Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Monday, 28 June 2010
Color Me Katie is the funnest, happiest, prettiest, loveliest blog that I have ever read. The woman who writes it is a beautiful lady who lives and works as a photographer in New York City, and who also works with Improv Everywhere, which runs some of the greatest projects ever! Check out their youtube videos - you will laugh forever. This is one of my favourites (I'm going overboard with the links here, but I have just figured out how to do it and I'm excited!)
And she has the cutest cat, Moo! He features in a lot of her photos.
(Photos from www.colormekatie.blogspot.com)
Inspired, I looked back through all the thousands of photos that I have taken over the past couple of years, and have decided to start posting some of them here. Starting off with a few of my favourites...
Buildings that look see-through!
Breaking the rules
Hidden cats. Click the picture to enlarge and see if you can find him!
They are not as colourful or pretty or excellent as Katie's, but then again she is a professional and rather brilliant photographer. And it wouldn't do if we were all the same, would it?
Sunday, 27 June 2010
The book is beautiful. Physically, it is beautiful; the cover is incredible. And the novel itself is, the more I think about it, the only logical way that Less Than Zero could be continued without the story becoming tacky or
Clay, the protagonist, is, in Less Than Zero, one of my very favourite characters ever written. He is just so...vague. And yet there is definitely something there behind that that I find absolutely fascinating, but which is difficult to explain. In Imperial Bedrooms, this side of Clay that wants to 'see the worst', as he explains in LTZ, is explored in depth. He is such a creep. And I love it.
He is just such a great character. Everything he says is so distant and uncaring, and even when you think - or worry - that he is going to turn into some sap, he beats some lass up. Fantastic.
Reading this only confirmed for me that B.E.E is one of the greatest novelists of our generation. His style is so honest and real. Unlike some of his contemporaries - Douglas Coupland or Jay Mcinenry, for example - the speech is actual human speech, and for me that is one of the best things about his novels.
But in Imperial Bedrooms, it was the very last paragraph that did it for me. That last line, and the dates written there. I smiled. I think my jaw probably dropped. It was perfection.
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Allie laced up her boots and got the shovel out of the cupboard under the stairs, where it had been buried since its last use in spring by coats and shoes and the old vacuum cleaner that Michael has said he’d try and fix, but which he had never gotten around to. Allie, usually carefully in tune with, and wary of, bad omens, dug her way up the garden path, shovelling fluffy white snow into glacial walls on either side of her, but she couldn’t think of what might be about to happen; all she could linger on was the last time it had snowed so hard and so fast, and the memory left a taste in her mouth that was as delicious as it was bitter and unsatisfying.
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
My hair was was rather insane and wild in those days. I miss it.
- Bret Easton Ellis, 'Less Than Zero'
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
My God, I love this woman. Everything she does just makes me happy. Everything she says makes me wish that I had been the one to say it. Everything she wears makes me look at myself and realise how boring I am.Lady Gaga is a legend. She is a work of art. She is magnificent and she is sexy (I am ridiculosuly - and perhaps a little disturbingly - attracted to her) and her voice is absolute perfection (I have seen her live and she is off the scale amazing). Her work ethic is second to none, and her vision - whether it be in fashion or art or music - is beautiful. And she is absolutely off her rocker, which I personally find both exciting and refreshing in an industry where Cheryl fucking Cole can get a number 1.Lady Gaga is an icon. She is an absolutely incredible woman, and I respect her in every possible way. And if she is the one lingering image of our generation, well...that's cool with me.