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Well, what better way to tell you about myself than with a list...

* I am currently a design student living in Chicago.
* Iowa is my home.
* I have a fraternal twin who is two minutes younger than me.
* I work at an art supply store.
* Rarely do I get an adequate amount of sleep.
* I procrastinate like it's my job.
* I enjoy boardgames- especially SCRABBLE.
* Music makes my world go 'rou...

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  • Calgary - Bon Iver
  • Wildcat - Ratatat
  • 1980 - Dirt Nasty
  • Ready For the Floor - Lissy Trullie
  • Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
jun 11 2011 ∞
jun 29 2011 +
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  • Diamond Dave's
  • Neighbors Pub & Grill
  • Voodoo Lounge
  • Mickey's Bar
  • Old Town Pub
  • Reggie's Music Joint
  • Holiday Club
may 12 2011 ∞
may 12 2011 +
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  • Three Floyds Gumballhead
  • Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale
  • Delirium Tremens
  • Rogue Dead Guy Ale
  • Fat Tire Amber Ale
  • Newcastle Brown Ale
apr 18 2010 ∞
jan 19 2011 +
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  • Akron/Family
  • Antony and the Johnsons
  • The Bird and the Bee
  • Blue Water White Death
  • Broken Bells
  • Califone
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  • Dirty Projectors
  • The Dodos
  • Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  • Film School
  • Fruit Bats
  • Gold Panda
  • Gonjasufi
  • Happy Birthday
  • Hot Chip
  • Zach Hill
  • Japandroids
  • Major Lazer
  • Obi Best
  • Panda Bear
oct 21 2010 ∞
dec 3 2010 +
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I stole this idea from Manali. This is the kind of thing I do when I have a little too much time on my hands...

  • If I were a month, I would be March.
  • If I were a day of the week, I would be whatever day karaoke was on.
  • If I were a time of the day, I would be 4:00am- so late it could be bedtime, but so early it could be morning.
  • If I were a planet, I would be undiscovered.
  • If I were a sea animal, I would be a leafy sea dragon.
  • If I were a direction, I would be up.
  • If I were a piece of furniture, I would be a bed, with a comfy pillowtop mattress.
  • If I were a sin, I would be gluttony.
  • If I were a historical figure, I would be Frank Lloyd Wright (minus the infidelity and inflated ego).
  • If I were a liquid, I would be mercury?
apr 5 2010 ∞
apr 19 2010 +
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  • Beard Papa's
    • 108 N. State Street
    • BEST: chocolate eclairs, belgian chocolate shakes
  • Broadway Cellars
    • 5900 N. Broadway Street
    • BEST: spinach and Gorgonzola meatloaf, wine selection
  • Chipotle
    • everywhere
    • BEST: burritos, guacamole
  • Clarke's
    • 930 W. Belmont Avenue
    • BEST: pickles, spinach artichoke dip, anything really
  • Five Guys
mar 22 2010 ∞
jun 10 2010 +
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It's been so long since I've watched any shows on a regular basis. There is a lot that I've been wanting to get caught up with.

  • Shows I'd like to get back into watching:
    • Off the air-
      • 3rd Rock from the Sun
      • Are You Afraid of the Dark?
      • Are You Being Served? (UK)
      • Arrested Development
      • Boy Meets World
      • Doogie Howser, M.D.
      • Early Edition
      • ER
      • Extras (UK)
      • First Wave
      • Friends
      • Growing Pains
mar 2 2010 ∞
jun 12 2010 +
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in bold = songs I sing often

