Thursday, February 28, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Usually blog memes are about the same. I think the one I've seen most is "Tell your readers ten weird things about yourself." Now, I don't consider myself to be all that ordinary, exactly, but I had a hard time coming up with weird facts about me that other people would find remotely interesting--or that aren't deeply embarrassing or just gross (yes, everybody has something like that). So up until this point I have decided to spare you the tedium of discovering (or being tagged for) a meme on this blog.
All of that changes today!
I've been tagged for a meme that actually seems worthwhile--and doesn't require a lot of navel-gazing on my part as far as divining what you might find fascinating about little ol' moi. It's not about me at all! Yay!
So, here goes. The rules are:
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find sentences 5,6, and 7, and post them.
4. Tag five people.
Here's mine, from Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver:
"Local food is a handshake deal in a community gathering place. It involves farmers with first names, who show up week after week. It means an open-door policy on the fields, where neighborhood buyers are welcome to come have a look, and pick their food from the vine."
"Local is farmers growing trust."
Can't wait for the growing season!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
But I braved the wilds, for you.
Enlarge the photo, peer closely at her bottom gum, barely showing behind her bottom lip, and you'll see them , in their natural habitat. Two baby toofies. One was born around the 9th of February, followed by its little next-door neighbor a week later.
As you might imagine, we are wading in drool at our house these days. And (TMI alert!) my nipples are quite tender indeed.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I heard this song on KUNI's "Night Music" show over the weekend, and was floored, again. Check out the masterful--and playful--guitar work by Stu here... and the achingly beautiful lyrics... oh, and did you notice that he's not wearing a shirt and how YUMMY that whole combination is?
Stuart has been playing this song in his live shows for years, but I think that there might be a studio version on the new album, due out next month. Yay! Stu is playing at The Mill in Iowa City at the end of March, too. Double yay! Now, if the snow would just QUIT ALREADY, March will be a banner month indeed.
Friday, February 08, 2008
Fair enough, Mom. Touche.