in addition to my currently checked out library books, i have these books laying around the house, waiting to be read. most of them are books my aunt says i have to read, either because they're more "culturally diverse" than stuff i normally read or because they're by or about people she finds interesting. some of them were presents from jon, though. (: and some i just bought myself for no reason and haven't gotten around to reading yet. if i italicize it, it means i started it but never finished.

  • a spot of bother - mark haddon
  • atonement - ian mcewan
  • don't look back - karin fossum
  • emma - jane austen
  • extremely loud & incredibly close - jonathan safran foer
  • gravity's rainbow - thomas pynchon
  • his dark materials trilogy - phillip pullman
  • how to talk with practically anybody abou...
jul 1 2009 ∞
nov 7 2011 +
  • water for elephants - sara gruen
  • extremely loud & incredibly close - jonathan safran foer
  • a spot of bother - mark haddon
aug 16 2009 ∞
sep 9 2009 +
  • argentina
  • australia
  • austria
  • belgium
  • brazil
  • chile
  • egypt
  • england
  • france
  • germany
  • greece
  • guam
  • honduras
  • iceland
  • india
  • ireland
  • italy
  • japan
  • mexico
  • new zealand
  • norway
jun 6 2009 ∞
mar 12 2011 +

from thefrisky

  • clothes that fit her current size
  • a weekly income that covers rent
  • an orgasm
  • always enough toilet paper (wtf?)
  • a hair stylist she trusts
  • something that always gets her in the mood
  • health insurance
  • a signature drink
  • a healthy relationship with her parents
  • bras in the correct size
  • enough alcohol in her home to offer drop-by guests a cocktail (i disagree with this one)
  • an emergency hangover remedy (this one too)
  • voter registration card
  • a wardrobe that includes the perfectly flattering little black dress, a great pair of heels, jeans that make her ass look g...
oct 28 2009 ∞
oct 28 2009 +

i wish i'd been doing this all along.

  • "i saluted the winneconne sign. i don't know why tho... i hate everyone from there lol."
  • "omg pat is lecturing me about swords and his brother is lecturing me about star wars. i'm surrounded by nerds."
  • "i'm sleepying."
  • "poop."
  • "i'm playing with your kitty through the window."
  • "yax! god night."
  • "i failed that shit so hard i was like wut? and i drew a whale."
  • "no its a quantum whale so i dont know where it is."
  • "jn vryojbvcc wjfhv ny gmb b" ("i'm typing with my tongue.")
aug 11 2009 ∞
oct 12 2009 +

start date: april 18, 2008 finish date: january 14, 2011

note: a lot of these are from high school, since i started the list at the end of my senior year.

education.

  • get above a c in physics 201/202.
  • have no more late work in physics.
  • continue spanish classes in college.
  • learn the basics of another language (not spanish)
  • win a scholarship of some sort.
  • learn more about world religions.
  • take a class (just for fun) over the summer.
  • maintain a relatively organized locker.

relationships.

  • initiate conversations with five new people. (0/5)
  • meet up with one friend i've lost touch w...
jul 7 2009 ∞
jul 26 2010 +
nov 6 2009 ∞
jun 9 2012 +

i'll try...

  • charter one pavilion; chicago, il
  • connect cafe; fond du lac, wi
  • copper rock; appleton, wi
  • corner of main & division; fond du lac, wi
  • county fairgrounds; fond du lac, wi
  • edstock; dotyville, wi
  • fox valley pac; appleton, wi
  • goodrich little theater; fond du lac, wi
  • memorial union terrace; madison, wi
  • new moon; oshkosh, wi
  • orpheum theater; madison, wi
  • rathskeller; madison, wi
  • rheta's dining room; madison, wi
  • rock island; neenah, wi
  • st mary's springs cafeteria; fond du lac, wi
  • st mary's springs gym; fond du lac, wi
  • summerfest; milwaukee, wi
  • the hub; neenah, wi
aug 11 2009 ∞
jun 27 2010 +
  • 253 (geoff ryman)
  • a clockwork orange (anthony burgess)
  • a confederacy of dunces (john kennedy toole)
  • a rage in harlem (chester himes)
  • a white merc with fins (james hawes)
  • all tomorrow’s parties (william gibson)
  • american gods (neil gaiman)
  • american psycho (bret easton ellis)
  • and the ass saw the angel (nick cave)
  • as i lay dying (william faulkner)
  • asylum (patrick mcgrath)
  • atomised (michel houellebecq)
  • be cool (elmore leonard)
  • berlin noir (philip kerr)
  • blood-red rivers (jean-christophe grangé)
  • bonjour tristesse (françoise sagan)
  • brave new world (aldous huxley)
  • breakfast at tiffany’s (truman capote)
aug 3 2009 ∞
dec 30 2009 +