Passing Fancies: January 2015

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2015?! Yes, apparently so.

Reading: Next on my list: a volume of Shirley Jackson’s short stories that Mr. TC gave me for Christmas.

Video: “Downton Abbey,” of course!

Audio: Someone recently recommended the Songza app to me. A few of my favorite “stations” (so far) are 80s College Rock, Whip-Smart Women of the 90s, and The Goth Parade…

Drink: I had an excellent Sidecar at the Crosby Street Hotel’s bar last weekend.

Eats & Treats: I’m hooked on some SunRype weird fruit-roll-up rectangles that remind me of the protein bars everyone eats in Snowpiercer.

Garb: I’m sad because I just lost my leopard-spot earmuffs. However, I did score a like-new black Betsey Johnson purse for next-to-nothing on eBay.

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Beauty Products: A nearby location of Ricky’s NYC was closing down, and I picked up two Sheswai nail polishes for $1.00 (yes, 50¢ each!). The shade called What (a taupe-y eggplant) is my new favorite.

Pleasure: Finding new places to write productively in peace

Worry: After twenty years of drinking coffee at the computer, I ran out of luck last month and spilled a full cup all over my keyboard. It really wasn’t a good time to incur the extra expense of repairs, etc.

Stray thought: Congratulations to my brother-in-law and new sister-in-law on their marriage!

Image: January from the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry.

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8 thoughts on “Passing Fancies: January 2015

  1. Reading: Sontag’s “Against Interpretation” among other things. I have a twenty-book tall stack of things I recently purchased to read! I love reading. It is my sanity.

    Video: Do YouTube reviewers count? I love watching Tarababyz’s videos – she does great reviews, is super sweet, and actually PAYS FOR HER OWN STUFF!

    Audio: I am still loving Taylor McFerrin’s stuff. Yes, he’s the son of the “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” guy and is talented as hell.

    Drink: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale because I can get cheap 22s of it at the bodega and it’s actually better than most cheap beers one can find.

    Eats & Treats: Taco happy hour at Chavela’s in Crown Heights. $2 tacos that are really damn good? Yes.

    Garb: I stole my guy’s slim sweater jacket thing a few weeks back and it’s my new favorite item. It’s kind of BDSM-y (in his words) – asymmetrical cut, zippers, and a very tight fit. Pairs well with my collection of boots and skinny jeans.

    Beauty Products: The new Armani Eye Fluids. Buy one. Right now.

    Pleasure: Sleep, a cup of tea, and a good book. And walking. Lots of walking.

    Worry: Too many to list here. It’s not a good time for me.

    Stray thought: Should I eat this cookie now or later?

    1. Yes, YouTube reviews count! I never know where to start, so thanks for that recommendation!

      I completely empathize about the reading *and* the worrying. Hope things will turn around for you soon!

      Eat the cookie now.

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