Leakey's Bookshop, Church Street, Inverness (Scotland).
"Scotland's largest secondhand bookshop. Antiquarian and First editions kept up where the organ pipes of the old St Mary's Gaelic Church used to be. Old maps and prints, cafe/art gallery on the mezzanine, beautiful furnace fueled only by logs"
Frankie the big-cat is becoming fast friends with Penny the lil-cat. It is truly gorgeous. These two make me smile so often.
Next five tracks on my playlist:
♠ Do You Believe In Life After Thugs? - Astronautalis & DJ Fishr Pryce (this track is 3:25 of jaw-dropping, booty-shaking goodness)
♠ My People - Erykah Badu
♠ Sheena's In a Goth Gang - The Cramps
♠ I Don't Mind - Buzzcocks
♠ Sredni Vashtar - Faith & the Muse (this track will forever be associated with Cabaret Nocturne - a goth club in Melbourne - for me, and the NIN after party a handful of years ago. It was the track playing as Lorna, Mark and I walked in and I remember being so goddamn excited to be there; it was an amazing night and part of an epic adventure!)
I aim to motivate myself to haul ass to this and make it a graduation-celebration.
Then, whenever I see the name 'Kittentank' on a poster around town, not only will I grin and think "AWESOME BAND NAME!" (in caps, just like that) but will also know what the fuck they actually sound like, heh. I've heard good things through the grapevine.
Plus, it will be good for me to go to a random gig!
The Banksy film Exit Thru the Gift Shop is being screened in Wellington as part of the NZ Film Festival! Yuss! The trailor piqued my interest, I imagine the film will be weird, amusing and irreverent as hell.
I hope I manage to grab a ticket before they disappear. Tickets are on sale via Ticketek and only cost $15 ($12 if you're a student).
The July 17th screening is even at the Penthouse, awesome awesome awesome.
My shoulder bag now contains the bare essentials: Moleskine notebooks x 2 (one for plotting business, the other for lifestuff) Wallet YSL makeup bag (strawberry chapstick, concealer, mascara, Lush's 'helping hands' cream, pencil & pencil sharpener, mini-ruler, comb, lipstick, eyeshadow) Technological bits & bobs (cellphone, lil' flash drive, mp3 player & spare battery) Passport Keys Glue stick and scissors Cosmic Corner crew laminate Little purse with 'My Rosary' in gold letters on the front (from the Catholic shop in central Melbourne, which is fucking awesome; containing trinkets from trips to New Plymouth & Kaikoura (♥) - goldstone, amethyst, beach pebbles and a little twig) Coin purse (pounamu pendant, change for the bus) Rubber spiders x 2
♠ Planning my first birthday party in thirteen years! Exciting!
♠ After loving 'The Score' for years, finally hearing the Fugees' 1994 release 'Blunted on Reality'. It is pretty much A to Z amazing
♠ Arriving home to find that my boyfriend has done my laundry (!!!)
♠ Candles every night
♠ Working in a place that is capable of lifting my spirits when I arrive there straight after an intense, frustrating day at Tech. How many people arrive at work and get uplifted? My job is really great
♠ EPs presented vivid-scrawled and wrapped in brown paper, hastily sealed with 'don't crush' warning stickers. Thanks, Tiger's Eye. I'm super-lazy about seeking out new music these days, so it's awesome when it gets plonked on the counter at work
♠ Cadbury hot chocolate
♠ Delicious, soft merino layered over lacy slips (winter is so sexy)
Despite a few course-related stresses, which I'm working on being down with, everything is great. Today I begun investigating alternate yoga classes - the heat and intense stretching of Bikram will be a little beyond me for a month or two yet, methinks! - since I'm beginning to get some of my flexibility back, it's time to get back into the swing of yoga. Yoga is soul food, I miss it!
At the moment, classes at Gaura Yoga on Vivian Street are looking great (only $14 for a casual class which is followed by a yummy vegan dinner, and all equipment is provided!), though Yoga in Daily Life looks like a beautiful space and has $10 casual classes, and Myoga sounds like it would be an invigorating, spiritual practice. Perhaps I'll check out all three!
Rest of the day: ♠ Wheel of Time, #5 ♠ Late lunch of vegan lentil stew and cheesy mashed potatoes, yummm ♠ Make time for sewing ♠ Rumi ♠ Another foot tattoo! This time I'm getting an illustration of Willie Wonka by Quentin Blake on my left foot, to be friends with the Matilda I have on my right ♠ Brownies ♠ Conscious awareness <333