Sorry about the drop-off-the-face-of-the-planet thing. It began with Harry Potter, which I finished in a flurry of reading (and man it was good...'cept for that blasted epilogue. Dude. Who really writes epilogues anymore?), and then life just kinda took over. A general rundown of things I've done, seen, created, experienced, and planned proceeds.
1) Movies I've recently seen since I last spoke with you all: I watched Match Point last night and thought it actually quite good. Totally took me off guard because it was mostly a romance...and then the suspense picks up halfway through and you get a little weirded out by the main character and then the last half of the film was just brilliantly done. A romance-suspense-murder film. Kinda Talented Mr. Ripley (which I just love). Also saw Perfume, which I was dying to see in theaters this year but alas, none of them around here decided to show it. What an amazing flick. Alluring and creepy, beautiful score, splendid cinematography (really splendid), and just all around well done.2) New stuff in the shop: Introducing....print rings! I currently have about 5 different cropped print designs turned into the most adorable rings you've ever set eyes on. I'm madly in love with these, and apparently others are as well because they are flying off the shelves. I originally made these just for sale for the upcoming holiday show, but caved in and began listing 'em in the shop too. Something tells me I need to reorder ring bases...
3) Holiday craft show: I applied for the Urban Craft Uprising Seattle holiday show and am waiting to hear back on whether or not I'm in. I really hope so because I so want to do this show. It looks like an utter blast, and I can easily afford to do it (unlike Bumbershoot, which I'd love to do, but just don't have enough moohlah around for that one). This would be my first show and I'm oodles of excited! I have at least three souls from work that are eagerly hoping to help work my booth with me during the show and convinced a couple other peeps to sign up as well. When I find out more about it, and whether or not I'm in, I'll give ya all the details.
4) Portland rocks my socks: Spent 3 days in Oregon for a friend's wedding and decided if I had to sit through a Catholic mass wedding for 3 hours plus a traditional reception that I easily deserved a getaway in Portland. It was awesome. I loooovvvveeee Portland. I love Seattle, and always will, but exploring Portland on foot (it's a mess trying to drive in that city) made me realize how Seattle can be a bit...business-like and stuffy on occasion. Portland is so relaxed and easy-going and the public transportation there is crazy good. And rent is actually affordable. I may move down there in the near future.
Ok. I have emails to write, coffee to drink, orders to pack, food to eat, and films to watch. Take it easy, my good friends!