I can't bring myself to make an actual update on my life because I'm too busy avoiding things. So I'll just post a meme! It's sort of like the one that Sarah did. I posted a couple of the songs.

Movie soundtrack for your life. The rules:

1. Put your music player of choice on shuffle
2. Scene one = first song played, scene two = second, so on.
3. No cheating/skipping
4. Pass it on


Some of those fit extraordinarily well and I didn't even cheat on them.

There is going to be a new season of Project Runway this summer and I'm excited. Bravo is pretty great with reality shows. I really got in to Top Chef towards the end, too. I was glad Harold won; he was adorable. And, you know, a good chef or whatever. But anyway, I still prefer PR because I know more about fashion than I do about food. Plus the contestants are more entertaining. I'm just happy I'll have something to look forward to watching in the summer. Yay!
monaubergine: (sleep is nice)
Bravo's doing a Project Runway marathon on right now. I have to say, although I enjoyed this season, I don't think it quite lived up to the first one. The designs this season have been mediocre, overall. Anyway, I think Santino is a clear winner; I'll be surprised if it goes any other way. His collection is the best thing he's designed the whole season. Chloe and Daniel's collections are kind of uninspired, I think. And I know this is an incredibly unpopular opinion, but I like Santino. Yeah, he acts like an arrogant jackass all the time, but I don't think he's a genuinely mean person. And he's hysterical. And anyway, being an asshole doesn't compromise one's talent; look at Karl Lagerfeld.

I think I might do a post about the fall ready-to-wear shows.

I feel like posting some more music. So:


Parks and Recreation- Break Into Song. It makes me want to break into song.

Devotchka- Death By Blonde. It sounds like a song from a sexy spy movie that is set in Eastern Europe.

Karl Blau- Into the Nada. I like the surfy, laid-back feeling.

Jamie Lidell- Multiply. Who doesn't like soul music? This has a classic sound without sounding too derivative.

The Go! Team- Junior Kickstart. Everyone should have heard of them by now, but I was listening to this and thought I should post it.

The Knife- Heartbeats. Which is better: the original or Jose Gonzalez's cover? I am totally in love with them both.

And if you are interested, you can download all but one song from Jenny Lewis's Rabbit Fur Coat for free at the label's website. It's really good.

I just had a really good brownie. Yum.
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.
I can use all of my icons again. Icons were the reason I got an LJ in the first place. I don't know why I love them so much. I kind of want to make my own mood theme also, but that can wait until the summer when I have free time.

I spent far too much time yesterday watching episodes of Twitch City, because it is like crack. Especially the Nazi episode. And the episode where cats take over the world. So weird and yet so brilliant. How can you not love a show where a character accidentally kills a homeless man with a grocery bag full of canned catfood? Also, Don McKellar is the sexiest agoraphobic television-obsessed loser ever.
I think I should move to Canada someday.

I went to the Art and Book fair thing today with my mom, but it was pretty much crap. A bunch of blown glass paper weights and pretty but boring pictures of sunsets. And they didn't have any good books either (although I did see a copy of Anouilh's Antigone in French, which I might've bought if I spoke French). It was pretty much a waste of time, overall.

Speaking of a waste of time, I really don't feel like going to my clarinet lesson tonight. I don't have the book I need, anyway.

I really love this song.
Tonights TV: I am so annoyed I missed last week's episode of Lost, because it was Locke-centric and twisty and everything. And tonight's episode was a Jack episode with the dullest flashbacks ever. And I pretty much knew omgspoilers ) Also, the first scene of Alias is going to give me face-melty nightmares, I swear. Shudder.

Okay, I am a total whore for celeb gossip, particularly blind items. And I came across the most hilariously un-blind blind item ever on the BI thread at Snarkfest:
What saber-wielding summer movie sexpot was spotted smooching a same-sex companion good-bye on the corner of Kings Rd. and Fountain deep in the heart of West Hollywood the day of the Oscars?
Gee, I wonder who that could possibly be?
Plus another blind item (scroll down to 'Don't Shoot the Messenger') about the same actor, which mentions that said star is a twenty-something male, ruling out any other saber-wielding summer movie stars.
I'm noticing a trend among my 7th grade crushes.
What I rented this week:
Queer As Folk UK Series 1: Sigh. Maybe vince is a Dr Who-obsessed loser who is pathetically in love with his best friend, and Stuart is a complete bastard who sleeps with 15 year olds to make himself feel younger, but I get so giddy when they finally get together. The scene in the restaurant is just so romantic:
Vince: It's not as if I've ever...done anything.
Stuart: You've done nothing, Vince. You go to work, you go for a drink, you sit at home and watch cheap science fiction. Small and tiny world. What is there... that's so impressive about that? What is there to love?
Vince: [resignedly] Yeah.
Stuart: It was good enough for me.

Speaking of romantic, Before Sunrise: Possibly the most romantic movie ever. Everything about it was just so real and beautiful. This movie is responsible for the love side of my love/hate relationship with Ethan Hawke (along with Dead Poets Society). I can't wait to rent Before Sunset now.

And Shaun of the Dead: How can a zombie comedy not be sheer genius? This movie was both hilarious and gorey and I loved it.

I don't have plans for New Years yet. I think I've been avoiding thinking about it because it means that winter break is almost over. I'm really not ready to go back to school and take finals. Bleh.
Regarding PSAT scores: After some initial disappointment that I didn't do as well as last year, I've decided that I'm happy with my score. And I think that's all I'm going to say about it.

The trailer for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is out, and I'm not sure how I feel about it. I don't remember who it was that compared Willy Wonka to Anna Wintour, but it's an eerily apt comparison. I can't believe the movie isn't coming out until July!

I watched part of the America's Next Top Model marathon on VH1, but I think my love for the show has kind of died. Project Runway has stolen its place as my favorite reality show. Well, only reality show, really. The concept alone is enough to make me watch, but the designers are so entertaining, too. My favorite is definitely Austin; his corn husk dress was breathtaking, even after it had dried up. With his glasses he sort of reminds me of a young Yves Saint Laurent.

This weekend needs to be longer.
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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