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Hyper Confessional and Vaguely Soul Seaching

The self-imposed radical sabbatical has endured for three months. And I needed it, really, I did. I spent far too much of 2009 lovesick and confused or conflicted. It’s been good to think a few things through and clear my head. But I feel all better now. Maybe it’ll be time to move on in 2010. But how to proceed? This ought to be interesting.

Now for four good things and one kinda sorta sad thing:

  • I’ve finally found my octopus! For some time I’ve been searching for just the right one and this is the guy. Drawn by Victor Hugo in 1866. I’ve ordered Shadows of a Hand: The Drawings of Victor Hugo. Curious to see what else is in the book, which I’ll be bringing it to my tattoo artist so we can work out the details of my octo.
  • Cartoons come to life with 10 real houses inspired by cartoons and The Real Life Lichtenstein Comic Girl.
  • Moondog. I’d heard his name bandied about before, but hadn’t really heard his music until recently. He was sort of a counter culture hero. A happy eccentric blind genius. Here’s a tribute to him on WFMU. I like the story of how Moondog had a phone installed in a cave. A cave full of snakes.
  • This Colour-In Dress would be just the thing for my OCD. As are some more game apps I’ve got on my iPhone. Like Skee-Ball and Hangman.
  • Oak Street Cinema’s final death rattle? Kinda sorta? I do have some fond memories of this very poorly run theater. Seeing Peter Sellers movies and Hitchcock and Hong Kong films and taking my son to some classic cartoons. As well as seeing my son on the big screen there, in Chuck Olsen’s Blogumentary world premiere. Good times.

Over this holiday break I’ve turned to escapism a bit too much. Got caught up on all seasons of Supernatural (oh the hotness of Dean, even in lederhosen!), been wrapping up my run with Torchwood (so much snogging!), saw the Sherlock Holmes movie earlier this evening (oh shirtless Robert Downey Jr, ooh la la!) but now it’s time to get back to work. On the werewolf cop novel, for sure. And with some photography projects, erbviously. But also to work my ass off with the Wii Fit. I want it to quit telling me I’m unbalanced. And for my Mii character to shrink up some. So there.

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  1. Giyen wrote:

    right there with ya sister.

    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 11:18 pm | Permalink
  2. Bill Wayne wrote:

    Nice site you got here.. love the phots… keep it up

    Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

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