I’ve been telling you a long time, but here’s the newest 10 things I liked most blog… I’ve started them again a while ago on netlog, and since I got some very nice comments on there I decided to start them here again too…
Apart from that, my life has been going rather slowly, school and everything as it should be, which is a nice change. Can you guys imagine that I haven’t stayed home from school ‘cause of exhaustion once this year? Pretty amazing, right? Well, I guess I should just get things started up again…
Soooo, here we go… With some random extracts from my pretty amazing life… :p
1. Ride with the Devil.
I’ve been looking for this film by Ang Lee for years now, so the fact that I finally own it is worth this week’s number one for me! I just love the scenery, the actors (like Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Tobey Maguire, I mean, come on), the time and of course, the story. Just the combination of the American Civil War with all the feelings the (pretty diverse, to be honest) characters get… It got to me all those years ago (Gosh, I sound so old now xD)
2. Starbuck Antwerp.
We finally got our own Starbucks in Antwerp! Knowing myself and my friends, it was about time. In the first few days it was there, I went there every day, even after school, which isn’t in Antwerp, so I guess I proved my point. I’m such a coffee addict that I’m glad spending the time and money that it needs to get some Starbucks! For those of you who didn’t discover the wonderful world of Starbucks yet, get your arse up and go find some! For those of you who did, keep up the good work!
3. Oscar Wilde action figure.
February went by like a rollercoaster ride and before I knew it, I was yet another year older… leaving the teenage years behind and starting my twenties… Luckily, other things, like the fact that I have the most amazing friends with the craziest ideas for birthday presents, haven’t changed as much. This amazing figurine is proof! The little plastic doll of one of my all-time favourite writers comes in a box which contains more information about him, as well as some of his most famous quotes.
4. 18th century Belgian jacket.
Okay so, just how cool is it that, when you are randomly surfing the website of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for some nice historical clothing ideas, you just happen to bounce into a jacket that was actually worn in your own country? Sure, if I was born in the United States, it wouldn’t have been that big of a deal, but I mean, Belgium!!! We are like one of the smallest countries in the world, that no one usually knows off except for when it comes to waffles, beer or chocolate. I was dumbfounded and sat here with an open mouth for about 13.5 minutes. Then I decided this was definitely worth a place in my top 10 this week? And so it made place 4…
5. Edgar Allan Poe finger doll.
Of course, as if one present would be enough for the likes of my beloved Leigh… Next to the amazing action figure of Wilde, she also came up with this nearly as amazing finger doll of Poe, another writer which is pretty high on my favourites scale. Random fact about the doll: it also has a little magnet inside his head, so you can also use our beloved friend Edgar as a fridge magnet! xD
6. Trans Am.
Gah… Here I go again with another dream car… A Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is another car that I would love to have in my possession… Probably just another dream that won’t come true though...
7. Emilie Autumn and her Bloody Crumpets.
Especially the Crumpets^^ I’ve finally been to Antwerp to see EA live last week, and to say it was amazing would be an understatement. Even though the show could use some more… energy at some times, the parts where it didn’t really make up for it. I’ve never been to a show that was funnier, crazier and allover more amicable than this one. I love Emilie and I love her little Crumpets. I also love the key necklace by Veronica Varlow that I bought =).
8. THIS optical illusion.
I never really cared much about optical illusions, but with all the natural disasters that our world had to cope with lately, I thought this one was rather nice, and original. I found the photo on facebook, but no one mentioned the artist on there, so please, if you know who made this, let me know so I can credit him the way he/she deserves!.
9. Jan Praet, van rebel tot rover.
Another historical twitch to this blog (I’m in my element today, hmmmm?), but I love old legends and myths, and this book is based upon the legend of a Belgian robber named Jan Praet. This fictional work tells us the (imaginative) story of his childhood and youth, and why he became what everyone still knows him as nowadays. So yeah, that (the fact that the story interested me) and the fact that I thought the book had a nice cover photo, made me randomly buy the book. (for 2.99 euros xD)
10. Ambrose Bierce.
Another writer, and yes, from the time of the American Civil War xD. We had to read his short story An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge for English course and because we also had to look up extra info about the author it got me back into the Civil War time. Oh what a wonderful time it would’ve been for me to live in… If you temporarily forget that there was a war going on, of course…
So yeah, leave me some comments on what you think :p