Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Some Dresses to Go With Your Hats

I just finished a massive revision. I am celebrating by lying on the couch, staring at the ceiling, and occasionally taking bites out of a cheeseburger. It is THE BEST.

Some End of Revision Randutiae for you, dear readers:

Sunday, May 3, 2015

And now for something different...

The hats of the Kentucky Derby, in pictures.

In other news, it's supposed to be near 80°F today (26°C), and I can't remember how to do that. What do I wear again? Do I bring a layer? Should I open the windows? What's going on?

Only a few days ago, there were still piles of snow…

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

In Baltimore

The (familiar and simple) story the mainstream media is telling us about what's happening in Baltimore doesn't match the on-the-street stories of the regular people who are describing what they're seeing and experiencing.

Why?

Here are a few tweets of people describing their experiences in Baltimore today:

https://twitter.com/tchopstl/status/592868784077156353

https://twitter.com/amaditalks/status/592870570494205953

https://twitter.com/Nettaaaaaaaa/status/592895284688134144

And here's an interesting article from the Baltimore Sun, dated September 28, 2014, about their police department's use of undue force (with upsetting photos): http://data.baltimoresun.com/news/police-settlements/

Thanks, B.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

My Prey

These mice will rue the day they wandered across my writing notebook.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Event, Sunday, April 12, Pittsburgh

Dear Pittsburgh,

Please come see Joshua Bellin and me on Sunday, April 12, at Carnegie Mellon University! Joshua's workshop (11am) requires advanced registration. My lecture (2pm) does not and is free and open to the public. More information is at the Parsec website. I'm not completely certain, but I think I'm going to talk about failure. (This gives me an out if my lecture is a complete failure, right?)

x's and o's,
Your Friendly Authoress


Monday, March 30, 2015

Okay, One More

Kishi Bashi at SXSW in 2014.



Also, yesterday it snowed all day, but this happened on my writing desk:


Friday, March 27, 2015

A Song for You and an Upcoming Pittsburgh Event

A Friday night song for you: Kishi Bashi, a violin, and a loop pedal in the park!



The song is "Manchester" and it's from his album 151A. Thanks to my brother outlaw Darren. :o)

Also -- on Sunday, April 12, from 2 to 3 PM, I'll be at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh talking about my work. Then I'll be signing for about an hour after that. The event is free and open to the public. I will provide more information soon about this, but in the meantime, I just wanted to get it on people's radar!