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Out and about

On a whim I posted something on Facebook about having a drink at a bar in Paris and so on Wednesday night I met with Clémentine and other friends, a few I hadn't seen in years. It was very nice (and I got pretty hammered) and we definitely need to do this again soon.

Clémentine and I met today and we went together to a consultation with a tattoo artist for our matching tattoo projects. (I am quite anti-matching tattoos when it comes to couples, but not as much when it comes to family and friends, go figure.) The tattoo artist was nice, on board with our project and we booked an appointment on Nov 15 to get tattooed together. :D

Then we walked around Paris and ended up near the new tattoo parlour of a friend so we popped by for a visit and... I'm seeing him next week to discuss another project I had in mind before C & I decided to get our tattoo together. Oops. He might have openings during the summer and I'm really itching to get tattooed again...

Music

These days, lots of Absolute Body Control and Fixmer/McCarthy. 



Crafting

I'm back to sewing and I'm on a roll. Since last week I made myself a black racerback dress, a rectangle top with open sides and a crop top. All personal patterns that I've adjusted a little.



I've also dyed a white silk satin remnant I had. I got a lovely muted, petrol blue. I've made tap pants out of it and plan to make a matching bralette.

Today we went to Toto rue Réaumur and I bought lovely wool (and wool mesh and red viscose lining) so I can make this:




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Well, no regret about the Trippen shoes since I finally got my grandfather's insurance money! I woke up on Tuesday with a migraine (I'm kicking myself because on Monday night I was shivery and exhausted and that was most definitely the aura. Taking a triptan before bed would probably have saved me a headache, quite literally). We had planned to go to the Petit Bain birthday party/KVB/Oiseaux Tempête that night but I felt like as usual the migraine would probably cripple me for a few days.

I took a triptan as soon as I could in the morning and then was knocked down by exhaustion. And... then I refreshed my bank account and shazam! Monies! I know now the remedy to my migraine: getting a big chunk of cash. Might be difficult to put to use, but let's say the excitement compensated quite fairly for the exhaustion. Weird but not bad at all! So after telling Clémentine to find a concert buddy if she could (which she luckily did), I told her we could meet up for drinks at the Petit Bain deck (which is free access).

Concert 

So we met and had a pint, and then the concert didn't seem like such a bad idea after all. So I bought another ticket and went! I wish I had the opportunity to be that carefree and improvise more often. We had a lovely time, Clementine, her male best friend and I. Didn't see a lot of the concerts in fact. Ate fries, chatted, just all around nice.



Out and about

Yesterday I met again with Clémentine for a shopping spree. :)



We met at Sèvre Babylone, to go to the Marlies Dekkers shop. Well, turns out it doesn't exist anymore. Hah. So we walked in Paris, up to Saint Germain, then Saint Michel, where we visited the Un Regard Moderne book store. It's an insane store with thousands of books piled up seemingly randomly. Pretty hard to navigate (put your bag down somewhere). Lots of weird, indie, dark, kinky stuff. I bought a lovely (and oh boy, huge) red Val Denham screen print (in fact the very cover of that book). I might hang it in the bedroom, near the window. It would be smashing in the living room but I didn't realise how big it was! :D



I also bought some black toothpaste tablets at Lush. Boom! Love these. We then walked towards l'île Saint Louis (making a stop at Shakespeare & co and their coffee house). Then we wandered in Le Marais and found a little passage leading to a maze of courtyards with a few shops and restaurants. Amazing. So quiet. In the centre of Paris. It's called Le Village Saint Paul, and, as a plaque told me, it used to be Charles V's private garden. I definitely need to go back.



