Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Nerd Alert:

I just got real excited that there is a Harry Potter mnemonic for the cranial nerves:

On, On, On, They Traveled And Found Voldermort Guarding Very Ancient Horcruxes

(Olfactory, Optic, Oculomotor, Trochlear, Trigeminal, Abducens, Facial, Vestibuloacoustic, Glossopharyngeal, Vagus, Accessory, Hypoglossal).

Damn that Abducens, I always forget it. Hopefully this will help me remember!!

Back to studying...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Here are two songs that I'd like to put on my girls-only mix-cd, but I can't find anywhere to buy/download on the interweb.



(*in the US at least)


I L T(hem)

JUST got around to listening to the "new" School of Seven Bells album (released in July...whoops), and I'm loving it!

Take a peek at a live version of the song, "I L U":

Oooh, iz so purddy.

Saturday, November 6, 2010




I like to call this little guy, Big Nose.

Cute Overload on a Saturday night. Exciting stuff!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

4 Smores and 7 Years Ago

Whilst on a (somewhat random) search for songs from the classic 90's music compliation disc, PULSE, (which Meghan, Kate, and I tried desperately to play at various New Brunswick parties when we were wee highschool raggamuffins...unfortunately for us the hipsters always managed to shut it down!), I found this little gem of a video, which I am using as inspiration for my upcoming Halloween party this Saturday night!

I can only hope my party will be as good as what you witnessed in that video...

After watching that particular video, I was reminded of one of my favorite Parker Posey movies, Party Girl, about a flaky screw-up party girl who attempts to become a librarian (...uh, I MIGHT have considered becoming a librarian in a certain somewhat shaky time during my early college years).

The Halloween/costume party dance scene I found from Party Girl is not for the faint of heart, and definitely a little weird, so watch out:

*Note: my plan for my party is more on the Martha Stewart end of the party spectrum, and is shaping out to be more cutesy (think: muddled cider, ghost petite fours, and pumpkin puff pastries), than the crazy altered-state-of-mind dance parties shown above. The worst that could happen at my party is for someone to drink too much cider and (GOD FORBID!) break my pool cue. This is just for clarification so anyone (i.e., the 3 people that read this blog) don't mistake me for some drug-crazed party-person.

Happy Halloween!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Retrace Your Steps!

Yesterday started off in disaster: First, I saw a small alien in my basement...an ominous and disturbing sign for the day to come, to say the least.


Following the alien encounter, I decided to run a few quick errands around the neighborhood before going to Temple to give voice therapy. I went to the fancy catfood store in my neighborhood to get the yittens some snacks. It was...CLOSED! Rats. Then I got some coffee beans, and then finally a big delicious bottle of over-priced water at the convenience store. I strolled home in a daze, admiring the beautiful fall weather!

To make a long story short, I begrudgingly got into the car to go to Temple for voice clinic. Of course there is no (free) parking, so when I got to the lot I realized I had forgotten my wallet.

"D'OH!" I thought.

Upon returning home, I ripped through my house like a small and semi-violent tornado, screamed at the cat, and wept a bit. Then I decided to RETRACE MY STEPS. So I went back to the convienence story. The Mama Fratelli look-a-like told me she hadn't seen my wallet...


Hopeless and pathetic, I left the store on the verge of tears and insanity. How would I get to Temple without any money for parking/public transportation? I was all in a tizzy, when I spied a pinkish blob in the middle of the street, (which reminded me, I really need to get my dang eyes checked), I ran up to the blob, and what did I find you ask....?

MY WALLET! With all my credit cards, license, CASH MONEY, still intact and snug as a bug in their proper pockets!

I know what you must be thinking..."You Lucky Bastage." And I did feel like one lucky bastage yesterday, I'll tell you whhhut. My difficult client was also very pleasant, and the other one canceled, thus all-in-all, the disastrous day turned out okay.

The moral of the story:

a. Retrace your steps!


b. Try not to be a flaky idiot in the first place


Sunday, October 10, 2010

1st Halloween Movie of the Season: Teen Wolf

PS. Teen wolf bears an uncanny resemblence to my homeboy Ed (when he's rocking a crazy long hair/beard combo, that is!)

PPS. Love you Ed! hehehe

Friday, October 8, 2010

This is Halloween

Check out the spooky picture I made for our Halloween party invitation:

I kinda wish I had photoshopped a little stevie/olive face in there somewhere, but...no matter.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I Used to Think I was Some Kind of Gypsy Boy

It was utterly disgusting out today, but in the vein of trying to "stay posi" I am going to celebrate the beginning of fall by sipping on a little Rowhouse Red, listening to some (cheesy) 90s music videos on youtube, maybe a little Leonard Cohen, and getting ready for my best friend's wedding (not the movie!). She is getting married on Saturday, and I am venturing to upstate PA tomorrow for the rehearsal business.

I am also really wishing I had an acoustic guitar right now. And some dinner. Le sigh.

I'd be all like bwerr-werr-werr!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Snack Deprived

...on a Monday night.

Dag, yo.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cute and Clever

I'm trying to be good and clean up around the house today, and decided to listen to a little Radiolab whilst doing so, which brought me to this sweet little video on their homepage. I thought it was cute, so here 'tis, for your viewing pleasure:

Also, this video is associated with the Radiolab episode, 'words,' which talks a bit about stroke and aphasia. As an aspiring Speech-Path-to-be, I gotta love it!

