Yesterday, I was finally able to get my car un-stuck and drove it for the first time in almost a month! Wow. I went out to the post office and to a couple of stores and it felt very nice to be out. The roads are still scary, but not nearly as bad as they were before, at least for the moment.
& Today, despite it being very cold out, I drove around downtown for a bit with my window down, listening to The Who’s “Baba O’Reilly” VERY loudly, even playing Keith Moon-esque air drums on my steering wheel for a while. Oh, Keith <3. And, oh, how I love that song! It just felt very nice and liberating to be outside and to be able to drive around again.
& I filled up a Moleskine today! Wow! I have a few more & will have to choose another one to start writing in (I only use the pocket-size, hard-covered, ruled notebooks. I’m nitpicky like that.)
& Some photos!:
I love this vintage white dress & these earrings. Playing dress-up:
Favorite red flats!:
A favorite dress and a favorite hat:
Blue Baby Treeson! And a favorite cup and saucer:
And very delicious tea! One of my favorites:
& You know what’s wonderful, inspiring, exciting, necessary, beautiful, and very, very important? The Atheist Bus Campaign:
(Photo taken in London & taken from the website)
Brilliant! But, seriously, can you imagine the uproar if anyone attempted this in the U.S.? Unfortunately, there have already been some idiotic complaints, based on the objection that “but how can they say that God probably doesn’t exist? There are no facts that prove that.” Um, um, um, this is so obvious that do I even need to say it? Okay, I will: PROVE THAT GOD EXISTS. Seriously. Then, we’ll talk. Can’t do it, can you? Nope. Didn’t think so. Then you have no case.
It’s a brilliant campaign. Very inspiring stuff.
& One of my favorite songs is Leonard Cohen’s “Famous Blue Raincoat”. It just slays me every time. The subject line is my favorite lyric from it. It’s a heartbreakingly sad and painfully honest beautiful ache of a song. I found a performance of it on YouTube today, from a German television show, filmed in 1979. Both the arrangement and the diction are quite different from the original version, which makes the song have a slightly less melancholy tone, but it’s still a beautiful performance. There are a ton of backing musicians and vocalists, most of which enhance the song, but then there’s this horrible cheesy sax solo in the middle. Skip over it, like I did. It’s lovely, overall:
& New semester starts Monday! Whoa! I have quite a lot of preparing to do before then. And I realized last night that I have to work 9-6 on Inauguration Day. DAMN IT. That is not good. Oh, well. Hopefully, I’ll still get to see the best bits, somehow.
More soon! xo