Monday, May 31, 2010

Regina, regina, regina.

If Harry Potter is my all-time favorite book series and The X-Files is my all-time favorite tv show and mint ice cream is my all-time favorite dessert then at the heart of things, Regina Spektor is my all-time favorite musician. Five albums, hundreds of b-sides and extras, you can always find something new.

"Has it always been this way? Is it possible all this magic went unnoticed? Maybe things will start to change. For love is the answer to the question that I had forgotten, but know had been asked. And the answer has got to be love, love."

"Hold on, one more time with feeling. Try it again, breathing's just a rhythm. Say it in your mind, until you know that the words are right. This is why we fight, this is why we fight."

"Let's study class, sit down. Loveology, loveology, I'msorryology, forgivemeology, loveology, loveology, I'msorryology, forgivemeology, loveology, loveology. Let's study class, let's study class. Loveology, let's study class, sit down. Oh, an incurable humanist you are, oh, an incurable humanist. You, you, you, you, are, are, are."

"Thought I'd cry for you forever, but I couldn't so I didn't. People's children die and they don't even cry forever. Thought I'd see your face in my mind for all time but I don't even remember what your ears looked like."

"And you don't love your girlfriend, you don't love your girlfriend. And you think that you should but she thinks that she's fat but she isn't but you don't love her anyway. And you don't love your mother, and you know that you should, and you wish that you would, but you don't anyway. Poor little rich boy, all the world is okay."

"Begin to hope, and all the colors start to change beneath the light. You might forget that the worlds so sad, you might forget that things are awful bad. And it's alright."

"It started out as a feeling, which then grew into a hope. Which then turned into a quiet thought, which then turned into a quiet word. And then that word grew louder and louder, 'til it was a battle cry. I'll come back when you call me. No need to say goodbye."

Yawn, another Monday, another school day, another pot of coffee. No rest for the weary. Or is it the wicked? Both could be applied to me.
Mulder was like, "I love you!" And Scully was like, "Lol, okay." And I was like, "You two are no longer fooling me..."

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Books in May, 2010

Okay then, books in May, go.

1. Cotillion, Georgette Heyer
This book was hysterical. Kitty and Freddy were adorable and the convoluted plot resembled Wodehouse more then Austen.

2. The End of the Beginning of the End, Rockne O'Bannon
Artistically, I couldn't draw my eyes away, and the plot and dialogue of the book were right on with the show. If Farscape wasn't canceled, this is just it's naturally progression.

3. The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Alex Haley
I had to read this for school really, but I ended up really enjoying it. I guess you could say it made me aware of something I had not known existed previously.

4. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, Ben H. Winters
Basically, this book was brilliant. Nautical, watery, hysterical, epic, weird, and still Austenish. I believe all good things can be tampered with a bit.

5. Early Candlelight, Maud Hart Lovelace
As a book I enjoyed it. As a book written by Betsy and Joe, I adored it. I could just see them all over it, and that made it an epic reading experience.

6. The Mating Season, PG Wodehouse
Devastatingly charming Corkey, fairy-child Madeline, ever noble Bertie, Jeeves' uncle and a bouncing baby. You've outdone yourself Wodehouse.

7. Flight 714, Herge
I have been reading Tintin since I was about 5, and they've never let me down. ALIENS.

8. Orthodoxy, GK Chesterton
So I decided to dive into the world of theology. Orthodoxy was amazing, and like most improving literature, made me feel like a better person just by reading it.

9. Strange Detractors, Rockne O'Bannon
John and Aeryn and Deke are the best little family unit. I really enjoyed how this one brought in more elements from the show: Grayza and her baby, and the Scarrens, Sikozu and the Eidolons.

10. The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh, Evelyn Waugh
I have found a new favorite author in Evelyn Waugh. His words are magic. My favorites include Love in the Slump, Cruise, On Guard, Winner Takes All and Lucy Simmonds.

I read a Doctor Who spoiler that made my heart shatter. Excuse me while I go pick up the pieces. We went to Sagamore Hill today and I was amazed that nature exists. I sometimes get tired of stifling city life.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Art Post, art deco!

Erteish, Art Deco inspired arts from Deviant Art.

Luau birthday party today. No Doctor Who tonight, BBCA enjoys ripping my heart into bite-sized pieces.
But it's okay, cause I'm doing a Desmond episode marathon with weekend! OH PENNEH.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Cold salads, bring on the heat.

Just not Dean Ornish ones. If you are not drooling by the end of this post, you have no soul.

