hiatus - in lieu of a sticky post

Tumblr is too damn much fun, but it’s an enormous timesuck for my compulsive personality and I need to get back to my writing. But feel free to browse the archives, check out my most popular posts, or listen to the music I’ve posted over the years. (I had a tag page that actually worked, but given how Tumblr’s redesigned the Customization area I can no longer fucking find it. Aces, Tumblr!)

If you want you can follow along at my my (mostly abandoned) Tumblr reading log, my regular blog or my Flickr* (I don’t update Goodreads or Twitter much anymore but I do pop in occasionally).


*no I do not have Instagram. I will never have Instagram. The filters just look shitty to me.

Cite Arrow reblogged from theredshoes
The stars at night turned deep to dust

I’m retiring this Tumblr (no really, for real this time, I swear!) and before I signed off I thought it would be fun to reblog all my most popular posts, just because I’ve always been snoopy about the greatest hits of other Tumblrs, and I was curious about my own — I love metrics. So if you love snooping too (and who doesn’t, let’s be honest), just click here (or scroll back a few pages, whatever).

(I just wish I knew what to do about this sideblog. I tried to just update it by itself, but always got sucked right back into Tumblr proper. Maybe I should try importing just the book covers from books I’ve actually read this year into a Tumblr all its very own, but that….sounds like work! and also like “Maybe if I just drink wine after six and before eight I won’t get into trouble,” hah.)

….What’s funny is this (wholly unscientific and biased) little collection (I included some that weren’t quite as popular, sue me, it’s my blog) paints a pretty good picture of me anyway.


Okay yeah yeah and here’s the damn bee. (I think that is my VERY most popular post. Hard to be sure.)

you know I can’t quit you baby
but I gotta put you down for a while

//thinks Wait, I should check out my ‘hiatus’ tag….


…..aaaaahahaha oh my God, this is so sad and pathetic

That should have told me right there something was wrong ages ago, it looks almost exactly like my old, old journal entries repeatedly resolving to quit drinking, no really, this time, for good now. — Addicts! We’re all fucking virtual junkies. I used to think the idea of online addiction was stupid, unless it applied to compulsive gambling or porn-viewing or something, but no, we’re all lab rats scrabbling for the bright shiny crack now. Books, movies, short films, hell, even four-minute-long rock videos — too long! too much attention required! Vine: for when those UTU snippets are just too long. God bless the new order. We love Big Brother because we are Big Brother, endlessly eavesdropping on our own new fake selves. 

God I need a break.

//thinks Wait, I should check out my ‘hiatus’ tag….


…..aaaaahahaha oh my God, this is so sad and pathetic

That should have told me right there something was wrong ages ago, it looks almost exactly like my old, old journal entries repeatedly resolving to quit drinking, no really, this time, for good now. — Addicts! We’re all fucking virtual junkies. I used to think the idea of online addiction was stupid, unless it applied to compulsive gambling or porn-viewing or something, but no, we’re all lab rats scrabbling for the bright shiny crack now. Books, movies, short films, hell, even four-minute-long rock videos — too long! too much attention required! Vine: for when those UTU snippets are just too long. God bless the new order. We love Big Brother because we are Big Brother, endlessly eavesdropping on our own new fake selves.

God I need a break.

I guess it comes down to what you value about human intelligence and, by extension, human culture. Do you believe that intelligence is a matter of tapping into huge amounts of information as fast as possible — being “more productive,” as the Wired writer says — or do you think intelligence means stepping back from that information, thinking about it, and drawing your own conclusions in a calm, thoughtful way? My own feeling is that I’d rather have less information and more thoughtfulness. I certainly want information, but information isn’t an end unto itself. Human intelligence is the ability to make sense of that information. The Sun Magazine | Computing The Cost
He’s got away from us, Jack.

Taking a break.

on hiatus.
Leave it to i12bent to post the perfect “off we go into the sunset” music. See ya, y’all.

i12bent:

Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd: E Luxo So - from Jazz Samba, 1962

Personnel: Stan Getz, sax; Charlie Byrd, guitar; Gene Byrd, guitar and bass; Keter Betts, bass; Buddy Deppenschmidt, drums; Bill Reichenbach, drums

(via awordoraline)

Cite Arrow reblogged from i12bent