Don Juan. "Including you... there have been... exactly... one... thousand, five hundred and two." I love that line. I quote it at random moments. The delivery was perfect.
2. The age I get mistaken for: There’s no one age, but it’s always younger than I am. (The last time someone guessed, she said 19, which offended me a bit.) I was a pretty mature child for various reasons, so I’ve always felt like being young or being mistaken for young was a disadvantage when it came to being taken seriously.
8. My favorite food: I honestly can not pick one. I like food a lot, and I’m not picky.
10. Top 5 turn-offs: Dishonesty, hypocrisy, mistrust, judgmental…ness?, disrespect.
And yes, that movie has so many good lines. I really should watch it again soon.
3. What I want to be when I’m older: A good clinical psychologist. A mom. Happy.
5. What I find attractive in members of the same sex: The same things I find attractive in anyone. I think the answer here is pretty much the same as #9 - Humor, intelligence, genuineness, kindness, creativity. Oh and boobs. Just kidding, I’m more of a hips/waist person.
7. My fondest memory: This one is really difficult. I get flashes of things: Slow dancing in a kitchen with no music on. Sleeping in a car just to watch the sunrise. Floating in a lake for hours with beer and girl friends. Watching motorcycle races. Being wrapped in blankets on a windy hill and watching a meteor shower. The smell of a certain person, drunk and giggling. A road trip with all of my favorite people. A duck, tangled in fishing line and with a hook in its foot approaching a group of humans to beg for help, and getting it. I don’t know how to pick just one.
Starting off with a bang, I see! Alright, here goes.
9. Top 5 turn ons: Humor, intelligence, genuineness, kindness, creativity.
13. Pet peeves: When a person says “How are you” and then doesn’t wait for the answer, bad handshakes, when people change lanes without using their signal, people who use their horns in stopped traffic (or in any non-necessary situation).
I never think about listing my favorites of things, so the next two took me a while, and I feel positive that I’m missing something really obvious in both categories. They are also in no particular order, except that the first two in each category are my all-time favorites.
17. 10 favorite movies: Harold & Maude, Joe Versus the Volcano, What About Bob?, Benny & Joon, Don Juan DeMarco, Up, There Will Be Blood, A Life Less Ordinary, The Trouble with Harry, Brick.
19. 10 favorite books: Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, Einstein’s Dreams, The Pillars of the Earth, The Harry Potterses, Trout Fishing in America, In Watermelon Sugar, The Dance of Life, most of Anne Rice’s vampire books, A Million Little Pieces, The Watchmen.
“Some people turn sad awfully young,” he said. “No special reason, it seems, but they seem almost to be born that way. They bruise easier, tire faster, cry quicker, remember longer and, as I say, get sadder younger than anyone else in the world. I know, for I’m one of them.”—Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine (via liquidnight)
Since you posted that Jeff Mangum song I was wondering if you were also a Neutral Milk Hotel fan, and if so what is your favorite of their songs?
Yes I am a fan, though I started listening to them pretty late in the game. (3-4 years ago?) I can’t say that I have a favorite song, but I have wanted to listen to Where You’ll Find Me Now pretty much every time I’ve started my car in the past couple of weeks.
Fun fact: That last song I posted was written while I had this song stuck in my head. As a result, they have almost the same chord progression, and they used to have the same melody before I changed it to avoid being a total choad.
This is a project I’ve been working on for the past 6 months and I’m so excited it is finally happening! Between starting my own business, grad school preparation, apartment hunting, and making new friends (I moved to Oakland less than 2 years ago), I’ve had little time for my own creative projects, but, with the help of one of my oldest friends, was able to put this together in between it all.
Those tapes. You know the ones. You pop them in when you’re feeling nostalgic. Your girlfriend/boyfriend keeps bugging you to put them away where s/he can’t see them. Or you haven’t listened to them in years. But, for some reason, you still saved them.
Well, that reason is about to become clear.
We’re starting a mixtape archive and WE WANT YOUR OLD TAPES. Tapes people made for you. Tapes you made for people. Tapes you made for yourselves. WE WANT THEM ALL! Fan us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with us, share with friends, and find out where we’ll be digitizing this summer in Oakland and Portland.
Our goal is to compile mp3’s of your tapes and get the stories behind them. Don’t worry. We won’t harm them…we’ll just digitize and return them to you. Want to contribute? Learn more here.
PS. At this budding stage of the project, we’d also really appreciate it if you’d like to connect us with others who might be interested in contributing or supporting the project (radio people who might want to run a PSA, DJs with a huge collection of tapes, people with similar projects, etc.).
TODAY I WENT TO THE RITUAL COFFEE ROASTERY TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE GOOD ESPRESSO DRINKS AND I STILL NEED A LOT OF PRACTICE BUT WE HAD TO KEEP TASTING ESPRESSO AND WOW IT’S REALLY HOT OUTSIDE AND I NEVER DRINK COFFEE BUT I DRANK A LOT OF COFFEE THIS MORNING AND WOW MY APARTMENT IS DUSTY I’D BETTER CLEAN ALL OF IT CAN I ALSO CLEAN YOUR APARTMENT AND HOLY SHIT I NEED TO POOP HAHAHAHA COFFEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
at Viracocha 998 Valencia st. @ 21st, San Fransisco 8pm // all ages // $8-10 with: Beehavers Erin Brazil
Stephanie is back! We are a complete band again! Come hear what you’ve been missing. We have a brand new song to show you, and it just might be the best Corpus Callosum song to date. But we’ll never know for sure unless you come to the show and tell us.
As added incentive: There is a cat who lives at the venue.