This weekend, after saying goodbye to Rebecky and Jesse, I also went to a farewell party for my friend Scott, who is leaving this weekend. After a long time of just thinking 'Yeah, yeah, he's leaving', it actually finally hit me this weekend - he's LEAVING! And I'm quite unexpectedly sad. He, my friend Sheri and I had a nice little single parents supper club going. It was really good to get the male perspective on being a single parent, and it definitely restored my faith in mankind to have a friend who is such an exemplary dad, and who doesn't think of his kids as a pain in the ass obstacle to his leading a swinging single bachelor life.
Michael and I made home-made ice-cream this weekend (yep, since you ask, I'm still trying to lose weight, but once again, my indolent, greedy nature wins over self control). I was like 'Dude - could you pick a more labor intensive recipe?', as it involved toasting hazlenuts, skinning them, chopping them, making nougat, crushing it, making custard, mixing them together, chilling over ice-water, freezing and (the hardest part) waiting for 24 hours before scarfing. It was pretty damn good though.
Pinky had some interesting things to say about keeping her (or is it his?) anonymity, but what I have encountered, is people who know me IRL almost always say 'Your blog surprised me; it shows a whole different side of you'. This really disturbs me; I think my blog is pretty much how I am, maybe a little more stylized because I can edit and stuff, but I think it reflects the non-libellous part of my inner monologue pretty accurately. Maybe it's just a by-product of being shy.
Here's the second of Michael's amazing CDs. Why did I not have a high school boyfriend like his, instead of getting all my sex-ed in one gulp as it were in college (errr... because I was completely socially awkward and oblivious perhaps?)Michael's Second CD
|Deceptacon||Le Tigre||Get your groove on with the FTMs at the lesbian bar!|
|Evil||Ladytron||When I listen to Ladytron, I dream that I am one of the band members, and I become the coolest person on earth.|
|Absolute Beginners||The Jam||A band my high school boyfriend introduced me to. Along with oral sex.|
|Harmony||Clinic||If you listen to this song late at night with all the lights in your house turned off, you might be scared that someone with a knife is lurking in the basement waiting for you.|
|Hologram||The Comas||When I went to see this band for my 30th birthday, the lead singer told everyone to fuck off. I detest him, but love his music. A perfect song for anyone with dissociative disorder.|
|Losing Your Affection||Future Bible Heroes||I like the Future Bible Heroes better than the Magnetic Fields.|
|Only Love Can Break Your Heart||Saint Etienne||In college I regularly requested this dance song at the one gay bar in town. Who knew a Neil Young song could become such a groovetastic hit?|
|Take You On A Cruise||Interpol||It was hard to choose an Interpol song for this mix because I love so many Interpol songs, but this tune from their latest album holds a special place in my heart, despite its overtones of 70s-inspired fantasy a la Moody Blues.|
|Mosquito||The Bible||I have no fucking idea where this band came from or where the hell they went, but this song rocks at 500 rpms.|
|Free To Believe||Glee Club||I wish The Glee Club never broke up. One of those brilliant, moody 4AD bands with a siren-like singer.|
|Sunflower||Low||I own every Low album, but Things We Lost in the Fire is my fave. This opening track is sort of morbid, but lovely nonetheless.|
|Black Metallic||Catherine Wheel||When this played on the radio in 1991, I ran to the music store and bought the album. I still don’t understand what the hell it’s about (someone turning into a robot?), but isn’t it haunting?|
|Winning A Battle, Losing The War||Kings Of Convenience||Perfect theme song for a drizzly fall afternoon spent in bed.|
|As High As You Can Go||The Chameleons||Another group my high school boyfriend introduced me to. Along with KY-Jelly.|
|Thieves Like Us||New Order||Obligatory New Order song goes here.|
|There Is A Light That Never Goes Out||The Smiths||Morrissey, make me pregnant with your baby.|
|Tubular Belgians in My Goldfield||Departure Lounge||Departure Lounge, where I wave goodbye to Jesse and Rebecca, who I will miss more than words can say.|