Thursday, February 10, 2011

james blake, the internet, business, egypt

have been listening to this fellow james blake. i go back and forth a lot about whether i can stand his voice. here he covers one of my favorite songs in the world: a case of you. the beginning is rough going but boy does this get beautiful. the piano chords underneath are my favorite. the sweet weightlessness at 50 seconds in. the meandering at 1:20. the chord change at 2:10! lovely.
have i told you lately, internet, how much i love you? when searching for places to stay in san juan del sur and how expensive it would be, i came across a guy who had a spreadsheet wherein he listed the cost of everything he consumes there. i commented on his blog and within minutes i'd had e-mails from both him and his girlfriend suggesting places to stay. amazing. when i was making merengue cookies for my grandparents and wasn't sure whether i'd beaten the egg whites long enough, i find a video of a woman beating eggwhites who says they're done when you can flip the bowl and nothing spills out. bowl flipped, problem solved. and then today when i was researching keyboards to use with my ipad so that i don't have to bring my laptop with me (and can't justify buying an air AT ALL), i was wondering which i should get, the ipad designed one or the bluetooth wireless. lo and behold, i find an 8 minute video from a guy who, in great detail, compares, contrasts and shows how both of them work.
and thinking david had a bluetooth wireless, i asked him if i could borrow it. i got an e-mail that said, "remember that birthday present that i keep forgetting to give to you? i thought it would be good for your writing." swoon! i challenge to a duel anyone who doesn't think i have some of the best, loveliest friends on this here planet.
nicaragua is approaching but not before three birthday parties this weekend and a few fashion events and this week was social media week so i had all these random techy parties to be at. i need sleep. and to do my laundry. and to get some writing done as i have no less than 5 different things with deadlines before the end of the month. it's making me dizzy.
and of course, i'm consumed by all thing egypt. almost as fiercely as i was all things iran (which kept me up at night and brought me to tears, regularly). democracy is better than no democracy. i believe in basic human rights. i hope they get what they've been fighting for.

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