Sunday, November 23, 2008
Oh hai. I started a new job back in August here. I dig it much, got to go to fashion week because of it, pictures are here.


Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I seem to have a rough time keeping up with this website, though my participation in my delicious is much more robust and timely. It's partly due to the fact that my desktop went kaput a while back and I haven't had the time to get it fixed. Which means I have no photoshop, and most of the stuff I was working on for the website is pretty gone. Ah well.

I used to suggest about four songs at a time, from time to time, on this thing, and I'm gonna revive that thusly:
1. Grinderman - Go Tell The Women
2. The Bird and the Bee - F*cking Boyfriend
3. Austin TV - Marduk
4. SModcast

Yeah, the last one is a podcast, I have found a revitalized interest in the fansites that were my introduction to the wonderful world of the internets, by way of podcasts. I know, I sound like a dork, but whatever. I listen to a handful of NPR podcasts, Cardplayer's podcast, This American Life (like any good hipster type, though I reject that label), the Kevin and Bean podcast, a bunch of Lost podcasts (like any good nerd type), some philosophy podcasts (influence of the seldom mentioned boyfriend), Anderson Cooper 360 (influence of not having a tv on which to watch the news), the Ricky Gervais Podcast, and You Look Nice Today (suggested by the brother). What else should I be listening to (if anyone out there reads this anymore!)?

So, there was an earthquake today. The epicenter was about 10 miles from my work, so it was super strong and jolty. The funniest part (which is okay to say I guess, since there were no casualties) was that we were all, at first, playing it cool. My department was in a meeting, and the mood was very 'meh' for the first like, 5 seconds or so. Then the real shaking began, and 99% of us hit the deck in unison. My one coworker who was having a delayed reaction moment said it was like one second there was a room full of people, and the next second we were all dust. It was the first earthquake I've been scared during.

My next project (hah!) is to make curtains for my room. I'm looking at fabrics on reprodepot but so far nothing is really striking my fancy.

One final story for now: a few weeks ago I saw Ricky Gervais at the Kodak Theater, and my roommate and I decided to go green and take the bus. On the way home, there was a knife fight on said bus. Basically, this guy comes up from the back of the bus and tells the bus driver that someone in the back of the bus just pulled a knife on one of the other passengers. Ah, interruptions. I'll have to finish the story next time.


Thursday, March 27, 2008
So, everyone should listen to the Bird and the Bee, their first album is great, I want to get the ep as well, which contains this song:

This etsy shop has some really neat wire sculptures. The seahorse is lovely!

I moved at the beginning of this month, to a beautiful historic house in Echo Park. I put some pictures of it up on my flickr, take a look. It's got a spectacular view of downtown from the roof. Um, in other news, I somehow managed to win a pound of See's Candy and a Blackberry Curve in a work raffle. Go me! I don't need a smartphone, but it is pretty nifty, lots of goodies like GPS and a 2MP camera. Plus, it's shiny and red!


Thursday, September 6, 2007
Forgot about good ol' Art of the Mix. I've actually been a member of this site for about 4 years, pardon my older, less 'rock snob' mixes. ;)

I saw Okkervil River at the Troubadour on Tuesday. It was a-mazing. They played pretty much a set chosen by me, without me choosing it, and I was befriended by these two girls Dave was talking to when I got there. I love the way their songs build up into Will Sheff screaming without you realizing it. And of course, everybody loves an accordian. I hate to admit it, but I also have a secret crush on pretty much every member. I'm a sucker for guys who wear suits/ties in a non-Wall Street kind of way. Got a lovely poster that I can't wait to frame.

Speaking of posters, I bought a Rentals poster and a !!!/Out Hud poster from the wonderful Leia Bell.


Monday, September 3, 2007
So I jumped on a bunch of bandwagons, some recently and some not so recently, over to the right you can find my flickr, library thing, and


Sunday, July 29, 2007
Just got back from a weekend in San Francisco, it was pretty much the best ever, even though we had to sleep in the car for a bit! Of course, I have no camera. I'm totally upset about that, we had so many crazy photo opportunities that it just sucks that there are no pictures for the whole weekend. We stayed at the Phoenix Hotel, which is a self-professed rock 'n roll hotel, and lives up to the name. Instead of those random hardcover travel magazines, which are mostly advertisements anyway, they had Filter and Paper. We had a great balcony, cool decor, the pool was crazy (though we didn't try it out) and we were within walking distance of Slim's. The reason we went up there in the first place was to see Grinderman. Yep, and the show was a-mazing. Like, Nick Cave is one of those performers who just holds you captivated the whole time. Couldn't look away, didn't want to leave my spot to get more drinks, nada. And the dude from Dirty Three, whom I also love, is crazy to watch. He's this grizzled intense looking dude rocking out the violin like it's a guitar. We chatted a bit with the club owner, who pretty much loves David, and then headed back to our hipster hotel with a bottle of champagne and a copy of Psycho, on VHS.

