Sometimes I feel like something's so utterly perfect & wonderful that if I try to fit all of it in my head I'll just explode
. I've liked They Might Be Giants since I was about 12; I'm only just now watching the video for Birdhouse in Your Soul & I'm worried I might die from how wonderful it is. At the age of 23! I feel like I've got to store these things up because surely if I have too much of them in one go I'll burn out - my lungs will burst, everything will be on fire & then I'll just be left with ashes. Anyway.
+ SILLY BANDS. Not the rubber things. I mean things like TMBG
& Talking Heads
. Sometimes life can just be joy & wonder & guitar chords.
+ Earthbound. I'm sick of trying to explain this to people.
+ Related point: Infinite Jest. I continually try to explain how this book actually saved my life a few years ago & they just don't get it. It's great just go read it OK.
+ drinking squash whilst sat on the pavement in front of my house in the summer sun.
+ parties that aren't just everyone getting drunk & doing drugs & listening to terrifying dubstep - fancy dress, cake, climbing trees, kareoke, whatever. I like the ones that end up being so ridiclous that everyone forgets they're Cool & just starts giggling like a twit; I don't really enjoy the other ones.
+ I was going to link to the wizard one but then I found this & pissed myself.
I love when people do things like this. It's weird because I hate when people out & out deface books, but when people write stupid notes in them I crack up. I honestly don't know why I find it so funny but I really do
. One day I'll find the person who drew all over their Maths mock exam paper to make all the illustrations look like characters from Star Wars in a porno & I will marry them. MARRY THEM
+ this film!
The colours; the soundtrack; the story; the acting; even the fashion (not that I know a damn thing about fashion). I only saw it last month at best but I feel as though I've known it all my life. It's Pizzicato 5-IKEA-Viewmaster 3D-kitsch; cool but heartfelt, the famous 17 year old model without any makeup on. I'm actually in love
with this damn film.
+ TEA. Really strong tea with sugar & a bit of milk to take the edge off.
+ Really decadent 80s fantasy films - Miyazaki films too. Fantasy novels are OK but I prefer the visual stuff - the Lord of the Rings films, & (lord help me) the graphic novelization of The Hobbit. I don't know why. Biting the hand that fed me, I suppose, or I guess it's to do with the fact that all I really really want is to eventually find something that's near enough to a movie adaptation of The Legend of Zelda that I can be satisfied with it. (I really am obsessed, it's pretty awful).
+ Second hand shops! Even Amazon New & Used, I guess. I love going in & buying a VHS of a film I've wanted for ages & a good-looking book & some cute teacups & only spend about a fiver.
+ Dancing. I like dancing, even though I can be sort of awkward when the music's not something I enjoy, & if you can dance well yourself I will fall in love with you.
+ Old t-shirts, electric organs, really long & elaborate breakfasts, car journeys with good music, going to the cinema on my own, strawberries, animals, flowers, when I find money/sweets in my pocket, cute things, & I don't know; anything that makes me want to leap into the air & run around barefoot in the grass I guess.