Saturday, April 30, 2011


Fettuccine with sautéed dandelion greens for lunch. I found that Michael Pollan book in a thrift store and replaced the ivy ring that broke last year. I'm buckling down and tackling my pig sty of a room (I say that often, don't I?) before going out tonight with Ginnie. Happy Saturday, everyone.


By the count of ten, I want to see somebody human.

I dare you not to shake your hips once that drum beat kicks in.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ah, Kelis-Kitty humor

Side note, this is the 1,100th post on Lemonade Lists. Hooray!

Well, this ties in nicely to the previous post

(flipping through the ___vina tumblr list)
Jandos: Didn't you have only three or four blogs last semester?
me: Yeah, *wry chuckle.

This, my friends, is why I have so many blogs.

I can tell you what I ate for breakfast and lunch for the past 544 days. I can describe to you what I wore on those days and you can see photos for 191 of them. I can analyze every dream I've had for the past year and a half. I can figure out my moods just by my song and image choices. I can tell you when I wanted breakfast or when I longed for the ocean. I can recall all the amusing things people have said and watch my hair grow longer with every new vain vina photo. I can look at food I have eaten and remember the hedonistic experiences of them all. I can tell you how certain songs have influenced my life. I can trend my procrastination and productivity levels. Each day is different and I plan to document as much as I can. The blogs, I love them. They are my archive. 

That is all. For now.

People on Tumblr make me laugh

 Untitled (Let's Get Lost) print by Shaun Sundholm

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Intellectual Gluttony

Each title was a single text. You're lucky we didn't take it to Twitter.

Me: Book noodle soup. Alice in Wonder(bread)land. War and Peas. Catcher in the Rye Bread. The Lion, The Witch, and the Watermelon. Angela's Apples. Lord of the Fries. Lord of the Onion Ring. Anne of Green Beans. Huckleberry Pie. Goodnight Moonpie. Pride and Pork Belly. The Kale Runner. The Importance of Being Edible. Tuck Everlasting Gobstopper. Uncle Tom's Cornbread. One Hundred Years of Spaghetti. Bury My Heart at Wounded Niçoise. Captain Corelli's Mandarin Orange. Memoirs of  Gumbo. Love in the Time of Chicharrón. The Lovely Oxtail Bones. Bridget Jones's Diner. Oliver Twist of Lime.

Collin: Book choy salad. The Old Man and the Sea Salt. The Telltale Artichoke Heart. Harry Potter and the Oven of Fire. Encyclopedia Cooktanica. The Grape Gatsby. Frankfurterstein. The Holy Batter. The Cornran. The Book of Kelps. The Adventures of Tom Strawberry. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Creme Brulee. Much Fondue about Nothing. The Merchant of Veal. Two Gentleman of Vino-na. A Christmas Casserole. David Copperfield Greens. Julius Caesar Salad. King Leek. (Country) Hamlet. The Taming of the Soufflé. Bearnaise Wolf.

What did you do today, vina?

I took a photograph of two flies going at it.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Oh snap, opportunity knockin'

"Hey, I'm the assistant editor for the George Mason Review, Mason’s scholarly undergraduate journal.  I approached Lynne recently about helping us find a highly qualified undergraduate in the Art and Visual Technology major to work on the GMR's peer reviewer board.  She obviously thinks you would make a great addition to our current review staff, and, based on her comments about you, I do as well.

The GMR has both a print and online presence and solicits submissions from across the disciplines.  (Learn more here) Because of this virtual presence and cross-disciplinary focus, we want diverse, representative peer reviewers--like yourself.

In essence, peer reviewers help decide what works define or even redefine scholarship, and, in this capacity, you lend your voice to what Mason scholarship looks like.  In a sense, you would be helping shape our response to and solicitation of visual art.  As a member of the GMR staff, peer reviewers also have opportunities to write for the GMR blog, and peer reviewers are always considered first for vacant board positions."

I get to review work? I GET TO BLOG? Awwwyeah. 

Things I wish I can say to other drivers but usually end up saying them to myself aka Look At That Crazy Bitch Talking To Herself.

