Ruminations. (aka: Masticate This.)

I Live Vicariously Through The Music I Listen To
November 21, 2007, 9:50 pm
Filed under: arts, lifestyle

It’s sad, but true. Here are some selections from one of my favourite playlists, which I called “So I’m A Little Messed Up”. My playlist titles are very descriptive. 😀

“Hallelujah”. I have both the original version by Leonard Cohen, and the Shrek version, by Rufus Wainwright.
From Wainwright’s version:

“Maybe I have been here before, I know this room;
I have walked this floor, I used to live alone before I knew you
I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch, love is not a victory march,
it’s a cold and its a broken Hallelujah”

“Seein’ Red,” by Unwritten Law.

“Don’t have much time for sympathy
But it never happened to me
You feelin’ down I don’t know where i’ll be when you come around
And now it’s time to make a choice,
And all I wanna hear is your voice…”

“Lover I Don’t Have to Love,” by Bright Eyes.

“I want a lover I don’t have to love
I want a boy who’s so drunk he doesn’t talk
Where’s the kid with the chemicals?
I’ve got a hunger and I can’t seem to get full
I need some meaning I can memorize
The kind I have always seems to slip my mind”

“Hate Me Today,” by Blue October

“In a sick way I want to thank you for holding my head up late at night
While I was busy waging wars on myself, you were trying to stop the fight
You never doubted my warped opinions on things like suicidal hate
You made me compliment myself when it was way too hard to take
So I’ll drive so fucking far away that I never cross your mind
And do whatever it takes in your heart to leave me behind”

“Dizzy,” the Goo Goo Dolls

“I wanna kick at the machine
That made you piss away your dreams
And tear at your defenses
Till there’s nothing left but me
You’re angry when you’re beautiful
Your love is such a tease
I’m drowning in your dizzy noise
I wanna feel you scream”

“Shaketramp,” Mariana’s Trench

“Try a little more
a little more
a little more
They slap you like a bitch
and you take it like a whore”

I mean, there’s also some good ol’ Coldplay, Johnny Cash, and Chopin on there… Gotta mix it up!


Knit two, purl two, knit… oh, damn, I lost a stitch…
August 30, 2007, 10:36 am
Filed under: arts

Knitting and I have a past. Every year, usually around September or October, I ask my mother to teach me how to knit. Every year she casts on for me and gets me going and I start knitting a scarf. Every year I lose interest, and never finish the scarf and promptly forget how to knit.

Two years ago I actually finished one! It was a Yule present for A, and my step-father’s sister-in-law helped me knit a matching hat. They’re actually quite nice, if a little plain and scritchy, thanks to cheap yarn.

Last year there was no knitting, but last year was weird on all counts because it was my first year of University and I was mostly stressed out over exams. But this year I am ready to go! I have discovered the wonder that is knitting patterns that are way cooler than scarves, and so I am setting out again!

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Haiku Wednesday
August 8, 2007, 10:21 am
Filed under: arts, lifestyle

I’ve decided to bring in a regular post; one that will (with any luck) give the creative half of my brain (the left side?) some juice. I haven’t been writing poetry or stories lately, something I used to do all the time, and it’s really time I get back into it. I’m a firm believer in the idea that people need balance in their lives, and I don’t want to become one of those scientists who doesn’t exercise the verbose, creative, writer-y side of their mind.

So, I introduce to you, Haiku Wednesdays! In which I will bring to you a few haikus, not necessarily relating to each other or having anything to do with anything important, besides getting my brain working on a level that doesn’t involve biochemistry homework.

Although, I warn you – chances are school topics will creep in as content. I can’t help that – I’m a geek by nature.

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