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It’s My Body and I’ll Cry If I Want To

The arm is healing but it’s going to take a little time. Yesterday I very carefully took a bath. This morning I’m desperate for a shower but I just know that’s going to sting like a mofo. Oh well.

As usual we have a crazy busy weekend ahead of us. While the little man has an overnight with grandma tonight I’m going to the Walker with friends, to catch a special screening of Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus. Bright and early tomorrow morning I’ll retrieve the lad and whisk him off to a child’s birthday party…at a Chuck E. Cheese (we’ve never been, this promises to be quite the experience). Sunday we’re having our own party, Halloween-style, and the house needs some serious cleaning beforehand. I’m tired just thinking about it. So it’s no wonder I skipped the Marjane Satrapi reading last night. I’m extremely disappointed - I think her graphic novels* are amazing and inspiring - but I really needed to rest up.

Next weekend will be a busy one as well. We’re finally having another Twin Cities group flickr photowalk, in St. Paul (with a bonus surprise, but I’ll wait before I spring that bit of info) and it’s also Art Attack! at the Northrup King building. Should be good times.

Note: I wasn’t going to get into the graphic novels vs. comic books debate, but…I have no problem with calling ‘em comic books. Recently I read Brian K. Vaughan’s Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days. Clearly a comic book (and an awesome one at that, I’ll have to read the others now). But Marjane Satrapi’s stuff…well, it’s not glossy full-color (strictly black and white) and I’ve only read her work in hardcover, so it just doesn’t feel like “comic book” applies. I could be wrong.

in living color


  1. Sabrina wrote:

    Aw…sorry you had to miss Satrapi. It was a packed house. She was truly inspiring and downright hilarious. Actually, she spoke about “graphic novels” vs. “comic books” and said she prefers to use the latter to describe her own work (as the former seems elitist). She also talked about her artistic process and intent, her committment to promoting understanding and peace between cultures, and the production of the Persepolis film coming out next year (with which she was intimately involved)–should be fabulous!

    Friday, October 27, 2006 at 3:57 pm | Permalink
  2. Dagnabit, I knew that was going to be good! And that’s interesting that she prefers comic books (and why). She seems so amazing. I am very sad, but I was oh so tired that night. At least I have the movie to look forward to!

    Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 8:18 am | Permalink
  3. Rena wrote:

    I LOVE the tattoo! Beautiful, graphic, and bold!

    Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 7:31 pm | Permalink
  4. josh wrote:

    that is an awesome tattoo. i just started reading your site recently. i think i’ll stick around.

    Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 9:31 pm | Permalink
  5. Thanks! Come back any time :-)

    Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 9:14 am | Permalink

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