Leigh K Hoopes

About   Resume   Samples    Ask   

Writer. Reader. Bibliophile. And now, novelist?

Follow me on Twitter: @grrleigh.

My other blog is a convertible.

October 18, 2014 at 4:01pm
321 notes
Reblogged from jeopardyhotties

another-crazymofo said: What's the point of jeopardy

jeopardyhotties:

Fun fact: Alex Trebek is pretty fucking great.

October 14, 2014 at 11:10pm
1 note

30 Things I Somehow Managed to Accomplish Before Turning 30

So, I turned 30 last week. A week ago today actually. So I’m 30 1/52, I guess, technically. It wasn’t a super-huge affair or anything, mainly because it was a Tuesday and we’re not having a party until this weekend. We went to dinner, I ate wagyu beef and drank craft beer and ate cheesecake, and started reflecting in that way you’re supposed to when Saturn comes back your way. 

The truth of the matter is that I’ve wanted to be 30 since I was in the third grade. It always seemed like such a nice, round, perfect age to be: not too old, not too young. It seemed like people didn’t start taking you seriously as an adult, a professional, a human being, until you hit that third decade.

But something happened along the way where you had to do something spectacular with your life by the time you turned 30. Become a snarky culture-blogging wunderkind. Devise your own startup based around a misspelled and/or grammatically impossible mobile app. Take over the boardroom of a creative business enterprise, prop your feet up in the corner office overlooking downtown. Write the Great American Millennial Novel, or at least become the Great American Millennial Pay-Cable TV Showrunner.

Needless to say, I accomplished none of these. In my defense, I will say, it wasn’t for lack of trying.

Read More

October 7, 2014 at 7:40am
1,214 notes
Reblogged from langleav
langleav:

I was a child and she was a child, In this kingdom by the sea; But we loved with a love that was more than love—I and my Annabel Lee;
— Edgar A.Poe (Annabel Lee)


Fun Fact: I was born on the anniversary of his death (aka today), and my mother almost named me Annabelle Lee.

langleav:

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love—
I and my Annabel Lee;

— Edgar A.Poe (Annabel Lee)

Fun Fact: I was born on the anniversary of his death (aka today), and my mother almost named me Annabelle Lee.

(Source: langleav.com, via booklover)

October 3, 2014 at 4:01pm
196 notes
Reblogged from problemglyphs

problemglyphs:

Glyph: [WODU]

Problem:

Anonymous said:

November 25th 2013, 12:00:00 am

all i want to do is tell stories but fear keeps me silent. if i fail at my dream what is left?

(Problem Glyphs is supported by Patreon and donations)

October 2, 2014 at 4:01pm
12,332 notes
Reblogged from daizylemonade
whateverygirlshouldknow:

You better believe I own this baby.

Oh, yes. Yes indeed.

whateverygirlshouldknow:

You better believe I own this baby.

Oh, yes. Yes indeed.

October 1, 2014 at 4:01pm
132 notes
Reblogged from amandaonwriting
amandaonwriting:

Quotable - H. L. Mencken, born 12 September 1880, died 29 January 1956 

amandaonwriting:

Quotable - H. L. Mencken, born 12 September 1880, died 29 January 1956 

September 6, 2014 at 4:01pm
311 notes
Reblogged from amandaonwriting
amandaonwriting:

William Abranowicz 

amandaonwriting:

William Abranowicz 

September 5, 2014 at 4:01pm
1,577 notes
Reblogged from popsonnet

September 4, 2014 at 9:57pm
8 notes

Joan Rivers on "The Ed Sullivan Show" - YouTube →

Joan Rivers told abortion jokes on national television in 1967. If that’s not fucking badass, I don’t know what is.

Yes, she said a lot of fucked up and offensive shit over the last 40-some years. She was not perfect and she was definitely problematic.

Her celebrity fashion schtick had gotten really old to me over the last few years, which bothered me because her standup was consistently off the chain. Tell me if you know of any other 81 year-old woman completely un afraid to make anal sex jokes in front of fellow geriatrics.

Joan Rivers worked her ass off to get to where she was, however, and she did not let anyone discourage her from becoming exactly who she wanted to be—plastic surgery included. She was not afraid to be human, to be brutally honest, to say what everyone else is thinking, to be an equal-opportunity offender.

If you haven’t seen A Piece of Work, do so immediately and you’ll understand a little bit better just how much of an incredibly strong, smart and hard-working woman she was.

When I heard she was in the hospital last week, I knew the inevitable was coming soon. I’m just glad we got to have her still in her prime, up to the very end.

August 25, 2014 at 4:01pm
865 notes
Reblogged from clientsfromhell

I don’t know… I worry people will read this and think someone who knows how to write wrote them.

— (via clientsfromhell)