Tuesday

I'm Sagan all my love for you


sagan
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Mr. Carl Sagan has been completed and sprayed and is drying currently before heading to his new home in Mr. Wariner's bedroom.

Winter Follies

The other night Amanda and I were looking through this book (I can't mention the title because it is a christmas present). We decided that the best way to read it was to act the part. So we played dress up. We put on our best furs, jewels, baubles, and heels and snuggled back in bed to finish our reading. We took polaroids of our outfits and then John came over and made pasta. Feeling luxurious and under the influence we wrote letters to our friends, some close and some estranged. And then Amanda gave me kewt bangs. All in all a lovely evening.



Sunday night was delightful as well. Ross and I attended the annual Bongo christmas party. You had to bring a gift for a child so we set out and found a stuffed tiger whom we quickly grew attached to. There was a man drawing caricatures there and after a few shots we decided to have ours done. I asked the man if he could draw a Jon Waters moustache on Ross and when he flipped the finished product around to show us we looked more like Frito Bandito and Kathy Lee Gifford than our actual selves. We tried to steal the tiger back but Santa had already bagged him up to take to the children.

<--NOT us.


After that we headed to Amanda Lees for family game night. We could only stay for a moment before the boy grew cranky and it was time to head back to Franklin.


Christmas is quickly approaching. Have you had luck in turning all those dollar bills into Christmas presents?
Tim McGraw is running for Governor?
Who keeps choosing these awful girls for the cover of NYLON?

Thursday

Playing catch up

I have no excuse.
This week has been slow and painful and I have done nothing but roam around the house, miss my boyfriend and occasionally go to work.

It's snowing outside and I am not happy. Because snow generally means ice which generally means that I cannot leave my house. I am terrible at driving in these conditions. Thanks to the lack of traditional "christmas" weather in Tennessee, I have only had to attempt it twice so far.

1. High School: Pulled out of my driveway and ended up facing the neighbors house behind me. In their front yard.

2. 3 years ago (I think): Heading home from Franklin. Drove 10mph down 65. Had to detour by the airport. Slid and almost dropped off the onramp trying to avoid the slew of oncoming vehicles.

Granted on both of these occasions I had a rear-wheel drive car with low pro tires that aren't even that safe for normal conditions. Now I have a nice german automobile with all-wheel drive. Still not looking forward to dying.

I hate cold weather. hatehatehatehatehate cold weather. New York is different. Yes, It's frigid. But New York also has Public Transportation so I don't have to risk my life operating a moving vehicle in it's " winter wonderland."



Went to see the Cool Kids last night. Pretty good. I hoped I would have bypassed Matt & Kim but I didn't have the times right. I can honestly say that I am not a fan. I mean, I get it. The music is cute. You can dance to it. The lyrics ( from what I could hear) are kitchy and someone can relate it to their life. But as I stated to my friend last night who wondered why I stood there scowling during the set:
"I'm not one to hate on anyone's art, more power to them..but personally if you gave me the option of listening to a Matt & Kim record all the way through or eating raw cow tounge, I would have to choose the latter."


My view on the situation is this: If I (who hasn't the slightest inch of musical talent) can make the music that you are playing on stage right now then you aren't really a musician. It's people like that (and Fergie) who continue to poison what people percieve as good music. They ruin the tastes of our generation and ruin the spirits of those who spend their lives studying composition to keep the spirit of those who actually gave a damn (like mozart) alive.

These are all just personal opinions.

Wednesday

Put your dino jammies on

The new Kindercastle Cd, In a tizzy, is now for sale. I highly recommend putting it on your christmas list ;)




Straight from the baby's mouth:
"In a world full of indifference, Kindercastle offers a sense of innocence. Almost everybody has it inside of them, and this music creates a window that allows one to peer inside their personal childlike state. It seems as if these two young artists are not creating their music, but emerging from it."



<3

Wednesday

Hits close to home




New comics from xkcd are like christmas presents. If this ever turns out to be true, consider me Ted Turner.

Friday

holy crap

I've seen some shit on the Nashville missed connections but this BY FAR takes the cake:

I saw you crying...don't be sad.

