Saturday, 27 March 2010

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Hollywood scandals!




Here's an episode of a very interesting series of documentaries about Hollywood in the 1920's (yes, that's one of my final papers' title!). I find Adela Rogers St. Johns's comments quite witty and hilarious! She's an interesting woman herself, more to come about her.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Shoes and mountains






The reason why I now have Paypal... This is the last time a reasonably priced, highly (and longly!) coveted item slips through my fingers. I know, I know, I'll find another pair, let's not despair!

On an unrelated note, I might not post as often as usual in the next two weeks as I have five final essays to write, plus exams. I'll have a few interesting things to share with you, don't worry!

See you on the other side of the book mountain!

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Hello... snow?



Most of my posts seem to be weather related, looks like it's my current obsession, ha!

Well, as it is snowing here in Montreal, I decided to pretend it's the first snow- you know, just so I don't get too depressed! On the menu today: rediscovering my sweater collection, keeping warm with ginger hot chocolate and grilled cheese, catching the "first" snowflake of the year when I'll venture out to visit apartments.
*Unfortunately, the lovely sweater does not belong to me, but to miss Lea Bolvig. Visit her blog, it's worth it!

Saturday, 20 March 2010

DIY


Origami curtain!

Tie-dye tights!

The bows! Oh, the bows!

Here are a few projects that are itching me right now:
1) Because I don't have curtains (Hi neighbours!).
2) Because my inner hippie gets cold, and come on, who doesn't want tie-dye tights?
3) Because bows are awesome and I need more of them in my closet (right now I dress like a geography teacher, but with bangs).

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Belated



I find the picture Pia, from The Thinking Tank posted for St. Patrick's Day beautiful, I thought I'd share it with you here.

We've had an interesting discussion in my Contemporary Irish Drama class that made me think a bit more about St. Patrick's Day, Ireland, and the way it is celebrated.
The thing is, most of the figures supposed to represent Ireland don't have, in fact, that much to do with that country: they're parodies. I find that celebration important nonetheless, as many people have Irish ancestors and that it has become a tradition; what I'm questioning is the way it is celebrated. How "On St. Patrick's Day, everyone's Irish" I find quite ridiculous. I see it as an excuse to celebrate (but what?) and to get drunk off green lager (and lager is German). If such is the mentality, why don't people celebrate Scotland's, England's, France's (or any other country's) national day the same way? Why do so many people want to be Irish when they've never been to Ireland and barely know anything about it?
These are the questions with which I was left at the end of the discussion.
Anyway, I hope you all had a lovely St. Patrick's Day!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Rainy day recipe










Rainy days have something that appeals to me. It might be in the cosiness, or the certain feeling of stillness they bring, I'm not sure. This is what I'll do today.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Long, long, long












My hair is Françoise-ish right now, I can't wait for it to be more like Suze's or Marianne's. I really REALLY like long hair, but every year I end up getting a 60's "long bob" as I get discouraged because my hair is quite thick. I usually spend the rest of the year trying to grow it back. What about you? What a vicious circle!

Photography?




Those were the days when I still didn't know how my cameras really worked... Funnily enough, that is all I have to show here, being (for the moment) without a digital camera. Today, (after doing some homework, of course!...) I'm planning to go on a photo walk, we'll see how that goes. Hopefully, I'll have interesting things to show you!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Unpretentious bouquet of butterflies







Vladimir Nabokov chasing butterflies.



Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Lessons


Last night, I went to see Vivian Girls at La Sala Rossa, which was great, nothing new there. Nevertheless, in my excitement, I decided it would be an EXCELLENT idea to go talk to the band members as they were sitting at the merchandise table. Me: "Thanks for coming to Montreal again!" and... "Have a good night!". How awkward.

Last night, I learnt two lessons. First: don't go talk to the band members just for the sake of talking to them OR to THANK them, no one knows how to answer to that. Second: I'll have to make up my mind, band t-shirts are always way too big for me, and I only wear them in the summer anyway. Still, it was a fun night.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Instead of doing homework
















I'm the kind of person who stays away from stores and fashion magazines from January to March because seeing pretty things you can only wear once Spring is there makes me hate Winter. So, this year, I made a point of stocking up enough inspiration pictures to last me until the warmer days... Nevertheless, I think those days have arrived! (I still keep pictures of cardigans and chunky socks in my Spring - and even Summer - folders because I get cold easily!)

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Literary Gossip

I recently stumbled upon this very interesting blog, which explores the daily routines of artists, writers and other interesting people. It's my kind of gossip: "OMG did you know that Winston Churchill stayed in bed all morning, dictating to his secretaries???" ...Ok, maybe not. Still, it's a bit comforting to see that there's hope to produce something interesting even if you like going to coffee shops all day long, and meeting up with friends, and walking for hours (I'm talking to you, Satie).

Saturday, 6 March 2010

New boots?


I purchased these lovely boots two weeks ago, and they haven't arrived yet... Is it normal that it takes so much time for them to make the Houston-Montreal travel? I can't wait to get them!

For you dear reader...

..."please accept from me this unpretentious bouquet of very-early blooming parentheses: (((( ))))". This line is from J.D. Salinger's Seymour -An Introduction, one of my favourite books. It's great to see the pleasure authors have to write, it always makes me laugh!