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i am russian. i can be very assertive at times and a doormat at others. sometimes i use '&' because it looks cooler than 'and'.

Son'ka follows:
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i remember making a list of these in september, so here it is.

  • surprise surprise - postcards from italy, beirut
  • a song to pass the time, bright eyes
  • through the roof n' underground, gogol bordello
  • catastrophe and the cure, explosions in the sky
  • death or glory, the clash (very hard pick)
  • the wolves (act I and II), bon iver
  • a day in the life, the beatles
  • stand by me, ben e. king
  • it's worse when you're young, neva dinova
  • baby baby, the vibrators
  • a certain romance, arctic monkeys
  • close your eyes - we are blind, alaska in winter
  • sovay, andrew bird
nov 21 2009 ∞
nov 21 2009 +
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my accident-proneness was at its strongest when i was little, but that doesn't mean it's gone forever :0. I WANT SOME PITY!!!

  • falling off a seesaw, moscow
  • falling off a swing my grandpa installed in our apartment
  • running and cutting my knee open on a metal thing, in a dacha
  • blowing my nose too hard and getting a great nosebleed, haha
  • falling off a scooter and hurting my whole leg, chicago
  • randomly tripping and falling, almost on top of someone in 8th grade even
  • falling very gracefully down some stairs as a junior
  • missing steps, also 11th grade
  • walking into the wall and spraining an ankle, while sleepwalking
  • repeatedly falling on my ass while trying...
aug 15 2009 ∞
aug 15 2009 +
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  • staying up past 2 am
    • watching mindless tv
    • playing mindless mahjongg
    • thinking too much ;)
  • dumping everything on my table/floor
  • eating in my room
  • rubbing my eyes
  • smoking (recently picked up)
  • 'gilmore girls' and 'the nanny' mania, XD
  • oh, and malcolm in the middle
  • procrastination
  • forgetting my phone (also recent)
aug 4 2009 ∞
aug 4 2009 +
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  • get drunk
  • get so drunk i black out
  • find a job
  • graduate from college
  • move back to chicago
  • get a tattoo
  • have a good love life
  • remain good friends with linda, paul, molly, etc.
  • make friends in school, despite my 'commutership'
  • get weed, XD
  • have a gallery showing/sell some art?
  • read a lot more
  • watch 'eraserhead'
  • be more fashionable
  • somehow avoid taking a blood test ;)
jun 28 2009 ∞
nov 21 2009 +
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watch how obnoxious this gets.

  • barbecues, esp. in indian boundary park
  • going for late walks
  • lying awake all night
  • raining while it's sunny out
  • postcards from italy, beirut (even if it was a single)
  • saturdays=youth, m83 (even if that album sucked)
  • 9 pm, when the grass turns this great shade of green
  • lawnmowers at 7 am on tuesdays
  • laying around, doing completely nothing
  • the libertines
  • making collages from vogue
  • going to sleep past 2 am
  • walking for hours in the sweltering heat
  • wheeling's fireworks
  • making and breaking plans, then making new plans ;)
jun 27 2009 ∞
jul 18 2009 +
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  • what it's like to be an ant, tiny bug, etc.
  • how much care anna wintour places on each issue of vogue.
  • if i'm the only one actually this nostalgic about the dumbest things.
  • if more heroin = better art.
  • what was really up with j.d. salinger.
  • how successful a documentary about me and my friends would be.
  • why my school had a lockdown when the bomb was supposed to be inside.
  • how people figure out mortgages.
  • if psychologically abused kids get better grades.
  • if mankind is innately good or evil.
  • what is also up with easter island.
  • how equilibrium eventually catches up with everyone.
  • why you always land on the airplane part of 'the wedding singer'.
jun 25 2009 ∞
jun 27 2009 +
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i'm not a person who says they don't hate anyone. here are some celebrities on my hit list ;).

  • chad kroeger - a travesty to music
  • miley cyrus - cunt, also travesty to music
  • ann coulter - close-minded media whore
  • sarah silverman - believes she is funny when many know otherwise
  • animal collective - create trashy noise praised by thousands of hipsters and yuppies
  • todd stroger - continues to raise prices and taxes in cook county
  • john travolta - atrocious actor
  • david hasselhoff's daughter - confused privacy with leaking dave's drunk video to the public
  • pink - self-proclaimed badass
  • sufjan stevens - again, highly generic musician praised far too often
jun 24 2009 ∞
jul 18 2009 +
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  • henri toulouse-lautrec
  • vincent van gogh
  • edgar degas
  • pierre-auguste renoir
  • edward gorey
  • pieter bruegel the elder
  • honore daumier
  • leonardo da vinci
  • otto dix
  • cy twombly?
  • claude monet
  • el greco
  • bill watterson
  • jay ryan
jun 24 2009 ∞
jun 25 2009 +
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  • beirut
  • bright eyes
  • gogol bordello
  • the clash
  • cold war kids
  • arctic monkeys
  • the libertines
  • the beatles
  • the shins
  • the strokes
  • frank sinatra
  • the vibrators
  • explosions in the sky
  • bon iver
  • neva dinova
  • miles davis
  • richard hell and the voidoids
jun 24 2009 ∞
nov 21 2009 +
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i've procrastinated. i haven't been to that many concerts (expensive), but here's a list nonetheless.

