• allie brosh - hyperbole and a half
  • andrew solomon - the noonday demon/atlas of depression
  • brian little - me, myself, and us
  • charles duhigg - the power of habit
  • dan ariely - predictably irrational: the hidden forces that shape our decisions
  • daniel kahneman - thinking fast and slow
  • david brooks - the social animal
  • elizabeth wurtzel - prozac nation
  • g. saltz - the power of different: link b/t disorder & genius
  • gary klein - seeing what others don't
  • gretchen rubin - the happiness project
  • joshua foer - moonwalking with einstein
  • kay redfield jamison - touched with fire
  • kevin dutton - the wisdom of psychopaths
  • mark vonnegut - eden express
  • martin seligman - flourish: a visionary new understanding
  • marya hornbacher - madness
aug 2 2017 ∞
may 3 2019 +
  • a ~beautiful~ big bookshelf and fancy/creative bookends
  • airy + breezy / blackout curtains for bedroom windows
  • bobbleheads of me + bb
  • canopy bed
  • cheerios tshirt
  • chinese character alphabet map to pin on wall for study
  • coat rack
  • cool mist humidifier
  • corduroys (preferably red, blue or olive green)
  • cozy pink ear muffs for winter
  • david foster wallace tshirt
  • essential oil diffuser + lavender / rosehip oils
  • facial brush
  • fairy garden / set / kit (!!!)
  • floral chests + boxes for storage
nov 20 2014 ∞
jan 13 2019 +

(upcoming projects:)

  • ✩ diy beach glass photo transfer
    • materials: collected white beach glass; mod podge; paintbrush; laser printed images (example used: 'i made sure all of the images were a resolution of 300 and sized them down to fit my glass; make sure to flip them so they don't show up backwards after the transfer is complete! i used pictures of flowers, but landscapes also work really well'); hand towel
  • ✩ flower soaps
    • materials: dried or pressed flowers or leaves of your choice (example used: dried chamomile, hibiscus & lavender along with a few pressed leaves); soap base (found at most craft stores); essential oils (example used: lavender); baking, cooking, or soap molds (silicone molds work best)
jul 5 2014 ∞
jan 13 2019 +
  • peppermint heaven (ambient/90s shoegaze dream pop)
  • los sonadores (ambient spanish shoegaze)
  • rootbeer (quiet/pretty whispery cool duo w/ steven)
  • eyelash (sophisticated slowdivey shoegaze)
  • nervous wrecks (alt indie w/ hint of shoegaze)
  • carousel (more shoegaze)
  • ramona quimby, age 8 (punk/noise)
  • black lemonade (gr8 garage grungy punk)
  • paperjam (punk)
  • population (punk rock)
  • porkchop (lil angry indie punk band)
  • industry
  • punkuation (instead of punctuation)
nov 29 2014 ∞
may 5 2019 +
  • eleven
  • doris burke
  • bent neck lady!!!
  • ama w/ creepy flower garland (sharp objects)
  • sailor moon and tuxedo man (w/ bb)
  • mia wallace and vincent vega
  • scully and molder
  • bill simmons and jalen rose
  • khalisse and drogo (jk forever)
  • kelly olynk and jeremy lin
  • crystal maiden and sniper
  • billy bellicheck and t.brady
  • jimmy mcnulty and bunk
nov 3 2014 ∞
feb 16 2019 +

novels

  • the broom of the system (1987)
  • infinite jest (1996)
  • the pale king: an unfinished novel (2011)

short story collections

  • girl with curious hair (1989)
  • brief interviews with hideous men (1999)
  • oblivion: stories (2004)

nonfiction collections

  • signifying rappers: rap & race in the urban present (1990)
  • a supposedly fun thing i'll never do again (1997)
  • everything and more: a compact history of infinity (2003)
  • consider the lobster (2005)
  • fate, time, and language: an essay on free will (2010)
dec 30 2014 ∞
sep 24 2015 +

bookstores:

  • ✩ manchester by the book (27 union st)
  • ✩ more than words (242 e. berkeley st, boston)
  • ✩ pandemonium books and games (central square)
  • ✩ used book superstore (middleton)
  • andover bookstore (andover)
  • ars libri ltd. (500 harrison ave, #1F, boston)
  • back pages books (waltham)
  • barbara's bookstore (south station)
  • belmont books (belmont)
  • book ends (559 main st, winchester)
  • boston book company (jamaica plain)
  • boston college bookstore (newton/chestnut hill)
  • brattle book shop (west street)
  • brookline brooksmith (brookline)
  • byrn mawr book store (huron village, cambridge)
feb 2 2015 ∞
may 3 2019 +

