retaking up the pen/keyboard.

it's been far too long, eh?
so things I've discovered this summer:

I'm not suited for an office job with lots of paperwork.
I really like meeting new people several times a day as part of my career.
I have a tendency to take on too much responsibility.
I also like to fuck myself (and not in the sexy way.)
living alone isn't so bad, but I think I need a plant.
I like kittens. still not cats, just kittens.
Everything in life is unstable. The only consistency is inconsistency.
I suck at fantasy football (though I did still SPANK James and Scott... suckas)
I need to write a book so I can start a cult or something, because I have some of the answers.
I am ignorant/there's still so much to learn.
I live in a drama-tornado, which is counter-intuitive in that I haaaaaaate drama.
I love dub music as well as bluegrass and americana.
I need to read more.
I like stout beers.
I'm a flake sometimes.
I'm a lover all the time, and a fighter only when I'm feeling overly feisty.
I am not the best with technology in terms of sharing/blogging/uploading. (Read also: I'm lazy.)
I'm not going to get anywhere if I don't figure out at least a compass direction.

Life is hard, but it beats the alternative.


my how time flies

It's been over a month since I've shared anything with you...
where to start?

how about with this guy?
something about this picture really speaks to me.
sometimes I wish I could cover my body in words and pictures and words that make pictures.

you know, in some societies the tattoos on ones face are used to tell you who they are, what they do, if they are respected within the tribe, which tribe they are from, etc.

Imagine if outside of personal representation, there was something else, something permanent, marking you as what you are for the world at large to read upon your face.

would it be liberating, or inhibiting?


if you are interested in tats, here is a link to an artist, Kai Smart, who has a large online portfolio with some interesting pieces. Some of them are unimpressive, but a few are pretty spectacular. I particularly like the jellies.


oh, and just for my amusement, I saved this photo to share. 

This is quite the hat, i must say...

i still can't decide if I think it's hilarious or if it just somehow kind of grosses me out...



oh, so I checked out a deadmau5 video last week, and it cracks me up every time.
Deadmau5 - Ghosts n Stuff

I mention this because I heard them for the first time in a while during a nighttime outing, if you will, while in LA.

 speaking of LA...


Soooo I went to LA last week for several days. I was attending a conference called CNBAM. It was waaaay too much fun. I've been debating posting a few pictures. Maybe if I can get the flickr thing going, I'll have a small slideshow.
stay tuned for details.



90.5 fm & HD-1 Columbia

muggle-friendly radio.
with these sexy hosts.
mondays 12-2 pm.
you know you want to :)


4:48 a.m.

This is the second day in a row I've showered between 4 and 5 a.m.


However, I am having lunch tomorrow with the haydenator. schweeeet.



first dates are always awkward.
So is forgetting someones name.

Just dont forget the name on the first date.
that's too much.



I must have you!

Then wear the golf hat, if that will move her;
if you can bounce high, bounce for her too,
'Till she cry "Lover, gold-hatted high-bouncing lover,
I must have you!
-Thomas Parke D'Invilliers

Then I wandered down to the beach and sprawled on the sand.
Most of the big shore places were closed now and there were hardly any lights except the shadowy, moving glow of a ferryboat across the sound.
And as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually I became aware of the old island here that flowered once for Dutch sailors' eyes - a fresh, green breast of the new world. Its vanished trees, the trees that had made way for Gatsby's house, had once pandered in whispers to the last and greatest of all human dreams; for a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder.
And as I sat there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby's wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy's dock. He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled under the night.
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter - to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... and one fine morning ----

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
(italics and emphasis added)

Read this book.


`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves...

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! and through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

that picture was too good not to share.
and damn I love that poem,
my dad used to recite it to me before bed when I was a kid.
I pretty much know the whole thing by heart.



There are 82 bands playing at Waka as of the last update.
this means I spent $1.66 per show.
woot woot.
Widespread Panic is the new headliner. I saw them a few years ago at the township. I'm excited to see them again. This will also be my fourth Rebelution show. 4x exciting. Maybe this time I'll get to meet them. We'll see.
Just checked out the activities page. There's a costume contest friday, and morning yoga each day before the festival begins. That sounds nice.
Maybe I'll be up in time for that.

also, Groundation will be at the Pour House in Charleston on wednesday. I may be hitting that up.

