in a perfect world of yancies: May 2010

28 May 2010

Media Overload?

Too many devices in the kitchen?

Maybe so, but something in this photo promises to make my trip to Kansas extra fun...

Talk to you soon, reader!

23 May 2010

I'm in a Book!

It's not much--not even a whole sentence--but the new commentary on Aeschylus' Persians (published by Oxford!) mentions me!

Take a look at lines 8-10 of p.133!

!!!

Want your own copy? Me too. Alas, the book is listed at $150...

Anyway, sorry for the self-promotion, but just to clarify: I'm mentioned in this book! :)

19 May 2010

Nice Afternoon, Nice Bowl, Nice Curtain

Weather was so beautiful last Thursday I basically had no choice, and had to take my class outside:
Class outside
Was surprisingly productive, given the circumstances.

Perfect time of year to have salad for dinner (even if those tomatoes have to be store bought--I mean, it's only May after all).
Salad!
Thanks to Merrica for the great bowl and utensils!

What else? Ah, we got a nice new shower curtain:

Now, normally that wouldn't be newsworthy, but a) I learned about it on a cute blog about design and such called bows & sparrows, and b) it's recyclable and not vinyl--no horrible smell when you open it! Very cute (or, as cute as a textured white curtain can be...).


Bonus coverage: Fran and Dave have chickens!

13 May 2010

Seasonal Sights

Arboretum Flowers 2
We enjoyed a beautiful walk through the Washington Park Arboretum last weekend, and of course Emily got some great photos.

Including this of me waiting for the bus:
Bus Stop

Great to see all the flowers blooming.
Emily at the Arboretum

Yancy at the Arboretum

The other great thing about spring is that the Broadway Farmers Market is finally back! Great crowd on Sunday, and lots of great food.
1st farmers market dinner 2010
Tri-tip steak recipe

Finally, it's recently been Mothers Day.
Sorry we couldn't celebrate it in person with any of you, reader, but we did at least get to see this nice photo of one celebration:


Happy Spring!

06 May 2010

More Movies, and More!

Well, it's May, but I'm going to give this movies of '10 thing another try...

Starting with a film from 1951: Ace in the Hole.

We rented it recently because we heard that the Film Forum was featuring it in a series of newspaper films. Newspapers and films? What's not to love?

So the film, starring Kirk Douglas as a desperate reporter making questionable immoral decisions:

As Emily said the other day, very dark. Definitely compelling, though. And some great lines, as Emily, again, mentioned: when the wife of the miner trapped underground is asked to attend a special service for him, she replies by saying "I don't go to church; kneeling bags my nylons."

Yow.

1951 too recent for you? Kirk Douglas too talky? How about 1927's Metropolis? It's now complete, for the first time since, well, 1927. Something like half an hour of missing footage has finally been found. Huzzah!

They won't let me post it here, but you can watch the trailer online if you'd like.

The only real disappointing thing going on here is that according to the current schedule it's not playing anywhere in Illinois or Washington. Missouri, though... Why The Face?

Speaking of films I'd like to see, here's another trailer that seems promising:



Oh, and in food news, we made some delicious lamb rib chops with beans and guajillo chili sauce.
Lamb Chops With Guajillo Chili Sauce and Charro Beans

Ours doesn't look exactly like the photo in the Times, but it sure was tasty!

01 May 2010

Roundup Roundup

Emily's big conference, the Western Roundup 2010, finished up this afternoon, and it was a huge success.
Way to go!
As I said the other day, Way to go, Emily!

Not a lot of photos, but I did get a few shots at the Seattle Area Archivists' 25th Anniversary celebration, held in the Presidential Suite at the conference hotel.

Good view out the window:
View from Presidential Suite

For more details on the conference itself, you can check out Emily's Twitter feed, or just take a look at all of the conference-specific #wrup10 tweets. Sounds like a lot of interesting sessions!

There are a few more photos in the set I uploaded to Flickr, and maybe Emily will add some more, or some narrative? In the meantime, let me just congratulate Emily one more time for doing such a great job!

In that spirit, here's Loretta, crowning Emily with some balloons at the end of the evening:
Loretta Crowns Emily


Bonus material: I read this piece on a new solar observatory satellite thing the other day. So cool! And this video from NASA? Awesome:
video