Last weekend was a fabulous whirlwind. Highlights? Friday’s Art-A-Whirl happenings in NE Minneapolis, including dinner at Brasa before a friend’s art opening at Fox Tax Gallery. Followed by The Slow Mirror & The Metronome with Zak Sally on a boat and STNNNG on a raft on the river. Saturday afternoon was a hectic one spent running around - photo assisting at a wedding - but that evening was enjoyably mellow. Stopped by a going away to-do at The Muddy Pig (I’d never been inside!) before going on to see Dark Dark Dark at the Turf Club with friends. It was just the thing. And Sunday was perfectly lovely. A grown-up brunch, eating outdoors at Seward Cafe before engaging in child retrieval mode. Then it was on to MCBA’s SpringCon 2010 where we were all overstimulated to the point of exhaustion. But in a most excellent way. And this entire week and weekend promise to be just as busy. Actually, we are in GO-GO-GO mode for the forseeable future. BIG things are happening.
Five good distractions from the busy-busy-ness:
- I’ve been waiting for this movie for a while now…Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead. Squeee! In other movie news, seems I have free passes to see a screening of Ken Loach’s Looking For Eric. Could be good. And further into the future…a geek peek at Tarsem Singh’s Immortals. Yesss.
- A bittersweet remembrance, Lars Ulrich on Ronnie James Dio. I am planning my own memorial at home - finally watching the documentary Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey. And also Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, just for the heck of it.
- A friend pointed out that King Diamond was in a band, before Mercyful Fate - Denmark’s Brats were fantastic! But Punk Not Profit describes their 1980 lp as: “a great lesson in sound and attitude;; hi energy-hard rock–punk-metal original vagina bifocals in scented influence not opium.” Umm, k. I just like it.
- Over the years I’ve seen cameras on various animals to produce interesting results. Like the CatCams and a variety at the Museum of Animal Perspectives. But I didn’t realize aerial photography with pigeons had been done so very long ago. Neat.
- Oh, the silliness: World’s Best Relationship Tips from Hyperbole and a Half
There was a particularly pitiful moment in my Monday where I was sooooooo swamped (after an action-packed workday, while making dinner, before racing off to a summer camp orientation for the kid) I actually entertained a crazy astronaut thought, ever so briefly, thinking “I wish someone else could go to the bathroom for me.” Umm, no. That ain’t right. Chaos will have to be better managed to avoid such low points in the future. Thankfully I had some quiet time to myself in the late evening, spent with a book (Dead in the Family, the latest in the Sookie Stackhouse series). And in this way my precarious balance will be maintained.