WisCon class panels & labor unions
chris. | 31 May 2014 | 8:17 pm | (deconstructing) class(ism) | Only Pings

I’ve long been troubled by certain class panels at WisCon that seem to get bogged down with only wanting to talk about labor unions in the U.S.  While working on some Friends of Dennis -related stuff last night, i was suddenly struck with why:

25-ingredient 25-oz bloody mary [photo]
chris. | 22 May 2014 | 2:37 pm | drink, slide carousel | 2 Comments

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Oh help.

my insightful film critique is not welcome
chris. | 19 February 2014 | 8:02 pm | (culture) consuming, (culture) transforming | 1 Comment

Talking with Mathew at his birthday party the other week.  He mentioned “Brian’s Song”.

me:  “Oh, yeah, hey i finally got around to watching that last autumn.  As the credits rolled at the end i thought to myself, ‘Oh, i see, it’s just “Kamikaze Girls“, but with boys, and with football instead of scooters.’

Mathew:  …  “Well, thanks, now i can never watch ‘Brian’s Song’ again.

Here, i’ll make it up to you!  Have the song from the “Kamikaze Girls” end credits.  :D

my day in a nutshell [+photo]
chris. | 18 February 2014 | 12:13 pm | everyday poetry, slide carousel | 3 Comments

gold-edged green leaf pin

This pin was Gma Kelly’s.  It’s one of the first things i acquired from her jewelry collection when Gpa Kelly insisted i look it over.

The weekend in Seattle was dismally rainy and very windy.  Yesterday was much calmer and more pleasant.  Today is dreadful again.  I’m wearing a dress i usually like and which i pair with my beloved blue platform shoes; but going to class and back i’m slopping around in knee-high wellington boots, and sitting in the classroom staring at the fabric of this dress i’m coming to the conclusion that that it’s probably time to bid this 20-year-old garment good-bye because it’s too prone to wrinkling and i’m tired of taking 30 minutes to iron it.

Then class is finished1 and i’m wrapping myself up in my scarf layers for the trek across campus in the chilly rain.  And what do i do?

I gash my thumb across the sharp top of this pin.  Not a huge gouge, but it’s bigger than a scratch and it bled and it requires a bandage for the time being.

Just that sort of day where even beloved things scratch you when you’re least expecting it.

  1. Got the midterm back, and it wasn’t great but it wasn’t as horrible as i thought. []
Fergus, you are not non-profit paperwork!!
chris. | 16 February 2014 | 4:09 pm | cat stories | Only Pings

Fergus in my portable filing box

 

Well you’re NOT.

in case you were wondering what 17.5oz of homegrown shiitake looks like
chris. | 10 February 2014 | 5:55 pm | (garden) 2014, food, Upstairs Farm | Only Pings

bowl of homegrown shiitake mushrooms

So this particular shiitake block has been pleasantly productive.  We bought it last saturday, it had started sprouting even before i put it in my growing box on tuesday, and now here we are with over a pound of mushrooms.  Andy’s turning some of them into risotto even as i type this.


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