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March 13th, 2011


09:32 pm - hey. do.
hi

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June 29th, 2010


07:38 am - nerd
i had to write the new york times about a bus mistake.

the wonderful map is here. i had to write them this:


Laura Podolnick
laurapod@design.upenn.edu
First, I want to commend you on an excellent map. I'm a transportation planning student, and a New Yorker, and I could play with this map all day. However, I had to let you know--You neglected to note the splitting of the B61 line into the B61 and the B62. This occurred last winter. The B62 serves the north part of the line, from Long Island City to Downtown Brooklyn, and the B61 goes between Downtown Brooklyn and Red Hook. I'd be interested to see the revised numbers...

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August 24th, 2008


09:23 pm - i delved into abstract art.

Laura made this.
Originally uploaded by tokyohanna
those are various wires and unraveled video tape. the background is green acrylic paint with text strips collaged over it and then a mix of white paint and matte medium painted over that.

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July 19th, 2008


05:17 pm - a shower curtain saga. one and two.
one:


two:




(also,
three:

and four:

)


huhuhuhu///

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June 12th, 2008


05:15 pm - i have to write a 60 page play (by myself) by august 29
http://www.publictheater.org/content/view/88/155/

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May 25th, 2008


11:04 am - loud
http://www.greenpointveteransparade.org/why_parade.html

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March 3rd, 2008


08:25 pm - from mcsweeneys, via katjo

T E R M S T H A T
C O R P O R A T E A M E R I C A
S H O U L D C O N S I D E R U S I N G
I N P L A C E O F
" G O I N G F O R W A R D . "



number one: from now on! i say that instead all the time. and number three: henceforth! HA! i also say that! mostly in email though.

also, here's a picture of me dressed like an idiot at krys's oscar party. she said formal wear, but it was cold!


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February 28th, 2008


04:07 pm - HAHAHAHAHAHA
krys just linked me to the funniest video ever. you really need to watch it. and i am someone who isn't usually a fan of video on the internet at all.

a history of war through food.

really. hee.

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February 12th, 2008


12:59 pm - thanks for alerting me, katjo
today's featured wikipedia article!

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February 3rd, 2008


08:29 pm - nunavut!?
did you guys know about nunavut?

i didn't until right now! i was looking at maps, and saw a strange "nu" on the east side of the northwest territories of canada, and then i saw a boundary line, and then i zoomed in and saw "nunavat." and then, friends, i googled.

apparently this happened in 1999! no wonder i didn't know about it! i had to learn canadian provinces and capitals way before that in school, and then i never heard about them again! i am too old to have learned about nunavut! hence, i am learning all about it on my own time, right now.

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January 10th, 2008


09:45 pm - kazu as hitler

kazu as hitler
Originally uploaded by lauragothacked
look at her facial expression especially.


....

also, there's this.

it happened.

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January 9th, 2008


11:58 pm - the bucket list - a poster.
well, this is what i did tonight after writing group.

katja is way more excited to see this movie than she would ever dare admit.

maybe i lied.

huu.

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December 16th, 2007


11:38 pm - new friend!

new friend!
Originally uploaded by lauragothacked
i have one!

my new friend's name is clarence! he is a 2.2ghz white macbook! he is great! i am typing this from his very torso.

i had originally set out to purchase the black macbook, but upon arrival at the store--the cube-- i realized i was unimpressed with how they looked in comparison to the white ones, and a nice young gentleman who worked there--one who i either exasperated or bewitched (or some combination thereof) with all my indecisions and mind-changings and nonsequitors--said that there was no reason i needed a black one, especially since i was also purchasing a 350gb external hard drive.

i was a little dismayed to get another white computer (NOT THAT I AM NOT THRILLED WITH CLARENCE), because murray2 is/was white and i wanted more of a contrast. that is when the nice young gentleman taught me about disguises. he brought me over to the laptop bag section and showed me the most wonderous things! translucent snap-on hard cases that make your macbook different colors! here is clarence IN DISGUISE, from the front and from a folded position:





OOOooOOOOOOOOOOOooooOo--MYSTERIOUS!

i named my external hard drive sebastian.

today is a fine day for technology at the love on lorimer.

the end.

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December 13th, 2007


03:03 pm - ah!
new york magazine crashed my firm's holiday party!

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December 10th, 2007


10:51 pm - what a weekend
things happened. callo bradlo came! we had ethiopian food and a shoe time and a dress time and a breakfast time and a searching for change time and a curling time and a party time (the grand ureter christmas party), at which there may have been tood kissing times and mistletoe times. we also sang many songs and i lost my pointy black shoes. pictures can be found: aqui.

the best part of the weekend, though, was when we recorded songs as our far-flung band, metallico. please friend us on myspace! myspace.com/metallicoe! we have two songs:

jay barnes ( a mean song)

we have friends (we are nice) (a nice song)

last night, c.brdlo and i had dinner and mulled wine with hobe, and we invented a very world-weary city cat, and we all went back to the love on lorimer and wrote so many more songs that we did not record. they were all mini and funny.

then callo bradlo accidentally took my keys to colorado, but they are being fedexed back to me. today was writing group, and after writing group was hummusdinner, and at hummus dinner, we invented something way worse than bedbugs: bedhapsburgs. i leave you with that.

