How to rock my world
1. Be Kat Dennings.
I first saw Kat Dennings on Sex and the City, when she played that brat Samantha had to plan a party for. But I didn’t really take notice of her until I watched Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.
I love love love that movie. Love it so much that I can’t remember how many times I’ve seen it. I just know I saw it three times on one long flight. I love it so much that I searched long and hard for the book and wrestled with time so I could read it.
I loved Kat Dennings in Nick and Norah. Loved her so much that when I read Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List, another book by the authors of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, I heard her voice every time Naomi spoke.
And that’s when I realized that I didn’t just love Kat Dennings in Nick and Norah, I love Kat Dennings anywhere. Kat Dennings rocks my world because she’s beautiful but doesn’t seem to care, because she’s smart and weird and incredibly funny, and because she seems unaffected by Hollywood crap.
Last week, I discovered that Kat Dennings has a great blog on her website.
It’s not a blog run by assistants, it’s a personal blog that reminded me of the time when blogs were a fantastic way to look at people’s lives and not commercial cash cows shamelessly milked by their owners. Too bad she stopped posting in 2010.
But Kat Dennings is still serving up her brand of wit on Twitter and for that I am grateful.
2. Be sticky. And freaking cute.
I have JJ to blame for this.
I had a big sticker collection when I was a kid. I had all kinds of stickers – Hello Kitty, Little Twin Stars, Garbage Pail Kids, pretty stickers, cute stickers, smelly stickers you can scratch and sniff.
All these stickers were in sticker books. I outgrew them before I had the chance to use them.
But JJ brought home these little monkey stickers from Hong Kong and now I’m obsessed.
My Muji planner’s starting to look crazy. I added the monkeys to the cupcakes I had gotten in New York and then Tatin gave me giraffes and clouds.
And now I want more stickers. I’ve spent way too much time looking at them online.
Japanese. Korean. Q-lia. Kamio. Pool Cool.
Puffy food stickers.
Tiny little animals.
All kinds of cuteness.
3. Be a note card. A pretty note card.
I bought this cardboard lunch box from Kate’s Paperie in Manhattan without really knowing what I’d use it for.
But I soon figured it out.
I’ve been using it to keep my note cards.
Because despite my obsession with the internet and my love for e-mail, I am mad about handwritten notes. In fact, when friends ask what I want for my birthday, I always say the same thing.
And I don’t just enjoy receiving them. I love writing them too.
And that is why, during my last trip to the US, Jill and I bought a lot of note cards.
Pretty pretty note cards.
My favorites are the sets from Wooster & Prince.
I want these sets too.
I can spend my days just writing on these cards.
4. Be a book.
I’ve read 11 books since 2011 started and I am now in the middle of juggling two books. But it still doesn’t feel enough. My wishlist book is twenty beautiful miles long.
So many freaking books, so little time.