Thursday, March 27, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
i read The Diving Bell And The Butterfly today. it's really good. i was surprised at how true the movie was to the book, and yet what a beautiful interpretation of the words the movie was. both versions are poetic, poignant and so hopeful. anyway, i recommend the book and the movie wholeheartedly.
saw the charming beth orton the other night. i guess this was her first time playing out since having a baby over a year ago. she kept messing up songs and talking about messing up/being nervous. in between, she sang beautifully. i think her nervousness made the audience feel both nervous/uncomfortable and more connected to her. being a nervous person myself, it was interesting to watch her struggle through, and eventually really get into, and enjoy the song. that gal can sing.
hannah waldron (can't remember where i found the link. maybe through sandra.)
until friday most likely...
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
this photo is from circa 1999, a year after i moved to SF (to a house north of the panhandle), and shortly after pinky leon moved in. look how tiny he is! my, we're both a bit bigger these days.
all my library requests came in at once. i hate it when that happens. right now i've got: The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie (which i don't think is actually the Alexie book i meant to request) and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby, of course. all this when i have no time to read! foof.
i did get some Dungen (Swedish band) music from a school-friend. i think my cousin (who knows her music) was telling me to listen to them a while ago. good stuff. my cousin should actually have a cd out, cuz she is SUCH a beautiful singer. i haven't heard her sing in person that many times, but every time i do, i end up in tears. the tone of her voice (or something!) communicates so much emotion. K, you should post a song on youtube! or somewhere.
today there was a BIG love drama (not mine) in my stairwell. it was heartbreaking, but also full of life. not that i would want this particular drama at all, but still. (can't go into the details of the it on the blog, but suffice it it say, there were numerous "puta"s and "fea"s flying around.)
on a more amusing note, and to top off this random post, this photo keeps making me laugh.
Monday, March 17, 2008
such bold style—wow:
nemrešpobjećodnedjel serious funk attitude!
speaking of style, f.pea posted a fun post about clothing swaps on sew green.
midterm madness this week. probably won't post until friday. (but then that's nothing new these days.)
Sunday, March 16, 2008
the above are parts of this. for a childhood friend who i've lost touch with.
the words are a variation on this, which makes me cringe to read.
(not sure about the purple rectangle. and i wish i'd positioned the typewritten part in more.)
Friday, March 14, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
little red riding feet arrived in the mail yesterday.
tack tack camilla! so fun to wear your art around town. here i am modeling by the recycling bins. (at least the shoes are in the photo here. i managed to take some where i was sticking my foot out of the photo.)
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Friday, March 07, 2008
anyone have digital camera recommendations?
my poor one has been bumped around and has traveled in a lot of rough weather (often without a coat on), and i'm afraid this time it isn't recovering.
friday flickr faves this week are house-ish
it's obviously stockholm
good night, bergen
a solo dinner
mette's pottery, home
shambles (the best name) (check out the tongue)
have a good weekend!
ps. i borrowed queen's greatest hits from the library. i love how big freddy sings.
Bicycle races are coming your way
So forget all your duties oh yeah!
Fat bottomed girls they'll be riding today
So look out for those beauties oh yeah
On your marks get set go
Bicycle race bicycle race bicycle race
Bicycle bicycle bicycle I want to ride my bicycle
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
posted about the pesticide spraying scheduled to happen in california in the coming months over on sew green. if you live in california especially, check it out. scary stuff.
my camera is taking striped photos now unless i use the flash, so it could get quite flashy here for a while unfortunately.