Sunday, August 16, 2009


As I am writing this, there are three (3) days, three (3) hours and thirty (30) minutes until three (3) girls move into The Penthouse. Ria, Roseanne and Rosario. It's going to be really nice. See you soon Urbana.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


this montage of images taken by Life Magazine staff photographer Bill Eppridge is really beautiful and I feel, inspiring to us, as Young People and Young Artists of Today because of ya know, how problematic things are *these days* 

Friday, August 7, 2009


Here is the dilemma of the day yall: I am volunteering at Lollapalooza today and passing out programs from 3-7(Come visit me. I don't know where I will be) This is conveniently when all the groups I am even vaguely interesting in seeing are performing. Now, do I disappoint Perry Farrell and ditch my volunteer shirt to sneak away and see Fleet Foxes, or do I hold up my end of the volunteer deal and wait until my shift is over and the only act I can see is Depeche Mode:/ ?

Maybe if I show my team lead my expert collage of my escape plan to hang out with FF, they will find me very charming and let me go and never return to serving the sweaty masses.

UPDATE!: After passing out programs in the pouring rain for half an hour, I was assigned to security detail of the 'Access Booth' at the Playstation Stage. This was code for 'you look so sad and damp from all this horrible rain, why don't you go stand on this platform with the kids with broken legs so you have a really great view of the Fleet Foxes show'

Saturday, August 1, 2009


today at work the question of the day was "What Diva Are You" and everyone said I was Dolly Parton for sure! Niki, I thought you would be happy and proud to hear this. 

Niki, I think you would be....
(a) j. lo (because you're boricua)


(b) maybe Judy Garland because of your shared love of fluffy-ass dresses

Everyone! What diva would you be?! comments!!!
Patches, you would be Whitney Houston, Matthew you can't say Mariah just because she's your favorite -_-

Friday, July 10, 2009

fiery furnaces in w-w-w-willienium park tomorrow

I just found out about this but Fiery Furnaces are playing tomorrow in Millenium Park at 4:30 as park of the "Great Performers of Illinois" series. Me and my blogging cohort, Niki, as well as every other Chicago Young Artist (we are all young artists) are gonna be there. the Fiery Furnaces are from the 1 n only Oak Park and the boy furnace went to our beloved alma mater [ill-ini] for a lil bit. 
this is my alltime fave FF song:

sucks there isnt a cool video.
this is my alltime fave Fiery Furnaces video

what are you gonna wear????????!!!!!!!!1??????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

rule of thirds

We made Brock (not the Gym Leader of Pewter City) take this photo outside of a party full of Urban Outfitters employees.

saddest story of the day

today at work this group of "girls" [girl-women] came in and they were all sort of drunk and wearing kitten ear headbands made out of cardboard and then one walked up to the cash wrap with a copy of "He's Just Not That Into You" and I started ringing her up and halfway through she said "oh. I found it in the $5 bin I thought it was on sale. Nevermind." and then walked away.
or maybe that's happy story. who knows!


Saturday, June 27, 2009

hey yall

hi to all 3 (maybe) of our readers. come to my bake sale this friday! thanks xoxo

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

lake trip (fail)

We saw the Dirty Projectors play in Millennium Park and then went to Pizanos for MGD and spinach pizza and then we were going to walk to the lake but Ria tricked us and we put our feet in a fountain instead.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


It sure took long enough, but now we're both safely home in Chicago.
Who's ready to frolic?

Friday, May 8, 2009

w're tryin'

right now is serious time for ria and niki. we are doing some homework and drinking tall glasses of water before we go dance till we die at harvest house. sarah had a pot luck tonight and we had sherbert and wine and some lobster bisque. serious students in this apartment.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

are we there yet x_x

Making it to summer is getting harder and harder. Plus, I'm supposed to have jury duty when I get back! and I still have to write ten pages about this:

cyut, right?

Monday, April 27, 2009

bikini party 2009

One of the things we're most excited for (which is a lot of things) is for our fwends to come home [from Europe].

(I used "party" font cuz, ya know)

edit: Sarah and Patches I'm really sorry you're not in this one, I based it off of that picture from New Years, but you'll be in the RL version.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

we arrrrre guys!

So here is one plan that we have already made for the summer.
I mean, I know the rest of the Chicagoland area has the same plan but whatever.
We are going to go to Pitchfork and frolic and see Yeasayer and maybe stop by the free photobooth if they still have it
and then maybe take a nap on the grass and buy some vegan ice cream.
see you there.

Whos looking good today?

Hello internet fans,
It's us- Niki and Ria- reporting live from Champaign-Urbana. We're making a blog about the summer but we're just so excited we had to start it three weeks before school gets out. Its 81 degrees today and we're sweating behind the knees. 
Alright see you guys later!