Monday, March 28, 2011


it might be possible to see Fleet Foxes and Animal Collective this summer after all...

(if everything works out accordingly,) Taraleh and I start our orientation for the American University of Paris on May 30th. Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, Spain is between May 25th and 29th (though I am really only concerned about seeing Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes, and Tallest Man on Saturday the 28th). Barcelona is kind of on the way from North America to Paris... and we have to arrive at our French Residence on May 29th...

A hostel for a couple of nights in Barcelona would not be too expensive... figuring out traveling and bringing suitcases from the US to Barcelona to Paris would be a doozy...

is it possible?! PLEASE?! all I want this summer is to see these beautiful musicians perform...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

book preserving.

I just received an email from University of Iowa about our book workers here at the university.

Here is a website with some sick pictures of this older gentleman (who got some kind of award from the Guild of Book Workers) showing the process of repairing/preserving a book.

I want to pick up book preserving as a hobby! I just love nifty hands-on things like this!

Monday, March 21, 2011

barf cat.

Marian "don't let my cute looks deceive you, I actually barf everywhere ever" Jones

Friday, March 18, 2011


"I need to take a walk before I slice these b*@#&es."

watch your blind spot, folks.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Today, I was sitting at Breugger's Bagels and this gal across from me was chewing on something small and white. I looked back a bit later and realized it was some type of packet. My immediate reaction was, "Oh, she must be eating honey from a small packet. That is kind of weird, but not really, because I totally do that sometimes." When she was setting the empty packet on the table next to her, I realized that it was not honey, but it was ketchup that this girl was eating. After finishing the 2 or 3 packets that she had in her pocket, she got up to throw them away and came back with a couple more packets which she proceeded to open and suck empty.

In other news, I have recently been feeling like my creative juices are overflowing out of my brain. Unfortunately, all of my free time from the past couple of weeks has been devoted to memorizing art history slides, learning German, writing papers, and reading about African slave trade. I can not complain, because I sincerely enjoy school, but jeepers, I just wish there was more time in the day!

Spring Break, here I come!

Friday, March 4, 2011

I shouldn't complain that I won't be able to go because I will be in Paris... butttttt sttttiiillllllll. I WANT TO SEE FLEET FOXES SO BAD!