Tuesday, December 22, 2009













Sandy Cohen

Winter break

I have spent the past three days not leaving my apartment, eating pasta, not showering, and watching movies.

I've watched:

The Holiday (I love that movie)
Alfie (remake with jude law, so awful)
Marie Antoinette (i really hate this movie, but the costuming is so pretty)
Becoming Jane (whenever i watch an Anne Hathaway movie I just look at her mouth it is so distracting, also seriously depressing movie)
Penelope (loved it)
Two Lovers (depressing, made me feel super uncomfortable)
Camille (i don't even know what to say)
The Clique (don't judge me)
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (they go near my apartment, thought that was funny. I didn't like the character Norah at all she was really bratty/abrasive/not charming)
Made of Honor (actually SO awful but I need to go to Scotland ASAP)
Confessions of a Shopaholic (don't judge me)
Say Anything (caitlin hadn't seen it yet! still great)

Tomorrow I actually get up and shower and do some Christmas shopping!

Thursday night was spent at Kaz's house with Track F and A, and then making Oreo Truffles and pumpkin pancakes until 4 am with Hayden. Friday was my last day of classes. We had a potluck/final critque in my freshman seminar class. It was amazing and I will miss Track A terribly. Amanda came over for the weekend, we went to Germs Friday night...it was fun! I got some hilarious photos I can't wait to put up.

Also decided I am going on a road trip to New Orleans in January. Should be fun!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Forgot to study for my art history final (whatever don't care) last night and wrote what I believe to be my best paper to date.

Today will be busy. Last class of CRW1, art history final, pressing my 20 prints, going to Kaz's for an end of the semester soiree, then back to my apt with Hayden for baking time/sleepover.

Tomorrow is the last day of freshman seminar! :'-(


ALSO:
One of my photos is featured in the first issue of PONCZ Magazine (along with friends Callie Beattie and James Mcloughlin) and tons of amazing photographers!

Check it out here

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Found out the BEST NEWS TODAY

Okay so!
Final crit in design today was great. Delicious food was eaten, amazing projects were shown, etc. I scanned stuff until 11. Got home at 11:30

This is where it started to go downhill...

Caitlin found a bug in her room (again). She squished it and was freaking out so we threw it in a plastic bag and then ran outside to throw it in the trash. As we were doing this we forgot to get keys and the door of our apartment slammed shut behind us. Awesome. We tried to pick the lock with a bobby pin but it didn't work.

As we were laughing/crying over the situation our neighbor asked us if we wanted to use his phone, try getting in through the back door from the backyard, etc. None of this worked. My dad has the only other pair of keys so I had to call him to ask him to come bring them (he only lives about 45 minutes away but I felt so bad it was like midnight). Anyway he said he would come (obviously) and our neighbor, Morgan, said we were more than welcome to hang out in his apartment until he got there.

Within the first 10 minutes I found out
GET THIS
I FOUND OUT
A man died in my room.
Was found after a day! I sleep right where he died.

But you know what is the funniest out of all of this? I never get any weird vibes from my room, I've never felt creeped out in there...so I don't really mind. I mean there is nothing weird ever and I feel safe always so I'm not bothered by this fact. I just can't believe it! I'm pretty sure the landlords never told us this. I recall being told the guy had a stroke and then died in the hospital. Pretty sure that is illegal to lie about that, but whatever...

Anyway we made Morgan watch the food network with us for about three hours, which I'm sure was awful but it meant a lot that he would deal with our company for a few hours.

It took my dad extra long to get to the apartment because halfway there, he realized he had taken the wrong keys and had to drive all the way back. Oh, dad!

I was going to go to bed early, wake up early to work on Christmas presents for everyone...but now I am going to skip that because it is 3:30 am and I am still hungry because I did not eat dinner like I had planned to at 11:30. Alright peace.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

this is a thing i am making out of molding magic

this is me right now



Just spent the last three hours collaging the dumbest (but I love it regardless, don't get me wrong) shit for my design class final crit tomorrow. Mostly inspired by The OC because I happened to be watching it at the time. Can't wait to explain my shallow-inspired collages to my class that no doubt have ridiculous meanings behind their final projects.
Went to Asbury Park for the first time yesterday with Caitlin. Met up with Zoie, watched them set up for the Bruce shoot, got coffee, talked a lot.

