Thoughts on a Room – Mid July

Yup, I’m writing about those and leaving book reviews for the weekend, after I get my VISA for CHINA! (Playlist at the end!)

Video of the day (there may be anime violence, but what I saw of it was pretty tame):

(Goal #0: WATCH GHOST IN THE SHELL. I listened to the rest of the OSTs on Pandora and they are epic epic EPIC… it Oh anime I have MISSED YOU SO)

Today I was really bad… I got Matchbox pizza (veggie with tomato sauce instead of cheese), this chocolate + passionfruit sorbet (YES) at this organic place called Pitango (by the way it was totally worth it, unlike the #1 gelato place in DC called Dolcezza which for like $4.50 gave me this:

Yup, if I swirled my thumb around in a natural circle/wiggle it would cover the volume made up by that kiddie cup of ice cream. And it wasn’t even sorbet. It was like 70% Valcerona [sic?] dark chocolate. And then I thought Valcerona or whatever was actually wine or something, because it seemed like there was something that wasn’t chocolate or milk in there. It was like… a shot glass? A shot kiddie cup?

Compare and contrast –

Now this one I could hold in the palm of my hand, about. Still not extremely large for the price, but that chocolate sorbet has chocolate cacao BITS that are AMAZING and all of the fruit flavors I tried were like eating the REAL fruit…

(And then I took a pilates – I mean Xtend Barre class – that killed me, my form is still horrendous but I was still dying. And I hadn’t brought water. Aaand then I got a vegan smoothie. And a dark chocolate bar from Trader Joe’s. Didn’t eat it – besides a piece or three – yet!)

New career goal: open a juice/smoothie bar/vegan ice cream/lite healthy meal place that has chocolate sorbet WITH THE CACAO BITS for $3.50 or under, raw ice creams/puddings/brownies, salads like Chop’d under $5, $3.50 all fruit and nut (and maybe veggie) smoothies, the best hummus ever, the best GUACAMOLE ever, vegan samosas and lassis and dosas because they are AWESOME… (maybe whole wheat thin crust pizza too)

(I was reading this book in the bookstore about how we use different skills – feeling, thinking, sensing, perceiving – and how we have a dominant one, and the rest develop around when we turn 12 (#2), 30(#3), and 50 (#4). Or maybe I threw that 30 in there, and we develop #4 when we’re 70 or something. I’m forgetting, but I definitely remember 12 and 50.

Anyway it seems like I am more of an ISFP than an INFP, which means that my own “skills” in order of dominant to weak, according to the book, would be Feeling, Sensing, Intuition, and Thinking. I think realism depends on that last one, and maybe a bit on good intuition too. So I’ve got a ways go to before I start… thinking… =P)

Whoa so this post is called “Thoughts on a Room” – let me get to that.

I kind of felt like trying to paint a picture of an “ideal room” for myself. I feel like I can survive in either world – the world of the electronics where people have rooms or  the world of the tent or tarp – but for now clearly I’m focusing on the former. I was just thinking that in the past I might have well said ‘A tent,’ but that’s going to have to wait. Mountain climbing, Appalachian Trail-ing, and exploring the wilderness are goals on the horizon, but not short-term ones!

So back to this “ideal room”: I was trying to find pictures online of an “ideal room,” but can’t find one that really appeals to me. That’s one reason that I think I’ve developed a sudden interest in design – I’m either super inspired by graphics/artwork that scream out to me (like in games, anime, or in creative music videos) or I get bored by the lack of “that kind of design” in other things (i.e. rooms). I’ve never decorated my rooms before, always trying to keep them sparse (at least on the walls… but still making a HUGE mess) because I didn’t want to define myself too strictly – I wanted to keep myself open. Or something.

But now I know that I want to have a room that has awesome music that inspires me to design/write/or do other productive things. I’m thinking of a green/blue/dark grey low light scheme, with an awesome lounge chair and desk, a computer-turned entertainment center with stereo speakers and a remote, and a neat dark green modern bed and maybe circular carpets or platforms that lead up to the main desk. I really liked what my roommate in my living group last year had going – she had great speakers and played cool techno or trance music. I feel like there are different flavors to trance and techno, and I’m especially a fan of the anime flavor. So my playlist would look something like this:

Can’t find ‘Storm’ by Yoshida Brothers, ‘Carpe Diem’ by Yellow Generation (yes, this is more poppy – but aren’t they good?), or ‘Moratorium’ by Alanis Morisette. By the way, these are mostly Pandora discoveries. From today. From my AKFG ‘Rewrite’ station. =D

What would be a better idea – taking crazy singing and diction lessons and starting a rock/trance band, or doing that health food cafe/restaurant/bar thing?

I think the chances are the same either way. .000002% =D


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