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rachel syme @rachsyme Desert Flower in the Big Apple

writer/woman about town. profiles/essays/reports for @newyorker. tapdancing as hard as i can. she/her. insta=rachsyme, gmail=rachelsyme. rep'd by @AliaHanna.

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Joined Twitter 6/19/07


the power dynamic in every quar house is determined by who makes the banana bread and who just eats it, tho which i… https://t.co/IoVkPjQjoU
Retweeted by rachel symemy way of coping -- before all this -- when one of my favorite musicians passed was to take a long walk through the… https://t.co/Mo9uHYE5xSfrom the nyt, 1972 https://t.co/sw4CdvKa7ni'm just so sad, all the timeIf dreams were lightning, thunder were desire This old house would have burnt down a long time ago https://t.co/i0wJp1gKdNin honor of the beautiful schitt's creek finale, re-posting this long talk i had with the GOAT catherine o'hara abo… https://t.co/ZqVEIPRNpO
4/8
2020
@stan_chow @psmithaitchison stanley the MANLEY (i love it) @secondpigeon INDIGOwhen this is all over i am going dancing EVERY SINGLE NIGHTthis record was MADE for dancing recklessly on a tuesday https://t.co/WJdwePOsFLit's so cruel that it is so beautiful outside and we are not all at a bar drinking a too sweet drink bopping to the new dua lipa recordalso just a note to say: it was middling! at best!if anyone has any tips for i don't know, remembering how to write a single sentence you don't hate during all this,… https://t.co/OqSB2Az9GSwhat's the strangest thing you've made in lockdown out of a desire not to waste anything; for me it is a fennel frond pesto @hellastoops i have literally used mine to its breaking pointif there was ever a time to hit refresh on a decade old pot it feels like it is nowhave wanted a new dutch oven for about 10 years (my old one is one I bought in my early 20s and have lugged to nine… https://t.co/pzgFRMaHAYMuch of The Discourse™ right now is about where celebrity culture fits in our current predicament, but PROTECT. LES… https://t.co/F3PPHzkU4S
Retweeted by rachel syme"The spectacle of New York without New Yorkers is the result of a communal pact," David Remnick wrote, in this week… https://t.co/AmtQNWWyq6
Retweeted by rachel syme @michaelluo @NYTMetro i'm shooki had no idea this would be relevant in like, a yeari honestly thought we had until 2070 but lol https://t.co/Pb7jxHSs5l @DanSmernicki FSFif you want my favorite soprano recording of all time, well, here it is https://t.co/jXxoG9QfNbcannot stop listening to chants d'auvergne while stuck indoors; it feels like torturing myself with spring a little… https://t.co/GZeq6PbHobthere are no more forms in the taxis, no more glowing embers in the dark lanes of the forties, but i am still imagi… https://t.co/va3mm3oesmwe are all following each other into one another's apartments in our minds nowi keep thinking of this passage lately https://t.co/bnx9RrnNYX @maxthegirl lol i think she ishas elijah quarantined for 2 weeks also are his hands clean too many variables sorry elijahnobody is going to be letting elijah in this year @Amr_JAL @JackieCoxNYC i wish!that they put the nose ring in? dayenui have a lil face cartoon now and she has a real life of her own https://t.co/qRFazWxwpZi feel like this is turning me into a belle who lives like the beast in that i sincerely appreciate my local butche… https://t.co/8q9sgWlebnQuarantine, day 14. Me and my boyfriend spent the whole day setting up an art gallery for our gerbil. https://t.co/kswEukLc7s
Retweeted by rachel syme @zoeinthecities I hate all my spatulasI have been inside for 28 days and yet I still wake up every day and briefly forget that I cannot go outsometimes I remember this is all real and it’s still a surpriseIt comes out tomorrow and it is a MARVELTime to take a bath and read @cpamzhang’s new novel, which I’ve been savoring like it is my last clementine @alissamarie @literElly It came!!!A tradition in our house is when we make a recipe and it turns out truly delicious we sing “Alison Roman” to the tune of Eleanor Rigby
4/7
2020
this recipe is that girl https://t.co/3oXQH6mB9vthe hits just keep coming! https://t.co/cfCQyoibZKHow the character actor Leslie Jordan went from 100,000 Instagram followers, to 250,000, to 1.5 million in one mont… https://t.co/OdDlqi98Te
Retweeted by rachel symeWhen Covid-19 first hit America hard last month, the narrative was that it was the great equalizer, that in such a… https://t.co/UzjM7JBHn0
