you kept right on loving, i went on a fast

August 24, 2008

I finally got my hair cut, after almost two years! Eep! It feels much healthier now & is still nice & long:

i finally got my hair cut today, after almost two years! eep! i like it a lot

& I watched this & it was absolutely beautiful. I think I’ll have to buy it, if I can find it anywhere. I’m madly in love with him:

i watched this tonight. it was beautiful.

& I’m so excited about the Obama & Biden news! I’m totally and completely excited about the convention, which starts Monday. I’m a total Democratic convention nerd. I plan to watch as much as possible & am feeling really hopeful about this election & about the possibility of finally having a smart, compassionate, and progressive government again. Fingers crossed.

& I have such a nasty cold today. Ugh :/ Horrible sore throat.

& Another Polyvore set. Such a fun site:

xoxo


i like to imagine…

August 21, 2008

i’ve joined polyvore, on the recommendation of my dear friend samantha. it’s a lot of fun & my profile is here, if you want to be friends.

xxoo


her hair the black that black can go

August 21, 2008

i dyed my hair again last night

“I met a woman long ago, 
her hair the black that black can go.
Are you a teacher of the heart? 
Soft, she answered no.”
(from Leonard Cohen’s “Teachers”)

I colored my hair again last night. I feel so lovely when it’s as dark as it can possibly be.

A lot was accomplished today & teaching starts again soon. I feel hopeful, again. I think I’ll go relax now & watch an episode of my beloved Mission: Impossible.

xo


new blog!

August 21, 2008

Thanks for coming over to my new blog :) From now on, this is the only place I’ll be blogging. I’ve imported the entries from my previous public blog over here, and you can see them below. Also, if you’re interested in reading the feed for this blog, it’s here: feed://burningtheletters.net/feed/atom/. xo!


but the law, judah. without the law, it's all darkness.

August 19, 2008

pretty new shoes from my mom

It’s 40 degrees cooler today than it was yesterday, thanks to last night’s intense thunderstorm. At one point, my apartment started shaking from the thunder, which was an insane feeling. And believe me, I know that the earthquake that happened in Seattle in 2001 could’ve been a zillion times worse than it was, but it was pretty intense, and it still really affected me and anytime I feel rumbling or anything like that I feel terribly nervous.

Anyway, the cooler weather is wonderful. It helps my mood immensely.

Yesterday, I watched this:

i watched this tonight & had a lovely time. i love leonard cohen so very much.

And I thought it was pretty great. I would’ve loved more live performance footage from the ’60s and ’70s, but that wasn’t really the point of the documentary; instead, it was an analysis of this time period in his career. Really fascinating and interesting stuff.

The thing is, I love Leonard Cohen so much and feel such an intense connection to him & his work that I started crying literally every time they showed him performing. Every time. Crying intensely. Lots of tears & lips wobbling and all that. Jebus. But they’re mostly happy tears, mostly overwhelmed-by-the-passion-and-honesty-and-beauty-of-it-all tears. And that is cathartic and lovely, really.

Also, I rewatched Crimes and Misdemeanors and oh my god, I love that movie. It’s by far my favorite Woody Allen movie, which is saying something, as I love him & have seen almost all of his work. Also, there are a variety of other reasons that I adore the movie. And it has the perfect, perfect, perfect balance of tragedy and comedy. So complex & thought-provoking & beautiful. & Judah Rosenthal is one of my favorite characters in any film I’ve ever seen.
& Sadly, I relate way too much to Anjelica Huston’s character. That flashback scene where she & Martin are running on the beach is so beautiful. I cried through half of it, like I always do. Again, mostly in a cathartic way, and mostly because I love the movie so much, but also because I relate to the deep sadness of it all, the confusion of the characters, the guilt, the intensity.

“You will notice that what we are aiming at when we fall in love is a very strange paradox. The paradox consists of the fact that, when we fall in love, we are seeking to re-find all or some of the people to whom we were attached as children. On the other hand, we ask our beloved to correct all of the wrongs that these early parents or siblings inflicted upon us. So that love contains in it the contradiction: The attempt to return to the past and the attempt to undo the past”

Yes.

I should go take advantage of the cooler weather and non-stifling apartment and get some work done. More soon. Thanks so much for reading. xo


but the law, judah. without the law, it’s all darkness.

August 19, 2008

pretty new shoes from my mom

It’s 40 degrees cooler today than it was yesterday, thanks to last night’s intense thunderstorm. At one point, my apartment started shaking from the thunder, which was an insane feeling. And believe me, I know that the earthquake that happened in Seattle in 2001 could’ve been a zillion times worse than it was, but it was pretty intense, and it still really affected me and anytime I feel rumbling or anything like that I feel terribly nervous.

Anyway, the cooler weather is wonderful. It helps my mood immensely.

Yesterday, I watched this:

i watched this tonight & had a lovely time. i love leonard cohen so very much.

And I thought it was pretty great. I would’ve loved more live performance footage from the ’60s and ’70s, but that wasn’t really the point of the documentary; instead, it was an analysis of this time period in his career. Really fascinating and interesting stuff.

The thing is, I love Leonard Cohen so much and feel such an intense connection to him & his work that I started crying literally every time they showed him performing. Every time. Crying intensely. Lots of tears & lips wobbling and all that. Jebus. But they’re mostly happy tears, mostly overwhelmed-by-the-passion-and-honesty-and-beauty-of-it-all tears. And that is cathartic and lovely, really.

