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The Delicacy of Perception

Oh, the perils of modern life. Either my realtor or the showing realtor mixed up the date of the recent showing when logging it in the online system that sends me notifications. So no one actually looked at our house on Sunday evening, when I made sure we stayed away. Rather we were surprised by five people showing up on our front porch last night. Super awkward. We hurried off to Target for a spell. No comments have been logged yet but I could tell from the looks on their faces that the prospective buyers were not digging what they were seeing. I know my decorating isn’t for everyone (mid-century Modern furnishings with bright colors and odd art). It’s bad enough being removed from the process while strangers are judging it but seeing it firsthand? Ouch. And I think my house is pretty cute, dammit, despite its flaws.

How about five good things?

  • It’s summer! Technically (though it’s been muggy for a while now and my hair is a curly hot mess). And google has marked the solstice with a doodle by one of my favorite artists, Takashi Murakami.
  • Dear Photograph (take a picture of a picture from the past in the present)
  • The BBC made an amusing documentary called “The Joy of Easy Listening” - delving into this ignored and scoffed at genre of music. The documentary spans from its roots in the 50s through the sun washed 70s and into current “chill out” tunes (available in six 15-minute segments on youtube).
  • too much chocolate is an online photo exhibition/dialogue space run by photographer Jake Stangel.” Interviews, rotating galleries, showcases, and more. All wonderful.
  • Last night Facebook sent me the regular update email about my photography page. I noticed that 99 people “liked” it so I put out a plea for just one more person, to round that number up to 100. That worked swimmingly. Now I’m up to 138! If you haven’t “liked” Sharyn Morrow Photography yet, go ahead and keep the momentum going.

Tomorrow night is the return of the Science Museum’s Social Science adult night - “welcoming those 21 and over to grab a drink, enjoy the museum, and experience innovative programming.” I was able to attend the first installment back in March and it was super fun. Tomorrow night will be even better, with the Big Back Yard open (outdoor mini golf!) and Jim Campbell’s Scattered Light installation nearby. Looks like the Chinese American Association of MN and the American Swedish Institute will be on hand to help celebrate the solstice, along with Science trivia with the Trivia Mafia, Science Live theater presentations, Live Pictionary, bars throughout the museum and food samplings from local vendors. BE THERE.

ghost dancers at Grumpy's

One Comment

  1. A-K wrote:

    I think your house is cute, too, and would buy it if I had money and wanted to live in St. Paul. Hope someone buys it soon!

    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

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