In other news:
the CNBAM conference which I am attending in LA, is the last weekend in March. I'm starting to get really excited about it. Oh the joys of travel.


Wakarusa 2010

I'm going to Wakarusa this summer!!!
Having never attended a music festival, I am quite thrilled.
Some of the highlights of this years lineup include:
Slightly Stoopid
Blues Traveler
The Disco Buscuits
Tea Leaf Green
Band of Heathens

ooooooh how thrilled I am. It's in Ozark, Arkansas, which is
"An Arkansas River city, Ozark represents small-town living surrounded by unspoiled mountains, rivers, forests and lakes."

according to arkansas.com
, though they may be biased.
Oh, also, everyone should go and become a fan of Bey's on facebook, as I just made the fan page two days ago.

eh, well, back to the grind. Studying for an Econ test tomorrow.


BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! - (I'm a bitch)

YOU'RE 21!!!


So Much To Share!

So I'm not sure if you've heard, but in the census that was taken a few years back in england, Jedi became an official religion, as a bunch of people listed it as theirs. Looks like heavy metal fans are out to do the same thing, only here in America. Though, I suppose in the long list of ridiculous things heavy metal has brought about in this world, being called a religion is on the tamer side.


So what do plus size models, non-lite domestic beers, butter, and willie nelson all have in common?

they're all on the list of the 28 Most Underrated Persons, Places, and Things of the Decade.

It's a pretty interesting list, and you'll get a chuckle out of more than a few. And I must say, the #1 is pretty underrated, despite it's being bad ass ;)


Okay, I know I post ALOT of links, but this one is pretty fucking insane - globally, animals are doing crazy shit. Idk man, you just gotta read it. In particular, the #2, Ants With Collective Intelligence, has a video. They put something like 10 tons of cement down an ant hole before it's full of cement. Then they dig out everything but the cement so you can see exactly what a "sprawling metropolis" the underground ant world is. It's fucking insane. Skip to the last like, 30, 45 seconds though, just to see what it looks like. No reason to watch all that digging. They also tackle animals prediciting earthquakes, commiting suicide, and how all cows face one way while eating.


Oh, also in my clickophelia, I've discovered that apparently Ms. Lohan's mommy was saying her daughter was involved with Heath Ledger prior to his death. Ew. I am conciously choosing not to believe that, as he was a sexy, talented man, and she's.... well... we all know wtf she is.

and not gonna lie, I cried the day he died.
It's still kinda hard to look at pictures of him, as I did to find this one for the blog.
He's heartbreakingly gorgeous, with such talent.

Only the good die young, right?

I am, however, excited for 'The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus'. I feel that the combination of talent that came together to save the film may end up being reminiscent of the Dylan film 'I'm Not There', which could be interesting.


Oh, I also went a little outside my box this week, signing up to be a part of Spencer Tunick's art. While the chances of my actually being called upon to participate are slim, it would still be really cool.

Some of his previous work...

Miami, Fl


Grand Central Station

Cool right? I love the nudes. Something about the juxtaposition of human flesh against the world is always compelling, and in mass its something else entirely. Neat stuff.


The Coachella 2010 Line-up Has Been Announced!

view larger at the Coachella website, here.


Phew. That's all I have for you today. Life's been pretty slow. The advertising job is going well, and aside from my newfound desire to try and Capitalize EVERYTHING, nothing's new in Hannahland.


Don't Feel Bad Mr. Salinger...

“What I was really hanging around for, I was trying to feel some kind of a good-by. I mean I've left schools and places I didn't even know I was leaving them. I hate that. I don't care if it's a sad good-by, or a bad good-by, but when I leave a place I like to know I'm leaving it. If you don't, you feel even worse.”

-J.D. Salinger

... the whole world knows you're leaving it.


Oh my effing goodness these look delicious.
Such a cute cupcake.


The Decision to 'Go Forth Boldly'

"Go forth boldly in the direction of your dreams; live the life you've imagined."

Oh, Thoreau.

