This is my personal blog, a journal of my life; my blog of pretty things (et cetera) is here. Twenty-three. Might as well be five.
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DON'T GIVE NONE FUCKS.
March 14th
5:32 PM
Via
catnoises:

How did I just notice these cats!?????!????? (Taken with Instagram at The Purchase Independent)

This one time, Tara and I were getting a little silly in the office and then were presented with a label maker that had kittens as an option and….

catnoises:

How did I just notice these cats!?????!????? (Taken with Instagram at The Purchase Independent)

This one time, Tara and I were getting a little silly in the office and then were presented with a label maker that had kittens as an option and….

May 4th
2:47 AM
Tara proposed to me in our last issue.

Tara proposed to me in our last issue.

12:29 AM
Sitting on the big green chair for the first time, editing the Indy with Tara for the last time.

Sitting on the big green chair for the first time, editing the Indy with Tara for the last time.

May 2nd
3:13 AM

Tara and I are like Bill & Ted

"I need to give you a serious recap of my life this past week. It’s like He’s Just Not That Into You meets Fight Club meets The Hangover."
"Mine’s been like Castaway meets the locked-in-the-library aspect of Breakfast Club meets 500 Days of Summer." 

April 13th
1:00 AM

"DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? DO YOU? DO YOUUUUU!"

Tara and I both signed this week’s editor’s letter, and we got to use our ampersand.

I get far too much satisfaction out of using that ampersand.

Baskerville Italic 4EVA

March 23rd
1:13 AM
Tara and I are getting tattoos this summer to commemorate our time together. (D’awwww.) So this is the Baskerville italic ampersand, the most beautiful ampersand of all ampersands. The Indy’s body font is Baskerville mostly because of this ampersand (but I mean the whole font is beautiful but I meannnnn) and Tara and I agreed immediately upon that decision, so this just makes a whole lot of sense.
Leslie says I should get it on my butt because I’m an “editor pony.” And you know how I love looking like a My Little Pony…
Seriously though I haven’t decided where to put it yet. I just know that it’s happening.

Tara and I are getting tattoos this summer to commemorate our time together. (D’awwww.) So this is the Baskerville italic ampersand, the most beautiful ampersand of all ampersands. The Indy’s body font is Baskerville mostly because of this ampersand (but I mean the whole font is beautiful but I meannnnn) and Tara and I agreed immediately upon that decision, so this just makes a whole lot of sense.

Leslie says I should get it on my butt because I’m an “editor pony.” And you know how I love looking like a My Little Pony…

Seriously though I haven’t decided where to put it yet. I just know that it’s happening.

March 22nd
8:41 PM
Tara just ran around the office screaming, threw her phone, did two cartwheels and collapsed on the floor. Finally I got it out of her hysterical celebration that her class is canceled tonight. She’s badoooorable sometimes.

Tara just ran around the office screaming, threw her phone, did two cartwheels and collapsed on the floor. Finally I got it out of her hysterical celebration that her class is canceled tonight. She’s badoooorable sometimes.

March 12th
4:32 PM

piecing the night together for Tara

"Oh, I just remembered, you bit me. There’s a shadow of a bruise."
"omgomgomg why did I bite you?"
"I think you were trying to be seductive…" 

March 10th
10:54 PM

In the middle of a texting convo with Tara:

Tara: lolol yes. I’m hanging out with Jon and Kate drinking.
Riley: WHAT ABOUT THEIR 8 CHILDREN? 

6:40 PM
Tara and I watched Skins together today, as per ushe. 
I think this is the best series yet, and Grace’s episode was FANTASTIC. 

Tara and I watched Skins together today, as per ushe. 

I think this is the best series yet, and Grace’s episode was FANTASTIC. 

February 16th
5:15 AM
I just left this on Tara’s facebook wall, I think it is some of my finest Imagining and Planning ever. Because T&S+sadness+reenacting funny skins scenes+vodka+being bffs with UPD is solid gold Planning and Imagining in my opinion.

I just left this on Tara’s facebook wall, I think it is some of my finest Imagining and Planning ever. Because T&S+sadness+reenacting funny skins scenes+vodka+being bffs with UPD is solid gold Planning and Imagining in my opinion.

