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10 May 2006 @ 12:37 am

i've been thinking about summer. this means i've been thinking about three months starting tuesday.
summer is a good time to study. to teach yourself what you always wanted to learn but never found time or context for.

this is the list so far of what i hope to learn and do this summer:

1. my list of patron saints (for living in italy)
2. how to paint glassware
3. how to make pretty fabric boxes
4. how to install cabinets
5. how to drive on the freeway
6. at cambridge i am going to study modern women artists, dutch coloring techniques, and spanish masters. so, i hope i learn this.
7. how to punt alone
8. cross-stich
9. finally make my comic book
10.how to sew darts in dresses.

i can't believe i will have time to do arts and crafts. BUT! the trade-off is that i am going to be painfully, incredibly lonely.
i miss you all already.
Current Music: 1977-1988 fleetwood mac
07 May 2006 @ 11:34 pm

mayfair was amazing. after months of work and a near-total mental breakdown, everything ended up making it one of the best successes i've had at sarah lawrence so far. thank you thank you for help, Saint Julian the Hospitaller, patron saint of carnivals. (my dad's name is julian, too).

ps. now i am allowed to have fun again! i am going to LOVE this last week of school like it's my job.
pps. once i get home, it's arts and crafts an music-making MANIA until i go to cambridge in july.
Current Music: erlend oye "sheltered life, remix!"
06 May 2006 @ 07:53 am
30 April 2006 @ 10:23 am
27 April 2006 @ 05:23 pm
almost! almost! there.

i got my packet from cambridge university. i got into all the courses i wanted for this summer, and this is becoming a better idea by the minute. also, yesterday my mother and i agreed that if i were to put a basket on my vintage french touring bicycle, then i would be "a badass motherfucker." so, that's what the summer is looking like.
Current Music: oh no! oh my!
19 April 2006 @ 12:46 am
me in my mary janes.
you in your skinny jeans.
17 April 2006 @ 12:23 am
oh! yesterday! was perfect. i will make a little list of only a few reasons why:

1. i went to see puppies and kittens.
2. i went to central park to see the easter party and petting zoo.
3. i bumped into tim in a tie. he walked me a couple blocks. all the way uptown i went!
4. i have a new favorite museum. very favorite! and i DO make faces at museums even when i'm alone.
5. walked through harlem and i wished i had my own stoop. and lots of tacos.
6. played a trick on dan from a tall window in union square.
7. dan and i saw michael showalter and went through a farmers market (zucchini bread!)
8. we ate pizza by the pound! the owner gave us life advice (and advice on how to buy art?)!
9. we found a super used book shop. i sat next to a mushy newborn baby on the subway.
10.found mary poppins shoes, i called ben and he heard taxis honking over the phone.

but there was so much more. i got a funny letter from my pops, who has great faith in my ability to charm people at dinner parties. oh! and i saw god.
Current Music: "giapponese a roma" - momus
15 April 2006 @ 12:29 am
after a string of loser boyfriends in high school, i thought i would try something new. when i was seventeen, i thought perhaps i would only date boys i met in bookshops and galleries. i also thought freckles were a real mark of character, that janis ian was the greatest lyricist of our time. i would not eat walnuts because of union issues. i rode on the train for a half hour to go to my favorite burrito restaurant. my favorite book was "poems of jerusalem" by yehuda amichai. i cut off all my hair for yom kippur. i loved going to protests and wearing overalls.

what were you like when you were seventeen?
Current Music: the virgin-whore complex
09 April 2006 @ 06:50 pm
if i had my own little vegetarian restaurant, we would be closed today. i am sick. i would call annette, who bakes the zucchini cakes, and i would say, "i'm sorry annette. we ought to close today. i am sick, and the place just isn't the same when i'm not around." annette would sadly nod and flip the sign in the shop window. "closed." the boy in the striped sweater who comes for brunch every sunday would be very upset to find our little restaurant with its curtains drawn. he will have to go to denny's for hash browns and coffee, all while pining for our tofu breakfast burritos and english breakfast tea.

i hate being sick. i am always sick. currently writing a pop song about always feeling under the weather.
Current Music: the sing-song of sarah shoe saying "bless you!"
06 April 2006 @ 04:52 am
i recently found out just how short i am. this pleases me.
i recently found out how my voice sounds. this displeases me.

(i also have the worst case of spring fever, best summer plans)

p.s. my new favorite mix tape is a treatise on mix tapes.
Current Music: josh's little shark attack