Home Alone

I am home alone on Saturday night, but please don’t feel sorry for me! It’s what I wanted….

Honey is off to a concert, sort of a big blues fest thing in Boca with Dr. John and the Tedeschi Trucks Band, and yes, I would love to see both, but not at an outdoor festivus in Florida with today’s rain and humidity and etc.

I also had a dizzy spell yesterday afternoon which made me leave work early, and a migraine for most of today until I slept if off this afternoon. FACT: I am not sleeping well at night anymore, but give me a NAP and I am fine.

Another FACT: I have never seen the movie where the title of this post came from, and I plan to be one of the last people on the planet who hasn’t. DISCUSS.

Can you tell I’m going all stream-of-conciousness on your ass right now?

Golden Globes: Boring and I couldn’t stomach the whole thing. YAWN CITY. I will try and make it through the Oscars though, because I want to see the little girl with the Q name and what she’s wearing. Also, can she stay awake the whole night? If so, she has more willpower than most adults, just saying.

Here were my favorite dresses. One was roundly hated by the pundits. Don’t care. It’s my opinion!

I adore the use of the guipure lace up top.

I adore the use of the guipure lace up top.

And now, for something completely different.

Yeah, I  know it looks like a bedspread. DEAL.

Yeah, I know it looks like a bedspread. DEAL.

So, that’s THAT. I’ve also been mucking around Tumblr and found some new art I simply MUST buy!

Matt Leunig

Matt Leunig

Tim Doyle

Tim Doyle

Remember kids, if you come at the king, you’d best not miss.

The art is from the Bottleneck Gallery’s Art Inspired by Premium Cable show, and mayhap you might see something you like? It is very similar to the Spoke Gallery’s show on Wes Anderson, where I got a few pieces I’ve yet to frame. I am a hipster art freak, it’s true.

Clearly, I am one of those people who have finally gotten around to watching The Wire. Lord knows it’s tough getting it piecemeal from the library, but hey, it’s free. And I guess it’s not hard to guess who my favorite character is? Sorry to the good guys and Idris Elba, but I’m an Omar fan through and through.

That’s about it for now.

I have been doing laundry intermittently all day, and want to hit the gym. I still have pictures to hang and stupid stuff to watch on Netflix.

This is the life of me on Saturday night, and I could not be happier.

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The heart of Saturday night

Well, that was disappointing, wasn’t it? The Oscar nominations, I mean. Oh well, they always are. You STILL didn’t tell me what you liked last year! I am waiting. I care. Deeply. Yo, seriously. Throw me a bone.

Honey (that’s my husband) thinks Skyfall was his favorite movie of last year. And although Mama’s Precious Angel©ME! Ben Whishaw was in it, I still don’t really have a favorite. I think last year was just a bad one for me, pop culture-wise. You know, a lot of critics have said this and I agree: Premium Rush was a fun little genre movie. And frankly, I’d pay to see Michael Shannon hawk up a loogie, he amuses me so damn much. But it’s not like it makes me dance a jig, know what I’m saying?

The only race I am interested in (and I’m always interested in at least something) is the Best Costume race.You have the late Eiko Ishioka, who many remember from her winning costumes for Bram Stroker’s Dracula, but who I admire from her work with Tarsem.eiko

That little number is from The Fall, one of my favorite movies of the last few years, as you know. I will confess I have no intention of seeing Mirror, Mirror, but I will pour a 40 out for my Japanese homegirl. Here’s a little bit about why.

My favorite horse in the race is Jacqueline Durran. Here’s an excellent piece in The NY Times about her costumes from Anna Karenina. Which were honestly the only things I really loved about the movie.

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Gurl, please. You know I bought the issue of Vogue that photo is from, and I ain’t never throwing it out. Those New Look inspired gowns are giving me life.

And then there’s Colleen Atwood, and no arguments she’s a gargantuan talent. The elements of death she put into everything Charlize Theron wore in Snow White and the Huntsman is beyond. But I can’t get BEYOND K. Stew. So I’ll pass. Here’s a great “sketch to screen article.

wddingI’ll have one of those, please.

And here’s a little something fun: Have you heard this song from the movie Chasing Ice? It’s nominated for best song, and is by one of my favorite singers. No really, I meant that.

It’s a little hard to listen to now, though. I will not lie, sometimes sadness washes over me so much I don’t think I can bear it.

I love ScarJo’s album she did with Pete Yorn, it is on constant repeat on my iPod. And just yesterday I went to my favorite record store (yes, they still exist!) and bought this on vinyl — I had planned to get it for myself for an X-mas gift, but things got in the way…

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It’s strange, I can’t stand Tom Waits’ singing or acting, but as a songwriter, he 100% works for me. One of my OTHER favorite singers, Holly Cole, did an entire album of Waits’ songs herself, and I dig it hard. Fun fact: I got to meet Holly at a Lilith Fair, aka “Lesbianpalooza” (no disrespect, my Sapphic sisters, but it was what it was…) and had her autograph a….a romance novel. Because it was the only paper I had on me at the time. But it did make for one of my most unusual autographs. “Dear Tanya, I am happy to sign your cheap and tawdry romance novel.”

So anyway, there’s some music and some articles you might enjoy checking out on a Saturday night. When I am sitting home blogging and honey is watching football. And I don’t mind at all…

 

What kind of bird are you?

It’s almost Oscar nomination day! I really don’t give as much of a shit as usual. Not a good year for movies, not really.

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I don’t have either of these posters, because, duh, they’re “For you consideration” ones. I do have the small one sheet that looks like a terrarium. And yes, I’m framing it. So glad Uncle Wes got his mojo back.

No, the one nomination I am hoping for that probably won’t happen (but I will stand up and cheer if it does) is Matthew McConaughey for Magic Mike. Yes, I was dragged to that one by a bunch of rabid she-wolves, but I thought it was the best thing Soderbergh has done in years (and now he wants to retire – boo fucking hoo). I love something that has comedic parts but is essentially still dramatic. He was one scary naugahyde couch in that movie.

And of course, my darling angel Ben Whishaw should be nominated for his perfection. Just in general.

What did YOU like last year?

The fox and the snail

Happy new year. We are all moved into our new apartment and I am very happy. I feel at peace for the first time in a long time. We are in a nice neighborhood with trees and breeze and the rental company really seems to give a shit, which is very new for us.

I haven’t really knit for about a week, and even before that I am just working on a custom order. After I finish, I have a show in February, but will worry about that in a few days. The new apartment has given me room (an actual room!) for a craft area. And in doing so, I realize I have TOO MUCH. Too much yarn, too much knitting product — everything. It’s really time to cull the herd a bit.

I need to lose 40 pounds this year. That is a big goal. And since most of the few people who read this are already seeing my other social media feeds, you probably already know my father died a few weeks ago. It has been a tough time, but I am getting through. As our the rest of my family. I hope and pray my dad is finally at peace.

I can’t stand this band, but I love Aiden Gillen and saw this video yesterday and it really made me pause and reflect on life and death. I hope it does the same for you. I’ll be back in a little bit with my usual stuff.