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Dig dig 3

 

After much too long a break…

Blood Moon

I stayed up for the blood moon the other night and we could still see it despite the Vegas lights. This was the best of 30 or so tries because I don’t know how to use my camera.

The Arrival

For my birthday, I received the beautiful hardcover edition of The Arrival by Shaun Tan. The pictures are beautiful and the story is engaging and very interesting. What’s interesting about this book is that there are no words! However, with clever use of paneling and other inventive ideas, the pacing of the story moves wonderfully and you know what? It doesn’t need words. If you haven’t seen it before, I recommend checking it out. It’s a very fun book that you will come back to over and over. I’m sure I’ll notice details I missed the first time through.

Dig Dig 2 done

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So sorry we’ve been gone for awhile! No fun at all!

Anyways, the hard drive on my six year old iMac kicked the bucket a few weeks ago. But, thanks to a suction cup and some torx bits, I managed to install a new hard drive, save all my data off the old hard drive and now I’m up and running again!  It just took a few weeks. So, now we can get back on track.

One thing we love over here at Pickle Soda is guitars. Sometime we’ll play some for you!

Here is a clip of the great Bill Frisell doing a take on the Beach Boys’ classis “Surfer Girl” for Fretboard Journal. I just love when people create beautiful things.

Enjoy!

So the girls read a couple of books this week both basically with this kind of story…

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Once there was a little girl named Mitzy.  She told her grandma that she wanted to be an astronaut and her grandma said, “You’ll never be an astronaut, they won’t let girls in space.”  Mitzy was sad so she told her mom and her mom said, “You’ll never be an astronaut because you’re not smart enough.”  Mitzy started to cry and told her dad how she wanted to be an astronaut, he said, “Yeah right and I want to be a tight-rope walker.”  Mitzy decided that all of those people were awful and you know what,  she became an astronaut.

I just made up the Mitzy story but seriously why are there picture books where a kid’s parents tell them they aren’t worth anything?  Maybe the mean kid down the street could tell her that she’ll never be an astronaut but come on let the mom believe in her.

In related news Mabel told me she wants to be a Doctor when she grows up.  I told her that she’ll never amount to anything (just kidding but she is only 8 months old I’m not sure its time for her to pick a career yet).

PPP - Ants!

This one is about ants biting your bum.

We moved so naturally the bathroom art had to change to a certain extent.

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Yes it’s a robotic horse.  It was inspired by this album (the album is about robotic horses).  In my house we like the song My children be Joyful.

 

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