  • kaiser chiefs
  • dan deacon +
  • the raveonettes
  • my chemical romance +
  • mindless self indulgence
  • vampire weekend +
  • taking back sunday (SUCK)
  • passion pit (SUCK)
  • cold war kids +
  • lou reed
  • street dogs
  • the killers +
  • random high school bands (most sucked)
  • youth brigade +
  • 88 fingers louie (SUCK)
  • cock sparrer +
  • nofx
  • off with their heads
oct 13 2009 ∞
nov 21 2009 +
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this should be healthy ;).

  • postcards from italy, beirut
  • sea of love, phil phillips
  • the difference in the shades, bright eyes
  • an attempt to tip the scales, bright eyes
  • stand by me, ben e. king
  • the penalty, beirut
  • baby baby, the vibrators
  • brennan's theme, mushman
  • only ones who know, arctic monkeys
  • did you dissapoint your god?, neva dinova
  • the wolves (acts i & ii), bon iver

there's more but i don't want to make this too long/depressing.

aug 6 2009 ∞
aug 7 2009 +
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i am a big, big, big fan of huge purses. however, they can't be too huge that i'm incapable of moving my arm. here's a list of things i keep in there.

  • wallet
  • keys
  • cigarettes
  • sunglasses
  • zune
  • old papers, receipts, etc.
  • tide-to-go!
  • make-up
  • lotion
  • broken hairbrush
  • compacts
  • gum
  • pens or pencils
  • camera
  • newspaper/magazine
  • the trial, kafka
  • lighter
jul 12 2009 ∞
jul 12 2009 +
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this is a list of things a lot of nu-hippies put on their sites to seem knowledgeable, and therefore, highly pretentious. i am saddened that some of these things coincide with my site, but that's life.

  • writing in french
  • wanting a british accent
  • favorite stores consisting of urban outfitters and godforsaken thrift stores
  • thousands of lomography photos
  • only listing indie movies as favorites
  • placing kafka or dickens or balzac in between fucking twilight in the 'favorite books' section
  • putting. periods. after. everything.
  • listing various cities in france and austria one wants to visit
  • writing out the full name of lipstick, nail polish, et al.
  • peace, hippies, and free sex
  • self-abasement and insisting one is very ...
jun 27 2009 ∞
oct 7 2009 +
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i'll try to update this a lot more.

  • someone still loves you, boris yeltsin
  • vetiver
  • the jam
  • the kinks
  • rocco deluca & the burden
  • the buzzcocks
  • the adverts
  • noah and the whale
  • yeasayer
  • francois virot
  • the magnetic fields
  • kocani orkestar
  • esthetic education
  • the specials
  • grizzly bear
  • joy division
  • louis armstrong
  • os mutantes
  • psapp
  • the pixies
jun 25 2009 ∞
oct 7 2009 +
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this is since june of 2008, if you don't know... best

  • london calling, the clash
  • gypsy punks: underdog world strike, gogol bordello
  • the flying club cup, beirut
  • for emma, forever ago, bon iver
  • s/t, neva dinova
  • andrew bird and the mysterious production of eggs
  • pure mania, the vibrators

worst

  • chutes too narrow, the shins
  • come on, feel the illinoise, sufjan stevens
  • speak for yourself, imogen heap
  • talkie walkie, air
  • lack of communication, the von bondies
jun 24 2009 ∞
jun 24 2009 +
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screw the '10 favorite...'. i lived in chicago for a little over 4 years before i started middle school. now i'm going back there and starting columbia in the fall :).

  • indian boundary park
  • devon ave.
  • the art institute
  • west rogers park, in general
  • ragstock (on belmont & clark)
  • reckless records
  • chinatown
  • shedd aquarium
  • touhy ave.
  • north park beach
  • lawrence & broadway
  • john hancock building
  • michigan ave.
  • the red line
  • north ave. beach
  • the daley center during the holidays
jun 24 2009 ∞
jul 18 2009 +
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  • a clockwork orange
  • a series of unfortunate events
  • catcher in the rye
  • harry potter series
  • the perks of being a wallflower
  • the metamorphosis & more kafka
  • brave new world
  • the da vinci code
  • fahrenheit 451
  • slaughterhouse-five
  • everything is illuminated
  • bloomability
  • freakonomics
  • breakfast of champions
  • frisco pigeon mambo
  • amphigorey 1, 2, & 3
  • please kill me: an uncensored oral history of punk
  • candide
jun 24 2009 ∞
nov 21 2009 +
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i've backed these assholes through most of their antics, and damn it, they're awesome. and highly entertaining. and i'll put what they're accused of.

