Tuesday, December 11, 2007

ADVICE - december edition

i've started playlists,
and now quotes.

all things i believe to be integral to an informed life.

(and for those of you wondering, i think an "informed life" means you cram your head full of all kinds of detritus, from beautiful images to harsh ramblings, from the inspired to the insipid. mix them all up in your noggin, then judiciously pour them out into a carafe and dispense liberally amongst those you love. it's what makes the whole ride worthwhile.)

so, the playlist part is an easy one,
we all love some new music in our lives,
and the porn part. . . well that just makes things spicy.
(the bottega resort collection catalog got dropped on evelyn's desk yesterday by a well-meaning/vicious friend who had just come back from vegas . . . let's just say a good half hour was spent perusing the six hundred dollar polo shirts with detachable collars and the three thousand dollar intrecciato woven python handbags. what? it's RESORT, people. short sleeves? python? ring a bell?)


quotes. wisdom through the ages as it were. here are december's:

“Be daring, be different, be impractical,
be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision
against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace,
the slaves of the ordinary.”
(cecil beaton)

"Truth be told, I had more fun when I was piss poor,"

"the average life is full of near misses and absolute hits,
great loves and small disasters,
it’s made up of loft insulation, banana milkshakes and random shoes,
it’s dead awful and truly truly amazing,
what you’ve got to realize is it’s all here, now,
so breathe deep and swallow it whole,
because take it from me, it just whizzes by and then it’s . . ."

and yes. i get to quote beaton, a rap mogul, and a sci fi channel show in one month.

that's the gift of the blog.


The Guv'ner said...

AND hallelujah for the Captain Jack in 1940s military coat hotness and damn it that he bats for your team and not mine. He is a fine, fine gentleman.

What is up with the Welsh chick though? She has that goofy gap in her teeth that I always picture spinach getting caught in.

And I must have all your doggies immediately.

ghettro said...

hey landis, it's kahla from sorrento!

i've been meaning to comment on your blog for a while now, but the magazine has been crazy. i was checking out your china posts and i have to tell you that ALL of my coworkers at the mag are in L-O-V-E with you and your life. tell me you need an assistant to your fabulosity and i'll quit my job tomorrow! until then, check out my blog too for disco and gossip rants. xo

ps. the jay z quote is bomb and so true. but biggie brings it back with "birthdays was the worst days, now we sip champagne when we thirsty!"