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Hourly Comic Day 2009 [Feb. 2nd, 2009|12:46 pm]
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[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

Hello friends. Yesterday was Hourly Comic Day, and once again, Tom, Pais and I all participated. You can see a bunch of comics from people around the world here. You can see my comics under the cut!

Hourly Comics!Collapse )
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Tom is home sick; I am a germophobe. [Jan. 27th, 2009|06:08 pm]
[mood |amusedamused]

Me: Have you been touching that bread with your snot-hands all day?
Tom: Not ALL day.
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Pidges loafing near an open fire [Jan. 6th, 2009|01:26 pm]

Pidges loafing near an open fire
Originally uploaded by YellowCardigan.

Christmas was good. New Year's was good.

I got a long down coat, and all I want to do is wear it around. I identify with these Daley Plaza pigeons; lately, I've been drawing myself inside my self-made blanket of feathers and fat, loafing behind the protective barrier I've been building since summer.

(Click to see bigger, they're so cute with their tucked-in little heads.)

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"The whole thing smacks of effort." [Dec. 3rd, 2008|05:17 pm]
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[Current Location |home]
[mood |confusedconfused]
[music |a kitten purring]

As usual, Tom's livejournal has me thinking about things.

I was listening to Radiohead's I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings on the way home, thinking about the live version of "Like Spinning Plates." There are a lot of reasons to love that song: the beautiful, cyclical piano melody which my mother once described by saying "I feel like I'm in a dream." The lyrics, if for no other reason than the line "our bodies floating down the muddy river" gives me a little chill every time. The incredibly long intro, the chord progression, all of it. But what gets me every time is the way Thom Yorke breathes.

After every line, you can clearly hear him gasp for breath, trying to fill his lungs with enough air to get through the next bit. Huge, wet gasps of oxygen. The song feels extra urgent and more desperate because you can hear the effort, you can see, in your mind, his closed eyes and furrowed brow, trying to get every drop of emotion out there for you.

In high school, it used to kill me when people would say someone was "trying too hard." I know the sentiment they're trying to express--that sense of pandering, desire to be liked, trying to please, etc--but my feeling was always, well, how hard are YOU trying? And if you're not trying as hard as you can, then what the fuck is wrong with you?

We should all be trying as hard as we can. Maybe not at everything, but at something. I don't mean to come off as some didactic asshole, but I know no other way to express this feeling I have, this thing I wanted to tell you as I was walking home from the el in the snow. I think sportscasters who say "this guy makes it look easy" are missing a certain point, sometimes. We should all be like Michael Phelps, underwater until the last possible second, our huge heads breaking the surface, swallowing huge gulps of terrible, cold air into our aching lungs.

I'm not sure I've said what I'm trying to say, but I'm going to do a workout and make black bean burgers. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow.

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World's Best Fan Art [Nov. 19th, 2008|01:51 pm]

Front of my birthday card from Dexter
Originally uploaded by YellowCardigan.

I finally got to see my sister and nephew last night, for the first time since my birthday. He was very excited to give me the card he made, and it is so cute I almost died. It's Hey Pais fan art! Click the picture for his explanations of what everything is and the drawings inside.

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Congratulations Chicago's Own [Nov. 7th, 2008|02:14 pm]

Congratulations Chicago's Own
Originally uploaded by YellowCardigan.

I need to write about all that happened on Election Night--yes, I was in Grant Park; yes, I wept; yes, it was maybe the best night of my life--but I still haven't caught up on my sleep and I still can't settle down enough to concentrate on writing. What I can tell you is that I wish I were back there, in those first heady hours, walking down the middle of closed-to-traffic Michigan Avenue, high-fiving and hugging strangers, everyone smiling and shouting and buying t-shirts. Tired as I was, I never wanted that night to end.

Then, this morning, I saw these banners for the first time--they're up all over downtown, but I hadn't seen them before. I started crying and laughing again, right there on Jackson Blvd in the windy November morning.

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Tom and I were walking downtown, holding hands [Oct. 31st, 2008|08:16 pm]
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Greenpeace volunteer: Do you have a minute to talk about global warming? It's very romantic!
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Repeat All [May. 15th, 2008|03:34 pm]
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[Current Location |Work]
[mood |calmcalm]
[music |The Mountain Goats, Quito]

Last night, post-Idol, Robyn asked me and Tom and Rachel, "What song do you think you have sought out to listen to the most times in your life?" It sparked a lively discussion on favorite songs and what kinds of songs are good for playing on repeat. I decided to make a mix. These are some songs that I have played incessantly, either in the past or in the now. I can't say that it has very good flow, because I didn't concentrate on the flow at all.




A lot of the songs are sad, because that's the best kind of song to listen to on repeat! I hope this is okay. Thanks to PhilR, who brownloaded and chuckloaded a couple of the songs I couldn't find on Mixwit.

You guys should make your own, it's fun and recalls those glory days of Napster, now with a shiny flash-based 2.0 interface.
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High School Self [May. 7th, 2008|12:13 pm]
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[mood |anxiousanxious]

A lot of people are drawing themselves in high school, so I figured I'd join in. I drew myself exactly ten years ago, when I was fifteen and a sophomore in high school. I really wanted to include an excerpt from my journal from that time, but I couldn't find it! I'm going to look for it when I go to my parents' house this weekend.

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Tim and Sara [Apr. 30th, 2008|10:22 am]

Tim and Sara
Originally uploaded by YellowCardigan.

100% perfect.

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