• In Between Gays
  • Total Eclipse of the Fart
jul 22 2011 ∞
jul 22 2011 +
  • duck confit -> cassoulet again
  • darjeeling panna cotta w/ citrus and/or peach granita
  • homemade gravlax
  • brisket - ahhhh
jan 3 2011 ∞
jan 3 2011 +
  • real food fight
  • amazing race
  • certified to scuba
  • learn to surf
  • ride a racehorse at full gallop
  • all 7 continents - 5 down!
  • quit my job and work for a non-profit/NGO
oct 19 2010 ∞
oct 19 2010 +
sep 7 2010 ∞
jan 13 2011 +
  • muji travel speakers
  • pj pants
  • weekend bag?
aug 4 2010 ∞
aug 4 2010 +
feb 11 2010 ∞
jun 25 2010 +
  • blue sky chunky alpaca - 50% wool, 50% alpaca (US 15, 45 yds)
  • cascade 128 superwash - 100% superwash wool (US 10, 120+ yds)
  • debbie bliss alpaca silk - alpaca, silk (US 7-8, 65 yds)
  • elsebeth lavold silky flamme - wool, alpaca, silk (US 10, 82 yds)
  • Twinkle soft chunky by wenlan chia - the best, softest, loftiest virgin wool
dec 21 2009 ∞
jan 30 2010 +
  • magnolia bakery or crumbs
  • grimaldi's or lombardi's
  • times square
  • a restaurant in little italy
  • the statue of liberty
  • the empire state building
  • joe's shanghai for soup buns
nov 9 2009 ∞
nov 9 2009 +
  • Fashion Week 2008, made friends with a photographer and fashion designer on the subway.
  • transferring trains at the 6th ave/14th st station, there was a subway performer playing the sax in that long tunnel connecting the 1-2-3 trains to 6th ave. He was playing the Beatles. A man in a suit had set his briefcase down to sing along.
  • on the L train, a young latina yelling at an older white lady for complaining that the train was too crowded with non-whites. oh man - it was bad. but it was good.
sep 21 2009 ∞
apr 19 2010 +
  • a new refrigerator
  • cabinets with glass windows so you can see what's inside
  • tons of natural light everywhere
  • gas stove with griddle/grill option
  • ventilated hood over stove with lighting
  • herb garden
  • lots of color
  • blond hardwood floors
may 29 2009 ∞
may 29 2009 +

I joined a lotto pool with Angel.

