Sunday, December 5, 2010

a list of thingy thing things

Happy December. December is finals. December is buying presents for my massive extended family. December is December is busy. No time to write. Here are some things.
  • I only really like to wear black socks. I like the way they look on my feet. I realized this preference recently, and I put "black cotton ankle socks" on my Christmas list because I have a thrilling life.
  • I have decided that I would love Doctor who...if it weren't Doctor who. Like if it was just "The Doctor and his companion are awesome all the time and frequently have hot sex," it would be my favorite show. Because I'm an idiot. No but really, I do like it. I'm just always a little hesitant towards science fiction-y stuff.
  • Oh my god Matt Smith. Unnngggghh. I want.
  • And he is such a stylish creature as well! I would wear pretty much his entire wardrobe. Same goes for Karen Gillan, who is also beautiful but who I am less interested in fucking inside the TARDIS.
  • I bought new contact solution today. It was overpriced.
  • My family is going to get out Christmas tree tomorrow morning, which is always an interesting experience. 
  • I am sleepy.
  • I'm going to get up early to get some work done before we go get the tree, and when I do that, I'm going to go get a coffee at my favorite place. I am already excited about that coffee, and drinking it on the ride back to my house, alone in my mom's car with Christmas music blasting and the seatwarmers turned on. Glorious.
Welp, goodnight.

listfully yours,
xoxo tess

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

a list on Tuesday

So I've been watching Doctor Who. I honestly can't quite decide whether or not I like it, though I am definitely very engaged in it. However, I can be certain about my feelings for Matt Smith. Which is to say, I am possessed with love for him. Anyway, I just wanted to put this here. That's all.

  • I've been making a collage in Paint of what I want for Christmas and my birthday, and let me just tell you, it has been an all consuming project. Because I am not materialistic, but I am very productive. Yeah.
  • I only have one class tomorrow and it's from 9-9:50 so by 10:05 I should be in my car on my way to get a Peppermint White Mocha and set this holiday season off right. YEAH.
  • And then I going to go to the gym. And then to meet Alyssa for Christmas shopping/European adventure planning/Gryffindor scarf knitting. So that'll be good. YEAH. ( I don't know, apparently I'm ending every item on the list that way...)
  • My mother hates Thanksgiving and thinks that it is just a waste of a day thrown in to make her already hectic life more stressful right in the midst of getting ready for Christmas. I'm sure that has more than a little, subconsciously, to do with me loving it so much.
  • A girl in my Intro to Soc. class today asked our professor, in complete and total earnest, how a person applies to become the Queen of England. FOR REAL. Cue a ten minute discussion on the Royal Family and how monarchies work. I am absolutely amazed that my pen did not puncture my temple and kill me right there, because I was certainly putting some pressure on it as I sat there having an allergic reaction to the stupidity and writhing with sarcastic comments that I knew there was no point in making. See people, DO YOU SEE? I spend all day putting up with this kind of bullshit and people wonder why I am such an unpleasant little snark all the time.
  • I went to bed at 10o'clock last night, which is freakishly early for me, the girl who rarely falls asleep before the birds are chirping their good mornings outside her window. And then I slept for ten hours and woke up feeling groggy as fuck, so screw that. I think that I probably had a sleep hangover because my body is used to running on such a minimal amount of rest, and the way to remedy that problem would be to develop a more healthy sleep schedule and nurse my poor body back to a state where it can compute and make use of a reasonable night's sleep, but it's not my fault that I'm just a way more productive, creative, purposeful human being between the hours of 11pm and 4am or so.
  • I have nothing important to say, and there are a lot of boots for me to examine on River Island so I'm gonna call it a day here in the blogosphere. PEACE, HOMIEZ.

listfully yours,
xo tess

Monday, November 22, 2010

a list of insomniatic thoughts

I can't sleep and I've gotten myself into a bit of a blogging kick this weekend, which is typical of me, to post 4 blogs in one weekend when it is likely I won't post again now for a month, so here is a LIST.