Back to cleanin'...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Eating Her Fingers Like It Was Just Another Meal

Summer is winding down. I have one final project left to write, and one more day of clinic left. This summer has been rare in that it has been a truly pleasant and relatively stress-free semester. I finally made it to the nj shore and swam in the ocean. I just got my hospital placement for the fall, which I am both excited and a little nervous about (but in a good way). Adrian is moving in soon, and things are good. We are even thinking about getting Stevie a little girlfriend, (emphasis on the word, 'little,' as she is five weeks old and so tiny she can literally fit in the palm of my hand!). She is already a little play-monster and Stevie seems to like her, or at least be interested in her, so I think it will work out nicely.

Oh summer, I shall miss thee! I wish I had a bit longer time to do all the fun summer activities that I didn't do these past three months. Oh well, better make this a good one!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Dark Side of Trading Spaces

I am in the midst of "death by painting" and there is no foreseeable end in sight. In addition, I think my brain is melting due to the combination of extreme heat plus prolonged exposure to paint fumes.

Oh boy...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

How Do Ya Like Them Eggrolls?


I am home alone. My sister is in Altoona (no joke!). My other housemates have moved out. Stevie is hiding from me after I poured water on him (he started it...) And the boyfriend is at Great Adventure. I think this calls for a Lucille Bluth kinda evening...

"Dun, DUN, DUN..."

Mama's talkin' loud. Mama's doin' fine. Mama's gettin' hot. Mama's goin' stong.
Mama's movin' on. Mama's all alone. Mama doesn't care. Mama's lettin' loose.
Mama's got the stuff. Mama's lettin' go.

(fast forward to 1:46 of the following youtube video for full effect):

...which for me means baking chocolate chip cookies and watching a Harry Potter movie.

"Ya freak b*tch!"

(Sorry mom! Franklin said it first)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Iz Thee Troof



Thursday, June 10, 2010

Obsessing In The Night About It

...about my music mix, that is. Yes, I have made a Summer 2010 Mix CD! I know, I am crazy about the mixes this year, but it is a more engaging evening-activity than watching old episodes of Arrested Development on Netflix.

Alas, I have tried in vain, (IN VAIN, I TELL YOU!) to upload the cover art for my cd, but the computer gods have waged an unholy war against me, and I fear I may smash my sister's scanner/computer if I take this any further (thus, resulting in her smashing my face). Maybe when I am feeling less murderous/head-achey I will attempt to successfully upload it.

Anyways, I have tried to make this summer mix sound as similarly dreamy-sweet as these next two songs (both bands featured on the mix):

Beach Fossils // Window View from Wooden Lens on Vimeo.

The theme of the mix is summer and love, love, love.

Please tell me you want one. It makes me happy to make crafty things and then give them to people.

Whoa, it's 8 o'clock. Time to get my old bones to bed to see if I can fight off whatever bug has taken residence in my head/sinus-area.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Disturbing Realization

My dreams aren't so different from Zach Morris'...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


...Just payed Labcorp $820 for bloodwork that my health insurance is refusing to cover. I just have to rant that I have THE WORST health insurance company ever. I think it is time to suck it up and pay the ridiculously expensive premiums for Temple Health Insurance b/c this is just too much!

What a way to start the day!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Something Touched Me Today

Metaphorically, that is. (Huh?)

I was listening to the radio this morning and they were interviewing Tony Coleman, the director of a new documentary that's all about the ukulele. And he said something very sweet and sad that I could appreciate:

"For centuries, music was an integral part of our lives. All of us played music or knew someone who did. Then, at the beginning of the 20th century, the record player came along and all of a sudden we weren't good enough. We were encouraged to listen, to be passive listeners. And I think that we lost something very fundamental to our souls: making music together."

-Tony Coleman (Director of The Mighty Uke: The Amazing Comeback of a Musical Underdog)

I felt a little sad and sentimental-like about this very true statement, although some people may have been less-than-encouraging over the years in my own musical endeavors...


Anyways, here is a lovely little song you may have heard before that was featured on the radio segment this morning. I MIGHT HAVE shed a little tear!

*No I will not apologize for the cheesiness of this video*

C'mon, Iz so cute!

And don't worry, I'll be back to my non-serious-feelings-cat/snack-related blog posts soon.

<3 Dan

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

It's About Time

To chop off some inches.

In other news, we got a pool table yesterday. Needless to say, I'm pretty stoked.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Too Early? (Prolly)

To be thinking about Halloween costumes?


(the front-runner; requires raccoon-Davy-Crockett-hat)



(Requires group of girls and 'SENIORS' shirts)



(Requires sweatpants and velcro)


Tuesday, May 18, 2010


!!!! x a mil

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Blank the Breeze

Slowdive + Sonic Youth + Cleaning the house = Rainy Wednesday Afternoon


"Clean Yo Room!"


Saturday, May 8, 2010

I Have The Right To Do What I Want!

Mini-break from school starts now (sorta, I still have practicum next Thursday but that's fun stuff)!

Favorite part is at 1:30 where mustache-man plays the recorder (tee-hee)

"Gimme dat controller!"

And finally,

Peace-out school! (for now...)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Wouldn't It be Nice?

...to sip something delicious and nerve-quieting out of a tiny glass next to a funny-looking companion?


Friday, April 30, 2010

Everything's Coming Up

...except for the fact that I still didn't get my biscuit recipe (more on this later...)

It's Friday!!!

Phillies vs. Mets tomorrow!

My first major league baseball game!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Leave It On The Door Step

"A delicious cheese pizza...just for me"

And I ate TWO pieces! Can you believe it?

Yeah, Buddy.