Still, it feels good to have a VERY NICE CAR.
Monthly Archives: March 2007
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you probably know that I already know how to knit. But as you can see, I give an Oscar® worthy performance in this screencast on knitting instruction by Brian Sawyer on the Hacks Blog.
(And if you don’t know what a hack is yet, here’s an example of some Blogging Hacks from hackszine.com.)
I saw my first lunar eclipse in Belmont, Massachusetts. 1997, I think. I was on my way to an ensemble music class (I played flute, and the class included piano, violin, and cello.) The moon looked orange, just like this.
I really wanted to see the orange moon again this time, but in Eastern Massachusetts the total eclipse was just after moonrise, and it was also a cloudy night. All I saw was gray.
I think I could have seen it if I had driven farther and looked harder.
Photo of the 2007 total lunar eclipse in Massachusetts credit to Mike Theiss, from Weather Underground.
A few nights ago, I woke up in the middle of the night, with a memory. I was a pre-teenager, seeing someone named Johnnie Ray on the Jerry Lewis telethon, which I was watching with my parents. They commented on how out-of-shape he looked now that he was past his prime. I was struck by his dramatic and extreme way of using his voice and body.
Waking up in the middle of night for me usually entails a quick Google search or email check along with the usual glass of water or juice. This time, of course, I googled Johnnie Ray and found on YouTube video of him in his prime. I was enthralled by what I found:
According to most biographies, including this excellent one by Linda Rapp on glbtq.com, Ray’s style was a transition from Sinatra to Elvis. Bobby Darin clearly borrowed, too. (This answers.com article has more pictures.)
I’ve never wished I were born 20 years earlier…until now.