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September 24th, 2007

12:43 am - i redid my website.
i sure did.

for the first time in many years.

(7 awfulcats | meow?)

September 18th, 2007

11:12 pm - eric had a going away dinner

Originally uploaded by lauragothacked
i think he liked the painting.

god i'm short.

unrelatedly, i also recorded a cover of candy says by the velvet underground. it is a song about a pensive girl who says she hates things. voo.

i wonder if it is possible to cover every song ever.

probably not.

(7 awfulcats | meow?)

08:45 am - what i did last night until 1:30am
i did it while listening to the velvet underground.

(it's eric.) he looks sort of spectral, but what is there to do.

(27 awfulcats | meow?)

September 16th, 2007

08:44 pm - METALLICO
callo bradlo and i wrote a song!

well, really, i wrote a very bare chord progression that i didn't know what to do with, and i sent it to callo and she made it a song!

we need words. maybe soon.

(1 awfulcat | meow?)

September 12th, 2007

10:06 pm - you guys!

i have ALWAYS loved maps so!

(20 awfulcats | meow?)

September 9th, 2007

12:09 pm - 911 party pictures.
they can be found here.

they are not that good. i hope other people took better pictures.


August 30th, 2007

01:33 pm - the most offensive article i've ever read
why women aren't funny.


i can't even. i read this article and got mad about it instead of eating lunch today.

read the article, and get mad too.

the thing about funny is this: hardly anyone is. i think a far greater number of men than women fancy themselves funny. fran lebowitz's quote from that article is right: "for a woman to say a man is funny is the equivalent of a man saying that a woman is pretty." i think it is thus much more desirable (in our culture) for a man to be funny than it is for a woman to be funny, hence, more men try. the difference between what i think and what the author of this asinine article seems to think is that i do not think most men succeed. to recap, many more men than women attempt to be funny, but i'd say the number of actual funny people is pretty evenly divided between the sexes.

and i am so much more irritated by people who try and fail to be funny than i am by people who know they can't do it and don't even try. there is nothing wrong with the latter. the former is the reason i have hate problems.

i am going to make a list of the funniest people i know. it is not really in any order.
1. hobart
2. callie
3. krys
4. tood
5. michael
6. me

i know some other funny people too, but the others i think of more in terms of "very silly" (johanna, my sug) or "hilariously bilious" (katja) or "full of quirks" (a filipek), which are subsets of funny, but i'm talking Funny as it is understood very generally. the people i listed are all funny in different ways, but they are all mixes of weird and silly and witty and punny and good-timing-abled, and that, my friends, is the reciple for funny.

anyway, my list is three girls and three boys. and i know so many boys who think they are funny when they are not. and thus my anecdotal evidence is presented to you and thus i win.


yours, etc:
the funniest person you know

(20 awfulcats | meow?)

August 29th, 2007

08:35 pm - i made myself a baleen!

i made myself a baleen!
Originally uploaded by lauragothacked

that is exactly what i did. i made myself a baleen. i thought of doing so on the way home, and i giggled the entire train ride. i am so pleased with my baleen. more baleen pictures!Collapse )
(i look very bad except for the baleen. summer makes my face awful.)

baleens are the new thing. i am very glad to be ahead of the curve on this one. i am rarely ahead of the curve when it comes to being cool.

also, yesterday, i bought a delightful little piano at eckerd:

after that, krys came over and we made so many things with model magic. she has to post those, though.

(1 awfulcat | meow?)

August 26th, 2007

12:01 am - what i did this saturday night.
i painted.

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August 18th, 2007

06:03 pm - we got a new shower curtain
we sure did.

those are teeth!

right after we had decided to buy it, some girls who were also looking at shower curtains happened upon it, and one of them said "who would want a shower curtain with TEETH on it?" that sealed it. it was ours.

(4 awfulcats | meow?)

August 15th, 2007

08:42 pm - i would refute this, but i just don't care enough
but really, oh, come ON.

(1 awfulcat | meow?)

August 7th, 2007

08:08 pm - hee!
i think this is fairly accurate:

via my favorite blog. strange maps.

(3 awfulcats | meow?)

August 3rd, 2007

12:01 am - i did this again
be my baby, made creepy instead of sweet.

the funny part is that i am steadfastly mediocre at anything related to music. there are things i am good at. namely, painting and writing. i am not doing them in favor of doing this. this is what happens sometimes.

(7 awfulcats | meow?)

August 1st, 2007

11:03 pm - a song
i recorded one. it's not very good. it's a cover of "will you still love me tomorrow." which is the saddest song in the world and i dare you to argue with me about it.

it can be found on the tinysinging myspace page.

i wish callo and i had had time to record our man march.

edit: i decided to upload two versions to mewing. the one i put on tinysinging and a more lo-fi one.


five tracks (i dare you to try to discern them all. it is hard. i do things like play my guitar as a bass sometimes. which is silly and hard to hear.)


12:55 am - how colorado changed me
i am a mountain man. i am a mountain man because there is a huge bug of indeterminate species in my room right now, and i am calmly--nay, stoically--watching it move about, rather than pursuing my usual course of action, which is to dissolve it. if i can pee in the woods, i can have a bug in my room. i will let him out when he gets to a door. his name is wayne.

