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Oh world, you make my head spin.

some small things that are not, in the scheme of things, catastrophic –

1. I bumped my worktable, which caused my screenprinting screen to fall directly onto my pincushion, where a needle neatly punctured it. What a goose. Doing this sort of thing just makes me feel so silly.
2. My phone died – not such a problem, except it had a year and a half of unbacked up photos on it. Again, silly. Won’t do that again. Mostly I can let them go, but I’m pretty sad about losing the only existing photos of me with my niece and cousins as babies. If I don’t think about it too much it’s not too bad.
3. Gumboot weather has started, which is great, but it reminded me that my gumboots have split and continue to do so more and more. Damn un-waterproof wellies. Thinking about having a crack at them with some silicone glue. Any other suggestions would be well appreciated.

I’m learning a new game, wherein I only take on one learning project at a time. My first indication of success came when I thought, as I often have, about how good it would be to learn how to blow glass. Then I thought that maybe I would work a bit more on learning to sew, maybe gain a wee bit of proficiency first, before taking on something else. Which is a new thing for me. I have to remember – I don’t have to do everything at once. I have a while. I’m not running out of time. …….right? So for now, I’ll keep sewing. There’s an awful lot to learn, after all.

Question – at risk of showing my age and asking a question to an audience of none, in Lift Off (awesome Australian kids show from the early 90s), was EC faceless in Waldorf doll tradition? That’s never occurred to me before. Just wondered.

So WordPress has rearranged its welcome page, and I can’t work out how to update my blogroll anymore. So for now, let me mention Moonstitches, Three Buttons and Aunty Cookie.

It’s nice being able to be excited about things again, at least sometimes.

Listening: 1234 – Feist

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it happened again

Had an episode yesterday at acro, and it’s thrown me for a serious spin. Worse than I’ve had for a while. Now there are kids from down the road playing in our driveway, so I’m hovering, incapacitated, in bed. Should be leaving for sewing class, but hell, it’s cold, there’s children, i feel crap. Maybe I might be justified staying home. As much as I’m rearing to get started on my cool trousers with my cool brown tweedy type fabric, maybe sitting in the warm under a doona is the answer.

I finished my skirt though, and I’m pretty proud of it. Now I just need to fix up the pattern and remake it, in a fabric I might actually ever wear. Calico – not really my colour. Maybe I could print on it, or dye it. Maybe. So I’ll put up photos at some point, but seeing as noone reads this right now, doesn’t really matter if it’s not up yet, right? And if someone does read this, then comment, whydon’tcha?

Part of me wonders what the point of this blog is. Will anyone even want to read it? I’m an odd writer, I think, when it comes to style-en-blog. But hell, people I never met wanted to read my old blog. We shall see. On the other hand, I’ve just decided I want to be a writer – why has it taken me so long to work *that* out? – and it seems important, well, to write often. Is this the place to be testing it out? Praps, praps not. It’s mine though, I guess it’s my choice. SUCKERS. You have to read it. Or not. Wheeee. Aren’t *i* rambly? and full of *stars*?

Just out of interest, is HIGH-larious originally from Firefly? Or is Jayne using it incidentally?

Anyway, I had a fun afternoon updating my blogroll (my *first ever* blogroll) and less fun trying to work out how to change the theme. It isn’t letting me, and I think this theme is a bit of a dud. I wonder if I need Firefox instead of Safari. Maybe I’ll look into that.

Go away children, go away. Erk. Damn post-traumatic stress.

Think I might make hot cross buns. Chock full of religiosity, I am.


I’m bored. Can you suggest interesting activities under $25? According to Ask Metafilter (via not martha)

My favorite fic-eteer, and a wee interview about the books she wrote.

Speaking of things to do when bored, via Dioramarama, a list of the (American, I assume) AFI’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time, and those that I have and haven’t seen. Moral of the story is there’s a whole lotta important movies I haven’t seen, and plenty to catch up on. Get ready…

plain = never seen
bold = seen
italics = seen but need/want to see again

1. Citizen Kane (1941)
2. The Godfather (1972)
3. Casablanca (1942)
4. Raging Bull (1980)
5. Singin’ In The Rain (1952)
6. Gone With The Wind (1939)
7. Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
8. Schindler’s List (1993)
9. Vertigo (1958)
10. The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
11. City Lights (1931)
12. The Searchers (1956)
13. Star Wars (1977)
14. Psycho (1960)
15. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
16. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
17. The Graduate (1967)
18. The General (1927)
19. On The Waterfront (1954)
20. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
21. Chinatown (1974)
22. Some Like It Hot (1959)
23. The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
24. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
25. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
26. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
27. High Noon (1952)
28. All About Eve (1950)
29. Double Indemnity (1944)
30. Apocalypse Now (1979)
31. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
32. The Godfather Part II (1974)
33. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
34. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
35. Annie Hall (1977)
36. The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
37. The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)
38. The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
39. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
40. The Sound Of Music (1965)
41. King Kong (1933)
42. Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
43. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
44. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
45. Shane (1953)
46. It Happened One Night (1934)
47. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
48. Rear Window (1954)
49. Intolerance (1916)
50. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)
51. West Side Story (1961)
52. Taxi Driver (1976)
53. The Deer Hunter (1978)
54. M*A*S*H (1970)
55. North By Northwest (1959)
56. Jaws (1975)
57. Rocky (1976)
58. The Gold Rush (1925)
59. Nashville (1975)
60. Duck Soup (1933)
61. Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
62. American Graffiti (1973)
63. Cabaret (1972)
64. Network (1976)
65. The African Queen (1951)
66. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
67. Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
68. Unforgiven (1992)
69. Tootsie (1982)
70. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
71. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
72. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
73. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
74. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
75. In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
76. Forrest Gump (1994)
77. All The President’s Men (1976)
78. Modern Times (1936)
79. The Wild Bunch (1969)
80. The Apartment (1960)
81. Spartacus (1960)
82. Sunrise (1927)
83. Titanic (1997)
84. Easy Rider (1969)
85. A Night At The Opera (1935)
86. Platoon (1986)
87. 12 Angry Men (1957)
88. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
89. The Sixth Sense (1999)
90. Swing Time (1936)
91. Sophie’s Choice (1982)
92. Goodfellas (1990)
93. The French Connection (1971)
94. Pulp Fiction (1994)
95. The Last Picture Show (1971)
96. Do The Right Thing (1989)
97. Blade Runner (1982)
98. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
99. Toy Story (1995)
100. Ben-Hur (1959)

Plenty of time consumption there. What should I start with? Any advice?

Reading: Wrong About Japan, by Peter Carey
Listening: Firefly theme song

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