"Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have."
Lloyd Alexander (via seabois)
It’s late July, the windows are up, and I might have to whip out a good old cardigan?! What kind of beautiful place is New York?
Hillary Clinton, in response to a tweet from Amy Poehler (x).
A situation in which I will never regret that I am horrible at directions, took a minute to find my way back home, and as a result lingered around alone outside Upright Citizen’s Brigade:
I noticed a group of people approaching UCB to take a picture with Amy and Aubrey and in the kindest sweetest way Amy Poehler declined. Then, drawing every ounce of courage, I swooped in and said to her, “Amy, I just wanted to let you know that I really love Smart Girls at a Party.” She lit up and thanked me. She asked what my name was and with a giant smile, said “Jenine.” She replied “I’m Amy”, we shook hands, and she thanked me for coming to the show. I thanked her again and we parted ways. It was glorious- such a perfect moment. During this short interaction, I thought about telling her that I loved how smart girls provided resources for smart girl parties, but she was with Aubrey Plaza and Peter from Mindy Project and others, so I know brevity was for the best.
I walked down the street, still not knowing where I was going and it had just begun to rain, but I was so happy that all I could do was smile and skip down the sidewalk to an unknown destination. Everything about Amy put me at ease, so much so that I forgot that maybe I should have shown her the Bossypants that was in my purse or mentioned how Smart girls gives the best advice, namely about changing the world by being yourself and how I was finally at a place in my life where I believed that about myself or how from everything I read about her she seems to be kind and work hard and despite me not being in comedy she’s an inspirational goddess to me and how Leslie Knope gave me strength during the darkest, worst times of my life- how watching Parks helped to bring out the Knope in me again. Instead I could only thank her over and over again, but I’m happy. I have a great deal to be thankful for. Not everyone gets to meet their hero, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I hope she knows she’s the raddest.
Well, well, well… I think I’ve stumbled upon my new favorite place.
If you derive your humor from picking on groups that are marginalized- stop. Aside from being offensive, it’s lazy so step off and step it up.
Secret Libraries of New York City
As the debate continues over the renovation of the main branch of the New York Public Library — a design by Norman Foster that would radically overhaul the stacks and other features of the historic Beaux-Arts building — we are looking at some of the city’s less visible libraries. The NYPL has an incredible branch system around the boroughs, but it’s only a part of New York City’s literary resources. From private clubs, to nonprofit societies, to pop up places right out in the streets, here are some of our favorite secret libraries of the city.
"Don’t you know I breathe in fire breath out fire." Too tired and this song makes me feel like a lonely, but happy and powerful dragon.