Archive for the ‘WTF’ Category


Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

While I spent the weekend reading Streetsblog, eating local avocados, and biking through the Presidio, SarahSweet went to Indiana and did this:


It’s hard to say who’s winning. But last time I checked, gun beats boxing glove?

In other news, she also started her own Fleeker page. More here. Live action here.

Day 1 I’m employed in California lookathat

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Ok I had my first day. Of work. Ok. I got up at 5:40am wtf that was my bed time maybe 2 months ago and then I took the CalTraincycle down to San Jose and I was like Hello and all the 13 people in my office were like Hello! We’ve been expecting you! And they were all blonde and green-eyed and I said, I’m from New Chicadelphia! And then gave me a desk and my very own cubecycle and email address and computer and laptop and next week I’m going to San Luis Obispo to count cars. Then they took me out to lunch where I had a not very delicious chicken sandwich club situation but that’s ok because I also had sweet potato fries and bonus points every other week the office gets a fruit share and on non-fruit share weeks they have healthy snax like granola bars and milk. And then I took the traincycle home with a colleague and we talked and now we’re besties and then I went out to dinner with my roommate Chris and he’s very nice and laid back because he’s from the California and people here are the chillest and I ate two $2 tacos. Tomorrow Peter is going to help me move a piece of expensive furniture I bought from a girl in Pacific Heights because I’m made of money I don’t have yet. I’m going to use Zip Car to rent a truck. Big moves.

So far being employed in California is very great. This weekend I also went to see Low Red Land play their last show. It was happy and sad at the same time. All of the band members went to Hamilton College and one of the band members used to be straight edge which means he didn’t do the drinking or the drugging and last year he said I should start drinking and now he drinks and also has a girlfriend who happened to also go to Hamilton but they didn’t know each other at Hamilton and then one day they met on the internet and went on a date and realized they had like fitty friends in common and now they’re bf and gf and when you say how did you meet? He says Mutual friends, and she says, the internet. Same thing? Here are photos.

Low Red Land


Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

I should also mention people here are the nicest. Maybe the sub-letters do not want to play kissyface with me maybe they are just being nice. Like whenever I am walking and I get to a street all the cars stop and I’m like WHAT and they’re like we’re waiting for you to cross and and I’m like oh thanks and then yesterday i was waiting for a bus in Potrero Hill and a cab stopped and I said no thanks I’m waiting for the bus and he said where are you going and i told him SOMA and he said, it’s on my way, get in I won’t charge you and I was like oh, thanks. These things. it’s confusing. And what’s confusing is you get back to the east coast and you stand on the corner and a bus runs over the curb and the cabs run you over and nobody wants to play kissyface. I should talk to my head doctor about this maybe.

I’m in San Antonio.

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Here’s my friend Meg. We got tats. More later.



Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

I gave myself a 5am deadline. Success. The bad news is my presentation is at 9am. The even badder news is it’s raining. The good news is I put this photo in my presentation. WINAWINAWINAWIN

A Tuesday To Do List

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Know what today is? No sleeps tuesdays! Ding aling a dingdong. Here’s the drill: Accumulate massive amounts of extra-curricular tasks, jobs, and responsibilities. Take the maximum number of academic credits. Make one of the credits a math class. Remain dedicated to your gym routine. And your head doctor routine. Buy tweed yarn balls from West Elm.

Now, take all of the above and put them together into one week and bingozingoblamo you’ve got nosleepstuesdays!

Here’s what will get done:

1. Job application due tomorrow (priority number one)

2. Read/grade/rank cover letters and CVs for Penn faculty search applicants (priority number two)

3. Write prospectus about transportation research paper that is already one week late (priority-ish)

4. Math homework that will take 30-40 hours and hurt my feelings (priority number one that got demoted four times)

5. Play the Gym/head doctor/husband search round-robin (rescheduled for next year)

6. Go to sleep (rescheduled for Wednesday) UPDATE: Rescheduled for Thursday

Gchat of the Day

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Sarah: no st regis this time which makes this feel a little bit better. i also said i would take the shuttle and not a private car.i think i needed to be brought back down to earth a little.

Sarah is being courted by a Republican in DC.

Post Office Goldilocks

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Today I went to the gym and then I did the dishes and then I wrote some emails to important people because I am also improtant and in charge of things like transportation clubs and then I went to the post office which is also known as the saddest place in the world. It is also one of the most confusing places in the world and didn’t have any instructions and I couldn’t figure out how to mail my envelope and at one point after I had paced back and forth a few times a woman shouted directions at me from her place in line and when I finally figured out how to put my envelope into the envelope mailbox I turned around and yelled SUCCESS! and then nobody clapped but I did.

Did you know there are tonz of jabronies in Philadelphia? Here’s a sample conversation I heard between two jabros during my walk to buy candlestick holders:

“I fucking love this city, man.”

“I know right? I feel like I’m Goldilocks and this fucking city is my Just Right”

In other news: This is the face of PSTD:

PSTD hits hard

K Aruba fixed

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Oranjestad Presentation

Today was the final review of our Aruba Studio presentations. There were a bunch of Aruban ministers and government people and also professors and chairs from our department and other penndesign departments and also some architects and landscape architects and planners and I have gotten a total of 10 hours of sleep in the past three days and I also have a cough and a cold and no voice and I went up and I gave my presentation and tried to sound smart and there were a lot of questions and I answered all of them and then the president of the american planning association gave me some tips and then at the end one of my professors asked the Aruban ministers what they thought of my project and they announced It will work in Aruba and the people will embrace it and I said ok thank you. Then I walked off stage, hugged Lauren Gaito, and burst into tears.

Grad school is just full of emotional rollercoasters.


Sunday, November 14th, 2010

SarahSweet went on the Mike Huckabee show this weekend. We’re so proud of our little fox news insider.