• block heels
  • 1 work appropriate dress
  • 1 work appropriate sweater
  • 1 work appropriate blouse
  • 1 black blazer
  • year-round loafers
  • black boots
mar 16 2021 ∞
jul 31 2021 +
  • desk
  • velvet chair
  • bookshelf
  • pink lightbulbs
  • marble contact paper
  • kitchen storage/counter space
  • jute rug
  • TV console?
  • projector
  • TV
may 23 2020 ∞
jan 9 2021 +
  • bell hooks - Sisters of the Yam
  • José Olivarez - Citizen Illegal
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates - We Were Eight Years in Power
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates - Between the World and Me
  • Edgar Villanueva - Decolonizing Wealth
  • Emmanuel Iduma - A Stranger's Pose
  • Nikki Darling - Fade Into You
  • Hanif Abdurraqib - Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest
  • Morgan Parker - Magical Negro
  • Candice Carty-Williams - Queenie
  • American Like Me - edited by America Ferrera
  • Ben Clark - if you turn around i will turn around
  • Ross Gay - Book of Delights
  • Oyinkan Braithwaite - My Sister, The Serial Killer
  • Halal If You Hear Me - edited by Fatimah ...
jan 13 2019 ∞
dec 31 2019 +
  • Boston
  • Milwaukee
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • New Mexico
  • Montreal
  • Tokyo
oct 13 2016 ∞
dec 31 2018 +
  • glasses
  • oxford-esque shoes (T...or B)
  • black turtleneck (T)
  • peter pan collar dress
  • lipstixxx
  • jeans (1 pair?) (AA??) (or B)
  • boots (Target)
  • earrings
  • tights, etc
apr 18 2014 ∞
jul 27 2015 +
  • go to the Green Mill
  • and other open-mic nights
  • master at least one Nigerian dish
  • go swimming
  • perfect photoshop skills (or other "marketable" skills)
  • make lit. pub connections
  • master liquid eyeliner
  • think of screenplay
apr 6 2014 ∞
jul 28 2015 +
  • rats
  • getting pregnant
  • breaking my glasses
  • making a fool out of myself
  • moving back with my parents after college
dec 21 2013 ∞
jul 28 2015 +
  • asking for help
  • being gentle w/myself
  • sports
  • asserting authority
  • higher level math
jun 24 2013 ∞
aug 19 2015 +
  • Forever 21
  • Belmont Army 4th Floor
  • Village Discount
  • American Apparel...(?)
  • eBay
  • H&M
may 30 2013 ∞
jul 28 2015 +
  • piercing my nose
  • dropping acid
  • going out-of-state for college
mar 21 2013 ∞
jul 28 2015 +
  • journal in French (sort of)
  • read books on Nigerian culture
  • exercise, somehow. Go walkin!
  • go see a really great concert this summer
  • write letters
  • actually make lasagna this time
  • go to Randolph Street Market
jun 20 2012 ∞
jul 28 2015 +
  • burt's bees shampoo
  • extra virgin coconut oil
  • spray bottle
  • multiple silk scarves/turbans
  • silk lined hat for winter (or sew silk into lining)
  • shower caps
  • fantasia IC gel
  • hair cutting shears
aug 9 2011 ∞
jul 28 2015 +
  • wool gloves/mittens (don't lose!)
  • saint olaf sweatshirt
  • one pair of woolen tights
  • backpack
  • 3 bras
  • panties
  • mp3 player
  • dresses/nice skirts
  • speakers
  • alarm clock
  • towel set
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • floss
  • cute stationary/school supply shit from Argyle
  • earrings
  • highliters
  • first-aid kit
  • ibuprofen
  • sewing kit
may 22 2011 ∞
jul 29 2015 +
  • only 13 days of school, in part due to...
  • spring break
  • not being broke
  • knowing about college
  • the 3rd quarter being over
  • weather
mar 13 2011 ∞
jul 29 2015 +
  • new glasses
  • pitchfork tix
  • Season One of Diff'rent Strokes
  • headphones
  • go to strange cargo, like, for real this time.
jan 7 2011 ∞
jul 29 2015 +
  • Paris is Burning
  • 7/10 of Kids (luckily, I bought the VHS and watched the rest).
  • Hud
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Hell Up in Harlem
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • My Beautiful Laundrette
  • SLC Punk!
  • Heavyweights
  • Brink!
  • Loser
  • Disney's Pochahontas
  • Cidade de Deus (City of God)
  • Baby Boy
  • Cooley High
  • 9/10 of Crooklyn....fucking wmg and youtube. bastards (again, luckily I found it on VHS and finished the rest).
  • New Jack City
dec 22 2009 ∞
may 17 2019 +
  • bennington : 1/03
  • hampshire : 1/01
  • bryn mawr : 1/15
  • st. olaf : 1/15
  • kenyon: 1/15
  • illinois wesleyan: 2/15
  • wash u: 1/15

