Archive for the ‘WTF’ Category

Congrats to Rochester’s graduating class of 2003.

October 12, 2013

giant tree

This year is my 10 year reunion from graduating from University of Rochester.  I made this painting around the time of graduation and gave it to one of my besties (Christina Boice-Mallach).  I wonder if this painting is holding up better than me after 10 years.

My new favorite blog….

June 18, 2012

My new favorite blog….

If you are in grad school for some scientific thing, a postdoc, tech, or P.I.  You will relate.

This particular image was entitled “When my PI won’t buy the equipment I want”


June 4, 2012


Mike at the salon.

I love this…

November 11, 2011



Here’s the caption that went with it:

Cultural Differences Noticed at the G20 meeting in Toronto …
The Canadian: Self-absorbed and disconnected from reality.
The American: Businesslike, unwilling to be distracted.
The French and the Italian: “LOOK AT THAT ASS!””

Sleep Rules Everything

September 23, 2011

“Wugazi is a labor of love by Cecil Otter & Swiss Andy. A year’s worth of cutting up every imaginable Fugazi record and trying out every Wu-Tang acapella they could get their hands on, resulted in Wugazi: 13 Chambers (a must listen for anyone who even looked at a skateboard in the 90’s).”

Worcester State and Rochester New York Insane Asylums

July 4, 2011

I know I haven’t posted for awhile and then when I do I post about the Worcester State Hospital.  Well,I stumbled across the mentioned site awhile back and the pictures just fascinated me. I think what has always stimulated my curiosity is the fact that we really don’t know much about how mental conditions work or how to treat them.  It’s also a giant black box for what may have happened in these institutes. While the below pictures may haunt and disturb you, I’m not sure how far we’ve come in figuring out how to treat psychotics and other severe mental disorders. Most of these pictures are circa late 1800s to mid 1900s.

This is Worcester State Hospital.

The hospital was featured in LIFE Magazine in the mid-1900s, this image was one that was included in the article of a girl sitting in a sun-room. This picture of all the ones that I’m  including, fascinates me the most. I can’t stop looking at it and thinking how fragile we all are.

I never knew about this till I stumbled across this picture. Under stress psychotics will not become dizzy if you shake them, and this apparatus is the read-out on how one is identified as being psychotic or not.

This room is at 112 degrees with 95% humidity where doctors are collecting these patients sweat in the below flasks for analysis. I have no idea what they are looking for but the image creeps me out.

This site also includes the Rochester State Hospital which was across the street from where I lived on South Ave. I used to walk around the abandoned grounds and it always gave me the willies. I never understood why they didn’t do something with it. The website Opacity has also featured it, however it doesn’t have as many pictures as the Worcester state hospital. One thing that was super creepy about Rochester State Hospital was that there was an abandoned village behind it of houses with street lights and picket fences, which I imagined was for doctors and nurses. I never understood how they could just let all those buildings just sit there. My mom told me that her Aunt used to joke with her when she was little that  “if she didn’t behave she was going to be sent to South Ave.”

Puppies = Happy

December 30, 2010

I got in a lunch conversation the other day about what makes one happy, and the first and really “only” thing that popped into my head without thinking to much was my puppies. When I look at them I just smile or if I’m having a bad day at work I just think of Tweedy gnawing on Mike’s boxers and I start giggling to myself.
Taken by HeidiHehnly.
Taken by HeidiHehnly.
It still sort of gets to me that the puppies were the main thing that came to mind. Does this mean I’m a crazy dog owner? I guess the moral of the post is if you are down in the dumps and need a pick me up, go get a fuzzy little friend to poop on your floor and eat all your food. It really is pretty nice.

You’re so Beautiful you could be a waitress…

October 27, 2010

Man this song makes me laugh out loud. Germaine you giant hottie you, I’ll share a Kebab with you.

Everyone get ready to dance to this in a week and a half.

I’m Sticking with You

October 11, 2010

Some stuff I’m thinking about playing come November 6th!

1. Devendra Banhart- Baby
I really like this song, It makes me just want to skip around town.

2. Velvet Underground-I’m Sticking with You
This video is pretty adorable… (I’m thinking of using this for our dance.)

3. Yes Yes its from Juno’s Soundtrack. It’s by Barry Louis Polisar and its called All I want is you.
(This one is also up for Mike and I’s first dance.)

4. Here’s another Juno track, but I love the peaches and the sappy tune entitled Anyone Else But You.

5. Edward Sharp & the Magnetic Zeros- Home
I hear this all the time now since I moved to Worcester. They love this track out here, and well I guess I now love it too since it’s the second time I’ve posted it.

I’ll leave you with a pouch shot.
Taken by Heidi Hehnly.

Steve Albini….

October 6, 2010

Here’s a quote by Albini featured in GQ magazine and also on Pitchfork‘s website.
First here’s what Steve says about Sonic Youth: “I don’t know the exact circumstances of Sonic Youth’s decision… A lot of that stuff was offensive to me and I saw it as a sellout and a corruption of a perfectly valid, well-oiled music scene. Sonic Youth… chose to join the mainstream culture and become a foot soldier for that culture’s encroachment into my neck of the woods by acting as scouts. I thought it was crass and I thought it reflected poorly on them. I still consider them friends and their music has its own integrity, but that kind of behavior– I can’t say that I think it’s not embarrassing for them. I think they should be embarrassed about it.” OUCH!!!

GQ also asked: “How would you describe your fashion?” He answered: “I think fashion is repulsive. The whole idea that someone else can make clothing that is supposed to be in style and make other people look good is ridiculous. It sickens me to think that there is an industry that plays to the low self-esteem of the general public. I would like the fashion industry to collapse. I think it plays to the most superficial, most insecure parts of human nature. I hope GQ as a magazine fails. I hope that all of these people who make a living by looking pretty are eventually made destitute or forced to do something of substance. At least pornography has a function.”

I guess he doesn’t like urban outfitters or the fact that Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon has a fashion line featured there.
Read the whole interview in GQ here.