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So friends, this is an exercise in ego, but I can live with that. Also, it is possibly the easiest way to encourage stalkers without seeming completely off my rocker. I'll live with that too.
About: I've just started my first year at UBC in lovely, rainy Vancouver. I live at home with my wonderful family and a great big dog named Elijah. I'm a writer, reader and aspiring academic.

etaunknown follows:
Amber books (Read During...)
encre food (omnivore's 100)
theatre (live)
performances (potential)
educational (considerations)

Academia

Record Player Info

Religion

Shopping

sep 14 2014 ∞
sep 14 2014 +
may 18 2014 ∞
may 18 2014 +

And... an added bonus: things to make in future:

mar 21 2014 ∞
may 18 2014 +
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
  • The Apartment
  • It Happened One Night
  • Double Indemnity
  • His Girl Friday
  • Harvey
  • Sullivan's Travels
  • Gentleman's Agreement
  • Manhattan
  • Grand Hotel
nov 9 2013 ∞
nov 9 2013 +
  • Ristretto- a shorter shot of espresso (originally the water was manually pressed through more quickly, but in modern shots techniques differ. However, ristretto shots are typically (according to Wikipedia) "bolder, fuller, with more body and less bitterness" as well as shorter on caffeine).
  • "Flat White"- Aussie drink of steamed milk from the bottom of the pitcher (microfoam) poured over ristretto
  • Vietnamese iced coffee
  • Espresso con panna- espresso with sweet whipped cream
  • Caffe coretto- Italian blend of espresso, grappa, and sambuca (or brandy)
nov 25 2013 ∞
jan 10 2014 +
  • Twinings Irish Breakfast
  • Yorkshire Gold
  • Murchies No. 22 blend (green and black blend)
  • Murchies Library blend (another green and black)
  • Taylors of Harrogate Earl Grey
  • Twinings Lady Grey
feb 11 2013 ∞
nov 3 2013 +

Reusable

  • Upright Backpack Folder with 5 subject dividers
  • Backpack Textbook and book sleeve
  • Binder with 5 subject dividers
  • Pencil case
  • Backpack

Buy As Needed

  • Pilot BPS-GP (F)ine [0.5] black ink pens
  • Pentel Vicuna (F)ine [0.7] black ink pens
  • 5 pack BIC "brite liner Grip" highlighters
  • Stabilo pens (red, green, purple, teal)
  • Staedtler retractable eraser
  • 0.5 mm mechanical pencil refills

Buy Each Semester

  • Grid-lined Notebooks (find a brand)
  • Unlined notebooks (again, a brand)
oct 28 2013 ∞
oct 28 2013 +

Or: A List of Things I am Going to do to Get My Academic Life (Heretofore Just a Tad Whimsical, Unintentional and Lackadaisical) Back on Schedule

  • Fill up some binders with dividers, and organized coursework as follows:
    • Syllabus, then
    • Prof expectations for essays, blog posts, etc.
    • Previous Assignments
    • Print-outs of online readings
    • In the case of ANTH 103, printouts of notes, flushed out and highlighted
  • Purchase some report and paper holders for the ol' backpack: YOU HAVE GOT TO STOP HANDING WORK IN CRUMPLED AND STAINED!!!
  • Purchase some book holders to keep those textbooks in good shape too
  • Make up some hominin and species profiles for ANTH 103
  • Catch up on my fookin reading for just ab...
sep 30 2013 ∞
sep 30 2013 +
  • Mia Sara and Molly Parker will play sisters
  • Ellen Page and Linda Cardellini will play sisters
  • Anna Kendrick and Tina Fey (mother/daughter?)
  • Erin Chambers and Jewel Staite (sisters)
  • Pej Vahdat and Bradley Cooper (...not sure)
  • Melissa Ponzio and Inbar Lavi (not sure)
  • Reed Diamond and Warren Cole (father/son?)
  • Brian d'Arcy James and Ben Lawson (father/son?)
  • Leah Pipes and Hayley Marie Norman. (Cousins, maybe?)

