The Diagnostics of Dress

  1. There is no fear like attempting to wriggle free of a dress freshly pinned by a seamstress. 
  2. Similarly, no anxiety like that of wrangling a full skirt on a gusty day. 
  3. What’s regret if not high-waisted pants worn to an afternoon buffet? 
My immediate reaction to this panda is laughter. That won’t mean a thing to you, but I assure you, the mechanism I have for unbridled laughter is not at all democratic. Simply put, I don’t laugh easily. But opening my email to find this adorably serious bear, I am beginning to understand why time after time one hapless zoo visitor after another finds him or herself mangled on the wrong side of the bear cage. I always wondered. 

My immediate reaction to this panda is laughter. That won’t mean a thing to you, but I assure you, the mechanism I have for unbridled laughter is not at all democratic. Simply put, I don’t laugh easily. But opening my email to find this adorably serious bear, I am beginning to understand why time after time one hapless zoo visitor after another finds him or herself mangled on the wrong side of the bear cage. I always wondered. 

Literally counting down the days at this point. Keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter || Lauren Chu, photographed by Kelly Jung for The Urbaness. 

Literally counting down the days at this point. Keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter || Lauren Chu, photographed by Kelly Jung for The Urbaness. 

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What do you do on a day like today? When you wake up to the news and realize that the world is a far scarier place than you ever could have imagined? You feel the weight of your own heart, say thank you for what is yours, and then you distract yourself like crazy. Here is visual representation of step three. via the paris review. 

What do you do on a day like today? When you wake up to the news and realize that the world is a far scarier place than you ever could have imagined? You feel the weight of your own heart, say thank you for what is yours, and then you distract yourself like crazy. Here is visual representation of step three. via the paris review. 

Sustainable supplies: A search through my sent email for the term ”Brussels sprouts” turns up the following, with accompanying text: Can you imagine this little man getting shot in the head with a pea bullet?  His Brussels sprout helmet exploding into shredded leaves? This was certainly not what I was looking for, but I’ll take it. For additional notes on vegetable defense and armor, please see “Plans for Sustainable Military.”

Sustainable supplies: A search through my sent email for the term ”Brussels sprouts” turns up the following, with accompanying text: Can you imagine this little man getting shot in the head with a pea bullet?  His Brussels sprout helmet exploding into shredded leaves? This was certainly not what I was looking for, but I’ll take it. For additional notes on vegetable defense and armor, please see “Plans for Sustainable Military.”

Lies we’ve told each other: Before I met you, I would eat just one pea—cutting it meticulously with knife and fork.

You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ~ Ray Bradbury

One time, the great Ray Bradbury gave me advice on marriage, and this is what he said:

Juggling marriage and writing was never hard for me. My wife Maggie supported me at the very beginning of my career. She worked full-time so I could stay home and write. When she came home from work, she typed the manuscript for THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES. I have said it many times, a writer only needs to write two or three hours a day. But they must use this time well. No telephone. No internet. Write! This way, after lunch, there is still plenty of time for your relationship!
Love!
Ray 

I remember thinking a great deal about that exclamation point. As my friend Mt lamented, the world is a little less fantastic today.

One time, the great Ray Bradbury gave me advice on marriage, and this is what he said:

Juggling marriage and writing was never hard for me. My wife Maggie supported me at the very beginning of my career. She worked full-time so I could stay home and write. When she came home from work, she typed the manuscript for THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES. I have said it many times, a writer only needs to write two or three hours a day. But they must use this time well. No telephone. No internet. Write! This way, after lunch, there is still plenty of time for your relationship!


Love!

Ray 

I remember thinking a great deal about that exclamation point. As my friend Mt lamented, the world is a little less fantastic today.

Gauge your autonomy: purchase a plane ticket. Receive a stamp of self-reliance at customs. Deflate in a hot shower. Walk the tattered edge of the city. Hum to yourself. Keep your hands in your pockets. Lie down in the grass whenever feasible. Assume an Orwellian voice when writing home. Follow strangers till they tire you. Change direction; begin again.

Is it a.) Comforting or b.) Intimidating to know that the world’s best ideas began as blank Word documents?

Be wise, because the world needs more wisdom. And if you cannot be wise—pretend to be someone who is wise, and then just behave like they would. ~ Neil Gaiman

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