You guys, I know you've all been waiting to see when I'm finally going to be feeling better and the moment is here! I am slowly but surely feeling better! I have gone two whole nights without waking up with coughing fits so violent that I dry heave for 10 minutes. It's extremely exciting. Thank you for lighting candles and keeping vigil, it has helped. Excited for the weekend? I'm feeling good about where I am in terms of being ready for the holiday. Packages have been mailed, crafts have been crafted, presents have been wrapped, and it's almost time to party.
As if that wasn't good enough, Theo and I are pleased as punch to be going to see the new Star Wars film tonight. Bless his precious heart, he got us tickets two months ago and has been counting down the days. We were hoping we'd be able to see the old ones before we went to the theater, but Disney really did a good job of making it impossible to find them legally online, so that's not gonna happen for us. I don't download anything illegally EVER. It's one of my most precious and dorky qualities. Even in the days of Napster and Kazaa, I couldn't bring myself to do it. I can truly say I've never stolen anything in my life. Unless you count some of my sister's clothes, which I'm sure she does.
I impulsively bought a dress for Christmas the other night, and I'm starting to get scared about it. It arrives in the mail today, so I hope it wasn't a bust. I just thought it would be nice to have a lil something new for myself! But who knows, I have horrible luck with online shopping. It'll probably comically large on me, or something. Here's hoping! I showed Theo a pic of it and he wasn't impressed, so I'm gonna need to look FABULOUS in it.
Hope you all have a wonderful and festive weekend. Here are some links for your eyeballs and a little ditty for your heart.
I wrote this for my friends at Well Rounded NY about my fave lip scrub.
And I wrote this about my nasty winter hands for The Klog.
This guy is a real life supervillain, and karma is a bitch.
This made me homesick for a California Christmas.
The New Yorker's holiday covers.
I always forget about these two books and they are quite beautiful.
Were celeb baby names especially insane this year?
This apartment isn't necessarily my style, but I still fell in love with it.
Love this sweet DIY gift idea.
So tired of shit like this being excused as a "funny joke!" It's not funny, it's internalized misogyny, you dumb fuck.
If my oyster-loving Theo cared about tea towels, I would get him this one.
French vs. American holiday traditions.
Are black girls allowed to be depressed?
An excellent profile of Transparent's creator, Jill Soloway.