sersly cooler than melting clocks

i don't even really like his paintings but...

<3 <3 <3 lolz-heartz-dali-rhino-luv!!!!!! <3 <3 <3

He walks anteaters down the street? He's thefreaking man.  
As for this of dali and an ocelot...I can't decide if it's funny or just reeeeeaallly creepy. 


before the snuggie...

but not before the spray tan.

Tavi Gevinsen You Are My Hero

fashion loving genius child can i adopt you???? Her About Me:  "Wears batman capes and oversized hats. Scatters black petals on Rei Kawakubo's doorsteps and serenades her in rap. I wish I was Daria but I get too excited about things like candy to be deadpan all the time"
GO TO her blog... 


Her Rap Video


Mad Men


SwEeT mUsIcA




satirizing the music industry? lamely pre-emptively defensive? whatever it's catchy. that's probably the point.

i've decided her vibe is a spin-off of gaga and ke$ha with a dose of urban outfitters


On the topic of hair

I think some hairspray got on her face



mommy can we keep them???

um....is one of them drowning??................"swimming"?


Why am I an English major If i Hate writing Papers.

It can be lovely/horrifying when people read more into your actions/words than was actually intended.  Like when a professor is like, "ohhh so what you actually mean when you're saying that is _genius point_"  Sure! Yup!

Orrrr............other times....."so what you really mean by saying that to me is ya ya ya bad bad bad


"However much you think was subliminal on my part is your part to decide"

And now, unrelated, is this comic which gives me a headache to look at for too long but is also more fun than figuring out a thesis:


cut it out, you fool

oh goodness i want this billboard so badly

American Culinary Fails

how did people manage to eat then.       no seriously.
...do NOT tell me that is spam...with bananas...and cherries...

how did this candy bar not make it????

even cheerios manage to look like organs


that is either pizza or growth in a pietri dish

disturbingly, this might be the most appetizing option so far. oh gosh it's actually a tough call between this and the intestinal cheerios.

 what's for dessert dearest? oh, jellied vegetable medley darling!


I was lying in bed falling asleep and

then I remembered this really funny video.  I can't remember for the life of me where I first saw it.  Anyways. I decided I had to watch it before morning.


Bird and the Bee Love Letter to Japan

Va put this on Bday mix cd and it is so bee-autiful!! The boring flower backdrop is lame but the original music video was trippy strange and wouldn't allow embedding anyway. Japan hm. I would like to go there... but probably lower on a list of places to go.

actually i've changed my mind. the flowers are pretty pretty.


ok no matter how many times i look at this...i still laugh...when i look from the tuxedo. to the truck. to the officers. to the..................sewing machine. say cheeeeeeese!!


Ironic things in the world

1) Sesquipedalophobia is the fear of long words
2) Learning what "sesquipedalophobia" means is the only thing I have liked from reading "beloved" Tristram Shandy so far. 
2) Switched-into-class (for sake of a fresh start right before the drop and add class deadline) will now be the absolute death of me
3) The "Greatest novel of all time" is boring as crap (James Joyce I could care less about your whirly-dirly-creative-conscious-forged-in-smithy-of-their-soul-tormented-emo-artists and their kidney-eating-meat-obsessed-friends)
4) Too much of a good thing is not wonderful
5) Irony indirectly makes points most directly but only sometimes and other times it's bad.



Went to Sugarland concert tonight with Rach and it was SWEET. I'd heard this song on the radio many times and always thought awww how cute. Then I watched the music video andddd...what an adorable stalking mannapper instead!


Dear John. you are better than that movie, even.

This post is dedicated to the one and only John Louis Wilder, genius you-tuber and discoverer of the Goat-Yelling-Like-A-Man video.  Oh my brother and oh the delight of my eyes.  I apologize from the bottom of my heart for not crediting it's discovery to you.  Your eyes are even green-golden-flecked-er than those of Tom.  Your hair is as cute and curly as that of a newborn baby lamb.  In fact, you remind me in so many ways yourself of a little baby lamb.  Little. Cute. Baby. Lamb.  Dearest kid-brother.

quote: "that was horrible. i'll give you another shot" --john.

ok john. here is a poem written just about you for the occasion.

there once was a kid named john
indistinguishable from super-mahn
i read him this poem
and asked if he know'd him
and in response he said WhAAAHhhh???


Runnn For est Runnn

This morning was the long-anticipated/dreaded-yet-hardly-prepared-for-on-my-part VIRGINIA BEACH HALF MARATHON.  These are the highlights.

