1st Sep 2014

10 facts meme thing - Write 10 facts about yourself and then tag 10 other people

I was tagged by hienny. I’m not going to be tagging anyone back because I’m really self-absorbed and just want to talk about myself while not learning about other people  this, and many other tag meme things have been going around for a while, and I’m too lazy to check all of my mutuals’ blogs and see who hasn’t been tagged yet. If no one’s tagged you and you kind of feel like talking about yourself, feel free to do the thing regardless, or hell, send me a list of 10 facts about yourself in my inbox, and I’ll appreciate learning more about you, regardless of whether I follow you. Anyway, here goes:

  1. I took tap dancing and musical theatre (just the dancing + lip synching) lessons for at least 2 years starting when I was around 10, and I can’t remember much about the experience at all, except for the fact that I joined the tap class late and was so bad at it that they brought in a special teacher just to help me catch up, and I took offense. I was really, really good at the lip synching thing for the musical theatre class though, and was even given a lip synching solo (with minimal dancing).
  2. I have a small scar on the knuckle of the index finger of my right hand from punching one of my childhood friend in the face when I was 8 and hitting her teeth cause her mouth was open. Her mom yelled at me and blamed me for any anticipated future dental problems that she (a single mother) surely wasn’t going to be able to afford. 
  3. My hands and feet are disproportionately small compared to my height. Like, not freakishly or anything, but they’re the same size/smaller than a lot of my shorter friends.
  4. I haven’t been to the dentist since I was 5 because my dad is paranoid about them, and I’ve never had any tooth problems. I’ve been meaning to go since starting university, but I keep putting it off, and now my wisdom teeth are starting to inconvenience me.
  5. A couple of months ago, I downloaded a Google Chrome extension that blocks links from Upworthy from showing up on any of my social media feeds, and I’ve felt 57% less nauseous ever since.
  6. When I was 11 I was really into ABBA for some reason (like, I went out of my way to buy their studio albums and know all of these obscure songs of theirs) and by extension was really into Scandinavian culture (or as into it as I could be as an 11 year old with no internet access can be) and last night I met this girl who was actually from Norway and I was asking her questions about it and in the back of my mind I felt kind of weird cause I was like “whoa, I basically used to fetishize your culture”, but that was a fleeting feeling.
  7. I have a friend who recently bought a Hammond organ (or rather, magically acquired it for free) and I’m really excited about that, cause  it’s one of the coolest sounding instruments ever + it’s basically a meme, because it’s an organ.
  8. I’m always unsure as to whether or not I should capitalize the word internet/Internet. I often get stuck on whether or not a noun is proper enough to be capitalized, and usually opt for leaving it in lowercase cause I don’t want to seem pedantic, or slowly morph into Jaden Smith.
  9. I used to be afraid of spiders but now I think they’re kind of majestic (after having lived with cockroaches). I keep telling people this, cause I’m kind of proud of it.
  10. I used to interpret “10 facts about me” as “10 abstract introspective tidbits about the things I can and have been” and I tried to work at giving actual everyday things instead this time, because I honestly find those more interesting (because you can usually guess at the rest, and even if you can’t that’s a conversation for a different day).
1st Sep 2014

music meme thing

Tagged by ennephellemnen

You can tell a lot about someone by the type of music they listen to.  Hit shuffle on your ipod, phone, itunes, media player etc.and write down the first 20 songs. Ten pass this on to whomever or no one if you so choose. One rule: no skipping.

  1. Sink, Florida, Sink - Against Me!
  2. Development - dan le sac vs. Scroobius Pip
  3. The Collector - Nine Inch Nails
  4. Mostly Waving - Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton
  5. The Jeep Song - The Dresden Dolls
  6. Neighbour - Mother Mother
  7. Walk Alone - Jack Johnson
  8. Mother - Pink Floyd
  9. Rocket - Smashing Pumpkins
  10. The World Has Turned and Left Me Here - Weezer
  11. Seventeen Years - Ratatat
  12. Beyond - Daft Punk
  13. Wave of Mutilation - The Pixies
  14. Rocky Raccoon - The Beatles 
  15. There is Danger - Wax Tailor
  16. Sunglasses At Night - Corey Hart (lolllll)
  17. Parabol - Tool
  18. Doggy Dogg World - Snoop Dogg
  19. A Sunday Smile - Beirut
  20. A Fond Farewell - Elliott Smith

A mixed bag, I guess. I’m not tagging anyone because this has been going around for a while, but if you listen to all the songs I’ll give you a prize.

