fuck yes

i just found out that my favorite discovery/band of 2008, fanfarlo, are playing sxsw 2009. i now have a reason for going (besides seeing josh zarbo again).

which of you losers is going to finally take the plunge and come with me and sarah??????????????????? they will be the greatest 5 days of your life. promise!!!! yesss 3 months away wooohoooooooooo

for the record

i would just like to state that Empire of the Sun (www.myspace.com/empireofthesunsound) are going to be huge before 2010. (especially if they come over and play sxsw.)

empire of the sun = mgmt + cut copy, which kind of makes sense, since mgmt are really big right now so people are nicking their sound and empire of the sun are from australia, just like cut copy (and the presets), where it seems the only popular music coming from there is dancey in nature.

just wanted to state this for the record.


i <3 halloween.
here is my first poor little pumpkin. i feel his pain. sadly, this happened to me one halloween:

(yes, that is family feud on in the background, HAHAHAHA)

mine's on the left (skeleton coming out of a gravestone) and my mom's is on the right (kitty with a pumpkin in it):


and it just so happened that i was googling chows today (the dog) and came across this:

a chow painted as a panda!! OH MY GOD I WANT A CHOW JUST SO I CAN DO THIS (and because they're really cute). the end!

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the following are among my favorite finds from my grandpa's box (originally his mother's) of letters and other things. i went through hundreds of letters, a bunch of telegrams, and a few photos and other things.

obviously i don't expect everyone to be interested in this because it's my family, but i think these old relics are pretty cool, regardless of your relationship to me =)

my grandparents sent this to my grandpa's parents (dr. t.n. alpert is his dad) to announce their engagement. they still haven't explained the soap thing to me =)

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yesterday was the best day of my life. first of all, at the eye doctor i found out that my eyesight didn't change. this is the first time in 14 years (aka since i started wearing glasses) that my eyes haven't changed. THIS IS AMAZING. i'm already blind and was afraid my eyes might never stop getting worse. if my eyes haven't changed when i get back from london, i'm considering lasik! WOO HOOOOOOOOO! this probably sounds lame to most people, but you have to imagine what it's like for me--i literally cannot see what i'm doing in the shower. can you imagine that? sometimes i drop the the little encasing on my razor (the little clear thing) and i have to feel around for it! and contacts irritate my eyes so much that i rarely wear them and when i do it can't be for more than a few hours.

ANYWAY also i finally, after FOUR YEARS OF PATIENTLY WAITING, got to see THE RIFLES IN NEW YORK WITH MY SISTER. i saw them twice in london and they were fuckin amazing but without my sister it's just not the same. of course they were brilliant. of course what made the show even better was that LIAM (gallagher) was stood TEN FEET FROM ME enthusiastically cheering them on. LIAM AND I HAVE AMAZING TASTE OBVIOUSLY. andy and gem were there too (no noel, poor guy). paul weller was the headliner and he was pretty good too - i mean, he IS paul weller. i really wanted to stay through the end to stalk oasis but i've acquired a mean cold and basically felt like death so had to leave about 10 songs in, sad :(

oh also saw the stereophonics who KILLED ITTTT. kelly jones' voice is unreal. i really hope i can see them in london at the O2 arena. and tonight is the kooks/wombats and next week is swell season (which i'm working-it's in central park so come say hi and sit on the grass and listen to the show!) and THE RIFLES and cut copy/presets OH dear lord what did i do to deserve this month of goodness?!!

now if only my body/immune system would work as wonderfully as the rest of my life. this has been my life the past month and a half:
3 weeks of acute-bordering-on-severe stomach pains --> doctor figures it out; i have an inflamed intestine (NICE!), solves problem with pills --> blood tests taken to determine what was wrong with me show that i have anemia; am forced to go on iron pills, which, guess what, UPSET MY STOMACH HAHAHAHHHA CRAZY --> take the iron pills for two weeks, which make me dry heave if i don't eat something when taking them, even though they're only effective if taken on an empty stomach and you don't eat anything an hour after taking them, OH JOY ISN'T THIS FUN!? --> am forced to stop taking the iron pills because i get ALL FOUR of my wisdom teeth taken out and i can't eat ANYTHING because my mouth is super sore because i had a really tough surgery (that's what the doc said--i was flying high on drugz) --> periods of intense pain due to mouth retardation --> mouth is almost fully healed and i wake up with a COLD --> can't breathe through my nose so am forced to breathe through my mouth which DRIES OUT the four holes i have in my mouth --> edit: come home from kooks show and throw up due to bad gag reflexes and my body finally telling me, "STOP taking 15 pills a day and only eating soup!!!" --> awesome.
the cold arrived yesterday, so that's what i'm currently dealing with. my stitches came out of my mouth today so i'm almost fully healed, but i'm stuck eating soup and pudding all day. two weeks straight of that is going to drive me insane!

south america

south america time. s. america is another world. it's an amazing place and every country is so different from the next and soo different from the US. we went to four countries - peru, bolivia, argentina, and brasil (yes, i'm spelling it that way.) i even ran out of stamp space in my passport!! it's currently with the US government getting new pages put in!!

i'm being wayyyyyyy lazy and not posting any photos from a ton of places we visited because if i did it would take forever. but if anyone is ever considering going to any of these places and wants some info, i will gladly tell you about all the places i visited and upload some pics for you then! there is sooo much to see in each country--i could've spent the two weeks in peru alone and still i wouldn't have seen all the things i wanted to see.

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i'm back from my south america trip and will do a photo post soonish.
here are some pics from my last week of college. sigh. it was awesome. :)
oh btw my hair is straight because my friends made me do it. it is unlikely anyone will see it this way again. because i am lazy.

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¡Hola! i´m in Peru!!! those are some funny letters on the keyboard. just finished [a delicious] breakfast. i already love this country. more later!

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nothing could be better than seeing foals at the greatest venue of all time, maxwell's, on may 7.

nothing, that is, other than ALL OF YOU BEING THERE WITH ME AND SARAH.

i don't want to hear any of this "i've got finals/i will be hundreds of miles away from hoboken, new jersey" crap. PLEASE GO. and buy your ticket now on ticketweb. it's only $12 plus some lame-o fees.

pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee go!! COME ON!! DO IT YOU KNOW YOU WANT TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

in other news, this is the cutest thing i've ever seen, y/n?
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