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The mind can take a moment and recreate it for you if you practice. In this way, nothing ever ends, no one ever dies, and everything is right there in you --and all these snapshots become a scrapbook of your mysterious existence.

"There are no new waves. There is only the ocean."

lisa follows:
adam cheats (emacs)
heartrl books (Reading/Read 2014)
Marrie books (last 10 books i've read)
James films (Seen 2014)
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  • with Andrea driving home from LA, lost in south central with no maps or cellphones back then
  • in yelapa mexico, heading back from a waterfall hike and forgetting the trail
  • in big bear, heading back from a hike and forgetting the trail
  • in varanasi india, the winding streets by myself
  • in costa rica, trying to get to Arenal volcano
mar 19 2014 ∞
mar 19 2014 +
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2014 FILMS & DOCS:

  • Only Lovers Left Alive ~
  • The Punk Singer ~ ★★★★☆ (doc)
  • Under The Skin ~ ★★★☆☆
  • Noah ~ ★★★★☆
  • Mistaken for Strangers ~ ★★★★☆ (doc)
  • Particle Fever ~ ★★★★★
  • Nymphomaniac (|) ~ ★★☆☆☆
  • Time of Death ~ ★★★★☆ (doc series)
  • The Other Shore ~ ★★★★☆ (doc)
  • Grand Budapest Hotel ~ ★★★☆☆
  • Bones Brigade ~ ★★★★★ (doc)
  • Lego Movie ~ ★★★☆☆
  • Jubilee ~ ★★☆☆☆
  • The Tuskegee Airmen ~ ★★★★☆ (doc)
  • Tim's Vermeer ~ ★★★★☆ (doc) --screening with Penn, Teller, and Tim
  • The Square ~ ★★★★☆ (doc)
jan 2 2012 ∞
apr 13 2014 +
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  • The Forgotten Soldier
  • We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance
  • If You Survive: From Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge to the End of World War II, One American Officer's Riveting True Story
  • The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II
  • The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II
  • Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
  • With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa - E. B. Sledge
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption - Laura Hillenbrand
jul 10 2013 ∞
mar 1 2014 +
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See: MI: Ritesh NY: Paula, Joe/Gary/Jessica, Liane, Cynthia, Matt, Salma, James, Jason, Josh/Max, Urban Assembly, Laura/Mark, Arianna, Lizzi, Jim


  • South Side (neighborhood - eat here)
  • Squirrel Hill
  • Shady Side
  • Cultural District
  • Market Square
  • Strip District (neighborhood - warehouse area - food markets) [Pittsburgh's downtown triangle, runs between 11th and 33rd streets along the southern shore of the Allegheny River. The historic market district runs from 16th to 22nd streets.]
  • North Shore
  • Station Square (mall - touristy)
  • Andy Warhol Museum (10-5pm)
  • Phipps Conservatory Gardens
  • Carnegie Science Center
mar 31 2014 ∞
apr 11 2014 +
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  • when a piece of fruit is at its most perfect ripeness (like you're eating it in its most beautiful prime)
  • birds singing when I wake in the morning
  • streets just after a soft rain
  • when girls who have "values" names like faith, hope, charity, patience, etc get into fights
  • when mechanical mannequins hold advertising signs on the street and they look like they hate their job
  • when all the jasmine blooms in the neighborhood
  • the sound of a hard rain
  • when I say my prayer at night without falling asleep
  • hanging just the right thing on my wall
  • how my body feels after a hot bath
  • the first bite of dessert brought to a table
  • snow under a street light
nov 18 2009 ∞
mar 29 2014 +
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  • Agra, India: I woke up in a pile of dead mosquitoes that traveled through the swamp cooler.
  • New Orleans: when I came flying out of the bathroom at the swamp tour because a huge flying insect was in there with me. I came out to a laughing audience.
  • Costa Rica: the spider in the toilet paper holder at the research station and the giant one that almost landed on Adam's head.
  • Yelapa, Mexico: the giant insect we found on my towel.
  • When I dove into a pool with my clothes on from a flying bee in high school.
  • When we found a crazy looking prehistoric insect at our house at 65th street.
  • When I was stung by a bee in the library when I was a substitute teacher.
  • The ant infestation at our house on 65th street.
feb 11 2009 ∞
mar 3 2014 +
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  • Venus In Furs, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
  • We Are Completely Beside Ourselves
  • Slouching Toward Bethlehem, Joan Didion
  • Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe
  • Are you my Mother, Alison Bechdel
  • Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
  • Religion for Atheists, Alan De Botton
  • Wild, Cheryl Strayed
  • Daytripper, Gabriel Ba
  • Nausea, Sartre
  • CivilWarLand in Bad Decline
  • Tenth of December Stories, Saunders
  • LogicComix - The Life of Bertrand Russell
  • Life of Pi
  • Sarah Silverman: The Bedwetter and Other Stories
  • Keith Richards, Life
  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends, Rob Lowe
  • BossyPants, Tina Fey
dec 25 2006 ∞
jan 20 2014 +
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  • fleetwood mac --nov 14
  • billy joel --la may 14
  • lovemakers reunion 2.14.14
  • m.i.a. --la 13
  • tame imapala --la 13
  • lionel richie --la 13
  • pink --la 13 front row w/ruth, amelia
  • depeche mode front row w. crystal castles --phoenix 13 w/richard
  • depeche mode w. crystal castles --la 13
  • M83 + phantogram @ hollywood bowl (anniversary) --la 13
  • chicago --la 13
  • fleetwood mac --la 13 w/samer, brad, john
  • madonna x2 front row --miami 12 w/john, howard
  • go go's, psychedelic furs, motels, bow wow wow --la 12
  • roger waters: the wall --la 12
  • clinton foundation showcase: stevie wonde...
nov 4 2007 ∞
apr 7 2014 +