Mixed Media Monday

Right now I’m reading Love is A Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield given to me by Hannah. I didn’t intend to read this book right now because I’m still reading The Leopard that I started last weekend plus I went to the library and brought home a stack of fun books and started reading some of those plus I bought a couple books and started reading those. I normally don’t start 10 books at once and I’m not sure why I’m doing it now but I suspect it’s some sort of knee-jerk reaction from the four months wasted with The Fortress of Solitude and besides, it’s good for my brain to be fed from so many different directions. I intended to just read the first chapter of the Sheffield book and you know how it goes sometimes, next thing you know I was “one more chapter”-ing until dinner.

The book is a memoir where everything relates to the author’s love of music. Sorta like Nick Hornby. Each chapter starts with a cassette label with the song list of a mix tape.

Now that I’ve started writing this I realize that discussing mix tapes is going to have to be it’s own separate post because I have a lot to say about this. I’m going to try to write it tomorrow. I have a gnarly week at the office because I have a lot to do and I’m taking some time off so not very much time to do it.

So quickly: Mad Hot Ballroom.
Have you heard of this movie? It’s a documentary about these kids in NYC who learn ballroom dancing in school and the schools compete against each other. It’s fabulous. The kids and their teachers are amazing. Recommended.

Anyone else finding it funny how so many people seeming to be finding their way to this island?

Remember the sourdough? It’s been neglected in the fridge for almost a month. I fed it on Saturday and it just sat in the bottom of the bowl doing little so yesterday I fed it again and put it in a plastic canister (can’t think of a better way to describe and didn’t think to photo the process), then put the container in a dish with warm water and tented it. This was the method suggested at class and I have no idea why I didn’t try it sooner. The sourdough loved it. It doubled and fourpled in volume exactly like it was supposed to. I made some biscuits that were a huge hit and put the rest in the fridge. I’m going to give the bread making another go next week.

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