gr8 scents

  • chlorine + public pools + fresh white warm towels
  • burnt chalky fireworks (esp. summer evenings)
  • freshly baked bread in ovens/bakeries
  • freshly blown-out candles/matches
  • freshly brewn ground coffee in the morning/anywhere
  • frozen yogurt cafes (combined w/ clean+cold atmosphere)
  • gasoline+hot cement (esp. in the summertime)
  • home after you've been away a long time
  • how my room smells after i shower
  • laundry mats/dryer exhausts, etc. (!!)
  • new clothes, books, + other new items
  • rain blowing through a window on a warm summer day
  • sesame oil, coconut oil, so many oils
  • suntan lotion/sunblock/cooled aloe vera/ ...
may 26 2014 ∞
apr 1 2017 +
  • mamihlapinatapei (yaghan): the wordless, yet meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something but are both reluctant to start
  • ya'aburnee (arabic): a declaration of one's hope that they'll die before another person because of how difficult it would be to live without them ("you bury me")
  • l’esprit de escalier (french): the feeling you get after leaving a conversation, when you think of all the things you should have said. translated - “the spirit of the staircase”
  • forelsket (norwegian): the euphoria you experience when you are first falling in love
  • yoko meshi (japanese): the peculiar stress induced by speaking a foreign language
  • tingo (easter island): the act of taking objects one desires from the house of a friend by gradually borrowing all of them
nov 12 2011 ∞
may 31 2015 +

~ ‘Whosoever chooses to follow guidance, follows it for his own good; whosoever goes astray, goes astray to his own loss.’ - (al-Isra’ 17: 15)

~ ‘The true servants of the Most Merciful are those who behave gently and with humility on earth, and whenever the foolish quarrel with them, they reply with [words of] peace.’ - (al-Furqan 25: 63)

~ ‘Turn not your cheek away from people in scorn and pride, and walk not on earth haughtily; for God does not love anyone who acts proudly and boastfully. Be modest in your bearing and lower your voice; for the ugliest sound is the donkey’s braying.’ - (Luqman 31: 18-19)

~ ‘Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth; in the alternation of the night and the day; in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of mankind; in the rain which Allah Sends down from the skies, and the life which...

mar 5 2015 ∞
may 31 2015 +
  • raymond carver - "so much water so close to home"
  • michael martone - "pieces"
  • j.d. salinger - "the laughing man"
  • a.m. homes - "a real doll"
  • c.s. godshalk - "the wizard"
  • dorothy parker - "the standard of living"
  • daniil kharms - "blue notebook no. 10"
  • franz kafka - "a little fable"
  • e.m. forster - "mr. andrews"
  • william t. vollman - "red hands"

poems:

  • philip larkin - "to failure" and "this be the verse"
  • rainer maria rilke - "der panther"
  • james tate - "deaf girl playing"
  • wallace stevens - "a rabbit as king of the ghosts"
jan 15 2015 ∞
oct 4 2016 +
  • animal collective
  • anthony naples
  • antlers, the
  • belle and sebastian
  • biffy clyro
  • bob dylan
  • brand new (x2)
  • built to spill
  • camp cope
  • cat empire
  • cayetana
  • ceremony (x2)
  • childish gambino
  • clap your hands say yeah
  • colleen green
  • cuffs
  • dan deacon
  • destroyer
  • destry
  • diet cig
  • dub thommpson
jul 8 2013 ∞
jan 9 2019 +
  • "u measly skunk!!!)"
  • "are u calling me fat?"
  • "best wednesday of my life" (no matter which day it is)
  • "can u be LESS specific?"
  • "can't we all just get a bong?"
  • "don't worry, i'm a lifeguard"
  • "everything's chicken but the gravy, what's up with u?"
  • "gather ye rosebuds, jim!"
    • "i accidentally gathered the wrong rosebuds..."
  • "get a load of this guy"
  • "glad my eggs are in the driver's seat"
  • "go hard or go home"
  • "good mourning"
  • "happiness can't buy money"
  • "how are you?" / "fine as frog hair!!"
  • "i falafel" when feeling ill
  • "i'll burn that bridge when i get to it"
aug 2 2017 ∞
apr 22 2019 +
  • "summer afternoon--- / impatiently chewing / the jasmine leaf" (jack kerouac - big sur)
  • "forgot in cruel happiness / that even lovers drown" (yeats)
  • "the four inevitabilities: 1. musty books. 2. uninteresting nature. 3. dull existence. 4. blank nirvana" (jack kerouac - the dharma bums)
  • "it is the mind, and it is the mind that will show you the way out of the blurred confusion of the world of the senses, out of the eternal seesaw between lust and despair" (hermann hesse - narcissus & goldmund)
  • "a lover who sacrifices himself at that threshold dies of ecstasy using fate as a pretext" (memoirs of jahangir, emperor of india)
  • "fifty more shocks will never return your soul to its body again from its pilgrima...
jan 24 2012 ∞
may 31 2015 +

julie and raechel's house

  • pink, warm, and heavy but in a cozy way; jake & jessie always trailing around; the cluttered shoe room; the lights always being off & the walls pink and food always being covered in tin foil on the stove top

robyn's house

  • yellow and musty and the air 35% thicker and stagnant but in a good way and all of the doors wooden and carpets thick

the high school blue science bathroom

  • there was always a cold draft and the slightly open window let you smell the outside; the light was always dimmed and it was hard to look in the mirror n there were always things written in the third bathroom stall (approx. 1/2 of them my own words) & it always smelled like sunchips, ci...
feb 3 2015 ∞
jun 6 2015 +