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She haunts the roads, she waits for a new face.
The arms red and injured, she wants to rise, she cant until we have faced;
I'll cut your armies down, and turn your heart.

You wait, I'll wait.
I'll lie awake for you.

I'll cut your armies down, and turn your heart.

You wait, I'll wait.
I'll fly away,
I'll break down.

backbones follows:
  • new 5-subject notebooks with pocketed dividers
  • reassuring text messages
  • feeling comfortable enough to call him "baby" and tell him what really lies beneath my composure
  • strengthening my adherence to gut instincts
  • living alone - it couldn't be better
  • pilates and the platform of motivation it serves
  • having a legitimate excuse to wear all black
  • having the rekindled love to take pictures of myself
  • unexpected instances that supply certainty
  • filling up my filofax with stickies, notes, and to-do lists; oh, how i've missed thee!
  • thinly sliced red onions with garlicky sh...
aug 31 2008 ∞
aug 31 2008 +
  • mindset, mindset, mindset emphasizing long-term goals and the future
  • the devout passion to teach and heal
  • some blind arrogance/ambition
  • the ability to easily shift into your element
apr 30 2008 ∞
jul 1 2008 +
  • "the nasty bits" - anthony bourdain
  • "a cook's tour" - anthony bourdain
  • "the omnivore's dilemma" - michael pollen
  • "tasting the sky" - ibtisam barakat
jan 2 2008 ∞
feb 13 2008 +

100 things that could make me fall in love:

  • have a love for words and worlds
  • wear glasses, if not regularly, often
  • have a some scruff, maybe a goatee
  • hold my hand or put your arm around my waist even though i say i don't like it
  • listen to classical music and hip hop
  • if you listen to the deftones, i may weep with excitement
  • having a sincere appreciation for different foods and cultures
  • it'd melt my heart if you knew how to cook or worse: if you don't know how to cook, but still try
  • never forgetting please's and thank you's
  • well-defined wrist bones
  • a little bit of excessive confidence/ambition
  • that when you hug me, i am surrounded by ...
dec 9 2007 ∞
mar 5 2008 +
  • A quarter sleeve featuring a stylized lion with wings, as depicted by ancient Persian mythology, with roses. A few flowers and petals extend and wrap from the shoulder toward the nape.
  • A second quarter sleeve featuring the Virgin Mary and peacock feathers, with some feathers also extending toward the nape.
  • "Resilience" written on the back of my arm, between the elbow and hand, and "Vehemence" written on the other.
  • A back piece featuring the tree drawing I've been steadily working on.
  • A small word written in calligraphic Farsi (I have yet to narrow them) on the side of my ribs.
dec 2 2007 ∞
dec 9 2007 +

i...

