Sunday, December 30, 2007

nice ass

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langhornes

yesterday i packed up my apt in pittsburgh, and now i'm at the boy's house in langhorne. later tonight i will be moving into my new place in the bk. i believe this means i am no longer a pittsburgh resident?

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Saturday, December 29, 2007

au revoir steel town

in the past 7 and a half years in pittsburgh, i've had:

- 3 schools
- 2 dorms
- 7 apartments
- 12 roommates
- 3 boyfriends
- 2 broken mufflers
- 3 stolen/broken side view mirrors
- 2 marriage proposals (1 received. 1 given)
- 3 jobs
- endless bottles of beer, rum & diets, and g&ts
- 1 great love, brandon

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we've had some good times together, pittsburgh. i will miss you. xoxo

i'm not sure if you are aware of this

but there are fresh towels in my closet.

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

i haven't talked about how much i love madonna lately

this website says that madonna used to live on e 4th street in the east village in her super awesome 80s heyday. i'm not sure if i believe the exact address, but that's freaking awesome. i was veryclose to moving to e 3rd st, a block away from her alleged first nyc apartment. in light of this new information, i wish i would have moved into that apartment. that might be crossing the line being a fan to being insane. but still. it's madonna.

Friday, December 21, 2007

firmingham family christmas

i leave for buffalo in a few days. i have some things planned for our firmingham family christmas. as you may or may not know, i hate christmas. it's the single most stressful day of my year. last year i went running to burn off stress. this year i have something a little different planned...

we're having a beauty pageant. with competitions. including...

1. karaoke talent competition



2. gingerbread house making

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3. maybe some catchphrase

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4. if all else fails?

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

i found an apartment

in williamsburg brooklyn. off the bedford stop on the L. GLORIOUS!

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celebrity sightings

while walking through union square, i saw

1) benji madden
2) ben kweller

cool!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

a post via my friend's couch in gramercy

apt hunting in nyc is like losing a contact lens in a public place. you know it's there. you know you'll find it eventually. but you may have to crouch down on a dirty ground in order to find it. and by the time you do find your contact lens, it may be all dried and shriveled.

i know there is an apt out there for me. but i'm gonna have to crouch on the ground and see some shitbags before i find a good one. and i may just have to settle for a dried and shriveled one.

this was probably a really unnecessary extended analogy. sorry? i'm tired. and looking for an apt here steals a little bit of your soul.

Friday, December 14, 2007

going out with a bang

this morning i hurt from head to toe. inside and out. last night was a blast though.

the evening started with lebanese food in the south side. freaking amazing delicious. i had vegetarian moussaka. the girls had falafel. we got some hummus, baba and baklava. we also had some riesling. great evening. the girls got me the best going away nyc survival kit ever. apples included!

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then, we went for drinks at the bar. drinks. at. the. bar. lots of fun but the aftermath hurts.

the end of the night found me making bets with a cmu undergrad over who had more student loans. crazily enough, he has more student loans from 4 years at cmu than i do from 4 years at pitt, 1 year of law school (semester in italy included) and 2 years of grad school. i felt strangely validated by that conversation.

brandon and i did some dancing, i did some celebratory "im moving away from pgh" leaps. and now i'm very sore.

i also woke up with a reminder written on my arm (in felt tip pen no less) to watch this...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

THE GREATEST E-MAIL I WILL EVER RECEIVE

Subject: Being a HOT SHEMALE
From: "Josue Davidson"
Date: Tue, December 11, 2007 11:12 pm
To: me


hi....abszzs

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But people say NO.,
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interpretive dreams

last night i dreamed (dreamt? had a dream?) that i punched someone i used to date in the balls.

what does dream moods say about this?

"To dream that you are punching someone or something, represents hidden anger and aggression. It may also be a symbol of power and your ability to draw strength from within yourself.

To dream that you are unable to throw a punch, indicates that you are feeling helpless. You may have self-esteem and confidence issues.

