Thursday, 17 July 2008

this is ... what gives me goosebumps

Goosebumps are a funny thing - a bit like blushing. Not something that you can make happen just by willing it to, something that you can't stop from happening when it comes along. What actually gives you goosebumps is also unpredictable, and I don't think necessarily causes them every time. For instance, I was chatting on Monday with someone about Australian cinema and she mentioned Rabbit Proof Fence (fantastic film) and there they were - goosebumps. I saw RPF several years ago when I lived in Sydney and have heard it mentioned numerous times since and never before has it caused goosebumps. So, there you go.

So, for this week's topic I've gone with quite a literal interpretation and, after all, extreme cold does often and reliably cause goosebumps. And really, I was just waiting for an excuse to tell you about my current preferred form of extreme cold - Snoqualmie icecream (and gelato and frozen custard!). Sooo delicious and the only ice cream that I could find in our supermarket freezer that doesn't contain high fructose corn syrup.

Things have been a bit quiet around here on the blogging front this past week or so. It is no reflection of what is actually going on here in real life. Or rather, it is not for lack of anything to say but having too much to say. I have any number of partially composed posts floating around in my head, getting entangled with each other, petering out, crystallising, coalescing ... individualism, thrift shops, traffic, cross walks, accommodation, uni, deferred exam, invigilator, library books, Amy Butler, sewing, knitting, pattern drafting, reverse engineering, block printing, parking tickets, 'no parking' signs, convenience, Department of Motor Vehicles, social security number, Department of Homeland Security, over-engineering, property rights ... in no particular order.


Jenaveve said...

Hmmm... know what you mean. Sometimes it's harder to write when there's too much to say.

Berber said...

Hello! I followed a link from Wisecraft, because I noticed your Dutch blog name. I really like it... do you have a connection with Holland?
Best of luck settling in America!

Anonymous said...

I've been jumping around on your blog and am quite inspired to pick up the knitting needles and turn on the sewing machine again,[I do pick it up from time to time] and to seek out more Australian films! Writing ones thoughts and feelings down can be so freeing,I don't have a blog but write on paper sometimes.

It isn't easy settling into a new town let alone a new country. i wish you all the best in what I believe is one of the most beautiful places in the US [or would that be America!] Was fun having you in class and look forward to seeing your block or screen creations! again do check out and the Daniel Smith bulletin board for art info [on 1st ave. south of down town seattle lots of artist in this area
Take Care,