I've been doing a lot lately without actually doing much, and it's starting to really piss me off. I've been feeling "if it's not one thing, it's another" lately. Constantly. It's begun to irk me. Badly. The combination of external circumstance and internal conflict is something like vinegar and baking soda. Violent. While trying not to make too many resolutions about changing this, that, or the other, I've found myself even more interested in just that. Changing. I need some change in my life, and badly. I've been doing some thinking, and I just don't know how I can maintain the lifestyle I lead and still be successful. Something's got to give.

On the career front...

Selling advertising is still going roughly. I'm really busting ass at this job and not seeing a whole lot of turn around, which is frustrating. I'm just hoping the actual DOING of the job gets a little easier soon too.


I was just hired as a hostess at a really great restaurant downtown, but then yesterday heard tell of a bartending position which may be opening up in my near future. I don't want to flake on hostessing, but I don't want to pass up a good opportunity either. I just want to make enough money to move! Decisions, decisions.


Moving right along...

I was told for four days I was going to be going to the zoo. I'm not sure if you know, but the Riverbanks Zoo is free, yes I said FREE every Friday in January and February. I wanted to go, but my friend's said no, we'll go tomorrow. I heard that every day for four days. BS. I never did get to go. Maybe this week. Shame though, we've been having such nice weather, I bet the zoo animals were all kinds of excited about the heat wave.

Oh, I also came across this little photo gallery, which really makes you think about the generation we're growing up in. Check it out...
Fallen Princesses

Photographer Dina Goldstein gives us a more modern interpretation of the classic fairy tale princess. You can find more of her work at her website.


at any rate, this is going to be a loooong week.
wish me luck.



I've been taken full advantage of my new found situation.
Legal alcohol is delicious.


T minus 1 day.

Less than 24 hours left until I turn 21.
woot woot!

So, How does UrbanDictionary define drunk?

When you have to hold on to the grass to keep from falling off the earth.
arrrrrrggggg! (like a pirate but in more pain)


A word defining a person who has had too much alcohol. See also: hammered, sloshed, shit-faced, tanked, blitzed, bombed, wrecked, three sheets to the wind, drunkened, loose, tipsy, defcon 1, well-done, trashed, jagged up, Irish, canned, smashed, fucked-up, intoxicated, inebriated, aniahalated, laced, (etc.)
Every weekend, Dan gets (insert word here), and pisses people off.


Chemically incovienenced
"i'm not drunk i'm chemically incovienieced and your bestest friend in the whole world ever"


A sublime way of existing in a world full of idiots.
If I wasn't so drunk you would look stupid dancing to that house music shit!


1. Past tense of "drink".
2. Your girlfriend's dad.
3. Spinning without moving.

1. You drunk my beer!
2. Am I right?
3. I am drunker than fuck right now!


I intend on being chemically inconvenienced tonight :)

(859): this weekend will be like the season finale to my life

cheers to that.


Jersey Shore, evolving, and the Mongolian Death Worm

Jersey Shore

people "love to hate" alot of things, but you don't hear nearly as much about those things we hate to love. Jersey Shore, for me at least, is one of those things. I hate to love it, but oh do I. It has forever (or at least for the next few months) severely changed the image in my head when I hear the word "situation" as well as made me realize how glad I am the friends I have from NJ aren't complete fist pumping fools.

here we can see Michael Cera being taught how to fist pump by the cast of jersey shore.

as I said, fist pumping fools.

I found an interesting article recently I think all men could take a note or two from, which fits nicely with this discussion, as it's on the Top Ten Ways to Become and Evolved Man. Because honestly, while The Situation's abs are QUITE impressive, his personality is just as flat. He could do with a read over these tips (that is if he can read).

I came across this blog I really like the other day by complete accident. I'm not sure how, but that's not the point. The point is, this is a Mongolian Death Worm. This is from a blog called Environmental Graffiti, which calls itself a blog "for environmentalists who don't take themselves too seriously." Sounds like yours truly. Anyway, it's a really great site, worth checking out for sure.



Clickables. because I'm a clicker.

Let's jump right in...

Monkey's Eating Jello
Part of an enrichment program at the Bronx Zoo. To help keep the monkey brains on their toes. or something.


What 2009's Movies Have Taught Us
personal favorites:
District Nine - A spaceship that has run out of power can still levitate itself, despite a lack of power
The Hangover - If you have to feed a tiger in the bathroom, go inside and close the door, instead of just entering, throwing him the steak and run closing the door after you.


