How did I forget about Jakalope? I recently discovered their second album and have been listening to it every day since. Supreme pop-industrial, they’re a Canadian act that has stayed strangely under the radar lately. I haven’t been able to keep the songs on Born 4 out of my head, and it’s been a delightful, sexy haunting.
In a massive burst of love, I think we need to form a Hug Shirt network.
There are many of you dear to me that I miss hugging or have never hugged, and this would be a wonderful way to add a touch of the physical to our connections over distance. Technology can facilitate communion so very nicely. Thanks to ~C4Chaos for another much appreciated pointing!
De-lurk! Via Veerle, I’ve discovered the de-lurking campaign.
Veerle, “No more lurking!“
I invite you all to make yourselves known here and at other blogs. There’s a lot to be gained by knowing who reads these missives, so I hope you’ll de-lurk.
I think there has long been little doubt of my bookwormhood, but I took it over the top last night. The highlight of my night was discovering book darts. I’ve never had a reliable way to mark a line I was on when ending a reading session, but always wanted one. After having book darts lauded by a new friend of mine, I immediately ordered a package. They should be great for noting important passages I wish to return to. Something must bridge the gap until my entire library can be digital and accessable with Google Notebook.
Sunday I went for my first hike in a number of weeks. I looked around online for some recommendations for local spots and decided on Long Lake Park. Thinking I understood and remembered the directions well enough, I set out from my home and out St. Margaret’s Bay Road on foot. I made it as far as Chain Lake reservoir, and thought I’d made a mistake. I wandered around that area for a time and then headed home. Checking a map later I realized I could have walked a minute further and have found myself at the park. That will be a destination the next chance I have.
43 Things, my favourite to-do site, has introduced personal challenges as a way to get us serious about our goals. By creating a personal challenge, we are forming a public pact to finish a goal in a set timeframe and naming a personal punishment if we fail. I selected take a photo every day as my personal challenge and have pledged to pose naked for Project 365 if I fail. So if I miss a day between now and the end of the month, I will have to bare all for you.
And now I’ll end by letting you know that I’m more yang than yin.
Blance is fine, but having that and being skillful with extremes is far more playful.
I’m heading for the loft.