• jaws 2: a novel hank searls (3/5)

in progress:

  • even cowgirls get the blues tom robbins
jan 20 2019 ∞
jan 20 2019 +
  • spectrum check
  • car insurance paperwork
  • travel blog posts
  • buy new computer?
  • journaling - what are my goals? how to I want to grow? What do i want to learn? What are my next steps? Dream career?
jan 6 2010 ∞
dec 10 2018 +
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  • hall & oates
  • alphonse mucha lady
  • princess mononoke
  • david bowie/ziggy stardust/aladdin sane
  • popeye/olive oyl
  • raver
  • roy lichtenstien painting
  • sushi
  • mimi from drew carey show
  • sriracha bottle
  • dr. acula, MD
oct 22 2011 ∞
nov 24 2014 +
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  • sweet tea (the sweeter the better)
  • hot black tea, with a little milk
  • 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 if this should really count as a beverage...
dec 6 2009 ∞
dec 19 2018 +
  • patch kit/new tube
  • new tennis racket
  • joby gorillapod
jul 21 2009 ∞
jan 20 2019 +
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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 ∞
nov 23 2016 +
  • a light in the attic
  • alexander and the terrible horrible no-good very bad day
  • amelia bedelia
  • 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
  • holly & ivy
  • indian in the cupboard
  • judy blume/superfudge
  • just so stories
jul 24 2009 ∞
mar 29 2017 +
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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 ∞
nov 9 2017 +
  • the kreutzer sonata leo tolstoy (2/5)
  • the feminine mystique betty friedan (3.5/5)
  • s. - a novel about the balkans slavenka drakulić (4.5/5)
  • fantastic mr. fox & other animal stories roald dahl (4/5)
  • man's search for meaning viktor e. frankl (4.5/5)
  • willard and his bowling trophies richard brautigan (3/5)
  • hard times charles dickens (4/5)
  • rolling blackouts: dispatches from turkey, syria and iraq sarah glidden (5/5)
  • the good soldier ford madox ford (5/5)
  • the pursuit of love & love in a cold climate nancy mitford (5/5)
  • red harvest dashiell hammett (3/5)
  • syrian dust francesca borri (3.5/5)
  • the twits, the minpins & the magic finger roald dahl (4/5)
  • james and the giant peach roald dahl (4/5)
  • black water joyce carol oates (3/5)
  • 67 shots: kent state and the end of american innocence howard means (4.5/5)
  • hillbilly elegy j.d. vance (3/5)
jan 1 2018 ∞
jan 18 2019 +
  • 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:

  • a home at the end of the world - michael cunningham
  • the notebooks of malte laurids brigge - rainer maria rilke
  • e.m. forster - howard's end, maurice, passage to india
  • parade's end - ford madox ford
  • american pastoral - philip roth
  • alice walker - possessing the secret of joy
  • bronte sisters - the tenant of wildfell hall, 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
  • evelyn waugh - vile bodies, decline & fall
  • as meat loves salt
nov 7 2009 ∞
jul 26 2018 +
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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 ∞
jan 20 2019 +
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  • aaron tveit
  • adam brody
  • adrian brody
  • anders holm
  • ashton holmes
  • brian endress fox
  • ben taylor
  • benedict cumberbatch
  • bobby cannavale
  • brad pitt
  • bret mckenzie
  • brian austin green
  • charlie hunnam
  • christian sancho
  • christopher meloni
  • chris messina
  • cillian murphy
  • clive owen
  • colin meloy
  • cory monteith
  • danny masterson
jul 25 2009 ∞
jan 3 2016 +
  • the brother gardeners andrea wulf (3/5)
  • purple hibiscus chimamanda ngozi adichie (4.5/5)
  • the murder of roger ackroyd agatha christie (3/5)
  • the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy douglas adams (3.5/5)
  • trout fishing in america; the pill vs. the springhill mine disaster; in watermelon sugar richard brautigan (5/5)
  • the pigeon patrick suskind (4.5/5)
  • emma jane austen (2.5/5)
  • fear and trembling amelie nothomb (5/5)
  • into thin air jon krakauer (4/5)
  • life and death of harriett frean may sinclair (4/5)
  • perfume: the story of a murderer patrick suskind (3/5)
  • home marilynne robinson (5/5)
  • the optimist's daughter eudora welty (3/5)
  • tiny beautiful things: advice on love and life from dear sugar cheryl strayed (5/5)
  • mrs. 'arris goes to paris paul gallico (2/5)
  • the big sleep raymond chandler (3/5)
  • the invention of curried sausage uwe timm (5/5)
  • the reluctant fundamentalist mohsin hamid (3.5/5)
dec 31 2016 ∞
jan 1 2018 +
  • austria
  • belgium
  • cambodia
  • canada
  • china
  • costa rica
  • cuba
  • czech republic
  • dominica
  • egypt
  • france
  • germany
  • greece
  • hong kong
  • iceland
  • israel
  • italy
  • jordan
  • luxembourg
  • mexico
  • netherlands
jan 13 2016 ∞
jan 20 2019 +
  • gym 3x a week - gain muscle, lose fat
  • complete sugar detox
  • yoga 2x a week
  • running 2x a week
  • complete 5 races from 5k to 13.1k
  • start my RTW tour!
  • practice calligraphy - youtube new fonts
  • floss!
  • STOP PICKING!
  • read 40+ books
  • small trips
    • Tucson (mom/dad)
    • chicago (hamilton?)
    • minneapolis/milwaukee (summer)
    • SF/bay area (visit michelle/ang/farhad)
    • NYC (visit jon, see abby)
    • dallas/fort worth? (visit jimmy)
    • cape cod? Reed fam
    • LA (ryan's wedding)
    • go to palm springs/joshua tree??
nov 3 2011 ∞
oct 17 2018 +
  • 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 ∞
aug 25 2013 +
  • 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 ∞
oct 17 2018 +
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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
  • a russian cosmonaut
  • a luchador
  • a sailor
  • kermit the frog
mar 4 2010 ∞
jan 3 2016 +

NORTH AMERICA

  • austin, tx
  • fort worth, 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 ∞
nov 20 2018 +
  • kings of convenience
  • band of horses
  • vampire weekend
  • arcade fire, the
  • postal service, the (defunct)
  • frank ocean
  • robyn
  • jessie ware
  • disclosure
  • years and years
  • drake
oct 29 2009 ∞
nov 9 2017 +