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FED to the TEST

and took down Novak like the total BAMF that he is.

will try to avoid self-combustion from happiness now.



I love eccentric – so it’s only natural that I find Karl Lagerfeld fascinating. See his interview w/ VICE here. I love how confident he is of his views – though he’s a continuous leaner.

I’ve heard a ton about “The Happiness Project“. Have any of you read it?

ETA: One gem from the interview:

“When I was a child I asked my mother what homosexuality was about and she said—and this was 100 years ago in Germany and she was very open-minded—“It’s like hair color. It’s nothing. Some people are blond and some people have dark hair. It’s not a subject.” This was a very healthy attitude.” – Karl Lagerfeld

If only more people thought like this.

ETA 2:

The whole culture of cell phones, texting, and instant messaging is very impersonal and also very distracting. – Interviewer
I’m not working at a switchboard. I have to concentrate on what I’m doing. The few people I have in my telephone are already too much. When I’m on the phone I talk, but I really want to be alone to sketch, to work, and to read. I am reading like a madman because I want to know everything. – Karl Lagerfeld

In this respect we are so alike.

ETA 3 (At this rate I should just replicate the damn thing, below are some other snippets I nodded at):

You’re sort of irreverent about fur.
If you cannot afford it, just forget about it. Don’t use it as an investment piece to show people how rich you are. Use it like a cheap knitted thing. It’s like a big stone. Lucky you that you can have a big stone, but if it troubles you financially to have the stone, don’t have the stone.

This is another paradox that I like about you. There’s nothing conspicuous about the way you use things.
If you can afford it, OK. But if you think it’s an investment, then forget about it.

You’ve said that possessions are a burden and one mustn’t get attached to things, that owning things victimizes and imprisons you.
It’s nice when you can afford something, but the minute you become a victim of it you shouldn’t keep it.

Coming from you, some would think that’s quite a contradiction.
It’s exactly like people who say they don’t like money. Be rich first, and then you will know. If you have never touched money, you don’t know what money is. If you’re rich, get rid of it. It’s very easy.

It’s lightness.
Yes, for me the most important thing is light. Nothing overweight, anywhere. Not on the body, not on the brain.

And a certain detachment, too.
Yes, totally. I was brought up to be detached. You can take nothing with you. There are very few important things, and they are not possessions.

Is it hard for you to find time for yourself?
I have to fight to be alone, but I need time to recharge my batteries. Daydreaming is the most important thing for me. It would be a nightmare not to daydream.

I hate it when photographers are like, “Can we have one with your glasses off?” Why? You can see me just fine.
I had an interview once with some German journalist—some horrible, ugly woman. It was in the early days after the communists—maybe a week after—and she wore a yellow sweater that was kind of see-through. She had huge tits and a huge black bra, and she said to me, “It’s impolite; remove your glasses.” I said, “Do I ask you to remove your bra?”

The Happy List [to be updated]

(in no particular order other than the one in which they pop into my head. Someday I will write the Annoyance List to balance out what could otherwise seem to be this rather painfully relentless cheeriness. Until then:)

—fruit popsicles, frozen yogurt (partial to mango and pineapple), Booster Juice smoothies!

—fresh jams/ preserves

—successful harvests from Chapters/library

—an empty “0 STAR” playlist. The list indicates all the unrated tracks that are in my itunes

—ice cold ginger ale

—honey roasted almonds

—instant noodles (I make great ones with egg, sausage, green onions, mushrooms, tofu and shrimp)

—long baths (which happen about once a year due to my lack of “wasteful time”

—french toast with strawberries, other fruits, no cinnamon, and vanilla ice cream

—fully charged portable devices

—17 degrees weather

—chinese egglant minced beef hot-pot. this list has got too food related. Then again, so what?

—great audio recordings! Some fantastic books got ruined by miscast narrators

—David Attenborough (here we go with the obsessions)

—Marlon Brando

—Alan Rickman

—Viggo Mortensen

—Karl Pilkington



—Carey Mulligan

—Motown music

—COFFEE!!! with hazelnut flavour

—chewy mints (there must be more out there than mentos!)

—semi empty subway carts

—art supply stores

—dynamite rolls


—opaque stockings in various hues

—thick plush carpets resistant to stains ( i don’t spill much, but i have dear ones who do)

—lists, maps, any organizational tool

—empire waist dresses

—wedged heels

—wooly hats

—after eight dark choco mints, s’mores, twix, mcvitiesss

—handwritten letters

—starbucks creme brulee drink (was it a latte? can’t be, i dislike them in general for their association with milk)