No matter where my reading takes me, I’ll always be a fan of Stephen King.
His writing is like a blanket cape to me.
Perhaps because I started reading his stories when I was so young, I’m not sure.
The thing I love even more than reading his novels, his hearing him discuss his craft. Which is why I enjoyed this interview by Neil Gaiman on King.
If you’re looking for something to read before bed tonight, have a click.
Who are your blanket cape authors?
Episode 7 of This is Not a Podcast – stream or download
Excited to watch Jack White’s Unstaged performance on YouTube tonight. Directed by Gary Oldman. All the clips that have been posted so far have been great.
Thinking I need to do some serious spring cleaning this weekend.
Wishing the construction, or the yard work that the neighbouring apartment complex does each morning would start after 9am.
Wishing I had an assistant who could help me with the intake of the huge collection we just got in at the museum.
I’ve received some e-mails from people saying they can’t comment.
I have everything unclicked in my settings, so you don’t have to have a WordPress account to comment, however, WordPress changed their comment policy and isn’t letting anyone comment without logging in first. I know a few of you are using fake emails to comment and it seems to be working, but not all the time. Update: I tried that out a few times and it seems to work. See comment section.
So, what to do? There is no way I’m moving back to Blogger.
Anyone know of any other web hosting sites?
I’m back from holiday, hence zero updating while I was away. I actually took a week off from the computer too! Well, mostly. Sometimes you just need to unplug.
While I was home visiting my Mum and Sam (Dad was away in NYC), I also made a side trip to the dentist, where he sliced open the tip of my tongue. Which, my friends, did not tickle, and is still healing. Thankfully, my Mum baked me some delicious banana bread to take home with me and that has helped. Soft goodness. Also a salt water rinse multiple times a day. I don’t think I could ever handle having my tongue pierced.
Anyway, here are a few photos from the week. I was also was flipping through some of our old albums and see that my aversion to the camera started at an early age.
Animal Farm in Canatara Park
My favourite Lake (Huron)
Chucks on the sandbar
Avon River, Stratford
Chair dancing with PB&J
No, one more story!
One of my first memories, with my Grandmother in Cape Cod
Filed under family, holidays
Just when I needed some new music to fill the ipod before a long(ish) flight, one of the albums I have been looking forward to the most surfaces.
I’d been a bit discouraged this year, all the albums seem to only have one or two good songs, but Blunderbuss is full of goodness. I knew Jack wouldn’t disappoint. Album of the Year…so far.
Cannot wait to hear it performed live.
Something you’re looking forward to?
So much goodness on Sunday night television this spring…and now what appears to be one more to add to the list.
As much as I enjoy concerting, I would greatly appreciate it if artists embraced the weekend show. These mid-week concerts are killing me. I might have to start drinking caffeine in the morning. Radical, I know.
Last night, Westcoast Walker and I took in Andrew Bird at the Vogue Theatre and it was a blast. The perfect combination of violin, whistling and handclaps. I’ve never seen someone play the violin with such vigour before. He played a lot of his older songs, which brought out the guitar, which was something I really missed on his last album.
Before his encore, he ended with a perfect rendition of Fake Palindromes that brought everyone to their feet. Twas great.
Laura Marling opened. This was one of the songs I enjoyed from her last night.
Instead of taking a photo each day for a month, I was inspired to take video snippets each day after my friend Liz over at The Blisslist posted a video diary for February.
It seemed like a perfect time too – testing out the new computer and remembering how to edit.
All video was taken on my phone. Definitely a project I’ll probably attempt again on my travels this summer.