Wednesday, January 20

A Blog About Things

Yesterday I got this idea in my head that it would be cool to empty out this little travel bottle of Clinique Happy perfume that I've had since 6th grade and fill it up with a perfume that actually smells like it was made by humans on this planet and not aliens with a wildly different olfactory system. I don't even know why I kept it this long because I hardly ever wear perfume and I always thought this one smelled awful, but I guess when I was 11 I assumed that all perfumes must smell good, or else why would they have made it, and therefore maybe next time I smell it I will finally like it.

So I started spraying it out into my bathroom sink. It only took a minute to empty it, and it was a terrible minute of holding my breath, and keeping the water running, and opening the window, and being cold because the window was open, and just as the last few spritzes left the tiny straw I realized that I would not be able to fill this bottle up with another perfume. It wouldn't open. It was never meant to be opened. If I had been able to open it, why wouldn't I have just poured it out instead of emptying it spray by spray? Why wasn't that the first thing I tried to do? I don't know why my brain worked so slowly in this instance.

Anyway, now I am left wondering how long my bathroom is going to smell like a perfume that I hate.


Here is a truth I must accept, and maybe you must too: When it comes to chocolate flavored cereal that turns your milk brown, sometimes that milk is better than the actual cereal. Why is that? What I have learned from this is that I should not buy chocolate cereals, I should just buy chocolate milk.

What's your favorite cereal? What's the last movie you saw? What do you hope to accomplish tomorrow? We LOVE comments. About anything you want.

Sincerely, Claire


Brian January 20, 2010 at 8:18 PM  

Well, I'd have to say my favorite cereal is Trix because it turns the milk pink. Alas, the milk is not strawberry flavored, just pink. I'm also highly disappointed at the fact that the cereal is no longer in the shapes of the fruit they're meant to represent. They're just... spheres of sugary goodness.
Last movie I saw was Coraline.
What about you?

Taylor January 20, 2010 at 8:29 PM  

Last quarter I got strait As and now I have all Bs and two Fs. The grading period ends tomorrow so I have to stay up all night tonight and try to get a fantastic amount of work done tonight, but then I get a four-day weekend to party in.

High school sucks, I'm so glad to be leaving at the end of the year.

Topher January 20, 2010 at 8:42 PM  

oh claire... you're so articulated. You get me so wrapped up in your tales I just, well, i cant explain. You wouldn't understand. I don't think boys can explain their emotions to girls in a meaningful way any more.

Don't get me wrong, I love the technological advances we have made the past 2 centuries, but, it makes me feel that somewhere along the way, a little part of us died....

I kind of fear, that very soon, things we take for granted, like cereals, will they be gone? Will tablets become the norm? Our society is so automated, so instant, do you think we will get bored of eating? of sleeping? of loving? I half expect to wake up and find a new tap on my sink, dispensing deserts or something much akin. I digress.

I watched George clooney's new film last night, hasnt he aged well! Yet another powerful performance, a seminal piece of work.

watch it, you'll feel funny inside. then do a video review. that would be ludicrous!

come back to the UK. please.

juuuuuuuustin January 20, 2010 at 9:15 PM  

i enjoy frosted mini wheats.
last night i watched two towers,tonight im watching return of the king.
and tommorow im driving back to san francisco and playing beatles rockband

Abby January 21, 2010 at 12:58 AM  

I love reading your posts Claire. Not that I don't love reading everyone else's posts, but today I like yours.

Fav cereal? Cinnamon toast crunch all the way. Remember when they tried French Toast crunch? That failed miserably. On and Trix is pretty good too Brian, I haven't had it in a long time. Might have to walk down that specific cul-de-sac of Memory Lane soon.

Just went and saw Youth in Revolt for the second time, after seeing it for free at UW the first time and getting THIS CLOSE to Michael Cera. It was pretty cool. And a good film. You should see it. Michael Cera takes a crapload of mushrooms and his kama sutra book comes to life before his eyes, and he sports a pencil mustache and tight white trousers.

Nathan January 21, 2010 at 11:38 AM  

Mmmmm... I love cocopuffs. I definitely thought you were wearing super cool glasses, and I was super jealous.
I really like honeybunches of oats, too. Damn, thos are fucking tasty.
Tomorrow I want to finish my fucking homework and maybe enjoy the sun, because the Seattle sky is FINALLY clearing up. let's place bets on how long this will last...
The last movie I saw was Paranormal Activity and I saw half of it before I freaked out and left and proceeded to turn on all the lights in my house.

