Can this post reach 7 million until Christmas?
seems like yes
wtf literally yesterday this had 300000 notes less
megbits asked: Hey folks, is your bookstore open today? And does this whole 50% off business apply there, or just on your website? I'm not so much for the online buying, but a bike ride to DUMBO sounds nice.
Sadly, we’re not in our bookstore today. The half off sale is running on our site. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying a nice bike ride!
Here’s what you do: bike to our office. Take a photo there with a paper from today as proof, hostage style. Then, come back to the store another day. Ask for me, Dustin. Show me the photo. I’ll give you half off AND a high five, because all of this sounds like a lot of work.
Melville House = the absolute best.
As I’ve done the other years I’ve spent Thanksgiving in the UK, I went to the American service at St Paul’s this morning. No photos allowed inside, but I got a little bit of the atmosphere on the way out the door:
It’s a very interesting service, because despite being waaaay more patriotic, militaristic, and religious than I’d ever expect anything involving Thanksgiving to be, it’s still somehow more subdued and respectful than most things we do in America.
I felt very welcome in England until I went to Starbucks afterwards:
I walked along the Thames and then back up through the West End to go to Maoz Vegetarian, the falafel place I used to frequent in New York. I’d been hoping for something comforting and familiar but it was TOTALLY DIFFERENT and not in a good way. I left feeling despondent.
But after programming class and a game of Scrabble with a few friends, we went and had a traditional Thanksgiving meal:
(Totally crazy tray of taco toppings)
(Margaritas + candy corn)
I hope you all had wonderful holidays. Happy Thanksgiving!
Style is everything. Style is eye, window, and view. And, of course, when it serves its purpose, style is beside the point, is rightly subsumed by subjectivity and subject. Perhaps the handiest definition of literature is language where style and subject are inseparable. Sentences have a wisdom that inheres in their structure, syntax, and constituent parts, and not merely in what they purport to signify. I get agitated when I see critics lauding writers for their ‘invisible prose,’ as though style were only a window to be scrubbed out of sight.