Friday, January 17, 2014
Hemingway and Ice Sculptures
Just for fun, I've been meaning to link to a couple of very short posts by other bloggers. First there's my brother's faux-Hemingway account of the South Carolina squirrel stabbing, which gave me a laugh. And then there are my blog pal Laurie's imaginative ice sculptures, which are certainly a creative way to make something beautiful out of a frigid South Dakota winter.
Otherwise, it's a sad day here at Shadows & Light, as I just learned that both the Professor from "Gilligan's Island" and Reuben the agent from "The Partridge Family" died yesterday. I spent countless hours with both of those shows as a kid, as did pretty much anyone growing up in the '70s, I'd wager. At least both actors lived long, full lives, and their shows live on in syndication. (Speaking of "Gilligan's Island," what is Tina Louise thinking lately? Why is she pretending to be 30 when she's actually more like 80?)
OK, enough of my TMZ snarkiness.
Thanks to those of you who contributed advice, suggestions and commiseration with Olga's food allergies. We have tried the cooked-chicken-and-rice route, and she does love it, but for now the packaged hypoallergenic food will work fine. Despite my whining (or "whinging," as the British would say), it's not that much more expensive than the regular food.
Today I am speaking to the first of four classes of first-graders about interviewing techniques. I have more speaking engagements with the other classes scheduled for next week. I need to go think up something to say!
(Photo: An abandoned couch, Hackney Wick. Dave said, "Who would look at a big, puffy mint green couch and think, 'It's perfect for our living room!'?")