Monthly Archives: November 2009

i always wanted to be a tenenbaum

I’ve been watching The Royal Tenenbaums on and off for the past two weeks. I finally finished it last night and it made me remember why it’s my all time favourite movie.

I’ve decided that I want to make an entire entry dedicated to this movie and to show why it’s so awesome

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THIS TOOK FOREVER. And was a perfect excuse to procrastinate (even though I have a lot of work to do UH OH!)

-steph

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don’t cry, shop girl

this weekend i’ve been working on a paper for social psychology and the more i worked on my paper and the more i read random sections of the text-book the more it depressed me. i definitely do find it interesting to study human interactions but looking at life from this perspective is starting to seem kind of mathematical. or maybe it just freaks me out because the explanations of human behaviour make a lot of sense and it makes me feel like i have less free will or something.

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la belle dame sans merci


after all of the convincing, we finally saw bright star together around a month ago. i thought it was pretty powerful! especially during the credits. i wish we watched it in a larger theatre. i’ve read about people’s experiences and some have said that the entire audience was awe struck and overcome with the beauty of the entire film while the credits were rolling!

the movie made me want to know more about john keats and also know more about poetry. maybe if i read his letters and his poems it will be one step closer to understanding!

i saw crime in stereo last weekend. their opening song was from their new album “i was trying to describe you to someone” which comes out around february 2010. this band never ceases to amaze me!
i took a very short video during ‘orbiter’.

for the past four years my aunt has ordered us the santa’s choice (formerly chrisco) hampers. it’s probably the highlight of my winters. although, i have to admit, it does suck when you don’t eat meat and there’s an entire box dedicated to steaks, hamburgers, roasts, and ground beef. needs more falafel, perogies, and other yummy foods.
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first?

Cul-de-Sac, Roman Polanski

lately i’m finding it more enjoyable and rewarding to go back and discover older music that i’ve somehow missed out on than trying to find newer things. so much music just sounds boring and formulaic to me lately.

among talking heads, television, black sabbath, wire, richard hell and the voidoids, and delta 5, i have most recently gotten into big black, who were active in the eighties i believe. it’s really frustrating to try to find stuff by them and i’m assuming i don’t have to explain why. when you take into account you’re trying to find the album “songs about fucking”, it’s all the more fun.
i’ve read things that associated them with sonic youth (their more chaotic, noisier songs i guess), so i don’t know why it’s taken me so long to catch on. i can see similarities between them and pissed jeans, also, though i’m not sure if pissed jeans cite them as an influence.

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torches

Brian Borcherdt from Holy Fuck came here a week or so ago. i really regret not going to see him (i did have a midterm the next morning [got 88%!] so i guess it was rationalized).
One of his albums is up on his website. you can download it for your listening pleasure. it’s free and it’s beautiful. it has pretty, sleepy quiet songs. and it is here. it is probably perfect for listening to while taking part in:
1) studying
2) napping
3) some slow mackin

-angela

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gravity’s bringing us down

i really love going through old photos. i was just browsing through the threads on bluekaffee and decided to post in the “then and now” thread.

this should be good

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i like days like today

having big, messy, wavy hair and not really giving a fuck is probably the best way for me to end this semester. i just want to impress people with my baking skills and not much else.

i tried falafel for the first time today. it was followed by a serious of high fives because of how excited i was about it and how delicious it was. first time extreme pita experience = A++ i also discovered the beautiful thing that is gingerbread hot chocolate. a marriage of two of my many favourite things. it’s almost always luke warm and almost too sweet. but that’s just how i like a lot of things. i could drink two in a row.

i love sillyness. laughing way too much and trying to laugh as silently as possible because you’re in the silent area of the library, and because no one likes loud studiers is hilarious. i almost had to leave because i thought i was going to laugh out loud.
i love my friends a lot. i am very lucky
just two more presentations and two final exams and then i’ll be free until january.
i can’t concentrate on anything except the good things in december that will be here soon.

cross posted!

– angela

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