Friday, August 31, 2007

i'm the oo-child

the sound quality isn't that great, but i do love youtube for having a live performance of this song. you even get a bonus performance.

p.s. i am handsome. no wonder i got so many kids.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

move b**ch, get out the way

today i begin moving. i love packing and unpacking. but the carrying, pushing, pulling and dragging is what i really don't enjoy. usually at a certain point in the moving process, i start leaving things behind and/or giving them away.

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Monday, August 27, 2007

video for lily allen and common!

what are you listening to?

nate mars - notorious remix
keith murray - the most beautifulest thing in the world
timbaland - way i are
blonde redhead - 23
al green - let's stay together
amy winehouse - wake up alone
antipop consortium - slow horn
the dan band - total eclipse of the heart

back to school. back to school.

today was my first day back at school. i really enjoyed my first class, public policy and nonprofit organizations. the professor was really excited about the material and periodically pounded his fist on the tables in the classrooms. i love that he does that. lucky for me, i have another class with him tomorrow morning at 9am. glorious!

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Sunday, August 26, 2007


i'm really diggin this track. it's going to be added to my "dance your ass off" mix

miss teen south carolina fields a question... and nails it?

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Oh, You Know It?

Frat boy #1: Dude, you got really skinny. What's going on with you? Are you sick or something?
Frat boy #2: Yeah, bro, I have IBS -- Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Frat boy #1: You shittin' me!

--91st & 1st

Overheard by: AZS

via Overheard in New York, Aug 25, 2007

gift ideas

my birthday is in less than a month. it's probably a good time to start planning how you'd like to celebrate me.

i'll help you out...

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my very own rapex
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plane ticket to the DR
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xtina - walk away

so sad but it's true...

Friday, August 24, 2007


i will be moving to new york city in january to finish up my last semester of grad school. so, this will officially be my last 4 months in the city of pittsburgh. i am really excited about this move, and can't wait to do it.

bye bye pittsburgh
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hello nyc
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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

madonna's pepsi commercial

i freaking love youtube. this only aired a few times. it was pulled because of madonna's video for like a prayer, which was "controversial." here's the commercial and the video.

Now Get Back Up on That Horse

Blonde: My boobs shrunk ever since I got that abortion.
Brunette: No, they still look good.

--Restroom, Crobar

via Overheard in New York, Aug 21, 2007

apartment hunting

in my recent search for temporary housing, i've encountered some ridiculousness that includes but is not limited to:

- an RPG gamer who looks like jesus and writes the most passive aggressive e-mails i have ever received. perhaps i will submit the e-mails to

- the nicest middle aged hippie you'll ever meet, with the most disorganized apartment ever

- the stereotypical bitter and overcompensating short guy

- a very nice girl with a house near the ghetto that has a lovely view of a graveyard. a winning combo?


- if anyone is relatively sane and would like to house me for a few months, that would be great. thx.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

absentee blogger

i'm sorry that i have been a bad blogger lately. however, in my internet absence, i've been having some serious fun in the real world. i just spent a very awesome week in nyc and i will be leaving for philadelphia tomorrow. august = travelpants.

some highlights from nyc:
- eats at geisha and hearth
- getting a tad sunburned at jones beach
- vodka drinks at mantra (where some dude claimed he would move to buffalo just to be closer to me. amazing. i laughed in his face. he didn't like that.)
- causing trouble at hotel rivington, again (apparently that is my favorite bar in nyc? i go there every time)
- a 4 hour interview that went quite well
- glorious variations on bawc including miniature black and white cookies and individual black cookies and white cookies.
- making new hilarious, sarcastic friends
- meeting Funkstörung in the lower east side (!!!)
- attempting to explain the fundamental existential differences between Kierkegaard and Nietzsche after downing some very strong G&Ts

Friday, August 10, 2007

cross those fingers

i have an interview on monday.

it's not at ikea. but this thing cracks me up.

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

i said no no no

love her or hate her, amy winehouse really has an incredible voice. it's so unique, and she has cut quite a few albums. i like her older stuff just as much as the newer stuff, but i am getting sick of rehab. her other stuff needs some respect. so... other stuff...

stronger than me

tears dry on their own

i <3 ny

tomorrow, i leave for the nyc. it's my favorite city, so i might just cancel my return flight and stay there forever.

things to look forward to:
- eats at hearth in the east village
- jersey shore shenanigans (aka sunburn, jersey-style)
- adventures with the lovely jen
- AUTHENTIC black and white cookies
- QT with nate
- cab rides to crazy places
- MoMA?

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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Monday, August 6, 2007

done. period. over. ending. grand finale.

and this time i mean it!

dental genius

bigger photo here

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happy august 6

National Fresh Breath Day
Anniversary - Hiroshima Day
Anniversary - Voting Rights Act of 1965 Signed
Birthday - Lucille Ball (actress)
Birthday - Andy Warhol (artist)
Colorado Day (Colorado)
Independence Day (Bolivia)
Independence Day (Jamaica)
Peace Festival (Japan)
Youth Day (Zambia)

maybe i will go to the Warhol museum today to celebrate andy's bday. or perhaps i will just chew a lot of orbitz and use mouthwash every hour on the hour.

Sunday, August 5, 2007


i've recently been introduced to Feist, a Canadian singer-songwriter. she's opened for the ramones, worked with peaches and is also a member of broken social scene.

as for her songs, i love "still true" and "1234." (1234 seems to be getting a lot of commercial play lately) there's a whole lotta buzz about this girl. i think i might be a fan.

here's the video for 1234.

can i get get get

new junior senior! look for peaches in the video (!!!)

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Friday, August 3, 2007

i love/forgot about this song

the perfect relationship

After I Rob Your Corpse, of Course

Girlfriend: I am going to kill myself and blame it on you.
Boyfriend: Great... I'll sign your suicide note!

--Broadway & Lafayette

Overheard by: sneakey black guy

via Overheard in New York, Aug 3, 2007

goodbyes, etc.

i am surprisingly sad to be done with my summer internship. i loved working in this sweet ass department and have had some very cool projects. sometimes i was bored and sometimes i was ridiculously busy, but overall i was very happy to be here. i'm a very lucky girl.

<3 internship <3 xoxoxox

Thursday, August 2, 2007

star guitar

chemical brothers, at their best

interesting... and creepy?

50 and JT - Ayo Technology

is that beyonce?? please someone confirm or deny...

today may or may not be amusing

un-amusing things about today:
- whitney houston's "where do broken hearts go?" is stuck in my head and refuses to budge.

- the holiday website isn't working, so i have no idea what to celebrate. i feel empty.

- my left eye hurts and is glowing orange due to a contact lens losing incident that occurred last night. the ER doctors dyed my eye in order to look for said renegade contact. man, do i look creepy.

amusing things about today:

- work party at the pirates game in the luxury box with a dessert cart. holla!

- open bar in the middle of the day? sure. why not.

- since i am not allowed to wear contacts for a few days, i can now purchase a pair of super huge sunglasses to wear over my glasses. YES.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

somehow ephemera is warping into an m.i.a. fanblog, oops.

excerpt from m.i.a. interview with village voice, Cleared for Takeoff

"At one point, when Interscope played 'Boyz,' and Pharrell and Timbaland were all in one room, and I was just coming from India, working in a little studio with cockroaches and little kids using my blank CDs as Frisbees and shit," she remembers. "And then I sat in a million-pound studio with T.I. and Britney next-door. They were playing my stuff, and I felt like I've done this to the point where I can bring it to Interscope. And now they can hear what little kids in Australia sound like, which they're not going to actively go out and seek because everyone's in their comfort zone. And at the same time, I was like, 'If I can already do that, what's the point of working with big-name producers?' "

That's an odd statement from an artist so openly infatuated with American pop music, but Kala is more an interrogation than an imitation. On "Hussel," a sort of answer song to Rick Ross's Southern-rap hit "Hustlin'," she asks, "Why's everybody got hustle on their mind?"

"When I was in Liberia, you get into the huts, and little kids are listening to that shit," she says. "And it's cute to see them dancing to it, like, 'Wow, yeah, the 'Hustlin' song, that's so cool!' And then it's like, 'Actually, it's not fucking cool.' You have to give them something else as well. If it's about working or if you're talking about money, then I don't think that 99 percent of music should stress that. So at the time, I was just asking somebody that question. I don't want to live like that."

HUSSEL IS AN ANSWER TO RICK ROSS'S HUSTLIN?? holy shit. kala just gets better and better.

happy august 1

According to Holidays on the Net, we have some other things to celebrate as well.

Girlfriend's Day
Lughnasadh (Wiccan)
National Urban Eden Day
Respect for Parents Day
Rounds Resounding Day
Anniversary - MTV
Anniversary - World Wide Web (!!!)
Birthday - Jerry Garcia (musician)
Birthday - Francis Scott Key (writer US National Anthem)
Birthday - Herman Melville (writer)
Admission Day (Colorado)
Emancipation Day (Trinidad, Tobago)
Abolition of Slavery Day (Jamaica)
Independence Day (Benin)

please feel free to choose a holiday to celebrate, i am personally going with the anniversary of the world wide web. i am really loving this random holiday website and i'm especially looking forward to National Mustard Day on Saturday, where i will proceed to put mustard on EVERYTHING.