Saturday, February 27, 2010

Feist on Sesame Street

How did I not know about this sooner??

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

a lot can happen in an hour

Waiting for Mickey's test results. Some today, more tomorrow. What song am I listening to? Monty Python's "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life." A little perverse to be listening to it, but it's what I listened to on repeat when I heard about Mo when I was at Interlochen, when I got the news that is was nothing. But it's not nothing now, it's a matter of what something and how long he has left.

I'd listen to Mozart's "Requiem" but that's too depressing. I have to be careful what I listen to, I don't want to associate music I love with this.

Akihabara Majokko Princess - Kirsten Dunst 'I'm Turning Japanese'

These video makes me soooo happy, and crazy nostalgic for Tokyo.

Bad dreams that have a basis in reality ought not happen.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Song Evocations

Oh, that play, "Viral"! It was so good, so depressing, twisted, beautiful, etc. But they just HAD to play "I Feel It All" as the exit music.

But finally, FINALLY, after MONTHS, Feist's "I Feel It All" no longer makes me think of suicide (thank you very much, Viral!). Huzzah for things no longer making me think of other things!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Day Eight(?)

Do three sips count? I haven't had coffee for eight days now, except for a few quick sips last attempt to make up for little sleep and other excuses. Back to no coffee today. Bucket loads of tea though. Earl Grey, Green, a small pot or two..

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Buddy Guy

Aaaah! Buddy Guy has a show in May! Holy CRAP and OMG!

Some People Really Don't Like Cigarettes

"If you blow that fucking smoke into my fucking face I'll punch your face all night fucking long."

Some people are just so lovely as you pass them by on the street.

Monday, February 15, 2010


I haven't had coffee in two days. No headache! Here's a little song I remember from childhood to celebrate:

Coffee is not for me
It's a drink some people wake up with
That it makes them nervous is no myth
Slave to a coffee cup
They can't give coffee up

FALSE. I can give it up. I ain't no caffeine slave.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Person A: "I'm taking a break from alcohol."
Person B: "You want a beer then?"

Friday, February 12, 2010

Awkward Phone Conversation

So I called up the plumber this morning to come back and fix what they didn't fix, because the tank shouldn't be refilling itself every 10 mins...Anyway, after describing what the problem was and is, this is what went down:

Lady on the other end of the line, referring to the plumbers that had been here: "What did they look like?"
Me (trying to recall, because it was too early in the morning for me to remember): umm
Lady: "I'm sure they were negro."
Me (startled, looking at invoice): Oh, their names were ____ and ____.

That happened.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

RE: sledding

I am black and blue and sore all over. Especially on my bum. Shoveling snow doesn't help, but a bubble bath might.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Today was brilliant.

People gathered at Prospect Park in droves. Young and old assembled in the winter wonderland, on boots and snowshoes, skis, sleds, and snowboards. I lost track of how many times we went up and down the hills, of how many hours we spent racing upon white fluff, adrenaline pumping, snow flakes falling, cries of joy in the air.

Best way to spend a snow day.

I can still feel the rush of speed in my body as we took the sled down the hill. Much like when I feel the waves still bobbing around me long after I've been in the ocean. Lovely feelings.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Three Goats A-Leaping, FTW

Making myself business cards. Frustrating until inspiration hits. Goats! My family's crest is three goats, "dancing," "leaping," what have you. Idea? Draw the goats dancing around à la Matisse's La Danse I.

However, simplification is key. I sometimes [all the time] get too caught up in my ideas and then they snowball into one huge complicated endeavor.

The dancing goats are enough. I don't need to go and model them after Matisse, it's just too much. Cute idea though it doesn't really connect to me as much as the goats on their own do. Yeah yeah, when I was 14 I was told I painted like Matisse, but that's the extent to any connection there. And I don't paint at all like him anymore, and it was only that one bloody painting that looked like it might be in his style. I mean, he's not even my favorite artist. And so, obviously, my conclusion (and my teacher's conclusion) is that Matissifying the goats is superfluous.

I'm so glad my class liked the goats card best, seeing as how it's my favorite, I spent the most time on it, and it has the best story (er, it's the only one with a story).

Now, I need to find my fracking pencils so I can re-draw my goats.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Palin: Tea Party Pundit

Tea Party Looks to Move From Fringe to Froce

This scares the crap out of me. Sarah Palin winning over a huge slice of potential voters, egging on a revolution, maybe even a third party.

