Why I didn’t choose the van Gogh wallpaper for my dining room wall.

Paisley floral on duck egg blue and silver stripes, flocked accents in chocolate. This is the wallpaper I bought instead of the willows and blossoms I wanted, the one I liked for its muted tones, the creams and blues and occasional gold, though I’m almost certain the original didn't feature that same metal because, depending …

Incidentals.

I recently came across some notes I wrote to self after a suburban cafe dining experience in 2011: Above the tables for dine-in customers is a note that reads: "Dear customer, This shop is takeaway. Thank you." The menu tells me the the tofu here isn't tasty: it is "tasted". There are multiple calendars on …