I've been reading Mighty Girl for... a long time? And I've watched with admiration this whole Mighty Life List thing that's been going on. To write down everything you'd like to do and then just make it happen sounds simple enough, but to me it sounds absolutely terrifying. Too much fear of failure, of letting myself down, of having really dumb things on my list that everyone thinks is silly.
But you've got to take the plunge at some point in your life, so why not now, right? Right.
So I'm going to hole myself away in my favourite little coffee shop and I'm not going to leave until I have at least 15 things on my Life List. Alright, team, I can do this.
Wednesday, January 12
No. 1 : Josh Ritter - The Curse
This is one of the loveliest songs which just sort of lulls along on the first listen and you think, 'Ah, this is pretty.' Then in your second and third listen you pay attention to the lyrics and then you see the video and suddenly it all clicks. The little trumpety solo is beautifully placed and nothing's overdone or overproduced and it just is what it is. Lovely. I think I like simple songs way too much. Give me a guitar and a voice(and maybe a trumpet) over a huge mush of noise any day.
Long ago on the ship she asked, "Why pyramids?"
He said, "Think of them as an immense invitation,"
She asks, "Are you cursed?" He says, "I think that I'm cured,"
Then he kissed and hoped that she'd forget that question
Tuesday, January 11
My birthday is in just over a month and since I'm turning 21 my thoughts are turning toward alcohol. Although most people go out on their birthday and get totally trashed, I don't think I'll be doing that. See, my birthday is on a Monday and on Valentines Day, which means that going out on my actual birthday would be... really sad.
So I'm probably gonna stay in and drink some classy drinks with a few of my friends on my birthday. I asked for the Savoy Cocktail Book and I'm looking forward to mixing up a Blushing Monarch or a Montreal After Dark.
Monday, January 10
I went to see The King's Speech on Saturday evening and holy moly; it was incredible. I thought it might just be getting a lot of nominations because it's English and lovely and independent enough to be cool but mainstream enough to be seen, but it's completely understandable why it's doing so well. Also Helena Bonham Carter's costumes were stunning and I'd quite like all of them in my wardrobe.
What was possibly more incredible was the fact that my friend, Sam, and I were able to eat an entire bag of popcorn, pretzel M&Ms and a bag of gummy animals. I hardly ever buy snacks at the movie, but Sam and I harked back to high school days and got some over-priced food and oh god it was delicious. And totally terrible. But delicious.
(By the way, how amazing is that poster? Absolutely beautiful.)