Thursday, April 28, 2011

it came to my ears in the goddamn loveliest melody.

If I could be granted one wish, it would be that we could all wear animal ears without being judged.

(Apparently my wish came true for these two. Must be her magical elf powers).

Saturday, April 23, 2011

toy stories.

Anyone who has visited my bedroom knows of my latest obsession with collecting little creatures. Ceramic rabbits, china deer, swan soap name it, I've got it - or want it. So, when I clicked through the beautiful links sent in the latest Frankie newsletter, the last one I viewed instantly became my favourite. A photography set on Flickr entitled "Toy Stories" features old fashioned toys with new fashioned graphics - just the thing to make my less than average Tuesday.


Murder Mystery

Horn Hubris

Nobody Likes A Show Off


Teenage Angst

Allow Me To Explain.

Good Samaritan

Honestly, I could post the whole set they make me that happy. But you'll just have to look for yourself (and if you can pick a favourite, buy it as a print here.)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

do they really know you, lola.

Lonely Lola cherry cola girl
How much do they pay you for your smile?
Alone in your own creaming soda world
Maybe you were happy for a while
Lola you're a star tonight
Don't let them pluck you from the sky

Lonely Lola everybody knows
Everybody calls themselves your friend
But later on tonight when it gets cold
Lola who's gonna hold you then?
There's something in your eyes tonight
Forget them and take it in your stride

My friends told me 'bout how you've been gettin' out
But no-one seems to know your name
Slide on through the crowd and let them talk aloud
They only want to hold ya
Do they really know ya Lola?

So you say you're Lonely, Lola, sure
Everybody gets that way sometimes
But Lonely Lola you could know the cure
Wait it out and Lola, you'll be fine
It's easy if you try tonight

I consider Lola my alternate personality - the girl I want to be. Hence, writing love letters to her featuring all the things I think she'd like is the only way I can reach out to her and bring her closer to me. Sounds silly, but hey, that's the reason I need her in my life. And just quietly, I think she needs me too.

[Bic Runga - Lonely Lola Cherry Cola Girl]