Tuesday, December 05, 2006

A New Lease, Sort Of

Man, sometimes it really doesn’t take much to make me so, so happy. Sunday Ben and I went over to Megan and Christopher’s to pick up a set of bookshelves they were getting rid of since they’re moving. It’s just one very tall, modest, six-shelf Ikea number. And yet, now my waist-high piles of books on the floor now have an alphabetized, organized place to live and be admired by me, possibly even read, since they can now be found, single layers deep only, fiction and non-fiction sections, reference, and “books that are too weirdly sized to fit in other places tidily,” and, just enough room to add more for at least a while. I feel like the world is new with possibilities! Or I would, if I hadn’t just seen An Inconvenient Truth, which isn’t meant to be but which is a bit bleak, and which should be mandatory viewing somehow, if movies could be made mandatory.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Ben’s Art!!!! See It!!!

My hunny’s beautiful painting is featured on the cover of latest issue of Other Voices, which includes stories by the excellent Roy Kesey and Emily Gray Tedrowe, as well as an interview with Dorothy Allison, so you should probably go order it right now especially if you live in Chicago since it’s so snowy and you’ll need something to read.