Monday, June 27, 2011

Grace Coddington // Rosette Nebula

You do not always know what I am feeling.
Last night in the warm spring air while I was
blazing my tirade against someone who doesn’t
me, it was love for you that set me

and isn’t it odd? for in rooms full of
strangers my most tender feelings
writhe and
bear the fruit of screaming. Put out your hand,
isn’t there
an ashtray, suddenly, there? beside
the bed? And someone you love enters the room
and says wouldn’t
you like the eggs a little

different today?
And when they arrive they are
just plain scrambled eggs and the warm weather
is holding.

-"For Grace, After a Party" by Frank O'Hara 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

High Fidelity

Let's talk about this movie right quick. Just the ticket when you need to take a hot steaming cry-dump.

Old buddies. All those TV sitcom royalty cameos: Lisa "I'm a motherfucking Cosby" Bonet and Melissa "I grew up on a rad plaid couch" Gilbert?! So comforting to see them grownupish. Also, Alex Desert of Hepcat & Boy Meets World fame, in his forgettable role as Louis the customer.

Chicago. Chicago is such a perfect romantic backdrop. All that rain, that lushness. Parks to fight and fuck in. All those bars for drowning sorrows and trains for lamenting. Perfect.

Rings. The horrible new fling Ian (with an 'I'--by the way), deftly played by Tim Robbins, has a ponytail and wears rings on his fingers. Totally hateable. I never could get on board with John Corbett in Sex & the City, because his Aiden character was too gooey in the same vein.

"That guy*." R worked at a record store for near a decade. After the movie came out, people would come in and tell his coworker, "HEY! You look exactly like that guy from High Fidelity!" It really got under his skin. He did, but Jack Black was skinnier and more charming.

Casting. In addition to TV princesses, casting IRL ex, Lili Taylor and IRL sister, Joan Cusack. I like Joan's face. It's looks like one of those creepy smiling mannequins mated with a blow up doll.

Sigh. It never fails to make me bawl and want to wear choker necklaces.

*Please don't be that guy and say, "the book was better**."
**Even if it was, ok?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Honey Badger Don't Give a Shit

I really love it when genius overlaps genius.

Like when someone names their blog, Pepper and Chips after the Kittens Inspired by Kittens' quote "We are eating pepper and chips!" 

ALSO, while we're on the gay lispy narrator tip, check out Cats Inspired by Kittens Inspired by Kittens. My favorite quotes are: "I have Daddy issues" & "I'm blogggggging"

Mugs by Jen Ray via Door16

Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

lost source help!


My new favorite Sunday routine:

  • Sleeping in so late that my bones hurt and I have to twist around in the mirror to check if I have bedsores, only to be shocked that, indeed! I do! and then to realize that it's just my tattoo.
  • Watching Hoarders streaming on Netflix while cleaning the house. It motivates me to scrub, and also to think, MY HOUSE IS SOOOOO CLEAN!!! 

What do you revel in?

Wednesday, June 01, 2011