The next day we went over to Haight Street and did some shopping. We bought some CDs from Amoeba (some things never change) and some Kozik toys from Kid Robot (I got the milkshake, Dave got the albino carrot, pictures to follow) ate crepes, I bought another Fiona Apple poster. Then we went and hung out with Dave's friend the Huss, had delicious deep dish pizza, and saw the Simpsons movie. Then we went to this bar near the theater which is possibly the best bar I've ever been to. The bartender was great, he was bored so he kept showing us these tricks and puzzles, maybe that sounds dumb, but it was like, perfect. The bar served food sort of cafeteria style, I had the corned beef and cabbage, and it was fucking superb. Superb. In the course of the evening, we met Kenny the Clown. Kenny, for those of you who don't know, is running for Mayor of San Francisco, and had recently been arrested for juggling fire while riding a skateboard on Fisherman's Wharf. We ended up talking with his campaign manager until the bar closed, and he happened to know some people Dave knows/works with, and it was really just one of those great nights that you don't want to end.

Basically, good trip! Oh, apart from the speeding ticket I got on the way back down to LA. Wah-wah.


Wednesday, July 4, 2007
A month or so ago I went to Dave’s cousin’s wedding with Dave and his dad, in Ridgecrest, where Dave’s cousins grew up. Ridgecrest, if you don’t know, is in the middle of nowhere, CA. The wedding was on the China Lake navel base out there, which was interesting, mainly because I have never been to any kind of military base before. Again, I wish I had a camera right now to document these kinds of things, just because it’s fun. I love taking pictures. Anyway, we were in a Starbucks out there, and there was a little flier hailing the places of interest in the 178 Corridor (so named for Highway 178), aka “The most interesting place on the planet?” ©. Yes, the question mark is a part of that copywritten(!) statement. Here are some of the “178 Corridor Highlights,” as listed by the flier:

-Greatest number of Planet’s Largest Trees
-Highest Plant Diversity
-Tallest Mountain in Lower 48 States
-Lowest Elevation in Western Hemisphere
-Hottest Temperature ever recorded (134 degrees F)
-Longest Trail (2,625 miles, Mexico to Canada)
-Greatest Elevation Change
-Greatest Variety of Sport Fishing in California (how is this a highlight?)
-Most Dry Lakes
-Oldest Store in California
-World Class Butterfly Spot
-Steepest Highway
-Steepest Road Grade
-Earth’s Oldest Living Plant
-4th Largest Burro Adoption Facility in the US
-Highest Mammal Diversity
-Largest Gem and Mineral Collection (Trona Gem-O-Rama)
-Lowest Golf Course in the World
-Greatest Concentration of Petroglyphs
-Only place Where Five Major Bio-Regions meet and mix

I think my personal favorite is the 4th largest burro adoption facility in the US. The wedding was nice, it was super windy so the end of the ceremony got funny with veil antics. Dave’s family is super nice, his grandpa called me ‘doll’ which always makes me go “teehee!” So although Dave was cranky about having to do family things (and who doesn’t get cranky about their family?) I had an alright time. If I ever hook up my scanner, I’ll post a scan of that flier, ‘cause it’s hilarious.

In other news, I am seeing Daft Punk on the 21st , and then Grinderman on the 27th, and Arcade Fire with LCD Soundsystem the day after my birthday! Totally excited for all of that. And there is going to be a screening of David Lynch’s Inland Empire, with a Q&A with David Lynch afterward!! I already rsvp-ed for this one, it’s being put on by the Hammer museum with Filter Magazine, and I’m totally excited about it.


Wednesday, May 30, 2007
I live next to a pretty woodsy area, there's a park, and a big hill and lots of "nature" right behind my apartment. As I type this, it is 11:40 pm and there is a bird SQUAWKING to the heavens in search of a mate, or just someone to talk to. I am *thisclose* to buying some night vision goggles and a BB gun and going desert storm on that guy's ass. I don't want to kill him, but I'll shoot the beak right off his face if it means I can sleep at night.