To dream that you are drinking punch, represents vitality and renewal."


too bad this wasn't a dream about drinking punch. although i've always wanted to punch this dude in the balls, so mission accomplished?

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rage!

love the chromeo.

Monday, December 10, 2007

feeling much less evil today

in an act of solidarity, i present baby seals doing adorable things.

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Sunday, December 9, 2007

some sunday night 2pac

amerikaz most wanted

feeling a little evil today

the stress of finals has officially turned me into an asshole. if you'd like to have an argument, today is a perfect day to give me a call. i can promise you that i will say something really offensive and will subsequently alienate or terminate our relationship.

i hate you all.

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Saturday, December 8, 2007

finals playlist

joan as police woman - eternal flame
fiest - honey honey
funkin matt - shake it dont break it
five stairsteps - ooh child
fukkk offf - the bottom (original mix)
justice - genesis
camp lo - sparkle
sade - by your side (cottonbelly remix)



(fyi. if i ever get married (unlikely), i would want the cottonbelly remix of by your side as my wedding song. it would make an interesting first dance. but then again so would 2pac's 'how do u want it')

girls, cups, being scarred for life, etc.

don't watch 2 girls 1 cup. seriously don't do it. i couldn't even get through the first 25 seconds of it. i had to turn it off and go wash my hands 8 times. i also threw out the plastic cup i was drinking water from.

the best part of the video is clearly the reactions. they crack me up. this brings us to...

the roots watch 2 girls 1 cup

Friday, December 7, 2007

love/hate

love:
- emma thompson in nanny mcphee
- amanda perez - candy kisses (greatest song of all time?)
- my ihome (and the remote control)
- hall & oates
- one more paper left

hate:
- insufficient heating
- icy driveways
- smelly neighbors
- 2 girls 1 cup (DEAR MERCIFUL GOD MAKE IT STOP)
- one more paper left

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

this is really amazing and wonderful. i love it.

words cannot express how much i love this. "how to dance at a rave" gives us some fantastic dance moves to impress your friends. please watch the whole thing so you can see the final demonstration. it's worth it.

personal favs:
- lost in the woods (with bewildered stare)
- wash the laundry
- wash the laundry (intense)
- tjernobyl child - play ping pong

Monday, December 3, 2007

NewsFlash: Man Asks Directions. Scientists Baffled.

Tourist: Excuse me, can you tell me how to get to 37th Street?
Hipster: Seriously?
Tourist: Well, I'm visiting...
Hipster: Look, man... You're on 42nd Street now. Walk that way, and if the sign says 43rd Street, you're going the wrong way. Turn around and go the other way. When the numbers go down, you're going the right way.
Tourist: So, the streets are numerical.
Passerby #1: Jesus Christ!
Passerby #2: Oh, you people stop it! He didn't know there would be math on his trip to the city.

--42nd & 8th


via Overheard in New York, Dec 2, 2007

Sunday, December 2, 2007

where are my f**king mushrooms?

madge in the a.m.

school is pretty overwhelming. i'm feeling a general sense of heightened anxiety. madonna makes it all better.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

safe inside my final home

dj krush featuring esthero - final home



(this track will be added to my list of favorite songs of all time)

Friday, November 30, 2007

this is what i would rather be doing than writing a paper

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the reason why i love my college friends

chic: it's good to know we are drinking at the same time, even far apart. it's kind of like fievel looking at the moon at the same time his family is in those movies

me: thats the sweetest thing ive ever heard


the new snoop dogg = five million thumbs up

i'm really excited about this track. i had the unique opportunity to hear it when i was in nyc a few weeks ago and it completely blew my mind.

this shit is INCREDIBLE. it sounds like snoop has been smoking lots of weed and listening to masters at work. i can't wait to hear the rest of the album. i'm loving the vocoder, too.

punk rock pillow fight


i want to go to this!


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Thursday, November 29, 2007

i heart kal penn

nerdface

after finding my high school yearbook and re-evaluating the awkward mess that i was ages 12-17, i have come to the conclusion that i used to be the biggest nerd ever.

i fully admit it. i was/am a huge dork.

