Totally random dispatches from a goofy lesbian Presbyterian who loves books, history, old-time radio and walking.
The Village Carpenter Mrs. Fruit's woodworking blog, filled with pretty pictures and words I've never heard of. I really don't know what she's talking about. There are also a few cute pics of our companion animals, because we're gay and it's a requirement.
Two BBC America shows that are really worth watching: "Jekyll" and "Torchwood." The former is a modern retelling of Stevenson's "Jekyll and Hyde" which is quite complex and very well-done. Gina Bellman ("Jane" on "Coupling") co-stars. The latter is a spin-off of "Doctor Who." I've only started watching, so I'm not sure I can adequately explain it. Plus, I'm not a sci-fi head. But it's very good.
After I mowed the grass this evening, I took the dogs for a walk. The weather was absolutely perfect. Very little humidity, clear skies, wonderful breeze. It was already dark when I set out, so the streetlights cast shadows on the trees, which moved in the breeze. It reminded me of two cinematic moments. The first was a scene in "It's a Wonderful Life," which was once my favorite movie. I know, it's schmaltzy, but I have a fondness for Frank Capra. I had a minor crush on Donna Reed and there's a moment in the film when she hides in the hydrangea and the shadows of the streetlight move across her face. She's in the hydrangea because Jimmy Stewart inadvertently dis-robed her. It sounds sexier than it is. The music at that moment was forboding and quite stirring.
The second resonant moment involves all the scenes in "To Kill a Mockingbird" when Scout is dressed as a ham and wandering home at night. Lots of shadows. That's a really interesting movie, and even better book.
Craft Mentality Amber and Tasha talk about kntting, sewing, cooking, reading and Project Runway.
Craftlit Billed as a "podcast for crafters who like to read." Heather is a writer, teacher, mom, blogger etc. with great insights. Podcast ends with a chapter or two from whatever book is currently featured.
Russell Brand Alas, old Russ resigned from the BBC so his podcasts are no longer available, but here's a link to his youtube website. He's smart, articulate and damn sexy. And he knows that "drugs is bad."
Savage Love Podcast Profane, disgusting, entertaining and very educational podcast based on Dan Savage's sex column. I've learned about some things I rather wish I hadn't, but can't stop listening. Mrs. Fruit refuses to partake----too many F-bombs.
Stephen Fry's Podgrams Writer, actor, comedian, filmmaker, Mac enthusiast and really interesting podcaster. The worst thing about this podcast is that he doesn't do it enough.
The Archers My current, hopeless addiction. A daily podcast of the world's longest running daily soap.