Damn, that tweet I just reblogged always speaks to me. I never think of myself as going into a field where I would be working with kids but I am oddly drawn to it especially recently…I have felt strangely at home in my pediatric clinical this semester, although it has been simultaneously quite challenging and scary at times…especially with the babies and toddlers who I adore but do not feel confident with at this point…and then there are my choir kids at church (they are fifth through seventh graders) and I know that they are in such a difficult and tumultuous time in their lives and idk like I really feel compelled in this weird way to be like “WHAT ARE YOU DEALING WITH? LETS TALK!” And like I want to do this in many areas, the future, bullying, friendships, family stuff, the greater world around them and the confusion and scariness of it, religion and like the fact that they are quite possibly reaching a time of questioning and doubt and discovering their spirituality for themselves, but ESPECIALLY just because of my own experiences I just soooo want to be like “DOES ANYONE WANT TO TALK ABOUT GENDER AND SEXUALITY?” Because like I just think that children and youth really need to have spaces where they feel like they can talk about that stuff and I feel like they may not feel comfortable creating those spaces on their own? Even high school aged ppl! And I mean I come from near west theater where we don’t give a shit about age lol, twenty somethings can hang with thirty something’s and teenagers can come too lol, but I’m realizing now that some of that must have been intentional as hell and that stuff was a major part of what helped me? And geez it’s not like I’m saying “ooooh I have so much good advice, I need to pass it on” lol its nothing like that but I’m just thinking about that tweet I just reblogged and thinking like…damn idk. Idk idk idk idk idk.
It’s time for Beginnings, the podcast where writer and performer Andy Beckerman talks to the comedians, writers, filmmakers and musicians he admires about their earliest creative experiences and the numerous ways in which a creative life can unfold.
On today’s show we talk to Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, the writers and creators of the wonderful scripted podcast Welcome to Night Vale. Structured in the style of a local small town radio show, Welcome to Night Vale is a like Our Town written by Lovecraft and David Lynch.
A few weeks ago, Jeffrey and Joseph came over to Andy’s Harlem apartment and transformed Beginnings into The Fringecast for a bit and then Food Opinions with Joseph Fink. We also discuss the Tommy Westphal universe, The Traveler, Dave Barry, vegetarianism and more! Plus, in the epilogue, I chat with stand-up Joe Stanton about reading sci-fi as a child.
Please subscribe on iTunes and see some live dates: Andy will be in conversation with J.J. Sedelmaier on July 30th at UCB East, and the next live episode will be August 6th with Jim Norton, Bonnie McFarlane, Eric Drysdale (Colbert Report) and musical guest ARMS!
This is the third interview Joseph and Jeffrey ever did. Someone just sent me the link, and I’m supposed to be working so I didn’t listen to ALL of it yet, but you should.
It’s Joseph Fink’s birthday, so learn more about him here. He loves bread and bakes it himself, for one thing.
The Weather from “Condos”.
And there was a moment. There was a moment, dear listeners, when I considered it. I considered joining Carlos and becoming perfect. But I’ve come to know something after these months together with dear Carlos.
Perfection is not real. Perfection is not human. Carlos is not perfect, no. Even better — he is imperfect.
Everything about him, and us, and all of this, is imperfect! And those imperfections in our reality are the seams and cracks into which our out-sized love can seep and pool. And sometimes we are annoyed, and disappointed, and that too is part of how love works. It is not a perfect system, but oh!
Welcome to Night Vale
Episode 31.5 - Condos(via nightvalequotes)
constantlyrambling heehee I know ;D but thanks I can’t wait.
titaniumalloyspine We should take a little drive out to Unique once school lets out! I have been thinking I would really like to get a few new tops, maybe a new pair of shorts.
ah yes, the night vale fandom.
Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful Person
TODAY: Lupita Nyong’o is People’s Most Beautiful person for 2014, the magazine revealed Wednesday morning on TODAY. The Oscar winner with the perfect smile and the style to match beams from a cover that promises “her inspiring story.”
Photo: Getty Images via NBCNews.com
Just because you have a kink for something doesn’t mean it’s magically okay? I mean in mainstream porn, real women are physically abused to their limit for the sake of entertainment and it’s passed off as some “hardcore fetish”. Women of colour are hypersexualised in media…
Today I went to the cup noodle factory (& museum) in Osaka, Japan. It’s quite far out of the city, but after I read that you get to make your own cup noodle for 300¥ (£1.70/$2.90), I just had to go there. You go through the whole process of decorating a cup, adding the dry noodles, soup powder & your choice of 4 dry ingredients (I did pork, onion, garlic & decorative ducks). Then the cup is all sealed up (you even get to operate the machine to seal and fill it) and you pop it into an inflatable bubble bag with a red cord to take home with you!