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You Look a Lot Less Like You in Person

Man #1: What is going on here?
Man #2: They are filming the new Sex in the City movie with Sarah Jessica Parker. They have the entrance to the subway blocked off.
Man #1: Wonderful. I wouldn't even know what Sarah Jessica Parker looks like.
Woman nearby: Hi. I'm Sarah Jessica Parker.
Man #1: Nice to meet you. Can I go home now?
Sarah Jessica Parker: Sure, go ahead.

--Outside 6 train entrance

Overheard by: Matt


via Overheard in New York, Nov 27, 2007

i can't even handle how cute they are

a list of likes and dislikes for 11/28/07

likes:
- free oatmeal cookies from the einstein bagel place at school
- itunes shuffle... the shins "pink bullets," followed by dusty springfield "spooky," followed by dr. dre "lyrical gangbang"... only you itunes! only you!
- purchasing tampons in front of a large group of frat guys without embarrassment
- useless banter

dislikes:
- born again christians who distribute pamphlets
- liquor stores that close at 9pm
- the freaking smell that won't leave my apt
- snow showers
- dear god where does the smell COME FROM?

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Saturday, November 24, 2007

misc.

i hope everyone had a nice holiday. i certainly did. i went up to buffalo to have thanksgiving dinner with the family. it was fun and there were way too many pies. i counted at least 6 pies. ridiculous.

the next 3 weeks will be bananas. b-a-n-a-n-a-s. i have a lot of research papers due. here's a rundown.

1. paper on volunteer organizations
2. research paper on the holy land foundation and the status of U.S. aid to palestine
3. research paper on the role that religion plays in emerging democracies and the presence of nonprofit organizations/NGOs
4. a comparison of the fiscal stress of buffalo and pittsburgh
5. a strategic plan for a private energy company
6. a take home final
7. a tentative plan to drink hemlock

Thursday, November 15, 2007

congratulations stuart!

congratulations to stuart for passing the new york state bar on the first effin' try! you are freaking amazing.

hearts, xo and bawc,
lola

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

hahaha

holy crap YES

You Are a Black and White Cookie

You're often conflicted in life, and you feel pulled in two opposite directions.
When you're good, you're sweet as sugar. And when you're bad, you're wicked!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

karaoke idea... the bangles?

walk like an egyptian




manic monday

adventures in the nyc

things i did in nyc this past weekend:

- apartment hunting
- adventures in bed-stuy
- i recorded a track in a real studio with my producer friend. the track does not currently have a name, but our group is called "johnson & johnson (and some lotion)" i'm going to have to create a myspace music page. it will be hilarious.
- chocolate for breakfast
- bills game with old friends
- cucumber margaritas in alphabet city
- $8 manicure with the color "sassy satchel"
- bottle service and dancing on couches in the lower east side
- wandering around penn station
- hatin' on the G train
- lecturing a bathroom attendant at the alphabet lounge
- gnocchi and wine tasting
- limited edition cans of red bull
- joy-riding in a mercedes in the meatpacking district (aka looking for parking)
- eating cheesecake and turkey shaped cookies while strolling down bedford ave in williamsburg
- mastering the LIRR from jamaica to penn station (not rocket science.)
- new friends, old friends and interesting twists

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dreams

i've only had one lucid dreams before, and it was super cool. i've been reading a lot about them recently, and i would love to have another lucid dream. apparently there are different techniques that can be used. i'm going to try a couple and see how it goes.

here's a sleepy lion, just cuz
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Monday, November 12, 2007

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

zero 7 - somersault

ravenclaw wins, ugh

AP: Ravenstahl to be the winner in Pittsburgh mayor race

"His first year in office raised questions about whether his age and limited life experience may have been a liability.

