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Hoarders Paradise

June 1, 2017     Like This Post!

Whenever I get into conversations about my hobbies and background in art and sewing, I always bring up my grandparents. My grandma was a seamstress and when my grandparents moved to America, they bought a space in Queens and opened up a shoe repair shop. They had all sorts of machinery, and loads of leather, shoelaces, and other materials. I loved visiting them at work when I was young because it was fun watching them fix all sorts of shoes.

Their basement in their home was what you could imagine. Multiple old school Singer sewing machines attached to the table, fabric everywhere, thread, and other miscellaneous items. Towards the end of them owning their shop, and before my grandma got sick, their basement turned into a hot mess which one would say became a bad case of hoarding. It was mostly my grandma and her need to collect things to sell at flea markets. But flea markets became out of the question when she became immobile. After that, we’d take a trip to the basement to grab a few things here and there when I was running out of sewing supplies.

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World Goth Day

May 22, 2017     Like This Post!

Happy World Goth Day! I didn’t even know this was a day that was “celebrated” but it makes me so happy that it is.

I don’t really have much photos from back in middle school/high school featuring my extreme black phases. Without me asking, people liked bringing it to my attention that I was more punk than goth, but my music taste was pretty broad where I dabbled in the goth genre.

In terms of music, goth spawned from the post-punk scene which is why some bands from the 70’s – 80’s have a slight punk sound. These days, the genre has evolved with electronics replacing brooding guitars, industrial sounds resembling machines, classical strings with opera-like voices, or basic rock mimicking it’s roots with and updated gloomy feeling.

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Music For The Future

May 5, 2017     Like This Post!

Two weeks ago, my friend put on a charity event/fundraiser to help raise money for music education. He worked with an organization called Little Kids Rock, who help give teachers the tools and knowledge to incorporate music into their classes. It feels super appropriate to team up with an organization like this these days since our music and arts are being stepped on and discarded by the top guys.

The idea originated at the beginning of the year, and I offered to help in any way I could to make sure this event was successful and went smoothly. The first thing I offered to do was to put together the event flyer (see above 👆). I was asked to keep it simple and fun. I hand wrote the type, and kept everything else basic. I then was asked to help plan and organize a Chinese auction. The auction ended up being a bust which felt discouraging, but in the end, we realized that an auction would have only been a distraction since the main part of the event consisted of the music performances.

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Pop Words

Pop Words // Lies

May 2, 2017     Like This Post!

01. The past few months, my coworker has had an 80’s station playing on Pandora, and Little Lies by Fleetwood Mac plays every day. I won’t complain because it’s a great song, but it definitely made me appreciate their other vocalist, Christine McVie. Don’t get me wrong, I love Stevie Nicks and I want to hear her sing everything all the time, but it’s hard to imagine Stevie singing lead on this track. I love bands that share vocal duties, which is what makes Fleetwood Mac such a classic.

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Cool Links Via The Internet

April 24, 2017     Like This Post!

The Internet is full of so much greatness. I come across so many great links and videos that I don’t know what to do with – the type you just need to share. So here’s a small list of links and videos I recommend.

01. Saddest Calendar on the Internet: A Daily Tracker of Trump’s Damage – Pretty much self explanatory. This calendar keeps you up to date with the daily actions Trump has been making, which is frustrating but informative. It’s the kind of news we need to keep up with so we know what we’re fighting for. Everyday there seems to be something new we need to fight for. I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to get exhausted.

02. This Guy Turns OCD Hoarding Into Amazing Photos – Photographer Jim Golden photographs objects into collections in such an organized fashion. I love flat lays that are so organized amazingly like this. I appreciate how he groups similar items together. It’s just so fun…and so damn well organized.

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Haikus

Ladykiller Haikus

April 11, 2017     Like This Post!

I’ve binged so much on murder podcasts this year that I needed to take a break to gather my thoughts. But that doesn’t mean my obsession of true crime is dying. It’s just on hold for now.

While I’ve been gathering my thoughts and checking my brain to see if I retained the stories I’ve listened to, I decided to have fun and make some haikus. Because why not. Haikus really test you to see if you can tell a story in three lines.

So I’ll give it a shot:

If you want relief
From sexual frustration,
Don’t go to Aileen.

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Meals On Wheels // Twin Peaks Edition

March 31, 2017     Like This Post!

Sometimes you come across a tweet that stops you in your tracks. This tweet ⤴ is one of those, especially if you’ve watched Twin Peaks and think the world is turning into a shriveled up heartless, bitter blueberry right now.

The current state of our country is (to quote the “president” as of now) – SAD! Their justifications for taking funding away from programs that we all know actually DO work just doesn’t make sense. We’re living in opposite land and these days anything seems to be possible.

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