Thursday, July 31, 2008


but you should download this.


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

misc. roundup

- today i saw my philadelphia doppelganger. she had the same shirt, skirt, shoes, ipod earbuds and haircut as me. i would have said hello, but we were too busy briskly walking past each other.

- montauk has a monster


- smoothies are less awesome when made by me and not the talented workers at the rainforest cafe.


- i formally apologize to my roomies for doubting the existence of the octopus.

Monday, July 28, 2008

we are your friends. you'll never be alone again... come on

philly is a very difficult city to adjust to. i'm trying to find positive things about the place so i can maintain some semblance of stability and sanity.

- i like that it isn't as crowded as new york
- things are affordable
- i am employed with a decent paying job
- boyfriend is here
- it's fun to walk places
- there's a lot more to do than pittsburgh
- i don't feel overstimulated by lights/media/advertising/signs/tourists/ahhhhh!
- rainforest cafe smoothies. gotta love that shit.

however, philly is a very lonely place. i would really like it if justice were here to be my bff.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

this entry may make you like me less

radiohead and i had a deep love affair in my adolescence. pablo honey and the bends invoke distinct memories from my middle school years. i listened to ok computer again and again and again in high school, and kid a still blows me away with idioteque. (why is that song so AWESOME?)

but, something happened after amnesiac. it wasn't for any particular reason. i didn't stop liking the band. i just stopped seeking them out. so every time you (most likely stuart) wanted to talk about radiohead, i sort of went through the motions. i'm sorry about that. i am a poser. i never downloaded the free album offline. i feel like a bad bad person about that. but i didn't want to listen to new radiohead. i wasn't finished digesting all the old radiohead.

despite all this, radiohead and i have recently reconciled with the song 'house of cards.' i am now ready to accept their new stuff.

question: does this confession make me more or less of a hipster?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

heart/stab for 7/20/08

- limited edition portishead EPs
- hot sweaty dance parties
- drinks and beers
- pancakes with a hint of lemon
- sunny weather

- poor-ness
- loud hospital noises
- deep deep fried fried greasy food
- journey folowed by bon jovi followed by puff daddy (dj what are you THINKING?)
- smelly hipsters
- drunk people

Friday, July 18, 2008

nevermind puppies, i want one of these

The Denver Zoo has Aye-ayes, a rare animal with "the body of a monkey, the tail of a squirrel and a rodent-like face."

"The unusual primates hail from Madagascar, where they are endangered. There are only about two dozen aye-ayes in North American zoos."

"Their middle fingers are three times longer than their other fingers, but they haven't been known to make rude gestures."



Thursday, July 17, 2008

bert and ernie keep it real

thank you c-fly for bringing this to my attention. you rule.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

judge me if you will, but i like the new coldplay

still relevant and striking a personal chord with me... i heart coldplay

Monday, July 14, 2008 satan? is that you?


lingonberry jam from ikea tastes like

loganberry from buffalo!!

weekend recap

- promenade through independence park, old city and up to northern liberties
- delicious vegan goodies with miss veness in northern liberties
- craft fair strikingly similar to williamsburg's artist and fleas market (for a minute i though i was back home)
- ikea excursion with arson zarley
- driving around in a VERY smelly audi a4 rented from phillycarshare
- salt and pepper tofu from chinatown
- continued proficiency in chopstick use
- moshulu boat party with excellent house music
- sleep?

Friday, July 11, 2008


today i donated some blood to the vampires over at the american red cross. i got juice and cookies afterward. that part was nice. blood part, notsomuch.

oddly enough mayor nutter donated his blood at the same time i did. there were many news cameras and newspaper reporters at the donation center. it's entirely possible that i will be on the evening news. unfortunately i dont have cable! so if you see me, lemme know.


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

god hates me

because i woke up with this song in my head. at least it has cleared the bison stampede song...

Monday, July 7, 2008

e.e. cummings, 73 poems, 44

Now i lay(with everywhere around)
me(the great dim deep sound
of rain;and of always and of nowhere)and
what a gently welcoming darkestness--

now i lay me down(in a most steep
more than music)feeling that sunlight is
(life and day are)only loaned:whereas
night is given(night and death and the rain

are given;and given is how beautifully snow)

now i lay me down to dream of(nothing
i or any somebody or you
can begin to begin to imagine)

something which nobody may keep.
now i lay me down to dream of Spring

love/hate for 7/7/08

- lionel richie
- counting via abacus
- strolling center city during lunchbreak
- my oldschool 1985 adding machine at work
- wine
- puddle jumping

- curbside rain cesspools filled with philly gunk
- squishy shoes
- creepsters
- bum with leprosy on chestnut and 13th
- ewwwwahhhhhguuuuuuuuuhhhhhhh leprosy!
- oracle

Sunday, July 6, 2008

this one is for my fellow buffalonians

it's been in my head ever since i found the video on youtube. i can't escape it!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

the job

as you may (or may not) know, i moved to philly to accept a job. the job started this week, and it is quite intense. it is a grown up job with an overwhelming amount of responsibility. i'm in charge of a lot of really cool and important things. i want to be good at this job!! i hope that i get the hang of things and pass my probational period. until then, i will flounder around and try to figure out what the hell i'm actually supposed to do.

here's some anchorman.... which seems fitting

arguably, the worst pop/techno song of all time

darude - sandstorm

is there anything worse? i challenge you to find it.