He was dogged by a series of controversies over his conduct as mayor, including a private flight he made to New York with a co-owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins just hours after announcing a deal for a new, heavily subsidized hockey arena; a golf outing he took instead of attending a public hearing on domestic violence problems in the police department; and a Homeland Security-funded SUV he used to attend a Toby Keith concert with his wife and friends."


i am NOT a fan of ravenclaw. clearly he makes a lot of bad choices. i was really hoping for desantis to win. i'm disappointed, but not exactly surprised. i just hope ravenstahl's camp doesn't completely blow it. the burgh can do great things policy-wise. let's hope great things happen.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Remember, Lying Sacks of Shit Work in Every Occupation

Conductor: Attention, passengers, this J Train is now going express to Myrtle. You hear me? Express. Express! There is a local train right behind this one. This train is going express! [Mob of angry passengers exits train.] Psych! This is a local J Train to Manhattan. Next stop: Chauncey. Please enjoy the leg room brought to you by the New York City MTA.

--Broadway Junction Station, Brooklyn

Overheard by: JRider


via Overheard in New York, Nov 5, 2007

Sunday, November 4, 2007

pittsburgh memories: concerts, raves and other awesomeness

when i first moved to pittsburgh, i went to a lot of shows. it was a fantastic time. my freshman year dorm was right down the street from two great venues, club laga and the beehive. some of my favorite college memories are at shows.

club laga always brought amazing acts. i saw dj craze, mc skibadee, brisk, bullfrog, juno reactor, dieselboy, and lots of crazy ass djs. the most memorable was probably juno reactor. if you ever get the chance to see them live, seriously go. you won't regret it.

at the beehive, i saw a ridiculous performance by dj funk. at one point, dj funk went back to grab another record, and passed out right on his crates. it was amazing. apparently he was too drunk to finish his set. we all got refunds. but i didn't even want one. that story is worth the $10 ticket.

at metropol i saw paul oakenfold , d:fuse, ATB, zebrahead and reel big fish. my favorite had to be d:fuse.

and i danced my booty off to john arnold at club havanna. probably one of my favorite nights in the burgh. ahhh, memories.

so in honor of his ridiculously awesome performance at the beehive, i give you dj funk...

one month (and a half) left in the burgh

i leave the burgh on thursday night to go apartment hunting in nyc. wish me luck!

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weird impulse purchase of the week

Cinnamon scented pinecones.
$4 at whole foods.

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jahcoozi

jahcoozi. berlin based. ridiculously awesome. newest abum "blitz n ass"

Friday, November 2, 2007

i <3 dubstep

i can't stop listening to turbulence - notorious (nate mars remix). it's been months and i'm still diggin it. (listen via myspace)


and here is the original, via youtube



nate, you kick ass.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

sleep and the plague

my plague is making me sleep incessantly. it's also giving me crazy dreams.

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i love you marshawn lynch

happy halloweeeeeen

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

the chairlift on the isle of capri, italy

12 minutes up. 12 minutes down. super steep and pretty scary. but amazingly beautiful.

thanks to youtube for having lots of videos of this thing. i miss italy!

amazing


Halloween zombie mistaken for murder victim


"BERLIN (Reuters) - Passengers on a German train mistook a Halloween reveller dressed up as a gore-covered zombie for a murder victim and called the police.

The 24-year-old man fell into a drunken slumber on his way home from a Halloween party in Hamburg, police in the northern town of Bad Segeberg said on Monday.

Believing his hands and face were smeared with blood, passengers alerted police after getting no response from him."



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when cows attack...


Cows attack dog walker in field

"A Sussex policeman has been discharged from hospital after an attack by about 50 cows left him with four broken ribs and a punctured lung."

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mid-afternoon madge

Monday, October 29, 2007

illness

i am sick. it is a cross between a sinus infection and the plague. i stopped at rite aide today for provisions, and managed to forget tissues and tomato soup. i did, however, manage to obtain cold-eeze and vicks vaporub.

i have been brought up in a household that views vicks as a cure-all, catch-all remedy. i have uncomfortable childhood memories of my mother slathering me in vicks from head to toe. i think my yiayia may have been the root of the vicks obsession, as she always used to say "i love vicks so much... i could eat it" (to this day, this still creeps my brother and i out. because SERIOUSLY DON'T EAT IT.)

anyway, in honor of the matriarchs of my family, i have slathered myself in vicks.

