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Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
1:57 am
sometimes its just time to start over you know?
i think this might die soon.
new and improved lamejournal!
holla.
Tuesday, October 17th, 2006
1:03 am
youth?
so ive been listening to smashing pumpkins all the time lately. 1979 still makes me feel weird inside after all these years. and it reminds me of when i was young and believed in love and didnt ever worry about sex and all of those stupid things that cloud grownup relationships. it was such a nice time.


on my way to work i was listening to disarm and waiting to cross 5th ave, and at that part at the end when the violins come full force and billy is tearing his heart out in the song, just at that part, the light changed and all these cabs drove by. all yellow cabs for like 4 rows on on each line, and for like 2 seconds, it was the most beautiful thing i ever saw. for those 2 seconds the cabs and the music synchronized and it was the most beautiful scene i ever saw in my life.




all the time i sat on the L on the way home, i had a big grin on my face.
and no one else was in on my little secret.

Current Mood: contemplative
Sunday, October 15th, 2006
7:26 pm
update.
I havent posted in a while, but everything is more or less the same as usual.
Still working at kuhlman and blackbook and still lonely, albeit, slowly making new friends.

went to misshapes last night and it was lame.
lame kids lame lame. the music wasnt THAT bad though they comitted a cardinal sin of djing i think and played two rapture songs in less than an hour. (in my opinion you shouldnt repeat bands (same as with a mixtape), but if youre gonna do it then you need to space it out evenly, know what i mean?) man i just parenthesized the hell out of that sentence.

so yeah im alive
i had a dream i met marc last night.
it was funny.

i might have an interview at conde nast and thats fucking exciting.
yay.

its only been a month, i cant really complain about the way things are going.

Current Mood: blank
Sunday, September 17th, 2006
4:38 am
andrea came up today to party hardy with me.
we went to see man man and holy fucking shit it was the awesomest show ive been to in a reeeally long time. I dont remember when was the last time i had so much fun at a show.
it definitely made me feel like i was back in philly and safe while it lasted. but now i think its going to make it miss it more.
sigh.
i survived my first real week of living and working in nyc.
woo me.
Thursday, September 14th, 2006
1:44 am
and then nothing turned itself inside out.
Thursday, September 7th, 2006
8:35 pm
brooklyn lists
5 different people i have seen reading murakami's the wind up bird chronicles in the subways.
1hour walked trying to find some street that was never there

haha
thats it.

i went to the onion today.
it was fun.

i also saw some kid wearing an all your base are belong to us shirt
it was cool
i think i may have screwed it up.

bye.
Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
10:22 pm
brooklyn transmission #1
So its been about a week since I've been residing in this lovely second floor apartment in brooklyn.
I love my neighborhood.
supermarkets, cafes, italian bakeries with scrumptios treats and 2 subway stops within 2 blocks of my house (on either way).
there are kids everywhere and some of them even speak italian.
the ice cream truck drives by.

I'm aware that i'm going to be lonely.
more than i thought i would be.
Brandon (my roommate), spends a lot of time atvhis girlfriends so i guess in a way i kinda live by myself.
I just hate not having any of my friends at arms length anymore.
no one to go to the diner and chainsmoke and talk about life.
(although i am chainsmoking and its going to cost me a gajillion dollars).

everythings changing.
tomorrow i start at blackbook.
im so nervous and excited its just ridiculous.
i hope they dont send me anywhere crazy and i get lost
but i mean, this is what i came here for and its be stupid if i didnt know or recognize how incredibly lucky i was to have even gotten this internship. and this house. and my job.
i cant have my cake and eat it too. and im not trying.

i came to make it just like everyone else.

and to run into conan o brien on the street.
hahahaha

alright i gotta go to sleep.
gnight.

my moms coming this weekend.
im definitely excited about that.
i hope my damn matress from ikea gets here soon.

Current Mood: melancholy
Thursday, August 31st, 2006
10:19 am
dear philadelphia
thank you for supplying me with 5 fucking awesome years. please dont think of me as an ungrateful daughter that leaves to be with the cool aunt that has all the drugs and no curfew. im sitting at the last drop drinking my iced chai and im gonna miss this place. all the familiar faces (and the free internet connection) im gonna miss. I had chai at some cafe in williamsburg and it tasted like piss and it made my entire mouth go up in flames. im gonna miss going into jays deli after i get out of work at 10pm and jamming to abba while i buy my cigarettes and iced tea. aaah. im gonna miss wawa iced tea, my diet of choice (along with a misty lights 120s) throughout my first 3 years of school. im gonna miss shows at vox (although ill be here on saturday for man man). im gonna miss all the midtown diners and for that matter all the diners in this great city, from little pete's to the oregon diner and my late night conversations with coffee and chain smoked cigarettes. im gonna miss my friends and being able to see someone i know everyday. going to parties at 2825 and running into the randomest of people because philly is the little big city and i just like it that way. im gonna miss the roach coach on 16th and sansom, who always asks me if turkey bacon is ok on my bacon egg n cheese, even though i ate there almost everyday and always said it was ok. Im gonna miss the bums, the one on 16th and walnut who kinda sings when he asks you if you can spare some change and the really creepy one that always looks like he is thinking about the most perverted thing ever and it makes him smile. im also gonna miss the dude that asks for money with the excuse that his car got towed to bryn mawr, hes stopped me like 3 times already and the last time he recognized me and just said sorry and walked away. im gonna miss pizza from lorenzos, taco tuesday, mango mojitos from mixto, brunch at sabrinas, make your own mimosas at astral plane, lunches with angela at brasserrie perrier. east falls under snow. i love you/ i hate you on the city paper. the trannies in my neighborhood. robin's with their cheap magazines. and maybe even the chodes in old city at night.

