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Johnny Depp Starring in Big Screen Doctor Who Adaptation?

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Oh. Umm. Wow? Err.

Ok, obviously I love my Doctor Who. A lot.

Johnny Depp, happy squees, sure, but movies of the Doctor scare me post the ill fated let is never speak of it again Eighth Doctor‘s only seeing of the light of day (though much better in audio books etc..recommend tracking those adventures down…poor Paul McGann was a natural for the role, just the movie story itself sucked. Sigh). Americans producing, shudder of even more horror.

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Play spot the face..

Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash

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Stay for the genius. Shoutout to Deus Ex Malcontent for reminding me that Johnny Cash is a master.

Sometimes, when i play my guitar – well, practice, sometimes it is almost playing – i hear a chord that strikes off one of his songs in my head. Huge….

Damn, black and white is more powerful, but irony is what this clip screams loudest to me. It also shows his impact…

Yet the thing i think of most with Johnny Cash , besides the music, is the transcendent difficult love he and June Carter Cash shared, and the cost to her…Watch the clip of Hurt. It belongs as much to her as him. Her pain for him, cost her dearly. Amazing woman.

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Good news for Neil Gaiman (yay)

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Neil announces yet another well deserved award via journal.neilgaiman.com
(He is, i will cheerfully claim, up there as one of the most stunning, talented and accomplished authors of my generation – or of any…)
Yeah i know, i snuck in the photo of him with his equally amazing fiancee Amanda Palmer (i am an equal opportunity fangirl…)

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Bits of me

It has been a week. One would expect that. Ok, not entirely a week in date terms, if one is to be fussy, its just feels that way. Much other people’s stuff and comings and goings and thinkings and wantings and not wantings and loving but not in the way they wanted and loving is just enough kind of ways and oh my. I love where i probably shouldn’t, and that is my own business and a pattern i see no reason to change now (the shouldn’t i mean, never been good at shoulds), don’t love where it is probably wanted (at least how it is wanted), but love is what love wills itself into being.

A wilful child, love, best thing is just to get on with it, like life, and see where it does or doesn’t go. However, the constant touchstone of my life, i always love my beloved family, my dearest friends, and my children – well, they are my literal raison d’etre. My wayward heart does its own thing beyond those absolutes.

Eb (Evil Back) is my most faithful companion, and all efforts to persuade him to be otherwise are to no avail. This is discouraging but am attempting further ways to persuade him that he is not what i want in a devoted lover, thank you. Attempting hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, and accupuncture in upcoming weeks, may keep you posted, or not as i do or don’t think of it. I don’t tend to do much of that here, why would that interest you? It doesn’t do much for me either!

However, for Facebook refugees bemoaning that i no longer am there, and somehow failing to be able to live in a  world where simple hi how are you works into increasingly busy lives, i made rash promises to the effect of updating here occasionally. Consider it an occasion.

I try to post things of interest. I have too many interests, and too much that is demanding of my time. I have taken to the step of rebelling against that strange sense of obligation to finish reading all my feeds (like unwanted vegetables to children at dinner), even if Feedly makes it so nice an experience, and to post to social networks regularly, (i remain a solitary monster who reaches out in bits and pieces. Mostly pieces, though some are quite pretty held up in the light). Finiding posting time is hard enough, and takes a combination of Zemanta, Shareaholic, WordPress tools, and Evernote. Oh, and strange feeling that this looks interesting finds that seem to call a theme together enough to make me post.

I am addicted to podcasts, but also gleefully decide this week they will be marked as watched despite not having been. Oh the anarchy. I tend not to miss Boxcutters ever, and they mentioned me very nicely this week, and i got a warm chocolate fudge gooey kind of aww moment from that – thanks guys.

Trying to squeeze in half an hour a day for guitar practice is a battle i do not always win but i do try so hard, for i love Fergus the wonder guitar. I am fascinating by the strange numb blistery feeling on my left hand fingers, where i hold the strings for chords. Having played the violin, i think i have finally persuaded my wrist to settle down and just let my fingers decide placement, don’t be so damn rigid. Feels still a tad anarchic. I use a few really good apps, such as Guitar Toolkit and Chords on the iPhone.