Meg had a christmas party. It was probably one of the funniest nights of my life. Did not get to bed until 5 am due to people walking into our bedroom ever 5 seconds/screaming/doors slamming/bugs crawling out of the ceiling. Loved every second of it!

Can't wait to get the photos from last night developed.
Spent most of today napping now I have to finish my design final and bake cookies for my class.

Friday night stopped by Emma's new apartment in Bushwick which is totally cute. Caitlin and I got to see our the creepy farm-twin photos Emma took of us...amazing! Wish we could have stayed longer but we had to catch a train to Jersey pretty early the next morning :(

kbye

Monday, December 7, 2009

I don't really know how I am feeling lately. I feel really good then something will trigger this really powerful feeling that I'm doing something wrong or not doing enough.

Finals are coming up, my prints that I leave on the drying rack for not long at all keep disappearing and I don't know why but I'm pretty livid because I don't spend 7+ hours in there to have all my shit go missing.

Had a good past couple of days despite the fact I feel like I'm getting pretty sick. Picking some film up tomorrow that I'm excited about. I can't wait for break so I can just shoot and not write research papers on the development of the female figure in greek and roman art...which I still haven't started and it's due on Thursday. Obviously my priorities are in order!

Also I can't stop listening to this song:


Some recent photos:












Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

CMJ

HaYy ALL -

I didn't really do much this CMJ but here is what I did see:
-Mumford & Sons @ MHOW who were great
-Part of Brooklyn Vegan/Bowery Presents day showcase at Pianos on Saturday with Cymbals Eat Guitars (my new favorite band) and Pete & the Pirates
-p4k/showpaper benefit @ market hotel w/ Real Estate (always good), Cold Cave (who sucked), Delorean, and Cymbals Eat Guitars (yes, twice in one day)
-An awesome show at Above the Auto Parts Store w/ Surfer Blood, Sisters, Screaming Females and JEFF the Brotherhood. No one bled from their head this week but Lightning Bolt is there on Friday and that may be a totally different story...

pictures from the JEFF show up on BrooklynVegan here!
pictures from the p4k/showpaper show up on BrooklynVegan here!

Screaming Females pix will be on Variety.com and in the print version tomorrow!
I will link to those when they are up...

Class tomorrow, should do my hw. Cleaned my room, washed the dishes, started cleaning the living room. Productive day, sad that this is my life.
Ugh fuck have to do laundry asap. NO TIME AT ALL DSHFDSJFKDJFBDKSHFB


pix post soon

Monday, October 26, 2009

R.I.P LENNY SULLIVAN



My heart goes out to you and your family and especially Caitlin. Thank you so much for all you did for me this past month...as many times as I thanked you it will never be enough or express how much it means to me.

I didn't know you very well but I know that you made my best friend happy. You honestly changed her life for the better in so many ways you wouldn't even be able to imagine.

I loved hearing about all the funny things you did, reading all your fragment sentenced texts or your "taking a photo" face. I'm honestly in shock right now and don't know what to do or say.

All I can hope is that your family, bruce and the band, the crew, zoie, and everyone else you knew are doing okay. Seriously thank you so much for everything you didn't have to do but did for me. Thank you for being there for Caitlin. thankyouthankyouthankyou

R.I.P <3

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Vogue.com

My photo of Beach Fossils @ Market Hotel is up on Vogue.com!

CHECK IT OUT HERE

Sweeeeeeeeeet.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

To study for midterms or to CMJ 09?

Disposable shots from No Age on Saturday:















Why does my art history midterm have to be in the middle of the week that is CMJ? Like honestly, why? So many shows I want to go to but just not enough time.
Missed out on the BV showcase tonight at MHOW. Currently listening to The Antlers and Surfer Blood on repeat. Hopefully can find time tomorrow to catch The Antlers at Sound Fix. Seeing Surfer Blood w/ JEFF, Sisters, and Screaming Females on Saturday...which should be awesome and make up for the fact I am missing a huge amount of amazing shows this week, tonight specifically...(titus, woods, beach fossils @ webster....starscream, graffiti monsters, ninjasonik @ don pedro's...)