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.

 

The People I Love Series: 001Chris on Flickr by icatchfoxes (melissa olson).
Seriously though, I really love this guy. 
I met Chris at his birthday party just after my return to once again be a resident of Northeast Ohio. He welcomed me with great fanfare, a hug and several introductions to strangers. It was almost as if I’d been there always, that I somehow just fit into this new group because Chris asked me to join. He is charismatic and amazingly friendly. He never takes himself too seriously and appreciates the small things people do for each other. I haven’t often fell into friendships such as this one, and all I know is I feel incredibly fortunate that the unlikely circumstances of our happenstantial meeting occurred. 
I am so proud of Chris, and so excited to see where his career takes him. He is passionate about nutrition and is diving right into his new job at The Cleveland Food Bank. He is one of the most genuine people I’ve met in my entire life and I feel lucky to even know him. He is supportive of my career and encouraging in a very personal way. This all goes without mentioning his amazing dance skills… Boy can DANCE.

The People I Love Series: 001
Chris on Flickr by icatchfoxes (melissa olson).

Seriously though, I really love this guy. 

I met Chris at his birthday party just after my return to once again be a resident of Northeast Ohio. He welcomed me with great fanfare, a hug and several introductions to strangers. It was almost as if I’d been there always, that I somehow just fit into this new group because Chris asked me to join. He is charismatic and amazingly friendly. He never takes himself too seriously and appreciates the small things people do for each other. I haven’t often fell into friendships such as this one, and all I know is I feel incredibly fortunate that the unlikely circumstances of our happenstantial meeting occurred. 

I am so proud of Chris, and so excited to see where his career takes him. He is passionate about nutrition and is diving right into his new job at The Cleveland Food Bank. He is one of the most genuine people I’ve met in my entire life and I feel lucky to even know him. He is supportive of my career and encouraging in a very personal way. This all goes without mentioning his amazing dance skills… Boy can DANCE.

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