Sunday, 6 December 2009
Today was a very unproductive day work wise, but music wise I was very productive. Three "new" albums (aka popular, critically well received albums that came out in 09') that I became a fan of today:
- The xx- xx
- Noah and the Whale- The First Days of Spring
- Bat for Lashes- Two Suns
Thank You Noah and the Whale for creating the perfect album for me today. A mix of depressing lyrics with at times upbeat music. You know, I likde the Noah and the Whale song 5 Years Time, along with everyone else. But I was ehhh about the rest of their first album. This new album, The First Days of Spring, was created after the lead singer had an awful break up. Thus showing how break ups and sadness inspire much better work than love and happiness. It's sooo good!
Damn you Jane Austen. Of course a spinster would imagine the most wonderful letter a man could ever write a woman. I present you with Captain Wentworth's letter to Anne in Persuasion, the greatest Jane Austen novel. Do things of this level romantically actual happen in real life? They certainly do not to me. Wah.
'I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men.
Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in
Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!! Excuse me while I go cry in the corner of my room, while shaking my fist into the air.
Today when I walked into Waitrose I thought to myself, wow today will be a light day because I already have most of my essentials! WRONG. I ended up spending about 5 pounds more than I normally do. Wah. And I didn't even get anything exciting, like mince pies or ice cream. Well I did get the Weight Watchers dessert flavoured yogurts AMAZING. Like they actually taste sinful. I need to stop writing posts about food...
My week ahead in review:
Two classes including the worst lecture ever. Then a talk by a former UN Ambassador for the UK followed by some GBK action mm. Buy one burger, get one for a pound. score.
Finish my essay. UCL Christmas market
Seminar, lecture, woo.
Seminar, Choral Concert at St. Martins in the Field
Lecture, seminar, volunteer job? IPAS Christmas Party
busy busy busy busy.