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Friday, September 8th, 2006
6:03 pm
What can I say, it is fun.
My Interests Collage!Collapse )
Create your own! Originally Written By ga_woo, Hosted and ReWritten by darkman424
Friday, July 28th, 2006
10:12 pm
speakers?

speakers?
Originally uploaded by uberculture.

Today, I was using my headphones as speakers with the aid of styrofoam cups. For once, I had a little bit of relief from the relentless Damien Rice and Death Cab For Cutie. I swear to god, architecture students have some of the worst taste in music EVER. The guy next to me appreciated it, though. Whenever I end up answering a question with "Oh, it's William Shatner and Ben Folds covering Pulp" people can't help but be a little impressed.

Sunday, March 5th, 2006
5:21 pm
archbridge

archbridge
Originally uploaded by uberculture.

I've been visiting this place in Mini-Crap-O-Licious for my next project a lot this week. I did get to go inside the new Guthrie, though. Anyway, I thought this picture turned out okay.

Saturday, February 25th, 2006
7:23 am
I thought I was done with quizzes, but I had to.
Stolen fromtoofondofbooks


Sofia Coppola
Your film will be 62% romantic, 36% comedy, 26% complex plot, and a $ 24 million budget.
Relatively inexperienced (The Virgin Suicides, Lost In Translation) as a director, but already highly respected and connected -- her dad, Francis, directed all The Godfather movies, Apocolypse Now. Also, at last word she's dating Quentin Tarantino, so I'm sure he'll have some input into the substance of your film. Sofia's good at making the romantic drama that is your life. Who didn't have at least a lump in the throat at the end of Lost In Translation? She's already won one Academy Award for her writing, now she'll be the first woman to receive one for directing -- YOUR FILM!



My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 88% on action-romance
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 56% on humor
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 7% on complexity
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 8% on budget
Link: The Director Who Films Your Life Test written by bingomosquito on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test


Current Mood: weird
Saturday, February 11th, 2006
2:00 am
I feel like the most boring episode of 24 ever.
I woke up at about five yesterday morning. It is nearing two in the morning. I had one catnap, for about fifteen minutes, around six. Things are making less and less sense as time goes on. And all I can think about are stairs, and how to fit them into a little nook in a funky building built in 1909.

Current Mood: weird
Friday, February 10th, 2006
10:14 pm
work.

work.
Originally uploaded by uberculture.

This is what I do now. For hours and hours. Twelve hours of class time. Many more on my own time. Grr.

Friday, January 13th, 2006
8:47 am
Yet another rant about not having a hairstylist.
If I were shallow, I could say the story of my life can be summed up by saying that I am constantly getting close to personally knowing a trained hair stylist, who could give me cheap haircuts, only to have them yanked away from my life by circumstances beyond my control. It is always the girlfriend of somebody who then breaks up with them, a friend of a friend who is all too quickly exposed as a crazy, or some other such drama. So I always have to go to a crappy supercuts and pay 15-20 dollars for the awkward half an hour of trying to make conversation with someone who REALLY LIKES to talk about their baby, Desperate Housewives, or some other topic I don't care about. And since it is such a painful experience, I usually wait six months or so between haircuts, so when I tell them to shear my mop to a tight, severe boy cut, they don't believe me. I need to find a person who I can regularly go to to cut my hair, but I fear I will never find one. It will be the greatest tragedy of my life. Or, I should say, it would be if I were shallow.

Current Mood: disappointed
Saturday, January 7th, 2006
3:42 pm
More dorky ahead...
IMG_2943.JPG

I entered a design competition for a super pretentious store called "Design Within Reach." The competition was to build a scale model chair from the corks, wire baskets, and foils from two bottles of Champagne or sparkling wine. This was the chair I made. In a month, I find out if I'm a finalist. Prizes are credits to spend with the company... Sadly, the grand prize is less than half the value of what I would most like from them...



All the same, I think it was a fun project.

Current Mood: dorky
Friday, January 6th, 2006
8:45 am
Dorky TV addiction alert.
Season 1, done.

Averaging somewhere around four episodes a day, we finished the first season of 24, and are making some headway on season 2. Thank you family, for loaning me three seasons of an entirely addictive show. Today, I have to keep myself company by watching Wasabi until Sarah gets home so we can watch even more.

Current Mood: dorky
Sunday, December 18th, 2005
8:59 am
I know this is me jumping on the boat a little late, but....
Does anybody out there have a Gmail invite they could send me? That would be really keen....


Please send to nobl0066@tc.umn.edu if you've got one.

-Edit- Thank you Lolamoz... No longer needed, everybody else.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005
6:14 pm
weismann

weismann
Originally uploaded by uberculture.

This is what I do when I should be doing important school things. I end up taking pictures of crap. And wasting time. Hooray.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005
11:02 pm
FYI
Pyramid

I'll be back in Seattle in December... the 20th through the 26th. My only plans are family stuff, a beer at the Tin Hat, and maybe taking pictures of a creepy house I vaguely remember. So if any of you are left in that town, let me know if you want to hang out.

Current Mood: dorky
Thursday, November 3rd, 2005
8:14 pm
Whoot!
Stolen from sleepcamel...