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December 3rd, 2007


10:36 pm - happo anniversaro!
han and i have lived at the love on lorimer for one year!

a year ago today/tonight, i moved the remainder of my stuff from grand ureter, han got here with her truck from richmond, and also hobe and i had the best/strangest experience ever at a very odd polish restaurant that becomes a nightclub. which we must do again at a time that is soon.


mew.

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November 28th, 2007


11:36 pm - MEW
MEW

cute!

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November 17th, 2007


04:27 pm - oh woe woe woe

oh woe woe woe
Originally uploaded by lauragothacked
kazu hates her toenail clipped. she gets violent and bitey. so we looked up how to restrain a cat, and we found this. it had a muzzle made out of a cup. we had a cup and some ribbon, so we made a muzzle. it is the saddest thing that ever happened. she whined and made the most pitiful noises. i nearly cried while han clipped. but now she has short nails.

what a trooper.

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November 3rd, 2007


07:23 pm - a very bad kitty
we have one.

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November 1st, 2007


10:58 pm - listen to me sing the word "diarrhea."
some scientific facts that might help (with an existential crisis). a song.

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11:14 am - 10/31/2007


me as lydia from beetlejuice; han as gogo yobari from kill bill. at the flavorpill halloween party last night. more pictures can be found on han's flickr.

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October 29th, 2007


09:17 pm - styling a wig is both harder than and easier than one might think.

IMG_8362.JPG
Originally uploaded by lauragothacked
here is a sneak peak at my costume for wednesday. which is not wednesday addams. i think the hair makes it obvious. though i should probably try to spike the bangs more. it was so hard to get them even this spikey though.

the only part i'm wearing in this picture IS the hair, by the way.


a closer peeeeakCollapse )

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October 25th, 2007


11:57 pm - tonight's activities




from han.

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October 23rd, 2007


11:54 am - ha
this ridiculous flier, making its rounds on facebook and on blogs, is funny for a number of reasons , but mostly because it's so clear that the creators just found the most flattering pictures they could of the republicans, and the most unflattering pictures they could of the democrats. look how unflattering of a picture they had to find of hillary clinton to attempt to make the quite absurd point that she is uglier than ann coulter. hardly anyone is uglier than ann coulter, let alone hillary clinton, who is fairly conventionally pretty. ann coulter has to hide behind sheets of greasy, ratty hair to appear at all unlike lurch from the addams family.

and laura bush is just mousy with an unfortunate haircut/face combination. i think this is the first instance of someone claiming she is hot.

also, give nancy pelosi a break. she looks completely normal. she's just making a face.

i considered wasting my time making a rebuttal about how democratic men are much hotter than republican men (john edwards! swoon. also, dennis kucinich is still my little alien-crush)--a rebuttal against the republican nitwits who made that flier, and a rebuttal against the notion that female politicians and politically involved people are judged for their appearances whereas men are not--but i have other things to do. so someone else do it.

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October 22nd, 2007


09:04 pm - a song about johanna's neti pot, and kazu.
it's called "neti pot (my roommate). "i wrote the lyrics to this at work and the music on the spot at home. huhuhu. that is han talking in the middle.

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October 21st, 2007


08:13 pm - hu

Laura's paper man
Originally uploaded by tokyohanna
huhu.

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October 16th, 2007


02:58 pm - hm
hm.

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October 2nd, 2007


10:15 pm - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

IMG_8278.JPG
Originally uploaded by lauragothacked
mission kitto, that is. we just got a cat! her name is kazu (like the girl in blonde redhead). she is currently behind my bed. she is the calmest cat i have ever met. not a peep in the cab or otherwise. she is funny and smart and she sneezes. we have to give her pills for a cold until the 6th.

more kazuuuuuuuuu

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September 25th, 2007


01:03 pm - ALSO QUICK HELP RIGHT NOW!I
i just got a call from the systems department at work saying that my laptop is in. i get to name it! i have one hour to come up with a name! help!

it's a dell.

i'm drawing a blank! i'm usually so good at this!


edit: crap, i was just told it can't actually be a person's name. i wrote back:

Ok: if it can be a roman emperor (which I realize is a person's name, but maybe not because no one names their kids these names anymore):
Caligula.
Unless it's taken, in which:
Nero.

- If it cannot be a roman emperor, but can be a word in spanish:
Fideo.

- - If it cannot be a word in spanish,
Irony.

If none of these work, I'll come up with more.

edit2!

MY COMPUTER'S NAME IS OFFICIALLY CALIGULA!

edit3 turns out it was taken after all. but i came up with something even better! AGAMEMNON.

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12:56 pm - i found something to love.
STEAMPUNK!

WHAT THE HELL!

i just learned about it by reading boingboing. water-cooled computers!

i am surprised the movie "brazil" is not listed as being this. all those ducts! all those pneumatic tubes! hm.
Current Mood: infinitely adoring

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