Life Goals

So I’m stealing this from some kid…but man, I couldn’t have said it any better myself. Bravo, kid. Bravo.

  

Brandon Flowers’ Blazer

At the dawn of a new year, I think it’s important that we take some time to celebrate the truly inspirational things in life, such as this magnificent animal-print blazer worn by Brandon Flowers. It might be the best jacket I have ever seen, and though I am still waiting for a glance at his disco-ball suit, this will do for now. I am content.

Happy 2016!

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I Won’t Share You

Okay, here’s something beautiful for all of you people looking for beauty.

From Morrissey’s (excellent) autobiography which The Fox gave to me some time ago and I am now finding time to read in the bathtub:

“A window-ledge in a forgotten corner of the Wool Hall Studios showcases a peculiar stringed instrument from 1777, which Johnny instantly grabs – ‘Oh, let’s see how this sounds – and, by second run-through, he can play the oddly stringed lyre that has no sound hole. The strings are possibly horsehair, and there is a barely usable tuning bar, but the sound Johnny finds is mesmerizing, and the song I won’t share you is alive. It is a fascinating moment when Johnny’s inner ear leads the way to somewhere unknown – somewhere mistrusted by all until the final depth of thought strikes. The technical term is bling.”

This, my friends, is the history behind the very best Smiths song. I’ve always loved it for the beautiful sound of the strings. Now I know where it comes from – what a gift. Merry Christmas, from Morrissey to me to you.

Corktown Common 

  

I just discovered Corktown Common last week and already I’m obsessed with it. It’s about a half hour walk from my house, which is perfect, and there are ducks there! Ducks!! There’s something so uplifting about seeing animals in nature. I feel this way at the cottage too, where frogs, snakes, and muskrats are often observed. Even the occasional rabbit! A few summers back we had a momma deer and baby deer across the bay. 

Yes, “animals in nature” is definitely one of my favourite things.

My Girl’s Got A City To Run

My girl got a limousine
Got a full time job just to keep it clean
Got a speaker in the trunk, you know it weighs a ton

Float On

Friends, I would like to share a moment with you.

Tuesday was an absolutely beeeeautiful day here in the Big Smoke, and I had a chance to get out for a nice long walk. It was mid-afternoon as I made my way from College & Bathurst to Yonge & Dundas, winding though Kensington Market. If you haven’t been to Kensington for a while – as I hadn’t – you should check it out. It’s gotten pretty trendy. Gluten-free bakeries and free-trade coffee stalls abound. That sounds obnoxious but it’s not. Anyone who refuses to at least try a gluten-free cinnamon bun is simply being a contrarian and should be ignored. They are delicious!

At any rate, the sun was shining, it felt like it was about 20 degrees out, and I was listening to Modest Mouse’s ‘Float On’. There’s pretty much nothing I enjoy more than walking around my fair city listening to music, so this moment was a perfect confluence of events. I experienced such a lovely feeling of contentedness, and I wanted to share it with you, dear readers.

I hope that you too have a chance to rock out with the universe sometime soon!

xo Skillzy

Doggles

Doggles

Hi guys! Did you miss me?

I’ve been on a little bit of a hiatus. But not to worry, I’m still here, being amused and delighted by the small things in life.

Like, for example, Doggles. Now, I did not know that this superb invention existed until last week when my good friend Mr. Fox (that’s President Fox to you) texted to let me know that he had just run into a dog wearing goggles. He tried to snap a photo for me but alas the good fellow had continued on his merry way by that point and the Fox didn’t want to harass him on the street like a paparazzo.

Fortunately there are many photos of Doggles online.

Doggles

Be cool, dudes!