Bean salad. I have a love-hate relationship with these, but the love part is always a little stronger. Depends on the beans mostly, I love pink beans, and white beans. Kidney beans are a big no-no.

Berry fruit salad. Berries are the best kind of fruit, they compliment each other wonderfully, and with a little sugar or cream... guuh.

Tomato mozzarella salad. My mom makes this, and it's really good. Nice and cold, which is the most important thing. And with lots of fresh basil.

Pasta salad. Our pasta salad pwns everyone else. It is the champion pasta salad. With scallions, cucumbers, broccoli, chopped chicken, the spinach pasta, lots of pepper...

German coleslaw. No mayo, just vinegar. Nice pure coleslaw. Best coleslaw I ever had? The Amish coleslaw we made at the Lefferts House fall festival. We were with the Villegas'. Or maybe it was the Hunter-Eldridges'. Or the Dooleys'?

Chicken and collard greens salad. Pasta and chicken and collard greens, cooked together, and chilled. It's amazing, with some Parmesan cheese on top.

Tropical fruit salad. After berries, tropical fruits are best. Starfruit, mango, papaya, heaven-sent melons. You know.

Cucumber onion salad. My two favorite veggies. Pity they are both about 99% water. But they taste soo good together!

I was all like, museum weather! But then I realized all the time and money and effort that goes into getting to a museum, and I decided loafing around the house watching Farscape is a whole lot easier and just as fun...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Seven Songs, And So Summer Begins

Every summer you need those songs. I'm taking stock now.

Then You Love Me, Lady Gaga. New Gaga song, thank the deity! It's uber catchy and so summery. I know this is just a demo, but it is getting me excited.

On Green Dolphin Street, Miles Davis. So it would seem that the only aspect of the Elizabeth Goudge book-turned-film is this jazzy standard. But it is lovely and summery.

Life and Death, Michael Giacchino. LOST's unofficial theme, and one of the most heartbreaking tunes ever. Goodbye Losties. We shall never meet again...

Sexyback, Corinne Bailey Rae. Best cover of all time! It's so classic and catchy and sexy, it makes me really happy.

OMG, Usher. I hope this is The Summer Song. It's so nice, and so much better then that annoying Ke$ha song and that even worse Hailey Williams song.

Expo '86, Death Cab for Cutie. Death Cab is always summery, but this song is especially so. And it's kinda upbeat, and I have a habit of only liking slow and lazy songs.

Somewhere Beyond the Sea, Robbie Williams. This song makes me think of so many good things. Finding Nemo, summer of 2007, Shannon and Sayid, totally. It never fails to make me a smiling ball of emotional goo.

We only have 82 X-File episodes left. Hold me. I had white peach oolong iced tea with a little sugar and lime juice. I love summer in theory... but then I find myself walking home from work in 90 degree weather, and I just want to DIE.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Penelope Widmore Hume

Do you remember when I said that I wouldn't be doing a LOST post for a while? Um. I lied.

We, the viewers of LOST as a united whole, can agree on one character. Penny.

Faithful, constant, dependable Penny who keeps Desmond on the straight and narrow, who saved our Losties countless times, and who, we need to remember, stole out hearts in only 13 out of the 121 episodes of LOST.

Heck, she stole our hearts in her first few seconds on screen. Between her finding Desmond at the stadium in Live Together, Die Alone, to her first substantial appearance in Flashes Before Your Eyes, we had become emotionally invested in a character, and a couple, we knew nothing about essentially.

We just had faith that they were as wonderful as we assumed. Obviously, they were.

Despite the fact that we only ever saw Penny in the context of Desmond and her father, she was never a character at the expense of Desmond.

She was a real person, with a distinct character. Maybe Sonya Walger is just an amazing actress, or maybe the Lost writers saved all their best lines for her, but there is no doubt about it. Everyone loves and respects Penelope.

She and Des were the stars of what is universally know at the best kiss on LOST.

As well as the stars of what is universally known as the best freaking scene in all of LOST.

Plus she is one badass dead lady, with one sexy dead husband. JUST SAYING.

Sorry, but I just love her so much. School today, double up on German. The gym later hopefully. Or tomorrow. I'm lazy. X-Files tonight, or Mean Girls, not sure what we're getting from Netflix. Either way. It's been an indecisive morning.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cream and Pearls and Lace

I love going through Etsy and finding stuff that looks pretty together... I do have a girly side to me somewhere. Buried deep somewhere...

I am following a Tumblr dedicated to Rory and Amy.
Fight the Future was some epic and tense stuff man. I can imagine watching it in theaters. I no longer respect bees. Or FEMA for that matter. I ate too much lunch.