monaubergine: (dirty and hot)
I swear alice tagged me for this '10 things that make me happy' meme but now that post is gone, so. well, i finally got around to doing it so i'm posting it anyway.

ten things that make me happy:
one: brown sugar and fig body cream from bath and body works. the layer of smells is perfect. it is like the smell i never knew I wanted (woah, that sounds totally crazy).
two: reading random articles on wikipedia. somehow i came across the category pedarastic lovers. it's quite a group of men: leonardo da vinci, alexander the great, walt whitman, e.m. forster. oh, my.
three: the freckles on the bridge of jensen ackles' nose. (i can't find a picture where they are visible :/ but he has a nice nose in general, really.
four: and this is lame, but i will also add jensen ackles' voice, which is deep and drawly and TEXAN and he makes everything sound dirty.
five: go fug yourself. hee.
six: blueberry pie and ice cream. especially when the pie is homemade (even though the pie i just had wasn't). mmmmm.
seven: said the gramophone. my favorite music blog, and i read quite a few. the writing is brilliant, sometimes even better than the music they post (which is always amazing).
eight: i was going to say whales, but i don't know if they really make me happy. they scare and fascinate me equally. i love these whale watercolors.
nine: learning about the etymology of words. it's the main reason i'm going to study linguistics (but i like the other parts too).
ten: the prospect of graduating high school and leaving wichita and meeting new people. which is scary too, but i'm sick of high school, mostly. so, yeah.

i'm surprised i could actually think of 10, although it took me a while. i've been really moody lately. i get irrationally angry at people and i know it's irrational but i still want to blame it on them. i just need a break from people sometimes.
monaubergine: (dirty and hot)
Everyone needs to watch Twitch City. You will like it, I promise. And they download pretty quickly and each episode is only 22 minutes. You have no reason not to watch an episode! I have a fondness for "Klan Bake" and "The Planet of the Cats" (genius!) but they are all hilarious.

Sorry, I'm just having one of those moments where I love something so much I have to share it.

Other things I love right now:
--The headline "George Clooney does impressions with penis". HA!

--Symbolist painters, especially Redon and Klimt.

--The WB Tuesdays: Gilmore Girls and Supernatural. Which is a rather strange pairing of shows, but I love them both (for vastly different reasons).

--Brownies with chocolate chunks in them. Yum.

--Music! Some that I love so much I need to share:
The New Pornographers- The Bleeding Heart Show. I think most everyone knows the New Pornographers, so you might've heard this song before, but if you haven't, you need to. It's perfect.
The Guillemots- Trains To Brazil. Something about the beat and melody of this song reminds me of ELO, but hipper. It makes me happy.
Yann Tiersen and Shannon Wright- Ode to a Friend. Most people are familiar with Yann Tiersen from the score of Amelie, which he composed. This is rather different from that; a bit darker and less whimsical. Still, I can see some similarities, and if you love the Amelie soundtrack you will probably like this as well.
Jenny Lewis- Rise Up With Fists. I have mixed feelings about Rilo Kiley; I love some of their songs and am totally indifferent to others. But so far everything I've heard from Jenny Lewis's solo album is great. This song is one of my favorites.

--And finally, this icon, because yes.

It it damn cold today. I've been shivering all day. I always think I'm spelling 'shiver' wrong but it just looks weird. I'm not sure why my 'cold' mood icon is Snyder creepily touching Crutchy (spellcheck wants me to change that to 'crotch'). I think I'm going to get a blanket.
monaubergine: (it looks nice from a distance)
So, oh my god, Sufjan Stevens was amazing. He and his band (the Illinoisemakers) all dress up like cheerleaders and they do little cheers before the songs and it was adorable. And the beginning of 'Prairie Fire That Wanders About' had hand actions! Ooh, and in 'They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! Ahhhh!' (which is a brilliant name) the backup singers made the letters with their arms while they spelled Illinois. I can't decide which song was my favorite because they were all so great; I loved 'The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders' and 'Decatur' and 'Chicago' and 'Casimir Pulaski Day' and 'Jacksonville' and every single other song he played. For the encore, he had changed his pants and he wasn't wearing shoes and he sang 'Romulus'. I can't even say how fantastic the show was. And to be completely shallow, I have the most gigantic crush ever on Sufjan now. He is SO CUTE. And he has the most adorable teeth ever, which probably sounds weird but it's true.

