04 March 2008

i'm still here

oops, haven't been around here lately. can i blame the doldrums of late february-early march city living? not exactly, because the weather has been unseasonably warm. how about my well-documented bumpy landings after returning from the u.s.? ok, but it's march! i don't know, the culprit is probably just laziness.

so what's been new with me? brace yourself....i've been knitting alot. knitting is a winter hobby for me and lately i've been churning out armwarmers like nobody's biznatch. oh, and reading. yeah, finally finished pollen's omnivore's dilemma -- totally recommended -- and now i'm burning through great fortune about the development and construction of rockefeller center, also a great read (thanks dad!).

around the internet i've been reading this:
  • new york times: this article inspired my column idea for nothing to declare (coming soon!) and this makes me sick. every so often there is an article putting the cost of the war in perspective which i read with morbid fascination.
  • i know everybody read about this last week, but i never claimed to be on time around here, did i? anyway, holy crikey! and, a year of prison is more expensive than a year of dartmouth? did anybody else find this startling?
  • this little easily-missed article was the best thing about the new yorker's anniversary issue, in my opinion. praising philippe de montebello's work as director of the met, it goes further to investigate why some museum experiences feel so good while others render you a pawn of the unseen deciders of the art world; it also explains perfectly what i have struggled to put into words about my disappointment with the moma expansion.
ok. so. reading, knitting. my life is boring. maybe that's why i haven't been blogging?

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