ver⋅bose   /vərˈboʊs/
–adjective characterized by the use of many or too many words; wordy

mo⋅rose   /məˈroʊs/
–adjective 1. gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood. 2. characterized by or expressing gloom.

Monday, December 29, 2008

how could she do this to me?!

zooey deschanel is engaged. why, god?!
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

baby, it's cold outside

happy holidays everyone!
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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

not too shabby. B-

Rolling Stone's list of the 50 best albums of the year:
1. TV on the Radio: Dear Science
2. Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs — The Bootleg Series Vol. 8
3. Lil Wayne: Tha Carter III
4. My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges
5. John Mellencamp: Life, Death, Love and Freedom
6. Santogold: Santogold
7. Coldplay: Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (REALLY?! boring gets #7?!)
8. Beck: Modern Guilt
9. Metallica: Death Magnetic
10. Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend
11. Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes
12. Guns n' Roses: Chinese Democracy
13. Blitzen Trapper: Furr
14. Ryan Adams and the Cardinals: Cardinology
15. The Black Keys: Attack & Release
16. Randy Newman: Harps and Angels
17. B.B. King: One Kind Favor
18. Lucinda Williams: Little Honey
19. Erykah Badu: New Amerykah: Part 1 (4th World War)
20. Kings of Leon: Only by the Night
21. Kaiser Chiefs: Off With Their Heads
22. Jackson Browne: Time the Conquerer
23. Conor Oberst: Conor Oberst
24. Girl Talk: Feed the Animals
25. The Magnetic Fields: Distortion
26. Mudcrutch: Mudcrutch
27. Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun
28. The Knux: Remind Me in Three Days…
29. Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago
30. Duffy: Rockferry
31. MGMT: Oracular Spectacular
32. Jamey Johnson: The Lonesome Song
33. Ne-Yo: Year of the Gentleman
34. Stephen Malkmus: Real Emotional Trash
35. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
36. The Hold Steady: Stay Positive
37. Nine Inch Nails: The Slip
38. Ra Ra Riot: The Rhumb Line
39. Taylor Swift: Fearless
40. Jonas Brothers: A Little Bit Longer
41. AC/DC: Black Ice
42. David Byrne and Brian Eno: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
43. Nas: Untitled
44. The Raconteurs: Consolers of the Lonely
45. Be Your Own Pet: Get Awkward
46. The Academy Is…: Fast Times at Barrington High
47. Of Montreal: Skeletal Lamping
48. Raphael Saadiq: The Way I See It
49. Hot Chip: Made in the Dark
50. No Age: Nouns

Monday, December 1, 2008

saturday in a nutshell

phone photo shoots on color-changing bars
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oh, and also, dancing the night away! and meeting this guy:
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lovelovelove!

friday in a nutshell

dirty word scrabble!
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Friday, November 14, 2008

theological bullies!

“What did liberals do that was so offensive to the Republican Party? I’ll tell you what they did. Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act. Liberals created Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act. What did Conservatives do? They opposed them on every one of those things, every one. So when you try to hurl that label at my feet, ‘Liberal,’ as if it were something to be ashamed of, something dirty, something to run away from, it won’t work, because I will pick up that label and I will wear it as a badge of honor."

i also wish i could wear this as a snazzy badge:
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Sunday, November 9, 2008

FAIL

ur doin it rong!
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Saturday, November 8, 2008

hooray!

what a great week of postsecret postcards! tralalala!
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

congratulations!



his ideals are beautiful!
it is a bittersweet day, however, as it looks like prop h8 will pass and discrimination will be written into the california constitution.

Monday, November 3, 2008

i'm gonna go throw up now



because hate makes me sick

i am a dude

genderanalyzer.com just guessed that my blog was written by a dude... lolz! was it all of that talk about shoez and fashun and lolcatz? hmmm....