More ultimate sibling/parent-child/couple combos to come. I might also name people I think should play certain types of characters because they look like real humans do, not like the unreasonably attractiv...

apr 14 2013 ∞
dec 9 2013 +
  • I Should Tell Your Momma On Ya- Red, Man Without the Machine
  • Writing A Novel- Father John Misty
  • Candy- Robbie Williams
  • Weeds- Joshua James
  • The Beat- Ben Rector
  • Wedding Dress- Derek Webb
  • Moondance- Van Morrison
apr 10 2013 ∞
apr 10 2013 +
  • Audrey Tautou
  • Linda Cardellini
  • Ellen Page
  • Selma Blair
  • Emily Deschanel
  • John Francis Daley
  • Adrien Brody
  • Dame Judi Dench
  • Helen Mirren
  • Rachel Weisz
  • Meryl Streep
  • Mark Rufallo
  • Elizabeth McGovern
  • Emily Blunt
  • Rinko Kikuchi
  • Diane Lane
  • Molly Parker
  • Ken Wantanabe
  • Caroline Dhavernas
  • Elle Fanning
mar 28 2013 ∞
mar 31 2013 +
  • An orphaned Incan girl is sentenced to be sacrificed. The book describes her life over the few months leading up to the appointed date and her eventual escape. Children's paperback with a blue cover and an illustration of the girl dressed in bright clothes. Found! A Gift For Ampato
  • A mystery solved by an orphaned girl who says she wouldn't be king (or queen) for all the tea in China. Features an attempted murder by poison of an old man, who is told he'll die "when the mockingbird's sing" (it may not actually be mockingbirds), the girl realizes someone has set his hearing-aids to play the sounds of mockingbirds, as they are not singing at that time of year. (Or something like that) Dark, quirky children's paperback with a mostly black cover with some electric blue and a depiction of the heroine in a lower corner.
oct 30 2012 ∞
jun 16 2013 +

Seriously, what would I do without buzzfeed?

nov 28 2013 ∞
nov 28 2013 +
  • He must be Christian
  • and have a sense of humour and the ability to laugh at himself and at the world
  • He must take delight in life
  • Mutual attraction (physical, emotional, intellectual, etc), respect, and love
  • Equal preparedness for both of us to be in a relationship
  • We must both feel comfortable studying the Bible together, and be able to commit to a schedule
  • He has to pass the ten book test: either reading a minimum of ten books or comparable works of literature in a year, or have well exceeded this minimum at some point in the not too distant past. Reading that is required of him doesn't count (although exceptions may be made for, say, English majors or anyone who has devoted himself to reading for a living, so to speak)
nov 22 2012 ∞
nov 22 2012 +
  • Fairy Ring- Mary Losure
  • Dodger- Terry Pratchett
  • Extra Yarn- Mac Barnett
  • The Mansion Of Hapiness- Jill Lepore
  • The End of Your Life Book Club- Will Schwalbe
  • Gods Without Men- Hari Kunzru
  • Dear Life- Alice Munro
  • Stag's Leap- Sharon Olds
  • Sweet Tooth- Ian McEwan
  • Telegraph Avenue- Michael Chabon
  • This is How You Lose Her- Junot Díaz
  • Girlchild- Tupelo Hassman
  • So Far Away- Mitchell Moore
  • The First Warm Evening of the Year- Jamie M. Saul
  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore- Robin Sloan
  • Accelerated- Bronwen Hruska
  • The Very Picture of You- Isabel Wolff
  • The Fifty Year Sword- Mark Z. Danielewski...
dec 18 2012 ∞
jan 18 2013 +
  • Nausicaa
  • Despicable Me
  • The Road to Eldorado
  • Joseph Prince of Dreams
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Aristocats
  • Tangled
  • Mulan
  • Ponyo
mar 25 2011 ∞
oct 27 2011 +