This morning woken up at the crack of dawn by mom who was already entirely dressed and ready at 5:30.  Took like a solid minute to wake up from dream and remember what the heck was going on.

Ate doritos and banana and goo blocks for breakfast YUM

Had lovely chat with other runners in porta potty line. What a great place to meet new people.

Felt good for the first six miles of the race then sped up then felt much more tired.  Passed Pac man but didn't see Elvis.  

Asked by creeper where my "friend" was.  What the heck does that mean.

Finished race

Jumped in ocean

Drank two sips of free beer then was like gross then threw it out and felt bad about wasting.

Jumped around on beach.

I'd do it again!!!

andddd 8:12 miles baybayyyy


Free Rosetta Stone!

It works the same way and it's amazing and I'm going to learn French now.  Yeeeah.



Al's first day of HIGHschool

...and john is pretty happy to be going back

al's smakelijk bday

just kidding this is tom's bday





<---AL with Misty; inspiration from Africa
The Tomcat
from 6th grade
thought I'd lost this poem
found it in the basement today...

The Tomcat eased onto his back
and rolled a heavy purr,
He sat and groomed for hours long,
combed each tuft of smoky fur.

He stretched and curved into an arc,
and pushed out his hooked claws.
He yawned a mouth of sharp white teeth,
set hard and jagged in his jaws.

His amber eyes were set alight
When a butterfly flew by.
He swatted it in kittenness,
until it melted in the sky.

His eyelids hung, grew heavier,
as dozing soon grew deep.
He curled onto his sunbathed bed,
--what is better than to sleep!

...was mildly obsessed with cats...and ferrets...
got bond money for the poem and was happy til i learned what bonds were and that i couldn't spend it right away...

(SAND) Bucket List

This is our summer bucket list.  Things to do before the end of summer....../the end of the school year.  Without actually kicking the bucket.  That's why it's the SAND bucket list. ahahahahahahahah. ok.

--Visit the Tea Bazaar

--Fridays After Five

--Convince Rhode to come on one of the outdoor adventures

--Get temporary tattoos

--Swim in as many lakes as possible before getting caught (mint springs, old trail etc)

--but...GET caught before school starts

--Make Norwegian cheesecake with truffle and raspberry reduction sauce/cake from scratch/cupcakes from a mix/slice and bake cookies/toast. /open a box of little debbies.

--Disney movie marathon

--Stargaze on hay bales near val's house/mint springs "beach"

--CAMP at mint springs

--Open up phonebook in food section and pick a place to go blindfolded. ...blindfolded while picking the place, not while eating at the place.

--Pet a really cute animal

--Take a picture with a police man

--Buy icecream for a homeless person (Tom and I have actually tried this.  When we came back outside the original guy was gone.  So...we gave it to the same homeless guy Tom, Stuart and Will had some 2 hr conversation with several weeks ago.  Not that he said very much.  He just talked SO slowly...and would have massive.......dramatic................PAUSES.......before dropping the f bomb in reference to...almost anything.  He said thanks for the icecream though.  Then he went back to dropping in on other random people to give his verdicts on the world)
--Wear "kick me" sign for a period of time or just get Heidi to reenact

Ok so SO far:

1) Heidi, John and I ran to Mint Springs and swam in the lake.  There were no police/patrol men just some lady with a dog in a station wagon who drove by verrryyyyy slowwllyyy.  Then we tried to shimmy up trees Mowgli style which isn't on the list but should be. 
2) Rhode, Heidi and I had a lovely disney movie marathon....consisting of one movie.  Hercules.  Didn't remember ANYTHING from when I saw that originally in like the 4th grade or whatever.  Learned that: Hercules has feet like snow shoes and that Beyonce's single ladies backup dancers had their first gig as Greek gospel/disco singing cartoon narrators for that movie.
3) Rhode and I went to Fridays after Five and ate the smallest cookies in the world in the bagged lunches we got at Baggbys.  Really nice owner guy and everything else was good but seriously, the cookies were somewhere between quarter and silver dollar size.


favorite (girl) names

Liana, Aleta, Evita, Sophia, Alouette, Adele, Chloe, Esmee, Helen, Zoe, Bevin, Kalyn, Kelen, Sadie

...along with other more common names


Goldie or Kate????

got to LOVE that...tan?



sopping wet after volleyball in the RAIN!