Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
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Thoughts from the stuffy head

Words can come out. More of my voice, now, too, but I don't feel like doing a voice post, so:

  • For now, I'm going to try to act poor. Means I'm not going to Wordstock this weekend. I've been other years, though. It's a neat event. I've heard Sarah Vowell talk about assassins, Ursula LeGuin read poetry, Christopher Moore be odd and funny, Ridley Pearson talk about writing Peter Pan stories with Dave Barry, and Bull Durham writer-director Ron Shelton exhort people to re-write and re-write and not fall in love with your words because the more brutal you are with your writing, the better your writing will be. Among many, many other writers. It really is a cool event, and I get to it when I can.

  • This is probably a good weekend to act poor. Just sayin'. (Plus I didn't do a good job of that last weekend, when maybe I should have.)

  • Out-Of-Context-Theater:
    "Rack crack" is the worst name for cleavage EVER.
    (At least one person reading this knows the context! Will that person say anything?)

  • Adventures in Google Maps:

    So last weekend author greygirlbeast and her partner humglum were in Portland for the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. They walked where possible, as their bed & breakfast was within Portland-reasonable walking distance from the Hollywood Theatre where the fest took place. humglum, a photographer, snapped this shot (Facebook link). The following back-and-forth, I can say, back-and-forthed:
    Kathryn Pollnac: Raar!

    Christopher Walsh: Huh? Portland weirdness :I: haven't encountered? Thanks for sharing!

    Kathryn Pollnac: There's a whole yard full of tiny dinosaurs... I found this on my walk back from our room at [our B&B] on Sat. I might be able to give you a general idea of where it was if I look at Googlemaps. I think it was fairly near that 24 hour grocery... QVC? on a numbered street.

    Christopher Walsh: I can picture that area. That QVC's on NE 33rd near Broadway and the Banfield. Might be worth wandering around there.

    Kathryn Pollnac: It's on 28th and Schuyler. I love google maps. I just "walked" the street and found the house. It's really a neat yard display, and it looks like they might light it up at night.

    Christopher Walsh: Neat! Thanks. Noted.
    Another possible peregrination destination...
  • Tags: books, out-of-context theater!, portland
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