My Birthday is coming up, for all you who care

  • Allan Coe- Midnight Story
  • Amos Lee- Mission Bell
  • Amy Winehouse- Back to Black
  • Amy Winehouse- Frank
  • Bahamas- Pink Strat
  • Bedouin Soundclash- Light The Horizon
  • Ben Howard- These Waters EP
  • Bon Iver- Bon Iver
  • Bruce Springsteen- Born in the USA
  • Carbon Leaf- Indian Summer
  • Carey Ott- Lucid Dream
  • Chris Bathgate- Salt Year
  • Corinne Bailey Rae- Corinne Bailey Rae (Special Edition)
  • Corinne Bailey Rae- Live In New York
  • Corinne Bailey Rae- The Love EP
  • Corinne Bailey Rae- The Sea
  • Diane Birch- Bible Belt
  • Dominique Fricot- If Baby Could Walk
apr 30 2012 ∞
oct 19 2014 +
  • big windows
  • low ceilings
  • pale walls
  • sky lights
  • large kitchen
  • hardwood floors
  • no crown moldings or door frames
  • camouflaged doors
  • no carpets
  • Japanese bath
  • fireplace
  • large central room
  • bookshelves
  • ceilings I can paint on
  • hidden, narrow, walled stairwells
  • a sleeping porch
jun 8 2012 ∞
jul 15 2012 +
  • meat, particularly pork dumplings and buffalo burgers
  • incandescent bulbs
  • travel
  • road trips
  • blanket forts
  • music, the owning lots of CDs aspect of it, at least
  • online shopping, even if it is fair trade
  • youtube videos
  • gelato
  • whole milk
  • cheese
  • beautiful but unethical clothing
  • illegal late-night walks in the nature reserve
  • illegal sunrises seen from the nature reserve
  • facebook stalking acquaintances
jun 13 2012 ∞
jun 13 2012 +
  • Captive Hearts
  • From Far Away
  • Hana Kimi
  • Kitchen Princess
  • Land of the Blindfolded
  • Miriam
  • One Piece
  • Ranma 1/2
  • Red River
  • Torigakosou no kyou mo nemutai juunintachi (The Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor)
jun 17 2011 ∞
apr 7 2013 +

Also people in general

Girls

  • Ana
  • Claire
  • Ela
  • Elie
  • Hana
  • Kale
  • Sarai
  • Susan

Boys

  • Alec
  • Eoin
  • Evan
  • Frank
  • Glen
  • Hans
  • Landen
  • Rhys
may 2 2012 ∞
sep 2 2012 +
  • Rene Botha @ The FALL
  • Shwa Keirstead @ The FALL
  • Logan Howard @ Gastown Tattoo Parlour
  • Kylie Gibson @ Liquid Amber Tattoo
  • Jenny Jarrett @ Liquid Amber Tattoo
  • Kaija Heitland @ Sacred Heart Tattoo
may 12 2014 ∞
jun 2 2014 +

