Laura’s Blog Entry
Kickin’ It Old Skool Blog-a-Thon : Day Two
All this month I am blogging from some prompts from Jamie and Shannon Ridler for the Kickin’ It Old School Blog-a-Thon.
Today we are making a time capsule of this moment by answering the following prompts.
Reading: In the Wide Country of Love, by Liz Bell Young. Liz is a local Cincinnati author. (And, incidentally is a former coworker of my husband, Neil.) The story is a memoir. I love this description from the summary on Amazon: “It’s a story that will speak to anyone who has ever loved someone, grieved someone or needed to step back in order to start moving forward.” Only a few pages in, but I am already pulled into the story.
Watching: Black and white movies, preferably from the 1940s. Also, the TV show, Bar Rescue. It seems to me that some people who open bars have apparently never been served in a bar before as a customer. Really clueless. I love shows that save businesses. I think it’s because I am always looking for the hope in every situation.
Listening: Nine Inch Nail latest release, Hesitation Marks. My darker side is showing. I am loving this album. Trent Reznor’s current work is leaning more toward the award-winning soundtrack stuff he’s done, like The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, as well as a nod to his side project, How to Destroy Angels. Here a link to many of his soundtrack efforts, if you aren’t familiar with them. I have always been drawn to the undercurrent that exists in his music. The emotion can be in your face, but sometimes it just simmers.
Loving: Our working fireplace. We never quite got around to redoing the chimney in our old home. This one is in working order! Whoo hoo! We are enjoying it on a regular basis this winter.
Wearing: Handknit sock. This is my most recent pair. Nothing keeps your feet warm like wool.
Creating: A studio space in the basement! We are reworking the storage area, then shifting things around to make a nice little space all my own! My supplies are all still in boxes, but this is the current house project. It has finally made it to the top of the list!
Looking Forward To: The film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It looks gorgeous!