I'm Melissa. This is where I write things down and share new things. Sometimes I even post cute pictures of cats...
if you're looking for my portfolio,
it can be found here, or by clicking any of the links across the top of this page.
I just moved back to Ohio after living in the central valley of California for almost three years. People still mention that I'm all grown up and keep asking how being an adult is going, but I really don't know what they're referring to.
I'm officially a (self-proclaimed) curator -- OF GIFS. GIF CONNOISSEUR. Check it out. My GIF blog even made it to buzzfeed once.
ONE MORE CHECK OFF MY LIFELONG INTERNET TO-DO LIST.
Albums of note UPCOMING/2011/2010/2009
A list of albums from the year that had staying power. Not a top album list, because I haven't heard every album, so that just seems a bit silly to me -- the whole "of the year" thing... although I suppose in my own mind that's what they are...
a place where I keep things that are already memories and store things that are currently in my life that will inevitably become memories. Vague enough?
Vestiges of a Life Soon Forgotten
A photographic series devoted to images taken in and around my apartment where I lived for 3 years in college. I moved out for good in December 2009.
photobooth documentation of sketches i have done and/or found.
Monthly Self Portrait Series
This was a short-lived project that sometimes shows up without warning again on my feed, but definately cannot be considered an "on-going" thing.
My New California Life
What started as an essay series about my experiences living on the left coast turned into a general account of my life here -- through words, photos and other ephemera.
jef etters tips of the day
Jef Etters was a colleague of mine who gave me life tips on a daily basis via a telephone call from a rotary phone. I would then transcribe the tips and post them here for the benefit of all mankind. He didn't know what tumblr was (nor does he now), but he did want to share all his wisdom with the world. enjoy.
PLEASE NOTE: Jef did finally get free long-distance after 7pm EST and will occasionally call to give me tips to transcribe. Be on the look out, it'll change your life.
Funny and or poignant things I feel the need to share with the world via screen capture. This project carries on with the luck that the internet will continue to bring the lulz. I think the odds are in our favor.
Day 28: Email someone you admire but have never met
Day 29: Settle an outstanding argument
Have a conversation with someone 20 years younger or older
I decided that I didn’t have enough time to complete day 28 and 29 properly, but have plans to accomplish these tasks. I’ve had a hard time deciding who to email, especially when I can’t find the contact info for the person I am thinking of emailing. The outstanding argument settling will likely be done when I arrive in Ohio in November. I wanted to try and meet up with an old friend in Ohio in person and really hash some things out and get to a positive conclusion. We’ll see if my schedule and the other person’s schedule line up, but here’s hoping.
Day 30 fell on the first night of FUSE Fest. I was getting ready to head out on my bicycle to meet my friend Claire and just as I finished locking the door, a little boy and his mother were walking by with their tiny adorable dog. The little boy pulled his mom’s shirt and pointed at me. I asked him if he had a bicycle and he smiled and got really shy, hiding behind his mom. She laughed and told him to say hello. He peered around her and waved at me timidly. I told him to be good for his mommy and that I’d be sure to say hi next time I saw them. When I started riding away from the house, he yelled after me: “BYE BYES.”
I suppose I did a fairly good job with the challenges this month. In October, the challenges are based on getting healthy. They’re still daily and I’m going to try to keep up. I think I’ll only be posting weekly re-caps, but I hope some of you will consider taking part. The challenges are very simple, but make a big difference.