crossed out = songs I'll never sing again

  • All My Loving - The Beatles
  • Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot
  • Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
  • Big Balls - AC/DC
  • Black Water - Doobie Brothers
  • By The Way - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Champagne Supernova - Oasis
  • The Cover of the Rolling Stone - Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
  • Crazy for This Girl - Evan and Jaron
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee (Duet)
  • Don't Stop Believin' - Journey (Group)
  • Fat Bottom Girls - Queen (Duet)
  • Fever - Michael Bublé [Little Willie John cover]
  • Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
  • Hemorrage (In My Hands) - Fuel
  • Hotel California - The Eagles
feb 27 2010 ∞
sep 11 2010 +
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  • accordion
  • piano
  • synthesizer
  • harmonica
  • hang drum
  • theremin
  • didgeridoo
  • bagpipes
  • sitar
  • banjo
  • guitar
  • keytar
  • steel pans/drums
  • fife
  • whamola
feb 27 2010 ∞
may 20 2010 +
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  • Blick Art Materials (10/2010 - present)
    • Sales associate
  • U.S. Census Bureau (5/2010 - 9/2010)
    • Administrative clerk
    • Supply clerk
  • T.J. Maxx (10/2009 - 5/2010)
    • Sales associate
  • Pier 1 Imports (9/2009 - 7/2010)
    • Sales associate
  • AmeriCorps*NCCC (7/2008 - 6/2009)
    • Volunteer
  • CEC Theatres/Marcus Theatres (7/2006 - 6/2008)
    • Concessionist
    • Usher
feb 26 2010 ∞
oct 15 2010 +
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  • smoked Gouda
  • herb goat cheese
  • walnut Brie
  • Muenster
may 19 2011 ∞
may 19 2011 +
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  • excessive humidity
  • colored dress shirts with white collars
  • toilet paper rolled under (rather than over)
  • oversung karaoke songs
  • hypocrites (even though I am one)
  • stand-up comedians whose routines only rely on cursing and shock value to be funny
  • those who try too hard to make inside jokes
  • societal pressure to be in a relationship
  • paper cuts and hangnails
  • snobs
  • impatient drivers
  • the cost of living in a big city
  • overpriced beer
  • being indoors when the weather is nice
  • throwing away what can be recycled
  • waking up early
jun 1 2010 ∞
feb 4 2011 +
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  • Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
  • I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
  • Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain by Charles R. Cross
  • White Noise by Don Delillo
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
  • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  • Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players by Stefan Fatsis (currently reading)
  • The Screwed up Life of Charlie the Second by Drew Ferguson
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • This Side of Paradise - by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
apr 10 2010 ∞
apr 6 2011 +
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Still incomplete. Hope to update soon...

The complete list was far too long, but here are a few of the highlights:

A

  • Adventureland (2009)
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
  • Alice in Wonderland (2010)
  • American Beauty (1999)
  • American Graffiti (1973)
  • American History X (1998)
  • Apocalypse Now (1979)
  • Are You Being Served? (1977)
  • Army of Darkness (1992)
  • Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

B

  • The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)
  • A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  • Being John Malkovich (1999)
  • Best in Show (2000)
jun 9 2010 ∞
dec 4 2010 +
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  • The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators (1966)
  • 8in8 - Nighty Night (2011)
  • a-ha - Hunting High and Low (1985)
  • Alice in Chains - Unplugged (1996)
  • Amanda Palmer - Who Killed Amanda Palmer (2008)
  • Amanda Palmer - Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele EP (2010)
  • Amanda Palmer - Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under (2011)
  • Aqualung - Aqualung (2002)
  • Aqualung - Still Life (2003)
  • Aqualung - Words and Music (2008)
  • Aqualung - Magnetic North (2010)
  • Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
  • Architecture in Helsinki - Fingers Crossed (2003)
  • Architecture in Helsinki - In Case We Die (2005)
  • Architecture in Helsinki - Moment Bends (2011)
  • The Antlers - Hospice (2009)
  • The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
  • Beatallica - Sgt. Hetfield's Motorbreath Pub Band (200...
apr 5 2010 ∞
jun 11 2011 +
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  • Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
  • Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
  • Beastie Boys - To the 5 Boroughs
  • The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
  • The Beatles - Yesterday and Today ("butcher" cover)
  • The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour (nicer copy)
  • The Beatles - The Beatles ("The White Album") (nicer copy)
  • The Beatles - Abbey Road
  • The Beatles - Let It Be
  • David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
  • Coldplay - Parachutes
  • Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
  • Coldplay - X & Y
  • Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
  • The Cure - Disintegration
  • The Dresden Dolls - The Dresden Dolls
  • The Dresden Dolls - Yes, Virginia...
  • The Faint - Wet from Birth
mar 23 2010 ∞
oct 21 2010 +
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  • bicycle mechanics/maintenance
  • cooking
  • indie music
  • retail businesses
  • money management
  • public transportation
  • Amish culture
  • my personal identity
  • the U.S. census
  • human biology
  • Stanley Kubrick's filmography
  • plant care
  • the cost of groceries
  • papasans
  • the importance of sleep
  • sushi
  • Madison, WI
  • flowers
  • online businesses
  • looking for a job
  • canvassing
mar 15 2010 ∞
may 22 2010 +
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Some things just make me soooo happy.

