(i mean, other than the several dozen lists I made in the comments thread for the Dancer in the Dark post, um, two posts ago)
(anyway) (here's another list)
THINGS I'M OBSESSED WITH RIGHT NOW:
(in no particular order)
(1) the tuna sandwiches at Quiznos
(2) the songs of Regina Spektor
(3) root beer
(4) figuring out a way to punk Jesse to get him back for creating the busboy
(5) figuring out a way to get to London
(6) facial hair
(7) the Grateful Dead (I'm late to the party on this one)
(8) trying to give up root beer (trying to give up all soda, actually)
(9) Snakes on a Plane
(10) cleaning out my trunk (I'm not really obsessed with this) (I'm trying to trick myself into thinking I'm obsessed with this) (so that I might actually do it)
Remember New Thing #64: The Power of Saying Shit Out Loud? It keeps proving itself. I need to remember #64 more often, because when you say what you want out loud, just by saying it, you're putting it out into the air and that shit really does get heard.
Like, case in point: I wrote up the above list and one of the things that I mentioned on the list was that I'm currently obsessed with Regina Spektor's music and then, boom, Regina's Spektor's people got in touch with me. Say it and shit happens. Seriously.
I just got an email from one of her PR people telling me they stumbled across my blog (searching for "Regina Spektor" on google, no doubt) (all hail google) and they wanted to let me know that her new album comes out on June 13 (thank you, I'm so there) and they gave me links to her new video (Quicktime version and Windows version). Unfortunately, for some reason (probably because I'm a computer idiot) I can't watch the video--I don't have the current version of Quicktime on my computer, so I can never watch anything on Quicktime, and the Windows version isn't working for me either, but hopefully it will work for you and you should watch it and join the Regina Spektor Rocks Club. (Thank you Sonya for the links.)
Then, when I couldn't watch the video, I started hankering for a Regina Spektor video and so I went to youtube (all hail youtube) to see if I could find one there, and that's when I stumbled across THIS. It's a family Christmas video someone put together (I have no idea of the videographer is a man or a woman), with the following description: "My family's 2005 Christmas Eve celebration to the tune of Regina Spektor's 'Us.'" That's it, that's all. But it's so great.
Now, first of all, "Us" is a great song. But there was something that really struck me about watching this stranger's family video footage with the song. It's really simple and personal and you can feel the love and I felt like I was getting a private little glimpse at the person's life and I found it really moving, so I wanted to share it here. (CLINK ME.)