Social Justice

Art and Culture

Design

Miscelaneous

jan 10 2014 ∞
feb 17 2014 +
  • Franny’s: Simple Seasonal Italian-- Clark, Feinberg, and Stephens.
  • Vegetable Love-- Barbara Kafka
  • Happy in the Kitchen-- Michel Richard and Susie Heller
  • Mangoes & Curry Leaves-- Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid
  • Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts-- Alice Medrich
  • Home Made Winger-- Yvette Van Boven
may 6 2013 ∞
may 22 2013 +
  • deep purple-blue colour: #6e21a5
  • nice teal: #22a8ad
dec 3 2013 ∞
dec 3 2013 +
  • Haribo candies
  • G H Cretors Chicago Mix popcorn
  • Bits & Bites
  • Slow Roasted Edamame Beans
  • Oven roasted Brussels sprouts
  • UBC granola bars (I have a recipe!!!)
  • Oatmeal cranberry bread
  • Homemade granola bars of other varieties
  • Baked goodness of some sort or another
oct 14 2013 ∞
oct 14 2013 +
  • Abstemious- not self-indulgent, esp. when eating or drinking
  • August- as an adjective: respected and impressive
  • Bumptious- self-assertive or proud to an irritating degree
  • Chimerical- something hoped for and wished for but in fact either illusory or impossible to achieve
  • Complaisance- willingness to please
  • Consonant- in agreement with
  • Desultory- lacking purpose, enthusiasm or understanding; in conversation or speech, veering from the essential topic at hand; occasionally: occurring randomly
  • Dilettante- an individual who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge
  • Expostulate- express strong disagreement or disapproval
  • Gloaming- twilight, dusk
jun 2 2013 ∞
jun 2 2013 +
  • Red wool coat
  • Blue wool coat
  • Jean shirt
  • Charcoal and slate knit wrap
  • 3 Silk scarves
  • Tiger print World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) tee
  • Nordic fleece
  • Plaid Timberland shirt (need to narrow waist)
  • Kimono-style dress
  • Navy tank top
  • Vintage embroidered Esprit cardigan
  • Grey vintage hand-embroidered wool skirt (need to hem)
  • Pink vintage wrap skirt (possibly need to hem)
  • Vintage hand-embroidered linen shift dress (need to hem and cap sleeves)
  • Green vintage wool dress (swap out buttons for black ones)
feb 10 2013 ∞
feb 11 2013 +
  • Find a building. Imagine what's going on inside.
  • Find an apartment building. Imagine how many people are in it, and how many of them are doing the same things.
  • Look at the person nearest you. What's his or her name?
  • What would they name their kids?
  • What's on their bedside table? Their bathroom counter?
  • Where are they coming from, where are they going?
  • What's their biggest regret?
  • Imagine having a conversation with the person waiting behind you for the bus. No small talk.
  • You see a hipster. Contemplate whether he or she is actually hipster, or if he or she is gay. Sometimes it's obvious, what a bummer.
  • Look for people doing unexpected things. ...
oct 2 2012 ∞
oct 2 2012 +
  • ninny
  • frazzled
  • suspended
  • listless
  • cool (when referring to someone's manner or tone)
  • wizened
  • crumpled (with regards to facial expression)
  • harbinger
  • transcendent, transcend
  • almond
  • willow tree, pussy-willows
  • needs-must
  • rain slicker
  • haloed
  • hallooed
  • hollow
  • flayed
  • languorously
  • scarf
sep 24 2012 ∞
oct 1 2012 +
  • Bethany Dillon
  • Brooke Fraser
  • Caedmon's Call (Greatest modern-hymn writers, in my opinion)
  • Derek Webb
  • Glory Revealed (A bunch of different Christian musicians get together to make something new and beautiful. A must hear)
  • Gungor
  • Harvest Bashta
  • Helma Sawatzky (She hasn't recorded in years, but her stuff really stands the test of time)
  • Jenny & Tyler (They harmonize really well, what else can I say)
  • Jordan Tyler (Although, thus far I've only heard instrumentals from him, he's an AMAZING guitarist and songwriter. Seriously, look him up, he's the Blimeycow guy, and though it may come as a surprise, his melodies are beautiful)
feb 28 2013 ∞
apr 8 2013 +