  • Get off your damn phone!
  • Your dog is cute!
  • Your blinker is on! 
  • You tailing me is only going to make me go slower and give you the stink eye. I may even pull a Stephanie and point at you in the rear view mirror (works like a charm).
  • Oh, hello. 
  • You do not need to slow down if you see someone getting pulled over! 
  • You better hope that ladder, yard trash, big-ass ugly couch, or pointy looking object doesn't fall off the bed of your truck and hit me. 
  • Can I get my face back? Damn. 
  • I'm just automatically going to assume that you are an unsavory character if one of your headlights is out and you are following too closely.
  • What are you eating? Oooh! Where did you get that? 
  • You go! You sing that song! 
  • I hope you stab your eye out with that damn eyeliner.
  • Don't look at me like I'm nuts because I'm laughing by myself! Your bumper sticker is funny!
  • Bitch! This is a one way street! 

Jessie J., don't think I didn't notice what you did there.

Omg, they're back again.

All this food in one day.

It took two people to take this photo. Appreciate.
I enjoy tempting fate with ketchup and white dresses.
Dessert table at Jenny's
Lasagna, spring salad, and a bunch of Colombians
Chocolate cupcakes, cheesecake, and chocolate eclairs
So close and yet so far
I do believe there were ham sandwiches but I was too full on lasagna.
Ceviche and golden margaritas at Cactus Cantina

Monday, April 25, 2011

me: Which would you rather be, a lawyer or a doctor?
Ginnie: Oh man. A doctor would have crazy hours but if you're a lawyer you have to lie. Not like those white lies that everyone tells but big ones. Like your client killed someone and you know they did but you have to defend them and act like they didn't.

Design humor humors me


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Ginnie: Are you bringing your camera?
me: I don't know why you people always ask me this! It's not like you don't know how I roll!

Friday, April 22, 2011

[trying to decide which movie to watch tonight]
Pa: Water for Elephants. I mean, you're going to be with Shannon. Don't white people like that shit?
me: I don't even know what that is.
Pa: RPatz.
me: OHNO.

I have no desire to see this movie, save for Reese Witherspoon's hair and seeing an elephant do a headstand.

image via Yoga Modern
Steph: Omg this customer wants me to draw a ninja with Conan O'Brien's hair and the shirt says "ginger ninja"


Neatly organized randomness from Justin's studio
Deborah's show!

[via text]
Mitch: Man! vina, you make SoA awesome!
me: You and Hannah make the SoA all hearts and flowers!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Taking a page from Rachel Draws and showing you how I keep myself awake and amused during boring-ass lectures. Speaking of Russian Rachel, you can clearly see here that her birthday is next Monday. Oh, and Marzia's birthday is on Thursday. That is all.

Sometimes I design.

Fail, Lisa. Fail.

Lisa: Marcus never even been to Ghirardelli Square and he's lived here since 1989.
me: Whaaaaaat? I mean, even I've been to Ghirardelli Square and I don't even live there. I mean, to be fair, I've never gone up the Washington Monument.
Lisa: can go up the Washington Monument?
Logan: There's this place in Manhattan called Curry in a Hurry. They're good.
me: That's nice. As long as it's not in a hurry to leave your body.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The lighter (and hungry) side of Artsbus

Eh howzit, brah?
Yeah, we're those people making paper hats on the subway.
We love Swoon. Probably too much.
Mussels at East of Eighth. Remember that time Brian ate pizza that fell on the floor? Yeah...

Lord of the Gourd. Prince of Pumpkins. Sultan of Squash.
Hell yeah, I can simultaneously eat and take photos while crossing a busy crosswalk in Chelsea. Whatchu know about that?
full Flickr set
Yathrib: So would you be willing to dress up for the tea time Macarons + Make Up?
me: I'm always willing to dress up.

Honors in transit

full Flickr set

Dress + cardigan + frames. It is a very basic formula.

Ashley P.: You always wear cute clothes. It's really annoying. You know when you want to stab someone and steal all of their clothes? Like that.

Peter Saul and other artsy things


A little bit, Zaki. A little bit.

me: My friend once told me that he doesn't really think about his food when/before he eats it.
Zaki: Did you want to kill him a little bit?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Watching 50 First Dates and thought “How is this bitch not fat? She eats waffles every morning.”

Yeah, IMDB. Put that in your Goofs section. You’re welcome.

Bon voyage, Manoles!

You see how they treat me?
Remember that time we ran into Adam? The second time?
The lovely Hannah
El Capitan Manoles
[via text]
me: I have mac & cheese. I know you are jealous.
Meekus: lol I'll let you think that.

full Flickr set
ginnie and vina = vinnie and gina.