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August 19th
12:29 PM EST
"I suppose it made sense, when blogging was new, that there was some confusion about voice. Was a blog more like writing or more like speech? Soon it became a contrived and shambling hybrid of the two. The “sort ofs” and “reallys” and “ums” and “you knows” that we use in conversation were codified as the central connectors in the blogger lexicon. We weren’t just mad, we were sort of enraged; no one was merely confused, but kind of totally mystified. That music blog we liked was really pretty much the only one that, um, you know, got it. Never before had “folks” been used so relentlessly and enthusiastically as a term of general address outside church suppers, chain restaurants and family reunions. It’s fascinating and dreadful in hindsight to realize how quickly these conventions took hold and how widely they spread. And! They have sort of mutated since to liberal and often sarcastic use of question marks? And exclamation points! “Oh, hi,” people say at the start of sentences on blogs, Twitter and Tumblr these days, both acknowledging and jokily feigning surprise at the presence of the readers who have turned up there."
April 2nd
5:46 PM EST

Irony.

Why is it necessary in real life? Why can it not just be a thing for literature, you know?

Two days ago, I opened a new bank account with Chase because the bank I was using was only convenient while I was at school.

Yesterday I accepted a job in Virginia. So I’m moving to Virginia.

There are no Chase banks in Virginia. Absolutely zero.

I mean it’s actually not that big of a deal and something that will be easily fixed. But still, really life? Really? Do you like laughing at me?

Oh, by the way guys. I have a real job now!

July 23rd
1:13 AM EST
This is THE “Friends” building. What is THE “Friends” building, you ask? It’s the apartment building above Central Perk (let’s all pretend that restaurant is really a cafe!) in the lovely Greenwich Village that among others, is home to Joey Tribiani, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Rachel Green and sometimes Phoebe Buffay and Ross Geller! While some would say the use of the apartment building in the show was merely stock footage, a true fan of “Friends” believes that Joey and Chandler are relaxing in their lazy boy recliners inside that very building as we speak, while Monica and Rachel are playing with baby Ben in the apartment across the hall.
My best friend and I had a phase where “Friends” was basically the only TV show we ever watched. We had all of the seasons on DVD and if we were sitting in front of a TV there was no question as to whether we would watch “Friends” or not. The fact that we could quote almost any line, from any episode, verbatim kind of makes me wonder why we hadn’t set out to find “the friends building” any sooner than as recently as about two weeks ago. We do live in the outskirts of the city, getting to the building should have been simple enough. Or so we thought…
If there’s one thing anyone knows about my best friend and I, it’s that when both of our senses of direction are combined, all direction is lost. We have such a reputation for getting lost that her dad ironically and jokingly calls us Lois and Clark. We happened to be having tea in Greenwich Village one day about two weeks ago, when we realized we were in close proximity to the legendary apartment building and said, “Hey! let’s find it!”
So on the hottest day of the summer, walking under the sweltering sun, we set out from the tea room to the corner of Bedford and Grove. Well, thanks to both of our outstanding navigational abilities we ended up walking in circles around several different blocks in the area probably close to ten times. “Hey that store with all the hipsters in it looks familiar! I think we’ve passed here before!” 
If you’re wondering, we did finally find it. I mean, my hair was frizzed out to Guam and I’m pretty sure I lost 3 pounds in sweat from walking around in the heat for over an hour (I know gross! but it was that hot) but we found THE Friends building! It was so worth it! The best part was, my friend and I, two totally non-tourist, native New Yorkers, got to the building at the same time as a large group of cackling, skyscraper gazing, non-English speaking tourists. Awesome! I felt like yelling, “I swear I’m from here!”
The other best part is that while I was walking around the city today, kind of just wandering and enjoying all of the scenery, totally not desperately trying to find a specific destination, I unknowingly walked right up Grove Street, and caught a perfect view of non other than, THE friends building! Oh, the irony!

This is THE “Friends” building. What is THE “Friends” building, you ask? It’s the apartment building above Central Perk (let’s all pretend that restaurant is really a cafe!) in the lovely Greenwich Village that among others, is home to Joey Tribiani, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Rachel Green and sometimes Phoebe Buffay and Ross Geller! While some would say the use of the apartment building in the show was merely stock footage, a true fan of “Friends” believes that Joey and Chandler are relaxing in their lazy boy recliners inside that very building as we speak, while Monica and Rachel are playing with baby Ben in the apartment across the hall.

My best friend and I had a phase where “Friends” was basically the only TV show we ever watched. We had all of the seasons on DVD and if we were sitting in front of a TV there was no question as to whether we would watch “Friends” or not. The fact that we could quote almost any line, from any episode, verbatim kind of makes me wonder why we hadn’t set out to find “the friends building” any sooner than as recently as about two weeks ago. We do live in the outskirts of the city, getting to the building should have been simple enough. Or so we thought…

If there’s one thing anyone knows about my best friend and I, it’s that when both of our senses of direction are combined, all direction is lost. We have such a reputation for getting lost that her dad ironically and jokingly calls us Lois and Clark. We happened to be having tea in Greenwich Village one day about two weeks ago, when we realized we were in close proximity to the legendary apartment building and said, “Hey! let’s find it!”

So on the hottest day of the summer, walking under the sweltering sun, we set out from the tea room to the corner of Bedford and Grove. Well, thanks to both of our outstanding navigational abilities we ended up walking in circles around several different blocks in the area probably close to ten times. “Hey that store with all the hipsters in it looks familiar! I think we’ve passed here before!” 

If you’re wondering, we did finally find it. I mean, my hair was frizzed out to Guam and I’m pretty sure I lost 3 pounds in sweat from walking around in the heat for over an hour (I know gross! but it was that hot) but we found THE Friends building! It was so worth it! The best part was, my friend and I, two totally non-tourist, native New Yorkers, got to the building at the same time as a large group of cackling, skyscraper gazing, non-English speaking tourists. Awesome! I felt like yelling, “I swear I’m from here!”

The other best part is that while I was walking around the city today, kind of just wandering and enjoying all of the scenery, totally not desperately trying to find a specific destination, I unknowingly walked right up Grove Street, and caught a perfect view of non other than, THE friends building! Oh, the irony!