Wednesday, February 28, 2007

places i want to be ats this weekend (for you richie pete!)

i hope i get to do at least three of these things this weekend. then i will be living the dream.


why is it that every time that i have to get up very early in the morning, i can't sleep? i lay in bed tossing and turning thinking of how many hours of sleep i can still get if i fall asleep immediately. it's really counterproductive. i should do shots of wild turkey before bed.

counting sheep is bullshit. so is your face.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

spinning off the earth

sometimes i make poor choices. today i thought it would be a great idea to drink lots of really strong french coffee to help me study for my micro midterm. genius. instead of studying, i have been running around my apartment and then periodically sitting and shaking at my computer. i feel like a crack baby.

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loopless - pink blue hotel
beirut - postcards from italy
brazilian girls - lazy lover
sister nancy - bam bam
white stripes - i'm finding it harder to be a gentleman
til tuesday - voices carry

the fug girls

"It's huge and it's glaring at me. It is as if one of Sarah Ferguson's famed hair-bows from the late 1980s went rogue from her storage trunks and attacked Anne on the red carpet, resulting in a giant Dark Mark of Shame that's tagging her for impending doom."

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Monday, February 26, 2007

why do you wear that mask?

sometimes when i am feeling blue, i watch the rat chicken series. so bizarre! yet hilarious. especially the songs.

Friday, February 23, 2007

too late. it's done.

Sword seized after man mistakes porn for rape

OCONOMOWOC, Wisconsin (AP) -- A man says he broke into an apartment with a cavalry sword because he thought he heard a woman being raped, but the sound actually was from a pornographic movie his upstairs neighbor was watching.

"Now I feel stupid," said James Van Iveren, who has been charged in the case. "This really is nothing, nothing but a mistake."

(read more)

hot mess

liquor before beer, you're in the clear.

liquor. beer. beer. liquor again. beer again, then you're going to say embarrassing things, smoke a million cigarettes and want to DIE when you wake up.

that doesn't rhyme, but this is how i feel today.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

"In vain have I struggled, it will not do. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." -Mr Darcy

Watching BBC's Pride and Prejudice makes me very happy. It also makes me want to marry Colin Firth. I don't think anyone else is capable of playing Mr. Darcy.

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You Ghetto-of-the-Ivy-League Poser

Columbia student: Do you go to NYU?
NYU student: Yes, how did you know?
Columbia student: I could tell by your dirty shoes. NYU gets their students from the homeless shelter.
NYU student: Excuse me?
Columbia student: I'm your biggest enemy.
NYU student: What?
Columbia student: I go to Columbia.
NYU student: Can you leave me alone?

--Whole Foods, Union Square

Overheard by: Cooper Union Student

via Overheard in New York, Feb 22, 2007

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

the october

i have recently become the owner of a very pretty orchid that i really don't want to kill. i am proud to say that after one full week, i have not killed the orchid and the orchid has not committed suicide. in fact, it has decided to open up. i feel like we're bonding.

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"i'd give you peace of mind"

i would love to find this track on vinyl.
i will be in nyc in two weeks. it's gotta be somewhere in that city. who is down for record shopping?

joan as police woman

i'm a big fan of 'the ride.' it's currently in heavy rotation on my playlist. 'eternal flame' is not that bangles cover you think it will be, but it's not bad. i'm starting to really dig this lady.


i know that i still have another year left of graduate school, but i am very very very ready to be done. i want my masters degree. i want an awesome job. i want to pack up my apt and move to a big fun city while i am still young and can have fun.

april 2008, come faster!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


i've been having insanely vivid dreams lately. last night i had dreams about meeting lily allen. most likely because i read this onion article before bed.

"Ithink that as long as women are parading around on television, taking their clothes off to sell records, then guys will be able to take the piss out of us. That's what it comes down to." -lilyallen

i looooooove lily! i want to smoke cigarettes and drink beers with her, and go on adventures. she's the coolest. i'd like to hang out with M.I.A. too. basically i think that lily llen, M.I.A. and i should all be best friends. it would be badass.

Monday, February 19, 2007


Sunday, February 18, 2007

um, really?

you have died of typhoid

you can play THE oregon trail online. it works if you use internet explorer. for some reason firefox hates oregon trail. i'm playing it right now, and my wagon axle just broke. i also lost ratty in a freak wagon caulking incident on the kansas river. my homework will never be done again.

what am i listening to?

kings of convenience - misread
craig david ft. artful dodger - re rewind
quasimoto - good morning sunshine
white town - your woman
50 cent - lil bit
whodini - freaks come out at night
gwen stefani - breakin up
Why Are We Here, Then?

Little boy: What is that?
Mom: That's a brain.
Little boy: Evil brain?
Mom: No, it's not evil.

--Bodies Exhibit, South St Seaport

via Overheard in New York, Feb 18, 2007

Friday, February 16, 2007

holiday. celebrate.

promises to be good. here's a picture of a happy bunny.

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There's the Reason Not to Be into Sex

Girl: It's not that I'm not attracted to you, it's just that I'm not as into sex as you are.
Guy: That's bullshit -- you're only 22 and you've fucked 24 people. You are definitely into sex.
Children from school bus directly next to the couple, all leaning out the window: Seeex!

--Irving & Eldert, Bushwick

Overheard by: alex

via Overheard in New York, Feb 16, 2007

pin a rose on your nose

next wednesday, jodie sweetin of Full House fame will be coming to Pitt to talk about her meth addiction. you have no idea how excited i am about this. there is even a Q&A section.

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puppies that i want to adopt

playing on is often a bad idea. my apartment doesn't allow pets, and i do not have the financial resources to get a dog. but damn these babies are cute.

