Sunday, April 29, 2007


i am really intrigued by this website. it's a collection of photography from over the years, most of it with historical significance. i'm loving it.


today, i seem to be incapable of making life choices. with plenty of errands to run, i am having trouble prioritizing them. so i've elected to laze around in comfy pants, drink coffee and read chuck klosterman.

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Old Mom or Trophy Mom?

Teacher: Tyler*, your mom is here.
Tyler: Yay! ... Wait, which one?

--Citigroup Children's Center, 399 Park Ave

Overheard by: sarita92282

via Overheard in New York, Apr 27, 2007

Friday, April 27, 2007

How the Projects Got Gentrified

Yuppie girl: Sometimes I feel like it would be fun to live in the projects.
Yuppie guy: Uh, why?
Yuppie girl: Everybody knows each other -- it's like summer camp.
Yuppie guy: But they shoot each other.
Yuppie girl: Yeah -- summer camp, but with guns.

--99th & 3rd

Overheard by: Dan

via Overheard in New York, Apr 26, 2007

nevermind peter gabriel, stand outside my window and play this on your boombox

Thursday, April 26, 2007

excitement and sappiness

just a few moments ago i handed in my last final. that makes me officially done with spring semester. i have now completed a full year of study in grad school and am halfway to my masters in public administration. booyakasha.

for those of you that know me, this is a big deal. after a horrible year in law school, i was skeptical that i would hate grad school the way that i hated law school. but there is no spontaneous crying in grad school. no erie problem either. and lucky for me, i can still collect lexis nexis points and order ridiculous dvds. (ahem. 13 going on 30.) back to the sappiness, i'm very happy. and i hope you are too.

here's a rainbow and unicorn. now you can be happy too.
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puppy magic

thanks to stuart.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

an uplifting review of r kelly's fiesta

Turntable Lab, R. Kelly's Fiesta Remix feat Jay-Z

"I can't say enough about the R. I love this guy. "Fiesta(1)," lets talk about Fiesta. Who don't like a fuckin Fiesta. This song is like a work horse, a Chevy Truck, an unstoppable strong as fuck club record..."

(kudos to chris flyer for finding this)

throwing paperclips

Martin Scorsese appears to have directed all of my favorite movies

The Departed (2006)
Gangs of New York (2002)
Casino (1995)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Cape Fear (1991)
Goodfellas (1990)
Raging Bull (1980)
Taxi Driver (1976)

imdb says that right now a movie called Silence is in production. i don't know how i feel about this.

"Two Jesuit priests, Sebastião Rodrigues and Francis Garrpe, travel to seventeenth century Japan under the Shogunate regime (which has isolated itself from all foreign contact) to see how the evangelical mission is going. There they witness the persecution of Japanese Christians at the hands of their own government, which wishes to purge Japan of all western influence. Eventually the priests separate and Rodrigues travels the countryside, wondering why God remains silent while His children suffer."

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

props to stuart for sending this along

the OC

i know that i am really behind on this bandwagon, but the OC is freaking fantastic. the soapnet is showing the first season, and i'm definitely hooked.

it also helps that i look exactly like this guy. i now know that his name on the show is "ryan" and he likes to wear tank tops. glorious tank tops.

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Like Crate and Barrel

Hipster chick: I saw a picture of Susie's* fiancé.
Queer: Oh?
Hipster chick: Yeah. His face is really long. And demonic.
Queer: It's interesting how you put it in that order.
Hipster chick: Well, that's the order you think of it when you see him. It's like, 'Gee, his face sure is long. I wonder why? Oh, I see, it's to hold all that evil.'

--6 train

Overheard by: Charlie

via Overheard in New York, Apr 24, 2007

sucks to be that guy

Some very funny and totally wrong predictions of the past

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” -Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

“A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say America likes crispy cookies, not soft and chewy cookies like you make.” - Response to Debbi Fields’ idea of starting Mrs. Fields’ Cookies.

