• notes from underground fyodor dostoevsky (3.5/5)
  • the circle dave eggers (4/5)
  • their eyes were watching god zora neale hurston (4/5)
  • little fires everywhere celeste ng (5/5)
  • the fire next time james baldwin (5/5)
  • as meat loves salt maria mccann (4/5)
  • born a crime: stories from a south african childhood trevor noah (5/5)
  • assembly natasha brown (4.5/5)
  • the fire this time: a new generation speaks about race edited by jesmyn ward (4/5)
  • we gon' be alright: notes on race and resegregation jeff chang (5/5)
  • suite fran├žaise irene nemirovsky (5/5)

in progress:

  • the death and life of great american cities jane jacobs
  • independent people halldor laxness
  • harry potter y la piedra filosifal j.k. rowling
jan 1 2023 ∞
mar 18 2023 +
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  • hall & oates
  • alphonse mucha lady
  • roy lichtenstien painting
  • sushi
  • mimi from drew carey show
  • sriracha bottle
oct 22 2011 ∞
dec 25 2020 +
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  • sweet tea
  • hot black tea, with a little milk
  • hot black tea, with cardamom & saffron
  • hot water, plain
  • skim milk
  • gin & tonic
  • shirley temple
  • eggnog (non-alcoholic, although w/ alcohol okay too)
  • silk soy nog (trumps above because it doesn't have cholesterol or sat fat and tastes just as good)
  • hot spiced apple cider
  • amaretto sour
  • dark & stormy
  • simply orange oj
  • simply lemonade
  • cream soda
  • barq's root beer
  • vruit orange veggie blend juice
  • steak & shake banana milkshake (not sure ...
dec 6 2009 ∞
oct 22 2022 +
  • new tennis racket?
  • new laptop? windows surface 3
  • long skirt for trave
  • better blender?
  • patterned jogger dressy pants, linen shorts
jul 21 2009 ∞
dec 9 2022 +
  • a light in the attic
  • alexander and the terrible horrible no-good very bad day
  • amelia bedelia
  • are you there god, its me margaret
  • best friends
  • boxcar children
  • bread & jam for frances
  • charlotte's web
  • chocolate moose for dinner
  • cloudy with a chance of meatballs
  • courderoy the bear
  • eloise
  • encyclopedia brown
  • frank & earnest
  • from the mixed-up files of mrs. basil e. frankweiler
  • harriet the spy
  • harry potter
  • holly & ivy
  • iggie's house
jul 24 2009 ∞
mar 19 2021 +
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  • 1,2,3
  • aimee mann
  • all-4-one
  • andrew bird
  • architecture in helsinki
  • beirut
  • ben folds (6x)
  • ben lee
  • big freedia
  • black keys, the (4x)
  • blink 182 (2x)
  • boatzz
  • bob dylan (2x)
  • brandi carlile (2x)
  • brett dennen
  • cat power
  • chvrches
  • clap your hands say yeah
  • cold specks
  • coldplay
  • corinne bailey rae
apr 16 2009 ∞
jul 7 2022 +
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  • a very long engagement (jean-pierre jeunet)
  • amelie (jean-pierre jeunet)
  • american beauty (sam mendes)
  • annie hall (woody allen)
  • bottle rocket (wes anderson)
  • bowling for columbine (michael moore)
  • but i'm a cheerleader (jamie babbit)
  • crazy, stupid, love (glenn ficarra/john requa)
  • darjeeling limited, the (wes anderson)
  • despicable me (pierre coffin/chris renaud)
  • drop dead gorgeous (michael patrick jann)
  • easy a (will gluck)
  • edward scissorhands (tim burton)
  • elf (jon favreau)
  • eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, the (michel gondry)
  • everything is illuminated (liev schreiber...
apr 16 2009 ∞
jul 3 2020 +
  • go tell it on the mountain james baldwin (4.5/5)
  • becoming michelle obama (4/5)
  • night boat to tangier kevin barry (5/5)
  • trainspotting irvine welsh (4/5)
  • vile bodies evelyn waugh (4/5)
  • on earth we're briefly gorgeous ocean vuong (5/5)
  • the parker inheritance varian johnson (5/5)
  • you'll never believe what happened to lacey: crazy stories about racism amber ruffin and lacey lamar (5/5)
  • educated tara westover (4.5/5)
  • faces in the water janet frame (5/5)
  • the underground railroad colson whitehead (5/5)
  • kim rudyard kipling (3.5/5)
  • charlotte's web e.b. white (re-read) (5/5)
  • no god but god: the origins, evolution and future of islam reza aslan (3.5/5)
  • bad feminist roxane gay (3/5)
  • harriet the spy louise fitzhugh (re-read) (4/5)
  • the westing game ellen raskin (re-read) (4/5)
  • tipping the velvet sarah waters (4/5)
  • middlesex jeffrey eugenides (re-read) (5/5)
jan 1 2022 ∞
jan 1 2023 +
  • albania
  • austria
  • belgium
  • bosnia and herzegovina
  • cambodia
  • canada
  • china
  • costa rica
  • croatia
  • cuba
  • czech republic (czechia)
  • dominica
  • egypt
  • france
  • germany
  • great britain
  • greece
  • hong kong
  • hungary
  • iceland
  • ireland
jan 13 2016 ∞
sep 15 2022 +

to read:

