Friday, January 7, 2011

Cultural differences

People watching.
 And the appreciation of beauty.
Belly dancing.
It feels so odd to unprohibitively* look at another person's body.
It's unusual in our culture for staring to be so acceptable.
Maybe that is why this dance is so intriguing.
It's clear why the dance is so appealing.
Our anniversary dinner was spent at Kybele, a Turkish restaurant.
It's fun to step into another culture.
Happy 23rd, babe.

*This may not be a real word.  
But it expresses what I am saying so appropriately.

Monday, January 3, 2011


I didn't have time to do what I really wanted to do today (knit).
I didn't have time to do what I really needed to do today (laundry).
This is what I did instead:
I got distracted.
On the computer.
This is a problem I will write about.
(and later is a problem I will write know, later).

Anyway, one of the things that distracted me was
See, I was making a comment on a favorite blogger's post
(because I didn't have time to knit...or to do laundry),
and I noticed the comment above mine was made by a blogger called
How cute it that?
 Branding.  Shoes.  Beauty.
All my favorite things.
And pictures for eye candy (she is a photographer).
Needless to say, I had to look at Green Clogs' blog.
And I had to read some posts.
And I had to make some comments.
And then I had to write about it.
But first I had to get permission.
And then I had to wrestle with flickr to get her photos.
And, well, you've read If You give a Moose a Muffin, right?
From Amazon, of course.
I'm the moose.
this is how we got here:
Ironically, the post I (first) read on Green Clogs was about a new year's intention to
"step away from the computer."
I need to think about this.

Nothing happens by accident, does it?
Even being distracted.
By the computer.
 I really do want to make time for daily indulgences.
Like knitting.
I think my new friend Sarah at Green Clogs has inspired me.