  • Give my mom money to retire. Old fart does not need to be looking for a job as she nears 60. To keep her busy I will enroll her in craft and cooking classes.
  • Quit my job. Take painting, pottery, glassblowing, cake icing and digital editing classes.
  • Buy Kate Spade dinnerware.
  • Buy Esther Derkx tea sets and wine glasses.
  • Travel the world for a year.
  • Buy that &*#$%@! leather jacket from m0851 and not even think about it.
  • Go to an orthopedic surgeon and get my feet fixed.
  • Get lasik surgery.
  • Buy an apartment in Clinton Hill so I will always have a home to come home to. With two bathrooms so I can use one of them as a darkroom.
mar 19 2009 ∞
sep 12 2012 +
  • old enough to remember life before AIM and 28.8 kbps modems
  • old enough to know what slapping someone with a frozen trout is
  • old enough to remember what movies and cartoons looked like without CGI
  • old enough to have watched edward scissorhands in the theater
  • old enough to remember slap bracelets
  • old enough to remember when river phoenix was a real live heartthrob
  • old enough to remember what a popple is
jan 28 2009 ∞
jan 28 2009 +
  • bodum teapot with infuser
  • new dishes
  • deep cereal/ice cream bowls
  • ice cream maker
  • immersion blender
  • food processor
  • stovetop grill
  • microplane grater
  • y-peeler
  • wine rack
  • new company store comforter in light tan/khaki or kelly green
  • a pretty bowl filled with these
  • paint for living room - sunny lemon yellow
  • frames for the artwork i've bought, vintage and new
  • funky chair for living room
  • welcome mat
  • gel mat for kitchen floor
  • new kitchen knives - bread knife, carving...
nov 18 2008 ∞
dec 21 2009 +
  • Paranoid Park (2007) - directed by Gus Van Sant
  • Dumplings (2006) - directed by Fruit Chan
  • Invisible Waves (2006) - directed by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
  • Lady in the Water (2006) - directed by M. Night Shyamalan
  • The White Countess (2005) - directed by James Ivory
  • Eros (2004) - segment "The Hand", directed by Wong Kar-wai
  • Three... Extremes (2004) - segment "Dumplings", directed by Fruit Chan
  • 2046 (2004) - directed by Wong Kar-wai, awarded Best
  • Green Tea (2003) - directed by Zhang Yuan
  • Last Life in the Universe (2003) - directed by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
  • Infernal Affairs (2002) - directed by And...
nov 11 2008 ∞
nov 11 2008 +
  • Yoga/pilates 3x a week
  • Save save save save
  • Take one good photograph every day
  • Visit the library
  • Finally eat at Momofuku so I can once and for all say "I tried it (AGAIN) and I still fucking hate David Chang's food!"
  • Make a conscious effort to waste less: less time, less garbage, etc.
  • Focus more on local and seasonal products.
  • Paint the living room and bedroom.
  • Get a new Mac Book & start working on my book.
sep 12 2008 ∞
sep 21 2009 +
  • Learn to scuba dive - get certified
  • See all seven wonders. I've got one down, 6 to go.
  • Achieve career sanity.
  • Get myself out of debt. Should take about 6-7 years.
  • Travel to all 50 states. So far I've done: Cali, Arizona, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Florida, Virginia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Jersey, Utah...
jul 13 2008 ∞
nov 17 2008 +
  • won a trip to Kenya from my company
  • drove cross country, east coast to west coast
  • changed a flat tire by myself
