joyful noise category archives
Wednesday 22 October 2008 | 2 cookies in the jar
This Newsweek article has salient points to make, especially weighed against the recent tidal resurgence of “Pro-American!” anti-intellectualism….but who cares, really, when OMG BISEXUAL LEONARD BERNSTEIN YOU ARE SO HOT.
Wednesday 22 October 2008 | I like a cookie
Because? Because, because I just caught myself grimly vacuuming and dusting, with this on in the background, thinking fiercely, as I have been ever since his twenty-eighth birthday earlier this month, about whether to contact the Young Monk, after three years, be the bigger man and bury the hatchet and generously enact forgiveness and visualize [...]
Saturday 5 July 2008 | 2 cookies in the jar
Clarity, clarity, surely clarity is the Most beautiful thing in the world, A limited, limiting clarity I have not and never did have any Motive of poetry But to achieve clarity. —George Oppen • In the mornings, before tar street-surfaces start to bubble, our modem light flickers green. Avec vitesse! Con brio! Post like the [...]
Friday 4 July 2008 | I like a cookie
[Addendum: I should explain belatedly that I chose this particular refrain because the Brujo and I witnessed an identical event taking place outside the lavandería the night before. Except for the vacationing sonfabitch had no shoes, walking barefoot on 120º blacktop, and was preaching Jesus to one cop while the other checked out a bogus [...]
Wednesday 25 June 2008 | 10 cookies in the jar
Yesterday’s amused quotation (of the gentleman from Balliol’s bleak little homily on an impassive universe) may have kicked off the very first comment thread which outstrips the original post completely, in volume if not in vehemence. And your distractable, lawbreaking narrator still hasn’t yet made it to the DMV. Ensuite to the Brujo’s last comment, [...]
Thursday 12 June 2008 | I like a cookie
I was SO not just standing at the ironing board, Irish step-dancing in place to this song, half in tears. Nope. Not this hard-bitten cookie. feel your arms are opening out see your eyes are lifted to god and this curve is your smile and this cross is your heart and this line is your [...]
Saturday 31 May 2008 | 3 cookies in the jar
HOLY CRAP WOMAN YOU MAKE ONE HELL OF A MIX CD.
Tuesday 27 May 2008 | someone left a cookie
Well, at least I’m not the only scrivener who routinely wrangles with this one.
Friday 16 May 2008 | 3 cookies in the jar
Thus what follows will hardly be a Friday Refrain. Y’all probably demanding, where the littachur at? And all I can say in my uncommunicative defense is that I’ve been not just sewing but SEWING. Which is such an indecent amount of fun that right now I don’t ever want to go back to school (except [...]
Sunday 6 April 2008 | 5 cookies in the jar
Supposedly taking part in the Great Interview Experiment (by interviewing Jen on the Edge, which we haven’t yet—bad Un, no infamy) means we also got interviewed ourselves, by the redoubtable Chris O’Rourke of cdcstudios.com; and you can read it…here. (Be sure you check out some of his brainy posts too, like the 5 Must-Have WordPress [...]