  • kanye west - trashing a singer (?)
  • lady gaga - being a slut, unoriginality
  • heidi and spencer pratt - attention whores
  • jennifer lopez - being a diva
  • conor oberst - egotistical freak
  • tyra banks - like conor
  • iggy pop - overdosed asshole
  • chris brown (though his music sucks) - punching rihanna
  • hugh grant - cheating on his wife
  • kate moss - skinny, cokewhore
  • pete doherty - slightly less skinny, cokewhore
  • shia labeouf - condescending snob
  • eddie murphy - cheating on someone???
  • paris hilton - being a dumb cunt
oct 14 2009 ∞
oct 14 2009 +
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i become more aware of tv during the summer (XD). so i've decided to compile a list of my favorite commercials over the past few years, or at least the ones that stick out most in my mind.

  • absolut pillow fight
  • dell, with the laptops matching the surroundings
  • bacardi, with matt & kim's 'daylight'
  • apple, with feist's '1234'
  • mcdonald's, with the kids losing a soccer game
  • coca cola commercials in general
  • u.s. cellular, who is she?
  • the old empire carpet ones
  • lays, with the chips fireworks
  • miss cherie dior, by sofia coppola
  • freecreditreport.com, haha
aug 7 2009 ∞
aug 10 2009 +
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according to my parents, i used to be an avid reader when i was 5 or 6. needless to say, i'm not so much anymore (fucking lazy). so here are books i am reading, or should finish.

  • trainspotting - 2/3 done, i still don't know why i haven't finished it
  • the count of monte cristo - 1/2 done. attempted countless times, i hate this book
  • notes from underground
  • woody guthrie's artworks
  • 1984 - overrated
  • les fleurs du mal, baudelaire
  • the stranger, camus
  • the trial, kafka - awesome book!
  • wish you were here, leslie simon
  • one flew over the cuckoo's nest - 2/3 done, i want to buy this
jul 12 2009 ∞
jul 12 2009 +
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  • emile hirsch
  • rupert grint
  • milo ventimiglia (in the jess days)
  • james mcavoy
  • leonardo dicaprio
  • eminem
  • zach condon
  • alex turner
  • sid vicious
  • danny and chris masterson
  • adrian grenier
  • paul dano
  • jude law
  • gerard way
  • zach braff
  • patrick fugit
  • joaquin phoenix
  • nick zinner
  • robert patterson :O
jun 27 2009 ∞
nov 21 2009 +
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  • gilmore girls
  • the fresh prince of bel-air
  • scrubs
  • the daily show
  • the colbert report
  • the simpsons
  • south park
  • the cosby show
  • divine design
  • real estate intervention ;)
  • america's next top model
  • vh1's 'i love the...'
  • the soup
  • chelsea lately (believe it or not)
  • the nanny
  • malcolm in the middle
  • magic bullet infomercial
jun 25 2009 ∞
jul 12 2009 +
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i put 'russian' because i've found that many people i know have no idea why i do some of the things i do.

  • a man has to take his hat off indoors.
  • if the aforementioned hat is placed on a table, the homeowners will lose money.
  • it's bad luck to whistle indoors, or else you'll lose money.
  • in the case that someone drops silverware...
    • a fork means a woman will be the next guest.
    • a knife means a man will be the next guest.
    • a spoon means a bear will eat your child (ok, this is total bullshit).
  • an empty bottle should be placed on the floor.
  • our version of knocking on wood - spitting thrice over the left shoulder.
jun 24 2009 ∞
jul 21 2009 +
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and i usually hate discussing school, haha. some are related to my major (fine arts), some are just a waste of money.

  • anatomical modeling
  • history of 20th century art
  • dada, surrealism, and futurism
  • figure modeling and scultping studio
  • cartooning
  • german culture in the weimar republic
  • taste, class, and gender in modern france
  • comparative religions
  • philosophy 1
  • literature on film
  • doing time in america
  • writing argumentative essays
  • natural disasters?
jun 24 2009 ∞
jun 24 2009 +
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  • a clockwork orange
  • little miss sunshine
  • wristcutters: a love story
  • hotel rwanda
  • the virgin suicides
  • elephant
  • sid and nancy
  • mean girls
  • garden state
  • coming to america
  • love actually
  • my big fat greek wedding
  • marie antoinette
  • ferris bueller's day off
  • the panic in needle park
  • shaun of the dead
  • the shining
  • romeo + juliet
  • the pink panther series
  • pieces of april
  • trading places
jun 24 2009 ∞
aug 7 2009 +