  • I want to marry Matt Lewis. I've always thought he made a sensational Neville, but who knew he would also grow up to be so hot? I am so incredibly excited to see him handle Neville's big moments in the next second part of the film, I think he's going to do it really, really well. Going into part one Thursday night I had been a little sad at the prospect of not getting any Neville, and so I was very happy that they added the scene on the train. "Hey losers, he's not in here." Fantastic. I have to say that I was really pleased with that.
  • This semester of school has, admittedly, been pretty smooth sailing for me, but I am now starting to feel some real pressure and I'm not loving it. I am very much looking forward to a little break next week for Turkey Day.
  • I think I may put my NaNoWriMo novel to rest. I'm nowhere near the 50,000 (33k or so the last time I checked. Oops)word mark and I definitely am not going to hit it by November 30th, so it seems like as good a time as any to take a little break before the frustration overwhelms me. I actually really like my story so I don't want to try and force myself to finish in time for NaNoWriMo because I know myself and I know that I'll end up getting annoyed and hitting a brick wall of suck.
  • If someone ever options my blog into a film I'd like to be portrayed by Anne Hathaway.
  • My high school gym teacher Facebook chatted me the other day. Yep.
  • All he said was, "nice photo." I am not kidding.
  • I am going to be 19 in just over a month and I am still afraid of eyelash curlers.
  • I also still sleep on my Harry Potter sheets sometimes.
  • I did, sad but true story time kiddies, drunkenly vomit in my bed while I had those sheets on it once over the summer though, so I guess I've grown a bit, ay?
  • This blog is going nowhere.
  • I have recently discovered (and become entirely obsessed with) a new youtuber. She is awesome and you should go subscribe right now, but that is not my reason for mentioning her here. Tonight while catching up on her past videos I happened across one in which she mentioned that "Accio Love" by Minstry of Magic is her favorite wizard rock song...
  • which led to me watching videos like THIS
  • THIS
  • and THIS
  •  So now I've officially overdosed on cuteness and feel like an even creepier fan-girl than usual. Thanks a lot, Hannah.
  • On the note of wizard rock/ministry of magic, I had to come to terms with what a true and complete nerd I am yesterday when I saw that "Bravest Man I Ever Knew" is the fourth most listened to song on my itunes. What am I?
  • Wanna see the wrapping paper I convinced my mother to buy at Target today? Do you? Ok, ok, calm down, I will show you. (I am literally going to go downstairs now and take a photo of the paper. Hang on.)
                                                          HAPPY OWL-IDAYS! 

OWLS! PINK OWLS! IN GREEN AND BLUE HATS! ON CHRISTMAS PAPER! I am having a really hard time coming up with anything that could be better than this.

on that note, I think perhaps I will give my NaNoWriMo novel a little attention...mostly because that will probably make it a lot easier for me to fall asleep since I will do anything to avoid being productive!

listfully yours,
xo tess

Sunday, November 21, 2010

a list of films I want to see

I hope everyone had a glorious Sunday. I did not.
These are movies that I am interested in seeing because I need the cinema as an escape from my terrible existence. Or not. But I do really want to see the following films.
  •  Love and Other Drugs. Annie! Jake! A TragiDramaRomCom. Yes. Yes. Give it to me. These two with their puppy-dog eyes, their unfailingly affable charm, and their wholesome good looks, are a match made in Hollywood romance heaven. I'm sure I'll be drooling.
  • The King's Speech. Colin Firth, my angel. I'm thrilled beyond words that he has been having such a great stretch recently, what with his fantastic turn in the breathtaking A Single Man last year, and now with lots of Oscar Buzz for The King's Speech. Anyone who knows me knows I'm a sucker for a good period piece, with Colin and Helena Bonham Carter in the starring roles it's difficult to imagine that I won't like this film.
  • Tangled. I don't miss an animated Disney movie. Ever.
  • Blue Valentine. If you're not interested in seeing this gritty indie romance starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling you may as well just turn your hipster card in right now. But fo'realz, this looks really good.
  • Burlesque. Cher! Christina! Stanley Tucci! JAZZ! Everything about this has my little secretly-sequined heart fluttering.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I was always a very literary-minded child, but I could never get through an entire Narnia book. They bored me. The films, however, are frothy fun. They have a very Christmasy feeling to me, and they're never exactly good, but they are overwhelmingly pleasant to watch. Plus, the boy who plays Edmund has grown up to be FIIIINE.
  • I Love You Phillip Morris. Um, Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor as star-crossed lovers? Where do I sign up?
  • Black Swan. I am a girl who was more or less thrown out of her dance school at age eleven because she was termed a hopeless klutz but who will swallow whole any film about ballet. Especially one that stars the otherworldly flawless Natalie Portman.
  • From Prada to Nada. Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility gets a modern day Los Angeles treatment with the girl from Spy Kids as the Marianne Dashwood (I guess.) I will see this because I am a glutton for punishment, I make a point of seeing any film that claims any connection to Austen, and then I lose my mind complaining over it.
  • How Do I Know. I don't expect this romantic-comedy to be anything more than mediocre, but Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon both have enough inherent likability to pull me into the theater on their own, so together they have a pull of adorableness that I am powerless to resist.
  • Never Let Me Go. This film has been out for awhile now but I haven't had a chance to get to it yet, which is a shame because I enjoy fangirling over all three of it's beautiful British leads (Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield, and Carey Mulligan.)
  • 127 Hours. Because James Franco is going to cut his arm off in this movie. To pretend you want to see this for anything other than arm cutting scene would be the biggest load of pretentious bullshit I've ever heard*

Listfully yours,
xo tess

PS: Jill Scribbles is having a contest to give away one ARC (advanced reader's copy) of Megan McCafferty's (author of the completely fantastic Jessica Darling series) upcoming novel Bumped, and as much as I want to keep the contest a secret so that my chances of winning will be also seems wrong not to share this opportunity with any fellow Megan fans out there. You have until tomorrow to enter, follow the above link for more details!