Saw Devotchka last week at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, it was fun, they were great, but the program, "A Night of Russian Chanson" was not as well-thought-out or executed as it could/should have been. Having the other performers (who performed at most three songs apiece) interspersed in Devotchka's set would have made the show more fluid, rather than a normal length set by Devotchka followed by a mishmash of mini-sets by others. I always love seeing Petra Haden, but she did one song which did not at all seem in keeping with the theme of the night. Anyways, I made out with a pretty cool poster. If I ever get my camera fixed, or get a new one, I'll flickr a picture.


Friday, May 18, 2007
Hey, I got promoted three weeks ago! Cool!

I went to Coachella, it was great, except for Sunday, when I barely saw any bands, got a little too intoxicated, and got separated from David right before Rage, causing us to miss most of that. Musical highlights were Regina Spektor, Amy Winehouse, Hot Chip, !!! (of course), LCD Soundsystem, Bjork, DJ Shadow, Felix Da Houscat, The Feeling, and, of course, Willie Nelson. Wish I hadn't missed: The Decemberists, CocoRosie, Andrew Bird, Rufus Wainwright, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Ratatat, Lily Allen, and I wish I'd been lucid for more of the Arcade Fire. Other highlights, seeing Cisco Adler at the Boss party, Frank Sinatra's towel, a myriad of open bar parties complete with eurotrash entertainment and the greatest people-watching ever, Courtney Love, TWO tesla coils, bicycle rodeo (my fave), delicious pizza pie, and our favorite bartender. My camera got sand in the lens mechanism, so pictures will have to wait until I rectify that.

Also...about two weeks ago my EYE EXPLODED!

Not really, I got iritis (basically my iris became inflamed), which apparently just happens sometimes, the doc likened it to an arthritic flare-up. After getting a shot in the eye (which is what caused all of the eye-blood), and four sets of eyedrops (which I'm still taking), I finally don't look like an extra from 28 Weeks Later.

By the way, 28 Weeks Later was pretty good, extremely scary to me, to the point where I was physically tired from being scared, if that makes sense. Gets my recommendation, but the first one was better, social commentary-wise. This one is more entertainment based.

I want to see Fay Grim too. There are a lot of interesting movies coming out, I wanted to see this one at the Silver Lake Film Festival, but you know how that goes...weekends are reserved for catching up on all the sleep I missed during the week. And I live too far from LA.


Saturday, March 31, 2007
I was considering getting a tattoo this weekend, but Knott's sounds more appealing at the moment. Specifically, a funnel cake sounds more appealing, though only slightly.

I have been looking around to see if anyone has a tattoo similar to the one I want, as I decide exactly how big I want to go and where to put it. The first one was the only one that is sort of in the vein of what I want, but I am thinking of maybe going the line structure route. Either way, I decided not to get it quite yet, since I've noticed that I've been scarring really easily lately, and the scars have not been going away as quickly as they should, even with diabetes, little scratches and scrapes should not take six months to heal without scarring.


Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Yo. Still alive.


Thursday, August 3, 2006
Yep, the ol' webbysite was down for a bit there, but I'm back, and with a job! I am the accounting assistant at Hot Topic Headquarters. So welcome me to the real world, will ya? If you're in the LA area, the cemetery screening this week is Pee Wee's Big Adventure, and I am excited about going, join me, won't you?

The rest of this is from when I was trying to update and discovered my website was down:

I went to see The Rentals last weekend, and halfway through a lackluster set, they broke into a song which I never in my life thought I would hear live, authentically. I Just Threw Out The Love Of My Dreams. Yep, one of my favorite songs for the better part of the last decade, sung by as near as possible to the lineup which spawned it. I think the whole place went apeshit, I know I did. It was a-ma-zing, and if not for the fact that Sharp et al insisted on playing every slow song off Seven More Minutes, and none of the Barcelona/Cruise/Getting By delight with which the album commences, it would have been top five on best shows ever.