Tuesday

So Sexual

I don't normally do this, but...

I just got done with Sebastien Tellier's latest record, Sexuality.
It's so good! Rarely can I ever listen to a record all the way through. I found myself excited for the next track whist tapping away on my keyboard all night. I'm very picky about my electronica, especially when it's french (my favorite). Maybe it's because deep down no one can compare to AIR? I was skeptical about this album at first because I heard Daft Punk produced half of it. To me Electronic music teeters a very fine line, and if anything comes off sounding too much on the techno aspect, I turn it off before my ears bleed. Two thumbs up, Sebastien.


The countdown

My brother comes into town today!! For those of you who know me, you know this is a huge deal as I get to see my big bro maybe once a year. Sometimes I don't get to see him at all. That being said, I will be parading him around town and showing him off in true little sister fashion.


So Michael Jackson converted to Islam?
What do you want for Christmas?


...

i need sleep.

Friday




"It's yellow, it's ugly, it fits with nothing ... But it could save your life ..."

Thursday

Ooh, a piece of candy!

Finally starting to feel better. I think my immune system is mad at me. I never get sick like this. For the most part, I get a sinus infection maybe 2x max a year. In 2008 I've gotten sick at least 4000 times so far. Ugh. Getting a third job has been tricky. I need to stop being so picky and just give in. As I stated in my previous post, I'm beyond tolerating a working enviornment where my co-workers stress me out. I don't mind working under pressure or even stressful job duties but I simply cannot handle stressful colleuges anymore. I have enough on my plate ( read: THIRD job). Yes Amanda, my business counts as a job as it is how I pay my bills.. =D

Saving up for the holidays is hard work. I have a tendency to shower the ones I love with presents. I get that from my mother. Even if my bank account won't allow it. Thankfully I have gotten very crafty. I think i'll be thrifting for everyone this year. Finding great pieces and sewing them to make it a little more personal. Just a thought.


Today we started pricing everything for the holiday sale @ Two Elle. Amanda V and I used our own thrifty ways as a pricing guide (Sorry Rachel!!!) You all should be pleasently surprised =) It's going to be good. REAL good. The sale starts Saturday and will continue through the week.


Is it okay that I'm afraid to start reading Twilight? I know how I get. I was freakishly obsessed with those Damn Harry Potter books. I expect this to be no different.


And for the love of god Stephanie Shuff, When are we going to eat alligator?


Till next time

Monday

Surrounded by bunnies

I started my new job at Two Elle today and I LOVE it. It's so nice to work with a group of people who aren't in constant competition with each other. Working around people in the same field as myself can be exhausting as everyone feels like they have something to prove. From that stems gossip which creates an unsavory work enviornment filled with drama and negative energy. All the girls that I work with are also small business owners like myself, and we all do things that can benefit each other. One is a photographer, the other is a designer etc... I think I'm really going to enjoy my time here.

I am getting sick again, though. Why is it so hard to bring myself to getting that stupid flu shot? I'm so scared of needles. It's become slightly ridiculous. I can normally be a big girl when it comes to typically scary things ( spiders, snakes..) but those stupid sterile pointy things just send me running in the other direction. Why can't they just come out with the vaccine in pill form?


Oh, and speaking of health....

Saturday

Catz!!!



I've been on a winning streak at Goodwill.

See you tonight at Club Sportag?

Thursday

I am not a benevolent God.

I'm really into Chuck Klosterman lately.

The last couple of days have been filled with friends and home cooked meals. Wednesday we had what we thought was going to be an intimate group of friends bonding over a healthy vegan dinner turn into a packed house full of faces from yesteryear. There was enough to go around thankfully, and the evening was spent laughing over Chainsaw's life growing up next to the Helen Keller museum.Renee brought up the riveting discussion of who was a vet and who would be considered "fresh meat" if we had a Nashville edition of Real World/Road Rules Challenge. I'm a vet. Ross is fresh meat. Then of course we played "Tits in a box" and "who what when where why". Thursday it was on to Colleen's for home made Indian food and wine. We all had to draw ourselves on doilies and put them on the wall. I added too much blush to mine and ended up looking like a tranny. Yeah Yeaaah. I'm starting to miss the sweaty Tuesday tradition of Agave, but it's nice to be able to trade in the dancing shoes for warm conversation and beverages.


