We were shrinking… We spent hours just staring at water, watching it change...– Jonathan Raban, “New World” from Granta no. 29
Made-up Left Brain Exercises
#1 Write down the lyrics to one of your favorite songs, backwards Start simple… (The Flaming Lips, “Do You Realize?” It’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning ‘round You realize the sun don’t go down It’s hard to make the good things last Let them know you realize that life goes fast And instead of saying all of your goodbyes That everyone...
Music To Do Very Specific Things To:
In the spirit of making lists, because that’s what your quarter-life crisis is for, here is a series of inconsequential soundtracks to tasks that may or may not apply to you, but definitely apply to me. Dancing in my Bedroom After a Particularly Good Night Spoon - “Finer Feelings” Darlings - “If This is Love…” Guillemots - “Trains to Brazil” ...
Thank you, Internet!
If you’re on facebook and you’re reading this, you’re probably well aware that the internet is a wonderful place to waste time. And just to be sure you agree with me, I’ll tag people who kill obscene amounts of time on the internet. One of the marks of a truly wonderful vacation is that it’s actually able to keep me from tweeting that I’m on vacation, and I had...