Monday, April 23, 2007

evil owl

there is a cornucopia of birds that like to hang out and mate outside my bedroom window. they like to sit on my air conditioner. sometimes i swear they actually get into my air conditioner. i fear that one day i may come home to a pigeon just chilling on my couch, eating all my bread and ordering You, Me and Dupree from my on demand.

my father suggested getting a picture of an owl to put in my window to scare off the birds. an evil owl.

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

buffalo represent

What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on

Northern. Whether you have the world famous Inland North accent of the Great Lakes area, or the radio-friendly sound of upstate NY and western New England, your accent is what used to set the standard for American English pronunciation (not much anymore now that the Inland North sounds like it does).

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

i adore. mi amor


i found this little guy on petfinder. he looks like SNOOPY! that website is terrible. it makes me want to adopt puppies that i can't have.

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

study break #2: learning the shakira booty shake

a study break: brought to you by one of my favorite 80s movies

You're Dating Grimace?

Teen guy #1: So, what did she look like?
Teen guy #2: Oh, dude, she had the most perfect body. She was like, 26-34-26!

--Tonic Bar

via Overheard in New York, Apr 20, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007

smelly mocha

the only coffee shop in shadyside (the part of pittsburgh where i live) to offer free internet is the smelliest coffee shop of all, crazy mocha.

i am unfortunately sitting in the smelly place right now. it reeks of stale cigarettes and cat piss. i swear they store homeless men in the pantry. there is an obnoxious fly that keeps circling my head, and most likely pooping his microscopic fly poop on me and my laptop.

...the things i do for free internet.

"Darn it, it tastes good, so bring it on."

Another Pittsburgh love affair: Ho hos

yooooo, and look who is second!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

dear pittsburgh

stop being cold and gray. seriously. stop. it. you ruin everything with your shit weather. please let me see the sun for more than 5 minutes a day.

Are We Going to Search Every Cup? We Are Not

St. Patty's drunk: So, wait... I was told that we aren't allowed to drink in Penn Station today, but all the vendors are selling beer. What's the deal?
Cop: Well, they shouldn't be selling it. If you are caught, you will be ticketed and--
Interrupting cop: --Dude, just put it in a paper cup! Go right there, buy that beer, and ask for that red paper Coke cup. That's all.

--Penn Station

Overheard by: Super Mike

via Overheard in New York, Apr 16, 2007

vote: creep or waterfalls?

what is the better TLC song?

i cannot get enough of this song

the rapture - whoo! alright, yeah... uh huh

if my life was a movie, this song would be blaring in the opening credits and i would walk down the street saturday night fever-style.

the album, pieces of the people we love, is great. really really great.

i met the rapture a few years ago when they played a show at pitt. they were promoting their then current album, out of the races and onto the racetracks. they signed my CD and drew little hearts on it. with the words "we love __insert lola's real name here__" it was glorious.

anyway, the rapture has come a long way since that album. and their latest is definitely their greatest.

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Sunday, April 15, 2007

the dolphin diet

Korean legislator loses 36 lbs. on “dolphin diet”

By "peacefully contemplating the slim physiques" of dolphins for a few minutes a day, this guy lost 36 pounds.

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(he may have done other stuff too)

Saturday, April 14, 2007

finals schminals

it is currently the "home stretch" of spring semester. i have lots and lots of work to do. work that i can procrastinate no longer. this means i cannot entertain myself with this blog as much as i would like. i'm also initiating a self-imposed facebook and myspace ban (which will inevitably fail)

in the meantime, madonna

Friday, April 13, 2007

a discussion on richard marx's "right here waiting for you"

me: i cant stop listening to lisa lisa and the cult jam
stuart: stop it
Throw on some RHWFY and you'll be fine.
me: phew ok
i dont like the idea of richard marx RHWFM
me: im picturing him sitting at my kitchen table, reading the paper, drinking coffee, waiting for me when i get back from the gym
"yeah i was here. waiting for you. *wink*"
stuart: yech.
me: i know
mullet and all
stuart: The thing is, Richard Marx will be at the same location in which he wrote that song
me: youre absolutely right
stuart: So for your scenario to be true, he would have had to have written the song at your kitchen table.
Which either totally wrecks your scenario or makes it 4x scarier.
me: richard marx is imprisoned by his own lyrical genius
stuart: it's his cross to bear

yes yes yes

Drug Resistant Gonorrhea

किन्दा कूल

ब्लॉगर नोव ओफ्फेर्स थे फेतुरे ऑफ़ ब्लोग्गिंग इन हिंदी। ई विष ठाट ई अच्तुअल्ल्य उन्देर्स्तूद हिंदी।.