  • Complete fluency in Japanese, French and German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Mandarin
  • Arabic
  • Ancient Greek
  • Latin
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Chichewa
  • Ha'isla
aug 28 2012 ∞
aug 28 2012 +
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Isaac Newton
  • Albert Einstein
  • Confucius
  • Guantanamo Buddha
  • John the Baptist
  • Voltaire
  • Shelley
  • Charlotte Bronte
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Franz Kafka
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • George Bernard Shaw
  • Mohandas Ghandi
  • Alice Walker
jun 18 2012 ∞
jun 18 2012 +
  • I look terrible in wayfarers
  • I have the wrong eating disorder
  • I know what irony is
  • I boycott American Apparel because of their sexist, racist, and ideologically-hegemonic hiring policies
  • I despise cheap beer
  • I don't smoke
  • I am not overly fond of records
  • I understand that indie music is only of merit if it is actually of merit
  • I don't believe that you only live once
  • I feel keenly the lack of conventional symbols in post-modernist art
  • I like my digital camera and acknowledge that Polaroids are a thing of the past
  • I appreciate silence
  • I understand the importance of aesthetically-unappealing tents
  • I can never find clothes in thrift shops
may 14 2012 ∞
may 14 2012 +
sep 4 2012 ∞
dec 3 2013 +
  • The festival of colours in Utah
  • Visit Glass Beach in Fort Bragg California
  • The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
  • Jack in the Green in Hastings
  • Burning Man
  • Spend New Years in Japan
  • Go back to Gomen Noodles in Kyoto
  • Backpack in the Cloud Forest, Costa Rica
  • The Cannes Film Festival
  • Visit Rome
  • Live for a year in Ireland
  • Live for at least a year on one of the BC gulf islands
  • Hike Machu Pichu
  • Visit the Seychelles
  • Camp on the Curme Islands
  • Live on a houseboat
may 11 2012 ∞
may 11 2012 +
  • The Secret Miracle
  • Maigret's Pipe - Georges Simenon
  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Pierre de Laclos
  • A Portrait of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
  • Hollywood Foto-Rhetoric - Bob Dylan
  • At Home With Books
  • The Old Man and The Sea - Ernest Hemingway
  • The Portable Edgar Allan Poe (Penguin Classics)
  • Wasteland - Francesca Lia Block
jun 1 2011 ∞
apr 30 2012 +
  • "It is the hope forlorn that seals the poet."- Cyrano, Cyrano de Bergerac
  • "you were once shoved head-first through someone's vagina, why on earth are you acting so dignified?" -XKCD.
  • "To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking." -Agnes de Mille
  • "An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations." -Charles de Montesquieu
  • "Je ne suis pas d'accord avec ce que vous dites, mais je me battrai jusqu'à la mort pour que vous ayez le droit de le dire." -Voltaire
  • "Never try to discourage thinking for you are sure to succeed. / Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. / Find m...
oct 27 2011 ∞
oct 27 2011 +
  • The Great Gatsby - Scott Fitzgerald
  • Little Bee - Chris Cleave
  • Late Nights On Air - Elizabeth Hay
  • Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You - Peter Cameron
  • Love Walked In - Marisa De Los Santos
  • Wuthering Heights - Charlotte Bronte
  • The Solitude Of Prime Numbers - Paulo Giordano
  • Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
  • By These Ten Bones - Clare B Dunkle
  • The Wind Singer - William Nicholson
  • The Hollow Kingdom - Clare B Dunkle
  • The Seer And The Sword - Victoria Hanley
  • An Order of Amelie, Hold the Fries - Nina Schindler
mar 20 2011 ∞
apr 30 2012 +
  • Kyoto (Japan)
  • the San Juan Islands (USA)
  • Galiano Island (Canada)
  • San Fransisco (USA)
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Sydney (Australia)
  • Corsica (France)
  • St. Petersburg (Russia)
  • Jamaica (In General)
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Montenegro (In General)
mar 25 2011 ∞
oct 27 2011 +

