1. I'm using text from Emma
as a placeholder in a web page I'm making this afternoon. Mr Elton, what a dick! Also it's reminding me of a book about marriage I read a while ago; it was going along fine until the author made a claim about Jane Austen's views on marriage. Her support: a quote from Mrs Elton. MRS ELTON! W T F ???
Theory: author didn't have time to read the actual novels, she just checked The Little Book of Jane Austen Quotations
under "marriage" and used whatever she found.
Later she quoted Virginia Woolf as having given a speech "in 1943, when she was at the height of her powers." OR DEAD FOR TWO YEARS. IT'S PRACTICALLY THE SAME THING.
Annnddd...that's where I stopped reading.
// #books I have thrown #madame who is your editor #no court would convict me
2. Our cleaner was on vacation two weeks ago, so this morning when they came it was our first thorough cleaning in four weeks. I think I've forgotten how to clean my house. I keep finding dust-free surfaces, it's lovely and mysterious!
3. Finally getting my web site the way I want it--all in a rush this week, after tinkering with this Wordpress template for a couple of weeks.
I made a thing for it that I love:
...which started out as this, which is me finally getting to work on learning to use watercolors, one of my goals for 2012:
I know, circles, very challenging! I'm working my way up to Things.
4. I've been carrying a printout of my Sarek/Amanda WIP with me when I go to appointments. While I wait I scribble away at it--but haven't put the edits into the document yet so the back side of several pages is a mass of crossouts and insertions and things written sideways with numbers and arrows. I haven't forgotten writing or fallen out of love with their awesomeness, I'm just working so hard on other things, oof. Going to the doctor is my guilty pleasure now because all the time I have to wait I get to write and I don't have to do any work. :D
5. Tuesday night we went to Lincoln Hall to see Great Lake Swimmers
at the start of their North American tour. I've posted about them before but this was the first time we saw them live.
They were so good! I should have more music review vocab to draw on but whatever. GO SEE THEM IF YOU CAN is my review. One thing I noticed, hearing the songs live--something about them seems very Canadian to me, which is weird and hard to explain but--so much imagery drawn from geology and oceans and nature being all wild and melancholy and harsh but also welcoming.
Tony Dekker is my daguerreotype boyfriend, also, so there's that.
Two songs by Great Lake Swimmers: The first song--"Your Rocky Spine"--is amazing and illustrates what I mean about Candian-ness. (Ooh, someone in the comments agrees with me: "A true Canadian song.") The second video is another of my favorites and possibly the finest example of Tony Dekker daguerreotype-boyfriendism.
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