Requiescat in Pace

Apr. 28th, 2016 12:10 pm
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 Les Waas, creator of the Mister Softee jingle (NY Times obit).  No, I didn't know it had words; never heard words.

Hippo, Birdie, Two Ewes

Apr. 26th, 2016 09:11 am
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 to [personal profile] bradycardia !  Best day!

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Apr. 25th, 2016 08:54 pm
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Today would have been my Mom's 83rd birthday.

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I've been going through my files and trying to wrest some order out of what has become chaos (including electronic decluttering since I had the habit of just copying whole projects from one semester's file to another, so a lot of stuff built up).

The list of projects, which includes stuff I've done one presentation on, or new ideas I am all OO SHINY about, is daunting. I'm thinking of doing a screen cap and sharing just...because).

So sort of intersecting with my desire to jump more into DW, I decided to post about possible projects (and if I can just remember to tag, and/or save word documents, then I build up some stuff for the projects. So much to write about, so little time. One of the folders is dedicated to Melissa Scott--it has some copied of academic scholarship relating to her work which I gathered at one point. And then today a conversation on File 770 reminded me of one of her novels!

Ramblings on Melissa Scott )

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Apr. 22nd, 2016 02:17 pm
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Hippo, Birdie, Two Ewes

Apr. 22nd, 2016 09:16 am
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 to [personal profile] jonquil  (we miss you, wherever you are).  May you have the best day you can have.

Requiescat in Pace

Apr. 21st, 2016 10:38 am
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This year is fired.  Fired!

Yes, I have the Purple Rain DVD.  Yes, I've happened on the occasional guest-shot, when he plays behind other musicians.  Yesterday, I saw a bumper sticker quoting from "Purple Rain."

"Punch a higher floor."

(via [personal profile] twistedchick )

Hippo, Birdie, Two Ewes

Apr. 20th, 2016 08:34 am
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 to [personal profile] yvi !  Have a magnificent day!
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Part Seven of "[profile] language_espcapes Dared Me to Watch and Liveblog a Bunch of HOUN Adaptations While I Was Sick and Now My Hard-Drive is Full of the Things and I Can't Bring Myself to Delete Them Without Watching Them First."

Собака Баскервилей | The Hound of the Baskervilles (1981)
Lenfilm (Russian); Vasily Livanov and Vitaly Solomin

In which much fun is had at Canadians' expense )

Huh. I’m honestly not sure which I like better, this one or Granada. This one is arguably closer to the novel than Granada’s, although when it comes to the Holmes/Watson push-pull, I think Granada was closer-on than this one was. But both adapts did a nice job of carrying the middle – which is always the trick in these! – and giving me a narrative through-line to care about while all the detecting was going on.

I said earlier that Granada was the mark to meet or beat, and this one met it. Or perhaps rather the other way around, since this one was filmed first: had this made it to Britain by the time Granada filmed theirs, anyone know?

henna day post

Apr. 17th, 2016 03:17 pm
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I am hennaing my hair on a hot Los Angeles afternoon. We've had cold (for LA) weather, along with some rain, but now it's hot and bone-dry. Yesterday I finally got a long-overdue haircut, which I'm especially pleased about now that the weather has veered into summer.

I mentioned in a previous post that I have a poem in the latest issue of The Cascadia Subduction Zone, but when my paper copy arrived the other day, I read Julie Phillips' essay "'I Begin to Meet You at Last': On the Tiptree-Russ-Le Guin Correspondence," and it's fantastic. (It looks like you can watch Phillips read the essay here; there's also a link on the page to video of Ursula Le Guin reading the letter she wrote to Alice Sheldon after she "came out" as Tiptree.)

Birthday greetings and felicitations

Apr. 16th, 2016 11:33 pm
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 (I've missed a few.)

To [personal profile] julian , [personal profile] lycomingst  (April 13), [personal profile] jimhines  (April 15), and [personal profile] dingsi  and [personal profile] ironjeff  (April 16)!  May your day have been blessed with kindness and beauty.
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Very Happy Belated Birthdays to [ profile] blslarner and [ profile] kittyfosterami!!! I hope it was a great birthday week for both of you.

I'm sorry I've been so absent lately. Things have been feeling hectic and busy--some good things, but a lot of stressful things.

But of the good things was the beautiful weather the last couple of days, and the gorgeous hike I went on today with the fun company of [personal profile] zlabya and a local women's hiking group to the McKeldin area of Patapsco Valley Park, about half way between Baltimore and Westminster.

So let me take you on the trail:

It's lined with little wild flowers, though you can't see them too well in this pic--lots of violets and spring beauties, among others.

And here's the Patapsco River we walked along most of the way:

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