HOORAY!

aug 25 2010 ∞
jan 13 2011 +
  • hair
  • college choices
  • potential college major
  • cleanliness (or lackthereof)
  • fashion sense
  • spending habits
  • "lack" of black friends
jul 16 2010 ∞
nov 18 2010 +
  • pullover , cardigan and cable-knit love
  • tights (all seasons except summer) and socks
  • floral print
  • wearing sweaters over dresses
  • layers layers layerss
  • collared shirts under sweaters
jul 16 2010 ∞
jun 20 2012 +
  • finish AP Lit and AP French
  • know at least two colleges to apply to
  • have a rough draft done for the common app. essay
  • Register to vote
jun 27 2010 ∞
jul 29 2015 +
  • The Caregiver - Samuel Park
  • The Black Unicorn - Audre Lorde
  • When Rap Spoke Straight to God - Erica Dawson
  • The Secret Lives of Church Ladies - Deesha Philyaw
  • The Other Black Girl - Zakiya Dalila Harris
  • One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
  • Clap When You Land - Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World - Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Vagabonds! - Eloghosa Osunde
  • Brute - Emily Skaja
  • Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day - Nikki Giovanni
  • The Kissing of Kissing - Hannah Emerson
  • Hull - Xandria Phillips
  • All the Blood Involved in Love - Maya Marshall
jan 13 2022 ∞
jun 26 2022 +
  • black chacos
  • two button downs (white, black, brown, gray, rust, moss green)
  • neutral colored blazer
  • work pants from old navy
jun 15 2020 ∞
jun 16 2022 +
  • name necklace
  • bomber jacket
  • brown leather backpack
  • new balances
  • jeans
  • black cardigan
  • gold heels
  • fall boot
jun 9 2019 ∞
dec 2 2019 +
  • This is How You Lose Her - Junot Diaz
  • They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us - Hanif Abdurraqib
  • L'Étranger - Albert Camus
  • Too Much and Not the Mood - Durga Chew-Bose
  • The Wrong Way To Save a Life - Megan Stielstra
  • The Collective - Don Lee
  • Like Water For Chocolate - Laura Esquivel
  • The Poet X - Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Subject to Change - Jennifer Joshua Espinoza, Beyza Ozer, Christopher Soto, Cam Awkward Rich, Kay Ulanday Barrett
  • We Are Never Meeting in Real Life - Samantha Irby
  • Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi
  • Heating and Cooling - Beth Ann Fennelly
  • Everything Good Will Come - Sefi Atta
jan 16 2018 ∞
dec 23 2018 +
  • chelsea/chelsea esque boots (target?)
  • denim jumper (f21)
  • mustard or rust-colored dress
  • striped shirt
  • maxi skirt
  • mom jeans