  • are you there god its me margaret
  • e.m. forster - howard's end, passage to india
  • parade's end - ford madox ford
  • philip roth
  • alice walker - possessing the secret of joy
  • bronte sisters - shirley, agnes grey, villette
  • kiss of the spider woman, heartbreak tango - manuel puig
  • milan kundera - ignorance, the joke, etc.
  • evelyn waugh - decline & fall, others
  • italo calvino - complete cosmicomics
  • jane austen - mansfield park
  • kurt vonnegut - while mortals sleep, a man without a country, bluebeard, look at the birdie
  • labyrinths, ficciones - jorge luis borges...
nov 7 2009 ∞
feb 21 2023 +
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  • Mesa Verde, Colorado, United States of America
  • Pompeii, Italy
  • Tikal, Guatemala
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
  • Taj Mahal, India
  • Easter Island
  • The Great Wall, China
  • Aurora Borealis
  • Serengeti, Tanzania/Kenya
  • Iguazu Falls, Brazil
  • Macchu Picchu, Peru
  • The Louvre, Paris, France
  • Zen Garden of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
  • Fallingwater, Pennyslvania, United States of America
  • Yangtze River, China
  • Antarctica
  • Mount Kilamanjaro, Tanzania
nov 28 2009 ∞
dec 15 2022 +
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  • aaron tveit
  • adam brody
  • adrian brody
  • anders holm
  • ben taylor
  • benedict cumberbatch
  • bobby cannavale
  • bret mckenzie
  • charlie hunnam
  • christopher meloni
  • chris messina
  • clive owen
  • colin meloy
  • dean winters
  • eddie ciberian
  • frank ocean
  • gene kelly
  • heath ledger
  • jake johnson
  • james dean
  • jeff buckley
jul 25 2009 ∞
dec 21 2022 +
  • russell crowe - pittsburgh @ round corner cantina
  • chloe sevigney - pittsburgh @ art event
  • roy hibbert - pittsburgh @ shadyside street concert
  • gil mantera & grand buffet - pittsburgh @ brillobox
  • ben schwartz - los angeles @ hookah bar
  • wayne coyne (flaming lips) - columbus short north
  • lily aldridge - columbus @ vs hq
  • alec baldwin - nyc @ laguardia
  • kevin jonas - nyc street
  • emily vancamp - nyc @ restaurant
  • steve martin - santa monica street corner
mar 7 2022 ∞
dec 9 2022 +
  • practice spanish every day
  • set boundaries at work - use empowerment triangle instead of drama triange
  • floss every day
  • volunteer
  • be a better listener (stop interrupting)
  • be more generous with my money
  • next travels - morocco (may 2023) , madagascar, japan, peru/south america
  • HIIT 3x a week
  • STOP PICKING!
  • read 30+ books
  • do more art, sketching
  • small trips for future
    • miami (visit rudy)
    • utah national parks (arches, zion, brice, antelope)
    • columbus/indianapolis, in
    • chicago/detroit (museums, etc)
    • ashtabula (visit patrick)
    • DC area (shenandoah np)
nov 3 2011 ∞
jan 1 2023 +
  • fish tacos
  • vietnamese summer rolls
  • summer salad (arugula, toms, corn, avo, basil)
  • mango chix/tofu salad
  • thai green mango salad
  • tuna salad/tuna melts
  • kale cesear
  • pear blue & walnut salad
  • bb corn salsa
  • reubens / reuben bowls
  • hawaiian or veggie pesto pizza
  • tj froz indian veggie burgers, hummus & naan
  • lox bagels
  • caprese salad
  • quiche/frittata
  • shakshuka
  • okonomiyaki
  • baked potatoes w veggies & cheese sauce
  • fried green tomato blt
sep 29 2020 ∞
feb 5 2023 +
  • freshly grated ginger
  • eucalyptus
  • fresh chopped herbs
  • garlic
  • the steam that comes out of the laundry vent
  • skin that's been out in the sun
  • onions cooking
  • fruity pebbles
  • cookies/brownies baking
  • the smell of an ice cream parlor/ice cream cones
  • chlorine/swimming pool smell
  • summertime smell - fresh and warm and blowing in my windows
  • spring smell/after rain - wet dirt and plants
  • the smell of my backyard as a kid - the breeze blowing off the lake
  • kitty breath. don't ask me why.
  • my own armpits. again, probably weird.
jun 23 2010 ∞
dec 9 2022 +
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  • a bat (the flappy screechy kind)
  • a chinaman? (kinda racist, mom & dad)
  • a witch
  • a clown
  • a hula dancer
  • a bunny rabbit
  • a native american princess
  • an orange crayon
  • a 50's poodle-skirt girl
  • a jockey (horse not disc)
  • a hippie
  • a cat
  • a butterfly
  • margot tenenbaum
  • jem (of the holograms)
  • a flapper
  • enid from ghost world
  • ussr cosmonaut propaganda girl
  • a luchador
  • a sailor
  • kermit the frog
mar 4 2010 ∞
nov 30 2022 +

NORTH AMERICA

  • austin, tx
  • fort worth, dallas, tx
  • marfa tx
  • alaska
  • badlands/mt rushmore, sd
  • baltimore, md
  • banff/jasper np
  • boston ma
  • bryce canyon, arches & zion national park, paria mt, fifth water, ut and the wave/lower antelope canyon, az
  • charleston sc
  • chicago il
  • denver, co
  • glacier national park, mt
  • st. louis mo
  • key west
  • las vegas nv
  • los angeles ca/santa barbara
  • louisville, ky/mammoth caves ntl park
apr 16 2009 ∞
dec 9 2022 +
  • kings of convenience
  • band of horses
  • arcade fire, the
  • frank ocean
  • robyn
  • jessie ware
  • years and years
  • drake
oct 29 2009 ∞
apr 9 2022 +