(blogger now offers the option of blogging in hindi. i wish that i actually understood hindi. blogger claims it is a transliteration feature using Devanagari script. very cool.)

lisa lisa

i was feeling very sad and mopey, but lisa lisa has done wonders.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

there is a god

i can now stop mourning the loss of melrose place on the soapnet, as i have now discovered that the fuse channel shows episodes of felicity. YESSSS

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

who doesn't love a list

things on my mind:

- traveling, specifically to mexico or the DR
- not having enough money to travel to mexico, or really to anywhere out of the state
- i don't want to do my homework
- why did i download a music program that's going to tell everyone that i really enjoy t.a.t.u.'s all the things she said?
- i want to go to this flux event on saturday
- what's with being single again?
- deep house versions of songs are so much better than the originals
- TTC = french booty house that makes me want to shake my ass ass ass
- sleeping is kind of overrated


i need this. badly.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

i have embarrassing music taste

i just got this music program,

apparently it compiles statistical data regarding what kinds of music i listen to, and then makes lists and charts. i am a stats nerd, so this is right up my alley. (if it begins creating regression tables i may pass out from pure joy.)


I'm feeling very grumpy today. a grumpy that cannot be cured by cookies or hugh grant movies. i may choose to abort all activities for the day and instead spend it ordering ridiculous things off of QVC... while eating cookies... despite their ineffectiveness as a grumpy cure

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Monday, April 9, 2007

contest: figure out the plotline to this video


the soapnet has stopped showing melrose place and is now showing one tree hill. why would they do this to me?

i appreciate the back to back 90210 episodes, but for reals. ONE TREE HILL?

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dates to remember

april 25: i am officially done with spring semester

april 26 - may 7: drinking bender until summer classes begin. (note: must remember to buy tiny umbrellas to put in drinks)

may 18 - 21: DC for brother bear's law school graduation

may 21 - august 24: lather, rinse, repeat

playlist - this time with feeling

zero 7 - distractions
radiohead - how to disappear completely and never be found
the clash - should i stay or should i go
shelby star - virgo song
ani = untouchable face
the smiths - i know it's over
cardigans - erase rewind

Sunday, April 8, 2007

um, i think i know why it was banned.

See? Classic Dickwad Behavior

Teen chick on cell: Yeah, he's a total dickwad. But I've got to go -- I'm going to break up with him right now.
Boy walking with her: Me? Fuck you, bitch.

--23rd & 6th

Overheard by: Ren

via Overheard in New York, Apr 8, 2007

go see this movie

Last night, I got to see The Namesake. I really enjoyed the movie, and had a lot of trouble fighting back tears. To be honest, I cried twice. It was a great story and I adored the parents, Ashima and Ashoke. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the movie was not the popular dichotomy of marry the girl you love vs. marry the girl your parents want you to. It was much more intense and interesting.

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christ has risen

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Saturday, April 7, 2007


Wheel deliver will bring a delightful greek omelette to your doorstep if you ask them. It's pure joy.

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feminist rant?

Last night I went to McFadden's, the new "Irish pub" on the North Side. Oddly enough, the bar is located in the office building I used to work in. It felt weird to be going to work for drinking purposes.

When I walked into the place, I had an immediate sense of regret. The crowd was largely a late 20s and 30s group, the women were scantily clad and the bartenders tried to summon Tom Cruise from Cocktail. I decided to leave when they announced a $200 prize to "the hottest girl in the place." The dj said, verbatim: "we don't care about brains or personality here, just the hottest girl in here!"

