29 August 2008

List 2.0

Seven ways I secretly wish I could make a living:

1.) Singing in a Rilo Kiley/Mariah Carey band (the slash indicates 'and' and not 'or')
2.) Writing pulp (science fiction, fantasy, smut...whatever)
3.) Having a love for all things Russian with no practical manifestation 
4.) Homemaking
5.) Puppy-sitting
6.) Harry Potter theorist/scholar
7.) Being a UK citizen (just living there)

14 August 2008

Chris Stevens: Goethe's final words: "More light." Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that's been our unifying cry: "More light." Sunlight. Torchlight. Candlight. Neon. Incandescent. Lights that banish the darkness from our caves, to illuminate our roads, the insides of our refrigerators. Big floods for the night games at Soldier's field. Little tiny flashlight for those books we read under the covers when we're supposed to be asleep. Light is more than watts and footcandles. Light is metaphor. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Lead, Kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom Lead Thou me on! The night is dark, and I am far from home- Lead Thou me on! Arise, shine, for thy light has come. Light is knowledge. Light is life. Light is light.

This is why I love Northern Exposure.

07 August 2008

List 1.0

('cause there just ain't enough of them)

Ten things The Decemberists have inspired me to do:

1.) Read me some Myla Goldberg
2.) Live in Portland
3.) Listen to The Pouges
4.) Study Japanese folk stories
5.) Subscribe to 'Word of the Day'
6.) Play the accordion, or spend ample time with individuals who do
7.) Avoid sailors
8.) Sing in rounds
9.) Listen to Joanna Newsome (big deal)
10.) Locate the city/state/street/commonwealth of Valenica

Nine reasons I probably can't and/or won't be a 'real' writer:
1.) Can't commit to my vices
2.) Am too social, in an un-tragic way
3.) Have other marketable skills, in a tragic way
4.) Live in a perpetual state of self-induced writers block
5.) Am not quirky/eccentric/derranged enough
6.) Don't respond well to mental threats of immanent death or the annihilation of all puppies upon failure to write daily
7.) Am funny, but not that funny
8.) Am creative, but not that creative
9.) Spend time writing useless lists rather than actually writing.