Sunday, February 22, 2015

Liebster Award

So I've been existing primarily IRL these past few weeks but I'm back now! Maggie nominated for the Liebster Award, so that's what this blog post is going to be. I didn't know what it was before, but it's pretty rad. Thanks Maggie! 

Here are the rules:

- Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog
- Answer the questions given by the nominator
- Nominate bloggers who have less than 200 followers and link them
- Notify all the bloggers you nominate
- Create 11 new questions for your nominees to answer.

I'll start with the questions:

1. You have a spaceship that can take you anywhere in the solar system. What planet would you go to first? (Disregarding science for a while.)
I would probably go to Neptune to look at the blue clouds swirling around, I guess? 

2. What's your third favorite song from your second favorite album?
"East Harlem" on The Rip Tide, by Beirut.

3. Unicorns or dinosaurs?
Unicorns, because in the Harry Potter universe unicorn hair can be used for bandages and wand cores and also because they're really pretty.

4. Who's your favorite poet?
This year I was at this poetry festival and I saw Yusef Komunyakaa read, and his poems are pretty incredible. And this is cheating because I'm not choosing a favorite but I love Maya Angelou and Anne Sexton and Yeats too.

5. Scar story. How'd you get your biggest/most gruesome scar?
I have this long thin scar around my ankle that I got when my dog wrapped her retractable leash around my leg and ran after some dumb squirrel. Maybe the squirrel wasn't dumb in terms of, like, small tree-dwelling mammals, but I think it must have been to have been sitting that close.

6. Best meal you've ever cooked?
There are probably like four types of meals to choose from here and the best tasting one is probably a microwaved grilled cheese.

7. What body of water is your favorite? (Rivers, oceans, lakes, baths, etc.)
I like rivers. The water is always moving so they seem cleaner, and whenever I visit my grandparents in Chile we always hike to this river in the mountains to swim. So that's a nice memory that I can associate with rivers. (Also, unpopular opinion: baths are concentrated pools of filth.)

8. Describe the scariest teacher you've ever had.
I don't think I've ever been honestly scared by a teacher, but for some reason I developed a really profound dislike of my kindergarten teacher in elementary school. I don't even remember why I hated her, but I probably confused being terrified of the school environment in general with her existence. 

9.  Would you rather go into space or the bottom of the sea?
100 percent space, being in a metal submarine at the bottom of the sea has scared me since I was a little kid and I watched a bunch of documentaries about it on TV.

10. Is there a story behind your name? If so, what is it?
Not an interesting one. My aunt, my grandma, and my great grandma were all named Ana.

11. What type of art are you most inclined to creating? (writing, drawing, painting, photographing, fashion designing, music-making, etc.)
I guess I'm very mildly versed in a lot of different kinds of art, but I think writing is the main thing. I also like visual art though. I thought about going to art school and doing some sort of fine arts major at one point; it seems like a dumb choice now because I'm not very good at painting or anything, but I was pretty serious about it. I also play the violin (not much any more at all) and the guitar. That was a super indecisive answer, sorry.

So I nominate these cool people:

Here are the questions:
1. What concerts have you been to?
2. Name five things you like about yourself.
3. What country do you want to visit the most?
4. What is your favorite album?
5. Name your top three favorite movies.
6. What is the longest you've gone without sleeping?
7. Would you have a DJ or a band at your wedding?
8. What was the last book you read and liked?
9. What is your favorite kind of weather?
10. If you could dye your hair without having to do anything extra to care for it, what color would you dye it?
11. How did you come up with the title of your blog?

Looking forward to your answers!

- Ana <3

Friday, January 2, 2015


I haven't blogged in ages and I don't really remember how to do this, but I feel like I should stop apologizing for that so much. But I was looking at old posts and that thing happened where you absolutely hate everything you have ever made before like two hours ago. Anyhow, here are some photos from my trip to Chile. It was strange and tired and cold and beautiful. Like a bright yellow wall with cracks in it, or a like kind-looking dog with matted fur. All photos taken with a Canon AE-1.

Current mood:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

New York to Chile

Just another update. I'm leaving for Chile tomorrow, to visit family. I haven't been in seven years, so it should be memorable, and I'm going to try and enjoy every second. And take photographs to post on this blog, of course. I'm predicting a good bit of culture shock, and a bit of actual shock because it's going to be cold. I'm applying for college, so that's fun (not) and exciting (admittedly). It just scares me, mostly. I've also been reading a lot, and writing songs maybe kind of. I watched The Virgin Suicides for the first time. I'm such a freaking teenage girl. Anyway, here are some mid-summer snapshots.

Washington Square Arch.

Favorite place in the United States.

Re-reading my favorite book.

Skater boi sighting at the marina.

Suburban vibez.

Besties and stuff.

Current mood:

Saturday, July 12, 2014

early summer colors

A little early summer photo diary of pictures I've taken with my phone and edited accordingly.

I saw The Cripple of Inishmaan at the Cort Theatre and I'm really passionate about how spectacular Daniel Radcliffe was. Lovely little theatre, too.

Le Pain Quotidien, my favorite food chain EVER.

Fun ocean time with my brother at Cedar Beach.

Possibly the best rice pudding to enter my mouth in my lowly seventeen years. See also: unironic Maraschino cherry.

Being social.

A suburban tiki torch. (Should "tiki torch" be capitalized? Is there a patent holder clutching his heart somewhere, screaming, over the genericization of his trademark?)

PRETTY MUCH THE BEST TYPE OF PEN TO EVER EXIST. My friend bought me one in Flushing a year ago and I used the angelic writing utensil dry. I found another one in an art supply store this weekend. *cries*

Current mood:


Tuesday, July 8, 2014


I thought I'd share some pages from my journal today. They don't make a lot of sense, but I think journals that do make a lot of sense are like the end products of paint-by-numbers sets; very pleasing on a shelf, but lacking in scope/passion/ART. I try to write at strange hours, when my mind can forget to care about conventions and judgements and the like. So yeah. Normally I would end this paragraph with some kind of apology but I'm trying not to do that so much.

P.S. I'm going to start ending my posts with a song or two that I'm currently f~e~e~l~i~n~g.

So, current mood: