Update on stuff I gave away.

Goodbye Without Leaving

Donated a bag of books to the library. This one, “Goodbye Without Leaving” by Laurie Colwin was arguably the toughest to let go of.  I kinda hope someone — first I thought a young gal, but then why be restrictive — reads it and is as taken with the romance, comedy and joie de vivre as I was. Actually it’s not my favourite book of hers, I forget the title of the one that is. But it’s one where the main character is a (white) grad student and wants to be (or ends up being?) a backup singer for an all black girl band. The Sugarettes perhaps. I’m not going to google.

Bag for Sally Ann

The start of another pile of clothes for the Sally Ann.

I’m delighted to say that Ms. Urbanista was the lucky recipient of the yellow boots, for having the best story about rainboots. She had the exact same pair in pink, and lost one, but kept the other in case she found it again. I am holding her to taking a photograph of her wearing one yellow and one pink rainboot.

Bag for Sally Ann 2

And last, but certainly not least, a big (and belated) thank you to Drew Kail, a fabulous printmaker in Oregon, for the Illuminating Blogger Award. I really like the word illuminate.

There are rules. Today I feel obedient.

1).  Leave a comment on the original award site.


2). You have to choose 5 other bloggers to nominate:

For  the usual suspects (Richard and John) who got me started on the Untitled nonsense:

The Future is Papier Mache – street photography and riffs on album/song titles

Notes to the Milkman – “random ramblings about art”

Ben whose jokes also inspired the Untitled jokes (although I haven’t done that in a while – my sense of humour must have melted) : Year of Living Sober

Art Inspiration — Ann for her thoughtful and delightful blog: Image/Object/Text

Diary, Humour and Oddities: Frivolous Monsters

I am breaking the rules and adding two more:

Cardinal Guzman – lovely photographs and quirky posts

The Sweaty Knitter, Weaver and Devotee of Other Fiber Arts – knitting, fashion, nostalgia, vintage advertising. All around swellagant.

3). And share a Random Fact About Yourself:

My feet are really wide, making it very difficult to wear girly shoes. I once did a Flash animation about it, and a woman emailed me to ask where I bought my shoes, as her daughter had really wide feet too. I was touched, but unable to help her.  In case the word Flash didn’t tip you off, it was in the dark ages of the internet (early 2000s I believe).

Nominated bloggers, if you don’t follow rules and do nothing, that’s aok!