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shiloh! look at him! he's so sad. i need to adopt him immediately. and make a disney movie about how i saved him from being sad at the dog shelter. with a big dance number at the end.
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the skin on my finger wears thing
stinging burning when i wash my hands

i can feel it starting to grow roots
implanting itself

the scary part
is that i'm starting to get good at it

obscure hidden idiosyncrasies
spinning backward

change, shift, reverse

i hope for more, but
illusions burst

seeking perfection
and running out of mouthwash

self constructed and self imposed

Thursday, February 15, 2007

valentines day

it's a day late, but happy valentines day!


Monday, February 12, 2007

Who Told You about God?

Mom: So, what kind of animals do you think we will see at the zoo?
Small boy: I think elephants and snakes... Mom? Are there also pretend things there, like dinosaurs and God?
Mom: I think we need to have a talk when we get home.

--N train near Union Square

via Overheard in New York, Feb 11, 2007

The Importance of Being Hated

I was very amused by this article.

My favorite part is cut and pasted below. I think I have successfully identified my nemesis, but not an archenemy. If you think of anyone, or perhaps if you would like to be my archenemy, please let me know.


As the accompanying essay makes clear, you'll need a nemesis and an archenemy if you wish to be successful in this world. The good news is, it's entirely possible that you already have each of these entities in your life; perhaps you just don't realize it (or maybe you can't tell them apart). As a public service, here are a few signs.

•At some point in the past, this person was (arguably) your best friend.
•You have punched this person in the face.
•If invited, you would go to this person's wedding and give him a spice rack, but you would secretly hope that his marriage ends in a bitter, public divorce.
•People who barely know both of you assume you are close friends; people who know both of you intimately suspect that you profoundly dislike each other.
•If your archenemy tried to kill you, this person would attempt to stop him.

•Every time you talk to this person, you lie.
•If you meet someone who has the same first name as this person, you immediately like him less.
•The satisfaction you feel from your own success pales in comparison to the despair you feel at this person's triumphs, even if those triumphs are completely unrelated to your life.
•If this person slept with your girlfriend, she would never be attractive to you again.
•Even if this person's girlfriend was a hateful bitch, you would sleep with her out of spite.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

please do not e-mail this article to my mother

Dead pets give birth to diamond ring
(abc news online)

Englishwoman Sue Rogers will never be without her dead dogs and cat after having a diamond ring made from their ashes.

A newspaper reported Ms Rogers, from Devon in south-west England, paid 3,200 pounds ($A8,000) for the ring made from carbon extracted from the ashes of Lucky, an old English sheepdog, a golden retriever-cross called Sam and a tom cat called Patch.

"I am delighted with my ring as it means I can have my pets with me at all times," Ms Rogers told the Daily Mail newspaper.

"My animals meant the world to me and even though they are gone they are still with me. It's a beautiful ring and such a brilliant idea."

Ms Rogers, 44, had previously kept the ashes of her pets on her mantelpiece until she learnt of LifeGem UK, which makes diamonds from the remains of humans and pets.

A small amount of carbon from each set of ashes was heated at temperatures of 3,000 degrees Celsius to help make a rough diamond.

The stone was then polished and certified before being set in a gold band.


Friday, February 9, 2007

take me here for valentine's day

"Nested on the corner of Connecticut and Florida Avenues, this inspired Russian restaurant and lounge is evocatively reminiscent of the era of the Tsars."

the vodka menu alone makes me shed tears of joy. and their martini list contains such gems as "moscow mule" and "sputnik." i just want to read gogol, smoke cigarettes and drink estonia vodka in this place.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007


new york fashion week

my favorites of dkny...(clearly i need to invest in a beret)

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and now we have
marc jacobs

i can't imagine wearing any of the marc jacobs stuff. but i did find this model's ribcage extraordinarily beautiful. please, admire it yourself...

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oh michael kors, whyyyyy?? why would you do this?

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but this is so pretty
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and so is this
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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

language barrier

in Florence
i explained to a drunk Irish girl
that i was a "quiet" American
clearly amused
she gave me a hug and warned me against Scottish beer

in a wine haze
grabby Armenians
told me things i don't remember
in an incomprehensible mix of french/italian/english
(possibly even greek)

while melting outside the vatican
a tall italian tween poured frizzante
on my coconut gelato soaked hands
and smiled as i thoroughly mispronounced grazie mille

sometimes they called us bella
and sometimes
i prefer bella

ho molte monete in fontana di trevi
qualche giorno rinvierò a Roma e parlerò italiano

Monday, February 5, 2007


i can't wait until this album drops. they better let her back in the states.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

what are you listening to?

future loop foundation - i love her more in summertime
lovage - stroker ace
rick james - mary jane
quasimoto - return of the loop digga
rick ross - hustlin
bitter sweet - the mating game
dj krush and esthero - final home

"There's a lot about that video that pleases me"

wise words

"it looks to me like youre comfortable with a situation currently, but not with the shoes you're wearing." -smitteh

it's because i don't own these

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Thursday, February 1, 2007


a few years ago, i ran across the work of an amazing photographer at the carnegie international. philip-lorca diCorcia here are some of my favorites (from the link. click for more awesomeness)

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los angeles
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the skatepark

this place makes me wanna smoke cigarettes. good thing that buffalo turned it into an upscale bakery.

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burnt skin on my thighs
a clear glass carafe of unpronounceable wine
(she wore the white dress that night
and told him in his native tongue
that she would wait for a diamond first.)
a bakery sandwiched between ferragamo and prada
the water was a mutant blue
if you tip an extra euro
they'll call you Bella and pour another limoncello
every time i tried to take a picture
the lemon trees shifted
the sky blinked
the Mediterranean laughed
digital cameras are futile in the face of culture