  • supported myself since age 18...hence disgusting credit card debt that i am NOT proud of
  • also, any job I've ever gotten I've gotten by myself (no connections)
  • 1995(?) - APEC individual and gold medal winner on borrowed horse in Australia
  • taught myself to knit via books and internetz
  • Best Pony Rider 1992 at Spruce Meadows, Alberta, Canada
  • put a chainsaw together
  • can cook for a dinner party including appetizer and dessert
  • made the local papers in Mexico and New Zealand because of my riding skillz
jun 25 2008 ∞
apr 19 2010 +
  • Convivium Osteria - 5th Ave btw Bergen/St Marks
  • Kaz an Nou
  • Hung Ry
  • Takashi (e. village - grilled sweetbreads!!!!)
  • Corton
  • Hide Chan Ramen
  • Totto Ramen
  • Dino
  • Roman's
  • Rye
  • Traif
  • Robataya
  • A Wah
  • Torrisi
  • Dutch Boy Burger
  • Four & Twenty Blackbirds - 3rd Ave at 8th St, Gowanus
  • Paris Sandwich da bi da
  • Baoguette
jun 8 2008 ∞
jan 1 2012 +
  • Geoff McFetridge
  • sharon cuneta (my mom's doing)
  • joe montana
  • charles bronson - his daughter used to ride horses and i saw him at a horse show and asked for his autograph. RIP.
  • jerry rice - trick or treated at his house
  • mikee cojuangco - rode horses together
  • aga mulach - we were in hiroshima together
  • rupert everett on bleecker
  • britney spears - i've waited on her
  • hanson - waited on them
  • the roots - waited on them too!
  • the bald dude from sex & the city - waited on him
  • tyra banks and chris webber - waited on them
  • james iha in the east village
  • johnny knoxville on houston
may 10 2008 ∞
oct 23 2010 +
  • lived in: San Mateo, Foster City, Woodside, Burnaby (BC), Manila (Philippines), Hackettstown (NJ), Manhattan, Brooklyn
  • Delhi, India
  • Hiroshima, Japan
  • Nagasaki, Japan
  • Kyoto, Japan
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Shibuya, Japan
  • Austin, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Monterrey, CA
  • Pebble Beach, CA
  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Auburn, CA
  • Calgary, AB
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Toronto, ON
  • Watkins Glen, NY
  • Boston, MA
may 4 2008 ∞
may 14 2011 +
  • chauncey billups
  • shuggie
  • dingleberry
  • bonita applebum
  • kid & play
  • tampopo
  • bunny wailer
mar 28 2008 ∞
jan 12 2010 +
  • Grape focaccia
  • selection of cheeses
  • Bagna cuda
  • Lamb braised with turnips and white beans, rosemary
oct 22 2011 ∞
sep 11 2012 +
  • finish chopping table - paint and seal
  • unpack stuff - buy bookshelves from mimi
  • clean clean clean!
  • organize dresser
  • switch out summer/winter clothes
sep 24 2011 ∞
oct 20 2011 +
  • bass guitar + amp
  • baseball mitt
mar 1 2011 ∞
mar 1 2011 +
  • Antony & the Johnsons - Swanlights
  • Grinderman - Grinderman 2 (and others)
  • Blonde Redhead - Penny Sparkle
  • Dungen - Skit il Allt
  • Best Coast
oct 23 2010 ∞
oct 23 2010 +
  • marimekko
  • grains - quinoa, barley, couscous, etc
  • working with my hands
  • other people's handwriting
  • white t-shirts
  • jewelry as souvenirs
  • Tshirts as souvenirs
sep 7 2010 ∞
oct 19 2010 +
aug 7 2010 ∞
dec 28 2010 +
may 19 2010 ∞
dec 28 2010 +
  • mini craft cover moleskines - one per trip. or, the moleskines with pockets.
  • get skilled at packing light and mixing/matching outfits. almost there!
  • have a "plane outfit."
  • snacks for plane.
mar 28 2010 ∞
may 19 2010 +

