Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I want a pet penguin. Go ahead, call me crazy - but I've been thinking this one through for years. I'm convinced a penguin is an awesome pet. Here's why:

1. They are super cute.
2. From what I can tell, they are very well mannered and friendly animals.
3. They don't fly and they are not super fast so I don't think I will lose him.
4. I think I can build a very nice habitat with a pool and get one of the breeds that don't need to be in the extreme cold. I can put fish in the pool and let the penguin have a grand time hunting. Easy.

Did I mention how cute penguins are? Seriously, I want one.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


To Whom It May Concern:

In case you don't know, this week (April 13th - 19th) is National Egg Salad Week! Please enjoy two egg salad sandwiches today (one for you and one in honor of me).

Thank you,

And just so you all have time to prepare...next week is National Karaoke Week. I am so excited.
I am debating between joining the French Foreign Legion or the Spanish Foreign Legion. I do not think I qualify for either, but here's hoping!!

Oddly enough, I think this desire was inspired by Franz Ferdinand.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My Shopping Habits

Where I typically shop -

For great basics and trendy throw aways: Forever 21, Target, H&M
For hip "now" clothing: Free People, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel
When I'm in a "spend a lot" mood: Bloomingdale's, Anthropologie
For one of a kind finds: second hand stores, thrift stores (I just scored an awesome vintage coat for $10 the other week. Loves.)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I am such a brat.

Dear Diary,

Today a guy tried to hit on me by complimenting my music taste. "...Damien Rice? Oh yah (stutter), I love them." Them? Boys should never pretend they know things they don't. Don't worry, Diary, I politely laughed in his face and walked away. Okay, I didn't really do that...instead, I listened to him talk about his "awesome" garage band. *sigh*


"Leave me out with the waste
This is not what I do
It's the wrong kind of place
To be thinking of you
It's the wrong time
For somebody new
It's a small crime
And I've got no excuse
9 Crimes

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Bunny, Bunny, how are you?

Happy Easter! Please hug a bunny today. If you can't find a real bunny, you can hug me.

Why I'm like a bunny:
I'm cute.
I'm cuddly.
My nose twitches.
I bite. [Just like my friend Singing Bunny (please see video).]

Best commercial ever.

And whatever you do - do NOT hug this man. I don't care what he tells you, he is nothing like a real bunny. Thank you.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Body Image - muscles

I swear my calf muscle is bigger than my thigh muscle. I think I'm deformed.

Men who have huge muscles are GROSS. I'm sorry, it's just how I feel.

Girls with big muscles are even more gross. I went to an art exhibit the other day that had a feature on female muscle builders. It was interesting, to say the least. If your face starts developing large muscles, I'd say that's when you know it is time to quit. I didn't even know the face could DO that.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Quote of the day:

"...I'm kind of a fan of get dirty parties.
Like, I really really want to have a mud party.
I want to wear a loin cloth at this party." - Ry Ry

Mud Sliding Party - The funniest videos clips are here

Looks like a fun time to me! I'm in!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

"Art is made for the alone by the alone." - Luis Barragán

Edgar Degas - possibly my favorite painter (though I could do without all the nude paintings of women bathing. What is with that?).

He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism although he rejected the term, and preferred to be called a realist.

I would have loved to meet him. I bet he is such a wonderfully pretentious jerk. :)

Stage Rehearsal


Dancers at The Bar

Monday, April 6, 2009

I love a good book!

Here are the Top 100 Best Novels according to TIME magazine:

There are about a handful of books on that list that I have read and quite a few that I have no interest in reading. Please note that "Twilight" is NOT on the list. Thank you!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sleep is for the weak.

I often have very vivid, bizarre dreams. A lot of the time I dream that my teeth fall out. It's always horrible because I can actually feel them falling out of my mouth in my dream. I feel embarrassed (because there are usually people around when it happens) and frustrated because there is nothing I can do about it. The last time I had such a dream I went to the dentist and he told me I just had to let them fall out, there was nothing that he could do to stop it.

It's a good thing sleep can bring wonderful dreams as well, otherwise I might just give up cold turkey.

"I know Ill miss her later
Wish I could bend my love to hate her
Wish I could be her creator
To twist her arms now

She stares up at the stars when
The stars fell from her hair then
I bent down to collect them
And then she was gone

Oh I sleep just to dream her
I beg the night just to see her
That my only love should be her
Just to lie in her arms

-Sleep to Dream Her, Dave Matthews Band

I like to pretend that Dave Matthews is singing about me. I am not ashamed to admit that I have a huge crush on him.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Fess up, Mr. Stair Inventer

I want to meet the man who first invented stairs. As I was huffing my way up a million stairs today I got to thinking - whose bright idea were these? Elevators, now there's a brilliant invention. Stairs? Ugh.

According to several sources, the oldest surviving stairs are those found in the ruins of Jericho. The Jewish Virtual Library claims these stairs are more than 7,000 years old. Yet there is no record of the person who invented them. Figures. If I were that person, I wouldn't fess up either.

It is a good thing stairs have such a great architectural appeal, that kind of makes up for their exhausting nature. Kind of. ;)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Dear Diary,
Today I decided to become a shoemaker. Not just any old boring shoemaker though. I want to make all my shoes out of feathers.

Dear Diary,
I changed my mind. I want to make shoes out of rocks. Turns out feathers aren't very durable.