Thursday, May 26, 2005

Just when you thought it might be normal... and CW Roelle art news

First things first, opening one week from Saturday - June 4 - CW Roelle's solo show in Woonsocket! site
Mom and J and I are going for the opening - it should be fun!

Second - I can't get the season finale of Alias out of my (currently aching)head. Most of it was an almost normal episode - fighting really big evil but not out of the ordinary for the show, not edge of the seat sort of stuff. Until the very end. WHAM!!! Doubled! I mean - I never thought I'd hear Vaughn say "First of all, my name isn't Michael Vaughn" and then the SUV nails them. Yikes. And now I'll likely have to wait until January or so until it comes back. I'm sure it will be worth the wait....

PS - Reading Wicked by Gregory Maguire - really enjoying it.

Friday, May 20, 2005

More likely to be hit on the head by falling airplane parts

In high school, I did a research report on Marine Life. I had a ton of fun and I think I showed researcher talents at that early stage - because I got a whole boatload of data from almost as many sources. One of my favorite stats was that you are "more likely to be hit on the head by falling airplane parts than attacked by a shark" - same for stung by a killer bee, struck by lightning, and now...
More people are killed every year by pigs than by sharks, which shows you how good we are at evaluating risk.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

First bunnies, now ninjas!

I've been suffering from 30 Second Bunny Theatre withdrawal of late - but the site tells me there will be stuff available soon!

In the meantime, I've found Tiny Ninja Theatre -
Tiny Ninja Theater is a New York City-based company dedicated to the principle that “there are no small parts, only small actors.” It was founded in 1999 by company director Dov Weinstein. “I had noticed that there were these tiny plastic ninjas in vending machines all across the city,” says Weinstein, “but no one was using them to perform classical theater. Something had to be done.”
This sounds like fun! I would like the job of casting. Except instead of vending machines I'd hit flea markets... (found via Bookslut)

Monday, May 16, 2005

Theophilus on a winning streak!

From an email from Dan:
we competed last night against 5 bands at Bethel
church for a spot on the Kingdom Bound festival at
Darien Lake this year. It was a judged showcase. We
now advance to the semi-finals near buffalo on July 25th.

Friday, May 13, 2005


Theophilus wins this round - with 61 of 89 votes!!!!:)

I love this stat:
"Studies conducted by Yahoo! and Starcom Media have led to what is being called the “38-hour day,” where women indicate their total time spent on individual activities in one day added up to 38 hours of activity inside a 24-hour period. BRANDWEEK 4.25.05"
No, not math error, the multi-tasking that is so necessary in our lives!

Finally, I think I need to move Episode 2 up in my queue so I can see Episode 3 on the big screen. Our local critic says it's better than Return of the Jedi - I'm highly intrigued!!! These were so integral to childhood for the 3 of us, I'm pretty excited. And word has it Tom Stoppard helped with dialogue!! That's gotta be cool!

Thursday, May 12, 2005


Last night I thought to myself "I'm a social soul in a bashful shell" - (I was hitting my head for not actually having a conversation with interesting folks, just giving the short answer, bowing my head, and ducking out the door.)

Sonny's website has been updated!!! More CW Roelle philosophy, and more art! Go see!

I've been a bad sister and I've failed to adequately hype the next round of the Battle of the Bands for Theophilus (Dan). Of course, he could have done it himself, grumble grumble - no it's not a chore, I've just been in a different space. And I probably won't make it (Milestone's 10pm Tonight!) myself, as I am leaving work not on time (although that's not unusual, really) and have a killer day ahead tomorrow.

Out 'til midnight and Guiness and loud music (tho' good) don't mesh with a day holed up in a conference room, trying to pull hundreds of pages of data across 10 different people's areas from 20 different sources into one story to be told on 4 slides.

Well, good luck to all. Here's hoping I survive tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

And the mood today is....

I feel like the string on a weedwacker - spinning at such an out of control speed that at any moment I could break off and go hurdling through space.......

I have soooo much to do!!!

But it's an 85 degree, sunny day in early May in Rochester and all I really WANT to do is lie on my lawn, occasionally getting up to find more fruit, milkshake, or fruity shakes.....

The sacrifices I make. I have to watch the sugar today, though, cause I'm liable to go into scary hyper mode - fingers shaking so they can't type, head and feet dancing around, trying to create presentations while sitting on my desk because I just can't sit in the chair any more - and typing way too many words that leadership won't want to swim through...

Friday, May 06, 2005

Signs of life in the new yard

Spring! Posted by Hello

I love spring! I know I'll be taking a lot of pictures of the various stages of life in our yard this year, too - very exciting! I really like this one of the little tree (J thinks it's a cherry tree) out front. It looks much less sad with flowers on it!

Speaking of signs of life - how about swimming in a sea of bioluminescent micro-organisms? This sounds way super cool. I would think, though, that the abundance would draw cool predators, but this article doesn't really dwell on that. Whatever - I want to go!

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Book #11

Book #11 was Letters from the Flesh. I don't know. It was enjoyable - a short book that pulled along from chapter to chapter, especially with the alternating narratives or letter streams. Let me back up. This book is written in 2 series of letters, one from a dis-embodied alien that lands in Saul/Paul of Tarsus at the time of his name change, the other from a scientist/fruit-fly researcher to her cousin. It was fun and amusing and I was very interested in where it was going ... until it got there.
I don't know. The way it wrapped up threw me off. I don't think I was offended. Disappointed a bit - it seemed to push too far and too neatly? It's hard to say just what it was, but I wandered the house a bit last night thinking "that just wasn't right".

Monday, May 02, 2005

Good deeds and good book

Drop City - I really enjoyed Boyle's tone in this tale of a commune's transition to the wilderness. There are two categories of perspective in the tale - hippie and Alaskan settler - and each captures the essence of those communities. Mainly simply a well-written story to enjoy as you flip through - I did get a sense of the message of "to each his own" - that each person's definition of freedom, peace, living in the wild is a bit different, but that there's nothing necessarily wrong with that. Highly entertaining, some great characters - leaves you wanting more.

For the Day of Caring on Friday I worked on the "Give a kid a healthy smile" campaign - we canvassed a neighborhood in a rough section of the city, getting the word out about the importance of good dental care in young kids, trying to get people to come get their kids' teeth photographed and evaluated. The issue of Early Childhood Carries, or baby-bottle tooth decay, is real and scary. Kids 6 and under with rotting, broken, abcessed teeth - and an 8 month backlog on corrective surgery because demand is so high. A HIGHLY satisfying day and kudos to Moka for organizing this. Typically we do yardwork at a group home and that's nice, they appreciate it. This was on such a different scale, you almost can't compare.