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

fun game: put on fuzzy pants, rub vix on face, watch this video and presto! you're at a rave

go ninja go ninja go

i am exhausted times 10 from this weekend's festivities. i attended several halloween parties, and tore up pittsburgh, ninja style. i had a ninja mask, swords and even nunchucks (sp?)

this weekend i've learned that swords will make you popular. mostly with douchebags who want to battle. i was even challenged to a duel by a female pirate. it was awkward.

here's vanilla ice. just cuz



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Thursday, October 25, 2007

karaoke

before i leave the burgh, i have promised myself that i will do some friday night karaoke. this will be interesting, considering i have a really bad singing voice and general public speaking related anxiety.

so i'm on search for the perfect song to perform. ideas? i'd like to do something ridiculous. i'd even do boy band ridiculous.

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halloween costume ideas

lucky for us, american apparel and the onion have given us some great costume ideas.

i am going to be a ninja, or else i would definitely have to dress as george, you know, the gross guy.

Monday, October 22, 2007

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY

CAPS LOCK DAY!

CELEBRATE THE HECK OUT OF CAPS LOCK DAY! I WILL CELEBRATE BY RE-TYPING MY RESEARCH PAPER IN ALL CAPS. IT WILL SEEM LIKE I'M YELLING AT MY PAPER, BUT I WON'T BE. I'LL BE CELEBRATING IT.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

gasolina

as you may or may not know, daddy yankee's gasolina is one of my favorite songs. i cannot tell you why. i'm not really sure what the song is about. i don't speak spanish. and please don't tell me what it's really about. i know it's not about the rising cost of gas.

so, please enjoy the booty shaking video.

philly is fat, ugly


Hey! We're not just fat - we're ugly, too


"Philadelphia has the ugliest people in the country, according to Travel & Leisure Magazine.

Of the 25 major American cities ranked by citizen attractiveness, Philadelphia finished dead-last."

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Movie That Made New York What It Is Today

Man, slamming on hood of taxi inching forward: Hey! I'm walkin' here! [Turns to people behind him] Where's that from?
Lady passerby: Midnight Cowboy!

--50th & Broadway


via Overheard in New York, Oct 18, 2007

homework

i am sorry for the lack of posting lately. school has been kicking my ass. but, after this week is over, it should get a lot better. and we'll get back to our regularly scheduled awesomeness.

in the meantime, here's a boosh eating homework.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

i am effin STOKED for this movie

1. t.a.t.u.
2. mishca barton
3. danger
4. lesbian lovers
5. T.A.T.U.

Monday, October 15, 2007

middle school dance party

will smith - boom! shake the room


en vogue - free your mind


la bouche - be my lover


ace of base - all that she wants


real mccoy - another night


bone thugs - crossroads

ohmygodwe'rebackagain....

i was really grumpy, but then i watched this.

grumpiness now over.

punched before eating

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

phones will not ring if you stare at them, no matter how determined you look

for reals.

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goodbye sun

the sun has officially left the pittsburgh skies. it will now be overcast until mid-april. i will miss you, sun.

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i am contemplating a light box. it seems like a good investment. it may stop me from the perpetual pajama time that usually occurs in november.

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i cannot stop listening to electro awesomeness.

i just bought the justice album at the advice of my bro stuart. it is sick sick sick electro. my favorite tracks on the album are "stress" "newjack" "genesis" and "D.A.N.C.E."

here's D.A.N.C.E.



i've also been listening to a ridiculous amount of chromeo. currently bangin' the track "tenderoni"



surkin also puts some sick shit out. here's a live clip of "ghetto obsession." it makes me want to dance, a lot. if you can, try and get your hands on surkin's remix of vhs or beta's "burn it all down." it's amazing.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tuesday, October 9, 2007