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Monthly Archives: December 2008

Singing In Focus

Yesterday I found out there’s a Serge Gainsbourg biopic in the works. A little recon revealed it will be French language, thankfully. That’s the only way to go. Not only will it be legit, it will make it much sexier (like Serge himself). The director attached to the project is an odd choice. It is [...]

The Deep Dark World of Consequence

Sharyn needs her rest. When she gets sick she gets sad. And begins referring to herself in the third person, apparently.

Captivating photos from the recent Greek Riots.
An iceberg melts off Ammassalik Island in Eastern Greenland. “More than 2 trillion tons of land ice in Greenland, Antarctica and Alaska have melted since 2003, according to new [...]

Taking Pleasure In Other People’s Leisure

While the weekend was delightful, it looks like I didn’t get my Fun-to-Sleep ratio quite right. Now I’m paying the price in the form of a burgeoning cold. Body aches, sore throat, fatigue, the works. Hoping to nip it in the bud by resting up. Wish me luck.
Five (or more) things:

Yet another local arts organization [...]

Hours Seem to Disappear

Friday was another whirlwind vacation day from work, and an evening free of parenting. Recuperating now and running on fumes, but still giddy after so much time effortlessly spent with the boyfriend, and our various friends. Good times at Hard Times, Midori’s Floating World Cafe, and United Noodles (if only Men’s Pocky was vegan) and [...]

Walk With Me A While

In a moment of weakness I found myself looking through old photos, from warmer times with bright sun and green green grass. I even uploaded a few. But winter hasn’t even begun yet, officially, so it’s too soon to be tormenting myself. Instead I’ll need to work up my winter enthusiasm. Particularly surrounding some uniquely [...]

Wordless and Happy

Still recovering from last weekend. It was a wonderful one which included visits with good friends at Caffetto, Evergreen, Eclipse Records and at brunch, two movies at the Lagoon, and the charming Bruce Campbell, in the flesh! But I’m already looking forward to next weekend. It’ll be another busy one. Multiple holiday parties, roller derby, [...]

Why Can’t Monsters Get Along With Other Monsters?

A co-worker wants me to branch out. From the world of vampires into the world of…werewolves. The thing is, lycanthropes have long been an integral part of the fiction I enjoy. There are so many examples, from An American Werewolf in London to the character of Oz on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Or the [...]

The Gales of Dissonance

My son’s teacher called. They are having a hard time getting him to attend to certain tasks. If he is presented with two options for a-thing-he-doesn’t-want-to-do he declares them both to be stupid. Sounds like a truth attack to me, but that’s not helping. Aside from learning academically a lot of these tasks are geared [...]

The Library of Human Emotions

Thankfully my son doesn’t need all the bells and whistles of the movies all the time. He has a great imagination and started seeing plays early on, which he enjoys, and is able to suspend his disbelief most willingly. So when we saw the stage production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe last [...]

Sometimes The Dam Just Breaks

Our long holiday weekend was so wonderful that I went into this Monday morning with a spring in my step. But I grew progressively less bouncy as the day wore on. Particularly in the afternoon, after school bus pick up time. The boy was uncooperative and cranky. Had to scrap my errand-running plans. At home [...]