Then we went through Bastille, I bought a weird top in an outlet store (two circles in knit viscose, sewn together with holes for the neck and arms, cool). We went through another super cute village-like passage (cour Damoye). So many secret places in Paris! :)

We stopped by a small lingerie shop which stocked a bit of Marlies so I could figure out my size, even though I didn't buy anything. The owner was a lovely woman, and self-proclaimed medium. We talked shop (quite literally) as she saw I knew my shit when it comes to lingerie, so I explained HMS, and she was super interested and suggested we might work together. I don't know about that, but I gave her my email address. Talking can't hurt. She also saw that I have a very positive aura, with strong good values. *shrug* Thanks, I guess? :)

Then we walked towards Père Lachaise to make a stop at the Souffle Continu record store. But we passed a street, rue Pache, and my brain clicked. I had no idea where it was and turns out I passed it dozen times recently! So we made a turn and visited the beautiful gourmet food shop my friend Aurélie opened a few months ago. I hadn't seen her in a long while, and had meant to pop by for weeks. It was so nice seeing her again, and admiring the product of her hard work. It's a lovely, cosy place, with lots of great interesting products (including seasoned roasted crickets!), beer, chocolate, preserves... We had a beer and chatted for a while. I stocked up on chocolate and we all went our separate ways. I need to go back with Math, for lunch maybe?



I went on my way home to Souffle Continu and bought a couple of records. A lovely, tiny white cat has adopted the store, and came around after I arrived. Oh my. I miss cat headbumps so bad. I browsed records as she rubbed against my hands, and listened to new stuff as she plopped on the CD player and showed me her belly. It's not like I needed an extra incentive to go to the store often. :) I bought "Too" by Klara Lewis, on the owner's recommendation (neat dark ambient) and got a little something for Math.



Wow, I'm exhausted today. That was quite a walk! I think I managed to avoid sunburns, despite my going out with no hat or sunscreen, like a dumbass.

Music

I've uploaded a new mix. I've had good feedback so far (I'm really interested in critique, as i don't really know what I'm doing, tbh)

These days I've been listening to Boy Harsher, Ash Code, Geistform, Kite, Tiamat, and Ari Mason. it's interesting how Mason's record left me cold when it came out, and had me fall in love 30 sec in when I tried again a few days ago. So sensual, honest, captivating. There's something quite IAMXy to it, and her voice is wonderful.



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Out and about

We spent a wonderful day out yesterday with Math. Just walking and talking (and spending money, oops). I had been drooling over Trippen's website for ages, and so I asked Math if he would like to go to the flagship with me so I could try on some. It is located near République so we could walk there. The idea at first was to figure out my size, and make sure they were comfy because I would probably have to order mine. See, the brand doesn't do ephemeral collection, they keep everything in their catalog. The shoes are handmade in Germany, by people paid decent wages, using beautiful leather. They have a little stock but you can also special order any design, in many different colours, it's just amazing. It's a little bit pricey (250-300€ for most models) but rather cheap when you consider how they're made! I love practically all of their design. It's all so creative and original.

Well, I had a quick look online before leaving and, eep!, found another store near Les Halles that supposedly had the model I was dreaming about in stock. I couldn't reach them by phone, so we decided to go to the flagship anyway, just to see everything, and then to possibly (lol) go to the other store.

The woman at the flagship was lovely, she helped me find my size, talked me through the specificity of all the models (a collection mean it's a new sole, and they all feel very different). I learnt that you can actually have many models re-soled once they're worn out! Wow.

Math also tried a pair, since he had the opportunity. :) And so, they indeed didn't have the one I wanted so we left. We walked back towards Couronnes to visit a record shop Math had spotted and the owner foraged in his bins and found us a copy of Hadès by Mondkopf so we had to buy it! I mean, it's one of my favourite records from the past few years, and I love the artwork. Can we talk about how stressful it is to carry a record around with you, especially in the metro! Fragile bby!

We ended up taking the metro to Les Halles and lo and behold, the store in question had MY shoes. :P And they were a little bit cheaper than on the brand website! I haven't received my grand-father's insurance money yet (although I've been told that it was definitely on its way) so it was really not reasonable to splurge like that, but hey, it felt great (and I do have the funds, so).

Then we popped by Math's favourite sneakers shop so he could try on several (his needs replacing very bad) and we visited the local beer shop where we bought several things (mostly stouts), some we love, some to try.

