I like Giants. Especially Girl Giants.

Emily is GiantShe said ‘I like giants
Especially girl giants
Cause all girls feel too big sometimes
Regardless of their size’

When I go for a drive I like to pull off to the side
Of the road and run and jump into the ocean in my clothes
*I’m smaller than a poppyseed inside a great big bowl
And the ocean is a giant that can swallow me whole

So I swim for all salvation and I swim to save my soul
But my soul is just a whisper trapped inside a tornado
So I flip to my back and I float and I sing
I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything
I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything

Say I am just a speck of dust inside a giant’s eye
I am just a speck of dust inside a giant’s eye
I am just a speck of dust inside a giant’s eye
And I don’t wanna make her cry
Cause I like giants

Emily’s height reminded me of the Kimya Dawson (of Juno soundtrack fame) song, “I Like Giants.” I googled the lyrics and have found some highly entertaining videos, I do suppose that this music would inspire some interpretive dance.


This video makes me giddy. I also wonder what else Sesame Street is showing that I’m not watching. I jumped on the Feist train when she was in an iPod commercial awhile back. Her entire cd is infectious to say the least, it really does make me excited to start a day or jog a little faster. Point is, this video is lovable and I want to share it with those I love.

Best of 2008.

Rolling Stone released their Best of 2008 Albums and I immediately went to the best website around. The library. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the library is the most ignored free source of books, movies and CD’s around. I went down the list, one by one, and placed a hold request on each CD that remotely interested me. If the CD turns out to not be my cup of tea, then whatev– it didn’t cost many anything. Then I get a nice email, telling me I have items for pick up. I go to the library and on a shelf, there is a bundle rubber banded together with my name on it. BEST SYSTEM EVER.

But it just so happens when you reach a certain point, the library will no longer let you place a request. You can only wait for so many items at a time, I’ve now reached my limit. This is the message I just received (in red) There is a problem with your library record. Please see a librarian. Fine, I’ll see a librarian, when I go pick up the goods.

I recently went through a best documentaries list and requested them at the library. It was hard to keep up. My mom and I have been doing it with best sellers for awhile. My mother describes the overwhelming sense of too many great books ready for pick up as putting a quarter in a gum ball machine and not being able to catch all that comes out, and not wanting to waste any of the gum balls. This is funny to me, because I can imagine my mom trying to hold to many gumballs at once and dropping them.

Thank you library.

P.S. There is snow on the steps leading up to my house.