|Anita Loos photographed by Edward Steichen|
presence of photo explained below, as though a picture like this requires an explanation.
This exercise in blarg-- blerg-- uh, blogging is enjoyable, but I think I have been breaking my 20-minute rule rather regularly. So, the challenge now is to keep it under 20. And, somehow, it took me 2 minutes to write that first sentence. No wonder it is taking me so long to write the tome of tomorrow ... that's my official new name for it. Tome of Tomorrow, or ToT for short. No more of this BiP or E(ndless)BiP or what have you.
Continuing on with the Lurie. Looking forward to beginning something new tomorrow.
Also, the writing letters chapter from Bird by Bird
Muchly, at the hospitable Donkey.
O and I made a nice succotash with shallots and a splash of half and half to perk up the frozen limas and corn. My mom made a second night of Yorkshire pudding, because she could. If you have bothered to render suet, you might as well make a Yorkshire pudding. That's our family motto. Along with leftover beef and gravy from Christmas dinner.
Johnny Cash is always welcome on a coffeehouse sound system. "Coffeehouse Soundsystem" -- that's the name of my new band. We do acoustic covers of LCD Soundsystem tunes.
Things float around in my head, get submerged, and then resurface at the most random times. Today, while working on a scene that involves no one at all like her, I started thinking about the portrait of Anita Loos that was part of the Youth and Beauty: American Art of the American Twenties exhibit that traveled through Cleveland this summer. It is by Edward Steichen, and it makes me want to cut off all my hair. And it makes me want to know more about Anita Loos, beyond Gentleman Prefer Blondes.
Please, I would like someone to send me on assignment to write an essay about Anita Loos. Please? Thank you.
/and cut, at 21 minutes. Sorry no time for linkies.