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http://www.lynchnet.com/lh/lhpremiere.html

OCR scanned with errors, but still one of my favorite things that David Foster Wallace ever wrote: An article about David Lynch. It takes some doing to get through, and I know no one has time to read such irrelevancies anymore--it's about a movie that came out 13 years ago--but worth posting, just the same. He captures the way I feel about David Lynch's creepiness in a way I would never have been able to articulate. And of course he's hilarious as always. I love the multilayeredness, footnotes and interminable sentences. Some of that he has in common with other entertaining writers, but I love that DFW makes things so personal; he doesn't distance himself with irony (like, say, Dave Eggers.)

So, my crush on DFW continues posthumously. I have a thing for brilliant men. Too bad so many brilliant men are also crazy, moody, and self-obsessed.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/03/magazine/03european-t.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1

I've seen this posted around a lot lately; I'm saving it here for myself. I can totally imagine living in the Netherlands someday, especially because my grandparents were from there and I identify with my Dutch heritage more than the other bits of me. :)
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I love this Catherine Newman article; I love just about everything she writes. She has such a beautiful, human, funny way of revealing herself.

http://www.oprah.com/article/omagazine/200802_omag_marriage_communication

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http://www.sacbee.com/273/story/1229847.html

This article does not even begin to touch the teeniest tip of the truth about the matter. But an article like this is so much better than none at all. I am really starting to feel like awareness of adult ADHD needs to be raised by 1000%. Of course I am still in the process of raising my OWN awareness!
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I found this article amusing. This is how I felt when I was vegetarian, at least once I got out into the "real world" where vegetarians are very much in the minority. When I was living, schooling and working in Adventist institutions I wasn't so much set apart.

I've been vegetarian for several long chunks in my life and I'm sure I will be again. I can almost feel it coming these days.

http://www.slate.com/id/2190872/

Jealousy

Apr. 14th, 2008 04:46 am
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I think Carolyn Hax is my favorite advice columnist.

I really liked this one about jealousy. There is lots of food for thought here. I've had such a complicated relationship to jealousy in my life. I think a lot of my friends who have known me a long time were probably surprised to learn about the role of jealousy in my current relationship. I used to be fatal-attraction-level jealous. I still might be, given the right circumstances. But it's no longer my default position.

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OK, so this article is unattributed and nonscientific and all that. I still like it. Food for thought.

http://www.relationship-institute.com/freearticles_detail.cfm?article_ID=153

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Went to see the Flaming Lips tonight at the Greek. They are SO INCREDIBLY AWESOME! It was really great to get out and do something at night for once, too. A concert, what a concept. I hadn't been to a concert since seeing Dark Star Orchestra on my due date, nearly 17 months ago! Well, and there was Led Kalapana a few days after that, but that was so tiny and intimate it was hardly a concert at all, more like hanging out in a bar with him.

I don't want to write much about the show--I want to leave some surprises in case you get to see them soon--but I will include here the article that I read in Esquire magazine in 2003 that inspired me to pick up a couple of their albums.

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