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May 13, 2004
“This place is memorable only because I have no memories associated with it at all, save the memories of seeing it and thinking to myself: this is the place that I have no memories of. I’m not sure how it started.”

“That’s very Don Delilo of you,” she said in a way that left me uncertain whether she was complimenting my cleverness or deriding my nearly painful self-consciousness. I decide to take it as a compliment, as I do with most things.

There are sentences that sound witty or clever on paper, but sound idiotic if interjected into a conversation.