Google search " needs"

Jeremy needs to synchronize the flow of content.
Jeremy needs to destroy heavy-hitting kickers with ease.
Regardless of how busy he is, Jeremy needs to eat.
Jeremy needs a bit more sun.
Jeremy needs to get out of the reception fast but John wants more time with Claire.
Jeremy needs me To wipe off his eye Some gelatinous thingy.
Jeremy needs multiple-use rooms.
Jeremy needs to choose the perfect pet.
Jeremy needs somewhere cheap and easy to stay, where the rent
doesn’t have to be paid on time.
Jeremy needs to show implementability.
Jeremy needs to drive the civilianized Humvee, the H2.
Jeremy,
needs to be stopped and punished for these Monkey abusings.
Jeremy needs to lay off the Cure.

Current Mood: dorky
Friday, October 28th, 2005
10:06 pm
In other news...
My Amazon homepage just told me to treat myself to 1 pound of glucose. Hoorah.

Current Mood: dorky
7:29 pm
Wow...
George Takei just came out. Good for him.

Current Mood: dorky
Saturday, October 8th, 2005
1:08 pm
New Scandinavian Cooking
They've started a new series of New Scandinavian Cooking, a wonderfully idiosyncratic show where the host chef travels through the countryside, introducing you to strange characters and cooks impractical dishes out in pastures and on mountaintops. The first season was hosted by Andreas Viestad in Norway, which was really quite fun. He always was very earnest in his descriptions and very sincere. Well, the new season is based in Sweden with a new chef, Tina Nordstrom. Her presence brings a new meaning to the term "food porn." A little ditzy, she kind of reminds you of art school dropouts. The show is still charming in its way, but I really miss Andreas Viestad.

Current Mood: geeky
Thursday, September 29th, 2005
9:04 pm
firehouse
I love having a little time now and again to wander around and take mediocre pictures of things I've photographed many times before. You'd think it would frustrate me, especially if you've seen me swearing at my crazy diagramming exercises I need to do for classes.
I was made happy earlier this week by a sign saying there was a community darkroom on campus. I haven't found any details on it, though, so my happiness may have been premature.
Newcastle
As I made my way to a coffee shop that sells beer, I found myself wondering how successful I would be if I were to open a little place like this and call it the "Arts & Crafts Cafe." But then I realized that most people would misinterpret the name. I also thought earlier today about the fact that Michael Graves has designed a doghouse that one can buy at any Target around the country. It made me wish for a quiet life in some small town, where I would build custom doghouses for people around the country. They'd send me a picture of their house and their dog and I would set to work. I would sell the doghouses for ridiculous amounts of money and be the small town eccentric. What a wonderful life that would be.

Current Mood: geeky
Sunday, September 18th, 2005
3:06 am
Why I Hate Shopping Online These Days.
Does anybody else remember when Amazon was an online bookstore? You know, where you could order books and expect them to show up in a reasonable amount of time?

When I lived in Seattle, I suppose I was spoiled. I could generally order a book, select standard shipping, and expect it in the next day or two on my doorstep. So I figured I'd save some money on my schoolbooks and order them online; some from Amazon, some from Overstock. Overstock has sent me a few of them, one or two at a time. Amazon however, gives me this lovely summary of my last order... "Order placed 29 August... order not yet shipped... estimated delivery 7 October-13 October." Hmm... over a month to ship a couple of books? It wasn't worth saving a few measly dollars on my schoolbooks ordering them online. All my savings are pretty much negated by the fact that I had to buy one of my books at the bookstore that hasn't shipped anyway, and if I don't get my copy from Overstock tomorrow, I can't return it to the college bookstore. Fuck you, internet shopping. Fuck you very much.

I need to calm myself down... Infanticide always seems to do the trick.
Baby Hangers unite!

Ahhh the sweet serenity of hanging babies.

Current Mood: aggravated
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005
2:42 am
4 days of living as a bachelor.
coming of age

Am I getting a midwestern neck or is it just me?

Current Mood: bored
Friday, July 15th, 2005
10:52 pm
Random thoughts of late...
Pabst is probably the closest thing to drinking Alamo beer with Hank, Bill, Dale and Boomhauer you can get.

What do you suppose people thought before they figured out suntans? "What the hell is happening why is your skin changing color are you SATAN?"

27 is an awfully old age to fetch shopping carts for your daily bread.

Mothers love those big obnoxious shopping carts designed to hold three kids. Even if they only have one. Who could easily walk.

I'd rather see a baby left in a car on a hot day than a dog.

Trashy though they may seem, El Caminos are pretty damned cool.

Either produce from the farmer's market really is better or the produce at the grocery stores has gotten so shitty I'm left with no other choice.

Eating poultry makes people difficult. Have you ever seen someone order a turkey sandwich without some specific instruction or another?

I used to think "I could be a television news personality." Now, I really and honestly think "Why would you want to?"

For some reason, making an organized list of local cemeteries and the celebrity gravesites therein doesn't seem all that creepy to me.

I don't know why, but an SUV with bumper stickers of a liberal bent makes me far angrier than an SUV with yellow ribbon stickers on it. And you all know how I feel about those yellow ribbon stickers.

A busdriver told me my bike looked East German today. I laughed, pretty proud of my hefty chunk of twenty dollar, rickety, wobbly bicycle. Someday, nostalgia over communist eastern europe will fade away, and what will we have left?

I don't care at this point if DVDs are replaced with a better format. I'll keep holding on to them. It can't be crazier than people who buy movies on PSP.

Current Mood: awake
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