Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ah, I see what you mean...

Ho ho! You are such a clever mail-arter! We loved this so much and especially the wee cut-out lettering. Lovely. Of course, I had to see if I could use it as a window and so I tried framing a cherry tomato in one of the circles and then framed Jackson. I could do this throughout the day, actually. It's quite entertaining. Kind of a different postcard for all occasions and locations.

I really hated to blur out the address since the lettering/numbering were a huge part of the charm. I have photos of everything intact. What a cool card. I'm still trying to figure out ways to display this stuff in the family/computer room. Mobile, I think.

I haven't seen the new Woody Allen yet. Barney? Shower? Wow. I remember having a huge crush on Woody when I was 13. I thought he was the only man in the world who would ever "understand me." Ironically, he probably would have liked me quite a bit when I was 13, if you know what I mean. *WINK*. And sorry.

I also liked Rick Moranis and Martin Short back then. I definitely had a "type." I don't think I would have been a Justin Bieber girl if I was young now. Hmm, I think I know what you mean about the lack of shower/inspiration...? The mail art helps keep me focused, but in a fun way. It's not work if you're making and receiving surprises all the time. Perhaps childhood is when we have the most surprises, since we're discovering so much all the time. It's good to have that feeling again, however you get there.

It would be fun to meet up with you and N, yes. Jackson is not a hiker. His joints/feet get achy. He loves bike riding and going to the beach though. Do you think it's too ambitious to plan an outing to Angel Island with bikes? I've always wanted to take a ferry and ride around. It's supposed to be an easy ride and incredibly scenic. If that's too crazy, we could meet up at Crab Cove in Alameda, or one of the Marin beaches, which I haven't been to in a long time. Also the little beach by Ghirardelli Square is fun because there's lots of ships, swimmers, pelicans, and the revamped Museum Mechanique nearby. These are all ideas I have for summer outings that are not too hot or dry. The ridges around Walnut Creek are great for little hikes but are really tortuous in the summer, although it's been windy and cool lately.

I have something to send to you very soon that will require a few little tweaks and a visit to the p.o. Have you ever read that short story by Eudroa Welty, "Why I Live at the P.O."? A good example of narrative voice. I just re-read "Great Gatsby" for Norm Macdonald's twitter book club. There was an argument about who was safer to be around, the poor or the rich. It was ridiculous, but I'm beginning to think that Norm is the most ridiculous person on Earth. He actually gets paid to be, so in a way, he's very lucky. Anyway, I love that book but I really hate Tom and Daisy, as Fitzgerald intended. He was an ambitious, self-hating kind of person. I love how he makes the born-of-wealth so deluded and selfish and awful. Sounds about right.

OK, I'll write more. I'm thinking about your last Flintstone's post. Keep singing, somehow. It is hard sometimes. If you can get your hands on a hammock and lie in it occasionally, I think that would help. The rocking motion is very soothing...

1 comment:

Dee See said...

I suppose I had a vision with that one. You and Jackson are the best recipients! I'm really glad you guys liked it. I didn't even think about using it as a framing device, but that's very cool the way you did that and also with the little round part and the tomato.

I originally "envisioned" this one a little differently and you may just get another transparent variation or two on this particular theme.

I read "Why I lLive at the P.O. last night. I've never read anything by Eudora Welty. It was very atmospheric and memorable, just by the dialogue alone. I know I'll be seeing a certain tableau involving mail and wonder, now where do I remember that from, it was that evocative.

I would really like to get together...I am hampered by upcoming family events. My aunt and cousin are coming out next week for three weeks which makes my ability to leave town any time soon very difficult. I would love to try to plan something for September. I work every other Sunday, so that is kind of a hindrance as well...maybe we could meet on a Saturday near Museum Mechanique. As you probably remember it's always been one of my favorite spots on Earth and I've managed to transmit that enthusiasm to he would love to go there again. What dates are good for you guys.?

The Angel Island idea is great, too, but I can't transport two (or three) bikes in our car.

Woody Allen...ugh. I lived by Annie Hall for more years than I care to say and could (and still can) quote every line from that thing. For the last almost 20 years, though, I have a certain fondness for Radio Days. I also love Stardust Memories but it's so vaporous that I can never remember it. Woody Allen, on the other hand, I think is like so many places or other iconic things...I'm afraid he's outlived his reputation of wonderfulness. Midnight in Paris was watchable, unlike some of the stuff he churns out. It is admirable that he works so hard, but I think he'd do better to work on something and perfect it instead of getting his annual quota filled.

OK, enough opining from yers truly. :)