Here are my feet, eep!



(no, not summer shoes. :D Look, it's 17°C outside today)

Now I have to get ready to go to Holybelly meet friends!
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Health

Well, I let my throat be and I think I'm in the clear. Fingers crossed! It's always hard to be sure, because few and far between are the days where my lymph nodes aren't the size of golf balls.

I'm pretty good these days. Very thankful for my friends, irl and online, and for Math. I feel loved and supported.

Out and about



We were supposed to go clubbing last night with Clémentine but we just hung out together at Les Furieux instead, drinking absinth. I was going to say we decided to be adults but I'm not sure it qualifies. :P


Givenchy by Ricardo Tisci

On Thursday we went to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs with Lawbenstriel to see the Fashion Forward exhibition. Lots of incredible garments, from the Eighteenth century to nowadays. Both of us have seen a lot of fashion exhibitions though, including at the Art Décos, so I suppose we're getting a little blasé. The most incredible pieces were already known to us. Still a great exhibition with, as usual for the museum, a stunning scenography.



Music

I've been listening to Kontravoid a lot, The Horrorist, Tempers again (Tempers is sooo, so good). 



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Health


I'm okay. My throat is still sore, seeing the doc tomorrow. Maybe anti-histaminic would help, rather than antibiotics? We'll see.

I feel very thankful for my friends, old friends, new friends that I'm getting to know better. And for Math, whose connection felt even stronger while we went through the heartbreak of losing Punky. We don't always react and express our emotions the same, but deep down, we experience such events in very similar ways. We understand each other and we can truly share our every thoughts, even the most uncomfortable ones.

Out and about



Clémentine and I went to Lyon for a couple of days. We were supposed to see Blush Response live but unfortunately the concert was cancelled (it's just postponed since he'll be playing in Paris in a couple of months). We stayed with [personal profile] crazybutsound  and [personal profile] snakeling , and [personal profile] anatsuno came over too. Clémentine didn't know them well but I think she had a lovely time, so did I. 

On Friday night, vrittis came over and we spent the evening in, chatting (we were supposed to go out to a bar but everyone felt rather lazy, me included!) It was great seeing him. It's funny how you can know people for years before you actually feel like you get to know them.



On Saturday, we went for a stroll in the center of town. The weather was not too bad, considering how terrible it's been for the past weeks. We all went to the Fnac and of course I bought a record (I meant to buy it in Paris but !LIMITED!).

I also got tons of cat cuddles at my friends' and I miss these so much. I know I need more time, but I enjoyed the company of my friends' cats a lot. :)





Music

The past few days, I listened a lot to The Devil & The Universe, Ash Code, Tempers, Tiamat, Essaie Pas, Kontravoid. I've also been really moved by this track by my friend Baptiste:



Writing

I wrote porn again! It's a submissive fantasy, so read it or don't. ;)
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Health

I've been meaning to write lately, mostly about the butoh performance we saw on Saturday, but I'm pretty tired (turns out having strep throat for over a month isn't too great. I don't seem to be very contagious, so that's good, still). Anyway, I'm around, hi!

Music

I've been on a post-punk/cold wave/new wave/minimal wave binge these days, exploring (and re-discovering) the more recent stuff. Tempers, Winter Severity Index, Ash Code, Veil Of Light, Circa Tapes, Cold Showers, Figure Study, Pure Ground, Bootblacks, Sixth June...

I've made a new mix with a bunch of these and older stuff:



Out and about 

I'm working at the organic soap shop this afternoon. There's a storm outside. I'm dreading to go, but I think once I'm arrived it's going to be cool.
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Health

Yep, my doc had me stop taking the antibiotics because I'm probably having a (mild) allergic reaction. That's new and very annoying. My throat is better though, fingers crossed.

