The True Sea

The human mind, old films, literature and podcasts.

Lately

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1. I decided to get back into the habit of watching a film every night as oppose to just old telly shows. I’ve been re-watching House. Excluding the ones not worth a mention, I have so far this month watched the following motion pictures. Livid, French horror. For all us Dario Argento fans. Sleep Tight, Spanish psychological thriller. Designed to take away any sense of security you have about your home. Dogtooth, Greek dark comedy. I adore cold satire like this. And last night I watched And Now For Something Completely Different. It never fails to cheer me up.

2. I got Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk in the post this morning and I’m already halfway through it.

3. I have decided that Sound and Vision is always going to be one of my favourite David Bowie songs. In fact, Low is one of my all-time favourite albums.

4. Another book that I’m currently reading is God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens. It’s difficult to put down and I could easily read it in one go had I the opportunity. I’m definitely going to get some more of his books.

5. I’ve been (and still am) craving intention and productivity. I want to be the best me I can possibly be. This means absorbing a lot of information in a short space of time (mainly from books and blogs) and few blogs inspire me like Marc and Angel Hack Life does. It’s been one of my favourite blogs for years now.

6. I want to go to loads of exhibitions this summer. The following are some of my planned visits. Oramics to Electronica: Revealing Histories of Electronic Music at the Science Museum. Codebreaker – Alan Turing’s life and legacy (he was code breaking at Bletchley Park!) at the Science Museum. Animal Inside Out (Gunther von Hagens!) at the Natural History Museum. Damien Hirst at the Tate.

7. After ordering a couple of cardigans the other day (a blue pointelle and a green with flower buttons) I realised that I actually own more cardigans than dresses. I need to get some sun dresses and babydoll dresses because at some point it will get properly hot outside.

8. I ordered a book yesterday called The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People which I hope I will find useful. I still love the idea of getting a degree in English literature and creative writing but I still need an income. I need a creative job. I also know that my dream job doesn’t exist and I must create it. My brain is running on high to get this sorted out as quickly as possible and I am well aware of the fact that I am stressing myself out about it.

9. I wrote a long list of my goals for July and I have already managed to cross things off. It is indeed helping me to stay focused and motivated.

10. I went out for lunch with a friend today. I had a lovely time and we covered most of my favourite conversation topics: psychology, film, comedy, literature, art, music, cats and creating things.

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