Monday, March 26, 2007

things i like- onyx pinky rings, weeping willow trees, regina spektor, boys named julian, croque monsieurs, french bistros, apricot fig perfume, magpies, blackberries, seaglass, swimming far out in the ocean and maybe seeing a seal, twenty-four-hour delis, pillows, sitting out on my fire escape, cold glasses of water, people who have tattoos of stars on their ankles, chandeliers, sheer stockings with no runs in them, how red wine looks when it's being poured, asterisks, excessive punctuation, lace, vintage brooches, people who can raise one eyebrow, scarlet lipstick, falling asleep in the sun, gospel music, gasoline rainbows, ripe cold plums, poetry that gets in your soul, popsicles, finding an earring in a snowdrift, wooden guitars, old-fashioned coke bottles, people who are bilingual, mica, cinnamon buns, ink pens, fred astaire, paper lilies, fuzzy blankets, running down a hill and feeling like you can't stop, alphabet soup with chicken and peas and carrots, old sunglasses, mcdonalds french fries, jean-michel basquiat, half-truths, oversized sweaters, the feeling you get in your chest before you cry, bubble baths, hippies, old-style diners with cheesecake in glass display cases, people who don't take any crap, red-gold hair, dr. seuss, sunday brunch, prosciutto, the two freckles on my ankle, gumball machines, paper lanterns, the word "crystalline", shish kebab, cicadas, stone floors that feel cold against bare feet, mother-of-pearl, ladybugs, jade elephants, the look of black coffee, slip dresses, half-moons, freedom of expression, the little "copyright" mark with the C inside the circle, feeling full to the brim of every emotion you have in you, bonsai gardens, the strand bookstore, traveling, possibility, fannie farmer cookbooks, peacock feathers, fishnet tights, neon lights, a candle's glow, darkrooms, people-watching, cobblestones, arguing politics, pear juice, crystal decanters, light-up vanities like all the hollywood starlets had in the fifties, old yearbooks, sound and fury, saturday night live, rhinestone cat's eye glasses, summer storms when the sky is bruised purple and navy and lightning cracks brilliant white, karma, tip jars that say "if you can't deal with change, leave it here", buttons and pins, the word "hodgepodge", porcupine quills, bottle caps, coconut shampoo, my treasured little gold nail scissors shaped like a swan, turkish rugs, people who tell good stories, spongebob and patrick, playing scrabble, multiples of three, televisionwithoutpity.com, marbles, pretty glass bottles with fancy stoppers, dancing like nobody's watching (as long as nobody really is watching), ossie clark, charm bracelets, chili peppers, shark's-tooth necklaces, disco balls, driving around listening to fiona apple and getting lost, fizzing pink champagne, this restaurant in pennsylania that only serves cereal, amethyst, gypsies, windchimes, cloth tote bags, shakespeare, prose, poetry, eating lucky charms straight from the box, personification, exaggeration, gray's papaya hot dogs, chasing the mr. softee cart around town, half-price movie matinees, conch shells, lily pads, inkstands, wells, penguins, the hotel in sweden made completely of ice and snow, russian matryoshka dolls, my "las vegas" keychain, cursive script, americana kitsch, hot fudge sundaes (without the fake saccharine cherry, and with extra whipped cream), reading poetry out loud but not when anyone else is around, olive leaves, uncle john's bathroom reader, tacky costume jewelry, finding pennies on the ground, silk-and-lace camisoles, self-deprecation, safety pins, corollaries, eclipses, the beatles, dr. martin luther king jr., old photographs, the simpsons, fat little cherubim with harps, air bubbles in ice, biting my nails, consumerization, beat-up flip flops, takeout containers of rice from chinese restaurants, cranky old men, dorothy parker, people who surprise you, flapper dresses, bakelite bangles, birthmarks, red-brick townhouses, daydreaming, flea markets, hospital shows, curlicues, crisp white bedsheets, leopard-print ballet flats, gardenias, oxymorons, smith's rosebud salve, vintage cowboy boots, waterfalls, pearls of wisdom, guys in houndstooth suits, rhyme, reason, and everything in between.


