Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tomorrow's CBS Sunday Morning

The best ready-made list around:
  • The upside of fat in foods
  • chef Thomas Keller
  • actress Michelle Williams
  • Jell-O creations
  • toasters

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Birthday, Wanda June (and Kurt Vonnegut!)

I'm a huge Kurt Vonnegut fan. Have been ever since my BFF Robin gave me Bluebeard for Christmas when I was 16. I plan to read everything he's written, but so far have just read about half of his books. Starting today - his birthday! - I'm going to start back at the beginning and read all of his books in chronological order (I'm also a big fan of chronological order.) But not in a row - I will intersperse them with other books.

I put this chronological list (yay!) together from the bibliography on the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library website:
  • Player Piano (1952); pub. as Utopia 14 (1954); repub. as Player Piano (1966) Novels
  • The Sirens of Titan (1959) Novels
  • Mother Night (1961) Novels
  • Canary in a Cathouse (1961) Collections (Short Fiction, Essays, Etc.)
  • Cat’s Cradle (1963) Novel
  • God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, or Pearls Before Swine (1965) Novels
  • Welcome to the Monkey House: A Collection of Short Works (1968) Collections (Short Fiction, Essays, Etc.)
  • Fortitude (1968) Plays
  • Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death (1969) Novels
  • Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1970) Plays
  • Between Time and Timbuktu, or Prometheus-5: A Space Fantasy (1972) Plays
  • Breakfast of Champions, or Goodbye Blue Monday (1973) Novels
  • Wampeters, Foma, and Granfalloons (1974) Collections (Short Fiction, Essays, Etc.)
  • Slapstick, or Lonesome No More (1976) Novels
  • Jailbird (1979) Novels
  • Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage (1981) Collections (Short Fiction, Essays, Etc.)
  • Deadeye Dick (1982) Novels
  • Nothing Is Lost Save Honor: Two Essays (1984) Collections (Short Fiction, Essays, Etc.)
  • Gal├ípagos: A Novel (1985) Novels
  • Bluebeard (1987) Novels
  • Hocus Pocus (1990) Novels
  • Fates Worse than Death : an Autobiographical Collage of the 1980s (1991) Collections (Short Fiction, Essays, Etc.)
  • Make Up Your Mind (1993) Plays
  • Miss Temptation (1993) Plays
  • L’Histoire du Soldat, adaptation (1993) Plays
  • Timequake (1997) Novels
  • Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction (1999) Collections (Short Fiction, Essays, Etc.)
  • God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian (1999) Collections (Short Fiction, Essays, Etc.)
  • A Man Without a Country: A Memoir Of Life In George W. Bush’s America (2005) Collections (Short Fiction, Essays, Etc.)
  • Armageddon in Retrospect (2008) Collections (Short Fiction, Essays, Etc.)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Things I Have Spent Studio Night Putting Together for My Sketchbook Class

  • pencils
  • more pencils
  • pens
  • blank sketchbooks!
  • a plastic bin of filled-in sketchbooks
  • a big piece of foam core with examples of really good sketches pinned all over it
  • drafting dots
  • a pile of magazine clippings
  • a bag full of books
  • a bag full of apples
  • a bag full of hats
  • no erasers
The Sketchbook at Flicker Street Studio
November 3, 10, 17