• fried green tomatoes at the whistlestop cafe fannie flagg (2.5/5)
  • in the forest edna o'brien (4/5)
  • the master and margarita mikhail bulgakov (4/5)
  • the hate u give angie thomas (3.5/5)
  • maurice e.m. forster (5/5)
  • billy liar keith waterhouse (5/5)
  • billy budd, foretopman herman melville (4/5)
  • the wonderful o james thurber (2/5)
  • the goalie's anxiety at the penalty kick peter handke (1.5/5)
  • wise children angela carter (3/5)
  • matigari ngugi wa thiong'o (5/5)
  • nip the bud, shoot the kids kenzaburo oe (4/5)
  • the vanishing half brit bennett (5/5)
  • the day of the triffids john wyndham (5/5)
  • pastoralia george saunders (5/5)
  • know my name chanel miller (5/5)
  • dare to lead brene brown (4.5/5)
  • teacher man frank mccourt (5/5)
  • blankets craig thompson (4.5/5)
  • true history of the kelly gang peter carey (3/5)
jan 9 2021 ∞
aug 3 2021 +
  • the fountainhead ayn rand (4.5/5)
  • bossypants tina fey (3/5)
  • angela's ashes frank mccourt (re-read) (4.5/5)
  • tortilla flat john steinbeck (3/5)
  • the shining steven king (2/5)
  • sonny's blues james baldwin (2.5/5)
  • how to be an antiracist ibram x. kendi (4/5)
  • the corrections jonathan franzen (4.5/5)
  • the passion jeanette winterson (2/5)
  • oroonoko aphra behn (2.5/5)
  • silk alessandro baricco (4/5)
  • potawatami indian summer e. william oldenburg (re-read) (2.5/5)
  • the 39 steps john buchan (3/5)
  • the castle of otranto horace walpole (4/5)
  • queer william s. burroughs (4.5/5)
  • nightwood djuna barnes (2/5)
  • the lover marguerite duras (3/5)
  • all quiet on the western front erich maria remarque (5/5)
  • the hour of the star clarice lispector (3/5)
  • kitchen banana yoshimoto (1/5)
  • god bless you, mr. rosewater kurt vonnegut (4/5)
jan 3 2020 ∞
jan 27 2021 +
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  • hall & oates
  • alphonse mucha lady
  • roy lichtenstien painting
  • sushi
  • mimi from drew carey show
  • sriracha bottle
oct 22 2011 ∞
dec 25 2020 +
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  • sweet tea
  • hot black tea, with a little milk
  • hot black tea, with cardamom & saffron
  • hot water, plain
  • skim milk
  • gin & tonic
  • shirley temple
  • eggnog (non-alcoholic, although w/ alcohol okay too)
  • silk soy nog (trumps above because it doesn't have cholesterol or sat fat and tastes just as good)
  • hot spiced apple cider
  • amaretto sour
  • dark & stormy
  • simply orange oj
  • simply lemonade
  • cream soda
  • barq's root beer
  • vruit orange veggie blend juice
  • steak & shake banana milkshake (not sure ...
dec 6 2009 ∞
mar 28 2021 +
  • new tennis racket?
  • large packing cube
  • new laptop? windows surface 3
  • powerbank
  • long skirt for travel
  • bamboo steamer?
  • black chelsea (rain) boots
  • red flats or wedges
  • waterpik?