Anonymous January 21, 2010 at 11:50 AM  

Sugar Crisp is da best. But Post knows how much I love it so they sell it at extremely high prices. It's depressing how small those boxes are.
I just saw Macbeth, the Australian movie with Sam Worthington. It was fun-ish. Lady Macbeth was a little dull.
I want to go to Vancouver tomorrow and see Phoenix, but I don't have tickets so likely I'll hang around outside the Orpheum for a few hours.

Brian January 21, 2010 at 12:13 PM  

Everyone knows that Frooty Pebbles is the best. It's like a colorful orgasm happening in your bowl. Plus You end up with rainbow milk.

Last movie I saw in theater was Sherlock Holmes, but the last movie I saw was The Toxic Avenger. It's an old B-rate horror/superhero movie. The tag-line for it was "The first superhero ever...from New Jersey!" The main character's name is Melvin, and he was a nerd in a tutu that fell into a bat of radioactive waist. He turns into a radioactive monster that has a keen sense for bad guys. Oh, and each of the bad guys he kills, he does it in a funny and really grotesque way. He likes to finish the baddies with a mop stuck in their mouth. Like he is mopping up crime...
But it's a great movie, you should check it out.

Natalie Portman's Shaved Head January 21, 2010 at 12:58 PM  

You guys are amazing for leaving comments! I've never seen so many. To thank you I will answer these questions myself.

My favorite cereal... I don't know. But when I was little I would always get the Oreo cereal for my birthday. So that was my favorite, but it doesn't exist anymore. I've been on a granola kick. I must admit that I really really don't like Trix, but it saddens me to hear that it's not in the shape of fruits! That's stupid. But Trix is another thing I always thought was maybe made by aliens. I don't like the texture, or that fake fruit flavor. I prefer froot loops which taste nothing like fruit, but are delicious.

The last movie I saw was Avatar I guess. It was in the theater obviously, I can't remember if I've watched a full movie at home recently. I've watched a lot of parts of movies. I did see Youth In Revolt, I liked it. And actually on our east coast tour this summer I think they were playing the toxic avenger on a screen at the D.C. venue. THEY HAD THE BEST FOOOOD! out-of-control-good onion rings. Anyway our sound guy brian was telling us about that movie and then it was playing at the venue. It was weird. Also, for the record, I liked Avatar.

What I hope to accomplish today is band practice! Which I have to get ready for now.


Anonymous January 21, 2010 at 1:49 PM  

My favorite cereal is Quaker Oat Squares.

The last movie I saw was Barbarella, which was bananas and I loved it. God, the music, THE MUSIC!

Tomorrow, I need to get a lot of work done on the second draft of my senior art history thesis. It's on cake art (think Wayne Thiebaud and Claes Oldenburg).

Livie January 21, 2010 at 7:18 PM  

My favorite cereal is froot loops. They turn the milk funky colors and add a fruity edge. The only problem is that my mother doesn't let me get them because they are "too sugary". So my father and I have to hide the box. It's worth it.

The last movie I saw was Sherlock Holmes. I liked it except for the massive amount of pig guts...what a turn off!

Tomorrow I am going to school (ick) and eating yummy pizza.

Anonymous January 22, 2010 at 2:05 AM  

OH MY GOD I loved reading this post... seriously re: the Happy perfume... BLECH!!!! I bet you could get the bottle open like.. with pliers? But maybe not, haha. I'm picturing "Happy"-scented glass (oh, the irony) flying everywhere as you screammmmm. So proceed with caution.

I reeeally like those Maple Brown Sugar Frosted Mini Wheats (Hellof Tons of Capital Letters). That is not an exciting kiddie answer though. I do like Lucky Charms. ;)

I last watched this AMAZING 70s rock opera called "Phantom of the Paradise" directed by Brian De Palma, and from which Daft Punk got their costume inspiration. It's so coool. Also mad props to the person who watched Barbarella cause that is like my favorite movie.


Anonymous January 22, 2010 at 2:33 AM  

Claire England you're my secret crush and someday I will take you as my wife.

The last movie I saw was s s s s sss


and it was really really good. y'all should gggget familiar.

vanessa January 23, 2010 at 3:57 PM

sonic January 23, 2010 at 4:08 PM  

my fav cereal is that smorez stuff they don't make anymore :c
last movie i saw was national treasure 2. in fact, that's the last three movies i've seen. i watched it three times last weekend.
tomorrow i want to do something with my life because i usually sit on my butt and it's gotten me no where, literally, lol.
and i started this class called media criticism this semester, and it's starting to make me mad because our teacher is so liberal it makes me sick.

she won't get direct tv because it's owned by rupert murdock, and he's conservative. wtf???