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.
So let me preface this little snippet with a little background information: I’ve rarely been able to sustain meaningful relationships with females.
Twice this week I’ve been lucky enough to spend time with the amazingly dynamic (and colorful) duo consisting of Aurora & Jenn. These ladies are best friends and both amazingly talented artists. I’ve known of Aurora’s work for several years, but Jenn is a more recent addition to my list of inspirations. Both of them have great work ethic and aspire to live their dreams in their everyday. It’s really an amazing thing to see playing out before your eyes.
At both of our meetings, we engaged in meaningful conversation that consisted of many topics including (but not limited to) the hit television program Daria, Barbie (the doll), fashion, pop music, travel, art shows, tea, stone fruit, the ability of Americans to discount the polka dot (and bows), tattoos, etcetera… We stood in line for food tonight for almost 2 hours (at an amazingly delightful food truck — Dusty Buns) and the time barely even registered with me. I met several other local ladies who have equally colorful personalities (One of whom reminded me of Kathy Griffin, and I wasn’t afraid to inform her. Luckily, she took it as a compliment.) and we had a lovely picnic on a beautiful blanket in the grass. It wasn’t a big planned thing, the time and location were just mentioned and several gathered to pass some time together. It was lovely.
What I’m really getting at here is that these are some high quality females.