Speaking of best shows ever, June/July was filled with ridiculously good shows. The Friday before graduation, Nichole and I saw Man Man open for the Fiery Furnaces. Man Man were de-lovely. Like, I dunno, I like that weird carnivally odd sounding music, and they were all cramped up way in the front of the stage, huddled together like a football team, cranking out the jams. At one point, the saxaphonist was playing TWO saxes at once. Totally. The Fiery Furnaces were 'eh,' I am not terribly familiar with them, and they didn't grab me right away, so Nichole and I tried to stick around, but ended up bolting for the Arby's on Sunset, to grub on cheese fries and 4 for $4 melts in the parking lot.

Next up was Neko Case, at the Fonda, and man, I just love her voice. She played an incredible number of the songs I love, Outro With Bees, Furnace Room Lullaby (love!), Deep Red Bells and a bunch more! (Review!) Also, the magic dress worked its magic, as some guy complimented me despite the fact that he was with a girl, and I was clearly with a boy. Woo self esteem!

Then, Dave and I saw Beck at the Wiltern, and the show they put on was very "show," in a great way. They had, onstage, a miniture set of the stage, complete with mini-Beck&band in puppet form, with exact replicas of their outfits, down to the shoes! The puppeteers did a live version of exactly what was taking place on the stage, and because we were in the pit, we were able to see both really well, and I was totally smitten. Then, they brought out a dining table set with some grub for the band to dine as Beck kept playing solo, and then the band joined in from the table, playing the water glasses and the plates and silverware as though they were percussion instruments.

And finally, of course, we saw the Radiohead at the Greek (the Friday show). Dave managed to get us hospitality, so we had the free food and the free booze, and that was totally a plus. And we saw Marilyn Manson and Woody Harrelson, which was neat. But the show, wow. They played ten new songs, by Dave's count, and they were all good, which says a lot. They opened with Airbag, which I love, and played Exit Music, My Iron Lung, just a whole bunch of great great songs and Thom Yorke was all Thom-y and great and I snuck some beer out of hospitality so it was an a+ experience the whole way.


Friday, June 23, 2006
Label/Receipt Number: 7006 0100 0001 5326 9356
Detailed Results:
- Delivered, June 23, 2006, 12:27 pm, FRESNO, CA 93888
- Arrival at Unit, June 23, 2006, 10:26 am, FRESNO, CA 93888
- Acceptance, June 21, 2006, 2:09 pm, CYPRESS, CA 90630

Thus continues the saga of recovering my taxes. The IRS tried to tell me I couldn't deduct my tuition for various reasons, including that I allegedly filed as married/filing separately. In the words of Whitney Houston, HELL TO THE NAW.

Ok, I'm off to see Neko Case at the Fonda, exciting! I'll finish this off later.


Wednesday, June 7, 2006
For whatever reason, I've always hated self-help dating type books, under which heading fall the quoteunquote breakup book (apparently). From Slate:

The breakup book is enticing, then, because it proffers an active solution to an inherently passive problem. Don't just sit there and cry! Read this book, which will tell you when to cry, and for how long.


Thursday, June 1, 2006
I got my new glasses today, hooray! I dig 'em, purple is nice for a change from my usual black.

The Black Rider was neat, it was what I was expecting, when you factor into it the fact that I didn't quite know what to expect.

Listen to this.


Wednesday, May 17, 2006
So I am excited about going to see The Black Rider next Saturday. It looks like exactly the kind of thing I like, weird, dark, magicky...atmospheric like this.

Two weekends ago I had the worst weekend I've had in a long time. I overdrew my bank account, once on a $1 charge (to pay off a $0.50 credit card purchase (don't ask)) then I got rear-ended by a Richie Tennenbaum hipster kid (aviators, sweatband, scruffy), and THEN I got pulled over for making an illegal U-turn in front of a cop (ok, that one was definitely my fault) and he informed me that my registration had expired (totally didn't know). Then David and I went to Toi for noodles (Yay!) and there was a string in my noodles! Dave was like, Are you sure it's not an uncooked noodle? I responded with, Yes, I can't bite through it, and there's a knot tied in it. But, it wasn't a hair (disgust) and we ended up with free dinner because of it (shoulda opted for wine!) so I suppose it's overlookable.

I graduate in one month (finally) and I really didn't want to walk, but the people who funded my education weren't having any of that, so walk I shall, at the unholy hour of 8am. Go me.


