I’ve just realized my half birthday came and went unnoticed. I am 18.5369863 years old now and what a messy number to be.
Me: I feel like a child during the summertime.
Sam: You are but a child, after all.
No I’m not. Well, maybe. It’s mighty strange not knowing.
Today: It is very windy and I spilled some milk today. Today: a Beastie Boys tape discovered and a slip and slide (on an actual slide, which seemed rather peculiar).
La día de la independencia fue muy divertida. America knows how to throw itself a party: Jesus and Mary Chain-flavored fun on the roof, running around in swimsuits and ruthlessly cursing into bottles. Sonic Youth/Feelies in Battery Park made my heart and ears turn into diamonds. I don’t care for hipsters, but they brought the sparklers, as is somehow always the case. We could see fireworks from Manhattan, Coney Island and New Jersey simultaneously. Seeing New Jersey or Coney Island in general is not half as magical as not seeing them at all; it’s sort of like watching your parents kiss.
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It’s safe to say me and Stella have deeper trust in eachother than related druglords, stampeding buffalo, or Rachel Zoe clients. So when I tell old girl to “download this song right now” or “bid on these shoes right now” she does so without question. When she left me a voicemail on Saturday saying “But Helen Dewitt’s The Last Samurai today and just sit down and read it - it has nothing to do with the Tom Cruise movie and it’s about child pornography,” I went straight down to Coliseum books and dropped a twenty for it. Quickly I realized I’d misheard the message, and it was not about child pornography but a child PRODIGY.
For a lot of people this might have been a huge disapointment, but not for me. Child prodigies spark more perverse interest in me than child pornography. Make 80’s-Brooke Shields a genius and I might end up in jail. I haven’t put this thing down and it’s one of the few pieces of experimental literature that maintains a narrative that isn’t subordinated by its form. Also: the writing is totally ungendered.
Agathe “Liquid Assassin” B.
Sailboats are more delightful than you could possibly imagine. I love sailboat words like chine or clush, chock or cuddy, gollywobbler or collywobbles. Sometimes sailboat shoes are okay. I think sailboats, next to skateboards, are the easiest sort of vehicles to draw. Also the ocean is superb because it’s always free, always wet, always lovely, and a great place to get rid of a body.