also seem to have the most personal significance, so what can you do.

ALSO, tomorrow is the October installment of Derangement of the Senses. You know what that means. Halloween DOTS! Yes these exist and yes they are guaranteed to be as inedible as regular DOTS, but unlike regular DOTS they are adorable and GLOW IN THE DARK. What? A candy that glows in the dark? Impossible you say! No. Possible. Additionally, there will be a whole lineup of amazing performers including Jenny Rubin, Paula Bomer, Lenea Grace, Jessica Smith, and Shelly Yosha. Miracle Jones will read a story! Kevin Carter will host! Jason Laney will play piano! And I will be performing my S&M Lesley Gore act because for some reason I equate PVC corsets with Halloween. Come out!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sometimes There Are Reasons Not to Hate New York

I did not get to watch the debates last night because my friend Leigh and I went to see Fiona Apple at Terminal Five (she sounded great, looked insane, and Leigh and I both agreed that the next concert we go to will have assigned seating because we are old ladies who hate crowds), but my boyfriend took this picture of a crowd of people watching them on the street in Jackson Heights:

I think it is beautiful and it helps remind me why I live in New York despite the city driving me absolutely crazy most of the time.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Worst Best Month

October is my favorite month. It's the beginning of jacket weather which means it's just chilly enough to start sitting around your apartment wearing fuzzy socks and feeling extra cozy, but not so chilly that the thought of walking two blocks to the deli to get a soda makes you want to cry. October marks the season of all sorts of delicious pumpkin flavored garbage. It also contains both Halloween AND my birthday (the 11th, just in case any of you want send me awesome presents).

Here is a thing I don't like about this October in particular: I am moving. I have been in my apt. for 5 years which is about a century in New York time. I am doing my best not to let my daily panic attacks get in the way of enjoying this most wonderful of months. Here is a list of fantastic things that are getting me through:

1. The Septober issue of Megazine. Content and design wise this is just about the best journal there is. For real. I read a lot of this stuff.

2. The release of Jeanne Thornton's wonderful new novel THE DREAM OF DOCTOR BANTAM.

3. The first season of Twin Peaks which I had somehow not yet seen. I am watching it sober because otherwise I would simultaneously suffer from a brain explosion and a heart attack at some point during each episode.