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"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"But if you tame me,...

jenz follows:
lisa films
about me (I love)
geronimoh books (2020)
shannon books (Read Harder 2017)
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or they break up...dear lord...

  • dj shadow (sept 21, 2006!)
  • bob dylan (oct 17, 2006!)
  • boyz II men (oct 20, 2006!)
  • justin timberlake (jan 11, 2007!)
  • bjork (may 19, 2007!)
  • tom petty (august 24, 2008! sort of!)
  • janet jackson (september 13, 2008!)
  • journey (september 20, 2008! without steve perry, but still awesome)
  • new kids on the block (october 10, 2008! joey mcintyre!!!!)
  • massive attack (may 25 & 26, 2010! two shows that i got to photograph, so boss)
  • snoop dogg (august 22, 2010! as part of rock the bells, performing "doggystyle" plus the hits)
  • aerosmith
  • david bowie
  • the eagles
  • david gilmour
jul 7 2006 ∞
aug 29 2010 +
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it's true, i am a great hybrid of my parents

  • i am inherently stubborn (mom)
  • i am willing to compromise for the sake of civility (dad)
  • i love to dance (mom)
  • i have a great love of literature and appreciation of literacy (both read for pleasure)
  • i have a great sense of humor (dad)
  • i possess a fantastic sense of direction (dad)
  • family is ridiculously important to me (both are close with their parents and siblings)
  • i am on average late to many things but will make an effort to be on time for important events (mom - dad is so punctual it hurts)
  • i inherited the mothering (mom) and hands-off approach (dad) gene - this has been ...
aug 23 2007 ∞
aug 7 2009 +

on the list:

  • "black hole," charles burns
  • "night of the gun," david carr
  • "valencia," michelle tea
  • "in cold blood," truman capote
  • "devil in the white city," erik larson
  • "adderall diaries" // "my girlfriend comes to the city and beats me up," stephen elliott
  • "water for elephants," sara gruen
  • "everything is illuminated," by jonathan safran foer
  • "a perfect day for banana fish," j.d. salinger
  • "jenny and the jaws of life," by david sedaris
  • "middlesex" // "virgin suicides," by jeffrey eugendidus
  • "the stranger," by albert camus
  • "tuesdays with morrie," by mitch albom
  • "icelander," by dustin long
may 10 2010 ∞
jan 16 2011 +
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as if i wasn't already weird as it was...

  • i am the most logical and emotional person i know. they often fight in my head on who's right.
  • when i take public transit on the ground, i have to sit near a exit, but when i fly i have to have a window seat, and when i'm on a boat i prefer to be on the deck.
  • i wear my heart on my sleeve more times than i care to admit. it is cause for maybe more trouble than it could be worth, but man, the stories and the lessons.
  • i use my teeth to put on bras. think about that one.
  • the only reason that dopey from snow white and the seven dwarves is my favorite disney character? when i was in elem school my family and i went to disneyland, and he came up and hugged me during the elect...
jul 4 2006 ∞
may 14 2010 +
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let it be known if i could re-do my holes that were done in a mall, i would...i was probably lazy that day to trek out

  • piercing : lobes, pair, first holes (1996 - claire's in oakridge; san jose, CA. mom took me and we got shakes afterwards)
  • piercing : lobes, pair, second holes (2001 - unsure location. mom also took me)
  • piercing : labret, left corner (june '03 - tim at mr. zebra; berkeley, CA. wendy accompanied me on BART to and from)
  • piercing : lobes, pair, third holes (aug '03 - tim at mr. zebra; berkeley, CA. went with lissa on my 19th birthday to get holepunched)
  • piercing : helix, right ear (jan '04 - claire's in stonestown; san francico, CA. lissa also got the same piercing to commemorate our best friend-ness)
  • tattoo : radiohead "against demons" star, inner right wrist (aug 28, 2004 - marcus at anu...
may 16 2006 ∞
oct 10 2012 +