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December 18th, 2005


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12:09 pm - First, Try to Be Something, Anything, Else
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Lorrie Moore is my favorite author, and this is my reading of "How to Become a Writer," her breakthrough hit. Happy Sunday.

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From:iheartbridges
Date:December 18th, 2005 05:48 pm (UTC)
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Oh, P-C.

Wait, I thought phoneposts could only be five minutes. Hmm.

I guess I should learn how to make them.
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From:amy37
Date:December 18th, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC)
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I can't get the phone thing to work because we have no speakers at the moment (ack! I know), but I love this story with an unholy passion.

Are you completely up to date with her? I think I still have Frog Hospital to read, somewhere.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:December 18th, 2005 06:17 pm (UTC)
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As long as she hasn't come out with anything since Birds of America, I've read it all but The Forgotten Helper.

Frog Hospital made me cry, and books don't do that.
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From:harriettheelf
Date:December 18th, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
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If I tell you I find Lorrie Moore entirely overrated and her prose overwrought, will you still be my friend?

I mean, just hypothetically.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:December 18th, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC)
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Now you owe me two burritos.
From:harriettheelf
Date:December 18th, 2005 10:30 pm (UTC)
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I SAID HYPOTHETICALLY, DAMMIT.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:December 18th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
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I KNEW WHAT YOU REALLY MEANT THOUGH. IT'S THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS.
From:harriettheelf
Date:December 18th, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC)
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Well, fuck.

At least burritos are cheap around here ...
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From:spectralbovine
Date:December 19th, 2006 02:39 am (UTC)
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Hey, I totally forgot that you owed me burritos!

I guess we'll call it even with the latkes.
From:harriettheelf
Date:December 19th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
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I think I owed you two burritos, because I hate Lorrie Moore. So unless you count the latkes for double burritos then I still owe you one ...
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From:spectralbovine
Date:December 19th, 2006 04:54 am (UTC)
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Well, I did have, like, twelve latkes.
From:harriettheelf
Date:December 19th, 2006 04:56 am (UTC)
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You really did, didn't you. That's okay, I think Guzel had like twelve cupcakes. I'm glad you liked them!
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From:jeeperstseepers
Date:December 19th, 2005 01:55 am (UTC)
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I will never get over how fast you can move your mouth.

And this:

"Apply to law school.

From here on in, many things can happen. But the main one will be this: You decide not to go to law school after all, and, instead, you spend a good, big chunk of your adult life telling people how you decided not to go to law school after all."

is me.
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From:beardoggx
Date:December 22nd, 2005 04:55 am (UTC)
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Hey, spectralbovine, I just got a LJ last week. Is it OK if I friend you?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:December 22nd, 2005 07:09 am (UTC)
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Heh. It's about time. Sure.
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From:matchboxslayer
Date:December 24th, 2005 06:11 am (UTC)
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i just finished "self-help." it was amazing. "how to become a writer" was actually teh first thing by her i ever read. and i fell in love.

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