Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
A Conversation with a Closet
Good-bye first skirt I picked out myself. With you came the beginning of the end of an awkward period in middle school where the only items rotating through my wardrobe were two pairs of jeans and oversized turtlenecks that my brother had rejected.
Good-bye mint green and powder blue everything. You carried me through high school and most of college, but time has taught me that we don't bring out the best in each other.
Good-bye sparkly red built-in-bra tank top, you were with me through many an awkward frat party.
Good-bye overly trendy tops from studying abroad that I never really wore again.
Good-bye fluorescent blue clam diggers, we had some good times but they are definitely over.
You can stay rhinestoned Sagittarius T-shirt that's way too small for me. You too giant red sweatshirt that I got compliments on in middle school.
Good-bye size small and x-small. Let's be honest, there was never really a chance we'd get back together.
Good-bye counterfeit Polo shirt I bought in the Philippines. I'm not sure why I thought a fake one would be a good addition to my wardrobe when I never wanted a real one. In that vein, good-bye Havanas flip-flops and Couch bag.
Good-bye belt that loops around twice. I never really figured out how to wear you.
Good-bye godawful jeans, how could I have worn you in public?
Good-bye overalls and linty shawls. Good-bye torn and overly worn. Good-bye studded belts and whatever else. Good-bye clothes I never wear and good night clothing everywhere.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I clicked that 'sign into AIM option' in gchat and signed into aim for the first time in almost 4 years.
It Blew My Mind.
I felt like I just opened a porthole to another dimension. There's a whole other world of people who are online at the same time as me that looks sort of like the world that I'm used to, but slightly different. Kind of like the goatee-ed evil people in the mirror universe in South Park.
It was too much for me and I quickly logged back into my comfy gchat dimension. My aim name is a little too uncool to drag into my mid-twenties anyway.
In other news, people still use AIM?
Monday, May 11, 2009
I think we've seen this before, anyone else remember Frank the Fish? To this day I don't leave the faucet running. I can't remember if Frank gets that credit or my parents or DuckTales.
To be fair, a polar bear affected by global warming is a lot more high concept than a fish who's lake is directly draining through my faucet. Maybe kids today are smarter than we were.
(As a slight aside: I do think these marketing campaigns work on kids to a certain extent but more as general reminders than direct messages. I don't think I ever believed my faucet was rapidly lowering sea level. I did understand that keeping the faucet running was wasteful and maybe bad for the environment, so it was something that I didn't want to do.)
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Here's the video:
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
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I think by "soap" he means "grossness."
Monday, May 04, 2009
Monday, April 06, 2009
Friday, April 03, 2009
Thursday, April 02, 2009
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Especially in light of the fact that one of my bosses just asked me to send him a spreadsheet showing my work because he couldn't understand that I'd multiplied all the values by 4.
Monday, March 30, 2009
While I'm here, here's something else kind of odd. I'm a big fan of Owen and Mzee (and really any inter-species friendship story), but I think it's weird that they think Mzee has a hippo face on his butt.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Two Part Post-
Part I: a haiku
In bowl so yummy
A glob falls on work report
Suddenly so gross
I had oatmeal today, and it made me think about how location can be important to perceived worth. Something might be part of a delicious breakfast, and a mere two inches away become slimy garbage that stains your papers right before a meeting.
Part II: departures and arrivals
I'm in the denouement of my time here in NYC, and I'm starting to feel more poetic about everything. I've decided to start filming and posting all my trip departures and arrivals. Cheesy I know, but whatever, I like the way it looks. I wish I'd started earlier because I would have a pretty good collection. For now, a trip often travelled over the past few years:
Here's me leaving western Mass.
And here's me coming to NYC (I exercised creative use of the zoom so get excited.)
Here's one more of coming to NYC just for kicks.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Anyway, that was a good time. Then I came home and gave my fridge a much needed cleaning. I found my ipod shuffle, a long-lost hair barrette, and something that I might have found beautiful had I found it growing at the bottom of the ocean. Unfortunately, it was instead located in one of my favorite pieces of tupperware (REAL tupperware, not reused take-out containers), which I had to sacrifice because I was too scared to clean 'it' out.