Rachel's Blog

Sun, 30 Dec 2007
All squared away

I have tidied my desk for the new year. The piles are the same, but now their corners are square.

Tue, 18 Dec 2007
Merry Cthulu

Going away. Back later.

To amuse you in the meantime here's a holiday image recycled from 2005*.

Merry Cthulu

Have a good thingy everyone!

*Better for the environment.

Thu, 06 Dec 2007
Figure 5 in Gold
The Figure 5 in Gold (1928) by Charles Demuth

It's my five year bloggiversary today. Huh.

Comic Opera!
Wed, 05 Dec 2007
The Story of Stuff

An engaging 20 minute animation looking at where your stuff comes from, where it goes to, why you have so much of it and what to do about it.
The Story of Stuff

(via Boing Boing)

Mon, 03 Dec 2007

In the car this morning Abbey commented that the hip-hop we were listening to on RRR was "a cool sound" and she asked what the scratching was. Yeah, just try and explain that to someone whose never seen a turntable. So when we got home I put on Scratch, which I highly recommend as a documentary, even if you know nothing of hip-hop, DJs or turntablism.

We only watched about 20 minutes - she wasn't really getting the whole history of it - but she was pretty excited by the breakdancing and pronounced DJ Qbert "fantastic." Another lesson in the nothing if not eclectic education of Abbey.

Edit: Later that night -- "Look, Mummy, I'm practising my scratching." And sure enough she was, using a pen and the side of a cardboard box. I believe this reaches a new level of awesomeness. Not a bad rhythm going either.

*Ultimate Lessons.