What do you do?
— Question I got asked twice at Stand Up NY
I knew this day would come.
— Jason*
I know you worked.
— Helen
I see snails but the shells are walnuts.
— Lily
At the very moment of stuckness, if you just stop and look around you, you’ll find the world is very real.
— Robert Pirsig, old NPR interview
Every day next year.
— Lily
In a witch’s world, conventional metrics of success and failure are immaterial. Return to the fraught and petty cycle of reincarnation
— Porpentine Charity Heartscape, Beautiful Frog, 2015, Whitney Biennial 2017
I am not drinking any fucking Merlot.
— Paul Giamatti, Sideways
The secret to doing good research is always to be a little underemployed
— Amos Tversky via “You’re Too Busy. You Need a ‘Shultz Hour,’” The New York Times
Previous images of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site have revealed personnel playing volleyball, but never before in three concurrent games.
— William J. Broad, “Activity Spotted at North Korea Nuclear Test Site: Volleyball,” The New York Times
Let me get my phone… I call my glass of wine my phone.
— Sid
Got a duck main course and it was dry and very small (which is ironic because ducks are big and swim!)
— One of Lily’s Yelp reviews
We're going to get a visit from the fire department.
— Disappointed building guy on intercom because other building guy’s radio was off
— Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dark Universe (watched with Kristin, Sarah, and her brother)
I don’t know if it was intended or a byproduct of the collage process that assembled her features, but there is something mysterious in Monique’s gaze. A Mona Lisa effect.
— Annabelle Gurwitch, “Annabelle Gurwitch on family — the one you’re born with, and the one on your book cover,” Los Angeles Times
Say what you will; I don’t mind it.
— Paul on a James Franco painting of a fat squirrel at TDC
How’s it going?
— Nico
— Unopened box of girl scout cookies we found on the street
A little pot of people.
— Charlotte on the 3 sisters sitting on an ottoman for a photo
Yo Bingo, we out.
— Lily as one chicken to another chicken