Well, I’m obsessed with a new song. This doesn’t happen very often for me anymore. I used to get obsessed with songs ALL THE TIME. All the time. Something Good by Alt-J. Down with the Trumpets by Rizzle Kicks. The Hardest Way to Make An Easy Living by The Streets. I don’t know why I can only think of English artists right now. I recently went through a Kid Francescoli phase. Boom Boom. Blow Up. Prince Vince. My Kid Francescoli obsession came after a night of mushrooms on the boat in which I became convinced I absolutely HAD to get a tattoo and literally ran into Ballard across the locks to look for a tattoo parlor but then got sidetracked by wanting to get ice cream at Salt and Straw.
The song that I’m obsessed with now is Supalonely by Benee. I would’ve never guessed from listening to her that she’s from New Zealand. Or that she’s 20. How does someone who’s 20 bust out a major artistic achievement? I don’t get it. I always assume that you have to pay your dues to do something artistically great, and I assume someone who’s 20 can’t have paid her dues. But maybe I’m projecting.
I went to my boat to pressure wash it yesterday. So that was an accomplishment. And I actually slept on the boat yesterday. It was like a little mini-vacation. Yesterday I also thought about how last summer I used to make a list everyday of five things I’m grateful for. And I never do that anymore. And I know from experience that it actually helps bring contentment, because instead of focusing on all the shit you don’t have you focus on the shit you do have.
Terence Mckenna: Don’t consume. Don’t believe.
Our fetish for material objects is ruining the planet.
- My boat
I live on a fucking boat. My backyard is a lake. I can untie my boat and sail anywhere in the world. How cool is that?
2. Black tea
It’s the main form of me getting caffeine right now. And I like caffeine.
3. My car
I bought my white Subaru for $2200 almost two years ago and she’s still going strong.
I can’t believe how long the days are getting.
It’s so nice to get obsessed with a new song.
Of course I’m thankful for so many other things. These are just a few of the first that came to mind. I’m thankful for pressure washers, for bouldering, for the sun, for vitamin D pills, for electric kettles, for mouses instead of touchpads, for duct tape, for seagulls, for herons, for sea lions, for seals, for the Puget Sound, for the Salish Sea, for the San Juans, for waves.
I’m also thankful for comfortable beds. And for sleep. And for winding down.
Which is what I’m going to do now.