***ADDENDUM- this was supposed to be just a post about the things i like, and it was supposed to be very poetic and meaningful and not involve any pop-culture reality-tv shit. Yeah. Screw that. Just watched ANTM, and to paraphrase the lovely crack whore janice dickinson- "Zip it, bitch. You're dead in my book". RENEE, I'M TALKING TO YOU, YOU ASS-CLOWN. who says whitney can't be in vogue? at least she's not an elfin prostitute. also, a drag queen photo shoot? do you even comprehend the awesomeness of that? because all the girls look like drag queens? especially jaslene? even her name- jaslene- rhymes with drag queen? get it? get it? oh, never mind. but YOU get it. and just one more thing and then i'm gone. i think i might be...oh god help me...starting love natasha against my will. DAMMIT! I FEEL THE EARTH SHAKING! THE WINDS ARE CHANGING! THE TIDE IS HIGH! and now i have that blondie song in my head. the tide is high but i'm holding on... DAMN THE EIGHTIES FOR BEING SO CATCHY.

21 comments:

Marissa said...

You're distracting me from my studying math. I love you and hate you at the very same time.

Touche19 said...

I OWN THE MOST KICK ASS VINTAGE COWBOY BOOTS.
AND running down a hill and feeling like you can't stop is my favorite thing in the universe!!!!!
Right next to Gardenias, of course.

I'll make sure manny gets on the whole "stab the gold-digger in the back" deal. Pronto.

stilettoheights said...

love that list!

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

Yay, I love your list of likes, so beautifully written.

Welcome to the dark side, future Natasha lover (she still won't win, she can't speak) I was a bit upset at Renee's comment as well. It's not like any of these hamsters make it to Vogue anyway (or real covergirl commercials). Don't you love how they play a real Covergirl commercial after Caridee's. Cracks me up every time.

Meg said...

My gay Liverpudlian flatmate is obsessed with Blondie. He makes us watch the dvds while we're in the kitchen cooking...and then he sings. That's when I pretty much stopped appreciating Blondie.

molly said...

ohhh man where to begin?
oh yes: DAMN YOU FOR READING MY MIND! i swear i starting liking natasha against my will before i read this post...
i also love boys named julian...if you read my blog in the summer you would have seen an entire post dedicated to julien, the guy i was in love with.
fuck, there was more i wanted to say but i forget!!

Alex Richards said...

There were so many awesome things on your list that I don't even know where to begin. So I won't, and just say "You're beautiful" (to quote Heathers).
ps-why is everyone starting to like Natasha so much? Ugh.

Marissa said...

Jonathan R-M is indeed soooooo undeniably SEXY, I have to agree.

Bella said...

That made me happy to read and think about such happy things, i will now float away on happy bliss :). ANTM was really good last night, but Natasha kinda freaks me out a bit.

Tru said...

cool and very long post...awesome list

molly said...

when you say you love hippies, thats really code for "i love molly and all her awesomeness including her old man fetish" right?

-ciao bella- said...

best list ever! xx

L. said...

Hahahahaha, Jaslene the drag queen. That list is fairly comphrensive, I am amazed. I couldn't do that, I'm like I think I like this, but then decide I don't. But then again, I am convinced that I like at least 90% of the things on your list. So yeah...

Also, bring it back in your 'hood, you know you want to. Like there is nothing cooler than skinny white girls wearing bling and saying 'holla. HOLLA!

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

That is a really cool kindness thing thanks for sharing. I would totally pay for someone's meal, unsuspectingly. You are right though, in NYC, being nice is borderline crazy and could get you into troubs.

I am feeling way too kind talking about this, I think I must post something snarky now!

Felice said...

Want to trade links ?

daniqueconijn said...

fucking hell girl... i already thought you could talk but like this.... your just rambling! but i can't help loving it hahaha :D

Dilemma said...

"this restaurant in pennsylania that only serves cereal"

I live in Pennsylvania, how do I not know about this?

Since day one I thought Natasha was beautiful, and it sucked that she wasn't doing well. This week's episode made me happy Natasha-wise.

the lipstick lady said...

i love reading stuff about people, it makes you feel so enlightened and happy! One of the things that caught my eye on that list is 'dancing like nobody's watching- as long as nobnody's watching',I TOTALLY get that.
Hey, do you know what? I fainted today, I was on the ferry comeing back from paris with most of my school, I was sea sick, went into the bathroom to throw up and then I fainted underneath the sinks. How weird is that? I forgot to write it on my post, I think, so I decided to tell you because I felt a little light headed for a minute and then remembered.

maya said...

i like everything you like. I can raise one eyebrow. i feel like i;ve been doing that alot recently.
I read alanna's comment and I would like to say I was a so terrified when she fainted but acted calmly and responsibly by screaming for a teacher and shivering (even though the ferry was so hot lan fainted from dehydration)

Meg said...

You know what else my gay does? He updates. Lesson learned?

molly said...

where have you been, my dear?
dont you know i start breaking out in hives when i dont sent a new post from you every few days?