Friday, November 28, 2008

A heart will only go one step too far

Yes a heart will always go one step too far
Come the morning and the four corners I see
What the moral of the back story could be
Come with me, go places
And a heart will always stay one day too long
Always hoping for the hot flashes to come
For the glue to dry on our new creation
Come with me, go places

Come head on, full circle
Our arms fill with miracles
Play hearts, kid, they work well
Like classics play aces
Stay with me, go places
Once more for the ages

Yes a heart should always go one step too far
Come the morning and the day winding like dreams
Come the morning every blue shade of green
Come with me, go places

Come head-on, full circle
Our arms fill with miracles
Play hearts, kid, they work well
Like magic, play aces
Stay with me, go places
Once more for the ages

Come one now, come all ye
This story breaks free here
Tales from the back pages
From somewhere, Encida
Deus ex machina
Good morning, Christina

Come head on, full circle
Our path blocked but sure we'll
Make records, then set them
Make copies, win races
Stay with me, go places
Once more for the ages
-Go Places by The New Pornographers

I love this song. I've been listening to it over and over and over and over again. I love these photos too- they are so dreamy and wonderful. 

Love you!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

5 Things I Hate On A Tuesday

YAAAY 5 things I hate is back! And I'm full of spite to boot!!

1. I hate when eyeliner doesn't go on right. HATE IT. Especially when I'm trying to do a cat-eye; however, I've been practicing lately, and I think I'm doing pretty well:

(apologies for the terrible lighting (I'm at work...) and the awful hair. I hate my hair today too...)

2. Cold tea. Isn't it just the worst thing in the universe to make yourself a steaming cup of tea, leave it to cool, and come back to a cup of tepid tea? I hate it.

(this has nothing to do with tepid tea, but it's so effing cute. It's from here.)

3. Freezing cold toes. Last night I thought my toes were going to fall off they were so cold, even though they were buried under lots and lots of blankets. 

(this also has nothing to do with this hate, but it came up in my flickr search for 'messy bed covers' and i thought it was

4. Not being in New York City. It's getting to me...

(this was taken in my home in New York when I lived there. Spot the subway map in the background? That's from New York too.)

5.  I hate that this guy is not my boyfriend:

(even though he's like, 35...oh, also, the photo is from here, which is basically an amazing place)

The end.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird

This morning I discovered The Selby. There I found the most wonderful things there, have a quick peek:

I just adore them all. Looking at these pictures makes me want a house of my own to decorate and love.

Sorry for the short post today- I'm feeling rather if you've any extra inspiration floating about please send it to me!

x's, o's, and fairy dust

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

You smell like home

"Someone is getting excited. Somebody somewhere is shaking with excitement because something tremendous is about to happen to this person.

This person has dressed for the occasion. This person has hoped and dreamed and now it is really happening and this person can hardly believe it.

But believing is not really an issue here, the time for faith and fantasy is over, it is really really happening. It involves stepping forward and bowing. Possibly there is some kneeling, such as when one is knighted.

One is almost never knighted. But this person may kneel and receive a tap on each shoulder with a sword. Or, more likely, this person will be in a car or a store of under a vinyl canopy when it happens. Or online or on the phone. It could be an email re: your knighthood.

Or a long, laughing, rambling phone message in which every person this person has ever known is talking on a speakerphone and they are all saying, You have passed the test, it was all just a test, we were only kidding, real life is so much better than that.

This person is laughing out loud with relief and playing the message back to get the address of the place where every person this person has ever known is waiting to hug this person and bring her into the fold of life. It is really exciting and it's not just a dream, it's real.
-Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You

all photos from here.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Tagged, three times over

I forget about tags sometimes, which I feel bad about, because getting tagged is so exciting.

First thing, I got this wonderful tag from both Mila and the lovely tea drinking english rose, which mean that my blog truly is excellent.

I will now give this award to the unicorn diaries for being so very beautiful and inspiring.

Also, I've been tagged by the most amazing hrose:

Six random things about me:
1. I was born at home.
2. If money and talent were no hinderance I would be a singer in a smoky jazz club.
3. I love mango sorbet.
4. I was a princess in my high school's homecoming court during my senior year, something which still is bemusing to me.
5. I was born on April 9th, and I love the numbers 4 and 9.
6. I am a terribly, terribly messy person.

Six random things I like:
1. The palm tree that is in the corner of my room, overhanging my bed.
2. Soft lighting in photos.
3. Little porcelain elephant figurines. My mom has a collection from when she was little, and I love them so much.
4. Getting letters in the mail.
5. Mushrooms. They are probably my favorite food in the world.
6. The crazy new shoes I got yesterday. They make me giggle, and thus are worth having.

Six random things I dislike:
1. Going down hills fast.
2. Cold toes.
3. Being lonely.
4. Running out of my favorite morning time tea.
5. Organized religion.
6. When dirty dishes get piled up in the kitchen sink.

I'm now passing this award on to fifikoussout because she seems oh so lovely and I would like to know more about her.

And very last, this is how I am feeling right now:

(top one by me, the rest from google images)