Also, I think I found a place to live. Are you even ready for me to be living back in Nashville? This could quite possibly mean that we never have to worry about Renee getting pissed and trying to walk home again! Well....



I wish there was peace amongst the group. Maybe I can add that to my Christmas list?

Right next to anything of these from Berkley Illustration's Etsy :)


Tuesday

Gimme Gimme Gimme

Insight Cottontail tank (to add to my collection)
A kitten mask for me to paint =)

A subscription to my favorite magazine, Lula
These amazing Paule Ka gloves


Christmas is right around the corner, Y'all!

Monday

Je voudrais aller en France.

I feel like I have been passed over.
What a strange night. Well, second half of the night. late night. It was wonderful earlier. I stopped in at the West End SB to see Renee who did an amazing dance when she saw me. Smoked cigarettes and discussed why we are such awful cooks. I then went to Borders where I read everything from uber-expensive fashion magazines to books on French, Acrylic painting, and finally the Daring book for girls. Shortly after I had to have a most uncomfortable conversation where I felt like I was constantly putting my foot in my mouth. I don't know what's been going on lately. I feel jilted and unsettled. Maybe it's the changing of the seasons or my lack of appreciation for winter. I can't stand feeling like someone is draping the wool over my eyes. I like to be in the know about everything, good or bad. But at the same time knowing unpleasant things only cause my over-analytical mind to dwell and prevent me from falling asleep at night.

I need a break.

I'm just tired of under-lying issues. I'm tired of alterior motives. I just want to play peacefully in the sandbox. I don't have any enemies (that I know of) so everything should be sunshine and rainbows. It feels like years since I've spoken to my best friend. I'm not convinced that's part of growing up.


I would just like to wear bunny ears and giggle and drink tea and pretend we are five again. Is that too much to ask?

Saturday

I'm feeling full of love this afternoon

Is it cool to be American again? I just saw an article that had pictures of people's reactions from all over the world when Obama won. Every single country pictured seemed just as happy as ( most of us) were. Is the rest of the country going to give us a second chance? We are not all beer drinking, truck driving, jesus freaks over here, you know. I hate when people refer to Obama as the anti-christ. I don't think being charismatic and handsome and full of fresh ideas necessarily means your the son of the dark lord. I mean, what about JFK? Some things are going to take a while. I'm just glad we have taken the first step.


ANYWAY


Off this election business. I had so much fun last night just sitting outside of Fido with Renee and Daysha. It was growing progressively more chilly by the minute but we had our free lattes and cigarettes to keep us warm. I haven't laughed so hard in a while. It's nice to have time with the girls.

I wish Amanda Lee would stop ditching out on me.

Can I have these animals for Christmas plz?

bunnies
kittens
baby miniature deer
french bulldog
pet fox




If anyone is relatively unemployed like myself (freelancers) Grab some coffee and meet me in the park. and bring Apples to Apples.


I love my boyfriend.

Wednesday

Also...

Damn you, HRO. You tagged all of us.
What are we supposed to do then!????


What is the most authentic Alt job?

We did it!

Dear America:

Thanks for not fucking this up.
I love you again.


-Lauren ♥

Tuesday

Obama-Rama



Did you vote? I hope you did.

Wednesday

recovering

Finally recovering from the sinus infection that seems to plague my life. Ross said I got sick because I'm in and out of thrift stores and antique malls every day. I like to tell myself that dusty old figurines and books are good for your health, or for your soul at least. I am obsessed with anything that doesn't belong to my generation. Antique stores are like visiting with your grandparents and listening to them tell stories of yesteryear. Since the ones I have left live across the country, I take to these cold warehouses of wonderment to get my fix. I love the elderly. their driving, dressing,ranting,laughing,cooking. strange taste in tapestries and furniture. You would think that I'm just chomping at the bit to try my hand in Bingo or get the senior citizens discount. Not true. I'm terrified of growing old. Of remembering useless stories but forgetting my grand children's names. I think everyone has the same fears as I do. just a part of "growing up." Fearing the unknown. I guess time will tell.


