“People always ask me, “Do you think you’ll ever tone down your look?” And I say, Well, hell no! Why should I? I was gaudy when gaudy wasn’t cool. Before Gaga I was Ga-udy. I was being outrageous even before Madonna. Eventually people realize that there’s a brain under this hair, and a heart under these boobs, but I also like being a character that they can enjoy. It makes it kind of fun when I do get out on stage and tell my real story, and they get to see the real me. I’m a very artificial-looking person, but I’m a very real person.”—
“I’m sure some people will be horrified by the simplicity of the brewing. Shouldn’t I spend longer “dialing in”, fighting my flawed grinder (because they’re all flawed), and burning out my palette to emerge the battered hero of espresso brewing, victorious in my reasonably good espresso which I might then struggle to replicate with any great consistency?”—Only the coffee nerds amongst you will find this remotely interesting: http://www.jimseven.com/2011/05/22/a-lovehate-relationship-with-espresso/ (via elisehogan)
Everything is changing and new in ways I couldn’t imagine even last week. It’s pretty exhilarating. The beach house we’re renting has wireless; I suspect I’ll be around. I have self-portraits in my mind’s eye, too, so maybe those.
“Body, remember not only how much you were loved,
not only the beds you lay on,
but also those desires glowing openly
in eyes that looked at you,
trembling for you in voices—
only some chance obstacle frustrated them.
Now that it’s all finally in the past,
it seems almost as if you gave yourself
to those desires too - how they glowed,
remember, in eyes that looked at you,
remember, body, how they trembled for you in those voices.”—Constantine P. Cavafy (via hexennacht)