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Citrus reveal party

Citrus reveal party. We moved into a house in May with a diligent little citrus tree in the yard that looks like it’s been cut down a few times but keeps coming back. When it bloomed we compared the

Citrus reveal party. We moved into a house in May with a diligent little citrus tree in the yard that looks like it’s been cut down a few times but kept coming back. When it bloomed we compared the flowers to those on trees at the nursery. Our best guess was that it’s a lemon tree. But we were prepared to love and squeeze and savor its fruit whatever it might be. It turns out it’s a lime tree, and to be honest that’s what we were hoping for.

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This is what it looks like. It’s when Hiram makes blue corn tortillas for dinner quesadillas but not what it looks like when you wake up angry, from a dream that a family of four has cut in front of

This is what it looks like. It’s when Hiram makes blue corn tortillas for dinner quesadillas but not what it looks like when you wake up angry, from a dream that a family of four has cut in front of

This is what it looks like. It’s when Hiram makes blue corn tortillas for dinner quesadillas but not what it looks like when you wake up angry, from a dream that a family of four has cut in front of you in line at the Blue Willow and is ordering blueberry pancakes to go. What kind of nightmare monsters buy carry out pancakes? Good morning!

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Some Loft Cinema memories: All the not rated foreign films they let us high schoolers into in the eighties when the teeny tiny theater was in a room of that old church above the bike shop on Sixth Str

Some Loft Cinema memories: All the not rated foreign films they let us high schoolers into in the eighties when the teeny tiny theater was in a room of that old church above the bike shop on Sixth Str

Some Loft Cinema memories: All the not rated foreign films they let us high schoolers into in the eighties when the teeny tiny theater was in a room of that old church above the bike shop on Sixth Street. Sneaking Taco Salad into Taxi Zum Klo, and thinking popcorn would have been a safer pairing. Rocky Horror Picture Show. Structurally unsound dancing in the aisles to Stop Making Sense. Dennis Hopper impersonations at the urinal after Blue Velvet. Almodóvar, Almodóvar, Almodóvar, Kubrick, and wtf Jodorowsky. And so on.

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Amanda Gris

What if the novel in you is one you yourself would never read? A beach novel, a blockbuster, a long, windy, character-driven literary drama that ends sadly? What if the one novel in you is the opposite of your idea of yourself?
― Alexander Chee, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays

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Orange ya glad you learned to use a can opener? Half a cup evaporated milk, half a cup half-and-half, 4 oz unsweetened dark chocolate, tablespoon cocoa powder, tablespoon sugar. Combine in a double bo

Orange ya glad you learned to use a can opener? Half a cup evaporated milk, half a cup half-and-half, 4 oz unsweetened dark chocolate, tablespoon cocoa powder, tablespoon sugar. Combine in a double bo

Orange ya glad you learned to use a can opener? Half a cup evaporated milk, half a cup half-and-half, 4 oz unsweetened dark chocolate, tablespoon cocoa powder, tablespoon sugar. Combine in a double boiler over medium heat until it’s all dissolved together. Keep stirring! Let it cool a bit. Pour into molds. Poke with sticks. Freeze. Lick or bite.

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Sometimes it’s harder to notice a place you think you know well

Sometimes it's harder to notice a place you think you know well; your eyes glide over it, seeing it but not seeing it at all. It's almost as if familiarity gives you a kind of temporary blindness. I had to force myself to look harder and try to see beyond the concept of library that was so latent in my brain. ― Susan Orlean, The Library Book