Sinks. Yeah, Sinks.

Idk about you, but I'm a sucker for some badass interior design. This page has a few of the coolest sinks I've ever fucking seen.
hit that bowl and check 'em out.


If sinks aren't your think, maybe you'd like to see people who've clearly had too much to drink.This guy here certainly looks like he's had one too many. Or maybe he's just using his sex appeal to score him a few more free drinks. If that's the case, play on playa. See his fellow overconsumers here.



Today's Dose

Nothing says it's a new year like reorganization.
give it a try, with one of these strange calendars.
The Weirdest Calendars of 2010


reppin' the 803

(803): What time do you think the pilgrims started drinking? I want to be as accurate as possible.

(803): I just got hit by a car. I'm fine; I'll be to the bars in about 15

(803): it always starts out as a suggestion then three hours later I have cum in my eye.

(803): Reach down the front of your pants and feel around for a while. When you find your balls, leave the library and meet me at the bar.

there's going to be a book too, so keep your eyes peeled.


I've been wanting my parents to see this one particular episode of the Boondocks for a while. It's called Return of the King, and it's fucking awesome.
When Martin Luther King comes out of a coma after 32 years and finds himself thrust into the 21st century and life in the post-September 11 era, his "turn the other cheek" philosophy quickly takes him from beloved national hero to despised terrorist sympathizer.
-- [adultswim]

It was orginally aired a few years ago, and amid much controversy. Cartoon Netword defended it's cartoonist, issuing a statement:
"We think Aaron McGruder came up with a thought-provoking way of not only showing Dr. King's bravery but also of reminding us of what he stood and fought for, and why even today, it is important for all of us to remember that and to continue to take action."

The episode eventually won the Peabody Award. It's worth a peak. The full free version can be found by following the link.


I'm pretty excited for this new game, Bayonetta. I keep seeing commercials for it. Wikipedia says it's:
an action game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, directed by Devil May Cry and Viewtiful Joe video game series creator Hideki Kamiya at Platinum Games in cooperation with publisher Sega. Set in a fictional city in Europe, the game centers on its title character Bayonetta, who uses pistols and magical attacks to defeat enemies. The game has five difficulty settings; its two easiest settings contain a game mode playable with only one button, similar to a mode used in Devil May Cry. Its developers designed its characters with modern style and fashion in mind, and composed for it a largely upbeat and feminine soundtrack.

Bayonetta is a single-player, third-person 3D action game. Its combat system is similar to that of director Hideki Kamiya's previous title, Devil May Cry.[3] The player controls a witch named Bayonetta, and using both melee and long ranged attacks, complex combo strings, and multiple weapons, is encouraged to explore ways to dispatch angelic enemies with as much flair as possible. Special commands or actions are woven into events, finishes, executions, and unique "Torture combos" in which Bayonetta summons a variety of devices to deal devastating blows to her enemies. Such devices range from guillotines to iron maidens. Bayonetta also has unique but limited abilities that her enemies do not possess, such as "Witch Time", which activates when the player makes a well-timed dodge to an attack. This temporarily slows time to allow Bayonetta to inflict massive amounts of counter damage before the enemies can react.

The player can double jump for extra height, perform evasive backflips, and destroy background objects and doors. Camera views can be rotated, enemy targets can be locked on, and weapons can be switched during play. With unlockable transformations, the player can make Bayonetta become a panther or one of various other living creatures to enhance her abilities. Lollipops can be used to heal her. Many enemies and objects drop halos, which resemble the rings from Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog games, when destroyed; the player can collect the halos to buy upgrades and weapons.The player can also use enemy weapons, either to directly attack or as props for movement. Bayonetta's strongest attacks transform her hair into giant boots, fists or monsters that assault the enemy.

The song that plays in the ad is what gets me though. It's called "In for the Kill" by the group La Roux who I'm a really big fan of at the moment. There's a remixed version that Skream did of the song which I really like, which you can check out if you like. Though, if you're going to look into La Roux, you should listen to I'm not Your Toy and/or Bulletproof.

Speaking of La Roux, check out this picture of Elly.

I saw this and the first thing I thought was "holy shit, i've seen that face makeup before." My friend Drew has this really sweet Dead Weather poster, and it took me forever to find the picture, but I finally did, so you too might make comparison.


