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Omg SAIC liked my post about applying. FYI they are my top school. 








tumblr you can keep your glorified nostalgia about the wild thornberries and tony hawk’s pro skater and getting to hold the flea-ridden stuffed lion during the d.a.r.e program and what have you because THIS right here.  now THIS was the essence of the 90s


oh man it took me literally 2 seconds of this video to remember exactly how the rest of it went

I hated this commercial. Turns out I still hate it.


I CAN’T FUCKING STOP LAUGHING its as awful as i remembered it

i cant quite explain this commercial and how it came back to me like

i couldnt remember the exact words by heart but. everything they said chimed in my head like a song i’d heard a long time ago. it was almost rhythmic, buried deep in my memory. it was probably the most bizarre way ive ever remembered something.

Also this is my new fish. Not yet named. 

I’m not feeing super great right now but I had an awesome day.

I woke up at 930 and listened to the new nightvale. I stretched and showered and had a big breakfast with the last of my breakfast potatoes. I got to work on some art. I spray painted the mini’s I made yesterday and made 15 new cat pieces. I’m going to do a few as grey cat and a few as oliver and then just other cats. Just short hair right now but maybe the next batch I’ll be long haired one. Not sure how but I will make it happen.

I also got to work on 2 new mouse soup pieces and they could have gone better. I was actually pretty bummed about it. I did one with the tiny bird skull and that one looks really cool but the heat from the resin did something to the roses I used and all the color is gone? I don’t know what happened. I went out after I worked on that to pick up some resin and flowers and deliver a letter for mom. But then I remembered the post office is closed today for labor day so I scarped that and just went to the stores.

I got the big bottles of resin again for 50% off and had a good conversation with the cashier lady. Then I went to acme to pick up flowers for Becca’s birthday. That’s the other big thing I did today. It was Becca’s surprise party and I wanted to make sure I made her something really nice. I also needed a few yellow flowers for the other mouse soup piece I was making today so win win.

I got home and rested and worked on the other mouse soup but while that one looked beautiful to start with it failed spectacularly. It is just filled with bubbles so bad you can barely see anything and by the time I realized it it was to hard to be salvaged.  I’m bummed to because it had looked so beautiful to start with. Maybe I will make another attempt when I have another skull to work with.

I actually spent the majority of the afternoon applying for schools. I did about half of each application up until I had to actually write thoughts and essays and I want to save those for when I can really focus. But I cant believe I actually started applying for school. Its almost to wild to handle.

I packed Becca’s gift of flowers, one of my mini foxs, and some fancy lotion, before heading out. I had a lot of anxiety so I went to chipotle for dinner but that didn’t help much. I was in line for like a half hour. And I felt really stupid but I was hungry and so I waited. Then I got it to go so I wouldn’t miss my train but I ended up 20 minutes early anyway. So I went home to get different shoes because it was way to hot for the ones I was wearing. And then when I got home my parents were naked in the living room! I didn’t see anything thank god but dude shared space. I sit on those couches!

I got back to the train station and realized I had lost part of my headphone and I didn’t have my tablet and my heart was going crazy because of anxiety. I tried my best to just breathe it away.

I got downtown around 6 and walked through china town. I gave some money to a homeless couple with a cat on a leash. I texted Sal, the contact for the surprise party, if I could come early and they said for sure and I went and Kelly was there and while I was still anxious I put on my gallery/work persona and things were good!

I talked to all the people mostly and smiled a lot and at 715 when Becca came we surprised her so bad she cried for a half hour. It was awesome. No one ever did anything for her birthday and I’m glad I got to be part of the group that finally did. And she seemed to really like my gift.

I spent most of the night with Kelly and periodically hugging Becca and giving highfives to Sal. I had a really good night and felt fine when I walked to the train with Kelly.

I met a weird cute guy on the train who gave me a high five after I helped him figure out what train and platform he needed to be on. And then I got on my train. But I started having chest pains about half way home. I got back and talked to mom and took a shower and I think I’m going to just eat some food and go to sleep.

It was a long day and I’m really happy but also really tired.

Sleep well everyone and I hope you have a wonderful night.  

I started applying to 6 graduate schools today. I actually started filling out the forms. This is a real thing that is happening. 

The schools I have decided to apply for are:

Mica (Maryland Institute College of Art)

MCAD (Minneapolis College of Art and Design) 

RISD (Rhode Island School of Design)

SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)

Pratt (New York)

SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) 

I had planned on a few others but decided against them for one reason or another. Im very happy with the choices in front of me and Im nervous but pumped!



I got a new fish today.  I haven’t given him a name yet so I’m just calling him guppy. He’s very pretty and I hope to get a good picture of him tomorrow in his new tank.  He seems so small but Cassidy (my dead fish) was almost 2 years old so I’m assuming new fish will get big as well.

I woke up at 930 today and just didn’t want to get ready for the day. I lazed about and made waffles. I actually cleaned the fish tank in preparation for the new fish instead of taking a shower or putting clothes on. But I did eventually get dressed.

I made the decision that I would scan the last yearbook I have today before I did anything else. It took me an hour and I found out later that some of the pages cut off some of the people. I am not happy about that. But I did spent 2 hours today working on it and finishing cropping and I’m very happy with the progress. I cant make the powerpoint until she gives me all the info and the other yearbooks that someone may or may not even have. Putting the actual powerpoint together though shouldn’t take long at all. An hour at most I think. 

