Thursday, May 03, 2007

lazy, lazy

Hello, haven't posted in ages. Sorry about the negligence.

It rained today, I really love the rain. It was one of those soggy, crazy rains where the worms come out. I haven't seen worms in ages. I love those little guys, I know they're gross but they are so neat. It started in French class when I was looking out the window during some horrible french movie about horses. After this, I got in trouble for drawing when I was supposed to be watching the movie. It seems the only thing I can draw on the spot is a bunch of buildings on a horizon. I draw factories and then cities and cute little downtown neighbourhoods where I pick the apartment window I would live in. But I start with one building, like a little house or a huge factory building and then build some squares and rectangles around it. Then you give them detail and add detail to the picture. After that is basically just the smokestacks. These must be drawn with black pen or thin tip sharpie. The rain turned to snow in science, I think, but there is no windows and only one door in my science class so I can't tell for sure.

I've also been completely neglecting all of these new cd's I have. Modest Mouse, Bright Eyes, The Shins, Albert Hammond Jr., Kaiser Chiefs, Arcade Fire. But none of my media players are working all that well, so music-listening is down to a minimum. Anyways, I feel kind of sick. Probably a combination of staying up too late and waking up earlier than usual and an unpleasant experience at school yesterday. Did I mention that I hate violence? And most of all I hate when people buy into the stereotypes everyone creates for them.

And on a lighter note, I am excited for the new Rufus Wainwright album. The latest single sounds pretty good and I've heard good things about the album (which is out on May 15th I believe). Two days after my birthday, =(. By the way, all I want for my birthday is a pair of these (although not exactly these because they are pricey pricey), something that is able to allow me to put my own designs onto t-shirts and I am in need for a bicycle for transportation, maybe there's some cheap, cool, used ones out there.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh yes, the rain certainly did turn to snow in science class. My car was covered in it when I got out from work. Blech!

I've been listening to a few of those albums - Arcade Fire and Bright Eyes are both really good. I haven't heard any of Rufus' new stuff and I missed the live feed of his concert at Coachella, but there's been a lot of good buzz about it.

Hope you have a great birthday!

hilary m. said...

I'm pretty thankful that the snow didn't actually stay on the ground, that would've been way too depressing.

Yeah, I've heard both of them a couple times but I wish I had more of a chance to reaally listen to them. Yeah, I heard Rufus on Q the other day and they played a couple songs, which sounded quite good. He's always pretty consistant, that Rufus.

Allison said...

Those have been my albums of the year so far, enjoying Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse the most. Now I'm heavy into Manic Street Preachers, and Grinderman, yay for music this year!!

Oh, and happy early birthday, May babies rule! (mine's the 23rd)

hilary m. said...

I've really enjoyed these and I've heard some great things about Grinderman also. I definitely need to get my media players up and working before I explode because of lack of good music.

I know so many people born in May, it's my favourite month though!

Becky said...

It rained pretty hard up here too... I also love the rain, but I was just getting used to the oh so lovely sun! It's supposed to be nice this week, though...

Happy birthday! Hope it's a good one! The t-shirt design idea is an awesome one, I love things that.

hilary m. said...

The rain is great where we are, isn't it? I think it was much needed in order for spring to begin. Now I would definitely like some nice, spring sun.

Yeah, I have about a million ideas for t-shirt graphics and I can probably find some cheap t-shirts my size to put them on. Now all I need is that iron-able paper stuff!