Concert



I went out last night to the opening of a venue near the suburbs (La Station, porte d'Aubervilliers). it was very nice and we were lucky with the weather (rain was expected but it didn't happen. Good thing since it's an outdoor venue!) I saw (or heard, more like) Cheveu and Scorpion Violente play and it made me curious to hear more. But first and foremost I spent the evening with Baptiste, Clémentine's boyfriend, and we chatted lots and got to know each other a little better. That was really lovely. I got a hug from Oliver for losing Punky too. And I was reminded why I should not drink beer at parties (the queue to the toilet! OMG I was sure I'd pee myself before getting to them).

Music

I listened to Carly Rae Jepsen upon waking up, then TRST, TSTI, ∆AIMON, and my trashy mixtape to fight social anxiety before going out. :)
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Health

We're coping with Punky's loss better that I would have thought. The first days were quite rough, especially in the evening, but I'm okay now. 

Strep throat is back. I started a second round of antibiotics and discovered to my dismay that my arms got covered in hives again. It finally clicked and I think I might be getting allergic or oversensitive to antibiotics. :( It did the same thing with the first round (different molecule). Calling my doc today.

Out and about

I was pretty active this week. Saw lots of friends, enjoyed the sun and the streets of Paris, had a lovely time with Math (we did two garage sales in a row on Sunday and went for pancakes on Sunday).

Music

I bought records from TSTI and Charnier and have been playing these quite a bit. I also listened a lot to She Past Away, Luminance, Weird Candle, Essaie Pas... 

Photography

I'm super behind posting my concert photos! I have to upload my photo of Collection D'Arnell Andrea/Jad Wio. Here are my photos of Xeno/The Horrorist/Peine Perdue (link to album)

Xeno & Oaklander

Crafting

I'm working on trousers from a Burda pattern. They're turning out great, so hopefully it will kick me back into gear as far as sewing goes (I wasn't very happy with my latest projects).

Perfume

I've also unearthed my BPAL collection. Wearing Ice these days (it's nice with the hot weather).


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Out and about

We had a lovely day out yesterday with Math, despite the rain. We went to a game shop to buy Netrunner extensions, then walked a bit to the record shop near Père Lachaise. I was hoping to spend a little time listening to new stuff but unfortunately they had issues with their headphones or turntable. I still bought Neophobia by Sturqen and Math bought two records by Tom Waits. :) Then we walked home via Cream to get a delicious coffee.

Music



Apart from Struqen, we listened to Cevello Elettronico, Huren, Schwefelgelb, Orphx and some new stuff on Bandcamp that I shall buy in a couple of days. 

I also purchased the new Blush Response and Codex Empire EPs at Aufnahme+Wiedergabe, and the upcoming Impulse Controls (Ontal+Blush Response, oh my) at Instrument Of Discipline.

Watching

We finally watched Victor Victoria with Math. He had never seen it, and I rewatched it with great joy. Julie Andrews is magnificent.


 
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Health

I'm well! I saw my GP yesterday and she was pleased to see me doing good. She said jokingly she should see me less often (but still wrote me a script for only one months *eyeroll*)

I'm working out hard with my PT. No pain, just sweat. :)

Music

I've received the Hante LP this morning. I have listened to it a lot already and it is really pretty, so I thought I should buy it. :) A bit sad that I missed her show last week. Oh well. It's funny, but since the Teenage Menopause night with Essaie Pas, I find myself listening to a lot of francophone music, when I had a really hard time with most, not so long ago. Essaie Pas has really grown on me, and the last album from Peine Perdue is really good.



I've been listening to loads of Blush Response too (going to Lyon to see him live in a few weeks, whee), Blac Kolor, Ontal, Sarin...

Photography

Clment

Here are the photos I took of Clément. Nudes, just in case your boss is around and doesn't enjoy the sight of a surprise penis. (clicky)

Crafting

Ah! I've been struggling on the drop crotch trousers I am making with the black and rust tartan. They came out a wee small, and I've had to unpick the belt twice. Le sigh. They're... not great. The fabric is pretty fragile too and will probably get snagged at the first occasion. Oh well. I might alter them some more until I manage to get something satisfying out of them. I was bound to sew a failed project anyway!