EAT

  • Bar Artisanal
  • DGDB
  • The Breslin
  • Scarpetta
  • Minetta Tavern
  • Faustina

DRINK

  • Clover Club
  • Rye
  • Mayahuel
  • Death & Co

OTHER:

  • Travel to the Philippines
  • Get a new job. Deadline: end of summer!
  • Finish house things - need more frames and artwork, paint bench, repaint kitchen, industrial chandelier.
  • Make a work area in the bedroom - more bi...
dec 31 2009 ∞
jan 13 2011 +
  • halston
  • chaiken
  • alexander wang
  • custo barcelona
  • grey ant
  • band of outsiders
  • suno
  • rachel comey
  • oak
  • VPL
  • zero/maria cornejo
  • miha
nov 17 2009 ∞
aug 31 2010 +
  • knit swimcap w/ knit flowers
  • chain links - use big needles, thread with swavorski crystals
  • moleskin mini craft cover notebooks - rose garden vegetables
nov 2 2009 ∞
feb 17 2010 +
  • dresser + new drawer knobs
  • ball jars + tea lights/candles
  • shelf w/ hooks http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?lis...
  • paint! what color for bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen, 2nd bathroom, rumpus room??
  • darkroom supplies
  • rug for hallway
  • stuff for second bathroom
  • block shelves (boxes) for living room wall
  • frames for artwork
  • dining room table
  • bench for dining table
  • 3 more chairs plus paint for repainting
  • jewelry organization - dessert trays, small sauce pots, stuff to hang necklaces on
  • herbs
  • new shower curtain for master bath
  • new nonstick frying pan
jun 8 2009 ∞
jan 2 2010 +
  • The public transportation system
  • The diversity - Flushing Chinatown to Polish Greenpoint in the same day
  • Brownstones
  • People just don't give a F
  • Creative people around me - my knitting group, my friends
  • Brooklyn Flea
  • The Strand
  • DUMBO
  • The Brooklyn Bridge
  • The Doughnut Plant
  • Sugar Sweet Sunshine
  • Russ & Daughters
  • Il Laboratorio del Gelato
  • Bodegas
  • It really doesn't sleep
  • Ben's Kosher Deli
  • Stoop sales & people dumping piles/boxes of free books on the street
apr 2 2009 ∞
jan 30 2010 +
  • bikini
  • that fragging leather jacket - m0851
  • new dark blue skinny jeans
  • black flat boots - frye dorado
  • black flats
  • black bag
  • thinking about that old navy sweater, black with white bird
  • thin gold bangles
  • a new shirt dress
  • skinny navy blue slacks
  • black slacks
  • pinstriped slacks
  • spring coat
  • sandals
  • fall coat
  • gray cardigan
  • denim leggings - madewell
  • new winter coat
  • nude bra
  • more black cardigans
feb 12 2009 ∞
jan 21 2011 +

A girl can dream!

