• god is not great by christopher hitchens
  • a briefer history of time by stephen hawking
  • carried away by alice munro
  • the thing about life is that one day you'll be dead by david shields
  • eeee eee eeee by tao lin
  • recollected essays 1965-1980 by wendell berry
  • american wife by curtis sittenfeld
  • the wordy shipmates by sarah vowell
  • the world is flat by thomas friedman
jan 4 2009 ∞
jan 4 2009 +
  • books people gave me as gifts
  • books i've had for a long time (e.g. my high school french dictionary)
  • all the little monkey toys and stuff people have given me
  • gifts from ex-boyfriends that are really nice
  • my old panasonic walkman that records (dad gave me in middle school)
  • oak bookshelf my dad spent a lot of money for and gave me as a birthday present
  • anything anyone has given me as a gift, really
  • christmas cards, birth announcements, wedding invitations, etc.
  • all my old audio tapes (keeping mix tapes, though)
  • stuff i just bought, goddammit!!
  • kenwood stereo components i bought in college that still work great
jan 27 2007 ∞
jan 27 2007 +
  • purchase renters insurance and earthquake insurance (premiums lowered! see http://www.earthquakeauthority.com/)
  • make mom's christmas song mix cd (use itunes gift certificate won from blingo)
  • complete organization/filing in office/guest room (use all those nice new boxes from the container store)
  • go to h&r block to switch over stocks/whatever into both matt's and my names, and switch to some better stocks/funds
  • mp3-ize vinyl with new usb turntable
  • get a frame for big map poster in bedroom
  • sort/purge yarn, and maybe start making something again (or finish half-done projects)
  • mom's 60th birthday present
  • switch name on worldperks frequent flier mile account
  • figure out cingular cell phone bills
  • return coat to h&m
oct 25 2006 ∞
nov 19 2006 +
  • (the secret history) "what a debut! a beautifully written story, well-told, funny, sad, scary, impossible to leave alone until finished. not since the prince of tides have i enjoyed a book as much as this." --john grisham
may 30 2006 ∞
may 30 2006 +
  • LOST (omg)
  • survivor
  • arrested development (on dvd)
  • scrubs (on dvd)
  • big love (when i can get tivo copies)
  • the dog whisperer (when my boss gives me tapes)
  • knowing me knowing you
  • extras (when i can get tivo copies)
may 19 2006 ∞
may 19 2006 +
  • cook more. try new recipes. don't eat cereal for dinner.
  • buy better food. local and sustainable when possible. farmer's market. and don't waste it.
  • exercise. more than walking up and down all the hills to work.
  • write letters to my friends. don't take forever to reply to emails. send postcards, too.
  • floss. also use rubber tip thing and prevident. don't let teeth rot away. especially brush after eating candy and sweet stuff.
may 12 2006 ∞
may 12 2006 +
  • the godfather
  • goodfellas
  • braveheart
  • scarface
apr 14 2006 ∞
apr 14 2006 +
  • here
  • book of lists (jill bliss journal i carry around)
  • moleskine datebook
  • oracle calendar
  • scraps of paper in my carry-around bag
  • refrigerator door
apr 11 2006 ∞
apr 11 2006 +
  • bob marley legend - hostel in jerusalem where it was on heavy rotation for two weeks in early 2000
  • the cure kiss me kiss me kiss me - dimensions summer arts program after 7th or 8th grade
  • jane's addiction nothing's shocking - listened to this tape every night while falling asleep when it came out
  • jane's addiction - first cd i bought. for some reason i bought it in the strip mall next to target in okemos
  • beastie boys - concert at MSU where i met that guy from "wonders"
  • aretha i never loved a man the way i love you - this LP was on heavy rotation at 1023 church street in ann arbor. lisa always got out her guns dance for this
jun 3 2009 ∞
jun 3 2009 +
  • the golden compass by philip pullman
  • a dangerous place: california's unsettling fate by marc reisner
  • the world without us by alan weisman
  • after dark by haruki murakami
  • drown by junot diaz
  • the! greatest! of! marlys! by linda barry
  • black swan green by david mitchell
  • self-made man: one woman's journey into manhood and back again by norah vincent
  • a year without made in china: one family's true life adventure in the global economy by sara bongiorni
  • deeper by jeff long
  • a cook's tour by anthony bourdain
  • it's all too much: an easy plan for living a richer life with less stuff by peter walsh
  • the planets by dava sobel
  • goodbye, chunky rice by craig thompson
jan 3 2007 ∞
jan 2 2008 +
  • defensiveness
  • stonewalling
  • criticism
  • contempt

