Late again, I know. I’m just so busy!
I have recently rediscovered Linkin Park, thanks to hearing some vintage tunes on Rivka’s playlist when she was working in the attic. Whippety-quick, I got Hybrid Theory on my phone and have been rocking out on my way to work. The whole album just brings a smile to my face and makes me want to throw myself around. I don’t think I’ve listened to it in its entirety since I was… nineteen..? It reminds me of how things were back then but I’m also hearing things in the lyrics I didn’t at the time. I suppose that’s normal, though. A lot has happened in eight years that could be interpreted through those lyrics. It’s been fun reconnecting with it, though.
I started watching Angel the other night. I was stuck for something to watch when Bake Off wasn’t on (GBBO is the only thing I watch, most of the time) and thought… meh… I’ll give it a go. I’m four episodes in and while not addicted, I’m certainly enjoying the ride. I think my favourite bit so far is Spike’s entrance monologue in Episode 3. I wanted to find a clip of it because the delivery is so spot on, but the text will have to do:
“(as Rachel [a girl Angel has just saved]) How can I thank you, you mysterious black-clad hunk of a night thing?
(as Angel) No need, little lady. Your tears of gratitude are enough for me. You see, I was once a badass vampire, but love – and a pesky curse – defanged me. And now I’m just a big, fluffy puppy with bad teeth. [Rachel moves to touch Angel] No, not the hair! Never the hair!
(as Rachel) But there must be some way I can show my appreciation.
(as Angel) No, helping those in need’s my job. And working up a load of sexual tension, and prancing away like a magnificent poof is truly thanks enough.
(as Rachel) I understand. I have a nephew who’s gay, so…
(as Angel) Say no more. Evil’s still afoot. And I’m almost out of that Nancy-boy hair-gel I like so much. Quickly, to the Angel-mobile! Away! [Angel swooshes off in his long coat]”
Pretty much sums up the whole series. If you have any recollection of Spike’s accent, you should read it in his voice. I could not breathe through laughing. If you’ve got the series, just go watch that bit. You should know yourselves how great it is.
I wrote myself a massive to-do list for today and this blog post was only one item on it. So I’d better type quickly, eh? I have been telling everyone I know that they should watch Ultraviolet. I still want to have its babies. I also want to devour Jack Davenport’s entire filmography. But I’m just faaaar toooo busy! I haven’t even finished re-reading Ocean, though you may possibly guess I don’t feel that tortured about it.
I went to a craft night on Thursday though, and made a mobile phone case from scratch by hand! That’s my achievement for the week. Back on Tuesday, hopefully! Best add it to my to-do list…