  • The dress: I want to mix jersey w/ silk chiffon - comfortable, flowy, strapless
  • Colors:
  • Flowers: ranunculus, gerbera daisies...
  • FOOD: yummy hors d'oeuvres - carpaccio, oysters, foie gras, veggie things... and then for the main, BBQ - Fette Sau and/or Mile End, Porchetta? http://www.porchettanyc.com/catering.htm...
  • Music: don't want a DJ, I want a Wedding-Palooza. The Cure, Led Zeppelin, N.E.R.D., Ghostface Killa, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Feist, Asobi Seksu, Alan Sparhawk, Daniel Johnston, the Flaming Lips, Ted Leo, Michael Jackson AND Prince, Edan to MC everything
  • Cake: Salted Chocolate Caramel, Pistachio and Red Velvet cupcakes by Baked.
  • Wedding favors: TUPPERWARE! to take BBQ home with :)
  • Bridesmaid gifts: leather Baggu pouches f...
nov 19 2008 ∞
jan 24 2013 +
  • undulate
  • tiffin wallah (marathi: person with a box)
  • ubiquitous
  • palimpsest
  • wunderkammer (ger: cabinet of curiosities)
  • parapluie (fr: umbrella)
  • scrimshaw
  • home
  • dove
  • utopia
  • zephyr
  • umeboshi (jp: japanese plum)
  • Hippopotamus
nov 17 2008 ∞
oct 26 2011 +
  • Holly Golightly
  • Mary Jensen (There's Something About Mary)
  • Debbie Harry
aug 5 2008 ∞
jan 1 2010 +
  • long days in the summer
  • hidden treasures wherever you go
  • funny subway situations, shared w/ another commuter
  • comfortable silences
  • cooking for friends
  • in the springtime when trees and flowers start to bloom again
  • in the fall when leaves start to turn
  • biking at night
  • kissing in the rain
  • road trips
jun 25 2008 ∞
nov 17 2008 +
  • 5th grade - highest accomplishment in art
  • another grade - highest accomplishment in English
  • Alpha Chi society in college (for good grades)
  • Special Award in Communications (my major)
  • graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • some best rider award at Spruce Meadows
  • team and individual gold at APAC Showjumping competition in Australia, 1996
  • various championships/reserve championships at different horse shows
  • NorCal Pony Finals winner, 1991 or something like it
  • BBC Pony Challenge ranked 11th in the country in 199-something
jun 12 2008 ∞
jun 12 2008 +
  • Make a pinhole camera and take portraits of friends.
  • Start using my Print Gocco again to make cards, etc.
  • Knit knit knit. Alex wants a new scarf.
  • Cookbook/photo book
  • Practicing food styling
  • Go to flea market and troll for antique frames, then paint with paint samples and insert own drawings and photos
  • Start up my own mini catering company
may 12 2008 ∞
apr 29 2009 +
  • skateboard.
  • play bass guitar.
  • cook asian food - chinese, japanese, filipino, thai, viet, everything.
  • sing.
  • web development - want to learn
may 7 2008 ∞
jun 27 2011 +
  • Foundation - self titled
  • Ratatat - Classics
  • Feist - the Black Sessions, Let it Die
  • Nirvana - Incesticide
  • Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
  • The Delfonics (La la la la Means I Love You - Greatest Hits album)
  • any Edith Piaf album
  • U2 - Achtung Baby
apr 7 2008 ∞
aug 13 2008 +
  • Converse hi tops + studs
  • Learn HTML5 and other front end/UX-UI programs
  • Knit cableknit cowl
  • Finish cape
oct 1 2011 ∞
oct 1 2011 +
  • Crystal Castles
  • Ride - Tarantula
jul 4 2011 ∞
oct 1 2011 +
  • Berlin, GER
  • Stockholm, SWE
  • Otranto Lecce, ITA
  • Venice, ITA
  • Barcelona, ESP
  • Madrid, ESP
  • San Sebastian, ESP
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Bryce Canyon, UT, USA
  • Ghana
  • Senegal
  • Nigeria
  • Mombasa & Lamu, KEN
  • Nice & Marseilles, FRA
  • Scotland, UK
  • Dublin, IRE
  • Fiji
  • Nova Scotia
  • Pac. NW (Washington, Oregon)
  • Vietnam
  • Malaysia - KL, Ipoh
sep 9 2010 ∞
oct 1 2011 +
sep 4 2010 ∞
sep 7 2010 +
  • desoeuvre - aimless
  • byrrh - mixture of red wine and tonic

