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I am here for Friends and Networking

About Me

*Blake is my American Idol*

Know what? I'd really like to adopt a kitten (or two) to hang out with me and the girls in the apartment - but if I did this, my landlady would revoke my I cannot [sad]. I love pets, and miss mine when I'm down at school. ~ Being a 5th year undergrad is weird sometimes. ~ I have this minor fixation on eye color. I don't know why, but it's one of the first things I notice about someone I meet, and I can pretty much tell you the eye color of everyone I know. My eyes are green, but I think very few people actually know or remember this (which is fine of course, I just happen to remember these sorts of odd details at times). ~ I probably worry more than I need to about stuff in general. ...And I'm a little shy, but I love people (especially my friends and family - I'd do anything for them). ~ I usually walk really ridiculously fast. ~ My interests are just about innumerable. ...No, really.

My Interests

sustainable systems, crafting, brains (various contexts), rearranging furniture, (warm) socks, Twixters, synchronized swimming (participant), amateur bokken battles (spectator), artworking, reading, yoga, sleep

I'd like to meet:

Koko, Freddie Highmore, Meryl Streep, Davey Havok, Zaha Hadid, Hugh Laurie, Christian Bale, Katherine Hepburn, John Cleese, Tim Gunn, Angelica Huston, John Lennon, Kate Winslet, Johnny Depp, Zach Braff, Julia Morgan, Fiona Apple, Chris Martin, Vonnegut, Salinger, J.K. Rowling, Julia Margaret Cameron, Magritte, Cindy Sherman... and you too =D


all over the place here, and I have a serious addiction... lately it's been: Los Abandoned, Regina Spektor, Ray LaMontagne, The Pink Spiders, Justin Timberlake, Moby, The Rifles, Asobi Seksu, Teitur, The Strokes, Zero 7, Pulp, The Decemberists (Portland love), Guster, AFI, Darren Hayes (guilty-ish pleasure), and I have long-term love for many others


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Little Miss Sunshine, Donnie Darko, Gattaca, Hero, City of God, The Big Lebowski, Monthy Python and the Holy Grail, The Life Aquatic, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Moulin Rouge, The Princess Bride, Best in Show, Office Space, Napoleon Dynamite, Star Wars (old over new), An Inconvenient Truth, Babel


Arrested Development, House, Six Feet Under, Project Runway, Grey's Anatomy, The Office (BOTH versions - don't be hatin'), Conan, The Colbert Report, Miami Ink, Scrubs, the occasional bad reality show, and I love John Stewart - I'd consider marrying him if he asked (so he's like 5'6''- whatever)


Anna Karenina, Three Junes, The Feast of Love, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Brave New World, Slaughterhouse-Five, Harry Potter, The Catcher in the Rye, Mystic River, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat


My parents, my sisters, Jane Goodall, Oliver Sacks, Prof. Michael Quick, Lisa Simpson

My Blog

(In an effort to get into the V-Day spirit...)

Happy Valentine's Day (or Singles' Awareness Day, as you might prefer to call it...)! I just wanted to let all my friends know that I love them ("truly, madly, deeply")~In an effort to not allow myse...
Posted by marisa on Wed, 14 Feb 2007 12:16:00 PST

well, shoot

It appears that I fell asleep a little early yesterday evening and missed out on a few of the crazy party goings-on (dangit!).{happy birthday, Rizza!!}
Posted by marisa on Mon, 29 Jan 2007 12:12:00 PST


Thursdays are probably my favorite (week) day! I have this great Neurobio lecture, followed by my Internet Comm class (which is really interesting) - plus, I spend the day knowing that it's the end o...
Posted by marisa on Thu, 25 Jan 2007 11:48:00 PST

I think I just need a hug right now...

(that's basically all, really...)It's just been a really weird couple of days.
Posted by marisa on Wed, 24 Jan 2007 03:21:00 PST

please don't...

Please (please!) DON'T:1) talk to me endlessly about your car - it's cool if you like your car and everything (I'm kind of infatuated with my own), but I really don't care that much what kind of car y...
Posted by marisa on Mon, 22 Jan 2007 06:15:00 PST

(blame my sister & my current lack of motivation)

1. Height?it depends on who you ask... if you were to ask one of the techs at the student health center, she'd say: "OK, so you're about 5'7", wait...5'8"??" If you were to ask most others who h...
Posted by marisa on Sat, 20 Jan 2007 02:15:00 PST

The Authority Song

1. Put your music player on shuffle.2. Press forward for each question.3. Use the song title as the answer to the question.What does this year have in store for me?"Smoke on the Water", Deep Purple...
Posted by marisa on Tue, 16 Jan 2007 12:55:00 PST

my (celeb) "heritage"

This is fun (pretty much totally ridiculous, but fun). And you can run different photos & get an almost enitirely different set of matches - it's great!...
Posted by marisa on Tue, 12 Dec 2006 03:38:00 PST

"This show IS the news!" this cool "Wexler Response" clip was removed from YouTube [probably because Colbert so effectively slams ABC and NBC, and we know that these networks can't stan...
Posted by marisa on Sat, 14 Oct 2006 08:51:00 PST