While I was driving to Lawrence a giant bird hit my window and it was scary. And I forgot to tape Lost. Ooh, and my birthday is on Sunday! Okay, that's all I have to say.
They were short on people at summer rec so I have a job now! Sadly, I am with the third through fifth graders and it is really dull. Caroline is with the first and second graders and it isn't fair. Anyway, I get to drive the Jetta to work. Yay!
Other things that happened since I last posted (I think):
-I saw Batman Begins with Katie and I loved it. It has a ridiculously amazing cast (minus Katie Holmes) and it was dark and not cheesy like some of the other Batman movies. Christian Bale is incredible.
-I knit a really cute cabled hat but it is too small for my head. I've given it away and am going to knit a bigger one. Hopefully it will go quicker and more smoothly the second time.
-I babysat for my clarinet teacher's kids. They are adorable. I love little kids.
-I went to the optometrist and had to get new contacts for both eyes. Surprisingly, my left eye has actually gotten better, and my right eye was only slightly worse. With my new contact, my left eye is 20/25, which is the best it's ever been (without contacts it is around 20/200).
-I saw Sarah while she was in town and we visited our kids at summer rec (before I knew I would be working there again).
Since Ellen tagged me:
 List 10 celebrities that you find attractive and then tag 5 of your friends.
1. Gael Garcia Bernal: The second picture is my current desktop wallpaper.
2. Ryan Gosling: He is lifting her with ONE ARM. Gah.
3. Ewan McGregor: Everyone loves Ewan (including a certain person on this list...)
4. Hayden Christensen: So pretty. I have such a soft spot for him since Higher Ground.
5. Josh Charles: I couldn't find I picture that did him justice, but he totally makes me melty inside. Sigh.      
6. Jamie Bell: Who knew he got so cute?
7. Nick Stahl: I just watched the first season of Carnivale and he is so cute it canceled out his creepiness in Sin City. And he was seriously creepy in that movie.
8. Topher Grace: I love dorky-cute guys. And he was fantastic in In Good Company.
9. Natalie Portman: Gorgeous. If I could look like anyone I would want to look like her.
10. Alexis Bledel: She always looks perfect on Gilmore Girls.



 I think everyone I would tag has already done it or has been tagged by someone else already.
I've been working on the collage in my room and I just added a few more pictures today. I think my favorite part of reading magazines is deciding which pictures to rip out and add to the collage. I really like the way it looks right now. I'm probably going to run out of room on the wall soon, however. Here's a picture, which has a glare and also cuts off the very top, so you can't see the picture of Paul Newman shirtless. (There's another one towards the bottom anyway.)

Here are some close-ups of the collage )
I'm totally procrastinating on my English paper. I think I've gotten stupider, at least in regards to literary analysis. Probably stupider in general, as well.
At least Katie and I got our psychology presentation mostly done. The only problem is that we can't use our pretty Russian-style font. But our last page has the funniest psychology-related animated gif EVER. Heh.
So lately, my favorite way of procrastinating is looking at models. dnaModels is SO the best agency. For one, they represent Harry Kinkead, who is my former model boyfriend. I say former because he is being replaced by Andrew Smith, because he is so very pretty (ignore the cheesy pose) and I am fickle. They also represent Ian Somerhalder, who would be my model boyfriend but he's an actor too, so he's disqualified, or something. He's so pretty I tried to watch The Rules of Attractions for him, but The Fivehead (don't click on that link unless you want to be horrified) is so repulsive I couldn't sit through the whole thing. And now Ian is on Lost, which is just another reason to watch it.
I'm going to post one more pretty model link (Atesh Salih, yum), and then I promise I won't make any more gratuitous picture posts for a long time. This is my third in a row and I'm started to feel idiotically superficial. I do think about other things, I swear.
I've spent most of today watching the first six episodes of Lost, which is like television crack. There are so many unexpected plot twists. Although, I totally realized that the sort-of creepy old guy spoilers... ) Plus, the cast is full of lots and lots of pretty. Sigh.
I don't want to have to wait until after school tomorrow to watch the next two episodes. I'm missing out on Charlie and Sawyer back stories. School will probably go incredibly slow now. And I have a calc test that I'm going to fail. Ugh.

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