Remember when I was a kid and this was my favourite song and I thought the words were “Parsley butcher for elevens on side”? (There’s still nothing better.)
It’s my mum’s birthday today, and for one of her presents I made her a CD of songs that remind me of her. (I guarantee no one has ever or will ever make a compilation of these exact songs. Jessie J and Perry Como? Come on.) Later she said that for mine, she’d just put Islands in the Stream ten times. Which is silly because I like plenty of other music. Although, of course, I’d listen to the whole thing and I’d love every second.
Love how this letter mostly defending Paltrow actually makes her sound terrible.
Pret a Porter? Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps? Pearl Harbor??!!! I don’t think it’s still being updated, but there’s enough on this website to make you laugh and OMG that anyone even wondered if (the majority of) these films would be nominated for anything. And yet they did.
I met Lisa before she was even a Lister, back in 2007, via our friend Keris, in New York. (I don’t often meet people for the first time in New York, so I like to emphasise that little detail). There was hot chocolate, and talking, and laughing about nipples. Of course.
Lisa is so warm and outgoing and fun, she makes you feel immediately at ease (as does Keris, but let’s stick to Lisa for now). I’d always enjoyed her blogging, but in the last few years, she’s stepped it up a notch in terms of being open and real, and it makes me inspired and less alone and like maybe I can be a teensy bit braver when I read her stuff.
This post from last year when she was reeling with grief is visceral and heartbreaking, but it’s also about a million times more empowering and beautiful than any “inspirational” quote you could mention.