Success! I managed to pull off organizing a fancy Valentine's Day party for almost 400 people. The local gossip column called it a hullabaloo but it was really more of a shin dig, I'd say. Now I am enjoying a day off watching movies and knitting with snuggly animals x 2. Good times.
* Greeley is my middle name * I am deathly afraid of a lot of things, including but not limited to: mold, rodents, heights, peanuts * I was editor of a literary magazine titled "Nude" * I was an artist's nude model because I felt I owed it to all the art I had appreciated * I went to Australia for a poetry conference * I've only been seasick once. It was at the Great Barrier Reef, during a monsoon, and they almost had to medflight me off the boat. * I used to go deep-sea fishing with my family almost every weekend until I was ten years old * I have a very quiet voice (I think it's because I have very good hearing) * I was once ranked #2 International Extemporaneous Public Speaker and #1 U.S. Cross-Examination Team * I can recall conversations verbatim but have no memory for faces (could not recognize my mother's face in a crowd)
I'm giving this online journal bit another go. (Seems to be an annual event) Here's the current scene:
Books: Just Finished Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee; Currently Reading Watership Down, Richard Adams (yes, the kids' book--never read it!); More to come on the excellent novel The Electric Michelangelo, Sarah Hall.
Films: Oliver Twist (2005) directed by Roman Polanski. Watch this! I was suprised by this subtly rendered adaptation. This film has a gauzey emotional quality in both art and acting that suits the story and characters well. Dickens' broader themes receive excellent treatment without being overbearing or didactic.
Knitting: I'm closing in on the toe-shaping of a simple sock in Vesper. I'm using Nancy Bush's Yarrow ribbed pattern and mayhave discovered a favorite ribbing in the process. Three stitch pattern much less tedious than others. Recently completed a grey pinstripe pair in Lorna's Laces.
Up next: Luxe Poppy-colored Giotto socks for a special birthday gift and a mini-Clapotis in Fleece Artist Lady Godiva (for me!).