grumpy and gorgeous

twenty-something philadelphia-area online diarist comes home in the midst of a total breakdown and eventually makes good, to an electrifying soundtrack of '60s power pop.

it's the feel-good movie of the summer.

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~ Saturday, July 26 ~
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She’s a go-getter

Apologies to everyone who I haven’t emailed, or written a reply message to, or participated in their questions meme, or what have you—it’s been a busy few weeks. I’m hoping to catch up in the next few days after my next two work shifts.

Everything’s been all upheaval-y at work recently so I’ve ended up there most of the time. Today a customer must have liked something I’m doing, because she said to R after speaking with me, “She’s a go-getter.” I can’t imagine anything less true but maybe in this job, it isn’t a lie. It occurred to me tonight I am such a good value for this company. K finally got his promotion the other day, and I told him I’m afraid to quit and leave people in the lurch here (because I am one of a handful of good and reliable workers) and he was so kind (but didn’t hesitate) in saying “Don’t feel bad.” Before he left we talked a bit about the plan for me for tomorrow, where to move things, and I made a suggestion and took the initiative on a few things. When C came in at 5, I was running in ten directions trying to get things done and she laughed at me to R when I asked a question because she knew before I did that R would just defer to my idea. I’m necessary, here. I’m indispensable. I’m a go-getter. Now if only I could act like that in every area of my life.

Tags: and be indispensable to everyone i am afraid will reject me that would be good anyway back on point: sorry i have been stuck in the peripherals on tumblr
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unforgettabledetritus:

This whole week I’ve been complaining about the fact that I’ve been having trouble sleeping, but I also have been reading heartbreaking stories just before bed every night (How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer, at grumpyandgorgeous' recommendation) and so, like most things, I brought this on myself.

YAAAAAS ARIELLE! I knew only ever recommending one book would eventually pay off with someone reading it!

But yikes, trying to sleep after “Pilgrims” sounds like an impossibility.

Tags: or basically all of them save the isabel fish or the smoothest way is full of stones or when she is old and i am famous yo guys have i mentioned before how much i want to turn when she is old and i am famous into a short film because i do julie orringer the isabel fish would be great too but also much more difficult i think? all of these stories would be great films who i am kidding but man oh man i have thought through when she is old and i am famous to a ridiculous degree i feel like tonally so much of that story can be traced to this anecdote the narrator tells about her cousin who is the other main character when she says her cousin was a model and she was modeling on a bridge and she stood on its side and fell to the stream below where her chest was pierced through by a pipe (or a beam? i think it was a pipe) and she went to the hospital and fell in a coma and got sicker and sicker and almost died and prayer saved her and when she woke up she was so thin and pale they whispered she would be the most beautiful model ever i love everything about that that could be a story right there and then the narrator tells her male friends this girl is her cousin and because she is fat they think it's 'some feminist joke' or somethin I DON'T KNOW I LOVE THE COLLECTION BUT THAT STORY GUYS
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~ Friday, July 25 ~
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Actually, no, Lea Michelle is the worst. But I’m definitely second.


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I’m just awful. Does anyone else ever come to that realization? It’s late and I’m tired and I’m just terrible. I’m the worst.

(Source: Spotify)

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~ Wednesday, July 23 ~
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I think of you every year, Amy.

(Source: Spotify)

Tags: amy winehouse rip
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~ Sunday, July 20 ~
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"Dan, you’re like the closest person I’ve ever met to the guy in America Psycho. And I think you might think that that’s a compliment, but that’s just because a part of your brain is missing.” 

(Source: alisonnbries)

Tags: how did he not get an emmy nom for 'i have no soul' i ask you he's just delighted dan egan: the one true bastard veep actually i know josie calls kingsley a dicklord once in fresh meat (it is my favorite josie insult) (other than when they talk about b&e and she says something about there not being a massive shit on the bed 'other than jp' and snorts) but like actually dicklord is the perfect dan egan nickname is anyone else more of a lord of the dicks no no they are not dan egan: dicklord yeah that's more like it :)
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elesheva:

harrystlyse:

WHEN THE FUCK DID THIS HAPPEN


~oh lord, I am sorry for the inappropriate thoughts I have had about this human, please accept this reblog as penance for my sins~

Fiancé. What happened to you.

elesheva:

harrystlyse:

WHEN THE FUCK DID THIS HAPPEN

~oh lord, I am sorry for the inappropriate thoughts I have had about this human, please accept this reblog as penance for my sins~

Fiancé. What happened to you.

Tags: flat what i am not fond harry styles: probably my husband one day or something tho not at this rate buddy
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~ Friday, July 18 ~
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honestly spotify can you even give me that with a straight face

honestly spotify can you even give me that with a straight face

Tags: this is the woman who listened to happy pop a few hundred times in a week like two months ago i NEVER get tired of songs okay RARELY it's an inherited trait did i ever tell you about the time my mom was cleaning in the eighties? and she put if this is it on repeat while she did it? and like nine hours passed and the neighbors/best friends were like 'jeez margo change the fucking album!!!!' yes i do not tire of songs leave me alone spotify don't try and guilt me it won't work
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Good lord where is the music video for this already? Come on.

Tags: is the lyric 'god bless you little idiot because you're always blessing me'? it's the only lyric in the whole song i am unsure of but i love my version elizabeth and the catapult MADE MY OLD MAN SMILE MADE HIM TAP HIS KNEE FOR JUST A LITTLE WHILE NOTHING'S REAL NOTHING'S REAL NOTHING'S REAL NOTHING'S REAL MADE MY MAMA LAUGH MAKE HER JOKE AROUND MADE MY LABEL... ARE YOU PROUD? ARE YOU PROUD? ARE YOU PROUD NOW? ARE YOU PROUD ARE YOU PROUD ARE YOU PROUD ARE YOU PROUD ugh but for real this song is perfect
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