Watching 



Yesterday, I watched Hush, by the guy who directed Absentia (and Occulus, which I haven't seen and am not sure I can). I liked it, overall. It is a home invasion movie, and the main protagonist is deaf, and it feels like a rather exploitative premise. I was iffy at first, but turns out her hearing impairment isn't the center of the movie in the sense that the intruder doesn't focus particularly on it, and she is totally badass, in a clever and composed way (and quite stunning too). So I'd recommend it (TW for flashing lights, and implied rape threat once). Also, Mike Flanagan, the director, doesn't like jump scares. I can't swear there aren't any, because I don't mind them (although they are 99.9% of the time very cheap and lazy).
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Concert

On Monday night was the Psychic TV concert. What a beautiful moment. So warm, and it was delightful to see such seasoned musicians still having a blast on stage. 

Psychic TV
Clicky to see the whole album

Photography

Yesterday, I shot nudes with a male friend. I wasn't sure how I'd go about it but I'm pretty happy with the results! I'll post them very soon.
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Health

I got rid of strep after 3 weeks, finally! It was never too bad, but a bit scary.

Concert

We went to see Peine Perdue, The Horrorist and Xeno & Oaklander live on Friday night, Clémentine and I. We met Lawbenstriel and Clément there. I chatted a few minutes with Oliver too, finally. Peine Perdue was good, I like their new album. I was a bit underwhelmed by Oliver after his show at Cabaret Sauvage last time. It was just so early! So the audience was a lot less responsive. I did take tons of pictures though and they're different, a bit more action, a bit rougher. Xeno was honestly not my thing so we went on the roof with Clémentine to stare at the sky and get drunk.

We went, Clementine, Lawbenstriel, Clement & I, to the afterparty and proceeded to get pretty drunk and dance to EBM classics and newer stuff too (yay!). It was a nice evening, although not exactly how I expected it, and I am sad I missed Mlada Fronta and Hante in another part of the city.

Watching 



I watched It Follows (twice actually! Once when Math was away, and once again today with him).

There was a huge controversy on French feminist blogs when it was released. Reading such wildly contradictory reviews back then made me file it under "I don't know, maybe not" but somehow it cropped back up on my radart.

I really liked it. It's a beautiful tribute to Carpenter, with heavy nods to other horror classics, and a strong Sofia Coppola flavour (both thematically and visually). There are a lot of very subtle clues in the movie (I do not recommend watching it while faffing about like I did the first time because I missed things).

The plot is paper thin, but that leaves more space for certain themes to develop (teenage sexuality, becoming an adult, STDs, parental neglect and abuse).

To address the elephant in the room, I find it odd to condemn a movie for being sexist when it is about sexism. That's how I read it anyway. Yes, the young women in the movie are sexualised and objectified. And while their male counterpart aren't, they are depicted as constantly objectifying women. I don't think it's an accident.

It's a movie about becoming an adult and navigating society's expectations about gender roles. I don't think the objectification of women there as gratuitous at all. It would be like saying that Virgin Suicides (the parallel is quite easy) is a sexist movie when it's a movie about the male gaze.

Anyway, I recommend it. It's slow, scary and rather paranoia inducing.

As far as TW go, there's one sex scene that is disturbing, and an assault scene that you see coming and which I didn't mind it too much, for what it's worth. I can tell more with spoilers in the comments if anyone asks.

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Music

Well, look at that, I've been playing with Traktor mixing stuff since Sunday afternoon. It's very addictive! I've recorded a first mix yesterday, it's not great but I have to start somewhere (it's 45 min of industrial techno).

I've prepared another one, more synthpop-oriented, I might record it between now and tomorrow afternoon.

I've also popped by the Teenage Menopause headquarters to get myself the new Horrorist 7" and Danse Sociale by Essaie Pas. Such pretty things!



Watching

The Sewing Bee is back on! Hopefully watching it will kick my ass back into sewing mode.

