Posted by: Sally Ingraham | June 11, 2009


Let me try this once again. There have been computer problems at the store and extremely spotty internet at the library recently, which has greatly hampered my blogging. Yesterday I finally got a post written, but when I tried to publish it the internet crashed and I realized too late that a draft of the post had never automatically saved. I have so many things that I want to write about, and the pile is getting overwhelming! Today I am trying to pick up the signal in the Village Green, which didn’t work for me last time I tried. So far so good, cross your fingers, knock on wood, etc.

After an afternoon, yesterday, of trying to briefly sum up the books and movies and adventures that have occupied me recently, I had to resort to extreme abbreviations – micro-blogging. I’ll do the same today, hopefully with more success, because I’ve reached the awkward point where I need to let go of these blog entries and, you know, move on with my life.

Here then are my micro-blog posts:

Rabbi's CatRecent Books –
A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce (Retelling of Rumplestiltskin, fairly creative, liked it!)
The Rabbi’s Cat by Joann Sfar (Graphic novel, awesome snarky cat, definitely will be reading the sequel – check out One Swede Read’s much longer post about the sequel)
Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan (Super abstract, but with surprising, rich imagery)
In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan (More liner than Trout Fishing in America, but equally odd – liked it!)

Blow-upRecent Movies –
Vampyr Dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer (1932, Danish, super creepy and cool – thanks to Richard for introducing me to it!)
Tango Dir. Carlos Saura (Beautiful dancing, weird story, fabulous cinematography)
Fados Dir. Carlos Saura (Third in a trilogy of which Tango is the first, featuring a Portuguese style of singing – loved it!)
Blow-Up Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni (Based on a story I read by Julio Cortazar, different but equally interesting)

Recent Adventures –
– Day trip to Deer Isle, ME (Beautiful drive, scary bridge, short hikes – one in an old quarry – and a pretty good dinner at The Cockatoo Portuguese Restaurant)
– Kayaking up Northeast Creek (Great way to spend a hot afternoon, saw turtles and a kingfisher, fell out of my boat – whoops!)

Ahhh, sigh of pleasure – all the various aspects of life have been so great recently, aside from the internet thing, so getting these posts off my chest is a relief. I may upload pictures from Deer Isle later, and I do have more to say about Brautigan, but for now this is enough. 🙂


  1. Blow Up is so linked to summer for me…there was a summer three or four years ago when my partner & our best “couple friend” hung out all the time watching surreal/New Wave films and then walking to the gelato place down the street in the searing heat. Then, after watching Blow up, both my partner and our friend became obsessed with purchasing white pants and sunglasses like the main character. At least nobody bought a random propeller! Anyway, I guess what I’m saying is: excellent seasonal selection. 🙂

  2. I’m glad you liked the snarky cat!! He is quite a favorite of mine! 🙂

  3. Emily – Gosh yes, the white pants and sunglasses were great! I wish I hadn’t already sent “Blow Up” back – I already want to watch it again. 🙂

    Eva – The cat ruled. When he was giving the ‘Rabbi’s Rabbi’ a piece of his mind, I was in stitches!

  4. Sarah, belated thanks for the shout out! I’m glad you got a kick out of that weirdness named “Vampyr.”

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