Thursday, January 12, 2012

I am

- convinced that She and Him is the worst name in indie music today. I also can only handle Zooey Deschanel's singing voice for short periods of time.

- aware of the irony that we are no longer going to St. Lucia next week, as originally planned. A week that is forecast to be the first extended period of deep freeze in an unseasonably warm winter.

- happy that the sensation that somebody dumped a box of salt on my tongue, which has been driving me crazy for the past week, is starting to subside. You know it's nasty when water tastes salty. On the plus side, I think I have been cured of salt cravings for life.

- excited to see Laurie Anderson perform Another Day in America tonight! The world premiere! I don't even mind that I am going alone.

What's going on in your life?


Wandering Coyote said...

What was up with your tongue? That's very odd!

I'm sad you're not going to St. Lucia, too!

Currently getting ready to move again but distracting myself a lot with Pinterest. :)

Westcoast Walker said...

Hey Barb

I am also curious about the salt tongue sensation - can adding a little sugar at create a taste of kettle corn in your mouth?

I am THRILLED to hear you are going to see Laurie Anderson, she is a true artist and creative force that often leaves me quite inspired. No pressure, but even a brief review of the performance on the B-T-Z blog would be most welcomed!

I kick myself for not seeing her last time she was in Vancouver (though I did see her hubby Lou Reed perform the same night as part of a Neil Young tribute concert)

Hope the evening is magical!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

The phantom salty taste is just one of those medical oddities, I guess, WC.
I hope the packing is coming along well. Huzzah for distractions, though.

Hmmm, instant kettle corn! I like your thinking on that, Matthew!
It was truly an inspiring evening. I wish you could have been here to experience it. Details coming up tomorrow, promise.

Allison said...

Although I am a fan of their music, I think The Pains at Being Pure at Heart does have one of the worst band names.

I am trying to get over this migraine that has lasted for that past two weeks, and kept me off work yesterday. It will not win!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

They come a close second, in my rankings, Al, but at least you can shorten their name to Pains. There's really not much you can do with She and Him.
Two week migraine, though? Oh dear, that is nasty! I hope the rest yesterday helped a bit and that you start feeling better.

Anonymous said...

hat a coincidence! I'm not going to St. Lucia next week either

interesting word verification: punwings

bloody awful poetry said...

You are the first and to date only person I know who actually actively dislikes Zooey's voice. Personally, I don't mind She & Him's music, although I am a much bigger fan of M. Ward's solo work (which evidently puts me in a minority, where I come from). Her voice is fine ; it's her overbearingly quirky hipster cutesy shtick that really grates.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Wow, what are the odds, Kelly? We're like non-St. Lucia-going twins or something.

I don't actually dislike her voice, BAP. I just get tired of it quickly. I do admire how you have defined a new category of hipsterism. Keep up the good work!

umbrellalady said...

I had a strong phantom soap taste in my mouth for weeks. It was so gross that I finally went to the doctor and found out I had too much flouride in my system! Salt seems just as strange.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Soap would be infinitely worse than salt, Kathy! How nasty.

I am having my electrolytes checked next week, but in the meantime, the sensation has thankfully subsided.

LesleyG said...

The salt thing is worrisome. Sort of like the metallic taste, maybe? I am generally the type to seek Dr. Google's advice, and then an actual doctor. Have you done either?

I feel my usual behind the game as it wasn't until almost Christmas that I knew Zooey even sang other than in one movie. Can a person have too much talent? I think that's possible. Or, I am jealous.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I have done both, Lesley, because of course I always prefer to do a great deal of self-diagnosis first. Thankfully that phantom saltiness is now passed.