Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2014«

When the Music Gets Down in Your Soul

January 31, 2014 by


I love this song. It’s got a fantastic beat — great to dance to, great to run to. And the lyrics are sorta awesome. It’s one of those catchy songs that gets stuck in your head but when you find yourself singing along you don’t have to be appalled at yourself. Whether it’s rock and roll […]

I Sports. You Sports. We All Sports, Sports, Sports… What?

January 29, 2014 by


  I’m going to watch a sport thing on Saturday to try to discover if I actually like it or if I simply enjoy listening to people I know tell me cool stories about it. (They know where my weaknesses are.) I suspect, as I have never watched an entire game, that it’s the second. […]

Until He’s Sober

January 24, 2014 by


Every time I hear this song in context of Drink Me, I hear the line ‘until he’s sober’ and start snickering because… yeah, that’s not gonna happen. Either that or I have flashbacks to when this was the ringtone I had for my honey and flail for my phone before I remember myself. It’s very dignified […]

Balance is What Stops You Falling on Your Face, Right?

January 23, 2014 by


Okay, so this is embarrassing. One of the tabs I just finished dealing with. One of the ones that was open. Not re-opened from bookmarks or anything. One in my current ‘do something about this’ tab group. Was from 2 January 2013. Yes. When I said I hadn’t finished my admin stuff from the first […]

(battle scars)

January 21, 2014 by


(battle scars) so one day a boy will come along with lips that taste like gunpowder and he will make you feel like your body is a war zone, will kiss your neck and plant mines beneath your skin and set them off with long, trailing fingers — and sometimes you will feel like you […]

You Mustn’t Be Afraid to Dream a Little Bigger, Darling

January 17, 2014 by


This is not the song I was going to post today. But a couple of days ago I was thinking about stuff — it’s a new year and my birthday’s coming up pretty soon — so I was having one of those look at your life, look at your choices moments. And you know what I thought? If my life […]

Racing the Red Queen

January 16, 2014 by


I run. It’s a thing that I do.* Every weekday.** When I’ve got it together.*** I run on a treadmill.**** It makes me feel like I’m in Alice Through the Looking Glass, running the Red Queen’s race.      “Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else — if […]

Better if You Don’t Think About it

January 13, 2014 by



And At a Quarter After Two We Argued It Was Nine

January 10, 2014 by


This is a great drinking song and also a great funeral song, so naturally it’s perfect for Drink Me. It’s been recorded by a lot of different people but this is my favourite. Oh the night that Paddy Murphy died, is a night I’ll never forget Some of the boys got loaded drunk, and they ain’t […]

This is Not My Beautiful House. This is Not My Beautiful Wife.

January 8, 2014 by


Do you ever get that feeling where you’re standing around in your own house and you suddenly think, “I live here” and that seems totally weird to you? Or you’re sitting with your feet up and you look down the stretch of your legs and go, “Wow, my legs are really long.” Or your parents […]