Maybe I'm just a fem-nazi, but I can't give that kind of establishment my money. The blatant objectification of women pisses me off. Thank goodness I never went on spring break.

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Friday, April 6, 2007

not the rapey kind!

Gender prof: I don't know how you'd know by just looking at men if they're the chivalrous kind or the rapey kind.

Posted by LiserDoesLaw at 12:46 PM

Overheard in Law School

number of angry voicemails received at 3:03am?

just one. (crying included.)

cassius - the sound of violence

i love love love this track. i saw cassius at the cmj festival in 2002 along with the chemical brothers. i danced my ass off that night with one of my favorites, mikey s. from queens. we went on a cmj party hopping spree that night and ended up somewhere in the village to see prince paul. this song will always remind me of the awesomeness of that night.


In all seriousness, I should have just put down my homework and gone out tonight. I could be at the bar right now. There are like 6 bars within walking distance of my apartment and I decided to stay in and do GIS. Way to think it through.

At Harris Grill, it is only 50 cents more to drink tanqueray than the house gin, banker's club. If that isn't incentive enough to put on actual pants and leave the house, I don't know what is.

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Thursday, April 5, 2007

moment of zen

writing code makes me want to end it all

Dim dblX As Double
Dim pArea As IArea
Set pArea = [Shape]
dblX = pArea.Centroid.X
Consider Yourself Warned

Middle school boy: Yo, you ever seen that show Sex and the City on HBO?
Three friends: No.
Middle school boy: I thought there'd be mad sex on it. There wasn't any! They should call that show 'White Bitches Talking.'

--Brooklyn Middle School

via Overheard in New York, Apr 5, 2007

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

who does a better cover? kermit or johnny cash?

$100,000 in loans plus one fetus

I'm sitting in my GIS (aka map making) class right now. my
professor just said "if your map is looking like a fetus, you're on the
right track. seriously, look for the forming of your fetus"

good morning from madonna

from the blonde ambition tour... bonus points if you find the running man.

songs that remind me of college

ludacris - southern hospitality
shaggy - it wasn't me
petey pablo - raise up
jt money & sole - who dat
outkast - the whole world
sleater kinney - all hands on the bad one
nelly furtado - hey, man
lil kim - how many licks
r kelly - ignition remix
pulp - lipgloss
yo la tengo - you can have it all
billy joel - we didn't start the fire
five - when the lights go out
barrington levy - under mi sensi
eddy grant - electric avenue
dj assault - ass & titties
the chemical brothers - out of control

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

the many faces of swayze

The Women's Entertainment Channel is currently playing Too Wong Foo on repeat. Oddly enough, Encore is playing Roadhouse at the same time. Please, compare and contrast the brilliance of Swayze.

why is that little latin boy in drag crying?

fierce swayze

bribery and hole digging

Today I coaxed the workmen outside of my apartment building to move their trucks and the big diggy thing so I could get my car out of the parking lot. It was clearly a triumphant moment. Of course, the workmen asked to be bribed with alcohol... but still... I feel like I won this round.

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Monday, April 2, 2007

Sunday, April 1, 2007

wheat penises

Today I tried Ethiopian food. I had a vegetarian sampler that included potatoes, beets, collard greens with cheese, ground chickpeas and spicy string beans. The boy had chicken with a curry paste. The food was very, very good. But the bread was... a little confusing. When I say that the bread was confusing, I'm trying to say that the bread was really phallic. I don't know how else to communicate that Ethiopian Bread, when rolled up, looks like a big scary you-know-what.

This is what the bread is supposed to look like. But ours did not look like that.
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My Kid Will Be Twice the Asshole I Am

Lady holding child's hand: If one more person bumps into me today I am going to fucking kill them.
Passerby: Good, lady, teach your child to be an asshole just like you.
Kid: Fuck you, asshole!
Passerby: See!

--Subway, 86th St

via Overheard in New York, Apr 1, 2007