On missing the Midwest

I will never again come home on Sugar Bottom Road and see my mother’s muddy boots on the outside stoop, covered with equal amounts dog hair and mowed grass. I will never walk onto the blue shag carpet and find my scrawny little brother sitting on the floor in his pajamas, his energy, his kinetic force, dark hair disheveled as he builds an entire city out of Legos. My father, so very young, the fire in his eyes, proudly dropping the top on his convertible and driving along highway 1, harmonizing with John Denver and appreciating the smell of baled hay. 

Things have splintered since then, and we’ve all scattered in different directions and built very different lives. But I can make it all come back so vividly, so clearly. I know the way the night sky opened up to me, endless, stretched out on a trampoline - the feeling that I was both trapped and unrestrained in a fly-over state.

If I had the choice to move back there, I don’t think I’d want to. I like it so much better here. But I feel anyway that I’ve lost something enormous.

27 February 2014 ·

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27 February 2014 ·

fallontonight:

Adam Sandler singing a line from “Grow Old With You” from the Wedding Singer to Drew Barrymore 16 years later (x)

This happened, it was magical, and our hearts are melted. 

Well that hit a soft spot.

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27 February 2014 ·

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27 February 2014 ·

These are training dummies for retriever dogs. You throw them in a field and guide the dog using hand signals to where they fall, used mainly for hunting. Growing up with Labradors, we had so many of these laying around our property.
 

These are training dummies for retriever dogs. You throw them in a field and guide the dog using hand signals to where they fall, used mainly for hunting. Growing up with Labradors, we had so many of these laying around our property.

 

26 February 2014 ·

Well here’s an ad we’d never see today

Well here’s an ad we’d never see today

26 February 2014 ·

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24 February 2014 ·

ofakind:

How seriously do you take your tacos, huh? Are you hardcore enough for Lucy Folk's ode of a clutch? —erica

Obviously need

ofakind:

How seriously do you take your tacos, huh? Are you hardcore enough for Lucy Folk's ode of a clutch? —erica

Obviously need

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20 February 2014 ·

For real

For real

18 February 2014 ·

This totally freaks me out - which is probably why I like it.

This totally freaks me out - which is probably why I like it.

18 February 2014 ·

18 February 2014 ·

mopostal:

DeBarge - Rhythm Of The Night (by DeBargeVEVO)

This post is dedicated to my dad and brother. Laura Charles had the best taste in 80’s music.

18 February 2014 ·

"February, pick up your pen and weep, write poems about February in sobs and ink, while thunder booming in the background is burning in the black of spring."

~ Boris Pasternak 

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18 February 2014 ·

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18 February 2014 ·

"Lately, we’ve been referring to to our social-media-saturated era as “the age of outrage.” I think what’s going on is more complex than that. We don’t get to hide from the truth anymore. We don’t get to hide from the possibility of multiple truths. This is the age of knowing, of Pandora’s box blown wide open. This is the age of being unable, or unwilling, or having fewer opportunities to look away. This is the age of being confronted with what we are willing to do in the name of what we believe."

~ Roxane Gay 

14 February 2014 ·

Katy Kelley

Marinated in NPR, sauteed in Hip Hop, garnished lightly with Kung-Fu movies, washed down with a Guinness and served with a side order of cleverness. Has been described as “Mary Tyler Moore meets Pee-Wee Herman”.

Delightfully ambiguous with a dollop of intellect. Chilling in Brooklyn, NY.