|zephre (zephre) wrote,|
@ 2010-08-02 22:43:00
|Entry tags:||blather, crafts, donna, fairy godmothering, fangirl!, hope, life as we know it, making art, non-fandom, nyc, politics, religion, schoolin', spiritual, tns, tv|
in which I blather more
a) Toddlers are hilarious. Lando's biggest thrill when I visited was to have me sit in the armchair, then he would go to the other end of the room, start shrieking, and run run run run to throw himself onto my lap. I flipped him upside down, then, of course, which only made the game better. And then he'd do it all again. And again. And again. ;) Ah, to be two.
b) Lughnasadh was nice. Jon grilled and we had a tremendous harvest meal. It was a lovely day, indeed.
c) I've been seeing a lot of stories cross my feed and sometimes my flist about the proposed Cordoba House in NYC. It boggles my mind that there is so much negative press about it, in fact. And since it's crossed my flist and feed so many times, I just thought that I might give it some screen time. It's an idea that I first heard mentioned when I was in Seminary in New York, by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf himself. Imam Feisal was our lecturer in Islam and leader in a zikr. He is a wonderful teacher and inspiring leader. It is tremendously exciting to see the Cordoba Project reaching the point of having a building, a community center, in New York.
d) I spent a large part of Sunday sewing. Good grief, there was a lot of sewing. It takes me a lot longer than I think it will to cut and sew strips, but I eventually shaved a few minutes off each step by not ironing the seams between every step.
e) Still enjoying Sherlock from the BBC, but The Blind Banker was not as good as A Study in Pink. I was a bit disappointed by certain character developments, but on the whole it was still entertaining. I can see how there was some attempt to evoke a sense of Victorian Orientalism while maintaining the modern AU, but it didn't feel quite right. And this episode continues the general problems with the treatment of women. Oh, well. I am still enamored of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock. Martin Freeman continues to entertain, but I felt like his character suffered a bit in the writing of this one. Despite this, I will keep tuning in. (Plus the fanfic is choice.)
f) I have a few really exciting art projects on the horizon. I am trying to figure out what project to work on for this semester's studio course. Fandom deadlines for the most part preclude using any of those projects, but one never knows.
g) I think that's it for now. I'm sure there are plenty of other things I could blather about - in fact, I was thinking of blathering about a few in more detail, but I'm not sure if a public forum is the best way... one of the topics is religion, the other is crafty projects. (They will doubtless at times intersect.) Does anybody want to follow that kind of blather?
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