  • new knife set
  • computer monitor (28")
  • ukelele mount
  • casio watch
jul 21 2009 ∞
jul 12 2021 +
  • a light in the attic
  • alexander and the terrible horrible no-good very bad day
  • amelia bedelia
  • are you there god, its me margaret
  • best friends
  • boxcar children
  • bread & jam for frances
  • charlotte's web
  • chocolate moose for dinner
  • cloudy with a chance of meatballs
  • courderoy the bear
  • eloise
  • encyclopedia brown
  • frank & earnest
  • from the mixed-up files of mrs. basil e. frankweiler
  • harriet the spy
  • harry potter
  • holly & ivy
  • iggie's house
jul 24 2009 ∞
mar 19 2021 +
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  • 1,2,3
  • aimee mann
  • all-4-one
  • andrew bird
  • architecture in helsinki
  • beirut
  • ben folds (6x)
  • ben lee
  • big freedia
  • black keys, the (4x)
  • blink 182 (2x)
  • boatzz
  • bob dylan (2x)
  • brandi carlile (2x)
  • brett dennen
  • cat power
  • chvrches
  • clap your hands say yeah
  • cold specks
  • coldplay
  • crystal castles
apr 16 2009 ∞
jul 26 2021 +
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  • a very long engagement (jean-pierre jeunet)
  • amelie (jean-pierre jeunet)
  • american beauty (sam mendes)
  • annie hall (woody allen)
  • bottle rocket (wes anderson)
  • bowling for columbine (michael moore)
  • but i'm a cheerleader (jamie babbit)
  • crazy, stupid, love (glenn ficarra/john requa)
  • darjeeling limited, the (wes anderson)
  • despicable me (pierre coffin/chris renaud)
  • drop dead gorgeous (michael patrick jann)
  • easy a (will gluck)
  • edward scissorhands (tim burton)
  • elf (jon favreau)
  • eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, the (michel gondry)
  • everything is illuminated (liev schreiber...
apr 16 2009 ∞
jul 3 2020 +
  • albania
  • austria
  • belgium
  • bosnia and herzegovina
  • cambodia
  • canada
  • china
  • costa rica
  • croatia
  • cuba
  • czech republic (czechia)
  • dominica
  • egypt
  • france
  • germany
  • great britian
  • greece
  • hong kong
  • hungary
  • iceland
  • israel
jan 13 2016 ∞
may 24 2021 +
  • patty & dragon - angelfish, patty was pink and dragon was black & white stripey. dragon ate patty's tail. patty died. dragon died later.
  • hoover - one of those fish that sucks the shit off the side of the tank. He was the sole survivor of the fish tank after P&D died. He lived for a while, and probably died of boredom.
  • smokey - the cat. we found him in our garage on new year's day. we called him smokey 'cause he was grey. we had him for a while and then he ran away. (it rhymes.) we found him later but he was wild and sick and feral and he would puke everywhere. he eventually ran away again and we didn't look for him that time.
  • brownie & sprinkles - guinea pigs that we had for a summer - they were my mom's teacher friend's classroom pets. brownie kept getting loose and hiding under our de...
apr 20 2010 ∞
sep 24 2017 +

to read:

  • are you there god its me margaret, the westing game
  • the notebooks of malte laurids brigge - rainer maria rilke
  • e.m. forster - howard's end, passage to india
  • parade's end - ford madox ford
  • philip roth
  • alice walker - possessing the secret of joy
  • bronte sisters - shirley, agnes grey, villette
  • i capture the castle - dodie smith
  • do androids dream of electric sheep?
  • kiss of the spider woman, heartbreak tango - manuel puig
  • milan kundera - ignorance, the joke, etc.
  • evelyn waugh - vile bodies, decline & fall, others
nov 7 2009 ∞
aug 3 2021 +
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  • Mesa Verde, Colorado, United States of America
  • Pompeii, Italy
  • Tikal, Guatemala
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
  • Taj Mahal, India
  • Easter Island
  • The Great Wall, China
  • Aurora Borealis
  • Serengeti, Tanzania/Kenya
  • Iguazu Falls, Brazil
  • Macchu Picchu, Peru
  • The Louvre, Paris, France
  • Zen Garden of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
  • Fallingwater, Pennyslvania, United States of America
  • Yangtze River, China
  • Antarctica
  • Mount Kilamanjaro, Tanzania
nov 28 2009 ∞
mar 1 2019 +
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  • aaron tveit
  • adam brody
  • adrian brody
  • anders holm
  • ben taylor
  • benedict cumberbatch
  • bobby cannavale
  • brad pitt
  • bret mckenzie
  • brian austin green
  • charlie hunnam
  • christopher meloni
  • chris messina
  • cillian murphy
  • clive owen
  • colin meloy
  • danny roberts
  • dante bosco
  • dean winters
  • derek magyar
  • eddie ciberian
jul 25 2009 ∞
mar 7 2021 +
  • practice spanish every day
  • floss every day
  • volunteer
  • be a better listener (stop interrupting)
  • be more generous with my money
  • next travels - morocco, madagascar, japan, peru/south america
  • save 10k
  • HIIT 3x a week
  • STOP PICKING!
