Sunday, October 5, 2008

Life In Lists


Although some people find lists daunting - more like a constant nag of what they have to do rather than friendly reminders - I think there's something absolutely spectacular about them. They're so open ended, so simple, so infinite in their possibilities, and at the same time they say so much about you as a person.

I recently stumbled upon a site called Listography that lets you harness your list-loving powers and concoct tiny lists about just about everything. You can list people who have made your life smashing and your favorite songs to dance to and quotes that you can't stop repeating and little facts about yourself. You can make wish-lists, link lists, blog lists, or even just simple to-do lists all in one neat little place.

I'm totally digging it as of right now and have already created my own little sanctuary of list-making - you can find my Listography here! So what are my lists, you ask?

observations (From New York)
  • Caramel-skinned boys walking onto subway trains with bongos in hand and banging out flapjack beats while the train clatters with each and every turn.
  • Walking down the subway platform, each step deliberate, with two silver-streaked trains zooming past you in opposite directions. The wind slicing and shattering bone all at once, and feeling absolutely infinite here and now.
  • Walking into the organic grocer a few blocks down the street, hands cold and heart heavy, only to hear your favorite song promptly hum from the store's radio as soon as you enter.
  • Standing in the middle of Bryant Park right after the sun's gone down and feeling so complacent and comfortable that an insatiable urge passes to take off your jacket, throw it in the air, and dart down 5th Ave towards the unknown.
  • Having a clear view of the Empire State Building from your loverboy's bedroom window.
  • Climbing through Brooklyn's cracked streets and house-hunting for the perfect, sleepy brownstone.
  • Having dinner at a nearby vegetarian restaurant with plates of cold sugarcane and vegan voodoo chicken served by starlet hostesses and tiny asian managers alike. Holding hands over the table and talking about what we'll do when we're actually living together. When we're in the same state again.
  • Being able to look out the window into the quiet street with a slowly setting sun, and knowing that it doesn't matter. Because this is my home. This place with it's towering stoops and all-night coffee shops, this place with art students and everymen alike, this place. This is place is where I belong.

So what would be on your lists, bunnies? Favorite movies? Photos of what your dreamworld looks like? Restaurants that make you swoon over huge, warm plates of the most delightful food? Make your own Listography and share what you have to say!

Always,
Penelope ♥

5 comments:

Rie said...

...is it Bamboo Palace with the vegan voodoo chicken? I recall their excellent faux wings, and wanted to try their veggie shellfish. (Which I'm allergic to, in addition to not eating them for ethical reasons.)

Rie said...

Also:
http://listography.com/4504585515

Penelope said...

Close - It's Red Bamboo. It's at Dekalb and Adelphi and it's absolutely incredible. Rem & I, both being rigid vegetarians, pretty much spend all of our evenings eating there, especially since it's right down the street from his dorm. We gave up all hope of culinary diversity for their jalapeno poppers and soul chicken!

Always,
Penelope ♥

My Stifled Laughter said...

I made one! :) http://listography.com/2904385515 Although right now I'm making an about me, I plan to make a few more a bit more diversified ones.

I want to visit New York so badly! :( Ah, but I have keinen Zeit... (no time).

Britas said...

The way you think about NYC is the way I think about NYC. It's wonderful to read someone who shares the same beautiful feeling :).