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Tuesday , December 14, 2010
Snapshot: Listening, Reading, Watching, Wearing, Wanting
Listening: I recently listened to all of M.I.A.'s records in order in an attempt to "refine" my opinion of her new record, which is a little harsh. I listened to the record she did with Diplo (Piracy Funds Terrorism), then Arular, then Kala, then Maya. And you know what? My opinion still stands. Also: Alastair Galbraith, Berlin, and I recently discovered my Calla records.
Watching: I haven't seen many movies lately, but I am going to see Inception this weekend, like everyone else. I am oddly ambivalent about seeing Ellen Page in this movie, though--why is this so? I also watch a lot of footage I shoot with my little pocket camcorder, which is my favorite object in the world now. I put together a little video collage at my personal site, if you want to see the little bits and pieces of my NYC summer so far. (Also, if you watch, you can see a tiny bit of a "person of interest" in my life :-)
Reading: Paul Auster's New York Trilogy, which I like. Surprisingly, I haven't read much of Auster, so I'm changing that right now. Also, I've been doing non-fiction audiobooks lately, most recently Seth Godin's Linchpin, which is really great and inspiring. But I'm finding that when I do audiobooks, I internalize the information in such a different way. The ideas weave themselves more easily into my daily thoughts and perceptions, but it's harder for me to lay out the intellectual argument in a clear, orderly way when someone asks me "What's it about?" Do other people out there do audiobooks? What is your experience with them vs. reading actual books?
Wearing: A Rodarte for Target camisole, the same old cut-offs I've been wearing all month (fall fashion, I miss you), these sandals my mom got in a Bangkok flea market then gave to me.
Wanting: Dear ones, we have a request to make of you! The collective troika of NOGOODFORME has something superspecial brewing in the works, something really fun and smart and witty that we know you will enjoy. We recently put something out there in a particular world, hoping that it finds a home for it to flower fully and come into reality. PLEASE SEND US GOOD VIBES THAT IT DOES THIS! Seriously, take a moment right now to tell the Universe, "Universe, please let that magical, unicornical thing that Kat, Liz and Laura Jane did find a home and bring them love and prosperity so they can bring it into being and into the world so that it finds its way to me!" WE DEEPLY, HEARTFULLY APPRECIATE THIS. Thank you!
If you are up early enough, you can hear the birds in Brooklyn:
Listening: Aladdin Sane by David Bowie a lot a lot, probably cuz of that scene in The Kids Are All Right where Mark Ruffalo does it all different ways with the girl from America's Next Top Model while "Panic in Detroit" plays in the background.
Watching: The Kids Are All Right! Season 3 of Mad Men, at long last! I thought the last moment of the Hills finale was really clever! Sal Romano makes me cry! I finally get why people think Mark Ruffalo is hot! It's cuz he's hot!
Reading: A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
Wearing: my red/green/blue/yellow-striped Chrissie Snow Summer Fun dress
Wanting: Betty-Draper-in-Rome hair, Ben & Jerry's Cheesecake Brownie
(L: Betty-Draper-in-Rome hair. R: Mark Ruffalo being attractive.)
+ Laura Jane
Listening: Nico, Chelsea Girl; Graceland by Paul Simon; that stupid Julie Ruin record; Helen of Troy by John Cale; the Wu-Tang/Beatles mash-up; the Jay-Z/Beatles mash-up; my iPod shuffle is really insistent that every fifth song I listen to should be "Rain" by the Beatles, and I'm all "I see your point, but... not right now?"
Watching: Um, I don't know. Like, NOTHING?!????
Reading: I can distinctly remember having an experience earlier this week where I was reading something, and thought, "Good job, Laura Jane! You're reading something. Now people will think you're less of an idiot on Snapshot this week," but now I forget, and it all seems so insignificant now...
Wearing: Shitty scrappy pigtails, Nike flip-flops, black lace mini-shorts, "As I Got Older, I Got Better" t-shirt, Sexy Sadie necklace (long story), peach leopard-print cardigan, hot pink raffia "tote bag"
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