1st Sep 2014
1st Sep 2014

(Source: 180mph)

1st Sep 2014
"Anger … it’s a paralyzing emotion … you can’t get anything done. People sort of think it’s an interesting, passionate, and igniting feeling — I don’t think it’s any of that — it’s helpless … it’s absence of control — and I need all of my skills, all of the control, all of my powers … and anger doesn’t provide any of that — I have no use for it whatsoever."
Source: Toni Morrison (via observando)
31st Aug 2014
30th Aug 2014


laura and jubilee, by phil noto [x]

30th Aug 2014

In the mood…
30th Aug 2014

book meme thing

seventytwohoursawake (& recently stealingsailboats, I’ve had this as a draft for a while) tagged me in a thing. It’s been a long time since I read regularly for pleasure, but there are definitely some books that have made lasting impressions, so here goes, in roughly chronological order.

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30th Aug 2014

question meme 1

Rules: Just insert your answers to the questions below. Tag at least 10 followers.

Tagged by: stealingsailboats and wsbsucks
Name: Elizabeth
Nickname: E, Lilo, Lizbit, E-liz (bc I’m tech savvy), lids (as in plural for lid)
Birthday: December 31
Sex: Female
Sexuality: I do what I want. Usually that means nothing.
Height: 5’9
Time Zone: EST
What time and date is it there: 1:00 pm, Aug. 30th 2014
Average hours of sleep I get each night: I’m really erratic. I seem to have settled into a default bedtime of ~1 am and wake up whenever I want/have to. 
The last thing I Googled was: buying mattress Toronto
First word that comes to mind: bruh
My most used words/phrases: idk, “This is my aesthetic” and “That was a thing that happened” are pretty popular with me right now.
What I last said to a family member: ”Night Dad, please get some rest now and some social interaction tomorrow.” (He called me last night at 9pm while I was out for dinner with friends and asked me if I’d stolen money from him when he loaned it to me to deal with this stupid government/bank mishap a couple of weeks ago, and then heard what he’d said out loud, and laughed it off and apologized)

One place that makes me happy & why: I like walking down sidestreets and alleyways (during the day) in my general neighbourhood in Toronto and looking at the art/graffiti. 
How many blankets I sleep under: I’ve slept in a lot of different beds/makeshift beds over the past few months so I’m not picky, but usually I have a sheet + two thin blankets + sometimes a third in the winter. Layers > big thick quilts.
Favorite beverage(s): Water, sometimes Gatorade if I need it. Really nice fresh coffee is good, but most of the time I barely taste it unless it’s really gross.
The last movie I watched in the cinema: Dallas Buyers Club. I saw it with the first and only date with some dude and I opted for a movie because conversation was painfully stilted. I really enjoyed the movie though, and I wouldn’t have gone had he not suggested it, so that’s a thing.
Three things I can’t live without: I could probably live without a lot. Humans are incredibly versatile and adaptive.
Something I plan on learning: How to draw with photorealistic detail.
A piece of advice for all my followers: Go with the flow, open your heart, take care of your body. Be knowledgeable and mindful of the forces that implicitly and explicitly affect your life (be scientifically, financially and legally literate).
You all have to listen to this song: Maggot Brain - Funkadelic Or don’t. Save it for when it’s 3am and you’re feeling the abyss start to stare back at you. Or don’t, cause maybe it’s not your thing anyway.

Tagged: lexiferlove, seventytwohoursawake, idk i think most of the people i interact with a lot on here have been tagged by other people, i’m kind of late to the game.