Wednesday, 5 January 2011

This was just played on Radio 6, it's beautiful:


My New Years Guardian came with a poster that reads START HAPPY. So in honor of that, I'm going to write a reason I'm happy every morning (aka when I remember).

1: I'm glad I'm a girl who has a lot of friends, instead of a girl who has a lot of boyfriends and few girl friends. Boy friends are temporary, while I have friends I've known for years, and I'm sure I've gotten much more love from them than I ever would from relationships. Maybe. Unless I met my FH, but who does by the time they're 23? And then most marriages end in divorces. I digress, I'm happy to have such wonderful wonderful friends.

Hello Dream Husband and Child

My womb aches.

umm... this is amazing

And everyone dresses like that in GG.

Things I have gotten into lately

Wallander. The Swedish version. The BBC put two eps on iplayer (like Hulu just for the BBC) and I'm OBSESSED. I saw the Kenneth Branagh version on a plane once, and I've ordered more of his version through iplayer. It's just SO good (yea I'm three years late to this...). Though I question if the show is an accurate depiction of how dangerous Sweden actually is.

I digress. I knew Wallander was a show for me when in the first ep I saw all these characters kept saying: Do you know how much it hurts to love someone who will never love you? I found myself knodding furiously to myself, I do know! As do many people, obvs, but it's all about me, right? Well then the serial killer (who was suuupppperrrr messed up) said the exact same thing and I felt so glad that one of my New Years Resolutions is to not love/like any boyz who WILL NEVER LOVE ME. So I will never end up as a super deranged Swedish serial killer. Hallelujah.

This was the first book ending that ever wooowwwed me.

"Oh Jake," Brett said, "We could have had such a damned good time together."
Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly, pressing Brett against me.
Yes," I said. "Isn't it pretty to think so?"
-Hemmingway (The Sun Also Rises)

I still imagine myself saying that to someone oneday, though I'm not as much a babe as Brett. "Isn't it pretty to think so." CLASSIC LINE
"Sometimes, I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there's no room for the present at all."
— Evelyn Waugh (Brideshead Revisited)