Thinking Thursday

“If Nana thinks you’re trying to scam her, she’ll tell you, and if she thinks you ruined her life by discontinuing Arnold’s Thin bread, she’ll let you know that, too. I guess when you spend eighty-seven years swallowing other people’s bullshit, there comes a time when you gotta spit some back.”
— Laurie Notaro (An Idiot Girl’s Christmas: True Tales from the Top of the Naughty List)

Thinking Thursday

“Historical fact: People stopped being people in 1913. That was the year Henry Ford put his cars on rollers and made his workers adopt the speed of the assembly line. At first, workers rebelled. They quit in droves, unable to accustom their bodies to the new pace of the age. Since then, however, the adaptation has been passed down: we’ve all inherited it to some degree, so that we plug right into joy-sticks and remotes, to repetitive motions of a hundred kinds.”
— Jeffrey Eugenides (Middlesex)

Thinking Thursday

“I need to learn to recognize and identify these danger signs when I see them, and not brush them off as “eccentricities,” “lovable oddities,” or “a sign that he’s crying out for help and the comforting of a codependent nurturer that only I, Princess Enabler, can provide. Bad boyfriends don’t disguise themselves; their girlfriends do it for them. ”
— Laurie Notaro (Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood)