tumblr-y merch at the seattle aquarium gift store
““It’s only in an initial state of privation that you can begin to have thoughts about what it is you might want, to really imagine or picture it. It’s very difficult to know what we’re frustrated by. In making the case for frustration I want to make it more interesting, such that people can talk or think about it in different ways. […] What I would suggest is more time wasting, less stimulation. We need time to lie fallow like we did in childhood, so we can recuperate. Rather than be constantly told what you want and be pressurised to go after it, I think we would benefit greatly from spells of vaguely restless boredom in which desire can crystallise.””
— Adam Phillips
gaston bachelard, the poetics of space
kathi weeks, the problem with work: feminism, marxism, antiwork politics, and postwork imaginaries
i think josh and aliza are doing important work at this rethinking work conference. aliza says “i have many updates for you but i just drank a fluorescent drink the size of my face.” they already had six cops pull them over, ask for IDs, search their car and bags, and give them a speeding ticket. they’re like spring breakers, except with fredric jameson instead of james franco.
Theodor W. Adorno, Minima Moralia (via fictionalhorse)
marc said that this was his best vacation ever and i agreed. highlights include a bunch of conceptual jokes that got really elaborate; staying an extra day; talking about how i quit my post-collegiate starbucks job mid-training, and marc saying “it’s our quitter aesthetic”; and when, at the casino, erin said “marc, you really need better ways to spend your money” and i said “aren’t you glad you met me?”
one of marc’s colleagues, upon hearing about our various vacation plans, said “i thought you said she was a feminist.” he was like “she’s not that kind of feminist.” vacationing is at least proximate to babbling and daydreaming, and so far contains both.
babbling is next to daydreaming.