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Health

I'm back to normal, mood-wise. Had a lovely day with Math yesterday. We went out a little bit: to Cream for coffee, to the cobbler for shoe polish (my shiny combat boots make me so happy) then to restock on chocolate. Then we played Netrunner. :)


:D

Music

I played a lot of records (Schwefelgelb, Exoteric Continent, The Present Moment, Horrorist) and we also listened to ANOHNI, Jessy Lanza, Blush Response and Circles.

Out and about

Friends were DJing at a bar nearby so I popped by after 22pm. It was pretty quiet but we had a good time and I was able to watch them mix. And I might have been giving it a go at home today. =D

Watching

We've resumed our watching of Fargo, and I really really like it (we're still at the very beginning). The cast is fantastic. I'm really tired of Martin Freeman's face but he's excellent in it.

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Health

Bah, physically I'm good (well, I'm taking antibiotics for my throat, so there's that). My mood, however, is super erratic (I'm starting to see a pattern and it might be a PMS thing. New, since I quit the BCP). 

Out and about

Math is at home this week. We've been walking quite a bit (a trip to Opera, walking all the way back) and yesterday a trip to a record store near Père Lachaise. I bought two records and I'm really glad I went. They have a solid selection and I'm looking forward to going back.

Music

Lately, I've been listening to Weird Candle, Liste Noire, The Klinik, Schwefelgelb, Rome, Blush Response (Joey is playing in Lyon at the end of June, I hope I can go!)... 

Photography 

I took a couple of pictures a few days ago. Nude, pretty revealing (just in case you don't want to see my lady bits). Taking them made me feel pretty good about myself. I should do it more often.

Watching



I rewatched Audition. I love that movie. It's gruesome and disturbing, but also rather hilarious (most of the time all at once). If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it (if your stomach can handle it). It's actually more subtle than it seems (it was adapted from a short story by Ryū Murakami). A merciless commentary on Japanese male chauvinism. With needles. 

I also watched Paranormal Activity (super boring and not scary at all), The Conjuring (not bad at all!), and we've started watching Fargo with Math. Starts pretty good! They captured the spirit of the original movie very well and the cast is fantastic.
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Health

I'm feeling pretty energetic these days. Throat is better (although I yelled a lot last night lol).

Concert

Schwefelgelb!! OMG. They were so. amazing. I wasn't sure what to expect tbh but they were delightful (despite quite a few technical problems) and delivered an absolutely perfect show. Just, wow. The crowd was crazy too (turns out I knew Schwefel fans and didn't even know it). 

Ame De Boue and The Wheal were good too. Pretty short set. The room started getting pretty packed for Schwefelgelb and I took some photos (strobes, so much strobes, ugh) but soon, the heat became rather intense and my lens got all foggy. Everyone started stripping in the front rows. I put my camera away and danced like I rarely do (front row slamming!). I almost passed out twice by the end. The set was quite long and super intense. :D I was surprisingly not in pain from taking pictures or lugging my backpack around. Just, good times.

Schwefelgelb
Gallery here

Bonus dorkface with Eddy:


Music

Listened to Liste Noire, ∆AIMON, Autoclav 1.1, The Virgin Prunes...

Watching

Yesterday, Math, [personal profile] anatsuno  and I rewatched Cuisine Et Dépendances. Classic. Doesn't get old, really. They started watching Un Air De Famille but I had to leave for the concert. 
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Health

My throat might be a little bit better (it didn't bother me once I managed to fall asleep last night). Otherwise I'm good!

Punky woke me this morning, not sure what time except too early. I was happy to find her in bed with me though, because she has been reluctant to use her kitty stairs to climb up to the couch or the bed lately. So we cuddled a bit and I rolled back into my duvet.

Out and about

I worked at the fabric shop all day yesterday. It was lovely! I went on Tuesday to get shown how the cash register system worked (went to the shop and back on foot!) so my work day was much easier than last time, when I had to write lil papers and have the customers pay in the other shop. I also came home on foot after work last night. My legs are a little sore today hehe.

Music

I've been listening to TONS of Liste Noire. These guys amazed me live, really. I liked them before but now I just can't get enough.