My painting is almost complete! Can you guess who it is? If you can identify him right off the bat, we belong together =D
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Lessons

I've been in a daze lately. It's hard to process tragedy. We like to think that we are invincible, immortal. Really we are just waiting for our card to get pulled. Life is short and time is fleeting. Take care of your body because it's the only one you have. Love your friends and your family unconditionally and treat them the way you would like to be treated. Any one of us could be next. Natalie was a beautiful soul and she will be missed greatly ♥

Monday

We shot the spring line for Hana Hattori yesterday and I got to prance around in bunny ears for the better part of the afternoon! You can have yourself a tasty preview below, if you would like:

Yay!

Also, Thank you everyone for making my 22nd birthday wonderful <3

Wednesday






I eat.
too many.
bagel bites.
I can't stop it.
Why should I?
I love them.

This ship is docked until March. Need a roomate?
I took my mind off of things by unpacking my creepy figurines and re-reading Amanda's post about me staying to make myself feel better.

Oooh pictarz!



Sunday

Sitting in the Fido parking lot

Listening to my ipod switch from NWA to the Beach Boys. Waiting for Ross to get off work. Dressed up for an old friend's birthday party. Comparing the weather between Nashville and New York wondering what I would be doing If I had moved on time. As the days are quickly dissolving to the eve of my 22nd birthday, It's funny to image how, just one year ago, things we're completely different. I was living with Bo, Amanda and Stefanie. Still doing makeup, but also freelancing for my father. Things had just ended with the boy up north and I was planning my next trip to the big city. I had fell in love a long time ago with New York, and now I feel like my journey to be reunited with my dream is much related to a friendly game of Frogger. Dodging Cars. Dodging debt. I keep telling myself that everything happens for a reason, and for the most part I found that phrase to be true. Only time will tell I guess.

Saturday

And one more thing...

Amanda Lee and I have a very magical friendship. It's kind of like this...







lifewife. <3

Fall is here.

The last two days have been incredible. The adventure started thursday night while watching Ross play to myself, Shuff and a bunch of scantily-clad strippers models. Then it was off to the Becoming's Cd release show which inevitably led to drunken, heartfelt conversations in the Wendy's parking lot. We made it home in one piece, thankgod. On Friday, the boy and I slept in, paid off some tickets at the courthouse, and caught a very late brunch at Fido. We went to Centennial and rolled around in the grass before catching up with Amanda, Dylan and John. We need to find John a girlfriend. Then the group can be complete. Any takers? After the park we picked up groceries and overpriced hipster staples at AA before heading to Amandas for pizza and clay sculpting. We rented Logan's Run and curled up for the night. Today we got lunch and took a stroll through downtown Franklin, went antiquing and caught an amazing vintage British car show at Pinkerton Park. My life is perfect.


Stupid technology.

I HATE HATE HATE Mobileme. Its the stupid program that .Mac switched over to. I haven't been able to successfully upload a single thing to my website from my phone and now it just deleted half of my iphone pictures. I'm just going to start dumping everything into my Flickr. Grrrrrrrrrr.

I went yard sale-ing today. I picked up lots of weird tchochkies. Some deer that Amanda will probably try to swipe (back off, bitch) and an assortment of weird paintings and clothes. Once the technology gods stop smiting me I will upload a picture of figurines so you can be efficiently creeped out.


Until then....





Wednesday

Tuesday

I want it I want it I want it



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Monday

Also...

If you happen to be avalible on Saturday I highly recommend coming to this. There are so many things to do! Activities include ( but not limited to):
a. Browsing fall fashions from Nashville's wonderful budding designers.
b. Getting drunk way too early in the day.
c. Dancing your ass off to all the amazing DJs.
d. Looking at pictures of me in pretty dresses.
e. see above.



Wednesday

nerd love

I can only dream that one day my very own nerd will present me with a valentine as perfect as the ones featured below *sigh*


googlesearch: little bunny foo foo