Things I Love Thursday

Things I Love Thursday

It’s such a beautiful day & almost the weekend — what better reason do you need to make a huge list of things you LURVE?!

Here are my favourite things from the week we’ve just had!

This ridiculous series of events: 1. Dave Navarro following me on Twitter; 2. Direct messaging him to ask for tickets to see Nine Inch Nails & Jane’s Addiction in Toronto; 3. Him replying, “Of course!”; 3. Going to the show & getting amazing seats & passes to the aftershow; 4. Messages from Dave at the end of the night which end “xoxo”, aw, bless. If you’re thinking about going to see NINJA, you definitely should — it was a great experience, & they only have a few dates left so don’t dilly-dally! P.S. Um, helloooooooo… !

Having new make-up to play around with because it is surely one of the best things of all time. My newest crush is Maybelline Mineral Power foundation. It cost pretty much nothing, I love the consistency & it’s nice to think I am doing something good for my skin, as opposed to throwing on a whole bunch of stuff to clog me up.

This one cute boy who my friend has nicknamed “The Dish” (because he is a dish). Um, he is pretty excellent & taking up a LOT of my mental space right now. Blush, blush, hi, um, hi.

My friends in general — From married vegans in Gisborne to pink-haired male dynamos in California, they are so great to me & I love them.

Using the word “adorbs”. It’s adorbs. Fin.

& lots of little things. Viz…

Honourable mentions: When you go into Lush Cosmetics & come out smelling like it; forgetting that you have your Lush purchases in your handbag & getting a pleasant olfactory surprise whenever you open it; taking your friends shopping, getting them to try new things & seeing their excitement about how good they look; typing “Tarina Tarantino -kitty -Barbie” into an eBay search & browsing until my eyes fall out of my head; the NINJA 2009 Tour Sampler (download! Rejoice!); when you find a really talented photographer’s Flickr stream & go through favouriting pages & pages worth of pictures; chilling out with my friend Neil & eating ice-cream & talking about writing every night (having anyone to talk about writing with is so, so awesome); boys who draw pictures for me; boys who write songs for me; boys who write poems for me; um I guess any boy who does anything creative for me in general… I like that stuff; fried pickles (!!! My friend introduced me to them recently & it is true love for sure); sparkly pink helmet anticipation (!!!); Haagen-Dazs Mayan Chocolate ice-cream; Canadian strawberries (so sweet & juicy!); dancing around my friend’s apartment; remembering how very easy it is to manifest whatever you want (all you need is a vision & lots of love for it); exercising; that the ATM machines here say “Welcome / Bonjour”; my new liquid Lip Smacker in “sugar crystals” flavour (it smells like plastic dolls from the 80s, do you know that smell?); going back & watching old episodes of Gossip Girl; that Jolt Cola still exists in Canada! (& holy hell does it give you an epic rush); pickle-flavoured Pringles (hello my mind is blown); making birthday cards for dogs; Shoppers (wow Canada, you did good), & finally, this photo of Marilyn Manson by David LaChapelle. I have always loved it.

Things I Love Thursday

Music to feel dreamy to: Sun Kil Moon’s April; Tiger Army – Cupid’s Victim; Marvin Gaye – My Precious Love; Pornos For Pyros – Tahitian Moon; Beastie Boys – She’s Crafty; The Cure – The Caterpillar (whoah, I had forgotten how great this song is!); Marilyn Manson’s Portrait Of An American Family (definitely an-oldie-but-a-goodie territory); Jose Gonzalez’s In Our Nature; Lisa Germano – Trouble; Concrete Blonde – Joey; Lauryn Hill’s MTV Unplugged. (Do you guys like it when I post music?)

“People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yummy. I feel all satisfied & gleeful! Okay moony moon moon, it’s your turn. Let’s talk about LOVE! ! Please tell me all the delicious things you can think of!