"I’m mad charitable. I donated two cans of soup to get into a Katy Perry Q&A"

Mindy Lahiri (via mindythings)

[note: I’m so glad fall TV is slowly returning]

Saturday morning bloglovin’. We are home on a weekend for once, folks! And even though I have lots of productivity planned for such a joyous occasion as this, I also can’t resist my Saturday morning traditions of making breakfast and then reading blogs in bed. Here are some unrelated posts that I liked.

A fall outfit based on buffalo check. I really like Chasing Davies, and I don’t think I’ve shared that like before. This makes me wish it was crisp and makes me want to get a big, blanket-like buffalo check shirt. 

Lots of one-pot vegetarian dinners. I like vegetables, I like cooking, I don’t like cleaning. So what’s not to like here? 

Ankle boots. I’ll tell anyone that I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of ankle boots for two years now. This is an impressive line-up. None that I have to go out and buy right now, per se.. Someday. 

A unique post about adulthood. I love this series from APW. So many unique experiences that aren’t necessarily my own, but that are well-written and beautiful in their own right. 

mediander:

""Women in Clothes" is a book unlike any other. It is essentially a conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities—famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old—on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives.
"It began with a survey. The editors composed a list of more than fifty questions designed to prompt women to think more deeply about their personal style. Writers, activists, and artists including Cindy Sherman, Kim Gordon, Kalpona Akter, Sarah Nicole Prickett, Tavi Gevinson, Miranda July, Roxane Gay, Lena Dunham, and Molly Ringwald answered these questions with photographs, interviews, personal testimonies, and illustrations."
Thinking women in conversation about style—we’ll read that!
(via Sheila Heti | Women in Clothes | Mediander | Shop)

This is my fun book for the month (maybe semester — my reading load is kind of absurd). After a long day of reading, I can’t wait to get home, get in bed, and crack this open. 
It’s amazing.
I’m going to talk lots more about it. So here’s what it’s about. 

mediander:

""Women in Clothes" is a book unlike any other. It is essentially a conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities—famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old—on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives.

"It began with a survey. The editors composed a list of more than fifty questions designed to prompt women to think more deeply about their personal style. Writers, activists, and artists including Cindy Sherman, Kim Gordon, Kalpona Akter, Sarah Nicole Prickett, Tavi Gevinson, Miranda July, Roxane Gay, Lena Dunham, and Molly Ringwald answered these questions with photographs, interviews, personal testimonies, and illustrations."

Thinking women in conversation about style—we’ll read that!

(via Sheila Heti | Women in Clothes | Mediander | Shop)

This is my fun book for the month (maybe semester — my reading load is kind of absurd). After a long day of reading, I can’t wait to get home, get in bed, and crack this open. 

It’s amazing.

I’m going to talk lots more about it. So here’s what it’s about. 

"The experience of eros as lack alerts a person to the boundaries of himself, of other people, of things in general. It is the edge separating my tongue from the taste for which it longs that teaches me what an edge is."

Anne Carson, Eros, the Bittersweet

My Rhetoric & Desire class and this text are complicating (in such productive ways) my conceptions of affect and its importance. We are not purely rational creatures who get thrown off by emotion. Desire and affect are legitimate. Eros is important, in being human and therefore in rhetoric, the thing that I profess to teach.

And language complicates it all. 

Nasim Pedrad on meeting Kim Kardashian, parodying Aziz Ansari

Andrew showed me this last night and I’m still giggling. I think it is slightly easier to parody someone who parodies themselves in their stand-up (because that’s what it reminds me of). But the Kim K. thing is hilarious. 

Miss America 2015: ‘Jane Austin,’ terrifying frogs, and more of what you missed | EW.com →

Today I earned my benjy’s. Grading and reading and meetings, oh my.  (at benjy’s on Washington)

Today I earned my benjy’s. Grading and reading and meetings, oh my. (at benjy’s on Washington)

"People don’t like love, they like that flittery flirty feeling. They don’t love love - love is sacrificial, love is ferocious, it’s not emotive. Our culture doesn’t love love, it loves the idea of love. It wants the emotion without paying anything for it. It’s ridiculous."

Matt Chandler (via wnq-writers)

I bought this album on a whim a couple years ago. I am forever grateful that I did. Especially on a Sunday afternoon, slogging through grading, when this coffee shop wifi is too weak for Spotify streaming.
(Recommended: Heartbreaker, Rise to the Sun, and everything else on this album)