im gonna miss you philadelphia
please dont forget me

Current Mood: sadcited
Saturday, August 26th, 2006
11:25 am
it has become apparent that im moving to brooklyn on thursday.
HOLEY FUCKING SHIT!!
hahaha
im gonna start packing today
im a little freaked out.

onward to the future!

Current Mood: nervous!
Thursday, August 10th, 2006
2:58 pm
just like that im homeless again.
fuck this shit to hell
back to square one.

Current Mood: angry
Saturday, August 5th, 2006
6:59 pm
We have found a place in NY.

Just 4 blocks off the Graham Ave stop on the L train!
Bi-level beauty featuring hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, 1.5 bathrooms, stainless steel appliances 2 (!!!) walk in closets and provate backyard!!!! laundry in basement.

holy fucking shit kids
im out!




OH YEAH, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!!

Current Mood: HAPPY
Friday, June 30th, 2006
1:54 pm
cause we all need validation sometimes....
well holy fucking shit
if youre ever at a border or barnes & nobles.. mosey on over to the design magazines section, pick up the july/august issue of step magazine, quickly page through to page 49, and right there, on the bottom right, you will see the typographic self portrait of your friend laia staring back at you.

oh
my
god



thats all
thank you

Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, June 27th, 2006
12:57 pm
update.
while in new york on sunday i saw photographer ellen von unwerth walking in soho.
i took it as a sign that my plans are good and everything is working the way it should.

i cant wait to move.
Saturday, June 24th, 2006
1:05 pm
work still sucks.. actually it sucks more than usual
phone is back on after fighting with sprint

but more importantly:
new york city tomorrow!
a day at the MoMA for the Dada exhibit
and maybe some brunch
and maybe some (window) shopping

that is all.
Wednesday, June 14th, 2006
5:29 pm
Life right now consists of:
hating my job at h&m
obsessively looking for jobs in new york city
trying to find a place to live in new york city
freaking out about moving to new york city (sans liam)
being an adult.

at least sonic youth is tonight
that should be most excellent.
Monday, May 29th, 2006
6:41 pm
adult update.
I am now internet-less again and depending on the last drop for all my interweb-related communications.
Having the family over was awesome and we hit all the important spots (did I already talk about this? I think I did)
H&M is hot as hell.
I hope i get a real job soon... if any of you friends out in the lj-land know of something let me know.
being an adult sucks?
maybe
i got gelati from ritas today and itwas fucking delicious
also: thank you jay's deli for carrying malta
and a new favorite for hot summer days: chai tea from the last drop
also i now own a pair of white pants
summer summer summer
adios.

Current Mood: scatterbrain
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
2:55 pm
the end is the beginning is the end.
warning: this may turn out to be a pretty emo post.

So all the hoopla is over. Graduation was yesterday and I guess that means that I'm an adult. Summer will no longer mean anything to me. Everything will be work work work and It's obvious that, well, I'm not moving back to Puerto Rico. At least not anytime soon. I had a wonderful weekend with my mom, we went to Astral Plane for brunch, Mixto for after-graduation drinks, ordered pizza from Paolos, had beer from the foodery and even went to Morimoto. Morimoto is fucking amazing, I will dream with that tuna forever. But now its over. No more milestones. Just real life. I want to find a job real fast because the thought of working full time at H&M for the rest of my life makes me want to kill myself. Yes, I know that a job is a job and at least I have something to hold me over, but I had been so creative and now I'm a machine at the cash register. Everyday its the same thing really, crappy customers and returns, fitting room duty and closing time shenanigans. Im really not cut out for that. I almost cried when I put my mom in the cab today. I miss her. I love to spend with time with her. I hate to admit it, but Im a little afraid of everything that's to come. EVERYTHING IS SO UNCERTAIN. sigh. This is all for today. I just neeeded to get everything off my chest.

Current Mood: contemplative
Wednesday, May 17th, 2006
10:41 pm
i got my tax refund today.
way sooner than i was expecting.
there is a god after all.

Current Mood: a little chanel or maybe marc
Tuesday, May 9th, 2006
10:28 pm
Today was my last day of school.
Myexit interview went better than I could have ever imagined and I even cried a little. Everyone said wonderful things and I guessI just couldnt believethatI was actually done.
but im done,

i have no idea what to do with all my free time.
but its nice,
im really happy but im weirded out too.
sigh.
its over!
Monday, May 8th, 2006
9:47 pm
I dont usually do this... but

eva longoria? more like eva LONGWHORIA
and why is jessica simpson all one color?
thank you
goodnight.





ps. ill be done with school forever in 15 hours.
woo me.
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