Thursday, October 30, 2008

aw, jeez!

my room looks like a craft fair blew up!
on the plus side, i know four people who are going to have some sick halloween costumes!
... i am not one of them...
pictures to follow.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

in case you were wondering

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also i hear boys only make passes at girl who rep asses...
i've never heard that before. i made that up.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

i am not a dj

girl talk show in a nutshell: a sea of candy-colored limbs

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gregg gillis is amazing! well worth all the bullshit we had to wade through to see him. highlights included my neck my back mashed up with new soul and jockin' jay-z mashed with tiny dancer. and the encore was EPIC. i saw him for free last year on the berkeley campus and it was a very different experience... way fewer "brahs" and i don't remember any groupie sluts gyrating around him like he was a stripper pole? he blew up pretty big this year. on the plus side, we got really close to the stage. also, they had these, like, guns that shot toilet paper out. also, i spit on a girl. on purpose. team trash!
his energy is sick, i tell ya! he jerks and hops like a mad scientist in a jazzercise class. it might not sound like it, but it's sexy. i promise.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

okay, it's confession time

i was mormon once. that is a long story for another time, i guess. anyway, i still get the ocassional mass e-mail from a person or two from church. i am telling you this because, well, i got this today (boldface is mine):

Fw: MA Public Schools Post Gay Marriage‏
(blahblahblah hella e-mail addresses)

Please see the link below. It details what is being taught in public schools since Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage.

http://www.massresistance.org/docs/marriage/effects_of_ssm.html

I think we all sympathize with Gays and the hardships they face being different from the majority. But I'm realizing that there is a very high price we are paying as we make these concessions. Do you really want your kids to be exposed to all of this? People around here don't seem to be worried about the rights of parents and children. Everyone condemns pedophiles but these teachers and administrators aren't far behind them. They're just violating children's minds rather than their bodies.-Alaina (a lady i worked with at church)

p.s. My mother-in-law verified the veracity of these claims with a good friend of hers who lives in Massachusetts (see below). It is all painfully true.

(blahblahblah hella e-mail addresses)

Elizabeth is a good friend, mother, attorney, and very active politically. I assume the Robb and Robin she refers to is the couple in the video we've all seen.
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1815820715?bctid=1822459319
Brian Camenker is a first-class jerk, and he has a single-minded vendetta against Romney. I refuse to have anything to do with MassResistance.Having said that, Brian's facts are essentially correct (if slightly, and I mean only SLIGHTLY, alarmist). Robb and Robin are personal friends, and the Lexington School District put them through hell. They ultimately moved. Yes, this is a good taste of what you face in California if gay marriage remains the law.

(blahblahblah hella e-mail addresses)

Elizabeth, can you verify that this is factual? I'm sure there is some truth to it, but the take on Mitt Romney makes me question the validity of the entire article. I know it's bad out there, getting that way on this coast.
"What same-sex 'marriage' has done to Massachusetts:It's far worse than most people realize"
at http://www.massresistance.org/docs/marriage/effects_of_ssm.html

please do comment with your opinion, readers. i would rather read what you have to say on this one...
oh, and also, http://www.noonprop8.com/

Thursday, October 23, 2008

listen to tim gunn!

quote of the day

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“I look at these people and can't quite believe that they exist. Are they professional actors? I wonder. Or are they simply laymen who want a lot of attention? To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. "Can I interest you in the chicken?" she asks. "Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it? To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked."

- Author David Sedaris, on undecided voters

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

for serious

"Yeah, McCain said he is going to suspend his campaign so that he can work on the economy. I mean, really. It would be like me saying I'm suspending my pot distribution so that I can work on quantum physics."
-this website brings the lolz and takes away my life

Friday, October 17, 2008

need less, use less. we're asking for too much i guess...

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double exposure (see the tree branch?) at night with flash

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at night, in pitch black, with flash

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shade, daylight

i got three rolls of film back, and a lot of the pictures didn't turn out, which is sad. but the ones that did turn out are ok by me, and i got a little lesson from the guy working there on how to fix a few of the problems i was having with the diana. yay!
also, the chick who helped me last time ordered my film to be printed in the wrong size... diana pictures are squares... so i dunno. maybe i will cut them.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

STYLE ICON: Nancy Drew


Nany Drew by suckerpunch

oh yeah!

