Saturday, May 31, 2008

apartment hunt begins again

but in philadelphia.

i think this time i may use a broker, because my heart really isn't in this one. i just made 4 calls via craigslist and i am quite tuckered out!

maybe this time, the apartment will find me?


final dance sequence from center stage

pure hilarious awesomeness

Friday, May 30, 2008


of the many obnoxious celebrities out there, sienna miller is in my top ten most disliked. has she been in any movies besides layer cake? what exactly does she do? she's like paris hilton. (except i think that paris hilton may actually have been in more films than sienna miller at this point. hmm?)

i just read a gossip piece where sienna talks about her fat ass. apparently her ass is all wobbly from eating too much caviar with her boyfriend. i have some questions about this...

1. why do really scary skinny girls complain about how "fat" they are?
2. who spends their free time eating caviar?
3. where does one procure money to do that?
4. when are the gossip mags going to forget about this girl?

mystery of stonehenge kinda solved

Mystery Unraveled: Stonehenge – Prehistoric Royal Burial Site

"Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument that has kept archaeologists and historians on a constant quest to unravel the mysteries surrounding it, served as a burial site approximately 5,000 years ago, a new radiocarbon study shows."


Thursday, May 29, 2008

oh that's awesome, NO IT'S NOT

Restaurant Inspections for every block in the NYC area

i searched my neighborhood. i found that my favorite place has 48 violation points that include mice, vermin, food contamination and improper plumbing. unfortunately i'm also finding that this is sort of a low number for restaurants in nyc. there is an amazing place in DUMBO with 260 violations. i wanna eat theeerrreee!

i am still sad about my favorite restaurant. it is just mean to serve contaminated mice food at a vegetarian restaurant.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

sick of/want more of

sick of:
- waiting
- self righteous douchebags
- promotion, news or any media regarding the sex and the city movie
- people who SHOVE on the subway
- self righteous douchebags who use horrible terms to describe women
- that lady who ran over my flip flopped foot with a stroller on the L train
- allergies

want more of:
- grilling holidays!
- exciting job opportunities
- episodes of the office
- monies, shiny things, gold
- phone calls from cool people
- toast

fight club, union square. i love you new york

read about it here

watch hipsters here...

great blog

things younger than john mccain

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

ouch charlie!

premieres tonight.

im very curious about the reviews. i will definitely go see the movie, but i'm not quite sure i'll go to theater for it... not for another few weeks at least. i don't think i want to fight the crowds for this one! if anyone sees it, please let me know how it is!


madonna at the danceteria circa 1982

Monday, May 26, 2008

brilliant? creepy? worst idea ever?

"Marry Our Daughter is an introduction service assisting those following the Biblical tradition of arranging marriages for their daughters."

A: Absolutely. Within the United States girls can marry as young as 13 years old with parental permission, and the Bride Price is a custom of long standing, mentioned many times in the Bible, and as such is a protected religious practice. Click HERE for a listing of the age limits and legal requirements in various states. Click HERE for what the Bible says on Bride Price.

A: The bride price is an ancient custom, somewhat like a dowry. A man wishing to marry a woman would offer her family a Bride Price in cash or kind, or sometimes offer to work for their family.


can't sleep...

...and the existential crisis has returned. in fact, the existential issues continue to flourish and manifest themselves through insomnia and nostalgia.

tonight's episode of nostalgia is brought to you by youtube. all i want to do is go back in time to my ravetastic days and dance my ASS off until the break of dawn. in addition, i'd like to host one more show of "the shade parade" at my college radio station.

here is some shy fx i found on youtube. rave with me, dear readers...

uk apache and shy fx - original nuttah

shy fx - the chopper remix

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

happy friday

today i stopped at the early 90s dance pop deli for bread. (i <3 that place.) the construction worker in front of me in line bought a 6 pack of corona and some empty coffee cups and lids. i found this endlessly amusing.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

awful awful movie

hilary swank, why did you agree to do this? you were in boys don't cry, million dollar baby! what the HELL was this?!?! p.s. i love you? are you kidding me?

i can't think of any part that i liked or enjoyed. i really can't. not even the denny duquette cameo. it was so boring. ugh.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

uhhh, he what?

happy birthday arson, hearts from lola

Now on to "Mary Had a Little Cab"

Toddler in grocery cart seat: Do you know any songs?
Toddler in adjacent grocery cart seat (singing): I've been working of the F train, all the live long day, I've been working on the F train just to pass the time away; can't you hear the whistle blowing, rise up so early in the 'morn, can't you hear the captain shouting, "stand clear of the closing doors!"

--Food Coop, Park Slope

Overheard by: Brooklyn, Baby!

via Overheard in New York, May 20, 2008

grades are in



Sunday, May 18, 2008

snapper shy

i usually enjoy taking lots of pictures of things. (for a while there, my facebook photo albums were totes out of control.) however, living in hipster-mecca-brooklyn makes me rather snapper-shy. everyone is walking around with a camera. just having my camera in my bag makes me feel pretentious.

i did manage to get this awesome shot in philly though. standing in the middle of the street. at night. awesomeeee

i vow to take more pictures and just give in to my pretentiousness.


