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The Possibilities For Movement Invention Are Infinite

Don’t worry, I won’t let the blog wither and die. It was merely…napping. I blame twitter, and my perpetual busy-ness. Been pre-occupied with:

  1. The little man’s return from The Magic Kingdom;
  2. Getting our new cat, Olive, settled in;
  3. Trying to get the mice out;
  4. Signing papers at the tax lady’s office;
  5. Wrapping up the Spring cleaning/Great Purge of ‘07;
  6. Seething about the jerks in my neighborhood who started dumping their own trash into my rented dumpsters (I’ll be charged an extra $25 for a TV that’s not mine). Thankfully they’ll be hauled away tomorrow. The dumpsters, not the neighbors. Alas.

Amid all the chaos of the week, I made time for one magical evening. The opening night of Edward Scissorhands, where rrazor, surlygrrrl and myself were allowed to snap off photos, sans flash, during the first thirty minutes of the performance. It was beautiful. The sets, the costumes, the dancers, the music. Absolutely perfect.

and so it begins

Friday night I went out for a different sort of evening, one where I crammed in too much activity, and pushed myself to the very edge of exhaustion. Kicked it off with Irish Girl at a Spring Social at, of all places, my eye doctor’s office. Then it was off to Namaste for dinner (yum) and to finally see Pan’s Labyrinth, which I have mixed feelings about. There were aspects I enjoyed but I have always had a phobia of dangerously sharp implements, so maybe it isn’t the film for me. I then forged ahead to Big V’s for Nils and Dave’s 30th Birthday Extravaganza. I missed the first two bands, but arrived in time for Tornavalanche, a brief Rollins Band tribute, Total Fucking Blood and Vampire Hands. All were excellent. And then, when I should have been heading home to crawl into bed, I went to one of the after parties. Needless to say, I was pretty spent yesterday. But I still managed to get the little man to his swimming lesson, and out to a leisurely dinner at Midori’s.

Today? Keywords include gym, Caffetto, chess, playground and laundry.

Bonus: The incomparable Empress Eve is now involved in a new venture. I bring you (or she does, rather) Geeks of Doom.
Plus: Some distractions I’ve been saving up…

And: A few folks have sent me this article about the link between austism and testosterone.


  1. Sara wrote:

    I was really excited about Pan’s Labyrinth and then I saw it and had many mixed feelings. It was definitely made well and had some great components, but I didn’t feel that it had a strong enough base to warrant the huge amount of violence.

    Sunday, April 15, 2007 at 1:53 pm | Permalink
  2. emily wrote:

    Yeah, I was so excited about “Pan’s Labyrinth,” too, but I came out being “eh” about it as well. I think I would have enjoyed it if there had been more Fantastical Retreat Into Childhood Psyche and less Fascist Violence. Also, Steve and I thought that stepfather was perhaps a bit TOO evil to be believable.

    How’s Olive doing?

    Monday, April 16, 2007 at 10:28 am | Permalink
  3. Sara and Emily - I am so with you both. Less Fascist Violence but more Fantasy would have been the way to go.

    Olive is a dear. She is so danged cute and cuddly. I’d nearly forgotten how comforting a good lap cat can be.

    Monday, April 16, 2007 at 12:39 pm | Permalink
  4. emily wrote:

    Good lap cats are hard to come by. I just wish that my cat would read “lap” as my LAP, and not my chest, stomach, or head. Those are the places she prefers to doze on. :)

    Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 3:06 pm | Permalink
  5. phil wrote:

    Woah, hot dog, STNNNG did a rollins band tribute?
    That’s… that’s something, right there.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 8:12 pm | Permalink
  6. They sure did. And it was a beautiful thing.

    Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 5:24 am | Permalink
  7. Eve wrote:

    Hey girl, thanks for the link love. Dave and I had planned to see Edward Scissorhands when it came near us, but then we totally forgot and missed it! I was so bummed. I hope it comes back.

    Saturday, April 21, 2007 at 9:19 pm | Permalink
  8. Hey yourself! It was a fairly literal interpretation of the movie, but definitely enjoyable.

    Sunday, April 22, 2007 at 8:38 am | Permalink

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