Wednesday, May 3, 2006
In case you're wondering...I pretty much did fall off the face of the earth, for all intents and purposes. I lost my cell phone about a week and a half ago, and then this past weekend my phone line at home went out (it is being fixed on Friday, between 1 and 5 pm) so I haven't been able to really get online (woo dialup!) so no, if you've been calling, I'm not ignoring you (two people so far have accused me of this). Still, I haven't really updated this site since late March, just haven't had the time. Coachella was good, stories later, though no Coachella story will ever beat the time Nichole walked in on Juliette Lewis wiping her pits in the bathroom.


Saturday, March 25, 2006
Last Wednesday I went to my first volunteer meeting for 826LA which is this tutoring center/writing lab in Venice founded by Dave Eggers. I'm really excited about volunteering there over the next few months, the programs director, Mac, told us about all of the projects, field trips, etc, that they do there, and the fact that it is the kind of place I wish I could have gone to when I was in school makes me quite giddy about contributing. I'm glad my "home/work/school/etc" schedule next quarter permits me the time to do so, seeing as it's quite far from my "home/work/school," yet somewhat close to my "etc."

Oh I'll just put the text to this article here seeing as it's so short:

'99 Red Balloons' Video to Air for an Hour
March 24th, 2006 @ 4:26pm
NEW YORK (AP) - They're kidding, right? VH1 Classic will present a full hour of the English and German music videos for the 1984 hit "99 Luftballons," aka "99 Red Balloons," by German rock group Nena.
The music video presentation, to air Sunday (2 p.m. EST), caps off the cable channel's "Pay to Play for Hurricane Katrina Relief," which raised over $200,000 for Mercy Corps, a humanitarian relief organization.
Viewers could request one video to be played on VH1 Classic for every $25 donation. For a $35,000 donation, they could select an hour's worth of music videos from the 1960s through the early 1990s.
However, one viewer chose something different for his allotted hour, requesting continuous playing of "99 Luftballons," said VH1 spokeswoman Maura Wozniak.
"99 Luftballons" is a Cold-War era protest song that tells the story of 99 red balloons floating into the air, triggering an apocalypse when the military sends planes to intercept them.
Nichole's response: "what a moron. but it sounds like something i'd know, 'haha,wouldn't it be funny if i requested one video to play over and over for my hour?'"

Someone at my work once said that if it weren't for my ability to drink massive amounts of alcohol, I'd be considered extremely girly. Allow me to indulge my girliness. Once more: Eeeeeeeee!


Friday, March 24, 2006
I have a final in about 45 minutes, so I'm currently doing that thing where I don't think about my test for about an hour before it. I just let all of the cramming studying marinate. It works for me. I also try to stay out of the classroom of my final until the last minute, because all of the chattering of my classmates tends to get mixed into the things I know I know, and turns it all into things I think I know.


On Wednesday night I went to the Knitting Factory with Dave to see Cul de Sac, Circle, and Polysics. We only caught the tail end of Cul de Sac, but what I heard, I liked. I really really enjoyed Circle, much more than I thought I would based on what I'd heard before. Their physical appearance is just great, and coupled with this speed-metal thing they have going, I just really liked it. I never would have liked them if I hadn't seen them live, which is true of a lot of the bands I like. Polysics (the? polysics? I never know, and am too lazy to look it up) were very energetic, and the keyboardist had these crazy robotic almost SS-esque hand gestures she kept making, it was pretty great.

Even though I never used the belt-laden "feminine sanitary napkins" described in the original Are You There God, It's Me Margaret, I understood. I think the story still functions well without having to change the anachronisms that it would have, were it written originally in the 00s. But it wasn't, it was written in the 70s (I think) and people don't go around updating books like, oh, the (struggling to think of a book I haven't recently read for class) Bostonians (failed). I mean, a story holds no matter what, and it is a function of both the time period in which it is set, and in which it is written. I'm glad I have a copy of the old version. Here is the article which set me off on that rant.

Even though Salon doesn't necessarily like it, I still want to see Thank You For Smoking.


Thursday, March 16, 2006
So two weekends ago I went to Knott's and enjoyed the delicious champagne brunch I'd been harping on for ages, and enjoyed the delicious ambience of Knott's Berry Farm under the delicious influence of the aforementioned champagne. I had about eight glasses of the stuff, plus ribs and scalloped potatoes and ambrosia and lox and deviled eggs and heaps of unhealthy food. Around the time we went to get the obligatory funnel cake, my internal plumbing started to back up. Yeah, it wasn't fun, I just felt weighed down and really uncomfortable, but nothing was going anywhere, nawmean?. It was, however, funny to fall asleep with Dave at a picnic type table with a funnel cake right in front of us. Yeah, we fell asleep! It was classic.

