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...

THE ARCHIVES

Nostalgia
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 Sketches
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.

ScreenCaptureSeries
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.

 

Awhile back there was an amazing house show called MIXTAPE PARTY put on by Religious Appeal. The idea was: bring a tape, get a tape (or mix cd). I brought a tape. Here’s your chance to have it in digital form. I selected (some of) my favorite Ohioans to create a theme for myself. Download this mix! (Sorry in advance for the songs probably being out of order when you import. For true authenticity, create 2 playlists in your itunes and check the order from the listing below then make yourself a lovely, old-fashioned mix-tape.)
Made in Ohio
//side a
People and Places :: Annabel
Search Party :: Adios
Track 32 :: The Party of Helicopters ( I used to be awful at organizing my itunes and have lost track of the actual title of this song. )
Last Year :: Goodmorning Valentine
The Tiger’s Tale :: Beaten Awake
Glacier Music :: Trouble Books
From California to Houston, on Light Speed :: The Six Parts Seven
Goodbye Portage Path :: Talons’
//side b
Water Your Hands :: Aloha
Daydreams :: Bears
Fashionable Living Room :: Houseguest
Move to California :: Times New Viking
Astronaut Practice :: Low In The Sky
Population Hunger :: Pompeii, This Morning
Gun is the Loneliest Number :: The Starcrossed
Enjoy.

Awhile back there was an amazing house show called MIXTAPE PARTY put on by Religious Appeal. The idea was: bring a tape, get a tape (or mix cd). I brought a tape. Here’s your chance to have it in digital form. I selected (some of) my favorite Ohioans to create a theme for myself. Download this mix! (Sorry in advance for the songs probably being out of order when you import. For true authenticity, create 2 playlists in your itunes and check the order from the listing below then make yourself a lovely, old-fashioned mix-tape.)

Made in Ohio

//side a

  1. People and Places :: Annabel
  2. Search Party :: Adios
  3. Track 32 :: The Party of Helicopters ( I used to be awful at organizing my itunes and have lost track of the actual title of this song. )
  4. Last Year :: Goodmorning Valentine
  5. The Tiger’s Tale :: Beaten Awake
  6. Glacier Music :: Trouble Books
  7. From California to Houston, on Light Speed :: The Six Parts Seven
  8. Goodbye Portage Path :: Talons’

//side b

  1. Water Your Hands :: Aloha
  2. Daydreams :: Bears
  3. Fashionable Living Room :: Houseguest
  4. Move to California :: Times New Viking
  5. Astronaut Practice :: Low In The Sky
  6. Population Hunger :: Pompeii, This Morning
  7. Gun is the Loneliest Number :: The Starcrossed

Enjoy.

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