Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wednesday notes

  • It's raining again; the sunset was fantastic.
  • Listening to: Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, sensitively read by the velvet voiced knitterati Brenda Dayne of Cast-On Podcast. Scorsese gets the Leiderhosen Seal of Approval for filming such an detailed novel in 1993. Just the furtinure details outs Wharton as an interior decorator.
  • Knitting: A rug made of Special Olympics t-shirts. Big project....Big!
  • Itching to make: Souffle, chocolate or otherwise.
  • Reading: Pagan and Christian Rome (Lanciani) on Gutenberg.org. Someone posted up the whole book complete with images links and maps. Love love love the web.
  • Jess just called. The tragedy of being young sweet and beautiful must be so many clueless dudes perpetually trying to pick one up when one is obviously trying to write one's dissertation. In Emeryville. At the Mall.
  • In celebration of Darwin's birthday, The Voyage of the Beagle is available for your listening pleasure at Librivox.org; a significant chunk of this book is ready by The Beloved Youngest Brother. He does a very nice job of it.

1 comment:

Scott said...

Oh, thank you! The Beagle was a pretty fun project while the readers were cooperating and actually -- gasp! -- recording their chapters!

The other recommended project o' mine is Japanese Fairy Tales. I do some stupid ogre/dragon voices.

Grrrr!