Books and Reading

LGBT

Recipes

Misc.

aug 7 2014 ∞
sep 7 2014 +

Academia

Gender and Sexuality

Gardening

DIY Blogs

jun 2 2014 ∞
jul 6 2014 +

Academia

Social Justice and Environmentalism

Religion and Culture

Miscelaneous

apr 7 2014 ∞
may 1 2014 +

Social Justice

Politics and Culture

Recipes

Miscellany

feb 25 2014 ∞
mar 12 2014 +

Restaurants

  • The Eatery- vaguely alternative and delicious sushi source on W. Broadway. A little bit too hipster-chic, very instagrammable. Always good for a night out.
  • ESP Restaurant- video-game themed joint near Waterfront station. Haven't tried, but sounds cool.
  • Las Margaritas- Mexican restaurant everyone keeps recommending at West 4th and Maple
  • The Acorn- vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free goodness. Their drinks menu looks pretty killer too.
  • Marutama Ramen- 780 Bidwell Street, Vancouver. No vegetarian options, but they look worth the cheat
  • Hokkaido Ramen Santouka- 1690 Robson Street, Vancouver.
  • Motomachi Shokudo Ramen- 740 Denman St, Vancouver. Not open on Wednesdays.
nov 18 2013 ∞
apr 24 2014 +
  • Nathaniel Larochette
  • Sarah Kay
  • Christine Hatch
  • Chris Tse
  • Omar Holmon, for The Hat Trick (we need more funny but still poignant poets)
  • Lauren Zuniga
  • Stayceyann Chin
  • Leanne Verlee
  • Franny Choi
  • Rachel Rostad
  • Dylan Garity
  • Anis Mojgani
mar 26 2013 ∞
may 14 2014 +
  • Damages
  • Franklin and Bash
  • Men At Work
  • Person of Interest
  • The Last Enemy
  • Underemployed
dec 10 2013 ∞
dec 10 2013 +
  • Sexism in English: A Feminist View- Alleen Pace Nilsen
  • The Sounds of Silence- Edward T Hall and Mildred Reed Hall
  • Is There Really A Language Crisis?- Harvey Daniels
  • Black Children, Black Speech- Dorothy Z. Seymour
  • Caught Between Two Languages- Richard Rodriguez
  • The Joys of Watergate- Jim Quinn
  • It's Natural! It's Organic! Or is It?- Published by the American Consumers Union in the 1980s.
  • The Language of Prejudice (chapter from The Nature of Prejudice)- Gordon Allport
may 19 2013 ∞
may 19 2013 +

What's doing it for me right now

  • The author's name is Japanese, Sub-Saharan African (I recognize Bantu origin most easily), Malay, or sounds like it might belong to a Latin American
  • Views of water on the cover
  • People swimming on the cover (profiles, incomplete shots, and abstracts only)
  • Blue covers in general
  • Green is a prospect almost exciting as blue
  • Minimalism or Collage art
  • Reviews by authors I've read
  • An easily visible, eye catching title
  • A title that sells the book (recent favourites are Music For Torching, The Thought Gang, The Whole Stupid Way We Are and Ghana Must Go)
  • Abstract cover art
  • Published by Penguin, Vintage, Conundrum, or any publishing house I haven't heard of
apr 22 2013 ∞
apr 22 2013 +

So, while the typical stuff can't tempt me, I'm a pretty serious candy lover

  • Dark Chocolate, of just about any variety
  • Turkish Delight
  • Percy Pigs
  • Jelly Babies
  • Purdy's Chocolates Fruit Jellies
  • Cocoaland Lot 100 Mango Gummies
  • Peanut Butter M&Ms
  • Chocolat Stella Dark Chocolate with Chilli
  • Dolfin Chocolat Noir Poivre Rose
  • Green Tea Kit Kat bars (Japanese)
  • Traditional Party Mints or Mint Caps
  • Kinder chocolate bars
  • Anything involving hazel nuts and chocolate
mar 16 2013 ∞
jan 11 2014 +
  • Ama Dablam, Nepal
  • The San Juan Needles in Colorado
  • Arundel Castle in Arundel, England
  • The Blue Caves (Zakynthos Island), Greece
  • The Gardens at Marqueyssac, France
  • Ashcombe Maze, Australia, near Melbourne
  • Reignac-sur-Indre in Touraine, France
  • Villa Pisani, in the Veneto region, Italy
  • Rice Field Terraces in Yunnan, China
  • Omen Noodles, Kyoto, Japan
  • Musee Guinet, Paris, France
  • The Katskhi Pillar, Katskhi, Georgia
  • The Singing Ringing Tree, Burnley, England
  • These
aug 13 2012 ∞
feb 4 2014 +
  • Entomology
  • Botany
  • Organic Farming
  • Scholar (PhD) of Dead Languages
  • Anthropological studies of Archaeology
  • Politics (Provincial level)
  • Chef
  • Baker
  • Interior Designer (rejected due to moral issues)
  • Potter
  • Writer
  • Stay at home mom
  • Librarian
  • English Teacher
  • Nun
  • Tour Guide
  • Architect
  • Civil Engineer
  • Secretary
  • Clerk
nov 14 2011 ∞
apr 30 2012 +

having shamefully concluded that I have become the sort that watches television, I will make this list

