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This Strange and Savage Season

Last Tuesday I stepped out of the river rapids of my crazy busy life and into a magical stream of time out of time. I am, of course, referring to the bliss that is a PIZZA FARM adventure. My first for 2011. A few of our friends had never been, including Jon, who also took some photos. The mildly-crummy-but-mostly-ok weather kept it from being very busy (there was just a five-minute wait for our three pizzas) and I was able to catch up with the owners a bit.

Since then I’ve alternated between high stress and ecstatic states. Heliotrope is my happy place and this year’s three day festival was no different, except for a venue change. Thankfully I was able to stay put for most of it while my son was engaged in exciting activities of his own elsewhere. I plan to go into Heliotrope more in depth, on my photo blog, soon.

And yesterday it was suddenly summer with highs in the high 80s and thick sticky humidity. But we greatly enjoyed our day off. We had a lovely time doing some backyard relaxing with friends. My son spent hours in a hammock, bellowing at other guests to refill his lemonade or bring him additional tofu dogs. Rude! And his demands were met with success (that wouldn’t fly at home). This day of leisure was a marked change of pace from last year’s Memorial Day, when we raced around town to cram in multiple holiday gatherings. I think I prefer it slow movement style.

Five good things (some of which I’ve been meaning to post for weeks):

  • I adore the work of artist Alan Brown/Medusawolf. Go check his stuff out and buy something!
  • I need to show my Dad this funny short film: United Monster Talent Agency.
  • Broken Crow “Over/Under” - a time lapse video with music by Marijuana Death Squads.
  • Beautiful Deep Sea Octopus Ballet.
  • Seems like it will be another weekend of TOO MUCH ALL AT ONCE but I do plan to devote a good portion of it to this: “Northern Spark is a new MN Festival modeled on a nuit blanche or “white night” festival—a dusk to dawn participatory art event along the Mississippi and surrounding areas. It will take place the evening of June 4 (sunset 8:55 pm) till the morning of June 5, 2011 (sunrise 5:28 am).”

In news of the not-sogreat no one has really been looking at my house, even though the price has dropped below $100k. And I still have to keep it extra tidy a) because I prefer it that way and b) just in case a showing happens to get scheduled. But I’m not holding my breath. And good luck to me on the tidiness front now that our dryer has died. It spins and spins but the heating element has gone kaput so our clothes never get dry. I’ve MacGyvered a temporary clothesline situation in my room but that’s probably not what prospective buyers want to see. Or what I want to see. Oh the indignities of daily life.

Speaking of…first, Creepy Life-Like Baby Masks Create Alarming Adult Babies and then WTF Japan: Eagle Dance. Watch it. Be mesmerized. Caution: underpants.

Rana, with bangles


  1. Maggie Tacheny wrote:

    Keep the faith, Sharyn. My house took 6 months to sell, but even in Frogtown, it’s possible. Plus, you have a great house. I’d resist the urge to lower the price any further, even if you aren’t getting a ton of hits. Your buyer is out there!

    Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Permalink
  2. Tim wrote:

    Great. Those baby masks are enough to keep me awake at night for at least a week…

    Good luck with the house. I am a firm believer in the “things happen for a reason” philosophy of life.

    Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 10:02 am | Permalink

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