Cityrag has provided us with a collection of what they're calling the Weed of the Year, as well as a collection of badass homemade bongs.

viva la kush.

My Life Websites

lastly, I want to address these 'my life' websites somehow.
so here they are.
links to strange places.

not sure how being weird makes you average.
(though after consideration, maybe that makes most sense.)

'nuff said.

because ganstas need a community too.

for those who find the f word vulgar.

...because my life IS fucking awesome.

AND, saving the saddest for last:
because shitty vampire novels get shitter fan sites.

for your consideration. aka [today]

god its nice to have a decent girl friend again.
that's all I'm going to say on that matter.

I've been cracked out on Call of Duty 2 for the past few days. It's seriously getting bad.
before beginning the links, here are some honorable mentions:

Today on the radio I heard that Kanye, the man who wants to be the called the next "King of Pop" (dream on douche bag), was at the top of the list being counted down on 100.1 The Beat. What list was this you may ask? The Top 10 Drama Queens of 2009. Thats right. The wannabe King was named #1 Queen. Oh the irony.

ladies if you have some time to kill: polyvore

anyway, here are some things I've run across worth mentioning, for you :)

Dogs in Clothes

Best Revenge EVER.
(okay, maybe not ever, but definitely fucking hilarious)



Reading List Resolutions

Here's to hoping this is a realistic goal. Most likely not, but if I set goals I can't reach perhaps I'll make it further than if I set those I know I can attain.

So, here is the book breakdown for 2010.

As I am a chronic not-finisher of books, lets begin there.

Books I need to finish reading:

Shattering: Food, Politics, and the Loss of Genetic Diversity [Cary Fowler & Pat Mooney]
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers [Mary Roach]
The Picture of Dorian Gray [Oscar Wilde]
The Once and Future King [T.H. White]
Les Miserables [Victor Hugo]
A History of God [Karen Armstrong]
The Historian [Elizabeth Kostova]
The Stuff of Thought: Language as a window into the human mind [Steven Pinker]
The Alphabet vs. the Goddess [Leonard Shlain]
Atlas Shrugged [Ayn Rand]
Pnin [Vladimir Nabokov]

next up we have...
Books I need to begin (and then finish):
White Noise [Don Delillo]
The Count of Monte Cristo [Alexander Dumas]
A Confederacy of Dunces [John Kennedy Toole]
Seascape [Edward Albee]
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress [Robert Heinlein]
Foundation [Isaac Assimov]
Mythology [Edith Hamilton]
More Sex is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics [Steven E. Landsburg]
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a boy soldier [Ishmael Beah]
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius [Dave Eggers]
Middlesex [Jeffrey Eugenides]
Watershed [Percival Everett]
The Essential Dali Lama: His Important Teachings [edited by: Rajiv Mehrotra]
Breakfast of Champions [Kurt Vonnegut]

As several of these are poets, and several I'm just unsure as of yet what I intend to delve into, here are authors I'd like to read more from:

Steven King
Ezra Pound
T.S. Eliot
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Edith Wharton
Charles Bukowski
H.G. Wells
Cormac McCarthy
Henry David Thoreau
Chuck Palahnuik

Books I reccommend for this year if you need something to read:
What is the What? [Dave Eggers]
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [Junot Diaz]
Dune [Frank Hubert]
The Great Gatsby [F. Scott Fitzgerald]
The Sun Also Rises {Ernest Hemmingway]
Their Eyes Were Watching God [Zorah Neal Hurston]
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas [Hunter S. Thompson]
The Crimson Petal and the White [Michael Faber]
Grapes of Wrath [John Steinbeck]
The Time Machine [H.G. Wells]
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass [Lewis Carroll]

if you have questions/comments/concerns/reviews, bring 'em on.

before I sleep for the first time in 2010...

I would first like to address a few things.
1. we had oh eight, oh nine, what is this? twentyten? is that what we call this? what will be the hipster name we dub the year? time will tell.
2. resolutions: I want to read more books. I hope to within the week have a reading list of the books I would like to tackle. I think that's doable, and at least something I'll adhere to. Oh, and a GX pass with some friends.
3. I turn 21 in ten days. Good times lay ahead.
4. Happy New Year!