Archive for May 10, 2011

Simple Times

May 10, 2011

I went to dinner with my friend Lindsey the other night, and these words came out of my mouth, with genuine enthusiasm: “The most exciting things in my life right now are [the cat]’s haircut and our new vacuum cleaner.”

Unconscious Poet

May 4, 2011

I was organizing some papers last night when I came across a small, square note — I had woken up from a dream and scrawled it down so I’d remember, stuck the note in a pile of other stuff, and forgotten about it. Reading it now, I think it sounds like a poem, so here it is. This is exactly what I wrote on the paper:


big, tall black woman
in furry white snowsuit
2 white poodles she couldn’t control
She stole my jacket and denied it