*also, man oh man do I wanna bone James Franco. Ay papi.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

a list of little things I love

  • acoustic covers of hip hop songs.
  • the feeling of cold air hitting hot, wet lips after kissing outside.
  • when you put some sort of extra effort into your appearance and somebody, anybody, notices and makes a point of saying so.
  • weird youtubers who I can imagine myself being friends with and doing weird things with. "doing weird things with" that sounds creepier/pervier than what I actually intended. I just mean that, I am a weird girl, and I do strange things to amuse myself, and that certain youtubers seem like they would be amused my similarly strange things. I don't lnow.
  • people who laugh when I make that's what she said jokes.
  • evening naps.
  • bizarre tumblr memes.
  • the rare and glorious occasions where one can procure some cotton candy.
  • shoes that don't make my feet look monstrously long.
  • owl jewelry like this and this. (both of which are a part of my creepy-owl-lady collection)
  • meeting people who are at least just as weird as I am.
  • the way my Van lo-pros fit my feet just perfectly.
  • when you don't need to say it, because they know.
  • anytime I have the option of choosing for something to be green.
  • going out to breakfast.
  • aimless vlogs.
  • smoldering eye-contact, but also sweetly awkward, affectionate eye contact.
  • when my hair dries in nice curls rather than a wild mane of craziness.
  • free samples.
  • moments of stillness.
  • the Starbucks holiday cups.
  • friendship bracelets.
  • book smell.
  • impromptu dancing.
  • ankle boots.
  • new nail polish.
  • natural highlights.
  • films intended for children.
  • people who give up their seat on the train/bus to someone more deserving.
  • the quiet anonymity of public transportation.
  • my hot pink body pillow.
  • people who will talk to me in the dark until I fall asleep.
  • any opportunity for a that's what she said joke.
  • being alone in a public restroom.
  • getting to the coffee cart at school at JUST the right time so that I get a newly brewed cup of the toxic sludge they serve there, which although still vile is infinitely better than the lukewarm sludge I force down otherwise.
  • the fact that I am on a first name basis with every single employee at the local 7-11.
  • sweater weather.
  • photographs that capture genuine laughter.
  • friends who still like me despite my soft spot for rape jokes.
  • fleece blankets.
  • McDonalds vanilla ice-cream cones.
  • artificially colored carnations.
  • moments of serendipitous beauty.
  • freshly sharpened pencils.

Friday, November 19, 2010

a list detailing what I've been doing when I was not blogging

 Well, 'ello there mates.
It would be rather presumptuous of me to think that anybody has been sitting around wondering why I haven't posted in a couple months, and so I will skip straight over explanations and just give you a run down of things that I have been doing instead of blogging.
  • first of all I have been here because I've been HERE, where I fangirl over the likes of Andy Samberg and Anne Hathaway, spew Angela Chase-level angst, and post pictures of my cat.
  • obsessing over Top Chef Just Desserts.
  • buying the five-dollar tights from Target in absolutely every color under the rainbow.
  • listening to Florence and the Machine's wonderful album "Lungs" on repeat.
  • learning algebra! Seriously, we are doing the same sort of junk in the class that I broke out in hives trying to comprehend back in high school, but all of a sudden I understand it. It's the strangest thing. I've tossed it up to the fact that I have more success with male teachers, particularly adorable ones like the guy who teaches my algebra class. And I'm getting an A.
  • so much napping
  • knitting. I knit myself (well sort of. My aunt did most of it, but I'm improving) a Ravenclaw scarf, and I'm working on another purple-y looking scarf now.
  • ravaging my own bangs with children's scissors.
  • skyping for hours and hours with friends that are too far away.
  • tossing the British spelling of words in my papers for school occasionally just 'cause.
  • rereading all of the Harry Potter books again this fall in preparation for the film. I often reread all or part of the series before a new film release, and it's usually a very bad idea because then I remember and go crazy over every little detail that they leave out of the movie, but I also like to have a very clear view of the storyline in my head before going into the movies because I do find that they can sometimes really botch up the plot.*
  • buying a lot of babydoll dresses, cardigans, textured tights, beanies, boots. I've developed a uniform.
  • so much youtube.
  • making da MONIE$.
  • and spending it all on nail polish and overpriced lattes.
  • wearing tight black jeans and working my sneer of sophisticated indifference.
  • aka smoking on the steps of my school with too-deep-for-school Creative Writing/Theatre kids.
  • having staring contests with my cat.
  • waiting for someone to call and A&E over the state of my bedroom and get me on an episode of Hoarders.

*Long story short, I loved Deathly Hallows part one. I thought it was brilliantly done. I have a lot to say about it though, so I think I will save that for some point in the near future when I have more time to say everything I want to, but I would like to quickly address the fact that Jason Isaacs is incredibly sexy all of the time, as any character, and that even his Azkaban-chic Luscious Lucius Malfoy had me drooling. It goes to show what a creep I am that he and Alan Rickman are the Potter actors who I find the most attractive. (I do love Matt Lewis, though)

listfully yours
xo tess

Saturday, August 21, 2010

not a list

Hi friends. I do not have the time or will to blog right now but I just wanted to check in and say HELLO PEOPLE, I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN MY COMMITMENT... I am just ignorning it. Wah. But I promise to blog soon. maybe a few catch up posts but I won't make any promises because I will probably break them.

I hope everything is going dandy for you. Squeezes.

listfully yours.
xo tess.