Rainbows make me happy

(A blog post where I reveal some of the more ridiculous aspects of my personality)

Soooo a few weeks ago I went with my super trendy parents and sister to see Neko Case. She played at the Sydney Recital Hall which is my favourite music venue in town because is so beautiful to sit in. There was no reserved seating so we braved long crowds of well-dressed-twenty-somethings and greying men with vests and glasses of sparkling wine barging for the doors as they opened. We were still able to find seats six or seven rows from the front!

All in all I have to say the concert was a bit disappointing; yes Neko was lovely, really her voice is amazing, and she opened with my favourite Maybe Sparrow, but the mixing was bad... However, my focus throughout the concert was on something completely different; that she was wearing the coolest and most delectable tee-shirt. ever.

exhibit a: Neko and said shirt

This is coming from someone who doesn't generally wear printed tee shirts. I was transfixed, it was a rainbow snake with tiny teeth! It was my inner four year old coming out (the little girl whose favourite colour was rainbow and painstakingly made every picture technicolour) I had to find one! I even penned a little poem that night:

Songs shrill
songs deep
from the mouth of
a rainbow snake
singing myths
or truths I don't know yet -

Red hair that
stays coiled,
fingers that fumble
pockets and hems.

I am held for a while
in the embrace
of a voice
fresh-faced and brassy.

My sister mentioned she'd seen the tee before at this wonderful shop Made590 in Newtown so I trundled off to see if they had it. The conversation went something like this:

shop girl: can I help you with anything?
me: yes, actually you can... do you by chance sell a greyish blue teeshirt with a print of a rainbow snake twisted up on the front with a speech bubble coming out of its mouth and a little raincloud in the corner?
shop girl: ahhhhh
me: you know, because I went to see Neko Case a few weeks ago and she was wearing it and...
shop girl: (looks puzzled) I don't who that is but we definitely did sell that tee shirt. Its by a label called Poketo and we're the only people in Australia who sell their stuff.
me: (excited) do you have any left?
shop girl: not any more, we could order some in for you... or you could visit their website.
And oh did I visit their website. And to my delight found the tee and bought it! I have never been so excited about a piece of clothing arriving in the mail.
I wore it for the first time today because I needed a pick me up and boy did it made me happy. I got all sorts of things done and organised and I know having a twisted rainbow on my torso helped.

There are other promising rainbows in my life at the moment:
such as the key to my new home-to-be,

a Rubik's cube on the kitchen bench

and wedding decorations slowly taking over the dining room table...