the smell of my desperation has become a stench


Queserasera — Switch
“I was very wary to cross this line, convinced that once I owned an Apple product, I’d have to start typing all in lowercase, wearing scarves indoors, and listening to a lot of Belle & Sebastian. I’m aware that this is my own skewed stereotype, because about 90% of the people I know and love own Macs, and not one of them makes me choke on twee.”

Palinode — On Brona
“I couldn’t wait to tear it open. Awesome, I thought. I bet I can adopt an elderly Jew. They’ll send me photos, letters filled with gratitude, the works. Dearest Palinode, my name is Lydia Edelstein and I’m downright peckish.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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