QUOTES

  • For a hundred dead stories there still remain one or two living ones. I evoke these with caution, occasionally, not to often, for fear of wearing them out, I fish one out, again I see the scenery, the characters, the attitudes. I stop suddenly: there is a flaw, I have seen a word pierce through the web of sensations. I suppose that this word will soon take the place of several images I love. I must stop quickly and think of something else; I don't want to tire my memories. In vain; the next time I evoke them a good part will be congealed.
jun 30 2010 ∞
jun 30 2010 +
  • New Hope, PA/Lambertville, NJ - art galleries, etc. day trip
  • Vancouver in July
  • DIA: Beacon
  • Sunset Park Chinatown
  • Duchess County Fair
mar 29 2010 ∞
jul 21 2010 +
  • Mariage Freres Casablanca Tea
  • Set of Damn Fine Tea with tins
  • Flat black leather boots
  • Brown boots
  • More white tshirts
  • A giant supply of Twinkle Soft Chunky yarn in all colors
  • Lots of Shinji Katoh stuff
  • Those Danish Alice in Wonderland tea cup sets
  • A pair of red Swedish Hasbeens - clogs
  • Rock or Bijules rings from Bijules
  • new skinny dark jeans
  • long tunic sweaters
  • new winter coat (check sales!)
  • new Bonbons
  • Karen Walker sunglasses
  • Linea Pelle belts
  • new dresses
jan 13 2010 ∞
dec 11 2010 +
  • luna
  • grace
  • remy
  • noah
  • sirena
  • roark (yes, seriously)
  • nikola tesla - for a girl
  • cyan
dec 15 2009 ∞
jul 25 2011 +
  • red hook lobster pound lobster rolls at the flea: $14 up from $13 (since summer)
  • lobster place shucking fee 20 cents up from 10 cents (since summer)
  • elysian avatar beers (big bottles) almost $10 up from $5 at local grocery
  • 'ino's antipasti platter $12 (used to be $10 for the longest time)
  • asia dog hot dogs $5 from $4
nov 8 2009 ∞
feb 17 2010 +
  • 4GB RAM upgrade for Darcy
  • More yarn for projects
  • New books
  • Rice cooker with steamer
  • 1TB hard drive - for music or for pictures??
  • dining room table
  • craft table
  • small pull-out couch
  • paint
apr 29 2009 ∞
jul 17 2011 +
  • Scarpetta
  • Kyo-Ya
  • James review here
  • Babbo
  • Fette Sau
  • Prune
  • Frank's 457
  • Al Di La
  • Kefi
  • Baked
  • Bar Artisanal
  • Porchetta
mar 4 2009 ∞
jun 13 2011 +
  • NY Botanical Garden
  • DIA: Beacon
  • Storm King Art Center
  • Trail riding??
  • Glass house
  • Mafia
dec 15 2008 ∞
dec 15 2008 +
  • Fully Flared DVD
  • jewelry making class, sewing class, advanced knitting class, etc.
  • an herb garden that doesn't die...i'd need sunshine in the apartment for this so i guess i want sunshine for xmas.
  • cookbooks with beautiful photography
  • what i talk about when i talk about running by haruki murakami
  • a new coat - black, red or gray. or houndstooth.
  • a leather jacket from m0851
  • bonbon oiseau bracelet, necklace and/or earrings
  • interchangeable circular knitting needle set
  • miyazaki's entire roster on DVD (hi, studio ghibli!)
  • the vengeance trilogy on DVD - old boy, sympathy for mr. vengeance, lady vengeance
nov 18 2008 ∞
mar 28 2010 +
  • people who write/say "that's whack." or "that's whacked." it's WACK. it's SLANG.
  • people who say they're ON LINE at the grocery store. or at the movies. or anywhere that they are standing IN a line. where is the fucking line that you're standing on??
  • confusing WORST with WORSE. one is a NOUN. the other is an ADJECTIVE. "i have it worst than you. the weather is worst than yesterday." STOP IT.
  • incorrect usage of the articles "a" and "an." you use "a" when the next word starts with a consonant. for example, a car. you use "an" when the next word starts with a vowel. for example, an excellent choice.
  • from Amanda: confusing there, their and they're. learn it, love it, live it.
  • improper use of quotation marks. "fresh" seafood!! "new" management!! it makes me ...
oct 29 2008 ∞
nov 17 2008 +
  • This guy gets on the train while we're stuck at BK Bridge. Doors won't close. He's sittin there kicking and punching it til the conductor fixes it. When the train starts to move, he starts talking to this one girl seated in front of him. Pulls some NY State license plate keychains out of his pocket and tries to give them to her. They say "I <3 YOU" "SWEET" and "SEXY." and keeps saying "I love you....sweet and sexy...." here take em take em! then when we pull up to grand central he goes wild, screaming about obama and how we now have to have a black president on the dollar bill.
  • sitting on the train. it's the middle of february. this asian guy in a nylon jogging suit gets on and stands in front of me. his fly is open and penis hanging out!!! you don't feel the draft?
  • crazy crackhead on train. i didn't realiz...
aug 27 2008 ∞
nov 7 2008 +
  • Wes Anderson
  • Spike Lee
  • Jim Jarmusch
  • Jenny Lewis
  • Ray Cappo
  • Michel Gondry
  • Jack Black
  • Jack Kerouac
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • William S. Burroughs
  • Banana Yoshimoto
  • Aaron Cometbus
  • Anthony Bourdain
  • Carl Safina
jul 10 2008 ∞
jul 28 2008 +
  • undulate (i'll have to think of more later)
  • moist
  • colors. juxtaposition. the sky.
  • narrowmindedness, ignorance and selfishness
  • "shit"
  • silence
  • someone snapping their gum or chewing with their mouth open. someone sucking on hard candy loudly.
  • marine biology, food styling or landscaping
  • anything in an office
  • "Da be da ne?"
jun 12 2008 ∞
jun 12 2008 +
  • The Kid with a Bike
  • 21 Jump Street
  • We Have a Pope
  • Keyhole
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  • The Skin I Live In (Almodovar)
  • A Dangerous Method (Cronenberg)
  • Drive
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • 50/50
  • We Bought a Zoo (Cameron Crowe)
  • Melancholia (Lars von Trier)
  • The Rum Diary
  • Last Night
  • Bridesmaids
  • Hesher
  • The First Grader
  • 127 Hours (Danny Boyle)
  • Somewhere (Sofia Coppola)
  • Blue Valentine 12/31/10
  • The Fighter
jun 8 2008 ∞
mar 16 2012 +
  • Styx - Renegade
  • Joy Division - Digital
  • Led Zeppelin - Over the Hills & Far Away
  • Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing
may 8 2008 ∞
may 8 2008 +
  • Most people don't die until the very last moment: but some start to die twenty years before their time, and sometimes earlier. They are the unhappy ones of the world.
  • ...I warn you that when the great people of this world start loving you, it means that they are going to make sausage meat out of you.
  • That's the way it goes with men - it's certainly very hard to accomplish all that's required of one in life, first as a butterfly when young, and then as a maggot when the end comes.
  • The world only knows how to kill you, turning on you and crushing you as sleeper kills his fleas...To trust in men is itself to let oneself be killed a little.
  • ...one can't live even for a moment without pleasures and that it's extremely difficult to be really miserable. Life is lik...
apr 22 2008 ∞
apr 22 2008 +