Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Youth are starting to change

"Are you starting to change? Are you together?"

Yes; I am together. I've been going through the change of having a second surgery on my gums, and trust me, it isn't very fun. I can't smile, I can't eat any hard foods, and I can barely talk without sounding extremely strange. I sound kind of like a squeaky mouse right now, except a lot less cute (but were mice ever cute in the first place? I have no idea). Enough with my complaining. I've been pretty tired lately and not doing much. I love summer, but I'm kind of looking forward to school again. Then I'll get to see everyone everyday. I'm kinda bored right now, since Frankie is at water polo camp and Hannah is...somewhere...haha.

I AM OBSESSED with music. Anyone else?? I thought I'd share a few songs that you should definitely take a listen to.

The Youth by MGMT- my current blog post title! The Youth is an amazing song, please check it out. I think it's one of the best by MGMT. They're very psychedelic and groovy, and this song is just...pure amazingness. I love the lyrics, they're simple yet still beautiful in their clarity.

Flashing Lights by Kanye West- Uhmm sincerely awesome song. The voice of the lady saying "flashing lights" is uber sensual, and the (synthesized?) violin line is to die for. As usual, Kanye spits some tight rhymes while the chorus has some somewhat thoughtful lyrics (As I recall I know you love to show off, but I never thought that you would take it this far, but what do I know?). Even though this may "just be a rap song", it's haunting.

Fuck the Pain Away by Peaches- All I have to say is lolz. It's good though.

Punkbitch by 3OH!3- I'm obsessed with the synthline, and how they use my favourite slang adjective - mad. "We datin' mad models and popping mad bottles tonight." I don't really like the band's overall music itself though.

You should also listen to Mirah, Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, Panda Bear, Röyksopp, MF Doom, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bright Eyes, the Blood Brothers, The Magnetic Fields, The Pipettes, Benassi Bros, Ratatat, YACHT, and much much more that I'm not thinking of right now.

I will leave you with the incredibly sexy video for Flashing Lights by Kanye West. It reminds me of an old movie from the 50's but way sleazier.

Monday, August 4, 2008

I found blood and I saw stars

Today I had to have surgery done on my gums. I have recessive gum tissue, so I had an operation about a year ago to try to make my bottom gums thicker. It didn't work on some of my teeth, so this year I had to have a different type of operation, during which they take tissue from the top of the palate of the patient and sew it to the site of the grafts. It wasn't too bad, and it didn't hurt at all until afterward. Now I just have a bit of pain and discomfort, but nothing too bad. I just hope that recovery doesn't take to long. Until then, no hard food and no using my mouth... blahhhh.

This past Thursday I went into Boston with my boyfriend Frankie. We took the train and then we took the subways to navigate through the city and to get into Cambridge, where we shopped in Harvard Square and ate. It was really fun. I bought two shirts and a pair of socks/stockings from Urban Outfitters and a skirt/dress from American Apparel. Frankie even bought two shirts and a hoodie from American Apparel (much to his father's dismay). I was kinda disappointed though, because they didn't have any loafers in UO (at least, from what I could tell) and Frankie would absolutely NOT let me buy the fake glasses from there. They'd apparently make me look like a "tool". Pshhh yeah right, hehehe. But he bought me red aviator sunglasses, so it was okay.

Here are a couple of outfits that I've worn the past few days, including the clothes that I bought.

Shirt: UO, High-waisted skirt: American Apparel

My camera was not loving my face in these pics, so I edited/cropped it out. I love the design on the skirt. Ever since I saw the new striped version of the high-waisted skirt on, I wanted to buy it. However, when I saw it in the store, it didn't look that great. I looked through the rack and found this blue-printed version of it, and I just absolutely adored it. You can't tell by the pictures, but it makes my eyes stand out.

Shirt: UO, Skirt: F21

Yeah, I don't know. I like this outfit because of the contrast between the bright, bright pink and the black, but it's just okay.

And, just for your entertainment, here is a pic of Frankie and I.

We're cool.