no, i am not turning into j.d. salinger

August 6th, 2013 | Uncategorized

One of you wrote to ask me this. I have been getting concerned emails from various blog regulars about the disappearance of recent posts and the lack of any new ones. The disappearance is due to a problem my web host has been having. The lack of new posts is just due to my being busy and not having much to report. Here’s something, though:

I just got this Oberlin College t-shirt in the mail. I think it was because I gave money to the alumni fund. But I really love it. In fact I am wearing it for the third day straight. I like the design, which is an image of one of the iconic “womb chairs” in the Oberlin College Library. But I also like the t-shirt itself. It fits perfectly. Most t-shirts don’t, they grab or pull or bag or otherwise impinge on one.

womb chair

I guess I have reached some strange new phase of life, where I fret about t-shirt comfort and give money to my alma mater.

7 Responses to “no, i am not turning into j.d. salinger”

  1. Erika says:

    I love it!

  2. Andrew B says:

    If you were turning into J.D. Salinger, you would have to come live east of the Connecticut with the tax dodgers and hypocrites of New Hampshire. You are much better off west of it.

    Since your twitter stream also went quiet, I just assumed you were taking a break from the net. Disappointing to some of us, but understandable. Good to hear you’re busy, and no news often is good news.

    Just my opinion, a WordPress host that has no useable backup less than two months old is not earning its pay. It doesn’t matter if they have no backups, or if they have backups but the backups are corrupt too. Either way, they’re not doing their job.

    Finally, I’m glad you’re happy enough about Oberlin to support them, but change your damn shirt. Seriously, three days? Even I don’t do that, and that’s a low standard.

  3. Anna in Albuquerque says:

    Looks great on you. Why shouldn’t you enjoy how comfortable your new shirt is? Don’t we all have a favorite pair of jeans that fits just right?

  4. Eva says:

    Welcome back. Glad the technical difficulties were temporary. I was going through some kind of withdrawal symptoms. I mean, I even sent you a friend request on face book, I wanted so badly to get back in the loop. Never mind that though, I’m happy right here. Face book friends are great, but this blog is kind of like your new t-shirt – great design and it fits so well I’d wear it everyday if I could.

    “And I have one of those very loud, stupid laughs. I mean if I ever sat behind myself in a movie or something, I’d probably lean over and tell myself to please shut up.”
    ? J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

    Where else would I have a good reason to post this quote? Nothing phony about it.

  5. LondonBoy says:

    Glad you’re OK. I was starting to suspect that the site had been spammed extensively by some ghastly homophobe, and you’d had to delete everything to cope…

  6. shadocat says:

    So glad you’re back!

  7. Lea says:

    Cool shirt and I really like your green floor. I can remember the post in this blog when you made it and thought wow that’s quite a lot of work (putting stuff out and back in is the worst). But it really was worth it.