A Book and A Beer

The book I am reading and the beer I am drinking

Drinking a Porkslap, which I like the taste of, but hate the name. The can says “Brewed with Ginger,” but I don’t taste it much, if at all? Anyway a solid cheap-ish but not cheap tasting beer.
Just picking Flannery O’Connor’s Collected Stories to read alongside it, whom I’ve been told numerous times to read and am sure I’ll enjoy. If we’re being completely honest, though, I bought this dollar copy (.50 cents with employee discount!) at the Strand primarily for its extensive annotations by the previous owner. Some real fuckin’ gems and good advice: “Don’t go where a convict is going.” and “Good leadership skills! I want to manipulate people like that.”
Beautiful doodles on the side too.

1) This beer packs a punch. It’s been a loooong time since I’ve had a Magic Hat. And an IPA? Oh wait this is an IPL. I don’t know what that means but yooo it’s 1:30 in the afternoon. I squeezed a lemon into the beer because.
2) HALBERSTAM!!! Such a fan. And this is a really fun read so far. Finally finished the Simone de Beauvoir book (WHICH I LOVED) but it’s nice to read criticism that lets me YouTube search music videos as research rather than a necessary brain break while I process things.Also, this is, like, my ISH. Absurdity and deconstruction as identity. Yes.
"Gaga feminism…is a form of political expression that masquerades as naive nonsense but that actually participates in big and meaningful forms of critique. It finds inspiration in the silly and the marginal, the childish and the outlandish. [It] grapples with what cannot yet be pronounced and what still takes the form of gibberish, as we wait for new social forms to give our gaga babbling meaning." - J. Jack Halberstam
Apparently I loved Lady Gaga all this time and didn’t even know it. How freeing for it to be ok to love pop.

1) This beer packs a punch. It’s been a loooong time since I’ve had a Magic Hat. And an IPA? Oh wait this is an IPL. I don’t know what that means but yooo it’s 1:30 in the afternoon. I squeezed a lemon into the beer because.

2) HALBERSTAM!!! Such a fan. And this is a really fun read so far. Finally finished the Simone de Beauvoir book (WHICH I LOVED) but it’s nice to read criticism that lets me YouTube search music videos as research rather than a necessary brain break while I process things.
Also, this is, like, my ISH. Absurdity and deconstruction as identity. Yes.

"Gaga feminism…is a form of political expression that masquerades as naive nonsense but that actually participates in big and meaningful forms of critique. It finds inspiration in the silly and the marginal, the childish and the outlandish. [It] grapples with what cannot yet be pronounced and what still takes the form of gibberish, as we wait for new social forms to give our gaga babbling meaning." - J. Jack Halberstam

Apparently I loved Lady Gaga all this time and didn’t even know it. How freeing for it to be ok to love pop.