Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Thanks Parker for the heads up on this cool FREE album. Go nab it. :) I also learned of Gabby Young & Other Animals on his blog. I like. Gotta love her hair too. Not that I'm biased. "We're All In This Together" is my favorite. She reminds me a bit of Zoe Keating.

Did I already mention I *very much dislike* my current job? Today I filled out an application for Pier 1 & got sucked in to the bead & paper isles of Michael's once again which has me rethinking opening an Etsy shop. I'll be sure to tell you if I do that. I'm going to try for a job at the public library too. Please oh please, I want a job I love. // In the ongoing saga of the mixed-media-book assignment - my study was on Ayn Rand's book, The Fountainhead, and the 40's (it was published in '42). Pictures on facebook later, but you have to see this. In my search for inspiration, I found several of these, one was even more expensive. The Fountainhead is in my top 5 favorite books, but I'm not quite to the level of buying something like this.

The book was made into a movie in the early 50s I think and Dominique Francon was played by Patricia Neal. I would love to name a kid Dominique. Anyway, here are some glam shots of Miss Neal. She reminds me of my grandma Patty. I love the one of the kids in her skirt. ^^ Apparently an Atlas Shrugged movie is supposed to come out in 2010 (or '11 was it?) with Charlize Theron (?) as the female lead? Should be interesting. I only made it about 5 pages into Atlas Shrugged. I would like to read it later, but no time now. I resolved never to watch the Fountainhead so that I can preserve my experience from the book.

While researching all of this for my project, I discovered this spat between the Library of Congress and Rand's heir who was in possession of some original manuscripts that Rand promised to the Library after her death. This video is probably only interesting if you're in awe of Rand as I am, but the obvious tension and the simple fact that he is touching her actual work fascinates me.

My toes are cold. I'm goin' to bed. :)
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  1. sorry your job inst going well, get a job at the library, you could pull off the glasses look. ha...ha?
    anyway that's pretty cool, there are five kids in my family as well.
    so why were you in china? was your family in the missions?
    and thanks for the compliment =)

  2. haha, fun fun...
    well im the second oldest. two boys, three girls.

    oh that's awesome! i was wondering that when i heard you lived in china.


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