- Allison (me): It's scary! Liking someone that I think likes me back. That's really scary!
- Allison : That's not scary at all! What's scary is liking someone who doesn't like you back.
- Allison (me) : No, that's not scary. I am so used to that! You just like them really hard but do nothing about it until they get an S.O. and you forget about it. Not hard.
- Allison : That's really pathetic.
When some cultural critics fret about the “ever-more-appalling” YA books, they aren’t trying to protect African-American teens forced to walk through metal detectors on their way into school. Or Mexican-American teens enduring the culturally schizophrenic life of being American citizens and the children of illegal immigrants. Or Native American teens growing up on Third World reservations. Or poor white kids trying to survive the meth-hazed trailer parks. They aren’t trying to protect the poor from poverty. Or victims from rapists.
No, they are simply trying to protect their privileged notions of what literature is and should be. They are trying to protect privileged children. Or the seemingly privileged."
— From "Why The Best Kids Books Are Written In Blood" by Sherman Alexie
- GG: "But where did all of those people come from?"
- Me: "What do you mean?"
- GG: "All of those healthy people, like all of those cute guys? Where have they been all of this time?"
- Me: "Waiting for the mothership to call them home?"
- GG: "I've been on OKCupid. I never saw those people!"
- Me: "Like that blonde guy?"
- GG: "YES! he was beautiful!"
- Me: "He must have been one of those people that travels around setting up new stores cuz he didn't look like he belongs around here."
- GG: "He was not of this world!"
- Me: "You know what they say...if you build it, they will come."
"I don’t want to see a picture of Jami Attenburg’s cute pug."
"Wait, who am I kidding? I totally want to see him."
When you’re just trying to live up to your potential for being a basic white girl by going to Whole Foods on opening day and buying something pumpkin flavored and you run into the guy you were talking to on OKCupid for a hot minute before he found his girlfriend AND the girl you fired six weeks ago.