As July comes to a close I am trying to keep my anxiety attacks in check. They’re mainly centered around how incredibly busy my August will be (and over my son’s random outbursts of pre-teenage rage). I have a horrible habit of stretching myself too thin. Need more gentle - or not so gentle - reminders that no, I can’t do it all. But when has that ever stopped me from trying?
Five good things for this fine Thursday:
- Multiple sources are claiming that The Crow remake will be written by Nick Cave. How very odd.
- Photographer Dave Mead traveled to Anchorage, Alaska last year to shoot portraits of contestants in the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championship. Beautiful!
- Been seeing more about cameras/photographers shooting in 3-D. Panasonic has also announced the release of the “world’s first” 3-D shooting camcorder which my son would LOVE. But we may have to wait until the technology has been on the market for a while (if it isn’t just a novelty and actually catches on) and thus the prices drop dramatically while the quality improves.
- Speaking of…I’ve been struggling with my iPhone 3G, after upgrading to OS4. The performance has been brutally slow. I’d been hunting high and low for a good solution (other than chucking it and shelling out for a new iPhone 4) but all involved pretty extreme, invasive efforts. It wasn’t until this morning that I was informed of a very simple fix that has, so far, had a huge effect on my phone’s performance.
- Just a sample of how August is shaping up for me…the Loring Alley Block Party, with its fantastic line-up, is happening the same day as the Garlic Festival in Hutchinson, MN.
Tonight there are two intriguing - and FREE - events happening at the same time. Naturally. The Walker Art Center is hosting Utopia Is No Place: The Art and Politics of Impossible Futures while The Cedar Cultural Center will have the wonderful Portland Cello Project performing on their patio.