Friday, August 17, 2012

Blogging Update

Hello everyone,

I know this may make a few of you sad (or perhaps I'm delusional about the importance of my blog in your lives) but I've decided to put the blog on hiatus for a while.

I have decided to use the time I spend writing posts on my other literary pursuits, namely some of these pesky novel ideas that won't leave me alone.  It has been a delightful few months for me and I hope for you as well.  Now I bid you farewell for now and leave you with one final sweeping landscape photo.  Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Yesterday my sister gave me a travel journal.  Now the only question remains, where in the world shall I travel to?

Lake Michigan

Monday, August 13, 2012


CatCam has inspired me.  All you need is a cat (which I have),

and a camera (which, ok, I don't have...yet) and insanity ensues!  I'd be able to post pictures that Sorcha takes and ones I take and see whose a better photographer.

Speaking of photography, I do believe I have rather a lot of potential as a blurry photo extraordinaire.  I did a photo shoot of the Sleeping Bear Dunes last week.  Among the pictures of the lakes and dunes, there are a set of pictures that I took while hanging out of the window of a moving vehicle.  So here's the first installment of my Blurry Photo Gallery,

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Rest of the Festival

It's been a few days and I have lots to catch you all up on.  First things first, the end of the film festival.  After Friday's late night, I still managed to get up, get a ticket, and see the fiction short films.  I'm so glad I did because they were fabulous.  These filmmakers told complete narratives in as little as a minute!  As someone who as attempted short films myself, I know what a challenge that can be.

Later on Saturday I saw The Giant Mechanical Man,

and on Sunday morning I ended my festival with some documentary short films.  Included in this group was the film that I'd been waiting weeks to see, CatCam.

It definitely lived up to my expectations.

Friday, August 3, 2012

News from the Festival, Part 2

By late last night, I was more than a little starstruck.  Not only were there Q&A sessions with the directors of Hysteria and Whole Lotta Sole, there was also a Q&A session with Kristen Bell following Hit & Run!  Hannah, my coworker Chelsea, and I were in the second row!!!  Talk about the best time ever to decide to sit right up front at the movie theater.  

If you are into slapstick comedy, car chases, and great dialogue, Hit & Run is the film for you.  And, unlike many of the film fest features, this one is coming to theaters soon.

Today I have a couple of classics,

When Harry Met Sally

and Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

New from the Festival

It has been a busy week and will continue to be so for a while yet.  On top of trying to watch the Olympics as much as possible, I am also trying to catch as many films as possible.  Last night was We Are Legion, a documentary about the hacktivist group Anonymous.

Today I have Hysteria,

Whole Lotta Sole

and Hit and Run

In knitting news, I'm almost done with the four jar cozies and the bikini.  Only I now have to sew in a lining for the bikini... it's a bit stretcher than I thought it would be.

Friday, July 27, 2012


While everyone else prepares for the upcoming film fest by rearranging schedules, buying tickets, and plotting celebrity sightings, I am planning out my movie watching knitting projects.  Of course I'm doing all the other things as well but since my commissions log hit 10 projects and more birthdays are approaching, I am knitting nonstop.

Here's what's on the schedule for the movie theater knitting,

A felted bag (stockinette on circle needles for about a million years)
A jar cozy (same idea but on DPNs)
A gift that involves large blocks of stockinette on straight needles

While these probably won't be enough to occupy my hands during all of my 7 movies, it will definitely give me a good handle on my project mania!

A stone causing ripples on Tawas Point beach