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Crystal
15 September 2009 @ 03:04 pm
what is this, september?
where did this year go?
how strange.
 
 
Crystal
02 June 2009 @ 08:49 pm
so that paid internship that i applied for, at S&G, they e-mailed me today to say that it had already been filled.
BUT
they're looking for unpaid interns, and asked if i would be interested in being one! i was already prepared for the fact that i would have to start out unpaid, as that seems to be the only way to get into this business in the first place. at least when you're young... they trial-run you at no cost to them, and then hire you if they like you.
at any rate, this isn't set in stone, but i am very happy that they responded at all! yay!
i'm going to cross my fingers and keep looking for a paying job.

...whoo!
 
 
i am feeling..: excitedexcited
 
 
Crystal





i am pretty sure i could describe my entire life in a softer world comics.
i am not sure if that is weird and sad, or amazing and wonderful.
regardless, the inside of my head appreciates their sentiments very much.
to further nerd out, shall i point you to a "making of" video?

joey comeau has a diagram of the motherfucking Fibonacci spiral on his ARM.
LOVE.
 
 
Crystal
18 May 2009 @ 11:08 am
i tried rock climbing for the first time yesterday, with Bill at this climbing gym near our apartment.
hooooly shit. i am so sore today. i am pretty sure i CREATED muscle where it did not previously exist in the course of that four hours! after the first climb, my arms hurt in places i was convinced were never supposed to get sore!
it's also very psychologically weird, since, once you get to the top you obviously have to repel back down. there's no where else to go. BUT IT IS SCARY AS SHIT. you are wearing a giant harness around your wait, attached to this big rope that can hold twenty thousand times your weight, but still. you have to physically just jump away from this rock hold five stories off the ground, and it is god damn frightening to that part of your brain that likes to stay alive. and apparently my brain REALLY LIKES TO STAY ALIVE.
jeez. yeah. i had a lot of fun. but, also a bit frustrating, because i have no arm strength.. at all. when only using my arms, i strain to pick up fifty pounds. bleeh. but i can tell with rock climbing that there is going to be a plateau between what i can climb by being smart with my body weight and balance, and where it's going to require me having some muscle. i was watching some cats LEAP at hand holds and pull themselves up with both arms! that's nuts!

ah well. i'll work on it.
 
 
i am feeling..: soresore
 
 
Crystal
01 May 2009 @ 08:08 pm
my classes are officially over.
champagne and everything. (no confetti though.)
unless one of my professors decides to be a jerk and fail me....
i'm a motherfucking graduate.




weird.
 
 
 
Crystal
29 April 2009 @ 11:12 am


a thought:
i should join the circus. i could make their costumes.
apparently there is a pretty large underground circus/burlesque scene in the bay area.

it would be pretty fun. especially to make amazing things like the picture above (which i did not make.)
 
 
i am feeling..: busybusy
i am listening to..: Metric - Monster Hospital MSTRKRFT remix
 
 
Crystal
11 April 2009 @ 12:39 pm


yes.
 
 
Crystal
07 April 2009 @ 09:12 pm
i don't know if any of you have heard about this already, but, uh... GENIUS:


i promise, this is a real book.

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read."

this totally vaguely relates to my senior thesis, i promise.
also, all of that shit is due on the 17th for me! so maybe i'll have time to take and post some pictures then? i mean, it won't get much more done than how done it will be at that point, excepting being on a runway.
yeah. life is full. but good.
 
 
Crystal
04 March 2009 @ 07:01 pm
i started listening to This American Life lately. I've always heard that it's a really amazing radio show, but i don't really have a radio anymore. However, i do have an ipod, so i can listen to the podcasts they release. It's nice to listen to while i'm working for long hours, especially at night. that makes me sound lonely or something, but really, it's just that after 2 1/2 years of listening to music in an attempt to keep my energy up, it's a nice change of pace. just being interested in what they're saying is more effective.

anyways, so, apparently the Jose Cuervo company bought an island, and named it Cuervo Nation- a place to send contest winners and take press gigs and shit. that's kind of weird in itself, but the opening stanza of this story is so hilarious and amazing that i wanted to share it.


"He stood at the dock waiting for us as our ferry chugged over from Tortola. Shaven headed; goateed; he sort of looked like Anton LaVey, were it not for the speedos, mirror shades, and red super hero cape. A satanist at spring break.
Through a megaphone he alerted us that we were now entering a party zone. As we disembarked, he began scooting maniacally around us with a tequila shot balanced on his bald head, daring us to suck it down without using our hands.
This.. was Cuervo Man.
The other Cuervo representatives were there to teach us about tequila. Cuervo Man, I was told, was there to party with us. His job was to party. And just I began to grasp the frightening, yet thrilling, ramifications of this fact, Cuervo Man spotted me. He pointed to his shot crowned head, opened his arms wide, and chased me down the dock.
Cuervo Man's real name is Ryan McDunna. I learned this from the Cuervo Reps, who I think were a little annoyed that I was asking so few questions about their tequila, and so many questions about the man who seemed to be their trained tequila monkey. Actually, I was told, the term is Party Catalyst."
 
 
i am listening to..: This American Life #205
 
 
Crystal
27 February 2009 @ 03:45 pm
i just overheard one of my professors say,
"with platform boots becoming so popular again, what do hookers wear anymore? it's not fair to them."
this was after she earlier told us that since this could be good for our career, we shouldn't get high before the fashion show. haha, saying nothing about getting drunk, but we certainly shouldn't get high!

CLEARLY why it is fun to be a fashion major. we're smarmy, smarmy bitches.
i need to keep reminding myself why it was fun in the first place, so i don't lose all of my momentum after graduating and end up getting a job at a flowershop or something due to being so burnt out by the whole experience.

whine whine whine, i wanna have time to make art again. my own art. or even just clothes for myself, shiiit.