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Lovely sunny weather today, so ambled down to the Blue Cherry (local milkshake/smoothie emporium) with Emma to share a cooling drink. I happened to be wearing my Claude Cahun-inspired "I am in training. Don't kiss me" t-shirt, and the guy behind the counter (who was looking very sleep-deprived, poor dear. They're open till midnight 5 or 6 nights a week, and he seems to work by far the most hours there. And he doesn't even own the place.) charmingly asked if it was a play on "I'm working- don't pet me", which apparently some guide dogs have printed on their harnesses. I was a bit baffled, but amused none the less. Maybe I should tell people that this is what the t-shirt is referring to from now on, rather than it being a slightly pretentious reference to some gender-bending political 1920's lesbian artist.

We then trundled on to Chloe's house, where her and her charming new American friend Claire were making 6 (!) pizzas, all from scratch, to be eaten that evening. They were delicious (a choice of two sets of toppings were on offer- pesto with sundried tomato, and goats cheese and red onions), though I felt rather full by the end; like I had eaten so much of the stuff, it had filled all available room in my stomach upwards and was in danger of coming out of my eyeballs. Also, I learnt that apparently, in America,  you don't have to choose the major subject of your university course until you actually get there. I can see some potential major advantages to this, though how do they ensure there is enough places on popular courses to meet student demand? It's a very interesting idea, though.

Good quote in the Times today from an unspecified model: " I don't want to be attractive to men, I want to be attractive to gay fashion designers!"

Lastly; I know I'm a bit late with this, but have you lot seen the artwork for Kelis' new album? I don't really follow her music, but the cover is pretty wow-worthy: http://www.popjustice.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4649&Itemid=206 . There is something about it that reminds me of the promo posters for Fritz Lang's Metropolis, with the evil Robot Maria, which is obviously a Very Good Thing.

Date: 2010-04-18 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xandratheblue.livejournal.com
Metropolis + Pearls + woman empowering r and b (well, at least the singles) = Epic Awesomeness.

Did you know Madonna did a video vaguely based on Metropolis? Like some Bizarre soft-porn version of it? I kinda want to steal her suit action in it, anyway - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsVcUzP_O_8

Date: 2010-04-19 07:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] barrysarll.livejournal.com
To me it looks quite Egyptian, which is odd given she's just split from Nas who has been very keen on that imagery in the past.
I do like a lot of her stuff, but what I've heard of the new album hasn't grabbed me. Hopefully there will be at least a few gems on it, though.

Date: 2010-04-19 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xandratheblue.livejournal.com
Are there any tracks out yet? You're much better at keeping your ear to the ground than i am (I need to start reading pop justice...)

Date: 2010-04-20 10:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] barrysarll.livejournal.com
'Acappella' has been doing the rounds for a bit, Popjustice has a vid of her doing it live at some awards show or something.

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