Thursday, April 05, 2012

I have

- a brand new grand-nephew, Ari William. It will be a while before I get to indulge in that new baby smell, but I am anxiously awaiting photos.

- my Calgary 2012 Cultural Ambassador bling. It was a real down-home shit-kicker of a media launch yesterday, complete with poet laureate Kris Demeanor leading us in a battle for chorus supremacy singalong of Sweet City Woman. (The filmer was right in front of me, you may just hear me singing)

- dark purple toe nails, almost black. I feel so secretly goth.

- heart palpitations over the breaking news that Jeff Mangum is playing the Calgary Folk Festival this year. In the same media release, came the news that Iron & Wine and Randy Newman are also coming to the festival. I always get Iron & Wine mixed up with that other heavily-bearded dude Bon Iver, so while I know I saw one of them at the folk festival a couple of years ago, I couldn't really tell you which one. Also I can't hear the name Randy Newman without thinking of that Family Guy episode where Randy Newman sings about everything that he sees.

- finished reading Ruth Rendell's The Vault, but am feeling a tad too lazy to give it a proper review. I really should, because I enjoyed it thoroughly and found it to be a completely satisfying Inspector Wexford mystery. How about a Twitteresque review, instead? Read it.

What's noteworthy for you this holiday weekend?

8 comments:

Allison said...

Woo hoo! Congrats to the family on Ari's arrival. I best he's look fabulous in those clothes you bought.

I have absolutely no plans for the weekend, it's not a long weekend for me, I'm working the stats. I'm taking the following week off though, so there's that.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I have got to mail those off before he grows out of them! I'm working this weekend as well, Al,, but at least it's from home, so I can always work in my jammies.

Wandering Coyote said...

I though The Vault was pretty good, too. Way better than Tigerlily's Orchid.

I love your comment about feeling "secretly goth"!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I liked most of Tigerlily's Orchid, except for the title and the last third, WC, but I agree that The Vault was pretty solid throughout.
haha I think you'd like my nail colour!

vicomtesse said...

Yeah for your new family addition, the g-nephew!

What Zombie can't wear black nails????

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I understand he is the best looking member of the family, too Vicomtesse!
I was considering decomposition green nails, but decided against.

John Mutford said...

Randy Newman? Does he suddenly have indie cred?

Congrats on the new grand-nephew!

My weekend was taken up entertaining an old friend visiting with her boyfriend from BC. We tried to sell him on Settlers of Catan, but I'm not entirely sure we succeeded.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

The Randy Newman excitement has me completely perplexed, John. I guess he is a household name, though, and certainly a wild card in the lineup.
I have yet to try Settlers. One day...