YEAH YEAH YEAH

i've got a mouthful of diamonds & a pocket full of secrets.

Proof that they’re both really fucking boring, right?
B & Gwynnie, BFFs 4ever. 

Proof that they’re both really fucking boring, right?

B & Gwynnie, BFFs 4ever. 

(Source: beyonce)

I’ve been contacting labels for my radio station and Sincerely Yours is my absolute favorite. They are such sweethearts. And I love anyone forever for jj. 

#DETROIT

As soon as I started reading Caitlin Moran’s “part-memoir, part-rant” How To Be a Woman, I devoured it. Moran is so sane, and as a result, makes me feel less insane, like most funny feminists do. 
I earmarked most of the book, while making “unnuhhhh, yeahhhh” noises as I read. I picked up a lot of what Moran was putting down, especially her assessments on both bikini waxing and strip clubs:
On waxing:
I can’t believe we’ve got to the point where it’s basically costing us money to have a fanny. They’re making us pay for maintenance and upkeep of our lulus, like they’re a communal garden. It’s a stealth tax. Fanny VAT. This is money we should be spending on THE ELECTRICITY BILL and CHEESE and BERETS. Instead we’re wasting it on making our Chihuahuas look like a skanky Lidl chicken breasts. 
(did I mention she’s very British?)
On strip clubs:
Recently it has behoved modish magazines to print interviews with young women, who explain that their career as strippers is paying their way through university…look!, clever girls are doing it- in order to become middle-class professionals with degrees! I can’t believe that girls are saying “Actually, I’m paying my university fees by stripping” is seen as some kind of righteous, empowered, end-of-argument statement on the ultimate morality of these places. If women are having to strip to get an education- in a way that male teenage students are notably not- then that’s a gigantic political issue, not a reason to keep strip clubs going. 
Strip clubs let everyone down. Men and women approach their very worst here. There’s no self-expression or joy in these joints- no springboard to self-discovery, or adventure, like any decent night out involving men, women, alcohol, and taking your clothes off. Why do so many people have a gut reaction against strip clubs? Because, inside them, no one is having fun. 
…..
Moran isn’t breaking new ground here, but she’s making a shit ton of sense. 

As soon as I started reading Caitlin Moran’s “part-memoir, part-rant” How To Be a Woman, I devoured it. Moran is so sane, and as a result, makes me feel less insane, like most funny feminists do. 

I earmarked most of the book, while making “unnuhhhh, yeahhhh” noises as I read. I picked up a lot of what Moran was putting down, especially her assessments on both bikini waxing and strip clubs:

On waxing:

I can’t believe we’ve got to the point where it’s basically costing us money to have a fanny. They’re making us pay for maintenance and upkeep of our lulus, like they’re a communal garden. It’s a stealth tax. Fanny VAT. This is money we should be spending on THE ELECTRICITY BILL and CHEESE and BERETS. Instead we’re wasting it on making our Chihuahuas look like a skanky Lidl chicken breasts. 

(did I mention she’s very British?)

On strip clubs:

Recently it has behoved modish magazines to print interviews with young women, who explain that their career as strippers is paying their way through university…look!, clever girls are doing it- in order to become middle-class professionals with degrees! I can’t believe that girls are saying “Actually, I’m paying my university fees by stripping” is seen as some kind of righteous, empowered, end-of-argument statement on the ultimate morality of these places. If women are having to strip to get an education- in a way that male teenage students are notably not- then that’s a gigantic political issue, not a reason to keep strip clubs going. 

Strip clubs let everyone down. Men and women approach their very worst here. There’s no self-expression or joy in these joints- no springboard to self-discovery, or adventure, like any decent night out involving men, women, alcohol, and taking your clothes off. Why do so many people have a gut reaction against strip clubs? Because, inside them, no one is having fun. 

…..

Moran isn’t breaking new ground here, but she’s making a shit ton of sense. 

Thai basil iced coffee and Caitlin Moran’s How to be a Woman. Happy Saturday off to me! 

Thai basil iced coffee and Caitlin Moran’s How to be a Woman. Happy Saturday off to me! 

I loved those moments, that sense that the world had boiled down to such simple elements…the two glasses on the table; everything else—the clink of waiters clearing the table, the low buzz of talk from others around us—just background music. Drinking was the best way I knew, the fastest and simplest, to let my feelings out and to connect, just sit there and connect, with another human being. Reading Caroline Knapp’s Drinking: A Love Story. So thoughtfully composed, and as a nonalcoholic but someone who certainly enjoys drinking, I can relate to certain aspects of her love story. 

The country… that minutely followed every phony turn of American Idol while the world went up in flames

"Freedom" by Jonathan Franzen. 

A very good novel that is taking me a very long time to get through.