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“oh my god, yes.”
August 19, 2014, 3:06 am
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Well. Here we go again. This blog has been around a while. Like, 2007 a while. 7 years ago I was 20 and had no clue what real life would be like. Now I’m 27. I’m pretty much a straight up lady at this point.

I wrote this next part in the “about me” section when I very officially “relaunched” in 2009:

“I am a 22 year old guh living (for now) in the holding tank that is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I just graduated from college, which puts me right in the eye of the single most confusing and exciting storm I’ve ever witnessed.

I abuse Jasmine and Earl Grey tea, and don’t even get me started on honey. Honey is my cocaine. I Stumble through StumbleUpon too much, always have to have moisturizer in my car, and I actually believe that quartz crystals magnify positive energy (maybe it’s just because they’re so damn pretty). I love feeling uncomfortable (how else do we grow?), cheese (the funkier the better– try Valdeón or Cambozola, my fellow cheesers), and Joni Mitchell.”

Some things never change.

This blog was started during school,
but ultimately brought great comfort to me during the inevitable upheaval of my post-graduate mind. And WOO! What a clusterfuck that was. But oh, oh, oh. Such a beautiful one.

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Will the blog prove itself again a worthy outlet for me as I transition into womanhood?

I suppose THAT– like most internal matters — is going to be completely and entirely up to me.


M

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oh my god, yes
September 22, 2009, 4:43 am
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Sam and Hilary and I found a list of the top 150 Animated Films of all time and started watching clips from them.

This is a SWEET animated short from 1977 by Ishu Patel, a Gujarati artist, called “The Bead Game.” It mimics the evolution of the world through the act of destruction. Starting with a tiny cell, Patel depicts the destructive tendency of nature, as each new, greater creature destroys the last. However, this process is never ending, and as each creature gains intelligence, the destruction continues to occur. The film ends with a depiction of the atomic bomb. Patel seems to be making a commentary on the human condition– to put it plain and simple,we might be complex and intelligent and flash-forward and technologically advanced, but it doesn’t matter, we ain’t any different than that tiny cell— we’re all going to fucking die. It’s kind of bleak, but hey. I like it.

It’s just freaking awesome. Watch it, now.

I demand you!



what.
September 18, 2009, 9:02 pm
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my mind is constantly being blown.



biggest fanz!!!!!

I took a long walk today with Leslie, Bhalu and Misty up at Sewickley Heights Park. It was a little gray but the trees were oh-so-green. I felt both outdoorsy and responsible, and active, and you know, all the good things that come from spending time in the forest. We then explored the closed part of Sevin Road — where many a high schooler escapes to muenz — and saw a great view of the pipeline/ Western PA Countryside as a whole. Remind me to go back out there when the leaves change. They’re already starting!!

I’m cleaning and packing for San Francisco today and tomorrow. Cleaning makes me feel like my life is in order. I like it.

On the YouTube front, I posted this video of Gwyn singing her song “Patterns” because I had it stuck in both my head and my hard drive. I miss mis amigas. Though I’m sure my infatuation with the WebCam on my computer was annoying at the time, I captured some great moments for us all to shareeeeeeeeee!

Plus, Gwyn’s so damn good, she deserves the publicity! What is this, like, my third post about her? I legitimately love her stuff, like not in that “I’m-your-friend-oh-my-gosh-that’s-good-i-love-it- but-actually-its-really-kinda-bad” way, but in the “you-are-talented-why-aren’t-you-making-money-doing-this-you-go-girl” kinda way.

So here’s Patterns, recorded one one dirty evening (evidenced by my hair) in the lovely Vining’s residence long-past of Betsy and Sarah Hargass.



fu all the time!

Ok… so my school spirit has always been a little low.. but I’ve ALWAYS had music dept. spirit. I miss these people. Look at them dance! They look killer and I’m proud to call many of them my friends!!!

You guys kick ass.



want
September 4, 2009, 6:38 pm
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thanks to thebeautifulproject at Etsy for making cute cards like this that make my unemployed day just a little bit brighter.

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fair acres
September 3, 2009, 5:27 pm
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I had a very idyllic afternoon yesterday with Samuel Holdship Brown.

Western PA is beautiful. If you want to join our forest-wandering club, let me know. We stream walk and discover little alcoves and I’d like to start searching for arrowheads. And Sam has a freakin’ metal detector.

Beep… BEEP… BEEP-CLICK beep.

Wish you were here.

<3,

M

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