Friday, August 10, 2007

weekending thoughts

i can probably blame shark week 2007 for my preoccupation with the open sea these past few days. i find the ocean both magnificent and terrifying. and i am fascinated by how little anyone actually knows about it. i'm telling you, team, i'm going to go on an epic sailing voyage one of these days. p.s. i googled into image quest, which has some pretty sweet images of deep sea creatures. AND it has a link to the sister-site (photos and articles about unusual terrestrial life). i love the world wide web.

in anticipation of the perseid meteor shower this weekend, i've also been thinking a lot about the solar system. unfortunately, that's about where my thought train stops: the solar system. wow. i guess i'm not much of an expert in that field.

and i've been thinking a lot about rhythm this week. i'd like to find me some. i went salsa dancing on tuesday night and kept getting the well-intentioned comment from my partners: you need to count the beats in your head. i wasn't sure whether that meant i was off-beat altogether, or simply that i was inadvertently counting, 1, 2, 3...5, 6, 7... out loud. either way, i feel a serious sparklepants-latin-dance party coming on.

there are a growing number of songs i would like to cover and record. not because i think i have a particularly incredible interpretation of them; just that i like them, and hearing my recorded singing voice scares the bejeebees out of me. the latest addition is bob dylan's "don't think twice, it's all right". i grew up thinking peter, paul and mary wrote this song, but i'm learning more and more that bob dylan is the man behind a lot of songs i love.

well, it's finally the weekend, folks. and that's all the news that's fit to print.

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