Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy November!

good morning everyone!

my my how its been so long! i know i've taken an extra long hiatus (umm last post...april?) but i've decided to revive this dusty ol' thing. its nov. 1. new month. new things to do. new adventures to be had. i'm excited! weeee! anyway, i'm cutting it short for now because i have to make some paper, but guess what today is...


i LOVE marathon day! its so inspiring! good luck to all you runners out there. some day soon, i'll be joining you!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Guilty Pleasure Gifts

i know i said if dreamers can dream, i would dream up the cartier love bracelet as a graduation gift. but i mean, i wouldn't be opposed to these either...

keeping up with the kardashians, season 1

californication, seasons 1 & 2

i've always loved californication, but keeping up with the kardashians is my new obsession. 


Tuesday, April 21, 2009


if dreamers can dream, this is what i would dream up for a graduation gift...

cartier 18k love bracelet

though the photo is of the version with the alternating diamonds, i would much rather have the solid gold one. oh, if only.

there is also a Chloe bag that i find to be rather beautiful, but i think this is more fitting.

however, i would be just fine with my rent being paid. 
first things first, i guess.
until then, the dream lives on.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Chris Botti

apparently hottie mchotpants is going to be playing a free show at borders on friday. 
and you can bet that my 40 year old, hotflash-having self will be there. 

oh you betcha.

St. Sebastian, Exquisite Pain

Damien Hirst, St. Sebastian, Exquisite Pain

wild. absolutely wild. 

Monday, March 30, 2009

Not Oprah, But...

her bff Gayle! yeah, i saw her at lunch today. i was so excited i almost spilt soy sauce on myself. 
i'm taking this as a sign from the magazine publishing gods that i should be working for her. end of story. 


i read in the NY Times this morning that MTV is bringing back music vidjas...yet they'll be playing them in the morning from 3 AM to 9AM. they will also be bringing back MTV Unplugged (YES!), but alas, will also be showing it in the AM (boo). 

now tell me MTV, what makes you think this is a smart idea? what about the people who are excited that you are bringing Unplugged back, but don't want to watch it online because you tell them to since they can't watch it in the morning? what if i actually hate watching tv in general on my computer? yeah, you're just chuck full of ideas MTV. brilliant ones. just like the one when you decided to give Whitney Port her own show. yeah, look how well that turned out.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


to those couples that like to make out in the elevators when its just me, you and your significant other...
please don't ever do it. again. ever. 

unless you want me to vom on your shoes.


Domino's Book of Decorating

another book i had in my hands and failed to leave the store with...
Domino's The Book of Decorating

i don't just want. i need.

Caravaggio's Lost Painting

i saw this today and i am a little mad at myself for opting to wait on it.
its jonathan harr's book, the lost painting, chronicling the search for a lost Caravaggio called the taking of christ...
oh Caravaggio, the things you do to me.


so i just got back from barnes and noble looking for books on damien hirst for my final art paper. i was sadly defeated and retreated to the health/beauty section (or at least that is where i wanted to go) when i came upon this gem...

let's just say i taught myself a lot about drugs today. i didn't end up buying it, but i may have to go back for it. however, i did sit down to read it for a while and the area i was in was SUPER crowded. then i was looking at what isles were drawing these people...

...that's when i realized i wasn't in the "health" section, but in the "self improvement" section...mixed with "wicca and witchcraft". 

i closed the book and left after that.


this has been on rotation today and i forgot how much i really enjoy this album

the kooks - konk

get it.
got it.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hugh Grant

i'm watching Bridget Jones with Bana and, well...

Hugh Grant, why are you so hot?

Friday, March 27, 2009

Operation: Black 'til Graduation

"shayne, you look like the uni bomber!" - maria

"what is this? all this space and clean air?...i'm allergic to things like picnics and Frisbee throwing and the like!" - shayne and maria

quotes from our class venture to Fordham-Rose Hill that became catalysts to the proposed vow (which i have taken) to wear nothing but black until graduation. yeah, if we didn't scream "city" by the way we already looked, i don't know what else could.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Kim and Complex

i mean, i intern in the photo department of a magazine but...

oh kimmy. i just love it when magazines eff up and get caught with things like this.

speaking of...did anyone watch keeping up with the kardashians on sunday? SO funny

Friday, March 20, 2009

Terry Richardson for Rolling Stone

god, terry. 

in the words of justin timberlake: "you're freaky, but i like it."

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Spring Break

happy spring break everyone! 