Also, I rewatched Crimes and Misdemeanors and oh my god, I love that movie. It’s by far my favorite Woody Allen movie, which is saying something, as I love him & have seen almost all of his work. Also, there are a variety of other reasons that I adore the movie. And it has the perfect, perfect, perfect balance of tragedy and comedy. So complex & thought-provoking & beautiful. & Judah Rosenthal is one of my favorite characters in any film I’ve ever seen.
& Sadly, I relate way too much to Anjelica Huston’s character. That flashback scene where she & Martin are running on the beach is so beautiful. I cried through half of it, like I always do. Again, mostly in a cathartic way, and mostly because I love the movie so much, but also because I relate to the deep sadness of it all, the confusion of the characters, the guilt, the intensity.

“You will notice that what we are aiming at when we fall in love is a very strange paradox. The paradox consists of the fact that, when we fall in love, we are seeking to re-find all or some of the people to whom we were attached as children. On the other hand, we ask our beloved to correct all of the wrongs that these early parents or siblings inflicted upon us. So that love contains in it the contradiction: The attempt to return to the past and the attempt to undo the past”

Yes.

I should go take advantage of the cooler weather and non-stifling apartment and get some work done. More soon. Thanks so much for reading. xo


August 19, 2008

Today: hot hot hot! 104 degrees at one point. Ack. I felt sick from it. It makes me cranky, too. But there were thunderstorms tonight, and the wind and rain have cooled things down a bit, for now. Thankfully!

A few photos:

From a couple of weeks ago. I like the braids:

braids! long pigtails pinned up

The downtown library:

downtown library, taken this afternoon

I love the sky in this one. It's a building that's just north of downtown:

just north of downtown, taken this afternoon

Macy's building, downtown. I used to work there & it's a lovely old building:

lovely macys building, taken this afternoon

I like to write lyrics on my chalkboard (Moody Blues ones here):

chalkboard scribblings

Beautiful new doll (vintage, from Hong Kong) and lovely buttons from Shop 66:

) she's lovely!

lovely new buttons from shop 66!

& Animal Crossing owns my soul lately (damn, I love that game) & it also cracks me up to the point where I'll be playing it alone in bed, and then see something like one of these, and start giggling and rolling around because it amuses me so much:

i think i'll go knit a couch now. aaurgh!
(I think I'll go knit a couch now! Aaurgh! Heh. I think I'll knit a table, too.)

oh man, i love sally. heh. i laughed so hard at this. clearly, i must get a bug into my pants right away! so that i can be young at heart! oh boy.
(Ha, no comment needed, I don't think.)

Oh, Sally, you awesome squirrel, you.

Anyway, thankfully it has cooled off a bit, which has enabled me to hang out in the office room for a while and get some things done. I was supposed to be prepping for the new semester today, but all I ended up doing was laying on a sheet on the couch with a fan blowing directly on my face and watching dvds and guzzling water. If it was 104 degrees outside, I shudder to think what temperature it was in this attic apartment of doom :/

& I've been sending out a lot of mail and updating pretty frequently, so check it out if you have a chance & add it if you're so inclined. Thanks!

Thanks for reading! xo


new blog!

August 18, 2008

Thanks for coming over to my new blog :) From now on, this is the only place I’ll be blogging. xo!


August 13, 2008

Some things, in a very random order:

1) I am currently addicted to vegetarian baked beans with lots of spicy sauce on them. Yummy yummy. Also, addicted to lemonade flavored popsicles, dried pineapple, fresh blueberries, lemon yogurt, and diet 7-Up. Mike has started buying some of these things for me when he goes to get his groceries & that is incredibly sweet of him. It makes me so happy.

2) I finally have my own copy of Watchmen! I'm very much looking forward to re-reading it. & I know that everyone has already mentioned it, but the trailer for the film was totally exciting. Eeee!

3) Also, I got this vegan cupcake book & I'm excited to make some. I haven't done any baking in forever & I miss it. I really can't use my shitty tiny oven of doom (it burns everything, in addition to many other problems), so I'll bake at Mikey's.

4) We watched the last episode of the first season of The Invaders tonight & I'm surprised at how much I'll miss it (there is a second season, but it's not coming out for a while). Mike was excited about it, so we started watching it (he remembers watching it years ago), and I liked it, but not a lot, but did grow to like it quite a lot.
& Mike was telling me about how Roy Thinnes (who plays David Vincent) was considered quite the heartthrob & I was like, “dude, I don't see it” and he was like “Oh, right- just picture him thirty years older than he is here” and I was like “oh, yeah. I can see that, then.” Heh. I love how he knows that I love old men. It's cute.
& Peter Graves (from M:I) was in one episode and that made me happy & it was also so slashy between him and David. Heh! Mike even agreed with me there. I was like “My SLASHDAR is totally going off, Mike!” heh!

5) Ha, this is random: whenever Mike & I watch Larry King, we have to mock his clothes and his cluelessness, of course, and I love how Larry King says really insanely random non-sequitur type things, and this somehow lead me to saying, everytime we watch him, in my best Larry King voice, “Does anyone know where that hot broad Angie Dickinson is? Larry King wants a piece of that! Har har har!” heh! I did it again tonight & Mike was laughing & like “where the hell did that come from?” and I'm not quite sure, but it definitely cracks us both up.

6) I really love the new Free Kitten CD. It's great.

& Time for photos!:

Oh, Treesons! You are delightful:

)

Little Miss Trillian:

lovely trillian & lovely trees

Oh, Fenchurch!:

fenchurch is lovely!

I love my little Cinnamon girl so much:

)

Lovely Estella, downtown, when I took her along on a little adventure last week:

estella in front of the downtown nordstroms, taken this afternoon

My little Romana:

my little romana, tonight

& Me & my Cinnamon girl:

cinnamon & i both look quite suspicious...

& Shatner's book is pure love. Aw!:

)

& Hi there!:

)

More photos soon! Thanks much! xo


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