Thursday, June 26, 2008

I have arrived at Yaddo, and hope to post photographs soon. Be warned that there will be a gray speck in all the photos, because I cannot afford to have Canon open my camera and clean the lens.

Two unusual things happened today:
I went jogging.
I saw a baby fox. We made intense eye contact.

Oh, and I did some writing. I am going through everything that has happened to the people I have interviewed over the last 9 years, and writing lists of their lives in chronological order. It has been making me feel emotional/depressed, and I have not been very social. I did sit at dinner with another resident whose voice sounded mighty familiar. She's an NPR correspondent! Sometimes you feel as though NPR reporters are friends inside your radio box. It's disconcerting to see the voice embodied.

Unfortunately, I brought some work with me that am putting off, aside from my book. If I finish one job and invoice anytime soon, I plan to update my 2001 laptop to an 2008 laptop.

I feel like a brat for missing my rabbit and sweetie and my blogging habit.

Friday, June 20, 2008

I was tagged by Brita!

What were you doing 10 years ago?
NYC: I was choreographing performances, and teaching art at a school for the blind in the Bronx. Fire drills were frequent. This kind of scene was a perfect visual: the blind leading the blind during fake fires.

What are the 5 things on your to do list today?
Fight with my insurance company over health benefits
Interview actress Iris Bahr for The Guardian
Consider updating my 2001 laptop to a 2008 laptop; check bank balance; drool over laptop again
Pack for 10 weeks out of the city
Hang out with my rabbit

3 snacks you enjoy
Oat cakes, Campari (do drinks count?), fish tacos

4 Places you have lived
Northampton, MA
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Boulder, CO
Brooklyn, NY

5 things you would do if you were a Billionaire
Not worry about buying lots of fancy and fresh groceries
Buy a piece of land
Start an Oral History Field School
Donate to health insurance reform movements, experimental rehab programs, and Obama's campaign.

6 people you want to know more about:
Bernard Pomerance
Rudolph Steiner
Patricia Highsmith
Neil Diamond
The Hernandez brothers
My girlfriend

I am tagging Joanna, Julia, and L Cerre.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Eileen Gray's designs. I put up a little post on Maxine's site.

Our new wagon.

It's strange when you leave a Cineplex theater, and accidentally end up in an antechamber like this. Think how many apartments could fit into this curious space.

Bird nest pound cake. I lifted up my upside-down window box, stored on the fire escape. I found a trio of nestlets--three nests in one strip!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

News Flash:
I have an extra rib!
R. and I bought a beautiful used car on Saturday!