Saturday, February 27, 2010

See-through Arm

I attended a concert at the me & thee coffehouse in Marblehead, MA. The feature act was The Nields, two sisters who write music and sing close harmony.

Although I am a fan of the The Nields, I am a bigger fan of the opening act.

Seth Glier is a young pianist, singer, songwriter, and all-around great performer. I believe this is the fifth time I've attended one of his shows, and as always, he didn't disappoint!

At the piano is Seth. (He raised his arm just as I snapped the photo.)
On guitar, Ryan Hommel, who frequently performs with Seth.

The concert was fabulous, if Seth is playing in your area I hope you have a chance to hear this young, up-coming performer. Check out his schedule here.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Penguin Gear

Still having fun with photographing a picture a day for Project 365.

Today's was lights of an external hard drive, brand is Penguin Gear.

Peace, Judi

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Proof

I went to a performance of the Pulitzer prize winning play, "Proof", written by David Auburn. The tagline reads: Trust is more complicated than a mathematical equation. The performances of the 4 cast members were fantastic, and the story keeps you in suspense.

I'm told it was made into a movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow, must go looking for that for comparision.

Although photography was not allowed during the performance, I did take this pic of part of the set - the back porch of a house in Chicago where the play takes place. This "cyanotype" treatment seemed appropriate.

Although its last show is 2/21 here in Arlington, I hope you can find another company performing it near where you live.

Peace, Judi

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Warped

This is today's image for my Flickr Project 365 photos. It seems to warp off to the right and go on forever, don't you think?

Peace, Judi

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Voice Sticker

I recently got an email from Matt of Voice Sticker asking me if I'd be willing to review this new product on my blog. I agreed, so here goes.

With this product, you can record a message, attach the product to a card or gift, and the recipient can then press the listen button and hear your voice.

There are many good and cool things about it.

My first impression was the packaging. It was easy to open with just my fingers.
I did as the label requested and pressed "listen". The message Matt had recorded was very distinct, very clear.
I recorded my own message on the second sample, simple to do, and then played it back. My voice sounded as expected.
Once you've recorded a message and are happy with it, there is a switch on the back that can set to keep your message from being accidentally erased. It can be flipped back to record to change your message.
The devices are very light weight.

I found only one odd thing - once in a while if I bump into the table they are on, or move them, the messages play without touching the "Listen" space.

All in all, very cool, and lots of fun. You can check out Voice Sticker here. I hope they will be in local stores very soon!

Peace, Judi

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Unexpected Win #2

The Craftside blog has been amazing - for the second time now, I have won a book, and again I didn't know I was even in a contest.

This book was written by Margaret Hubert - the instructor of Free Form Knit and Crochet that I took in 2008 or 2009. Photos from that class can be found here

I couldn't be happier with this win. This book will make for a great addition to my collection!
Thank you, Craftside blog and Rockport Publishers!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Arlington's Central Fire House - 32:365

I live in this town, but somehow missed this "brilliant" idea that was proposed last fall here.
I found this article when I went looking for information about this historic/unusual building. I do believe it is the only octagonal fire house. This allows each engine its own door, thus making fire fighting equipment arrival as quick as possible.
I'll have to look into this further to see if this "plan" is still in the works - I sure hope not!
Sounds like it is time to move some place where the pols have more sense!

Peace, Judi

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