The reason I always buy $10 worth of gas is because when I was a teenager I shared an old minivan with my dad and we liked to implicitly play a psychological game wherein we only put the tiniest amount of gas in the car to force the other person to get it next time. $10 is the now equivalent of the $5 I felt smart investing before.
I went to Pizza Lola on Tuesday and beforehand my boss’ wife told me to “get really high and order 3 pizzas.” I said to my boss, “look what your wife is saying,” and he replied, “I concur.”
I did not get high but I did work out first because I wanted to be so hungry that I was mad at my boyfriend. This happened last Saturday after we didn’t eat for ~9 hours on a road trip and it’s a very intense state of hunger.
I didn’t know Pizza Lola was in Edina but I guess it is. When we got there the place was very cute with lots of wood and red and it smelled like Thai peanuts.
I ordered a beer and checked out the bathroom, which had a nice scent due to an oil pot with sticks in it. It had one of those shelf units with little baskets and I looked in each one but there were no free tampons. Free tampons are always an indication that a place is classy.
We ordered 4 pizzas for 5 of us:
The Korean BBQ - the reason for the thai peanut smell, it had a salad on top of it and was spicy.
Hawaii Pie-O - Hawaiian pizza with habañero peppers, I think
Boise - Potato pizza
Sunnyside - Pizza with an egg on it.
My favorite was the Hawaii Pie-O because it had a nice smell about it that my friend Tanner, who works there, said was due to a sauce underneath the cheese. The KBBQ was also good but I wasn’t sure what to do with the salad part. The Boise had lots of butter on it, and made the effect of my beer double via grease. I didn’t try the Sunnyside because I don’t enjoy runny eggs on anything.
My basic consensus was that Pizza Lola is like an artier Punch pizza in a time when we have all become complacent with Punch pizza. It also has a Korean twist which manifests itself in pork and probably kimchi. I would definitely go there again, make with the Hawaii Pie-O, and skip the Boise.
It has occurred to me that this book is just really bad, and I am reading it in a game-like way where the rules are:
1. Read until they have sex (this takes way too long).
2. Read until they have sex and there is some kind of bondage (anticlimactic. Just a tie).
3. Read until there is some kind of freakier sex that seems scary (this hasn’t happened yet).
4. Read until she cries from sex (this scene is really bad).
5. Read until there is anal sex (haven’t gotten there yet, but curious to see what Christian Grey calls “conquering an ass” and if Anastasia Steele orgasms like 15 times from that like she seems to from every kind of human touch).
I wish there was something else remotely interesting about this book. At least Twilight was “campy fun” meets “shamefully relatable teenage girl insecurity.”
"I paused at the base of the poster and looked up — it covered the entire side of the building. My eyes traveled up their phosphorescent legs to their faces and back down again. My heart dropped and I swallowed once, hard. Girls. White girls.”
“I don’t like when people attend a concert or a reading and say the musician or author is a bad performer because of low energy levels or lack of inflection. I like attending concerts where the musicians barely move and are afraid to look at the audience” - Tao Lin in The Awl
(Currently avoiding participating in office voice over recording for a thing because I know that I will just sound nervous/sarcastic)
"Being young and living in a small town—with occasional exceptions—usually means you can’t stand what a city reflects back on you. Like the glassy, mirror-like towers jutting out of their downtowns, cities provide harsh reality checks.
What I’ve found is that people—myself included—who unabashedly say they want to “get away from it all” are usually only interested in getting away from others. And that’s usually, sadly, because they can’t stand themselves. Go ahead, populate that small-pond with your big-fish self. Just don’t pretend it’s the city’s fault.”
“yes they do have sex becuase bella ends up pregnant but what i dont get is that they do give some sort of memory of the intercourse for example bella says i believe she doesnt remember but i heard from my friend that edward replies saying something like it was so great you forgot or something sexual like that that is what my friend says is that wrong idk but for sure they have sex becuase she is pregnant unless she cheated on edward, doubt it he never lets her out of his sight and he could read minds so he could read all the guys minds and find out so yeah that was a long answer but yeah they do .”
(When someone does something dumb like MISS the ball)
(When something unexpected happens)
(When they get a point)
(When they hit the ball into my window a few times)
Yeah, basically these people have been playing volleyball rel loud outside my window for like 6 hours, and I’m that grinchy person who sits inside on a sunny day hating listening to their fun. I peeked at them out of just one of my blinds, and saw they had 2 bottles of wine and a French press.