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my camera came on tuesday after VERY much confusion! i have already taken 5 rolls of film, three of which are at the shop waiting to be developed! they are also scanning all of the pics on to a cd for me, so i will be able to show you the ones worth viewing soon. who knows how many that will be? this camera is crazy!
i love it so, and i might just die waiting a whole week for my pictures!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

i don't know

if i ever mentioned either of these things before, but i want both of these things.
maybe at the same time.
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let's dillusionate!
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let's color outside the lines!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

cancel the commemorative tattoo!

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i missed shannyn sossamon's birthday yesterday! i'll have to stalk her another day.........

Thursday, October 2, 2008

um, that's ok......

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"It's time that normal Joe Six-pack American is finally represented in the position of vice presidency."
- Sarah Palin

actually, sarah, most people believe that the president and vice president should be above average, extraordinary people.

how do you feel about this one?


"it's whatever, fool."?
"i'm not mad at it..."?
"um, i would HELLA rock this!"?

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

documenting some sort of alternative universe...



Uh. The seven year old white kid needs a grill? You can obtain a grill at the flea market? Burgers eat people?

STYLE ICON: Jenny Lewis

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also, as i mentioned earlier, i cannot stop listening to "acid tongue" off of her new album! here are the lyrics:

I went to a cobbler
To fix a hole in my shoe
He took one look at my face
And said, "I can fix that hole in you"
I beg your pardonI'm not looking for a cure
Seen enough of my friends
In the depths of the godsick blues
You know I am a liar
You know I am a liar
Nobody helps a liar
Because I've been down to Dixie
And dropped acid on my tongue
Tripped upon the land
Until enough was enough
I was a little bit lighter
And adventure on my sleeve
I was a little drunk
And looking for company
So I found myself a sweetheart
With the softest of hands
We were unlucky in love
But I'd do it all again
We built ourselves a fire
We built ourselves a fire
But you know I am a liar
You know I am a liar
And you don't know what I've done
And by the rolling river is
Exactly where I was
There’s no snake oil cure
For unlucky in love
To be lonely is a habit
Like smoking or taking drugs
And I've quit them both
But man, was it rough
Now I am tired
It just made me tired
Let's build ourselves a fire
Let's build ourselves a fire

(love her!)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

postsecret postcard of the week

it's a tie:
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nnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooo!!

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scarlett johansson and ryan reynolds got married last night. how could they do this to meeeee?!
the sad thing is, i don't know which one i'm more upset about....

Saturday, September 27, 2008

r.i.p.

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actor and philanthropist paul newman passed away yesterday at the age of 83.

Friday, September 26, 2008

i almost forgot!

i made a feather headband like the one i wanted.... sort of.
i'm getting the hang of it and i plan to make another, more wearable version very soon.
what do you think?
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more owlies/flea market finds/redecorating

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needlepoint owlies my mom got me for my birthday
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flea market find
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gift from my mom
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flea market goodies
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70's nightlight, a christmas gift from my mom
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owlies on my side table
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owl bank
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this weird thing is a cigarette box. my mom thinks it's from the 1920's
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it holds your cigarettes, lights up, plays music, and has an ashtray on the right side, and an owl of course! it's pretty much a party box!
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black lacquer tray
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owl spoon rests. the one on the left is from my mom, the one on the right is a flea market find
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what can i say? she gets me!
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this owl holds it down in the kitchen as the beer fund bank
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owl candle, maybe from the late 70's or so? from the flea market
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grumpy owl toothpick caddy
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owl candle sconce

i decided after finding all these goodies at the flea market this month to redecorate a bit:

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here's where the accessory magic happens!
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new wall collage, where owls are prominent
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i bought this bench at the flea market as well, it works perfectly in the corner by the window
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in conclusion, come over and see it in person! the end.

currently listening to jenny lewis' "acid tongue." the title track is my life!