Saturday, May 17, 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008

love/hate for 5/16/08

- muffins with a vegetable base: carrot muffins, zucchini muffins
- nkotb getting back together and performing on the today show
- freedom
- netflix instant movie viewing
- the new portishead album
- rainy weather = excuse to wear jammies and not do anything
- nysnc videos on youtube

- meetings and appointments at weird times
- unemployment and money troubles
- rain = can't go out and play!

in the morning im either sleeping or jetskiing

Thursday, May 15, 2008


everytime i see a promotion or ad for the new indiana jones movie, i have a mental dance party. sometimes i giggle or squeal. these mental dance party squealfests happen a lot, as paramount is promoting the f&*k out of the movie here in nyc.

i am so excited for this thing. SO EXCITED


job hunt, thumbs down

i have lots of education and not a whole lot of work experience. wise poppa firmingham said the catch phrase "transferable skills" will be helpful in cover letters and interviews. we will find out about that on monday when i interview in philly.


flight of the conchords - ladies of the world

Monday, May 12, 2008

the idleness begins

- classes and finals are done. i am now waiting for grades. i got one grade so far: A- in health care policy. waiting for grades is a tedious process.

- ive been looking for perm jobs, but no offers yet. that is also a tedious process.

- tomorrow i go here. exciting and awesome! not tedious.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

This Actually Makes Me Want to Have Kids
Eight-year-old brother speaking to four year old brother in high pitched witches voice: First I'll burn you to a black crisp in a huge oven, then I'll start with your flesh...
Four-year-old: What will it taste like?
Eight-year-old brother, without pausing: It will taste like a delicious steak, then I 'll eat your teeth and they'll taste like crackers! But your hair, your hair will be completely burned off.
Four-year-old: [Giggles maniacally.]

--C Train

Overheard by: never having kids
via Overheard in New York, May 9, 2008

celebratory post-finals dance party

now all i have to do is wait for grades to come in, and then i can REALLY celebrate

oh hey there grad school...

in a few hours, i will be DONE with you.


Thursday, May 8, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

lesson of the day

lola firmingham should not be afraid to argue or disagree. or be wrong.

being careful not to offend all the time is exhausting.


im sick of obama and clinton. let's bring this guy back.

Now, If You Don't Mind My Doing So, I Will Give You the Finger
Man: I noticed you're reading The Kite Runner. How is it, if you don't mind my asking?
Woman: Why would I mind if you ask me how the book is? You're just trying to sound extra polite, and it's annoying. Are you from the Midwest?
Man: Actually, I'm from Pennsylvania.
Woman: Even worse.

--F Train

Overheard by: nathaneast
via Overheard in New York, May 5, 2008

golden slumbers

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

who is ready for a graduation dance party?

once i get my grades back from spring classes, the plan is to host a (smallish?) graduation dance party in celebration of my masters degree. get ready kids. we will all get crunked on the roof of the 131.

there is a playlist growing. a glorious booty shaking playlist.

needles to say, i turned them down

i met with a headhunting agency about two weeks ago. at the meeting, they tried to convince me that the whole bear stearns thing wasn't a big deal and finance is a very healthy industry right now.

today, they called and offered a "great compliance representative position at a GREAT company. starting at $40K!"

i have a MASTERS DEGREE. in PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION. and you want me to start at $40K in a struggling industry. thanks for the help! ass.


Monday, May 5, 2008

pot, kettle. kettle, pot.

this texas lady thinks people who do not speak english should be deported. check your sign, honey.


via gawker

i cant stop giggling at this


hey portishead, i love you and your new album

my love affair with portishead started in high school when i bought dummy. i think stuart can attest to how much i listened to portishead back then. (all the time?) so, to say that i've been waiting a while for their third album is a bit of an understatement.

but it is AMAZING and well worth the wait. i was nervous that it would be lame and tame like the beth gibbons solo album. but it's really edgy and beautiful.

my experience with portishead is that it's not the first listen, but the second and third and fourth where i really start loving the tracks. i've entered the love stage. "the rip" is really standing out for me. it may be my favorite. "machine gun" is very terminator to me, but a good pick for their single. ahhhhhhhh xoxoxox portishead

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Law School Is Right around the Corner
Mother, to young son running up steps: Come back down!
[Boy sits down on top step.]
Mother: We can go look for some worms!
[Boy thinks for a minute.]
Boy: Ok! [goes back down.]

--Columbia University
via Overheard in New York, May 1, 2008

i know what im doing on may 22

unexpected baaaaaaallin

thank you, federal government, for the tax refund. i appreciate it at this time.


Saturday, May 3, 2008

grad school finals survival strategy

1. diet pepsi max


2. talib kweli

3. big brown winnings


4. luna bars