Hey Internet! I’m doing great! I survived a long drive by myself in an unfamiliar, uncomfortably large SUV on a mission to feast with the Vermont portion of my family and retrieve some of my belongings stowed at my mom’s. I now have more than a suitcase of clothing!
I also rescued my dearest friend from his prison at the bottom of a stack of plastic storage bins. He’s on the left, in green.:
His name is Freddy. As you can see we go way back. Yes, it rhymes with teddy — but he’s named after my uncle who sent him to me from Germany before I was born; the very first Lizmas present! I know a lot of Freds and all (but one) are the coolest. But especially this one. (I have to say that because he knows all my secrets.)
Before I forget: here’s a mix to get you in the Lizmas spirit. I hope you listen to it while drinking a cup of unaltered coffee and drumming on your desk with pencils, Liz-style.
- 1978, Liliput, Kleenex/Liliput, 1993
- Off Morning, Sort Sol, Dagger & Guitar, 1983
- This Perfect Day, The Saints, Eternally Yours, 1978
- That’s When I Reach For My Revolver, Mission of Burma, Signals, Calls, and Marches, 1981
- Undone, Rowland S. Howard, Teenage Snuff Film, 1999
- Dark Entries, Bauhaus, 1979-1983: Volume One, 1986
- Disorder, Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures, 1979
- Speak My Language, The Cure, Join The Dots: B-Sides & Rarities 1978-2001 [Disc 1], 2004
- The Strange Boutique, The Monochrome Set, The Strange Boutique, 1980
- Double Standards, Action Pact, Mercury Theatre: On The Air!, 1983
- Dark Park Creeping, Mo-Dettes, The Story So Far, 1980
- Gehry, Babyland, The Finger, 2004
- Night, Zola Jesus, Stridulum II, 2010
- Stars, Warpaint, Exquisite Corpse EP, 2009
22 more days of Lizmas shopping and my obnoxious birthday zeal! Here’s my unreasonable wishlist:
- electronic drum kit
- 55 gallon aquarium w/1 fancy goldfish named La Contessa.
- a houseplant that doesn’t require much direct sunlight
- a cup that never runs out of fresh delicious iced tea
- that nail polish gadget the receptionist in Total Recall was using
That’s all. Really.