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Tuesday , December 14, 2010
Snapshot: Listening, Watching, Reading, Wearing, Wanting
Listening: Radiohead, In Rainbows, which I finally listened to after YEARS of having it. Okay, that's a bit melodramatic, it was only released in 2008, which isn't that long ago, but I've had it forevs and didn't listen to it till now. Which is weird, no? Also, my parents being the packrats that they are, still have a cassette player, so I've been listening to lots of old mix TAPES.
Watching: Bright Star, which is kind of a dull script but so beautifully shot. And Ben Whishaw is easy on the eyes. Also, I'm Not There, where Ben Whishaw is once again easy on the eyes, but Cate Blanchett's totally amazeballs playing Bob Dylan.
Reading: I finished up the whole Hunger Games trilogy, reading Mockingjay two times in a row--once in a big inhale on a plane, and then a more leisurely reading again. Someone on here (meaning, comments on Snapshot) recommended The Hunger Games and I have to be grateful and appreciative totally and forever, because those books were such great reads. THANK YOU, READER WHO RECOMMENDED HUNGER GAMES! I haven't enjoyed a trilogy so much since His Dark Materials! Next up: if the cooler weather holds, I want to re-read Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, because I love reading that book in the fall. If not, I'll read The Poisonwood BIble.
Wearing: I am wearing my favorite hoodie sweatshirt, cutoffs, flipflops and a Balenciaga bag.
Wanting: I need more money, but I want a vacation so bad right now 'cause I feel BURNED OUT.
Listening: "Monster" + "Born to Hand Jive" by Sha Na Na
Watching: Mad Men, which is apparently now the only thing I ever watch
Reading: reread Play It As It Lays & now I'm going to read all the stories in Angela Carter's Burning Your Boats that I've never read before
Wearing: I've mastered the art of the "messy braided pigtail." So: messy braided pigtails, plus clothes & accessories.
Wanting: I want P.A.G.A.N. (People Against Goodness And Normalcy) to be a real cult so I can join it (see below)
I almost made a whole post out of this vid but then I practiced restraint. Tom Hanks is so good at rapping! I remember going to see this at the movies when I was nine and being so scandalized by the fact that one of the characters was named "The Virgin Connie Swail."
+ Laura Jane
Listening: Obviously! The ONLY song! "Monster" by Kanye West, right? I'm not alone in this. Now that we've figured out that Kanye is John and Jay is Paul, I just care so much about Kanye West suddenly. Suddenly.
Watching: A cellist wearing a purple lace dress give the greatest bitch stare I've ever seen in my life to a seven-year-old boy who went pee during her "set." It even managed to usurp the bitch stare I received from Kim Gordon that time I bitch stared Kim Gordon down at J.Crew five Christmases ago while I was buying my plaid rain boots. At the time, my entire existence was defined by my ideological issues with Kim Gordon and her husband. Perhaps this is still true about me? By the way, I just typoed Kim Gordon as "Jim Gordon." HOW HILARIOUS IS THAT???
Reading: Hella not Ulysses. What's "read"?
Wearing: A knot on the top of my head; this drapey floral babydoll thing I bought at H&M that is probably as "nineties revival" as I'll ever get.
Wanting: Writing career, South of France, nothing else, point finale
Tags: Angela Carter, Ben Whishaw, cellists, Hunger Games, Joan Didion, Kanye West, Kanye West=John Lennon, Kim Gordon, nineties revival, People Against Goodness And Normalcy, Radiohead procrastination, South of France, the messy braided pigtail, when Tom Hanks raps
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