Some Schwefelgelb too, natch, and I discovered the album by Mari & The Ghost, thanks to Jean Marc (half of the project) on FB. Go listen if you want some soothing music with an incredible female voice.

Watching

I've just finished season 1 of Bosch before lunch. It's very good! Although Bosch reminds me a bit of my father, or rather the idea I had of my father for a while.

Crafting

Well! I've messed up several times (I think I frogged and cast on again 5 times) but I finally got the brioche right. It's so pretty and addictive.

 

I've also bought a little supplies yesterday to sew a project bag and started working on it earlier today.
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Health

I'm not dying from strep throat! It's only laryngitis, but boy is it painful at night (during the day I'm fine). I am working at the fabric shop tomorrow and I should be fine. I'll try not to kiss any customer on the mouth. :P

I was pretty much a champ yesterday and managed to see the doctor to get my throat checked (harder than it sounds, all the doctors are bloody gone right now), call and get all the infos about how to be in the clear for my grand-father's insurance money, do some dyeing and knit a fair bit.

Music

Started the day with Mr.Kitty and Encephalon, did some dyeing to Manic Panic. :)

Watching

I started watching Bosch, and I'm considering resuming watching Person Of Interest (no clue where I left it at, might start at beginning of season 3).

Crafting

I dyed my third Viajante black and dyed two DK skeins for my Askews Me Dickie (one solid black, one deep teal).

Reading

Just started re-reading The Lord Of The Barnyard. It's as good as I remembered. :)
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Health

I have a very sore throat. Hopefully not strep. Will see the doc tomorrow if I'm not spectacularly better.

Punky is back to her old self. We've found the best dosage of her meds, so she doesn't have any visible side-effects. She is active, talkative and grouchy, just as usual. She eats and drinks plenty and uses her litterbox again. We're not kidding ourselves, she's still very ill. But she looks comfortable now, which is more than we could ask for.



Music

Oh dear, it's the first of the month and I'm about to spend a hefty sum of money on records. Artoffact will be the end of me. They have issued 3 of the best Haujobb albums on vinyl, and of course the limited editions are the prettiest. So, I know where my money from next Wednesday, working at the fabric store, will go. ><

Listened to tons of Schwefelgelb (concert on Saturdayyyy), Haujobb, Kite, Foals, ESA, Essaie Pas...


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Health

I'm coming down with a cold. I'm a wreck this morning. I'm also sore from PT yesterday, which would be fine in normal condition, but adds an extra layer of hell today. Mood is good though.

Kitty is doing fine. Her meds seem to be helping. She is her regular old self now. It took a little while to adjust doses so she wouldn't be sick, but I think we're getting the hang of it.

Music

Lost of Schwefelgelb, and we listened to Mlada Fronta and Cervello Elettronico while playing Netrunner. I really love this game! We had lots of fun (and I won both games, haha :P)

Watching



I finally watched Ex Machina. I was wary at first, when the trailer came out, because I don't exactly trust Alex Garland when it comes to the treatment of women, but good friends told me I was missing out and managed to change my mind.

Well, for starters, it is obviously gorgeous. Not just Ava's design, but the whole photography. It is sleek and hazy at the same time, which is fitting for a movie centered on the objectification of women.

Interesting, albeit not revolutionary, things are said about AIs. It's particularly relevant after the Tay fiasco. Vague spoilers ahead:

I'm glad Domnhall Gleeson did TFA, because he was getting close to being pigeonholed as a self-centered douchecanoe (thinking of Frank in particular, where he plays wonderfully the Good Guy™). As the movie unfolds, his character appears like an even worse person than Nathan, who is unabashedly using AIs for his own personal gratification. Caleb doesn't even consider the possibility that Ava might have agency, all the while posturing as his protector/friend/saviour. And I personally prefer assholes who know and do not hide what they are. Intentions aren't magical and all that.

Anyway, good plot, not revolutionary, but makes you think, and very enjoyable. (A teeny weeny bit of gore, let me know if you need CW)

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