  • read 30+ books
  • small trips for future
    • philly (visit evan)
    • wash DC (visit meli, dao, colton, alex g)
    • SF/bay area
    • go to palm springs/joshua tree road trip with vince (oct 2021)
    • denver
    • utah national parks (arches, zion, brice,...
nov 3 2011 ∞
may 13 2021 +
  • fish tacos
  • vietnamese summer rolls
  • summer salad (arugula, toms, corn, avo, basil)
  • mango chix/tofu salad
  • thai green mango salad
  • tuna salad/tuna melts
  • kale cesear
  • pear blue & walnut salad
  • bb corn salsa
  • reubens / reuben bowls
  • hawaiian or veggie pesto pizza
  • tj froz indian veggie burgers, hummus & naan
  • lox bagels
  • caprese salad
  • quiche/frittata
  • shakshuka
  • okonomiyaki
  • chicken sausage/protein skillet
  • banh mi
sep 29 2020 ∞
apr 3 2021 +
  • freshly grated ginger
  • cilantro
  • pumpkin pie or apple spice candles
  • garlic
  • the steam that comes out of the laundry vent
  • skin that's been out in the sun
  • onions cooking
  • cookies/brownies baking
  • the smell of an ice cream parlor/ice cream cones
  • chlorine/swimming pool smell
  • vanilla/sugar cookie lotions
  • summertime smell - fresh and warm and blowing in my windows
  • spring smell - wet dirt and plants
  • the smell of my backyard as a kid - the breeze blowing off the lake
  • kitty breath. don't ask me why.
  • my own armpits. again, probably weird.
  • old books/library smell
jun 23 2010 ∞
jun 19 2021 +
  • kalamazoo, mi - hazel ave - where i was born and lived for a short while - no memory of it then, but my parents live there now
  • portage, mi - hampton st - the first house i remember - and the swingset
  • scotts, mi - greenfield shores - the house on the lake where i lived until college - i miss the smell of the water and the rustle of the leaves in the summer while i laid on the hammock.
  • kent, oh - heer hall - girls only honors dorm was not my idea of college living. had 3 roommates the first semester - they all dropped out or moved out by the end of it, which was no biggie, they weren't really my style. One roommate the second semester, which was pretty awesome in a room built for four.
  • kent, oh - verder hall - the arts dorm (and with boys) much more along the lines o...
apr 20 2010 ∞
jun 6 2021 +
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  • a bat (the flappy screechy kind)
  • a chinaman? (kinda racist, mom & dad)
  • a witch
  • a clown
  • a hula dancer
  • a bunny rabbit
  • a native american princess
  • a crayon
  • a 50's poodle-skirt girl
  • a jockey (horse not disc)
  • a hippie
  • a cat
  • a butterfly
  • margot tenenbaum
  • jem (of the holograms)
  • a flapper
  • enid from ghost world
  • ussr cosmonaut propaganda girl
  • a luchador
  • a sailor
  • kermit the frog
mar 4 2010 ∞
jan 9 2021 +

NORTH AMERICA

  • austin, tx
  • fort worth, dallas, tx
  • marfa tx
  • alaska
  • badlands/mt rushmore, sd
  • baltimore, md
  • banff/jasper np
  • boston ma
  • bryce canyon, arches & zion national park, ut and the wave/lower antelope canyon, az
  • charleston sc
  • chicago il
  • denver, co
  • glacier national park, mt
  • st. louis mo
  • key west
  • las vegas nv
  • los angeles ca/santa barbara
  • louisville, ky/mammoth caves ntl park
apr 16 2009 ∞
may 13 2021 +
  • kings of convenience
  • band of horses
  • arcade fire, the
  • frank ocean
  • robyn
  • jessie ware
  • years and years
  • drake
  • elton john (april 2022)
oct 29 2009 ∞
sep 29 2020 +