Well, sort of, although I'm still banged up (seeing orthopedic doc tomorrow, probably looking at a knee operation).
Title above inspired by seeing the Mommas and Poppas on a special Ed Sullivan retrospective last night. The Beatles, the Doors, Stones, Beach Boys, all these great acts in their infancy. Interestingly, the Beatles sounded rough doing "I Want To Hold Your Hand"; harmonies on their (later) recording of same song much better.
Photo: dinner last night. Bantam Auraucana rooster (offed last week) makes perfect meal for two, split, marinated, and barbecued. Roast potatoes, beets; steamed cauliflower all from garden. Louie's Zinfandel. Pretty local, huh?
Music du jour
Oh man, are these two songs good!:
"Hoy, hoy, I'm your boy,
I'm 300 pounds of muscle and joy…"
"Gimme a pig foot and a bottle of beer…"
The World of Interiors
This is a wonderful English magazine of architecture and design. So much more tuned in to truly elegant design than America's annoying flagships, Architectural Digest and Dwell. The May 2010 issue has fabulous photographs of Ettore Guatelli's museum of tools in Parma, Italy. (See my posting of a week ago: http://bit.ly/guatelli). Unfortunately, the magazine has a lame website so you'll have to pick one up in a library or bookstore to see what it's like.
Side note: Check out the difference between Google and Bing; do an image search for "museo guatelli".
The 1/2-Acre Homestead in the 21st Century
I'm kind of excited about summarizing my 50 years' experience at building a home, gardening, and the myriad factors involved in living on a piece of land. I've learned so much by trial and error. I'm going to go around here and shoot photos, and I'll talk about a journey that started in 1960 in Mill Valley, California, then to Big Sur, then to the Santa Cruz Mountains, and finally to our present home base 39 years ago. I'll be doing this task at 1 PM, Saturday, August 25th, at the SolFest solar energy Festival in Ukiah, California.
Tiny Houses Book: 32 pages roughly laid out. Gotta quit blogging and get back to it.
A sunny day oh boy!
"If you didn't have time to do it right in the first place, how come you have time to do it over?"
-Sign at San Marin Lumber, San Rafael, Calif.that I saw years ago, and that unfortunately resonated loud and clear.