and then she clearly understood: if he was fire, oh then she must be wood

perhaps my favorite coat (long & from the '60s)!

Hi there! I have been cleaning out my back room & the closet in there, and now have space to hang up all of my coats & dresses. Hoorah! I tried a bunch of the coats on tonight (my size has recently changed & I wanted to see which ones currently fit) & I had forgotten how much I love that red one (in the photo above.) It’s long & soft & from the late ’60s. 

I’ve cleaned so much stuff out of my apartment. It feels great. I’m too much of a hoarder. I need to work on that.

Friday night, I got to see BFF Kate, one of my favorite people in the whole wide world, which was lovely. Here we are, at sushi:

) i loveeeee her

- I am sick with some sort of a cold. Bah. My throat hurts and my neck hurts and I keep falling asleep exhausted, then waking up hyper, then getting an earache and falling back asleep, etc., and on and on like that. Thankfully, I have tomorrow off because of a school thing, so I can sleep if I need to.

- I am really nervous about the election. It’s making me even crankier than I already feel lately. I want to be really hopeful, I do, but I all too vividly remember 2000 and 2004, so I’m jaded and cynical and all that. I mean, I’m obviously hopeful (I cry with happiness & hope when I see Obama speaking at rallies), but I don’t know that deep down I believe it can happen. I want it to, I desperately do, but I am crushingly afraid that it won’t. I don’t know. 

- If you don’t already have it, you definitely should download this live version of “Over the Rainbow” from Judy Garland’s Judy at Carnegie Hall: sendspace.com/file/gq97sw

It’s so painfully, achingly beautiful that I cry every single time I hear it. Her voice is so full of intense beauty, pain, regret, and fatigue. It came up on my Itunes tonight & I thought I’d share. If you aren’t moved by it, I’m pretty sure you’re not human. Really. It’s that touching. & Judy Davis does a brilliant reenactment of it in Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows. I sobbed through that entire scene. I originally rented it solely to see lovely Hugh Laurie as Vincente Minnelli, but I ended up really loving it all. 

- Currently listening to: Leonard Cohen’s “Joan of Arc.” The subject line lyrics are from it. 

- I feel weird and cranky from being sick, but I’m not tired, so I’m off to paint my nails and watch Conan. 

More soon! xxoo

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2 Responses to and then she clearly understood: if he was fire, oh then she must be wood

  1. Samantha says:

    Aww, I hope you feel better soon!

    It feel so good to clean & de-clutter. I love that feeling! I wish I wasn’t attached to all of my “stuff” sometimes. I’d really like to like a simple/minimal life. Oh well. Pack Rat For Life!

    I believe Mariska Hargitay (from Law & Order:SVU) had Somewhere Over The Rainbow as her wedding song. I read that in a magazine & bawled my eyes out. It touched me. I don’t know. Ha ha!

    &hearts

  2. Thank you, dear :) It’s a nasty cold :/

    & Totally! I love getting rid of stuff, as long as I’m not too attached to it. I’ve managed to force myself to divide things into “I really love this!” or “I really don’t need this!” instead of just keeping everything. I don’t like simplicity, really, but I definitely don’t need this much chaos, either.

    & Aw, that’s lovely!
    xo

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