My day so far...
All week long I've been downloading a backlog of podcasts from The Splendid Table. I've been woefully behind on the episodes for months now but I'm slowly catching up day-by-day. A few weeks ago they replayed some conversations with Julia Child and I found myself doubled over with laughter...that Julia seemed like one tough cookie! Cookie? Food reference? Get it? Ok, I'll stop. They'll be featuring the Roadfood Festival in a few weeks and I can't wait to listen to that one...and the one about orange wine sounds good too...oooh, and the one about cheese making! Can you tell I'm a wee bit addicted?
I'm also exposing the ear drums to lots of Beirut. They've always been a favorite but I lost all my music a good while ago and it's been a slow process recouping. I love this song, this one and this one. There's something about Baltic influence in music makes my heart sing. Plus it is excellent music to clean by...
I know it may seem weird but I can't do much violent cinema but I love quirky/cheesy action stuff. Die Hard? Yep. Little Trouble In Big China? Of course! The Last Dragon? Oh yeah. It's my Dad's doing...he'd watch all the old BBC shows - Avengers, The Prisoner, Dr Who - and all the shoot-em-up or karate-chop-em-up movies on Saturdays, and I'd be right there with him.
Tropic Of Capricorn by Henry Miller is my selected tome of the day. I've had this book for years but never started really reading it until today. I can see, but not agree to, why so many places banned it...very forward and honest words/themes for the time. And sexy times to be had all over the place!
I also picked up several old Calvin And Hobbes and Far Side collections, and I've been glancing at them all morning. Let's just say that they go wherever I go - car, volunteering, porch, grocery store, bed, couch.
I was gifted with a vintage purse that had a bit of staining so I'm soaking the cover in tea to make it lovely again. I'll share more on the blog in the future...
Today I'd like to give thanks to all of those bloggers who've nominated me for awards lately. It warms my heart to know that you like me and my tiny-eensy-weensy corner of the world. As I've said before, blogging for oneself holds little reward but helping to create community is what it is all about, eh? I'm beyond grateful for your support.
There are several new supporters/advertisers of the blog so please make sure to stop by and welcome them to Grits And Moxie! They're all awesome folks and I know you'll enjoy learning more about them...
Well, I'm off to meet up with our friends and show them the town! They won't be here long so we have to make every moment count. I hope your Saturday is wonderful and full of fun/friends/joy...