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This is hard, this is happy.

6 May

This last week has been exceedingly hard, made harder still by the choices I’ve suddenly found myself confronted with. I’ll probably write more about this in the near future, but, in the meantime, here are some things that are making me smile despite my life kind of falling apart.


Oh, you pretty things.

18 Jan

Can you believe it’s already January 18th? The year’s flying by and, for the first time ever, I’m not having a hard time remembering to write “2011” instead of “2010”. Maybe this means I’m turning into a grown-up? Probably not.

In other news, I fucking hate this time of year. January and February will put me into a perpetually crappy mood if I let them, mostly due to the fact that they are fucking horrible months (apologies to any of my readers with January/February birthdays, but seriously, what were you thinking?). It’s too cold/slushy for bike rides, I’m sick of my winter wardrobe by now, and I miss wearing sunglasses.

As much as I would love to just hibernate after glutting myself during the holidays, I’m apparently not a woodland creature, and I have a job and responsibilities and my digestive system doesn’t work like that, blah blah blah.

So, to keep myself from pouting for the next month and a half, here are some internet delights that have been floating my boat.

This makes me want to cry a little. If you don’t already have The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions, I highly recommend getting it. It has all of Seu Jorge’s amazing David Bowie covers that were featured in the movie but not the soundtrack.

You. Need. To. See. This. From Rian Johnson, acclaimed writer/director of Brick, comes a story about con artists, explosions, pinhole cameras and the nature of storytelling. With a little smooching thrown in. Even better if you have someone cute to share popcorn with.

Color me impressed. I’ve been absolutely fascinated with the idea of yarn-bombing lately, but was definitely planning on saving my first attempts for warmer weather.

I don’t know why I find this so entertaining, but I do.

How are you keeping away the seasonal doldrums?


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9 Jan

I care.

I had no idea Jeff Mangum’s mouth was that big.