  • curling up with a sweater and a steaming mug of hot chocolate in the dead of winter (as we speak).
  • spending hours looking in every nook and cranny of a thrift store.
  • reading a book that is impossible to put down.
  • sleeping in a hammock on a cool summer day.
  • whenever a film or book is moving enough to make me cry.
  • the feeling of having nothing to do and nowhere to go, and never being bored with life (it's been a while since i've experienced this).
  • nostalgia.
  • being able to see at least one person every day whose friendship i truly treasure.
  • singing in the shower.
feb 28 2010 ∞
feb 28 2010 +
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Some albums that remind me of middle school:

  • Eiffel 65 – Europop
  • Green Day – Dookie
  • Injected – Burn It Black
  • Kid Rock – Cocky
  • Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory
  • Theory Of A Deadman – Theory Of A Deadman
  • Various Artists – Millennium Hip-Hop Party
  • Weird Al Yankovic – Poodle Hat
  • Weird Al Yankovic – Running With Scissors

Albums that will always remind me of high school:

  • Aqualung – Strange & Beautiful
  • Beat Strings – Love, Lust, and Wonder
  • Coldplay – X & Y
  • Creed – Weathered
  • Ella Rouge – Ella Rouge
  • The Faint – Wet From Birth
  • Fire When Ready – As The Sky Stared Down With Angry Clouds
  • Five For Fighting – The Battle For Everything
feb 27 2010 ∞
feb 27 2010 +
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  • Smashmouth
  • Ceili Rain
  • Mormon Tabernacle Choir
  • Socialburn
  • Wicked Wisdom
  • Nonpoint
  • Sevendust
  • Leo Kottke
  • Anorexic Beauty Queen
  • Win The Fight
  • Fire When Ready
  • Sadness Falls Tonight
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Safie
  • Infandous
  • The Golden Autumn Day Strangler
  • The Turd Burglars
  • The Western Front
  • The Teddy Boys (x2)
  • The Beat Strings (x4)
  • Marcato
feb 27 2010 ∞
may 24 2011 +
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  • Contact High - Architecture in Helsinki
  • Need You Now - Cut Copy
  • I Can Change - LCD Soundsystem
  • In For the Kill - La Roux
  • Such Great Heights - The Postal Service
  • Afraid of Everyone - The National
  • Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes
  • Just Like Honey - Jesus and Mary Chain
  • The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power) - The Flaming Lips
  • Young Blood - The Naked and Famous
  • Daylight - Matt & Kim
  • 5 Years Time - Noah and the Whale
  • The Afterlife - YACHT
  • This is Why We Fight - The Decemberists
  • Dominoes - The Big Pink
  • Map of Tasmania - Amanda Palmer (feat. The Young Punx)
  • Bizness - tUnE-yArDs
may 18 2011 ∞
may 28 2011 +
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  • I often wish I was a more accomplished artist.
  • I am a romantic at heart. I even tear up while watching certain movies/shows. Who needs that macho bullshit?
  • I still have to ask my dad for money sometimes.
  • I eat unhealthy food way more often than I should. Is it bad that dinner can consist solely of gas station food?
  • When I was younger, I refused to use toothpaste while brushing my teeth.
  • I'm very self-conscience about the way I look.
  • Despite my formerly negative views on pretty much all pop music, I do enjoy my fair share of it. Say what you will, but I don't think I should feel guilty about listening to some Katy Perry.
feb 2 2011 ∞
may 15 2011 +
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Songs that I hope to one day sing on karaoke night:

