I love fashion. I really do. You’d never be able to guess that, though, by looking at the way that I dress. So how does a person who immensely loves fashion & style dress poorly themselves? Well, perhaps I can blame it on my introversion. I am quite a hermit. I have major social anxiety. I very rarely leave my house. There’s often no need for me to get gussied up when I’ve got nothing to do, but get my hands dirty with art-debris & be a human lint roller for the kitty-cats. So unless I’m specifically in the mood to play dress-up, I am usually found in my typical daily “uniform” which consists of:
♥ An ugly sweater
♥ A t-shirt, usually featuring either a rock band or a horror movie
As some of you already know, my dad passed away on March 24th. It’s been just a little over a year since my mom passed away, and already, my dad followed her to heaven. Honestly, I am not as upset as one would think. I’ve been mentally preparing for this to happen. He was diagnosed with dementia about a year ago, and he progressed extremely rapidly. I’m mostly just relieved that he doesn’t have to suffer any longer and he gets to go be with my mom now. I know for a fact that he truly couldn’t live without her.
Bernard Lewis Casko; December 1st, 1936 – March 24th, 2011.
Playing “You Don’t Know Jack” on xbox ♥ Super full moon tonight! ♥ The music-guessing game ♥ Albums that I still never got tired of: Ugly Casanova’s Sharpen Your Teeth, Peeping Tom’s self titled, & Modest Mouse’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank ♥ One of Chadu’s songs was featured on tumblr’s #Gaming radar! ♥ This article inspired me because I’m still a plain jane myself, who wants to change: Green Mascara, Or How I Went From Plain Jane to Most Beautiful Girl in One Night ♥ While The Smashing Pumpkins’ new music doesn’t thrill me as much as the old stuff does, I still get giddy every time they release a new song ♥ Pink pancakes with ice cream! ♥ “You got potatoes in your ears?” ♥ Good weather for midnight walks ♥
I’ve been a Smashing Pumpkins fan for 15 years. Billy & I go way back. No, really, you don’t understand the extent of my obsession. I am one of those crazy, hardcore fans that has (three!) Smashing Pumpkins tattoos. I’m not exaggerating when I say – their music has been an amazing, life-changing addition to my entire being. So I must make mention that today is William Patrick Corgan’s 44th birthday & I wish him a most-splendid day.
Now, as for that ridiculous picture above. That was something that I made with Photoshop in 2007 or so, for my own amusement. It was a photo that I took of Billy when I went to see The Smashing Pumpkins in concert that year. Then, I coloured Billy’s outfit green, gave him a leprechaun hat, and shamrocks. (Since his birthday is also St. Patrick’s day.) To my amazement, on Billy’s birthday in 2007, that silly picture that I made was on the front page of The Smashing Pumpkins official website. It was truly one of the highlights of my life, to see an image that I created (with my name credited along with it) on the front page of my most favourite band’s website! .. I am so mad that I totally didn’t even think to take a screen capture of it to document the occasion. (That version of their website doesn’t appear to exist on the internet anymore.)
But anyway! In honour of Billy, here are some videos for you to enjoy:
An acoustic performance of “The Crying Tree of Mercury” .. One of my most favourite, but highly underrated SP songs. This acoustic version of it is amazing.
This is “TheCameraEye” from Billy’s solo album. A nice performance featuring the lovely Linda Strawberry doing backing vocals!
A great acoustic version of “Rocket.” & The crowd sings along to the entire song. Aw, heart-warming.
A grand performance of “Tear” from the Adore album.
A while ago, I posted some scans from my mom’s old photo albums. (You can see that first post here.) There were so many great pictures to share that I decided I’d post more at a later date. Here are the rest of the scans:
Being addicted to Words with Friends on my iphone. ♥ Watching “Prison Break” with Chadu ♥ Cookie dough ice cream ♥ Cozy car rides ♥ Drinks at Sonic ♥ New headbands ♥ Writing journal entries in pink & purple ink when I want to write about happy things ♥ Giving the kitties catnip ♥ Root beer ♥ Listening to the entire Rasputina discography in one sitting ♥ Rainy days & puddles ♥ Cool blog alert! Camp Smartypants ♥
& Quite a few lovely ladies have mentioned me on their blogs recently (♥♥♥♥♥) Thank you, all! I heart you.