I apologize for being such a bad blogger lately! Once again, a combination of an overwhelming amount of work and some personal issues have kept me away from here. I’m hoping that things are finally calming down a bit. We’ll see, I suppose.
I should be asleep, but I’m not tired. So, instead, I’m drinking Diet Dr. Pepper (not terribly bright, that) and singing along to Belle and Sebastian songs. I recently bought The BBC Sessions (& more info) and it’s gorgeous. Every bit of it is lovely, but the versions of “Slow Graffiti” and “Judy and the Dream of Horses” (the subject line is lyrics from it) are especially heartbreakingly beautiful. Sigh. I also love the bonus disc of live recordings from a 2001 Belfast concert. I already had some of the live songs from various bootlegs and such, but it’s quite nice to have them all together and in such high quality.
& Speaking of Belle and Sebastian, I made a new bedroom wall collage out of a 2007 calendar of concert poster reprints:
I love it! Very pretty. & This is the calendar that I used:
(& Here’s the studio album version of Belle and Sebastian’s “Slow Graffiti”: rcpt.yousendit.com/668462979/c64a11a14ac684dd073d685b5fac8248 Definitely check out the BBC Sessions, too, if you’re interested. Swoon-y, heart-achingly, and beautifully written gorgeous stuff.)
I was able to take some photos (like the previous one) out on my porch yesterday because the weather was lovely and somewhat sunny, which made me quite happy. It was the first time this year that it’s felt like Spring to me. I love that feeling; it’s like swirling warm giddy beautiful excitement and it makes me feel hopeful and full of desire. It’s fantastic, really.
Another good thing about the weather improving is that I’ve been able to go on walks again, which I love. I walk for about an hour each time, and usually end up about eighteen or nineteen blocks south of my apartment, which is an uphill walk, to say the least. It’s thus a good workout, a time for me to be alone with my music or an audiobook or whatever I feel in the mood for, and a time for me to think, watch trains, look at beautiful old houses, and think, think, think. It’s very therapeutic for me. I’ve even been going on days when it’s rather cold, which is usually fine as long as I remember my mittens and a hat and all that. Walking is always preferable to doing the treadmill, most definitely.
I took this on yesterday’s walk. I’ve walked by it a few times & have thought to myself that it’d be a lovely thing to photograph, so I finally did it:
I love the color & the reflected trees.
& Here’s me, this week. I love that top so much. It’s vintage and I’d say it’s probably from the early to mid-sixties. It needs a pretty pencil skirt to go with it, me thinks:
(omg the bow! Swoon!)
Such tempting prettiness! I shouldn’t be spending money right now, though, of course, so I’ll just have to pine away for the time being.
Also, I’m terribly excited for March 31st, because it’s the day that Leonard Cohen’s Live in London CD set and DVD come out! Yay! Yay! Yay! ♥
Until then, NPR is streaming the entire album. Very exciting!
I really must try to sleep now. I have lots more to blog about and will do so very soon. Thanks again for your patience and for reading and commenting & all that. ♥ ♥ ♥