Maria Yagoda

It's like a Hitchcock movie, you know, where you're thrown into a rubber bag and put in the trunk of a car. You find people. You find them.

top lyrics of my generation

1. “I will hunt you down.” — Mariah Carey, “Touch My Body”

2. “She even wear her hair down her back like mine.” — Lil Wayne, “Lollipop.”

3. “‘Cuz that’s my plans plans plans plans plans.” — Taio Cruz, “Dynamite.”

4. “If the light is off, then it isn’t on.” — Hilary Duff, “So Yesterday.”

5. “I got that hot bitch in my home.” — Jay-Z / Kanye, “N****s in Paris

I wish it were socially acceptable for me to wear that sort of outfit now. I look so comfy. 

I wish it were socially acceptable for me to wear that sort of outfit now. I look so comfy. 

home in swarthmore

I am finally home where I belong, with a little, fluffy dog named Rocky, a room bigger than a bread box, a fridge full of food, and a family that loves me / buys me snacks.

I couldn’t be happier. Well, I could be slightly happier, if I were somewhere with a beach and sunshine. But I’ll take the cool, crisp, smoky autumn air and warm beverages. 

wise italian proverb

"Chi va a letto senza cena tutta la notte si dimena."

translation: “He who goes to be without eating will regret it throughout the night.”


The beautiful Guilford, Connecticut. I pass this pond every week when I go play with llamas at Lakeside Llamas and Feed. 

The beautiful Guilford, Connecticut. I pass this pond every week when I go play with llamas at Lakeside Llamas and Feed. 

this is what happens to a pumpkin that you carve in a moist basement and leave there for a week. note: the black furry stuff is mold. 

this is what happens to a pumpkin that you carve in a moist basement and leave there for a week. note: the black furry stuff is mold. 

Llamas are really hard to please. Even if you have snacks in your hand.

Llamas are really hard to please. Even if you have snacks in your hand.

poem of the day

Musée des Beaux Arts, by W.H. Auden

About suffering they were never wrong, 

The Old Masters; how well, they understood 

Its human position; how it takes place 

While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along; 

How, when the aged are reverently, passionately waiting 

For the miraculous birth, there always must be 

Children who did not specially want it to happen, skating 

On a pond at the edge of the wood: 

They never forgot 

That even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course 

Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot 

Where the dogs go on with their doggy life and the torturer’s horse 

Scratches its innocent behind on a tree. 

In Breughel’s Icarus, for instance: how everything turns away 

Quite leisurely from the disaster; the ploughman may 

Have heard the splash, the forsaken cry, 

But for him it was not an important failure; the sun shone 

As it had to on the white legs disappearing into the green 

Water; and the expensive delicate ship that must have seen 

Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky, 

had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on.