Saturday, 6 February 2010

I want Augusten Burroughs' sperm for my babies.

(Y) thanks.

So I read Running With Scissors some time ago having discovered the film with my sister, did some coursework on it, read Dry, read A Wolf At The Table, and just in these past couple of weeks I read You Better Not Cry. And all I can say is that this man is just like the most talented carpenter except he works with words, and more than once I had to stop and just breathe and pause at some of his writing. I also laughed on the subway. Some of my goosebump moments were transcribed to my person, so I'm gonna put them here too :)

"Step by step, mistake by mistake, choice by choice, everything that I had ever done, every right instead of left, had been designed to get me here. "
(and the entire surrounding passage on meeting George)

"I would have laughed in your face.
I did not leave cookies out for Santa.
And I did not believe in destiny.

When Santa is standing right in front of you, soot from your chimney staining his fine red suit and he is flushed and breathing hard and smells like frost and sweat and smoke and his jacket is linted with coarse reindeer hairs and there is reindeer shit on his boots and his eyes twinkle with preposterous joy, you simply cannot say, "I don't believe in you," and turn your back on him.

Because he will grip you by the shoulders and wrench you around and he will bring his bristly mouth to yours and blow
down your throat
you are so full

(this near killed me this did; death by beauty)

Friday, 27 November 2009

the first of, I expect, many from my sister...

Sister: "You didn't give me any tea!"

Self: "I put it right in front of you and said 'oh, I spilled your tea'!"

Sister: "I can't do more than one thing at once sometimes..."

Self & Mom: "*sometimes*?!"

Sister: "Hey! I'll have you know that I drive, put makeup on, go on Facebook, and sing all at the same time."

Self: "Jess, that's not called multitasking; that's called dangerous... and illegal."

Sunday, 15 November 2009

"I knew that God existed as the Correct Answer in my chest."

from 'A Wolf At The Table', Augusten Burroughs

"I'm a rock & roller."

-last words of Tony Dangerfield ('44-'07)

some amusingly violent movie moments:

"Does anybody have a screwdriver?!?!"-Stepford Wives

"Well, all I know is I love shooting this gun!"-American Beauty

"What the fuck did you just shoot me with?!"-Bea

from the inexplicable Science Girl:

(these had to be retired from my overflowing Bacefook quotes section, but they are awesome-however, they do not even scratch the surface of how *awesome* the real Science Girl in fact is)

"Jo, I wish I had a face like yours.."

"Don't turn her around..?"

"Cross my heart and hope to die, guacamole is just a lie."

"It's great, I can be sick all on my own!" (re new (short) haircut haha)

"I'm just gonna sit and stare and think about brioche.."

SG:"Wow, those are like.. really big watches..?"
GG:"Rosie, they're BELTS."

CG:"Rosie why's there an egg in that flowerpot?"
SG:"'s an eggplant!!!"

CG/GG:"you're a tough cookie, Rosie"
SG:"I'm a macaroon!"

I miss you Rosa! And await eagerly a future in which we can once again hang out enough to generate more of this magic haha.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

...a "Renascence", of sorts.

oh, check me out with my double entendres-aren't I cool?

So, basically I'm sitting here and thinking 'my goddess I have a lot of quotes floating about that I want to consolidate, but I have nowhere to put them-as it is my Bacefook quotes section is overflowing like a pint of Fosters when I get distracted halfway through pulling it...' and then I'm thinking ' know what else? Chasing Songs has become totally redundant with how much I'm using the 'Tube channel now, it's just sitting there stagnating-gosh, my interwebs World is almost as disorganized as my real World these stressful...if only there were some simple solution that could tie these two loose ends together...' get the idea haha. From henceforth, Chasing Songs will be reborn as a quote-plank, where I plonk my quotes; lyrics, quotes from famous folk, quotes from folks I know, poetry, extracts from books, lines from films, et cetera, et cetera. Let's see how this works out, eh? :)

big love