  • listen to music in such a way that it surrounds and resonates in and around me, loud.
  • respect anyone who genuinely appreciates food.
  • would choose to be an art director and food critic in an ideal world.
  • can't stand mango-flavored anything.
  • like the unapproachable.
  • am getting better at procrastinating less.
  • will move to san francisco, california.
  • want to photograph my entire life and leave hundreds of photo albums behind me.
  • can't stand going to sleep in an unmade bed.
  • (happily) draw pictures for anyone and everyone, as part of a gift.
  • go weak in the knees for professors.
  • appreciate thoughtfulness of small, minut...
nov 22 2007 ∞
mar 5 2008 +
  • find a cure or highly effective treatment for whatever medical or research field i enter
  • buy a house in iran
  • regularly publish a news article
  • open a clinic in iran
  • host lectures at various american and iranian universities
  • fall in love and get married
  • always have a kitty. always, always, always.
  • start an advisement and/or scholarship fund for students
  • leave hundreds of photographs of my life behind
  • move to orinda, california
  • be absolutely content with who i am and have become
may 3 2008 ∞
may 3 2008 +
  • dragging teeth along eating utensils
  • smacking and slurping
  • deliberately public burps
  • using the expression, "Oh, I know how you feel," when the person really has no fucking idea
  • actually using "emo" in any sentence, thought, phrase, or anything else that involves the word being verbally said
  • saying "expresso" instead of "espresso," or "expecially" for "especially"
  • when people don't believe in using punctuation
  • the phrase, "i'm not gonna lie..."
  • stupid forgetfulness
  • touching the salt or pepper shaker with greasy fingers
  • failing to take off your shoes when entering someone's house, unless otherwise specified
  • when college students wear pajamas (or sw...
mar 23 2008 ∞
apr 15 2008 +
  • cold weather
  • raw hip hop
  • chanel 2.55 bags
  • guys with goatees
  • receiving birthday wishes from psyche origami
  • domokun
  • japanese rice crackers
  • cravings for pseudo-chinese food, ie: crispy honey chicken with steamed rice that's been sufficiently loaded with soy sauce, dear god
dec 26 2007 ∞
dec 26 2007 +
  • "I won't stop following you, now help me pray for the death of everything new." -- RX Queen, Deftones
  • "And you only sleep when you've lost cause; Well I still believe that the cause was always me." + Battle-Axe, Deftones
  • "Well, Jesus Christ, I'm not scared of dying, I'm a little bit scared of what comes after. Do I get the gold chariot? Do I float through the ceiling? Do I divide and fall apart? 'Cause my bright is too slight to hold back all my dark, and the ship went down in sight of land, and at the gates does Thomas ask to see my hands?" + Jesus Christ, Brand New
dec 9 2007 ∞
jul 19 2008 +
  • anthony bourdain
  • having dreams about chino moreno
  • "battle-axe," by deftones
  • drinking mass quantities of lattes
  • the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin
  • being pegged by acorns and stepping on vibrant colored leaves
  • my livejournal layout
  • anything eggplant-colored
  • waking up groggy and tired from staying up too late reading
  • highly ambitious levels of determination
  • toffee nut flavored coffee creamer
  • the guy who works at the apple store and the barista
  • flickr
  • mexican hot chocolate
  • effortless, unique, and comfortable style
  • looking at my barely used myspace message...
nov 22 2007 ∞
dec 3 2007 +
  • being followed by cuban references
  • goatees, 5-o'clock shadows, and broad shoulders
  • falling asleep to "addicted," by saving abel and waking up in the middle of night, desperate for your touch
  • salmon cakes
  • carrying shopping bags
  • rose images
  • incessant daydreaming
  • dirty text messages
  • appreciating my body and femininity
  • growth
  • being called "baby"
  • imagining a life with a steady relationship, job, and kitten
  • fully realizing all the available opportunities that lie ahead of me
  • being contacted by dj crook. :)
jul 19 2008 ∞
jul 19 2008 +
  • rotel omelettes
  • pale pink
  • light scarves
  • pancake nights
  • giving people the silent treatment
  • finding a booth that has easy access to an outlet
  • resurrecting my weezer shirt from the dead
apr 17 2008 ∞
apr 17 2008 +
  • saul williams
  • psyche origami
  • intellekt and dirty digits
  • wu-tang
  • santogold
  • breez evahflowin
  • talib kweli
  • kanye west
  • lupe fiasco
  • c.r.a.c. knuckles
  • lil wayne
  • atmosphere
dec 28 2007 ∞
may 3 2008 +
  • "LOOK ALONG YOUR ARM FROM THE WRIST TO THE SHOULDER BLADE. I FOLLOW A SWELL OF BLOOD TO A RISE OF BONE. YOUR LANDSCAPE IS DAMP IN HOLLOWS BETWEEN BROWNED HILLS."
  • "I READ YOUR SKIN. THEN YOU LOCK THUMBS ABOVE YOUR HEAD TO SHOW WHITE HOLES WHERE ARMS FIND THE TORSO. YOU RAISE BOTH HANDS AND OPEN YOUR RIBS."
  • "I FORGET YOUR HANDS WHEN I MOVE AWAY. IT IS INDECENT TO RECOGNIZE MY FAMILY AND WHAT IT DID IN A PALM OR FINGERNAILS. I WANT YOU FRESHLY MADE."
  • "VEINS SHOW ON YOUR RIBCAGE. EXEMPT FROM SYMMETRY CREEKS BRANCH FREELY BUT YOUR RIBS RETURN TO EACH OTHER AND YOUR HANDS HANG OPPOSITE WHEN STILL."
  • "THOSE RIBS ARE TOO LIGHT TO KEEP YOU. THAT TORSO IS BUILT NARROWLY OF SHARK CARTILAGE OR SHOE PLASTIC. SLIGHTNESS MAY COME FROM YOUTH OR BY DESIGN."
  • "YOU ARE EASY TO TRACK AND FUN TO HUNT."
dec 9 2007 ∞
dec 9 2007 +
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  • betsey johnson black rose earrings
  • 16 gb itouch
  • "ratatouille"
  • espresso and eggplant colored nail polishes
  • brown, knee high, equestrian-style leather boots with a flat heel
  • black, slouchy, suede boots with a flat heel
  • dark straight-fit jeans
  • canon rebel eos
  • thick-knitted, soft eggplant-colored scarf
  • plane ticket to san francisco
  • lots and lots of pocky (chocolate, mousse, milk, and strawberry!)
  • an interview with team sleep
  • a team sleep setlist
  • a trip to iran
  • "the country without a post office," by agha shahid ali
nov 22 2007 ∞
mar 5 2008 +