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post Catching Up

June 27th, 2011

Wow. I am so far behind in blogging, I’m not really sure where to start. But here are some major events that have happened since the last time I blogged.

1. Kelley and I collaborated on a piece for Transmodern at campcamp. It was so much fun but I was so completely exhausted by the time it opened that documentation is sadly lacking. But here’s an image of our space, taken by Theresa Keil for What Weekly.  J.M. Giordano used our space as a set for a short film for the BMA (which is what you see here). You can see Kelley in the hairy, white-headed costume on the right and me in the white monster costume near the center. We also projected animations but this photo was taken before dark.

2. I went to Ben’s thesis show at UConn. This was my favorite photo from the show of Ben’s mom and aunt looking at his work, probably thinking something like: “Um, what the heck is this?”. You can see more of his work here.

3. Ben graduated. Yay Ben! Congrats to him, Siobhan, Lani, Jamie, and Rita! I will miss you guys.

4. In CT, I visited the puppetry museum, saw a show of Frank Ballard’s work, and lusted after another useless degree: an MFA in puppetry.

5. My mom had heart valve surgery here at Johns Hopkins. She’s doing wonderfully now and is back in GA. I was so happy she was able to be here so I could spend time with her while she recovered. She always likes to visit the cathedral and their gift shop when she comes to Baltimore. And since I was feeling particularly willing to keep her happy after her surgery, I took her there without even whining. I was pleased to discover this gem.

6. Ben moved in to my apartment. For three days in a row, immediately upon moving in, Ben spontaneously and enthusiastically made beautiful delicious dinners (here we have roasted turnips and onions, sesame ginger baked tofu, and salad). I briefly thought I had the good fortune of acquiring a gourmet housewife/chef. However, things have settled down and now he only cooks from time to time (but still more than I do). Ah, well, I knew it was too good to be true…

7. Tambourine (Ben’s cat) and Mito (my cat) hate each other. You wouldn’t think so from the way Mito is reaching out to hug Tambourine in this photo, but trust me, they do.

8. Ben’s thesis show in NYC went up immediately after his CT show. Here’s a photo from the opening.

9. I went to NYC this past weekend to help Ben take down the show. I rode the Staten Island Ferry for the first time (fun!) and saw some Friends with You balloons.

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