(6 awfulcats | meow?)

July 31st, 2007

10:43 pm - that's mountain life.
colorado trip pictures. it's a scrapbook, the way i usually do them.

a nerd.

(4 awfulcats | meow?)

July 16th, 2007

12:29 pm - aaah!
i can't believe someone finally wrote about this! the nameless neighborhood! i used to live there! on 25th, between first and second! the neighborhood that had no name! i had a dream that it was called "cher," once. while i lived there.

(3 awfulcats | meow?)

July 15th, 2007

11:27 pm - i painted katja
katja, don't look. you can see it when i give it to you later this week.Collapse )

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July 13th, 2007

12:03 pm - a polaroid of han and me

for Laura
Originally uploaded by tokyohanna
han's friend kit himself took this last weekend. look at my masculine expression.


July 11th, 2007

12:46 pm - something of a rarity, these days
i feel positive towards interaction today, so here. reply to this with one of the following: a humorous anecdote, a piece of advice, a snippet of trivia, a confession, a complaint, a compliment, or a query, and i will reply in like (if it's a query, i'll provide an answer, too).


(14 awfulcats | meow?)

July 9th, 2007

09:40 am - i've been in a bad mood for twelve hours
but no more, because hobe sent me this link!

Current Mood: gigglygiggly

(2 awfulcats | meow?)

June 5th, 2007

09:59 pm - pip
i wish the misanthropic bitch would update.

(1 awfulcat | meow?)

11:14 am - i always talk about sniffing benzene in the air in greenpoint
and no one ever believes me. well, believe me! i did my research! i wasn't making it up!

(1 awfulcat | meow?)

May 18th, 2007

08:59 pm - yay
Current Mood: nerdy; excited

(1 awfulcat | meow?)

May 13th, 2007

09:52 pm - a cake

my roommate made a cake
Originally uploaded by tokyohanna.
on saturday, i made (from scratch) a red velvet cake with buttercream frosting for michael's birthday. here is a picture of me transporting it on the L train, in all my pointy glory.

more pictures can be found on my flickr (that one is on han's), here

i guess i DO use my flickr. drat.


May 11th, 2007

10:34 am - eek!
tetrachloroethylene found in queens drinking water!

correct me if i'm wrong--and you will be correcting me, because i must be, if this water was contaminated but other water was not--but i thought all nyc drinking water came from the same source upstate. no? or maybe yes, and the perc seeped in through pipes to this one area?

i read an article about this over someone's shoulder on the train, and it said authorities told residents the water is safe and they could still drink it. NO! don't drink it! this is one of the chemicals (along wtih trichloroethelyne) involved in the woburn, MA case that was written about in "a civil action." very bad! not safe at all!

edit: aha. this explains it.

(4 awfulcats | meow?)

May 10th, 2007

02:11 pm - fancy

Originally uploaded by lauragothacked.
this is a picture of the time tood and i went to my work holiday party at the museum of natural history in december.

i don't know why my face looks so bloated. i generally do not have a bloated face. or a dimple of hideousness. but i guess i did that night.

(1 awfulcat | meow?)

May 9th, 2007

11:52 am - caution
a few days ago, i missed a call from the phone number 727-252-0512. since i no longer suffer voicemail because i let my mailbox fill up three months ago and have refused to delete anything, thus not allowing any new messages to be left for me, i googled the number to try to figure out who called me.

go ahead, google it. here, i'll make it easy for you. read just this one if you're lazy. apparently, their thing is trying to con you into giving them your bank account number by telling you they already have your information. but the information they already have is merely your bank's ABA number, which is readily available to anyone (i use that site all the time for work).

so my cell phone just rang at work--i usually keep it off, but i guess i forgot to turn it off last night. it was good old 727-252-0512 again. this time i answered. it was a guy. "laura?" he said.

"yup," i said.

"i'm calling because you've used your bank debit card for purchases recently, and you've won...."

"no i haven't."


"then a check, to pay for..."

"no, i didn't."


then he launched into a speed-speech where he, as expected, told me he had all my account information and needed to wire money into my account that i've won as a reward for making nonexistant purchases that i'd already denied making.

"no. i know this is a scam," i said. "i looked up this number last time it called me. telling me the bank of america ABA number is not going to make me tell you my account number. in fact, i will tell you the ABA number right now. zero two six zero zero nine five nine three. i have it memorized. here it is. why don't YOU tell ME YOUR account number. i know other ABA numbers too. i can play ABA numbers all day."

then he hung up. i guess he didn't want to play.

the funny part of this is that people walking by might have thought it was a work related call.

anyway, if someone calls you and says this stuff, don't give them your account number. ever. don't be convinced by their having your ABA number. they might call it a routing number. do not be swayed. as i said, it's publically available knowledge. don't be intimidated by numbers. anyone can find them.

(25 awfulcats | meow?)

May 5th, 2007

03:20 pm - i painted michael

i painted michael
Originally uploaded by lauragothacked.
i did.

(8 awfulcats | meow?)

April 28th, 2007

07:15 pm - also,
look what krys did!

what a nice!

(1 awfulcat | meow?)

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