from: -depop -vdoil

mar 24 2017 ∞
jul 14 2020 +
  • this peter pan collar dress: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Retro-Womens-Dre...
  • another plain black dress
  • black or dark brown backpack
  • black bralet
  • black tights, sheer or not
    • black fleece-lined tights
  • long black skirt
  • black turtleneck
  • 1 b/w striped shirt
  • neutral colored coat
  • black and cream button up collared shirt
  • black or blue denim jumper dress
  • baggy cardigan
  • black cardigan
  • gray pullover
  • gray t-shirt
  • new jeans from urban (denim?? white??)
  • black boots
  • gold/silver jewelry
jul 27 2015 ∞
jan 25 2016 +
  • Zadie Smith - White Teeth
  • Samuel Selvon - The Lonely Londoners
  • Buddha of Suburbia - Haneif Kureishi
  • To Be Young, Gifted and Black - Lorraine Hansberry
  • The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
  • Sister Outsider - Audre Lorde
  • Does Your Mama Know? Anthology
apr 6 2014 ∞
oct 13 2016 +
  • learn to speak yoruba (basic, at least)
  • own a cat
  • be in a long-term relationship
  • make enough to not have to worry about being able to care for parent
feb 21 2014 ∞
apr 24 2021 +
  • I'm taking my first 300 level french class and I'm really scared of looking like an idiot and being swamped with literature that I semi-comprehend
  • new living situations are always stressful, I don't know how the dynamic of this house is going to work in addition to putting on events (though there are very few) and going to conversation tables and generally speaking french a lot of the time. I think in the long run it will be okay though
  • I don't know if this is a FEAR fear, but I'm slightly anxious to see how things pan out with N. If it doesn't work I will not be heartbroken, this is a fact. In the long run I will be in France second semester and he will graduate, so this isn't a high pressure thing we have going
aug 28 2013 ∞
jul 28 2015 +
  • get my license (?)
  • cook at least 5 meals completely from scratch
  • Visa shit (Chicago French Consulate)
  • 7 passport pics
  • get rid of old/unwanted clothes
  • start a savings account
  • finish CIEE study abroad application
  • expand my music collection
  • go swimming
apr 14 2013 ∞
jul 28 2015 +
  • makeup brush set
  • a couple shades of lipstick/lip color
  • eyeliner
  • perfect dress from Forever21
  • repierced left ear
jun 27 2012 ∞
jul 28 2015 +
  • Mattress pad
  • comforter
  • soap
  • lotion
  • towels
  • plates/utensils
  • period stuff
  • alarm clock?
  • room stuff (hangers, shoe organizer, storage containers)
  • pillow
  • tea and other comforts
  • granola bars, fruit snacks, etc.
  • detergent
  • fabric softener
sep 1 2011 ∞
jul 28 2015 +
  • lasagna
  • bread pudding
aug 1 2011 ∞
jul 29 2015 +
  • more public enemy
  • aretha (lady soul)
  • digable planets
  • beastie boys
  • de la soul
  • more animal collective
  • pre-order "relax"
apr 17 2011 ∞
jul 29 2015 +
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Virgin Suicides (*)
  • American Graffiti
  • American Pie
  • Heathers (*)
  • Now and Then
jan 22 2011 ∞
mar 20 2011 +
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • No one Belongs Here More than You
  • For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf
  • Dubliners
  • Siddhartha
  • The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
feb 21 2010 ∞
may 17 2019 +
  • Michael J. Fox
  • LL Cool J
  • Adrien Brody
  • Usher
  • Kanye West
  • Tom Cruise
  • Pete Wentz
  • Larenz Tate
  • Billie Joe Armstrong
  • Mike Dirnt
  • Tre Cool
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Steve Martin
  • Steve Burns
  • Savion Glover
  • Terrence Howard
  • Iggy Pop
  • Jim Morrison
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Fred Williamson
  • Martin Scorsese
jul 16 2010 ∞
nov 17 2011 +
  • green day - dookie
  • stone roses eponymous debut