Being a book addict, audiobooks (thanks Audible.com ) are a constant companion, i try for two a week. Used to read a book a day, still do if i decide i am allowing myself a hide form the world (despite it knocking urgently at my door and emailing and ringing and messaging) day when the kids are not around. This is increasingly hard to find.

I have made two gift quilts for baby and toddler, and have two play mat/snuggle rugs for small ones, and two baby ones to make as gifts. I have made an intensely bright tye died rainbow fleece winter coat that just needs lining and buttons, and hurts your eyes like sunshine on a bright day, and is very warm,therefore perfect. I started my quilt (design below), and am starting to make pet beds with the So So Sisters, (my partners in crime and dear sisters of the heart and material), as local pet shelters are in need for these colder days.Also two double, one queen to king sized quilts of various bizarre designs for three eldest daughters, five or six knitting projects, made fleecy pjs for two smallest, and and am hand stitching in bed (i do spend a large amount of time stuck here or in a wheelchair with EB after all), a hex pieced bag for me to carry my iPad (love it still)  and iPhone (love it too!) and other general stuff around in. Must be mad. I keep promising to resurrect the photos of collected works we had up on Facebook, i will get there. Maybe on weekend if someone reminds me. I am using my IPad a lot oddly in quilting, and Dropbox, and running EQ7 (via Parallels) on my Macbook Pro, so technology seems to be my thing no matter what I do.

timelady quilt

Timelady Quilt

Also working on several webdev projects for work, and one for a not for profit i shall be talking a lot about very soon, as soon as i get the content finished for the site – i have written in my todo list by weekend, so it must be done by then. It is amazing, and has huge potential to save AND enhance lives, so am very very excited to be a part of it.

I have had one thing mostly distracting my thoughts the last few months, i am hoping i have reached a resolution, a place of rest and peace and a point to start growing and evolving with it, rather than struggling with it, but time will tell, it always does. It is still background noise, but hopefully the playlist has hit more of an upbeat but ambient vibe, suitable for joy and acceptance and potential, less for worry and fear and pain.

In short, like all of us, i have a lot on the surface, and far more brewing underneath. The brave face is necessary to function. I am not that good at it in my writing, hence these updates are irregular. I am too honest in my writing, and have found it hard enough to not be more detailed and open. However, tis is not a bare my soul blog. It is whatever it feels like it is at the time. It feels like i have said enough:)

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Music for free…or death to music downloaders?

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Points of view on music downloading can be varied. Here are extremes. I make no comment. Ok, that isn’t me at all. The second one is about a raving looney. I wouldn’t call him a menace to society, i just wouldn’t correct anyone else saying it. This is an ex parrot. (Well,he makes us much sense as one).

10 Free MP3 Album Downloads [Sound Sunday].

Music industry lobbyist calls for death penalty for piracy – Boing Boing.

See that gurney? That is what all you people listening to the latest Lady Gaga song dowloaded illegally deserve, according to this man. Some might argue legally as well, but i think she kind of has her moments. That is digression.

See that image? That is what some very very VERY rich music executive (who one lays *snort* odds on having NEVER having done anything naughty, wrong, or in the slightest bit illegal, unethical, or immoral in his pure sainted life), thinks people deserve. For downloading music.

Dude. Seriously. What is WRONG with you in your ivory tower that you propose this for electrons? A human life is so meaningless to you, in your barren corporate greed?

Umm, with the greatest respect sir, one would like to say that you are a blithering idiot, and the human species is poorer for your very existence.

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Selvage Blog: Huge Quilt in South Africa!

This is amazing and inspiring stuff – a giant quilt billboard from Selvage Blog: Huge Quilt in South Africa via Jazmin Quilt Shop. Quilting is not just for beds anymore, believe me:) It has come a long way…

quilt as a billboard in south africa

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Sniggering at Stephen Conroy (come on, it isn’t that hard…)

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More Misinformation From Minister Conroy, followed by his genius statement : “There’s A Staggering Number Of Australians Being In Having Their Computers Infected At The Moment” – thanks to the gang at Gizmodo Au. Taking one for the team there guys!

Listening to his sheer lack of understanding of the Internet is still so  disconcerting –  that he is in charge of technology in this country. No, stop laughing, it isn’t funny.

HE is, but the situation isn’t. More of Stephen Conroy having no idea. Probably thinks the Internet is a series of tubes

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