Posted by: agapeflower | January 26, 2009

What I Am…(January 26th edition)

Not Who I Am or Will.I.Am, but —

What I Am currently…

Reading:

  • Loving Che.  A co-worker recommended it to me last week and lent me her copy.  She writes in her books (she had used it for a class), but not in that really obnoxious, in all-capital letters and dark ink way, like a certain brother of mine.  In a nice, small pencil way.  She whispers, not shouts, which I dearly appreciate.  To me, reading books with notes in them is like trying to listen to the radio with the TV on.  Wayyyy too much happening.
  • One Stick Song by Sherman Alexie.  Nope, crush not over yet, although I am a much bigger fan of his poetry over his prose.
  • Poetry Magazine.  My darling husband gifted me with a subscription for Christmas, which I love because 1) it means I get mail; and 2) because I get a gift all year! This is the part where people will surely remind me what a gift he is to me all year, and they’d be right, but this one comes wrapped in plastic and postage-stamped.  Not the same.

Listening To:

  • “Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye” by the Black Crowes.  An oldie, but goodie.  The entire track is delicious, and I’ve had it on repeat in the car for a good five days now.  It’s the perfect outlet song: if you prefer to drum/air guitar along there are plenty of good beats and riffs; and if you like to belt out the soulful lyrics, there’s no one better than Chris Robinson.  Plus, the blues-y melody reminds me of my brother Julian, who is a young-grasshopper master with the guitar.
  • One of my friends, Lora, gifted me with two amazing homemade CDs, also in the player non-stop this week.  One is a mix of bluegrassy, down-home Americana selections; the other is a swingin’ Big Band mix, 1940’s style.  That one makes me miss a ton of folks from my NJ crew, who knew that it wasn’t swing, if it ain’t got that thing.

Watching:

  • Currently in our household, we’re scoping out 24, Nip/Tuck, Flight of the Conchords, House, and back-seasons of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.  I’m sure there are studies done that evaluate a person’s marriage by what they watch on TV together.  Mike and I watched The Golden Girls every night for the first three months of marriage, so…I don’t know what can be said about that.
  • I caught Milk with our neighbor Sareene last weekend; it was good, although I felt it was overhyped by the time I made my way down to see it.  I don’t know how it’ll do come Oscar night, but it’s good to see Sean Penn effortlessly hitting it out of the park each time he steps up to the plate.
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Responses

  1. Hey! Thanks for visiting my blog! I see you’ve commented over here about the Black Crowes, too! Soul sistas?

    That exact song always takes me back to when dh and I were dating (10+years ago). If I drove up to his house and heard that song blaring, then I knew he was feeling moody.

    Peace,
    Dawn

  2. Hee! Yeah, it most definitely is a moody song. 😀 I remember watching a VH1 special on the band, and I was always so fascinated by the relationship between the two brothers (Chris and – oh I forget his name! – oh well).

    Thanks for visiting my blog too! Have an awesome day!


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