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Apr. 16th, 2013 | 03:23 pm

SUP LJ?!?!?

haha good god. Why am I on here.

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A few small things.

Nov. 5th, 2009 | 10:50 am

Went vegan on Monday. All I can think about is cheese.

Got in a car accident this morning. My fault.

Returning to Indiana this weekend for a visit to my parent's killer new place.

Drinking heavily tonight with a bunch of designers at this event called Bevel Emboss. Come drink with me if you are anywhere near Chicago.

I fixed my bike finally, and it feels brand new. It goes 7000 mph now. Pretty fast.

I tried to shave my beard off (it was getting grizzly adams-ish), but couldn't because I had no shaving cream. Tried to shave it with just water. Not a pleasant experience.

I recently watched:

Objectified. It was pretty great. All about product designers and their impact on our world.

One word review: STUFF.


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Such & Such

Sep. 20th, 2009 | 11:06 pm

Wishing I was in New York right now. At least for this past weekend. My friends and band mates are there doing a few shows. If it wasn't for my work schedule, I would be there too. sigh.


The weekend has been pretty chill. A nice change from last weekend's craziness. Esther and I were vendors at the renegade craft fair. she sold these amazing hand sewn ghosties, which sold like hot cakes. I sold some things too. It was nice to have people look at our work and appreciate it. We even got asked to possibly design a store front for someone's clothing store. Pretty excited about that prospect!

Here is some of the stuff I sold:

Click the picture to see the whole set of painted records I made, if you'd like.

Esther is in Korea now and the place is empty. It leaves a lot of free time. Its lonely.

So thats why I just signed up for NETFLIX. WHAT MOVIES SHOULD I GET?

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Apr. 29th, 2008 | 09:32 pm

So.... I am thinking of selling some shirts. Not really sure how to go about doing this tough.

Its 9:30 pm and I have been up since 5:45 am, and have to do it all over again tommorow. I am so close to graduating, but am entirely unprepared. I very well might be failing math, as my teacher came up to me last class and asked me if this was my first time I had attended class and that he has no records of me. Cool.

How is life everyone?

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@ work

Feb. 13th, 2008 | 07:32 pm

Its a slow wednesday night here at the graphics lab. I am the only one at the front desk right now, and I am listening to Summer Teeth and thinking about my life.

Since I started my Portfolio Review class this semester, I have come to a realization. I haven't produced much work that I am proud of. Alot of it is required assignments that don't really apply to things I want to do when I get out. With the realizations of this has come severe stress, panic, and off/on depression. The effects have stirred into other areas of my life outside academic, giving me an overwhelming sense of self loathing. My confidence is dangerously low.

With all this in mind, I am determined. I am not fucking leaving columbia with a bullshit portfolio. I am going to have a kick ass portfolio. I am going to make a website that doesn't make me cringe. I am going to make something with artistic merit, and I am going to do a new piece every day if I have to. This is my wake up call. Stop being a lazy piece of shit and prove to yourself and everyone else that you can do something. Thats what I need to do. Thats what I am doing starting.... NOW.

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Feb. 4th, 2008 | 09:57 pm

I am now baby facing it. It feels so weird.

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Jan. 28th, 2008 | 07:25 pm

I can't stop watching this. My ribs hurt so bad.

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Jan. 19th, 2008 | 10:48 am

Saw Cloverfield last night.

fucking terrifying.

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new years//new fears

Jan. 3rd, 2008 | 04:59 am

New Year's Eve was fantastic. This was the first year I really decided to go out and do something instead of stay in or throw a small shindig at my place. I went out to the Metro and saw The Sea & Cake and Spoon. Sure beer was insanely priced (6 bucks for a miller light what the fuck), but when you arrive already in the condition that we all did, it didn't matter much.

New years resolutions are all people are talking about. I don't know. I don't like even fooling myself. Sure I would love to resolve some shit, but come on. Let's be realistic. I would LOVE to lose like 15 - 20 pounds, stop drinking as much as I do, and stop smoking hooka. The fact of the matter is I won't lose weight, I won't stop drinking, and I won't stop smoking hooka. I don't think there have been any resolutions that I can remember that I have gone through with for more than a month, if even. So I guess yeah.

The only realistic goal I have is to graduate in May. its really fucking weird thinking about that. I am entirely unprepared to get a job, my portfolio doesn't even exist in a physical form. I have been going to school basically my entire life now, and its hard to imagine being done with that. I am excited overall. Maybe I can do the things I have been wanting to do. Maybe not.

These are my final classes of my educational career:

Corporate Graphics

Professional Portfolio

History of Chicago

Papermaking: Creating Unusual

Printmaking Strategies

Mathematical Ideas (online!)

I know, last semester and I am still taking gen eds. Whatever. Thats what you get for being a transfer student.

I am still on break (my final winter break) until 1/28/08. Ridiculous right? Hope everyone had a Happy New Year!

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Dec. 16th, 2007 | 06:38 pm

There has never been a semester as stressful as this past one for me. To the very last moment, my heart felt as if it could stop at any moment. I found out that it is a terrible idea to mix No Doze and Red Bull unless you are into paranoia, restlessness, accelerated heartbeats, and uncontrollable shaking. Nevertheless, it helped complete the incredible amount of work I had to do.

My final class on friday, Advanced Typography, was pretty intense. My teacher brought in two graphic designers to critique our final projects, and they were very critical. Some people didn't take the criticism very well, and when it was my turn to speak I was pretty nervous. To my suprise, they really liked it, and the only things they recommended changing were minor details. SUCH A RELIEF. I didn't take a picture of them hanging up in class and turned them into my teacher for him to keep, so I have to reprint them (which I will be doing this week).

I had a wonderful weekend. Matt, Nick, and Vinny all came and stayed at my apartment for the weekend. We went to Mitsuwa (the japanese mall), made a big curry dinner, and went out drinking last night for Nigel's 25th birthday. Vinny broke his ankle, I was cock blocked, Nick urinated on a wall, and Matt was sober attempting to guide us all home in a snowstorm. It was a successful and ridiculous night.

My heart isn't racing, my head isn't throbbing. This nightmare of a semester is over, and now I can finally have a social life.


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