Oct 29, 2009


memories and discoveries

when i was in elementary school, one of my teachers was talking about Saddam Hussein (we were discussing current events), and she said "I call him So Dumb and Insane." and i will probably remember that for the rest of my life. i also just remembered that he's dead now.

on the other hand, i used to think that Slobodan Milošević was a made-up name used to describe a person who was moving slowly, like if there was someone going 45mph in front of you on the freeway you'd say "What a Slobodan Milošević!" and go around. i didn't really get it but i liked it and used it. then i heard the name on NPR and figured he was a real person. i just found out that he's dead too. he and So Dumb actually had quite a bit in common i'm learning, including crimes against humanity and having pretty large foreheads.

isn't life funny sometimes?

and he is smiling on me today!

i moved recently, and it was really expensive. there was a month where i paid two rents and utilities for both places, and then when i cancelled my internet at the old place i got charged an early cancellation fee, and then i had to pay an installation fee for internet at my new place, and then when i called my car insurance company to give them my new address they informed me that the rates are higher in my new neighborhood. it was really expensive.

but then today i get these and it's like you know what? maybe there is a god after all.

Oct 28, 2009

you do not even need that

have you guys seen Bumpits? they are the volumizing inserts that stay firmly in your hair for "Hollywood Hair in just minutes!"

well i like them and everything but they are $9.99 (+S&H)! so i did what any resourceful flat-haired girl would do and i made my own.

special thanks to my model, emilie, whose hair looks super Hollywood if i do say so myself:

can you believe you can get that look for free? i know it's pretty amazing guys.


nicole sent me a link to this flickr set called Make Something Cool Every Day (i particularly like these ones). i think that's a great idea, so i made this:

i thought, what's cool? gradients, mini train set trees (with treehouses), lightning, and palindromes. it's nice to be able to look at a piece of work and be like "yes, it's done."

Oct 13, 2009

Oct 9, 2009

i have a queso for you:

did you know my sister is pregunta?!

(i know you all know, it's just that the daddy's nicaraguan so i'm practicing my spanish so whether the baby comes out american or nicaraguan i can communicate with it. i am going to be SUCH A GOOD AUNT.)

Oct 8, 2009

BLOG CONTEST!! Enter to WIN! (any other reason for entering is just a waste)

i need a way to describe my blog to strangers. so far "it's just thoughts and bad photoshop" has not really resulted in any new readers.

preliminary suggestions have included:
"it's sort of like if demetri martin had a sit-down comedy routine, online... before he got really good and famous... and he wrote as if he were a girl and slightly cuter. to an audience of like 18 instead of millions."


"just describe someone else's blog you really like but give them the address to yours."

both very good suggestions that i actually might use. but see if you can outdo them! the winner will receive me getting more blog hits maybe which makes me happy and when i'm happy i make cookies sometimes. so, pretty good.

NOTE: flattery will get you nowhere. you should know that about me by now.

Oct 6, 2009


dear self,

that frozen fish fillet you cooked for yourself and squeezed a grapefruit on because it was the only citrus fruit you had turned out pretty good.

keep it up.

Oct 2, 2009

off my chest

listen, i didn't want to say anything because i didn't want you guys to treat me any differently. but there's something i have to tell you -- i don't think i can keep it a secret any longer. you're going to find out one way or another so might as well come from me.

when i call certain restaurants to order food, and i tell them who i am, they ask me if i want my meal delivered. and if i say yes (which i do), they will send one of their staff to bring my food to me. right up to my door!

i hope this doesn't change anything.

i'm going to the bathroom and i'm not coming back until i've thought of a new blog post.

ok i didn't think of an idea but i DID realize i didn't want to stay in the bathroom any longer.