I was upstate and came back in the early evening through Penn Station. Within a block of walking, two ugly blue bikes passed by with an early thirties, heterosexual couple pedaling away. My mixed feelings remained mixed though as I'm happy to see more folks on bikes, I'm dismayed by how fucking ugly the bikes are. Were I given such a bike as a present, I would quickly spray paint it a neutral mid gray (Pantone 424).
On We Must Build An Enormous McWorld In Times Square, A Xanadu Representing A McDonald's From Every Nation
Yes, but let's open it in Portland. They need jobs there.
Lesson for writers: step away from the computer and take a part-time job somewhere, working with your hands or with other people, experiencing the life around you.
Once upon a time as a manager for a Macy's I had to deliver a 36" television to a housing project because of an infuriated client called the store to complain about her delivery. (This was long before social media and longer before flat-screen not-heavy televisions).
My sob story > Your sob story
Just as I became doubtful of the existence of Santa (about age five), my father had one of his co-workers come to the house as Claus (something this man apparently did for many families). I was thoroughly convinced for one or two more years.
I've seen very few 2013 trend pieces out this year. What does the pablum media know that it isn't telling us?
@melis Actually, it was Mister Sicha inching the pencil cup forward on the desk for Mister Macher to lean over and pick up, a la Dabney Coleman and Dolly Parton in 9-to-5.
Once upon a time the vogue was to disparage those brought to the city by Carrie Sadshaw. Now the vogue is to employ them?
Generation X, it never happened.
1. I think it's time for me to re-read "Writing in Restaurants".
2. His use of dialogue has forever changed me.
3. Let it be noted that I am a gay for Mamet.
@hershmire Oh yes, in five years it will be so very very boring compared to the vavavoom that is now.
@Rod T: Wait, no, this is what I was leading up to: Change "native" to "naive" and you might just explain everything advertisey forever.