Where I stood..

Ah, the fourth estate on a Sunday morning.   A cup of hot tea and all those sections to paw through, that’s the way to start the day.   Don’t you love the feel of the paper in your hands, the way you can fold and flip it this way and that, tear out the puzzle to do later, check out the sales, laugh at the funnies,   and start a fire in the fireplace later on with the wrinkled remains?   What will I do when there are no more papers?   It is coming, people are getting their news, their entertainment, and their sales electronically now, and fewer and fewer of us read the paper.   In this immediate society, by the time the paper comes out, it’s yesterday’s news.     Enjoy it while you can!

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.

Celebrating

Mark and I never got around to celebrating our anniversary last year, so we decided to celebrate that and Valentine’s Day last night.   We went to the American Harvest restaurant at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, where the students were being tested and making wonderful meals.   I had the salmon pave and Mark had a 5 course Italian dinner of old recipes gathered by Lynn Rossetto Kasper from the 16th and 17 centuries.   It was a wonderful, elegant dinner.

But the highlight was what we did after.   We went out and saw Coraline.   I was surprised Mark was so willing to see an animated feature marketed to children, but I think he wanted to see it because Coraline and I have the same color hair.   It is a phenomenal production, it is a delight to watch, and the three dimensional effects are astounding.   Check out this post on Lynn’s blog for some idea of how it was done.

What I liked best about the movie was the snow globe.   I’m a sucker for movies with snow globes in them.   You know, “Citizen Kane”, “All This and Heaven too”, and “Mary Poppins”.   Well, the snow globe in Coraline is of one of my favorite places, the Rackham Memorial Fountain of the two huge polar bears at the Detroit Zoo!

The house in the movie reminds me of a house we own, it too is divided into apartments, so I hope Kari and Patrick understand when I start referring to them both as Bobinsky.

Any one else find it strange that the main character is Coraline Jones and Carolyn Jones played Morticia Frump Addams in The Addams Family TV series?

Buckwheat Zydeco

That’s an accordian, in case you couldn’t tell.   I danced my toes off last night!   We got a small crowd together and went to the Ark in Ann Arbor, and saw Stanley Dural Jr., aka Buckwheat Zydeco.   You just can’t listen to that and not dance, it was a fantastic show!   I do fell a little bad for Buckwheat when he’s up north, (in Meesheegan, as he says it), watching all us northerners flail our arms and legs, when he should be down south in the sunshine where people come out of the womb doing the two step and the cajun jitterbug.   We may not look that good, but man, we had fun!

Where I stood..

In front of the box that contains the flat screen TV that we bought last night.   Yes, we are hurdling into the technological age!

Friday night I went to a gallery opening at the Northville Art House, where my friends Lynn, Joan, Sidney, and Jackie had work, with other amazing talents, in a show called “Art in Stitches”. I found it very inspiring, all the work there is top-of-the-line amazing, stop by if you get a chance!

Last night, after we bought the TV, Mark and I went over to the Elbow Room in Ypsilanti for Matt Jones’ cd release party.   It was a great show, we had a great time, and I ran into one of my favorite peeps,   Perry.   It’s been a good weekend so far, though not one where I’ve done any art to show you.

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.