Thursday, July 30, 2009
Running on Ice
Since Aunt Julie can skate backward (and do hockey stops!), she shot some video of Phil. Enjoy!
Monday, July 20, 2009
It's a Starbucks Pastry Morning (Tomorrow)
I've got to go downtown tomorrow and test for my ESL certifimacation. Now I can flaunt the don't eat/drink rules on the light rail.
Check it out: Mmmmm...
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Never Surrender, Even If You're French
Unfortunately after I had cracked the eggs I discovered the milk had gone bad. Didn't want to cover the eggs and put them back in the fridge and run out to Albertsons. Fortunately I had sour cream. And aerosol whipped cream. Which to subsitute? Wound up splitting the difference.
Note to self ... Mmmmmm....
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
SRV and Barry
Barry walked down the street as the lightpoles phased on. A warm breeze blew, mixing the smell of produce, beer, cigarette smoke, and perfume. The evening was amber, and Barry leaned back as he strolled, making it look easy. Making it look good.The exercise was to demonstrate tone. Any guesses as to what I was shooting for?
A car pulled by, a long car with fins, and Barry nodded. Driving's fine, but a night like this he had to be out in it. Anton, the guy who sold maybe twenty bucks a day in his junk store, caught his nod and returned it, kept sweeping his stoop.
Ladies were beginning to trickle out on the avenue, their workday ending, most—some, their day just beginning at six. But it was good. It was all good. Barry and the ladies admired each other and the drivers of the long cars. It was all good. And more than that, it was right. It was all right.
Barry took a deep breath, inhaled the oncoming night, held it in. Closed his eyes and let it out slow. Slow and fine. Slow and fine and easy.
(Ronny Jordan's "The Jackal" has a similar vibe to the song played in class.)
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Ahhh, Biff. What a character.
Tom Wilson (Biff in Back to the Future) sings about crazy fans.
Plus, a sneak peek at something(s) I might show my classes next year:
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Important Freebie Bulletin
We now return you to your regularly scheduled non-happenings here on the blog.