1. Go to the State Fair, where you’ll see many blue-ribbon-winning dresses, hint hint hint.
2. I have all sorts of crafty deadlines coming up (an event-specific dress and two gifts)in the next two weeks. Good thing I have a period-costume BBC miniseries to watch.
3. Five great reasons to buy a Hummer
4. Here’s a site that tells you all about planning, building, and maintaining a home in the country (aka RANCH HOUSE), often through period writing. There’s even home plans. www.backroadhome.com
5. Have some pie this weekend! Think of how disappointed the kitty will be if there is no pie!
And I’m planning on celebrating for 72 hours!
Race in Logan? On the 15th?
But my *BIRTHDAY* is the 15th!!
Not unlike a Bach fugue. Separate lines weaving in and out, creating a complicated texture, finally ending someplace unexpected but at the same time totally logical. With a big fat pedal point signifying ‘this is the end.’ Which could be a terrific starting point for another two-part invention focusing on the Doors’ epic ‘The End’, but I can take a hint.
Personally, I think the SL County Fair has the best derby, although I missed it this year while watching “Picnic” with my friend on Percoset. (My frend was, that is; I wasn’t.)
And now I’ve brought the anonymous comments FULL CIRCLE with my “Picnic” reference.
I’ve been to a few derbies in WJ and never had a very good experience. But then again I am pretty snobbish when it comes to derbies. I should just relax and remember that, like many other things in life, a less-than-satisfying derby is better than no derby at all.
And the last one I saw at the Fairpark was not memorable either. Goofy rollover cars and a poorly-run event in general. That was six or sevcen years ago so I hope it’s gotten better since then.
Logan’s last race of the year is Saturday Sept. 15. Aside from the dance contest before the final, I truly believe Logan puts on the best events around. I find the drive to be worth it and will be attending.
Do you find it ironic that we can balance two such differing subjects as pipe organ music and rock’em sock’em demo derbies?
Unrelated Reply to the Unsolicited Unrelated Information In the Above Comment:
1. Avoid the WJ Demolition Derby; I went in June and the announcer made me want to kill myself. The State Fair Derby is next Sunday the 16th. Bonus: It’s in the WHO’S YOUR DADDY ENERGY DRINK ARENA.
2. “Fugue” is from the Latin “fuga,” for “flight.”
2a. Bach is about all I like on the organ, unfortunately; all the contemporary stuff is not my cup of tea, nor so very contrapuntal.
2b. Is it so hard to post a list of pieces to be performed, Cathedral website people?
Here’s some unrelated info (good thing it’s Friday, otherwise this would be sadly inappropriate)- one of my favorite musical events of the year is starting it’s run again this Sunday- the Eccles Organ Festival at the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Five recitals by world-class organists in a world-class venue playing everything from Bach’s great baroque works to contemporary masterpieces. What little info the Cathedral publishes about the series is found about halfway down this page: http://www.saltlakecathedral.org/arts.php I’ve attended most recitals every year for the past six or seven. It’s always an excellent musical experience, especially if I get some pie after.
My favorite word for the upcoming weekend will be ‘contrapuntal.’ What a terrific word and so fun to say.
Oh, and since you didn’t mention the Derby in West Jordan on Saturday, I will. DERBY IN WEST JORDAN ON SATURDAY!
And lest I forget to say it, whomever judges craftiness at the Fair must have excellent taste.