Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Next year will be all about Mao.
We've been planning, Future Roomie and I (let's called her "Sarah", for that is her name), and while we're missing a few fundamental details (like where we'll live and how much we want to spend for rent), we've made some pretty solid decisions.
First: We'll have a shrine for Chairman Mao Tze-Tung in our medicine cabinet (hidden enough to not be suspicious, but always there to surprise bathroom snoopers).
Second: We'll have a [possibly invisible] cat that we'll call The Chairman, and leave pet dishes and toys all over the place and say things like, "It's The Chairman's birthday today!" and "The Chairman felt a bit sick earlier, so I gave it some Tylenol and hopefully that'll do that trick."

So we're off to a rolling start, I think.

I've been clicking through all the China photo albums on Facebook again. It's kind of turned into an activity I do when I'm discontent with where I am now. Kind of peaceful, rehashing all those memories. I still can't believe that it happened; that we were there, together, for two weeks. I realize now that I can't really complain that I've got a boring life anymore, after all that's happened in the past seven months.

18 was a good year.

And where am I now? Still swimming, I guess. Res is getting tiring, but I think we've all begun to accept that we can't be on all the time around each other. My schedule is perfectly balanced and I wouldn't change a thing about it. My love life has turned from nonexistent to freakishly confusing (and not just nonexistent and confusing --- but actually full-out messed up. And probably my fault). Montreal is still a gorgeous city, and I'm seeing more and more of it.

So really? Life is good.

Five Songs For Blogging Away Mid-Day Under The Covers In A Yellow-Tinged Room:
5) And She Was - The Talking Heads
4) Hands Open - Snow Patrol
3) Gold - Interference
2) Cheers, Darling - Damien Rice
1) Cold, Cold Heart - Norah Jones

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

I'm really not ready yet.

Friday, January 4, 2008

It's a day for tunnels in the snow
It's a day for aimlessly circling rooms
It's a day for following the echoes in the hallway
It's a day for reflection
It's a day for dramatic purple eye makeup and
It's a day for make-up remover
It's a day for cleaning the fridge
It's a day for whipping out old playlists
It's a day for chocolate
It's a day for hugs and kisses
It's a day for dissolving sugarcubes on your tongue
It's a day for loads of laundry
It's a day for turning on the backlight
It's a day for Ernest Hemingway
It's a day for Dorian Gray
It's a day for Bono
It's a day for Charles Bukowski
It's a day for Mt. Everest
It's a day for fruit and cheese
It's a day for coffee, and lots of it
It's a day for high-heeled boots and long necklaces
It's a day for reading in bed and ringing phones

'seize the day'.

And the five songs for such a day:
5) I Don't Feel Like Dancing - Scissor Sisters
4) Ships - Umbrellas
3) Waiting On An Angel - Ben Harper
2) Age Of Consent - New Order
1) Fantino - Sebastien Tellier

It's a day for resolutions.