Things I Love Thursday

Things I Love Thursday!

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People moving to my city! I just realised that three of my friends from Wellington are moving to Melbourne within the next 6 months! How incredible is that?! Needless to say, I am pretty stoked about it. I guess I’m going to have to stick around here a bit longer then, huh?!

Finding elusive things — I managed to procure some Red Vines for my boyfriend last night, which was a major triumph because in Australia, I can only ever find Twizzlers. (He insists there’s a difference — to me they both just taste like red wax, but hey!) It was exciting. Feel my excitement!

Healing — It’s fantastic to hear that anyone is getting better, but this week I’m thinking especially about my sweet friend Lisa, in the middle of the mosaic. Not only is she beautiful, but she knows how to help herself, & I couldn’t be more delighted for her!

Booking my Christmas holiday! I am so overjoyed that I can really only say this: ^$%&^*%&^$%)^!!! We’re going to stay in a lovely place, chill out & enjoy our double-shower & jacuzzi. I am daydreaming about beauty & relaxation treatments. I can’t think of anything better. Last Christmas we watched The Day After Tomorrow while watching SNOWFLAKES fall past the window. In the middle of summer. Fear!

Big packages in the mail — My sweet dolly Leigh from Cosmopolitan spoils me rotten! Yesterday I received a heart-shaped box full of lovely things: lipstick, nailpolish, false eyelashes, eyeshadow & lots of glitter! If she didn’t live so far away, I’d give her a big smooch!

Caesar salad — Bonified obsession. I would even go so far as to consider it as a legitimate food of the gods. Beware those who try to get between me & my croutons! (Mmmmm…)

Trying weird face treatments — I just did a “mini-facelift” in a bottle & my face looks like it has been ironed! It was not unlike smearing egg white on my skin (which would probably be less expensive). Fun but strange!

Hot donuts dusted with sugar & served with a pot of warm chocolate — My donut-scarfing place of choice is San Churro. It is far, far too good. Yum.

Obtaining new music — My current favourites are Jimi Hendrix, Coldcut, The Cinematic Orchestra & Arcade Fire. I start to go nuts after listening to the same music for too long, so new music is always a grand adventure for me!

Shuffling around in my kimono — & generally being an old lady. I like to bundle up in it with lots of bangles, put my hair in a haphazard chignon (the best kind), drink coffee & write. Definitely a great way to spend the day.

Honourable mentions: People who colour their dog’s hair (pink poodles, eeeee!); my new Moleskine for 2008 (it’s still wrapped in plastic & winking at me!); energy drinks (powering the iCiNG Bowl since 2006!); “clean” dressing (by which I mean pieces in one-colour with no logos or madness on the front); silly but fun tasks (I am going to learn how to fold origami cranes!); procellous weather (& the word procellous); doing my dream job every single day & interacting with all of you AMAZING people! You make iCiNG what it is, truly! Huge kisses to ALL of you!

Origami cranes!

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” — Aesop

Your turn! Share your obsessions & love affairs!