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Failure is the Price of Ambition

Wow, it’s been another week where every free moment has been gobbled up by wolves. I’ve been saving loads of tidbits for blogging purposes but haven’t had time to spit them back out at the interwebs in an orderly fashion. So now I will vomit them forth.

Many good things:

Last night we hung our “Extreme Metal” art (right up and around a knitting group, and other Black Dog patrons) and tomorrow night is the big opening. And then maybe I can breathe. A little. But not really. Because I have a To Do list a mile long and all of those tasks NEED to happen SOON. Enrolling the boy in summer camp. Having my taxes done. Getting the car’s struts replaced. Setting up an engagement shoot for a couple before they depart for a destination wedding. Finishing a web site (in trade for plumbing services). Reading my Unix book. Doing something about the squirrels attempting to chew their way into our attic via the soffit.

But before all that? I will allow myself a bit of downtime with the boy. Maybe drop by the Walker’s Free First Saturday family day. Definitely going to see The Illusionist (from the makers of the Triplets of Belleville) with him soon, and take him out for pizza. And then I’m going to sit myself down to make a mix tape for the Yeti Records Mix Tape Exchange.

Dan, drawing


  1. Moe wrote:

    Wait, don’t you live on the other side of the river from downtown St. Paul?


    Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Permalink
  2. Sharyn wrote:

    Ha! A good point, yes. I actually end up crossing the river twice on the way out every morning and the way back in the evening.

    Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Permalink
  3. Valerie wrote:

    You’ll love the Illusionist - we saw it early this summer after the Edinburgh International Film Festival. It’s hauntingly sweet, melancholy and sad, but you’ll still leave the cinema feeling very moved.

    As it’s set in my new hometown, I’m slightly partial. We saw it in the cinema that is featured in the film, and the hotel they stay in in Edinburgh is on a street just up the road from us, so it was all kinds of down the rabbit hole cool.

    And the animation is some of the most beautiful I’ve seen since Sleeping Beauty, but less technicolour. Enjoy it!

    Friday, March 4, 2011 at 2:02 am | Permalink
  4. Sharyn wrote:

    Oh, I LOVE that! Years ago I was watching Christian Slater’s Untamed Heart in the neighborhood it was filmed in. At one point there was a scene that panned by the theater we were watching it in and the whole audience had a “like whoa!” moment.

    Friday, March 4, 2011 at 9:22 am | Permalink

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