4:37 AM
Found a bunch of old Purchase papers in the office today, most likely will be using a photo of them for the cover of this week’s issue. Some of them are from the 70s when the college first opened! We don’t have any copies of the Dispatch, might grab one from the library archives tomorrow. The copies of the Pendulum and Record were a surprise, I’d never heard of either.

Found a bunch of old Purchase papers in the office today, most likely will be using a photo of them for the cover of this week’s issue. Some of them are from the 70s when the college first opened! We don’t have any copies of the Dispatch, might grab one from the library archives tomorrow. The copies of the Pendulum and Record were a surprise, I’d never heard of either.

3:24 AM

Today, the longest day ever:

  • Woke up at 1, didn’t go to class. I had a weird dream that necessitated some emotional class-skipping.
  • Met Tara at the office at 2, to lay out this week’s issue of the Indy. Slight hitch: the only article we had was Madame Query, and you can’t exactly print a weekly newsmagazine with only an advice column. Did we despair? Yes. Did we give up? No.
  • Watched the new episode of US Skins, ate some Hub food, contemplated how to make an issue with no copy.
  • Went to Kathy’s for my senior project meeting at 3:45. Hung out with CatPuck while she finished her other appointment, talked to Gary about Detroit and Joyce Carol Oates. My senior project is coming along well.
  • Back to the office by 5, where I found Tara spinning in the chair and having emotions. We had emotions at each other for a few and started flipping through the random boxes in the office in lieu of making the issue, since we still had no copy. Tara read a lot of Hyperbole and a Half. She’d never read it before.
  • Watched most of the new Pretty Little Liars episode, read through a ton of old copies of the Load, lamented the fact that the Hub used to be the Pub, and used to serve alcohol.
  • Hung out with the PSGA people, since our offices are connected. They offered to help with the issue and Alex wrote a story for us! He’s the best.
  • I moved the furniture in the office around. Twice. It looks so much better now.
  • After 7 hours of being in the office, we finally procured enough copy to begin working. Tara did the layout while I alternately wrote out back page quotes and made a spread of old Purchase papers on the floor.
  • I ran to the library to see if I could get some old issues of the Dispatch, was told to come back tomorrow, and ran back to the office in time to grab some jalapeño poppers before the Service Board meeting at 10.
  • After a few more hours of work, Tara and I took a MAJOR dance break. And just general silliness. We needed it. Watch this video, when I realize that we’ve been in the office for 10 hours.
  • While I was editing one of the University Police officers stopped in to let us know he was locking up the building, and would we be interested in running a story on a new system UPD is implementing. He explained it to us, and it is the most awesome development in student safety. I can’t wait to publish the article.
  • After TWELVE HOURS IN THE OFFICE Tara and I gave up for the night. We wanted celebratory drinks but obviously it’s hard to find an open bar at 2am and impossible to find an open liquor store. We decided that we might as well go to bed, and have some celebratory sleep. Sleep is healthy.
  • I ate some awesome soup that I got at Terra Ve the other day. Seriously, so awesome. Sheri is watching Skins, and I am about to get some much-needed sleep. 

It was a ridiculous day, and kind of shit, but simultaneously one of the best days of my entire life. As we were walking home, Tara said, “We did nothing today.” But no! Not at all! As I told her, today we made something out of nothing. And that’s pretty damn impressive.

February 9th
5:05 PM
Working on the first Indy of the semester with Tara. We just discovered that we have the same ringtone (series 1 Skins theme) on top of already having the same boots and bedspread and fashion sense. Et cetera. I should make a fan page for Tara because she is the best.

Working on the first Indy of the semester with Tara. We just discovered that we have the same ringtone (series 1 Skins theme) on top of already having the same boots and bedspread and fashion sense. Et cetera. I should make a fan page for Tara because she is the best.

4:26 AM
Tara came over to keep my drunk ass company but then she eventually went home like a normal person, so now I’m sitting here watching The Con dvd all by myself like the crazed unstable Tegan & Sara fan I am… Wheeeeeeeee.

Tara came over to keep my drunk ass company but then she eventually went home like a normal person, so now I’m sitting here watching The Con dvd all by myself like the crazed unstable Tegan & Sara fan I am… Wheeeeeeeee.