  • American Boy - Estelle feat. Kanye West (Duet)
  • Black - Pearl Jam
  • Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
  • The Freshman - The Verve Pipe
  • Hallelujah - Rufus Wainwright [Leonard Cohen cover]
  • Hey Jealousy - Gin Blossoms
  • Hook - Blues Traveler
  • Inside Out - Eve 6
  • Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
  • It Takes Two - Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
  • It's Still Rock and Roll to Me - Billy Joel
  • Jackson - Johnny & June Carter Cash (Duet)
  • Just a Friend - Biz Markie
  • The Longest Time - Billy Joel
  • No Matter What - Badfinger
  • Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang - Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg
  • Runaround Sue - Dion
may 20 2010 ∞
sep 20 2010 +
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in bold = places I've lived

  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
    • Estes Park
  • Delaware
  • Idaho
    • Coeur D'Alene
  • Illinois
    • Chicago
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
    • Cedar Falls
    • Cedar Rapids
    • Des Moines
    • Dubuque
    • Monticello
    • Iowa City
jun 19 2010 ∞
jul 10 2010 +
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These are just some of the websites I frequent whenever I'm looking for a distraction from what it is that I really need to be doing:

  • Awkward Family Photos
    • A wonderful collection of hilariously awkward pictures. Makes me laugh every time.
  • Axe Cop
    • An amazing web comic that is drawn by 29-year-old artist Ethan Nicolle, and- most importantly- is written by his 5-year-old brother. A winning combination of a professional comic look and a ludicrous storyline.
  • Confused Matthew
    • Not your average movie and TV reviews. Just watch how Matthew rips apart the Star Wars prequels.
  • Craftster
apr 25 2010 ∞
apr 25 2010 +
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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
  • Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson
  • Calvin and Hobbes books - Bill Watterson
  • Blankets - Craig Thompson
  • The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events books - Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler)
mar 24 2010 ∞
mar 24 2010 +
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  • Animal Collective
  • Aqualung
  • Arcade Fire
  • Beastie Boys
  • Ben Kweller
  • Billy Joel
  • Bon Iver
  • Bright Eyes
  • Coldplay
  • Conner Oberst
  • Crystal Castles
  • The Cure
  • Cut Copy
  • David Bowie
  • The Decemberists
  • Dresden Dolls
  • The Eagles
  • Elton John
  • Eurythmics
  • The Faint
  • The Flaming Lips
mar 12 2010 ∞
may 19 2011 +
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  • 30 Rock
    • Season 1
  • Are You Being Served?
    • Volume 1
    • Volume 2
    • Volume 3
  • Flight of the Conchords
    • Season 1
    • Season 2
  • MONK
    • Season 1
    • Season 2
    • Season 3
  • Weeds
    • Season 1
    • Season 2
mar 2 2010 ∞
may 20 2010 +
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  • fabric softener
  • freshly mowed lawn
  • buttercream vanilla scent (from Pier 1)
  • newly washed hair
  • thrift stores
  • old books
  • new books
  • my grandma's house
  • meat cooking
  • freshly baked bread
  • coffee brewing
  • cookies/brownies baking
  • black and milds
  • chocolate
feb 27 2010 ∞
may 20 2010 +
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March 31st. Things that have happened...

  • Famous births
    • César Chávez (1927)
    • Liz Claibourne (1929)
    • Shirley Jones (1934)
    • Herb Alpert (1935)
    • Christopher Walken (1943)
    • Al Gore (1948)
    • Rhea Perlman (1948)
    • Angus Young (1955)
    • Ewan McGregor (1971)
  • Famous deaths
    • Sir Isaac Newton (1727)
    • Anne Frank (1945)
    • Selena (1995)
    • Terri Schiavo (2005)
  • World events
    • The Eiffel Tower is inaugurated (1889)
feb 27 2010 ∞
feb 27 2010 +