So here’s what’s been happening lately. My new apartment is adorable but absolutely filthy. I found a fossilized cockroach in the cutlery drawer and the toilet smells like old poo. Please note that this is not a personal attribute which I have bestowed on the apartment – I poop rainbows and fairy dust in the sunlit barn where Taylor Swift was foaled. Obviously. Sometimes I see her clomping around singing into a currycomb while feathering her forelocks.
Since moving in last weekend, I have been up to my eyeballs in a medley of grime and unsavouries, scraping dirty grout, bleaching sinks, sweeping mouse turdlettes into dustbins, and slopping cracked and mouldy cupboards with a thick layer of paint. Actual sweat has been trickling from my armpits. I am a lady (ladies perspire!!) so this is a new phenomenon for me. Of course, I sweat when I run, but it feels strange to drip like a faucet while simultaneously mopping the floor.
I guess you’ll want to see pictures at this point, so here we go:
The best thing about moving is the feeling that things are about to happen. A fresh slate. A clean break. Here favourite new releases to celebrate a brand new start in the heart of Parkdale. Cheers.
It isn’t July just yet, but I wanted to get a head start since I will be out of the country come Canada Day (how ironic). I am going on an exciting adventure to Italy and Greece for the whole month and may not get a chance to post as much. So, I figured a nostalgic/loosely themed playlist could be a second-rate consolation prize.
I tried to fit all my recent favourites on this playlist (Foster the People, Wild Nothing etc.) as well as some consistent favourites. So on that note, here is my parting gift for the month if I don’t get an opportunity to post what I’m listening to.
01 Send Me On My Way - Rusted Roots
02 Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win - Beastie Boys ft. Santogold
03 Home - LCD Soundsystems
04 Call It What You Want - Foster the People
05 Gamme Ray - Beck
06 Churches Under The Stairs - BSS presents...Brendan Canning
07 Summer Holiday - Wild Nothing
08 Abducted - Cults
09 Set 'em Free pt.1 - Akron/Family
10 Speaking In Tongues - Arcade Fire ft. David Byrne
11 Like I Needed - Rogue Wave
12 Minnesota, WI - Bon Iver
13 When I Come Home - The Drums
14 Wrapped Up In Books - Belle & Sebastian