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Norah's Blog Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: That question is racist…or sexist…or homo-ist…or something “ist” that’s very wrong and judgmental. Who cares? Love is love. Lust is lust. Or so I’ve heard.
Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ

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Books Charlotte’s Web, I Capture the Castle, White Teeth, Please Kill Me, Franny & Zooey, Angela’s Ashes, Dangerous Angels, The Adventures of Augie March, Anna Karenina, To Kill a Mockingbird, High Fidelity, Catch-22, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, In Cold Blood, Tropic of Cancer, Harriet the Spy, The Virgin Suicides, The Book Thief, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Sweet Soul Music, Nine Stories, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, Tender Is the Night, On the Road, The Man Called Cash, The Diary of Anne Frank, Dharma Punx, The Exes, The Outsiders, Their Eyes Were Watching God, All the President’s Men, The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom…obviously I could go on forever
Television My So-Called Life, Wonderfalls, Gilmore Girls, Buffy/Angel, The MacNeil Hour on PBS, C-SPAN, any documentary where they show a surgery in excruciating detail, Full House, The Simpsons, The Daily Show, Daria, TRL (sux), The Office (UK version)
Music Duke Ellington, The Clash, The Jam, Beastie Boys, Ella, Belle & Sebastian, Minor Threat, Cesaria Evora, Merle Haggard, Green Day, Britney, Rancid, The Raveonettes, Q and Not U, Cat Power, Ash, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Eat World, Fugazi, Tenacious D, Paul Kelly, Fiona Apple, Charlie Rich, Elliott Smith, Ani DiFranco, Elvis Costello, Kirsty MacColl, Le Tigre, Beck, Lucinda Williams, Calexico, Shakira, Curtis Mayfield, Yo La Tengo, Architecture in Helsinki, Wilco, Dusty Springfield, The Shins, Nick Cave, Where’s Fluffy…and a million more probably
Movies Team America, Rushmore, Jesus Is Magic, Back to the Future, Heathers, Ghost World, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Mad Hot Ballroom, Lost in Translation, 25th Hour, So I Married An Axe Murderer, Boogie Nights, Garden State, Spice World, Say Anything, The Sound of Music, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Interests Jordan Catalano, Joe Strummer, Tres Cool, the future of the United Nations, tikkun olam, global warming, Coke vs. Pepsi (Coke), Memphis vs. Nashville (Memphis), Angel vs. Spike (Angel), pie vs. cake (pie), song lyrics, song lyricists, Brown University, kibbutzim, borscht, trust, college radio, satellite radio, pirate radio, Amnesty International, Judaism, the Olsen twins, the revolution probably will be televised, Lloyd Dobler, reading and listening to tunes, corporate hippies, Hideous Becomes You

Norah's Schools
Friends Country Day School, Hohokus, NJ: left cuz no C., no me
Sacred Heart School, Tenafly, NJ: Jewish valedictorian/Catholic girls school, mazel for me
College: Undecided. Toss up between Brown University or pulling up weeds on a kibbutz in South Africa.
 
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Options for what I can do tonight
  • Stay home. Be miserable while Mom and Dad throw party for hip-hop people whose music I hate, and whose taste in clothes and jewelry I hate even more. Listen to Dad rant to them about how his daughter the genius valedictorian just turned down admission to Brown, and then suffer through Dad’s “jokes” about how he’s gonna donate my tuition money to the Republican Party to spite me.

  • Go to Uncle Lou’s club to hear Are You Randy? and some other waste bands. Be miserable while C. gets trashed and has every hot guy there hit on her and not me. Consider getting trashed myself even though I am straight-edge and one sip of tequila would probably be enough to send me heaving in the backstage porta-potty. At least imbibing would be something to do other than just stand there and watch all the action unfolding around me. (This is probably the logic that breeds half the future members of AA.)

  • Occupy a booth table all to myself at Denny’s. Another crazy Saturday night for Norah! Be miserable when my food arrives and the chicken is still frozen in the middle and by the looks of the mashed potatoes, apparently the cook is a redhead. Drink a Coke and have some chocolate pie instead, enjoy the sugar rush and having once again successfully dodged the avian flu and loss of straight-edge principles. Do NOT write another letter to Tal while sitting at said booth all night. DO read a good book and listen to all those mixes that Nick guy made for Tris that I loaded onto the ‘pod. Wonder why I never meet guys who make mixes like that.