Friday, March 13, 2009

For All This, Nature Is Never Spent

banerjee - caribou migration

this is one of the works that will be in the art show (opening tonight) which i have been helping curate for my class. i'm pretty sure this is my favorite piece in the entire show.

weee!! happy opening!! 
maybe now i can have some of my life back!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Kathy Griffin

after practically pulling an all-nighter, an early presentation in my modern latin american art class and then being put through a day of work, it is safe to say i was delusional by 5:30 pm when my boss said i could go home early. 

in my haze, i made my way out of the office and as i was going down the escalator, i looked outside to see a bunch of cameras and lights. that was when i started praying to the infantile jesus that they weren't filming "running in heels", because i really couldn't be bothered. i attempted to ignore what was going on as i made my way out the rotating door, but as soon as i hit the pole barricade... well, i was practically jumped by this beautiful woman...

yes. that's right. kathy griffin. except i didn't know it was kathy griffin because i was just trying to exit the building so i could go home and sleep. 

girlfriend was filming an episode of my life on the D list and she was asking me if i worked for O, The Oprah Magazine and telling me how she just wanted to find Gayle so she could be her friend. the funny thing about this is how she was shoving flyers at me and i was apprehensive on taking one (as all people in new york are with things like that), yet trying to read it at the same time. and it didn't click in my head that it was kathy griffin until i walked five feet away. 

and then i was chased down by a man to sign a release form.

so look for me on the new season, i guess? hah!

god i'm such a moron. i love kathy griffin. i wish i was actually a functioning human today because i would have chatted girlfriend up.

Friday, March 6, 2009


yeah. that's right. be jealous. U2 performed at Fordham at the ass crack of dawn this morning for Good Morning America and it was unrealllllll...
mike suppe for brooklyn vegan
my own photos suck. (i think it was because i was too excited). 

anyway, if you missed it...well, you really missed it.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Fordham will be pandemonium. and i'm not tellin' whyyyyy...

hint: just turn on Good Morning America

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sperry Top-Siders

when i got dressed this morning, i realized how much better my outfit would have been with these...

i've been coveting them for some time now and believe they will be my "shoe to sport" in the spring. or all year long. because i love them...that much. they are so much more exciting than the vans i had picked out a while ago. (even though, i still wouldn't mind having a pair in white).

i also enjoy how when you go to the opening page of Sperry's website, you are greeted with A PASSION FOR THE SEA in large, obnoxious lettering and how there is a category in women's shoes called, "nautical casuals."

i'm such a yup today. if only you could see what i'm wearing. 

oh, and i usually take a 7.5 just in case you're wondering.


Monograming & Initialing

as i was online shopping at anthropologie for my boss yesterday, i came across these items that reminded me of my secret (yet selective) adoration for personalized objects and trinkets...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Quote of the Day

"every time i think 'yes, maybe i do! maybe i do love him!'...he decides to wet the bed."

-past & future roommate extraordinaire and favorite jew, Allison Lebowitz


i pretty much feel like this today...yeah.

Quote of the Day

"I think all women should be on a pedestal."

- the digital imaging specialist at work while i was using the step stool in the archives

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Coffee Table

i randomly found this on google. it is a coffee table shaped like a paper plane. i kind of want it for my currently non-existent/future apt. thoughts? allison? 

death by life

why is it that all of a sudden, i feel like my life is trying to attack me and kill me from 20 different angles? someone just shoot me in the foot, please.

or least just hose me down with one of these...

this came up when i searched "squirt gun" in google. remember when these babies were the thing to have in the summer? take me back to the days of super soakers. preferably the ones with the "extra ammo backpack." 

times were much simpler then. 

Journalism & Jesus... not mix as made evident today in my newspaper meeting. apparently, someone is writing a piece about indulgences "returning" to the catholic church, as it was reported in the NYTimes on Feb. 10. basically, the workshopping of the story revealed that the writer failed miserably at their research. (someone on the paper is a major religion buff and proceeded to call them out on everything). surprisingly, they are still going to run this (on the front page) of the issue on stands thursday. 

so my point is...there is no point. except that i was impressed with the writer (who ripped the story to shreds) and her wealth of religious knowledge. 

and that it made me think of this little trinket i found on saturday night...

i found it. i love little religious trinkets as i believe them to be neat. i also did not STEAL it like my beloved allison lebowitz* will try to tell you. 

but if it makes you feel better alli, maybe i'll go to confession to ask forgiveness for my sins. or better yet, i'll get an indulgence since it is all the rage these days!

*i don't even know why this bothers her so much seeing that she's jewish. kidding! love you alli!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Tom Brokaw

i just found out T-bone is going to be my commencement speaker.
i just got unnecessarily excited in my cubicle.

keep in mind, this is also on the condition that i do actually graduate.

To: Kato

my brother is starting tryouts for his high school golf team today. i really hope he makes it.
good luck kato. i know you'll kick some UNI ass. 

Sunday, February 22, 2009


name: ejd
last possible whereabouts: in the boondocks of wisconsin
if found, please return to: me

thank you.

Red Carpet Trainwreck

i'm seeing a lot of ugly on the red carpet right now. so much, that i'm feeling nauseous - too nauseous to even try to post photos. i'll do it tomorrow. but i'll leave you with this - sjp, you always get it right. 

Alice Tully Hall

i forgot to make a post when they took the scaffolding off, but that is neither here nor there.

the point is... its amazing!

i live just five blocks down and i am so excited that it is finally finished. snaps to diller scofidio + renfro on the design. the first time i walked by and saw it without the scaffolding, i could barely contain myself. i'm really going to miss living in the area come may. is probably one of the greatest things to grace the TINTernet* these days. i sadly spent half of my morning on it. what i bought? i have no idea.

i really need to stop this madness and write some papers. 

*TINTernet -> how my british roommate says "internet"

Louis Vuitton

shoot me in the foot for saying it, but I'm not much of a Louis Vuitton fan.
I almost think of it as the "big name label" for people who know nothing about fashion.
(I also think it is quite unfair that Marc Jacobs is the head of the brand as well as having his own - domination of both the french and american markets? hello? can we say fashion monopoly? (but did you also hear the nasty rumor that the Marc brand is going bankrupt? whatttt???))
however, I have been caught debating with myself about "if I ever were to own Vuitton, what would be the bag?" *
and I think I finally decided on...

although, I would be accepting of the damier canvas speedy 30 if it were given to me.

and, in terms of luggage, I don't think I could ever say no to the monogram keepall 60 with the shoulder strap...
*obviously, I give a nod to the seasonal bags when a good bunch comes out.

Mexico, 1989

the author's first time crossing the border with Nana & Mother.
i don't think it gets any better.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Francis Bacon

i saw this at MOMA today and i had totally forgotten how amazingly psychotic Francis Bacon is...
"Painting 1946"

he's so horrifying that he's exciting - and i love it! here's another one of his more famous works...
"Study After Velazquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X" 1953

oh Francis, you're such a creep.

Terry Richardson

after getting shit on my way to MoMA, i worked on my project and then headed to the book section on my way out. i decided to flip through the terry richardson book. i still don't know if that was such a good idea. here, one of his more "modest" photographs from (i believe) a tom ford campaign...

Pigeon Poop

on my way to work on a project at MOMA, i was pooped on. by a pigeon. right on my forehead. therefore i empathize with and, needless to say, felt much like the small child in the photo below...

i was on the phone with my brother when i felt this little wet "plop." that was when i said to myself (and my brother), "ohmygod. did i just get shit on?" i wiped my forehead with my sleeve and sure enough, pigeon poop. not only on my forehead/in my hair, but now on my sleeve. i told my brother i had to call him back, made a mad dash to the MOMA to check in, all the while hoping there wasn't more poop in my hair or on any other visible area (especially while speaking to the front desk.) 

has this ever happened to anyone? because this marked the second time i've had this happen. (in my life and also in a two year span.) and now that i think about it, i was on the phone with my brother the last time it happened. they say that getting pooped on is good luck, but now i'm just starting to think my brother is bad luck. 

in total, this is just another reason why i hate pigeons. 

Friday, February 20, 2009

1770 House

i read about 1770 House in the NYTimes today and i decided to check it out online.
and now, i want to go.
if not to stay, to eat at their tavern at least - everything about it is just so charming.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Nina Garcia

on my way back into my place of work after getting a venti iced coffee this morning, i had a sighting...

having worked in the building for some time, i'm surprised i have never seen her before. but today, i was graced with her presence as she was leaving the building, probably headed toward The Tents. she is very petite and normal looking and it was like a ray of light from the heavens was shining down upon her with angels singing "Hallelujah" in the background. (not to mention, i wanted to jump tackle her for her shoes - i think they were either Jimmy or Manolo.) 

anyway, Nina, you made my day.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


i just saw Milk with my bf here in Chicago and i loved it. so take my word for it when i tell you to go check it out and that sean penn is still sexy...even when batting for the other team.

Monday, February 9, 2009


a goddess among mere mortals.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Farewell, Domino

i'm crying. this sucks just as much as House & Garden