Palin Responds to 'Run, Sarah, Run'

I thought we needed a revolution too. Back when W was in office. Where was OUR voice then? When we really needed one? Where is our voice now? Why isn't anyone calling these creeps out? WTF, wake up, America! We need to move FORWARD, not backward!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

La Neige, or, Snow

Don't people know how to deal with snow anymore?

Ok, seriously people. This is not a "blizzard." If I can open my doors without snow falling inside, there ain't nothing keeping me in. In fact, generally speaking, it's hardly snowed at all up here in NYC. I've had to shovel snow twice, which is a hell of a lot less than last year (today will make thrice). This, on top of the fact that DC is consistently buried in snow, Florida's even seen flakes, and Oregon has snowed me in or out on numerous occasions, are very worrisome.

Now, I realize that I didn't live in Oregon long, just the last three years of high school and year and a half post-college, but there have been marked changes in the weather since then. Oregon's climate in the wintertime (when not on a mountain) is supposed to be a rainy, gray, 40˚. Schools were shut down for a centimeter of snow. A CENTIMETER. People put on their studded tires preemptively, and, in the end, unnecessarily. All that changed after my first year at college. Ever since winter 2003 my parents have consistently been snowed in, and I have been snowed out. The biggest blizzards Oregon witnessed were in the 5" range, but now it's averaging 1'-2'. That's how it's supposed to be here, not in the pacific northwest, and certainly NOT south of here. We should be getting the type of snow they've got in DC, and it certainly shouldn't be snowing in Florida.

Inequality in America: White Males, the New Minority

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sir Patrick Stewart on Technology

He's just adorable.


"I don't like talking on the telephone! And I don't like writing letters!"

"Now I can pull up the complete works of Shakespeare, I can't remember a line, I just go online and there it is in front of me."

"The only aspect of all of this that I have never taken to, partly because I do have an addictive temperament, and that is gaming. I have a stack of games, but I've never taken the covers off them, because I feel that if I do, I'm finished."


This makes me laugh.


1. hilary
when you're obsessed with something very much and can't stop thinking about it.

holy shit, that girl is such a hilary..
she's obsessed with cheese.

2. hilary
is amazing

Oh Em Gee, that girl is hilary!

3. hilary
a girl who eats pizza and drinks beers with the guys whilst maintaining a sense of ladlylike decorum. she also always dresses to the nines, even when she's sleeping

You see that girl over there doing jello shots and wiping up after herself? Yeah, she's a total hilary.

That girl is such a hilary, she showed up to a pajama party in Jimmy Choo slippers and a Chanel bath robe!

4. Hilary
An extremely attractive Beer Pong table that resides in South Village, at UOIT (the University of Ontario Institute of Technology).

Hey guys, lets get Hilary wet tonight!

5. hilary
a girl who is pretty, hot, sexy, beautiful, gorgeous, skinny, fierce, compassionate, sympathetic, friendly, nice, kind, playful, adventurous, sizzling, steamy, amazing, super amazing, extraordinary, magnificent, stellar, wonderful, inspiring, and a whore.
she also tends to be an outright stoner.

She's perfect! Indeed, that must be a Hilary!

6. Hilary
A small red haired dwarf living in the amazon. Prone to epilpitic seizures.

Crickey! Look at that beautiful HILARY!

7. hilary
A man that constantly has a wank when in a bathtub with a fat duck called mildred.

"Fancy that, i just saw a hilary!"

8. Hilary
1. Used in the phrase 'Up the hilary' meaning pregnant. Taken from the name of singer/actress Hilary Duff adapted from use of duff

2. Something that is broken also adapted from duff

1. Shazza is up the hilary again... she is such a little slag

2. This vibrator is new and yet it does not function correctly... it must be hilary

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

LOST premiere

Quotes that incited the giggles:

"I've got a gun! And I know how to shoot it!"

"I'm sorry you had to see me like that."

"Anything to declare?"
"Just a murderer."

"I don't like the way English tastes on my tongue."

The Velvet Fog

I don't know why I never knew of Michael Bublé until I watched him on SNL with Jon Hamm this past Saturday, but now I do, and omg, he sounds JUST like Mel Tormé! Bublé needs to cover "Moonlight in Vermont," like now.

This song's a fav of mine: