Sunday, March 30, 2008

if you could have anyone sing a song about your life, who would it be?

obvious answer

not-so-obvious answer

elaine on the subway


i have now officially entered the realm of senioritis, a mental place where i just want get through this semester so that i can graduate and get on with my life. in order to do that, i must get a B in each and every class. from now on, B is the new A.


Saturday, March 29, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008


a friend of mine from graduate school has the inside track on a job here in the nyc. i just applied. please cross your fingers and toes on this one. it's a pretty sweet job.

here's a flying winged unicorn for good luck.


i need you.


Thursday, March 27, 2008

backstreet boy climbin the aggro crag


oh look, M.I.A. is touring.

and she'll be performing A FEW BLOCKS AWAY from me on june 6th at McCarren Pool.

perhaps this was an "impulse purchase" but i'm set to go. YES.


everything but the girl - rollercoaster

one of my favorite songs of all time. and especially applicable to my life lately.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

like/dislike of the moment

- justice live @ EinsLive clubbing
- justice dance parties in my brooklyn beach
- apple juice
- new school university health services
- azithromycin
- emerging warm weather
- polite new yorkers
- 90s dance pop deli
- carrot cake cliff bars

- bronchitis
- student loans
- water main breaks
- cockroaches in bed
- dogs in carrying cases
- cold winds
- the month of april

can't stop listening to ginuwine's differences

And the Last Thing We Need Right Now Is to Go to an Alternate Universe

Girl: What about that cab?
Guy: We can't get that one. It's going to Penn Central.

--14th & University

Overheard by: Logan

via Overheard in New York, Mar 22, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

come back little vince


offensive? hilarious? brilliant?

diet tip: acquire a cold

step 1. snuggle with strangers during rush hour, lick subway poles, use a friend's finger to pick your nose

step 2. sleep all day and subsist on tea, toast and crackers. medicate heavily. cough up lung. pray for death.

step 3. 4 pounds gone!


Sunday, March 23, 2008

heart of glass

you win again, new york

i just found a cockroach chillin on my pillow. i give up the fight new york, you win. you always do.


happy american easter


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008

oh great, cloverfield is real.

Scientists find giant marine life in Antarctic sea survey

"Huge sea snails, jellyfish with tentacles up to 4 meters (yards) long and starfish the size of big food platters were some of the species found during research vessel Tangaroa's 50-day, 3,200-kilometer (2,000-mile) voyage in the Ross Sea, New Zealand marine scientist Don Robertson said."


time for an idiom

looking for a job during a recession is no bowl of cherries.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

I hope you wore your favorite sweater today

Today is Mister Rogers' "Sweater Day." Today would have been his 80th birthday and people are celebrating his memory by wearing their favorite sweater today.

Consider it done Fred Rogers. My favorite cardigan will be worn in your honor.

madonna teams up with timbaland and jt. magic ensues?

the looping chord progression reminds me a little bit of the legend of zelda soundtrack from super nintendo. it's peculiar, no?

i love madonna and sometimes i'm biased to the point where i think everything she does is awesome and amazing. i even enjoyed 'american life.' (don't laugh!) this new song is exactly what you would expect from a madonna-jt-timbaland collaboration. it's not bad, but it's not mind blowing. timbaland has a definitive sound that i'm kinda bored with.

i want more from your new album madge. but i will still give this song a chance. i'm sure it will be fun to dance to. i just hope the rest of the album isn't timbaland dominated.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

amazing and hilarious

Dear Lola,

I am trying to put together a slide show for perspective students and would like to use you as one of my "spotlighted" students. Could you please email me a photo of you; while on your internship (this is preferred)? And a quote about your experience? If I
could have this by tomorrow, I would really appreciate it. Sorry for the short notice.

Your Grad School in Pittsburgh

YES. HILARIOUS. LOVE THIS. my mission at work today will be to get a fabulous picture of me "working" or giving a thumbs up to the front desk lady. i unfortunately may have missed the deadline. so perhaps it will just be a picture of me throwing vince's ball accompanied with the quote "fix ya life"

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

hey new york

please get warmer!


i want to wear flip flops!


and skirts!


xoxo lola

Monday, March 17, 2008


job search

this summer, i graduate with my masters degree. i am in desperate need of a supercool job that will utilize my skills and pay me enough to live.

my current position told me that i can stay as long as i like. unfortunately, they pay me $10 a day. (a day!) there is simply not enough days in one month to pay my rent on that. i fear that in order to both utilize my degree and be paid enough to live, i may have to move. which SUCKS. but let's not go there. srsly. ugh.

here is a picture of a baby seal to make it better.



i woke up this morning with a sore throat. it kinda sucks because it hurts and makes solid food unappetizing. but it kinda rocks because now i have an excellent reason to eat these awesome dxm cough candies, and eat popsicles and ice cream for dinner.


Sunday, March 16, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008

it could be worse?

i just spent my day reading, studying and outlining for my stupid midterm on saturday. at first i had a decent amount of energy and a drive to succeed. yet i've dwindled from a motivated student to a useless waste listening to the smiths, bidding on ebay items and attempting to outline from my bed.

you know who kills motivation and the will to live a long successful life? morrissey. i blame the song "i know it's over"



haha spitzer

governor gets a high priced hooker (under his BFFs name no less) and then loses his job because of said hooker. amazing and i love it.

i love the picture that is on EVERYTHING scandal related. it's like he is eating his own lips. incredible. i would put this face on a t-shirt. although they do have these fabulous shirts. (thanks wonl for the heads up!)


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

least stressful song of all time?

telepopmusik - breathe

i'm completely in love with this song. whenever i'm feeling stressed, i play it on the ipod and it makes it all better.

enjoy the video. it's kinda bananas.

can't stop listening to this song

the virgins - rich girls

it's on repeat on my itunes. it's so funky and wonderful. sound quality isn't the greatest, but you get the gist of it.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

thumbs down

thumbs down to you nj transit. you are a cold steel beast filled with unnatural sights, sounds and smells. fix your life.


dvno four capital letters

last night i saw justice at the electric factory in philly. amazing and highly recommended. they're at madison sq garden tonight with chromeo. if i wasn't so tired from going all out last night, i would be there tonight.

i heart french electro.


Friday, March 7, 2008

The Baker's Depressed Again

Customer: What kind of muffins do you have?
Waitress with thick accent: Um... Normal muffins? You know... Brown.

--Diner, Upper West Side

via Overheard in New York, Mar 6, 2008>

Thursday, March 6, 2008

dear new york

i surrender. you win today. i am soft and inferior. you have dominated me. i will retreat back to my apartment to fix my life.

tomorrow, i challenge you to a rematch.



Tuesday, March 4, 2008

i still love scott norwood

this morning as i got off the subway, i saw a dude wearing a bills jacket. i got really excited and distracted by his fabulous jacket, and consequently got clotheslined/shoved/trampled by a stupid lady. my excitement regarding a fellow bills fan quickly faded as i dusted subway scritchens off of my coat. but i did not give up. i got right back on the horse and continued on with my morning commute.

i feel as though this was a metaphor of every bills season, ever.


Monday, March 3, 2008

existential spiral

i have a bachelors degree in philosophy from a top rated philosophy program. i'm proud of this and yet at the same time, it kind of sucks. because from time to time, i have existential crises. sometimes a higher education in the intangible abstract leads to needless worry and circular thought patterns.

wikipedia is nice enough to define my chronic existential problem as "the sudden awareness of not knowing what one's life is all about and/or the sudden awareness of one's inevitable impending personal doom." this is a fairly accurate definition. wikihow also gives some tips on how to deal with an existential crisis.

in all likelihood, i will read some kierkegaard later, eat a bawc and stop being a creepy philosophy student.


Sunday, March 2, 2008

corner store dance parties

i have a favorite corner store in the neighborhood. the guys who work there are always nice, they have delicious goodies, and a good selection of beer. they also play an excessive amount of early 90s dance pop. and i friggen love early 90s dance pop.

today, i heard deelite's groove is in the heart, which may be in my top 10 favorite songs of all time. it took a lot of effort not to break it down right then and there in the store. i had that look in my eye... the look that comes right before the running man. but i resisted.