Retweeted by rachel syme @gabydvj that so far has been debunked but yeahso @GlynnMacN is a treasure https://t.co/XLXuNQ1ZRojust did an interview with a dude who asked me if not being with a man causes depression and sir is it opposite day, or
Retweeted by rachel syme @thehighsign god i love her"Her 10-hour workdays are exhausting. Her weekly salary of $700 has not changed." https://t.co/sdCJm9cRSTwhat i'm saying is i relatebeen reading a lot about swiss/alpine spas in the 1920s where they sent "hysterical" women (aka men's wives and mis… https://t.co/NgIGrRMtWw @starbex @LouisPeitzman good choice @AndreaNLam i do i think! lemme look!really all the good salads from strangers are in this thread https://t.co/AOATnmUbLifor what it's worth today's salad: kale (from my @misfitsmarket box) dried cranberries slivered almonds avocado who… https://t.co/uQiNOzpMcqmy idea for a cookbook called freelance salad that is just people working from home telling you the very best salad… https://t.co/O4iU4lPI9Kthis is the lord's work! also fwiw i think hot pockets should be #1. she laminated the pastry with a spiced butter… https://t.co/5n0oUpwQVF @ThomasLS @misfitsmarket is that what those wereHey, cool cats and kittens. Quarantine yoga is back at 6PM EST today! Excited to practice with you all again! https://t.co/1f5SJ64RNJ
Retweeted by rachel syme @ambernoelle i was wearing both on a zoom call and the person on the other end was like...why...and i was like...this is my comfort outfit @oklizzzzz its the BESTthe truth to what makes a lot of contemporary recipes taste good is that step at the end of a BIG dollop of full-fa… https://t.co/MVGEa2miDNbeginning to believe the secret to any good recipe is more fat/schmaltz/richness than is likely sensible (it's just… https://t.co/kWhKKfEq6Nto be fair you could give a shoe this treatment and it would taste okSUCCESS. i peeled, chopped into chunks, boiled in salty water, drained, mashed, added (an unholy amount of) butter… https://t.co/cwnxj6Vz6BThe bizarre mvp of my pantry so far? Pickled beetsGoing with a very buttery mash, thx allToday’s Chopped challenge: these came in my misfits box…what do… I do...with them https://t.co/zDU1mfgoMH @jeremyoharris hang these in the momaI wasn’t lying when I said TIKTOK was my stage now. It might be niche but this might be the perfect medium to int… https://t.co/ILN6beLNzP
Retweeted by rachel symeagree, unless you are one of the city's wonderful essential workers still forced to crowd onto a train to do your j… https://t.co/EDBvpNSJKCalso: this detail continues to crack me up https://t.co/AiyGSiH0ATseriously if you are not watching them WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR THEY ARE GOLD https://t.co/cKKYXdaoNFoh i know it is a strange time and there is much else to be concerned with, but if i may, for just a moment: I WAS… https://t.co/EszBWOaeeA
Retweeted by rachel symeI wrote about finding eccentric joy in Leslie Jordan’s quarantine vids https://t.co/pVcG1UbbgR @ryanoneil ah ok i'll fix! @likaluca yes it is! well, in a loose sense. i think you'd like it @likaluca history of wolves! @heydonnelly how do we feel about the weirder streets like banker or quay @TroySch1 calling shark tanku think i'm joking but watch sephora run with thiseye makeup is the new lipstick in the age of masks @AliaHanna thank you dear alia <3people i feel oddly kindred to at the moment: edie beale, miss havisham, bertha mason, huguette clarkOK OK i will Go For A Walk! Meanwhile I have a whole new, tender understanding of Miss Havisham @cejarvis i have mask and gloves, yep!can someone who has been going on walks in their neighborhood for a few weeks and feels okay about it re-assure me… https://t.co/zETev71RnRyesterday our friend’s daughter, who is going to be in the ninth grade, took an hour-long social distancing walk to… https://t.co/jXhMrTrCln @AlanaMassey perfectthe most soothing tweet I’ve ever come upon https://t.co/Pxul7N0gW6
Retweeted by rachel syme @wordscience ❤️❤️❤️💕💕Trader Joe’s workers have been demanding protective equipment, hazard pay, and appropriate sick leave from their em… https://t.co/CpDXjsNg9n
Retweeted by rachel syme @beccajoydesign @MaddyCocolas This is everything @uglyguckling 👄👄👄I didn’t RT #distancebutmakeitfashion posts for the last few hours bc I was finishing some work but know that the l… https://t.co/36GUOnByly @MaddyCocolas I’m dead @portiasaysrelax You swanned!!
4/6
2020

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