Saturday, October 16, 2010

Starred Saturdays: week of October 10

You didn't think I would still be sick today, did you?  Yeah, neither did I.  This is the worst cold in the world.  Ten days and counting!  But I'm making the best of it -- and by that I mean using every excuse to stay in bed and read.  It's tough being me.

I was incredibly fascinated by 35 Pictures of The Odd Sleeping Patterns of People Stranded at the Airport.  It seems strange that so many people would make themselves so vulnerable in a public place.  I love the shot of the soldiers on the baggage claim conveyor. (via Flavorpill)

As some of us head into the chillier part of the year and others are looking toward summer, I think we can all enjoy some ukulele covers of popular songs.  (Best band name has to go to The Be Arthurs.  Best ukulele cover?  Blizkrieg Bop, no question.  Close second is Psycho Killer.)

I don't know how I feel about a film version of Midnight's Children.  I would swear it off if Rushdie himself wasn't working on the script.

Why have I never seen the Kansas City (MO) Library's parking garage before?  If I'm ever there, I'm there.

I absolutely cannot believe that these are paintings and not photographs.  Artist Gregory Thielker is a genius.

Mountain goats can climb the face of a dam.  Dam.

I love The Cat's Meat Shop's list of "The Reputations of London".  I've never heard of the Chelsea Tractor or a Whitechapel Shave (although I thought that one would be much worse than it actually is!).

Which fall treat to make?  Pumpkin Creme Pies, Apple and Cheddar Scones or Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts with Maple Glaze?  Luckily, I think we have enough fall left to enjoy some of everything!

Picture of the day has to be 100 million sunflower seeds on the floor of the Tate Modern Museum.  Did I mention that they're all handmade of porcelain?  Concept and photograph by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. (via Flavorwire)

I think tomorrow I'll post some of my photos from my very brief trip to the east coast.

Ah choo!


  1. Yikes! Hope this cold goes away too.

  2. Hope you're feeling better soon, Kristen *hugs*
    Yes, the movie of Midnight's Children - I liked the book, though it's not my favourite one of Rushdie's, but it will be interesting to see exactly how they film it.

  3. Oh my goodness, I love that parking garage!!! Next time I'm through KC, I need to make it a point to see this for myself!!

    Get well soon!!

  4. Jenners - I've been better for a day now. So it only lasted 2/1 weeks. Ick!

    Tracy - Thanks! I'm finally better!

    Tif - I know! It's awesome, right? Much better looking than a bit concrete structure. I know I'm being nit-picky but I kind of wish they hadn't made the books all a uniform size though.

  5. That is a good point though! Not all books are the same size!