Monday, October 8, 2012

Bat for Lashes - Marilyn...and Life Lately!

I'm so excited for Bat for Lashes' new album - The Haunted Man! This song, Marilyn, is my favourite one from the album so far. It's just gorgeous and dreamy and makes me want to stare at the stars. Listen and feel your heart swell.

So I still can't believe that summer's over. I've never before experienced an October when I could still wear shorts and tank tops and sandals and feel meltingly hot sitting by the ocean under a shining sun.

One thing that makes it feel more like fall is going back to school. My first week was actually super fun and it was great to finally make some friends my age since moving to California. The UCSD campus is huge, beautiful, and has a friendly, easygoing atmosphere. When I walk around I feel like I'm in a movie haha. 

Ooh, the other thing about fall - there's pumpkin and Halloween stuff EVERYWHERE. It's so beyond the offerings available in Canada. Trader Joe's alone has multiple seasonal products that all look amazing and perfect for a cozy autumnal evening. Yesterday I bought some pumpkin pecan oatmeal. It's also gotten cool enough in the evenings that I can truly enjoy my cups of tea :-)

Yesterday I went on an official tour of the 3 main theatres on UCSD campus. La Jolla Playhouse is so cool! And Gregory Peck was one of its founding members! And their upcoming performance is Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots! It sounds like the best thing ever and I will definitely be attending. Lately I've been thinking about how much I miss theatre and acting and being involved in creative team work so I'm going to try to somehow get involved on campus. We'll see.

Lastly, I've been watching Project Runway and a few nights ago Dmitry showed up in my dreams! So odd...he's just the kind of vampire ghost guy who would haunt people. I do like his designs though. My favourite to win is Christopher :-)

Ahem, enough about that and let's wrap things up shall we? There's work, homework, and pumpkin related activities to be done :-)


  1. I have the song playing as I read your post and I totally agree -- so relaxing and beautiful! I'm with you on the can't-believe-summer's-over feeling. Up until last week, the temperature was in the 80s and I was kicking around in shorts. Now I'm cuddled into fleece pants, lol. On the plus side, I'm on my third cup of steaming hot tea :)

    I didn't know you used to act! Getting involved with the theater sounds like a great activity: fun and a fab way to meet fun people :) I have to say, it sounds like you're really like Cali from your posts, which is so fantastic!!

    Enjoy the pumpkin-related activities! :D

  2. I wore jeans for the first time today after weeks of a shorts-only policy ;-) But really, I could still have worn shorts haha :-)

    I'm glad you liked the song! Her music is incredibly beautiful, I just love it.

    California is absolutely fantastic! I feel like I'm on a permanent vacation. All this sunshine combined with the gorgeous ocean and friendly atmosphere - just perfect!

    Have a super wonderful week, Jessie :-D