Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Project for Poetry Friday and a few tidbits
This photo of my daughter at the dentist has nothing to do with the post.
I've been working on music for a poem that I'm going to feature in this week's Poetry Friday roundup. That's the reason this blog has been quiet for the past couple of days. In a time where so many people have the tools and abilities to post home videos, I am very much a Joanie-Come-Lately. Musically, I am still far from where I want to be, and am working on enriching the tone and range of my singing voice. My plan is eventually to put together a 2-3 minute promotional video. I would love to be able to hire a professional, but in the meantime, I want to see what I can do on an operating budget of zero. Currently, I film during the day with all the windows open and lights focused on the area of the video. Through the lens, it all looks well-lit, but when I look at the footage, the light is still dimmer than I like. My respect and admiration for good filmmakers continues to grow.
A few tidbits:
*Thirty-four people subscribe to this blog. To those 34: thank you. I appreciate you. If there are any lurkers I don't know about yet, please post a comment, so I know who you are and where you blog.
*I've been brooding about Colleen Mondor's post, Faces in the Crowd (just so you know, there are several photos of lynchings in this post).
*I am glad for ABCGirl's blog happy stuff, and that she refers to her husband as "mr. happy stuff." ABCGirl's blog isn't about denying the pain and struggle in life, but about finding the grace in small, good things. Limpid photographs of yummy food items accompany many posts.
*I wish I were as whip-smart as LoneStarMa. Here is her About Me profile: Lone Star Ma is a working mama of two Lone Star Daughters. She loves Texas dearly but is sadly underachieving its average of 3 guns for every man, woman and child. She eats mushroom fajitas instead of beef ones and has been known to breastfeed during City Council Meetings. Lone Star Ma has a pathological need to read a LOT and is into peace, equality and the Gulf of Mexico.
*This was posted awhile ago, but I still smile when I think of Adrienne's colleage Jason performing Little Miss Muffet. Scroll down to see the video.
*I depend upon Urban Mennonite to keep me up to date on all the hijinx and merriment going on among the Mennonites and the Amish. In case you didn't know, my mother's side of the family is Mennonite, and her father's stepmother was Amish. (My grandfather was the youngest of 13 children, spoke Pennsylvania Deutsch as a first language, and started high school when he was twenty-two years old.) My favorite feature is the Menno Roundup. I have a feeling I should know Urban Mennonite, or at least have friends in common, but I'm satisfied with maintaining the mystery.