  • the slits - cut
  • of montreal - skeletal lamping
  • something else by the kinks
  • david bowie - heroes
  • simon & garfunkel - sounds of silence
  • kanye west - college dropout
  • jimi hendrix experience - electric ladyland
  • the clash - london calling
  • vince guaraldi trio - a charlie brown christmas
  • justin hinds and the dominoes - ska uprising
  • rushmore original soundtrack
  • jefferson airplane - surrealistic pillow
  • the harder they come original soundtrack
sep 2 2010 ∞
jun 3 2013 +
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  • out of state
    • east coast or midwest
  • population of less than 5000
  • linguistics and french departments
  • plenty to do around town
  • choir or acapella organizations
  • financial aid potential
  • good study abroad program
  • the less payton kids, the better
jul 16 2010 ∞
jul 28 2015 +
  • broken a bone
  • owned a fake ID
  • been a part of any sports team
  • genuinely hated a teacher
jul 16 2010 ∞
jul 29 2015 +
  • Circe - Madeline Miller
  • The Death of Vivek Oji - Akwaeke Emezi
  • Luster - Raven Leilani
  • Homesick for Another World - Ottessa Moshfegh
  • Forever - Judy Blume**
  • Just as Long as We're Together - Judy Blume**
  • Then Again, Maybe I Won't - Judy Blume**
  • Transcendent Kingdom - Yaa Gyasi
  • Wifey - Judy Blume
  • Men We Reaped - Jesmyn Ward
  • Summer Sisters - Judy Blume
  • Every Body Lookinng - Candice Iloh
  • Smart Women - Judy Blume
  • Hood Feminism - Mikki Kendall
  • Fairytales For Lost Children - Diriye Osman
  • The Hanged Man - Francesca Lia Block**
  • The Emperor's Babe - Bernadine Evaristo
  • Finna - Nate Marshall
jan 9 2021 ∞
dec 26 2021 +
  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
  • Barbara the Slut and Other People - Lauren Holmes
  • We Begin in Gladness - Craig Morgan Teicher
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Nonprofit Industrial Complex - INCITE!
  • Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems - Lucille Clifton
  • Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love - Keith S. Wilson
  • How to be an Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi
  • Ariel - Sylvia Plath
  • Cum Laude - Cecily von Ziegesar
  • This Is Your Brain On Birth Control - Sarah Hill
  • Homie - Danez Smith
  • I Will Always Love You - Cecily von Ziegasar
  • Electric Arches - Eve Ewing
jan 19 2020 ∞
dec 24 2020 +
  • good quality white or black tee
  • bateau shirt (striped)
  • black adidas dress
  • travel bag
  • brown or black flats (oxfords or loafers)
  • blazer
  • evening purse
  • denim jacket
  • wool coat
  • quality neutral striped shirts
  • polka dot mustard dress
  • summer shoes from beauty supply
  • cute boots - new look?
  • new bag from yesstyle
jan 28 2018 ∞
sep 28 2018 +
  • Colored People - Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Kehinde - Buchi Emecheta
  • Second Class Citizen - Buchi Emecheta
  • The Crown Ain't Worth Much - Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
  • The Icarus Girl - Helen Oyeyemi
  • White is For Witching - Helen Oyeyemi
  • Loose Woman - Sandra Cisneros
  • There are More Beautiful Things than Beyonce - Morgan Parker
  • Night Sky With Exit Wounds - Ocean Vuong
  • Blood Dazzler - Patricia Smith
  • Homegirls and Hand Grenades - Sonia Sanchez
  • Chicago is Not Broke - Edited by Tom Tresser
  • Best American Essays 2015
  • The Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion
  • Sexing the Cherry - Jeannette Winterson
  • The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingwa...
may 26 2017 ∞
dec 26 2017 +
  • short denim skirt
  • black loose pants
  • 1 black and white striped shirt (any variation)
  • brown short/longsleeve shirt
  • black or brown backpack
  • birkenstock-esque sandals
  • 1 new ring
  • many stud earrings from h&m
may 1 2016 ∞
aug 2 2016 +

