Wondering what my dad would say if I told him I posted pictures of him on the internet on his birthday. He’d be amused, I think. “Drive the road,” he told me when I got my learner’s permit. The first time I drove on a highway was in his car, and I almost merged into a red Jeep that had been in my blind spot. I overcorrected, then overcorrected the overcorrection, and we spun out of control, doing a 360 in the middle of the highway. We ended up facing the right way again after hitting the guard rail in the breakdown lane. He asked me if I was all right, and I said yes, and I asked him the same thing, and he also said yes. I’d crushed a taillight and knocked a tire off, but we put it back on, and when we were ready to go, he asked me if I wanted to keep driving, using that falling-off-the-horse (and getting back on again) thing, but I was like helllll no.

Wondering what my dad would say if I told him I posted pictures of him on the internet on his birthday. He’d be amused, I think. “Drive the road,” he told me when I got my learner’s permit. The first time I drove on a highway was in his car, and I almost merged into a red Jeep that had been in my blind spot. I overcorrected, then overcorrected the overcorrection, and we spun out of control, doing a 360 in the middle of the highway. We ended up facing the right way again after hitting the guard rail in the breakdown lane. He asked me if I was all right, and I said yes, and I asked him the same thing, and he also said yes. I’d crushed a taillight and knocked a tire off, but we put it back on, and when we were ready to go, he asked me if I wanted to keep driving, using that falling-off-the-horse (and getting back on again) thing, but I was like helllll no.

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hairpintravel:

Jim Behrle and Ben, on Jim’s “How to Travel” story (not quite excerpted here), from “An Experience Definitely Worth Allegedly Having: Travel Stories From The Hairpin,” which is [still and everlastingly, maybe, although probably not, but who knows] available via Amazon. It’s for Kindle but you don’t need an actual Kindle. Just the free Kindle app for computers & smartphones. 

I would have paid at least $10 for this. Maybe a million trillion.

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housingworksbookstore:

DID YOU KNOW that on Friday, October 25 at 7PM we are hosting an amazing panel: The Age of Ladyblogs, or, How Women’s Websites Are Shaping The Cultural Conversation.
In honor of the publication of the first book by the popular website Jezebel, The Book of Jezebel, editors of influential online outlets for women come together to discuss the genre’s more recent history and female readers’ appetite for progressive discussions about contemporary womanhood, pop culture and politics.
With:
Jessica Coen, editor in chief, Jezebel
Kate Harding, co-author of The Book of Jezebel (moderator)
Anna Holmes, founder, Jezebel
Lori Leibovich, executive lifestyle editor, Huffington Post Women
Samhita Mukhopadhyay, former executive editor, Feministing
Amelia McDonnell-Parry, editor in chief, The Frisky
Edith Zimmerman, founder, The Hairpin

Next week, free haircuts (afterward, in the street)

housingworksbookstore:

DID YOU KNOW that on Friday, October 25 at 7PM we are hosting an amazing panel: The Age of Ladyblogs, or, How Women’s Websites Are Shaping The Cultural Conversation.

In honor of the publication of the first book by the popular website Jezebel, The Book of Jezebel, editors of influential online outlets for women come together to discuss the genre’s more recent history and female readers’ appetite for progressive discussions about contemporary womanhood, pop culture and politics.

With:

  • Jessica Coen, editor in chief, Jezebel
  • Kate Harding, co-author of The Book of Jezebel (moderator)
  • Anna Holmes, founder, Jezebel
  • Lori Leibovich, executive lifestyle editor, Huffington Post Women
  • Samhita Mukhopadhyay, former executive editor, Feministing
  • Amelia McDonnell-Parry, editor in chief, The Frisky
  • Edith Zimmerman, founder, The Hairpin

Next week, free haircuts (afterward, in the street)