{sunday} 11 Mar. 2012

Outside my window...It is dark and quiet, full of unlit and silent cyclists.


I am listening to:
the printer printing off pages to read for Dance, Gender, Culture class this week for a Mid-term paper: Dance and Disabilities. Sean telling me about something–Hiut Denim.


I am reading:
I have to return Libba Bray’s Beauty Queens and I’ve yet to finish it…good grief! otherwise…not much more than school readings. am in a definite slump; which I interrupted momentarily when Ellen Potter’s The Humming Room became available this past week.

I am thinking: I am in a reading definite slump…I just want to nap if I have the down time to read…I don’t even want to read all this small print on Gender, Dance, Sociology, and American History… deep breath, Spring Break is almost here. And N is having her Spring Break this week and I miss her enormously because she is elsewhere with an other-person. The dog, however is loving all this attention

Favorite things of the week: Looking over and seeing a cheerful yellow envelope with a letter from a friend. I need to pen one soon, because I really want to. Found yummy new pizza place this evening. The warmer weather was fantastic!

Around the House: N is away for the week, but had a lovely down-time week at school last week. They’ll have state testing when she comes back. Sean is busy with work, but I put him on a few bloggish tasks so we’ll see. School for me.

Things I hope to accomplish… to stay on top of the schoolwork, build a few zine pages, enjoy the alone time with Sean.

Music this week: N has been Florence + The Machine all week! especially the album Lungs. I’ve been more erratic with The Prodigy, Massive Attack, Slow Dive, The Shins, and Jonsi’s soundtrack for We Bought a Zoo. Here’s Florence + The Machine performing “Dog Days are Over” at Origami Vinyl singing starts about 2 min mark.

Screen Talk: Caught up on House, and Finder, am trying to catch up on SyFy’s Face/Off… Watched Fincher’s version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), some thoughts on that this week. About to go watch Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris (2011).

Links: Suey at “It’s All About Books” is celebrating her 5 year Blogiversary this week so drop by and congratulate!

Here was an interesting post from “CBC Diversity” blog about Jeanne DuPrau’s The People of Sparks in which DannyDont observes, “the book understands the dynamic of immigration in a way that I rarely see in MG or YA literature, and I was exceedingly grateful to Ms. DuPrau for writing it.”

The Art of the Sentence: Aimee Bender” over at Tin House’s blog… which reminds me I received my copy of Tin House this past week…anywho, Angela Carter fans will be interested in the Tin House link.

A really powerful TED talk 2012 by Bryan Stevenson “We need to talk about an injustice.”

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{image: “Visions of Grandeur by Bruce Holwerda; check out his fantastic store of work}

7 thoughts on “{sunday} 11 Mar. 2012

  1. Sounds like you are just too busy with school stuff! No wonder you just want to nap when you have down time! Even thought I’ve been reading pretty good this week, I still feel a bit of a slump. I need to read something that blows me away.

    Thanks for the sweet shout out! Happy Spring Break!

    • been taking deanna’s advice and giving myself a break…but it would be good to read something that kick-starts everything back into gear!

    • it is a fun song! I like the album pretty well, am warming up to the more recent one.

  2. Gorgeous image! I’m certainly going to check out more of his work. Thanks for bringing a new (to me) artist to my attention. Always thrilled when that happens. Hooray for the internet!!!

    Outside my window (at work) this moment it is sunny and the temps are perfect and I am going to have to get out of here over lunch to soak up a little of the outdoors.

    I’ve been listening to a wide variety of music, but one of my “discoveries” over the weekend, thanks to NPR, is the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Not the kind of stuff I listen too often, and yet I enjoy it and they are incredible in their rendering of this style of music. Florence and the Machine are fantastic!

    I haven’t been reading often lately. I am enjoying the heck out of The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson, but I am not taking much time to read of late. I read some sections of that aloud to Mary and Tori on Saturday and we were all crying with laughter so hard that I could hardly get the words out. Something about that particular section started off the giggles with us and we just could not recover. After seeing and loving the film adaptation, John Carter, yesterday I am all primed to give A Princess of Mars a re-read.

    I will definitely check out the Angela Carter link as well. Look forward to reading some of her stuff during the upcoming Once Upon a Time Challenge.

  3. yes, hooray for the internet!..and in this case tumblr in particular. I’ve been trying to pull an image off my “Look Here” pinboard (on Pinterest) for these weekly memes.

    It is beautiful here too! actually got on the bike the other day, planning another ride if the weather holds.

    found this lovely on Terri Windling’s blog today: never heard of Sarah Jarosz, but I, of course, adore Ms. Krauss http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHcYiOsO3a4&feature=share

    heading over to read your review of John Carter now. Sean and I are thinking we should go catch it on the big screen, Roger Ebert and A.O. Scott seemed to have a good time with it.

    ah yes! looking forward to the Once Upon a Time Challenge!

    • I’ll have to go read their reviews! I read Dana Stevens’ (from Slate) yesterday and liked what she had to say.

      I’d certainly enjoy your take on it. I’m coming from the raving ERB fan perspective, to be sure.

      The forecast this week is amazing. I plan to get a lot of walking in. Its extra hard to come to work when it is like this.

      I’ve listened to a little of Sarah’s music before and liked it, but had forgotten about her. I think I first heard her on Prairie Home Companion one weekend awhile back.

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