written Saturday, 14th.
Outside my window: it’s dark, the street is quiet.I am listening to
: the quiet. after our dinner guests have gone, the absence of that sound make the silence even quieter. and Sean is typing now, job hunt related. and now a girl comes from next door, his girlfriend, she is sobbing–it is awful, like heart-break sobs–she can’t ride her bike yet, so she is just standing there. and then she slams back in his door, retrieves something quickly, slams back out, and is gone.
I am reading: Old Man’s War by John Scalzi. original and humorous.
I am thinking: Dinner was good. It was fun having people over, two of whom were laid-off w/ Sean. It was a rough and strange week for everyone, so there was commiserating, war stories from their Arch Studio days, and hopes for the future. also, Nate was a butterfly and breathless and can segue into anything.
Favorite things of the week: Dinner tonight. And Fin Aid finally coming through w/ reassurances. Rambled at my mom on the phone today for ever. Mostly it was a crap week.
(eleanor swift with her gutted snake toy.)
Around the House: Paperwork, job hunts, dental appointments, new choir music, a broken violin string, mad writing (by the daughter), cold weather, an amusing dog, a music trivia quiz for the zine.Things I hope to accomplish
… figuring out classes and books and finding a rhythm there. and some reading. also, a few reviews to wrap-up. zine stuff.
Music this week: Belly, their album Star. one of my favorite lines ever, “I had bad dreams, so bad I threw my pillow away.” (from “Angel”). I don’t know, I just love it. was going to attach a video, but the only one of “Angel” I could find was live and not-so-good.
(“Face/Off” 2011 season. from the challenge: horror flick story concept/character.)
Screen Talk: We’d seen commercials for a contest called “Face/Off” on SyFy. We watched most of last season’s, as they were running them to get ready for this season. Fantastic!! Special Effects artists, create creatures/have intense challenges: from concept to molds to application to make-up… Also, “Downton Abbey,” Episode 1, Season 2… so lovely. And wow, the first episode of this 2nd season of “Sherlock”?!
–“What does a conductor do?
” by Chappel via Etsy: Noted. “as a kid, Bugs provided my only insight into the job of an orchestra conductor. While the profession does not actually involve falling anvils and ridiculous sight gags, writer Justin Davis undertook the job for a few weeks, revealing its overlooked challenges.”