The Voyager’s clever (but never too-clever) sound builds an open structure within which Lewis can explore her current fascination: the weight of full adulthood, and its paradoxical precariousness.
In my eyes, Jenny Lewis can do no wrong. Unsurprisingly, her newest solo album is fantastic. You can listen to it in its entirety today on NPR.org. It’s just what I needed to get me through this Monday. You are so very welcome.
You’ll pry my Oxford comma from my cold, dead, and lifeless hands.
(If you get this, we can be friends.)
Five Random Things About Me
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- I absolutely have no will power when it comes to salty snacks. I can’t keep them in my house. I will absolutely eat an entire bag of chips in one sitting if left to my own devices. At Mexican restaurants, I have to literally move the chips out of my reach to avoid gorging myself. It’s…not pretty.
- I have a dog named Harper who is named after Harper Lee, author of my favorite book To Kill a Mockingbird. I also have a cat named Basil who is named after…the herb basil.
- I have a tattoo of an ampersand on my left wrist. You all probably know that by now though. (Hence my Tumblr name.)
- I played volleyball all through middle & high school. I was the captain of the varsity team both my junior & senior year. I was good. I miss it a lot.
- I know how to cook, but I don’t like cooking for just myself. Also, the grocery store & meal planning overwhelm the shit out of me. I really don’t know how people do it.
- (BONUS) I didn’t start cursing like a sailor until I began teaching. The teacher’s lounge & Friday Happy Hours quickly helped me develop my habit. I still won’t do it in front of my family though.
Earlier this summer, Lindsey began handing out cards to Minneapolis men, explaining what’s wrong with street harassment.
To be honest, this is an issue that I feel pretty strongly about. It is sometimes hard to explain to those that don’t live or work in the city. Some brush it off as women being too “uptight” when we should just “appreciate the compliment.” However, I’ve felt unsafe on a few occasions as a result of this type of behavior. It’s not something that we should just “deal with”. It’s not alright to make a woman feel as though she has to look at the ground or wear a particular type of clothing in order to avoid attention. I admire this woman. I may print out some of these cards & begin passing them out when I’m harassed on the street.