from blink by malcolm gladwell

jan 3 2007 ∞
jan 3 2007 +
  • veronica mars
  • the sopranos
  • alias
  • dead like me
jun 27 2006 ∞
jun 27 2006 +
  • babysitting, of course. i babysat a lot. and the rate, back then, was $1 an hour. i just read ann landers and some girl was complaining that she was getting paid less than minimum wage. what.
  • michigan state university virology lab. one of those high school summer things. i witnessed for the first time that college students (even grad students) were not much like "adults" at all, they were whiny, pimply, annoying larger teenagers. a big part of my job was making DEF (duck embryo fibroblasts) by pulling live duck embryos out of their eggs and putting them in a blender.
  • state of michigan virology lab. another summer thing. don't remember much except that i had to do a lot of centrifuging and autoclaving. and i decided i didn't want to go into science.
  • university of michigan government documen...
may 30 2006 ∞
may 30 2006 +
  • get/renew passports
  • get renter's insurance
  • figure out what to put IRAs in and increase contributions
  • go to h&r block and figure shit out
  • call ING with matt to switch password
  • make christmas song cd for mom
  • go shopping at H&M
  • get frames for stuff and put them on the walls
  • put together emergency kit
  • sell clothes or take to salvation army
  • get wedding tattoos
  • get record player console fixed
  • clean up guest room for timmy
may 19 2006 ∞
may 19 2006 +
  • hat for mom
  • mp3 player cozy
  • baby stuff for new babies coming this year
  • afghan out of scrap yarn
  • hat for matt k
  • hat for daina
may 19 2006 ∞
may 19 2006 +
  • u.s.
  • canada
  • egypt
  • morocco
  • austria
  • belgium
  • czech republic
  • france
  • germany
  • gibraltar
  • greece
  • italy
  • malta
  • netherlands
  • poland
  • spain
  • switzerland
  • u.k. (england, scotland, wales)
  • vatican
  • cyprus
  • israel
apr 20 2006 ∞
apr 20 2006 +
  • a good donut place
  • somewhere i can get a juicy portobello mushroom sandwich
  • somewhere i can get mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese for lunch
  • pinball
apr 14 2006 ∞
apr 14 2006 +
  • euchre
  • settlers of catan/seafarers of catan
  • scrabble
  • ticket to ride
  • taboo
  • apples to apples
apr 11 2006 ∞
apr 11 2006 +
  • elephant man. #1 of all time. gave me nightmares for two years straight.
  • paperhouse. i want to see this again but it's not on video in the u.s. i actually had dreams i was in the movie, over and over.
  • willy wonka and the chocolate factory. gene wilder has always creeped me out.
  • the exorcist. probably shouldn't have watched this as a young child.
  • rosemary's baby. scary baby.
  • dead alive. okay i saw this in college.
apr 11 2006 ∞
apr 11 2006 +
  • no one belongs here more than you by miranda july
  • the brief wondrous life of oscar wao by junot diaz
  • animal, vegetable, miracle by barbara kingsolver
  • the headmaster ritual by taylor antrim
  • my life in france by julia child
  • then we came to the end by joshua ferris
  • staring at the sun: overcoming the terror of death by irving yalom
  • the absolutely true diary of a part-time indian by sherman alexie
  • twilight by stephenie meyer
  • ender's game by orson scott card
  • new moon by stephenie meyer
  • unaccustomed earth by jhumpa lahiri
  • eclipse by stephenie meyer
  • blue pills: a positive love story by frederik peeters
  • foreskin's lament: a memoir by shalom aus...
jan 2 2008 ∞
jan 4 2009 +
  • hello kitty polaroid izone camera
  • queen bee bag with broken strap
  • motorola cell phone
  • toys/figurines
  • records
  • clothes?
jan 27 2007 ∞
jan 27 2007 +
  • see monkeys X
  • see other animals like tapirs, jaguars, and toucans X (1 of 3--toucans)
  • beaches X
  • erupting volcano X
  • cloud forest X
  • hammock X
  • see leatherback turtles (maybe)
  • swimming in the warm ocean X
  • walking in the warm rain X
  • swim-up bar X (sortof)
jun 27 2006 ∞
aug 18 2006 +
  • redwood trees
  • strawberry creek
  • squirrels
  • picnic table
  • hummingbirds

(it's quite nice really)

may 30 2006 ∞
may 30 2006 +
  • like 7 carrots
  • bag of salad mix
  • quart of strawberries
  • like 7 white potatoes
  • big bag of snap peas
  • maybe a quart of walnuts
  • 3 red onions
  • big bag of English peas
  • 3 grapefruits
  • tons of fava beans
  • two things of green garlic
  • 5 Valencia oranges
may 25 2006 ∞
may 25 2006 +
  • national geographic
  • bust
  • real simple
  • vice
may 19 2006 ∞
may 19 2006 +
  • pennsylvania used to be west new jersey
  • the western end of the transcontinental railroad was oakland
  • there's pretty much three golfers: arnold palmer, jack nicklaus, and sometimes chy chy rodrigeuz
may 5 2006 ∞
feb 22 2008 +
  • wedding drink (chambord, raspberri absolut, triple sec, and sprite)
  • midori sour
  • gin & tonic (sometimes)
  • wyder's cider (especially raspberry) (not hornby's)
  • mike's hard lemonade or the lime one
  • mandarin malt liquor drink from grocery outlet
  • corona (when there's only beer)
apr 14 2006 ∞
apr 14 2006 +
  • super puzzle fighter
  • katamari damacy/we love katamari
  • dance dance revolution
  • tetris
apr 11 2006 ∞
apr 11 2006 +
  • tomatoes. lots, from the farmer's market.
  • green beans. on tall poles.
  • basil. indoors and out.
  • hot peppers. for friends, not me.
apr 11 2006 ∞
apr 11 2006 +