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Bones
  • Community
  • Continuum
  • Eden of the East
  • Fractale
  • Freaks and Geeks
  • The Legend of Korra
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Princess Jellyfish
  • Stargate Atlantis
  • Stargate SG-1
  • Teen Wolf (no judgement, please)
  • The Gates
  • V
  • White Collar
oct 1 2012 ∞
dec 10 2013 +

As inspired by a friend of mine who has such a list.

  • alabaster
  • cling, clung (mostly the latter)
  • nugget, nougat (or any other form thereof)
  • blimp
  • zit
  • zap, zapped (please, just use shocked. it's okay if you're saying something odd like "zip zap zoop," but only then)
  • most modern onomatopoeia words (these are really only permissible in comic books (in my opinion), thank you very much)
  • chunk
  • clump
  • teat, tit
  • "cray" (as in "crazy"- this annoys me to no end, really)
  • I love the word twilight, and detest its recent association with vampires and poor...
sep 22 2012 ∞
oct 15 2012 +
  • A Year In Provence- Peter Mayle
  • Fieldwork in Ukranian Sex- Oksana Yabuzhko
  • Harry Lipkin, Private Eye- Barry Fantoni
  • Imagine: The Way Creativity Works-
  • No Time Like The Present- Nadine Gordimer
  • On Deception- Harry Houdini (and the rest of the experts on topics series)
  • Other People We Married- Emma Straub
  • Sister Species- Lisa A. Kemmerer
  • The Chemistry of Tears- Peter Carey
  • The Conundrum- David Owen
  • The Fault In Our Stars- John Green
  • The Poem And The Journey- Ruth Padel
  • We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families- Philip Gourevitch
may 9 2012 ∞
dec 10 2013 +
  • Fight Club (1999)
  • The Brother's Bloom (2008)
  • A Room With A View (1985)
  • The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
  • Nightwatching (2007)
  • 27 Dresses (2008)
  • Hollywoodland (2006)
  • An Innocent Man (1989)
  • A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  • Collateral (2004)
  • The Island (2005)
  • Gattaca (1997)
  • EverAfter (1998)
  • Blade Runner (1982)
  • Ima Ai ni Yukimasu (2004)
  • Densha Otoko (2005)
mar 20 2011 ∞
oct 27 2011 +
  • Amy and Isabelle - Elizabeth Strout
  • What Was Lost - Catherine O'Flynn
  • Hole In My Life - Jack Gantos
  • The Manual of Detection - Jedediah Berry
  • The Ministry of Special Cases - Nathan Englander
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day- David Sedaris
may 28 2011 ∞
apr 30 2012 +
  • poetry
  • reading
  • writing
  • my dog
  • my family being happy
  • hot soup
  • traveling
  • water, rivers, lakes, oceans
  • raindrops on the roof as I wake up
  • theatre (watching, acting)
  • galleries and museums
  • rain on hot pavement
  • small children
  • dance, dancing
  • spending time with my parents
  • listening to the stories of the elderly and others wiser than me
  • listening to music
  • nostalgia
  • a warm bed in a cold, dark room
oct 27 2011 ∞
oct 27 2011 +
  • Nylon
  • TIME
  • Psychology Today
  • Maclean's
  • Real Simple
  • Elle Canada
  • The Economist
  • Paper
oct 24 2011 ∞
apr 30 2012 +
  • talk less, listen more
  • justify every moment, not waste time
  • stop procrastinating
  • stop lying to myself
  • learn decisiveness, be so out of instinct
  • love more
  • judge less
  • never buy anything I didn't need
  • cease to covet
  • learn to dance, rain or shine
  • cultivate a perpetual sense of peace
  • become quiet
  • long to spend more time just being while still doing
may 7 2012 ∞
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