A wall full

Nothing exciting to report… I hung the work on “Kubla Khan” up next to each other so I can see the progress and fill the holes. Also gotta write a “screw you, landlords” letter today giving notice — once again, this afternoon there was no water pressure for about three hours.

Expanded after bedtime… Having finished Coraline last week, Nefarious and I started on Caitlin’s latest book-gift, James and the Giant Peach, which she’s absolutely loving. We made it through the first seventeen chapters after school… I think when we finish this we’ll read The Twenty-One Balloons, which for some reason I thought was actually by Roald Dahl but is actually by William Pène du Bois. I enjoyed it a great deal as a child.

Other than that, if you haven’t already checked out the idle entertainment of Bizkit the Sleep Walking Dog, one of the latest viral hits, do enjoy it. In more productive watching there have been a couple great features on Make today — this post in which “lost-foam” casting is done to create a set of pulleys (although I have to think that just machining them would have been easier), and also this idea about building flat-pack houses on location using a CNC cutter… Reminds me of the old portable steam-powered saw mills that could be brought to location to fabricate most of what was needed for a barn or home on site.



  1. Looks really professional. I think the trippy colours are awesome.

    Monday, March 2, 2009 at 2:10 pm | Permalink
  2. Ashleigh wrote:

    Your paintings look AMAZING. Both classic and incredibly contemporary. Regarding bedtime stories, I remember being super incredibly scared by Dahl’s “The Witches” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Witches_(book)). But I absolutely loved it!

    Monday, March 2, 2009 at 5:29 pm | Permalink
  3. Allahkat wrote:

    I would suggest The Little Prince as great (albeit a little sad) reading as well.
    I remember having to read James and the Giant Peach in school and it opened my eyes to a whole new world of amazing books. I have always been an avid reader, but I didn’t know there was anything with such imagination in it until that book.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 5:23 am | Permalink
  4. mike wrote:

    my ocd wishes those paintings were all straight/level!!

    Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Permalink
  5. blackasher wrote:

    dahl was my favourite author as a child, and someone you can grow into aswell, since he did publish quite a few adult short story books (Kiss Kiss, Switch Bitch), which are both amazing.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 3:32 pm | Permalink
  6. Gillian wrote:

    I bet she’d like The Twits! I think that book is my favorite RD book!

    Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 5:07 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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