Tuesday, May 19, 2009

1) I didn’t post a drawing yesterday (obviously), but I did do a lot of drawing! It was fun- I did several figure drawings, which is pretty unusual for me, but all of a sudden I had a bunch of ideas, and one idea led to another, and so on. I may post three of my favorites, once they’ve been finished. I’ve wanted to draw some of the characters from “Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel” ever since listening to the audio book, and now Bart is reading it (in actual book-form), so it’d be really easy to go back and reference different passages.

2) Bart and I went to a nearby park yesterday evening so he could teach me how to throw a Frisbee. (Interesting tidbit- MS Word automatically capitalizes “Frisbee”.) Throwing a disc, much like kicking a soccer ball, has always been difficult for me. In fact, I was so hilariously awful at first- sending the Frisbee too high, or way to the left or right- that Bart jokingly accused me of having ulterior motives of trying to get him to do strenuous exercise. Heh. But I got better! B gave me some advice to use my wrist more than my whole arm, and that worked well. I also figured out that it helps if I say “pew!” as I wing the Frisbee. :) There was much improvement in the time we were out there, but then it started getting dark. I look forward to more Frisbee. :)

3) There is a teenage boy riding a tiny motorbike up and down and down and up the street. He has been at it for the past …hmmm… three hours. Hasn’t the novelty worn off by now? Why hasn’t he been hit by a car yet? I mean…uh…maybe someone should politely go request that he give the tiny whiny toot-bike a rest. It sounds like he’s riding a weed-whacker. And as it turns out, there is a group of them, taking turns (awww, isn’t that nice?). Gah.

4) Hmmm…other stuff? Oh yeah- I keep forgetting to write about how our water heater refused to work for the past two weeks. It’s fixed now, as of yesterday (yay!) - showers were pretty much unbearable.


PS- this is hilarious. (warning: contains cats) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxLG2wtE7TM&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Ficanhascheezburger%2Ecom%2F&feature=player_embedded


Marli said...

Hoorah for Frisbee! Ultimate Frisbee, to be specific. Otherwise it's just disc (which is why MS Word capitalizes it). Of course, MS Word also thinks "hoorah" is not a word and ought be "Howrah," so I'm not sure who they've been talking to.

I couldn't make the disc go where I wanted it to forever. Some days I still can't, and I play almost daily. If you're interested, here are some videos I took of my spring team playing last night! http://www.vimeo.com/user1779978/videos I am not in them, as I was videoing (and a little bit injured.)

And double Woohoo! (also not a word?!) to "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel" - I LOVE that book!

DM said...

Frisbee!!!!!!! Come play with meeeeee....

And that book is amazing.