It’s back to normal work today after the Christmas holiday, and this week is going to be busy. Here are ten songs that are keeping me sane today. Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week
Most nights, I am visited by nightmares. They range from “being chased by a crazed murderer” to “being swallowed by a tsunami” to “I’m late for a test in a class I didn’t know I have” to “It’s been a mistake, my mom/dad/cat didn’t actually die.” I wake up feeling sad, depressed, scared, and unrested. And so I wondered: What causes nightmares?
Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency is a literary website founded by Dave Eggers; the pieces are usually humorous or absurd. Since 2006, I’ve tried, in vain, to have my lists accepted by the site. In grad school, we competed against each other to have pieces accepted. (If memory serves, the “winner” was someone who’d had a list published the year before he matriculated.) But I guess it’s not to be. So here are my rejected lists. [Trigger warning: one list is about suicide.]
This was the one book on the Man Booker Prize shortlist that I wasn’t particularly excited about. But then it was right there in front of me in the library, so it moved up on my reading list. Afterwards, I still wasn’t particularly excited about it. So here I am, trying to put my feelings of meh-ness into coherent sentences.
When I was a child, I wanted to be a painter. After a while I realized I had zero talent. Read More Lunchtime Poll: Feeling Ambitious
Q. Is it possible for women to have wet dreams? I think I may have orgasmed in my sleep before because of a sexy dream I was having. Read More Wet and Wild: Cumming in Dreamland
I aspire to have a book on the New York Times bestseller list. If this is your dream when you’re nine years old, you’re adorable. Go girl! If it’s your dream when you’re twenty-five, well, OK, good for you. If you’re 44 and still dreaming about it, some people are going to think you’re pathetic.
I try not to watch anything too disturbing or scary before going to bed, because often, I dream about things that were on television just before I fall asleep. That means I avoid the 11 o’clock news, and anything involving murders or ghosts or unsolved disappearances. Those are the things that freak me out, and I have no desire to have nightmares, thank you very much. Read More (Celebrities) In Your Dreams