And now, a list of all of the books I've read this quarter:
The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs
The Bostonians, Henry James
Billy Budd, Sailor, Herman Melville
A Farewell To Arms, Ernest Hemingway
The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas, Gertrude Stein
Mules and Men, Zora Neale Hurston
Absalom, Absalom, William Faulkner
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, James Agee
The New Negro, Alain Locke
The Day of the Locust, Nathanael West
The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler
Ask the Dust, John Fante
If He Hollers Let Him Go, Chester B. Himes
Revolt of the Cockroach People, Oscar Zeta Acosta
Less Than Zero, Bret Easton Ellis
Twilight, Anna Deavere Smith
Plus one huge reader for my fourth class, containing, among other things, the Autiobiographies of Benjamin Franklin and Frederick Douglass, poetry by Anne Bradstreet, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson, short stories and poetry by Poe, and essays by Thoreau and Emerson.

This quarter has been the most staggeringly book-laden one thus far, and the only novel I didn't finish was The Bostonians. James puts me to sleep in doses any larger than his short stories. The man can go on for days about nothing!


Thursday, March 9, 2006
No time for idle chit-chat right now, just a few things I want to throw out there:
one of my favorite authors
Classic texts online, in complete form, and you can dl this thing called the microsoft (yeah, I know) reader (I'll link it when I get a chance) which will read the books aloud to you. I've been loving this since Fall quarter.


Thursday, March 2, 2006
Motherfucking Madonna at Coachella. Yes, despite my love-hate relationship with pitchfork, I did indeed link to them.


Saturday, February 25, 2006
Sometimes I feel my personality can be best described by the manner in which I eat KitKat (TM!) candy bars. First, I break of one section. Then, I carefully eat all of the chocolate from the outside. Then I break apart the wafery layers, and eat them piece by piece. The best part is when you can actually keep each wafery layer intact. Two or three days after Valentine's day, I went out and persued the Sav-on candy aisle, and discovered Cherry KitKat Minis. They're awful in that can't-get-enough-of-this-awful-deliciousness kind of way, and at 50% off, the price was right! Mmmm, bag full o' neurotic candy delight!

Next Sunday I want to go to the Sunday champagne brunch at Knott's Family Chicken Dinner Restaurant. I seriously can't wait. I'll save my appetite all weekend. I remember as a kid going to knott's for dinner with my family and walking around afterward, through the general store with the Christmas trees year-round, and the shells (back when I was an aspiring shell-collecter), and then going to the candy store where each of us kids would get one piece of candy. I always got the rock candy, you know, basically a huge hunk of sugar on the end of a wooden stick. Man, thinking about the way I used to (and still do sometimes) eat, the whole diabetes thing was kind of a bummer. Around Halloween I'd get candy corn, however. I love candy corn. Why is this post all about food?

On a non-food related note, I think I'm in love. This probably belongs in that shopping section of my website, but I felt the need to distinguish this link. I organize myself through notebooks, each week I write my scheduled appointment things, to-do lists, reminders, addresses, phone numbers, directions, etc, and I love the aesthetic appeal of notebooks like this. My current one is almost finished, time for a new one!


Sunday, February 5, 2006
Irene was always my favorite real world cast member, especially because of her whistleblowing on the show after leaving it. I would get an ipod solely to listen to podcasts of her show, since I remain in the stoneage and listening online is not really a viable option. I'll try this coming Friday, however. I'm really interested to see if she's as articulate as I imagine. I totally have a girl crush on her!

David won $80 playing rock paper scissors against one of his bosses. Forget about Brangelina's future superhumanly aesthetically pleasing spawn, he's having the Best. Week. Ever. For any aspiring RPS enthusiasts:


Thursday, February 2, 2006
On Monday I was in another car accident! It was just a fender bender, but I like saying it that way, you know, for shock value. It was one of those cases where you see the guy driving stupid, and go around him, and almost get away, and then he fucking clips you merging into your lane. It was his fault, though, and he's gonna pay pay pay. I also checked if he was on myspace, because he looked like one of those guys, and he totally was. It's a little frightening how easy it is to find someone through myspace, and it makes me want to delete mine. It also seems to be turning more and more into adspace, and not like a whatever-it-is-supposed-to-be. Networking tool? These things are stupid, but I am drawn to them. Another way to present myself to the world, or something like that. This is going nowhere because I am tired to the max, so bonsoir! (I updated the shopping blog thing. & I'm working on a new design for this, though I have two and can't decide.)