I went out after I finished scanning. First stop was the beauty supply store. I know its not fall yet. Its stull summer. But I got a detangling moisture spray for the fall/winter. No regret. I also got more blue dye because I’m almost out and I wanted to be prepared.

Next I went to the petstore and looked at puppies, pet the bunnies, and found my new fish. I looked at all the different kinds they had. And I picked the grey one with the blue tips on its long fins. He’s really beautiful and unusual and I am very happy with him. I hope he survives. I also hope that being in a big tank will make him brighter and strong.

I came home after that and worked on my mini animal figures. I need to seal them tomorrow but I’m really happy with how they look. So cute. I’m going to make one of grey cat and oliver next. Maybe I will open commissions for peoples pets? Would anyone be interested in that? Like $30 for one or something?

I spent the rest of the day resting and scanning. I made pasta. I watched some tv. I looked at my fish. It was a nice day.

I didn’t get to work on my mouse soup pices but that’s okay. I want to get some flowers for the one anyhow so hopefully I can do that tomorrow.

I have plans for tomorrow night. Secret plans. But I have all day to do whatever. So I will be arting and maybe going for a walk in the park. Biking. Who knows. But I think it will be a very good day.

For today though I want to say congrats to my mom for 31 years of sobriety and that I love her. I’m going to read for a bit and maybe go to bed early. Sleep well everyone. 

I would love to lie down but I just have to much to do. 



This commercial is amazing.

I work at an Under Armour store and we got to see this commercial way before they showed it on TV and everyone was speechless except one dude. He was all like “What the hell? Why the fuck would they make a ballet commercial? It’s not a sport.” My boss was quick to jump down his throat and said “Alright then get your ass on the floor and work on you tippy toes for the rest of your shift. If I fucking see you off them you will be the first of the temps to get cut!” He was on his tippy toes for the last hour and a half of his shift lol 

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I was very productive today. I wanted to keep sleeping forever but I got up at 930 and had a bowl of cereal. I washed l the dye out of my hair and shaved my legs. I want it to be fall so I wore long sleeves and long pants. But I acknowledge its august still so I also wore my sandals. Honestly I just felt really good today.

I left the house around 11 to just drive around and do some things. I am still looking for a good leather bag so I thought I would go to some more thrift store to try and find one. First stop was 2nd avenue, one of my most hated places. But they have a great selection of bags so I braved it. For real the staff was the worst part of my trip. People were no issue this time. There weren’t really any bags that I liked, and the 2 or 3 I did had issues or were really cheap on lining or whatever. Then I found some really great dresses and an amazing scarf/shawl. I went to the dressing room and there was no person to unlock the door. So I went and found someone to ask and they told me to wait which was no big deal. But then they disappeared and a guy came a few minutes later and said she was coming. When the woman came over she gave me this pissy expression like I had interrupted her. I just let it go and tried stuff on. I ended up with 2 dresses. The others were cute but the arms were to small or they looked better on the hanger then on me. There was only one I was sad I didn’t get, but my arms just were small enough. Oh well. But then when I got out of the room and went to return the things to the rack I tell the woman I’m not taking 3 things, and my hands were full so I try to hand them to her or whatever and she goes “put them on the rack” and proceeded to watch me struggle. It was like dude I didn’t want to screw up your system I was trying to be nice but whatever. I just left and went to check out after that. But my cashier was the sweetest girl she totally made up for it. She had the prettiest headscarf and a nice smile and she saved the trip for me.

Next I drove up to newtown farmers market for lunch. I got a pretzel and a falafel and a soda and sat in my truck and listened to music and had a little picnic. It was really nice. After that I went back to Langhorne for more adventure.

I went to st mary’s but didn’t find a bag there. So I went to that kid’s thrift place mom told me about and I found a bag a really liked there. Its blackish blue and real leather and I really like it. I wish it was a cross body bag but besides that its really great. But I’ve never really used a shoulder tote as an everyday bag, so well see how it works for me in my real life. I like to be hands free you know?

After that I went to salvation army and shopped around. I ended up buying the dress in the picture above, a light sweater, a long sleeve shirt, and some great suede flats. I had a good time there. But I was ready to go home.

I got home and changed into pj shorts and sat in my chair and chilled for a while. I put away my new clothes and started taking the shirring out of one of the dresses I got today. I got up at one point to get something and that’s when I stabbed myself in the left thigh. It was very painful but I was mostly shocked it happened. I cleaned that up and then painted my nails.

I finished the 2nd yearbook cropping today for the powerpoint and in celebration I started some new sculptures. I made some mini animals and I think the plan is to make terrariums for them to live in. Like little green environments. I don’t know. I think I will make one and if people want to buy them I will make more. For now though I am just enjoying doing something I haven’t done in a while. Its soothing.

Now I would like to wash my face and lay down. It was a very active day and I’m feeling good. Tomorrow I hope to get the whole next yearbook scanned and at least some cropped. I want to make 2 more mouse soup pieces if I have enough resin. And I want to start putting together a plan for grad school apps.

I’m not going to let not having a job make me lazy. I have so much to do. 

“Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress.”

Kiera Cass

Like not once did she say “I want a prince to come and rescue me from my situation.”

She just wanted to look cute and turn the fuck up at the party.

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My mom when she was 21. Love this picture. 

My mom when she was 21. Love this picture. 


It literally kills me when men think they know women’s fashion better than women

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So I went to go sit in my chair and I stabbed myself in the thigh with my seem ripper. It went sideways into my muscle. Ow.