BRUGES

  • Belfry Tower
  • Halve Maan brewery
  • Bike Tour (4/29)
  • Ghent day trip (4/30)
  • lunch - Brasserie Medard (4/30?)
  • Groenige Museum

PARIS

  • Pompidou Centre, Le Marais (5/1)
  • Luxembourg Gardens
  • Quartier Latin, rue de Rivoli
  • the movies (5/1)
  • breakfast in America?
  • Disney (5/2)
  • Eiffel Tower at night (5/3)

AMSTERDAM

  • evening canal cruise (5/4)
  • walking tour (5/5)
  • Paradox(and then Vondelpark) (5/5)
apr 16 2014 ∞
jul 27 2015 +
  • soaps (monoprix)
  • sea salts
  • perfume (mom) (champ elysees)
  • cheap prints from montmartre
  • cool shirt (brother)
  • tablemats??
  • salted caramels (rennes)
  • aftershave (dad)
  • lip balms (monoprix)
  • lighters or matches(???)
apr 3 2014 ∞
jul 28 2015 +
  • Casey Veggies - Ridin' Round Town
  • Aesop Rock - Daylight
  • Black Star - Brown Skin Lady
  • Atmosphere - Don't Ever Fucking Question That
  • Aliotta, Haynes & Jeremiah - Lakeshore Drive
  • Kanye West - Homecoming
  • The Entire "Enter the 36 Chambers" album by Wu Tang, but especially:
    • METHOD Man
    • Shame on a Nigga
    • Clan in the Front
  • ASAP Rocky - Kissin Pink
  • Lauryn Hill - Sweetest Thing (Mahogany Mix)
  • Penny and the Quarters - You and Me
  • De La Soul - Eye Know
aug 28 2013 ∞
jul 28 2015 +
  • I admire your infinite style and artistic ability. I am also jealous of it, and in a sense, threatened. We're both from the same city and we're both brown girls but you just seem so much cooler than me and your work gets published in our school publications and mine doesn't. I know that means very little. But I'm still the insecure person I was when I was sixteen (sometimes).
  • I will always have so much love for you. We are two people from very different backgrounds, and I've learned so much from you. You have a permanent place in my heart. That being said, I also worry a lot about you. I worry about how you will be able to cope with two more years of college, when earlier this past semester you could barely make it out of bed. You don't want to be a burden and you don't want to "bother" people, but sometimes it's more ...
jun 3 2013 ∞
jul 28 2015 +
  • saying "huh" instead of "what"
  • standing still on escalators
  • using the word "ghetto"
  • or the phrase "first-world problems"
  • excessive staring
  • finding stray hairs on my stuff
  • people who don't say thank you after you say bless you
apr 22 2013 ∞
jul 28 2015 +
  • look for summer jobs/internships
  • buy cigarettes
  • decorate room (snowflakes, pictures)
jan 3 2012 ∞
jul 29 2015 +
  • H&M
  • F21
  • Uncle Fun
aug 4 2011 ∞
jul 28 2015 +
  • more earrings
  • disposable cameras
  • GET A FUCKING JOB.
  • on that Francesca Lia Block shit
  • make lasagna
apr 29 2011 ∞
jul 29 2015 +
  • devote multiple days to pajama lounging and movie-watching:
    • royal tenenbaums
    • away we go
    • pierrot le fou
    • the seventh seal
    • cooley high
  • know my college situation? shit...
  • visit Baothy
  • raid my parents' Nigerian tapes and DVDs
mar 13 2011 ∞
jul 29 2015 +
  • vegetarian samosas
  • double stuf oreos
  • blueberry bagels
  • neufchatel cheese
  • michelina's frozen pasta dinners
  • cupcakes
  • reese's peanut butter cups
  • dunkin donuts' bacon, egg and cheese wraps
  • peppermint tea
nov 21 2010 ∞
jul 29 2015 +
  • fiable - reliable
  • la plaisanterie - joke
  • la souri - mouse
  • la crainte - fear
  • l'inondation - flood
  • plein - full
  • moitié = half
  • le vol = flight
  • le champ = field
  • l'essence = gasoline
  • le repas = meal
  • le nuage = cloud
  • le cochon = pig
  • épais = thick
  • le bâtiment = building
  • le singe = monkey
  • tenter = to attempt
  • le cerveau = brain
  • le poids = weight
jul 16 2010 ∞
nov 18 2010 +

PART ONE

  • holiday themed sweater
  • advisory hoodie
  • develop disposable film
  • earringsearringsearrings
  • season __ of def poetry jam
  • stop by jazz record mart
  • thrifting
  • go to the movies

PART TWO

  • To finish at least the majority of my college apps
  • LULA
nov 6 2010 ∞
feb 1 2011 +
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a future mixtape

  • Erykah Badu - On & On
  • Another Sunny Day - What's Happened to You, My Dearest Friend?
  • Belle & Sebastian - Piazza, New York Catcher
  • The Smiths - Ask
  • Now is the Month of Maying - Thomas Morley
  • Slum Village f. Kanye West and John Legemd - Selfish
  • Vince Guaraldi Trio - Linus & Lucy
  • Elliott Smith - Angeles
  • Moldy Peaches - Anyone Else But You
  • Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters - Tonight You Belong to Me
  • Fionn Regan - Underwood Typewriter
jul 16 2010 ∞
jun 3 2013 +
  • Reuben's Accomplice
  • Limbeck
  • Steel Train
  • Piebald
  • The Format
  • The Bravery
  • Green Day
  • Bob Dylan
  • Janelle Monae [x2]
  • N.E.R.D.
  • Erykah Badu
  • of Montreal
  • tUnE-YaRdS
  • Curren$y
  • Das Racist
  • Animal Collective
  • Doomtree
  • Grinch
  • Sol
  • Bambu
  • Blue Scholars
jul 16 2010 ∞
jan 7 2022 +