Friday, January 20, 2006
I forgot to mention earlier, I've decided that if I get a tattoo, it will be either of the molecular line structure of insulin, or the molecular formula. It all depends on how much money and skin I end up willing to use for the project.

I saw Brokeback Mountain today, and it seriously got me the closest to crying that any movie ever has, by a large margin. I just do not cry at movies, I never have, but I guess of all the movies I've seen, this one got the closest to portraying love that just is love. It may be that I am of the school of thought in which love is seen as more romantic, more real, when it is prohibited. Or maybe I'm one of those cynics who is really a romantic at heart. Or, maybe, Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal (swoon!) are just very good actors. Anyway, I'm glad I went solo to this one, because I probably would have started bawling if someone tried to talk to me about it right after seeing it.



Sunday, January 14, 2006
I'm going to revive this website. No more livejournal (gasp!), no more being lazy. I'm looking into internships in the wacky world of publishing, something to fill the void between undergrad and grad school (as was the plan) and perhaps I'll find I like it, and stay. Perhaps I'll find I hate it, and, you know, not stay. Leave.

I cut back my hours at work, and suddenly, with days at a time when I have no obligations, I'm able to do my reading for class without stressing and find the time for proper sleep. Imagine that! Today all I did was read, and I still have more reading.

Damn you Patriot Act!

Graduation coming around has only recently begun to make me anxious. I wish I hadn't taken so long, but you know the old saying, "If wishes were something of note worth having many of, I'd have many of those things of note, which would bring me joy." Time to figure out what to do with the rest of my life.

In the meantime, I've been watching a lot of movies...thanks to Netflix, and the fact that David likes to go see movies a lot. I've recently seen Hostel, Syriana, Aeon Flux, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Rent, Harry Potter, Crimes & Misdemeanors, Brazil, Crash, and a bunch of others. I want to see Brokeback Mountain and Match Point, but thus far haven't gotten to them. Of those, I liked Crimes and Misdemeanors and Brazil the most. I can't believe it took me so long to see Brazil, I remember when I was younger seeing previews for it on many of the videos I rented, and always wanting to watch it, yet it took me two decades since it's release to get to it. It's a visually dazzling take on the Orwellian opressive-government story, which is one of my favorite themes. The dream sequences resembled those in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, another of my favorite movies, in that "common man dreams of being a superhero" way. I want to make a list of my favorite movies now, but that will have to wait for another day.

Leia Bell (brother of Brian Bell (...from Weezer)) does some really neat art, paintings and concert posters mostly. I like the ones featuring sea-life. Squid! Yay!


Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Just in time for the holidaze... Um, anyway, I realized that I do a lot of online shopping, so I decided to dedicate a little bit of webspace to my addiction to online commerce. It's going to be a sad christmas at my house, I was off work for a week because of the whole car accident thing, and that pretty much killed my paycheck. Sorry guys, no presents this year, but plenty of love, eh?


Thursday, November 24, 2005
So, I got into a car accident on Monday. I am alive, but sort of bruised up a bit. No broken bones, however, so that is good. I rolled my car twice. Enjoy the photos and marvel at the fact that I am still alive.

As always: I love McSweeney's


Friday, September 9, 2005
I'm not entirely sure what I want to do with this space anymore.

If anyone is wondering what I've been doing for the past few months, aside from adopting internet pets, it has basically been the usual. I went to a few shows (more than just those, but they were highlights). I went through a fairly shitty breakup. I got some pretty good grades. I gained probably about 10 pounds (grr). I bought a new computer. I got insanely drunk at med-school-Ernest's wedding, and have no pictures to show for it, as my camera was lost/stolen sometime during the whole event. I read a lot of books.

I just finished reading The Reader by Berhnard Schlink, and I enjoyed it, even though I expected the twist to be something entirely different from what it was. The writing is neat (neat as in clean, simple, minimal), which I love. I don't know if it's a result of the translation, however. I need to learn more languages. Damn my non-metal body.

I started using headphones again.

I've been window shopping online again, too. Highlights:
1. pretty satiny purply top
2. you know I love dresses
3. ... and coats
4. I don't know when I got so into Newport News clothing
5. cute sweater!


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