Tuesday, February 03, 2015

What the funking groovin ?!

I am not sure what is happening, but something clearly is....
I went on a run with The Barren this morning.
I am not a runner, I do not like running and I never have. 
In fact, my mother use to write notes under my direction everyday to the PE teacher blaming everything from cramps and growing pains to my favorite " I was not designed to run"
I use to walk the mile every time it was was required...always coming in last proudly.
When we lived in a hot climate, I told the teacher I would get heat stroke if I exerted myself any further than walking.
But this morning, as an act of encouragement I did the first day of a "couch to 5k" routine 
Mind you, I only signed up for a week, to jump start his new routine, because when I started my practice I had a friend with me too.

In the wake of this adventure this morning, I am feeling quite..... well, proud.
The program has you gently moving from 60 seconds of running and 
90 seconds of walking to a 5k run after about 9 weeks.
The Barren wanted to try this out and I want to support him...so I guess I will be running when I am not doing yoga.
It is a win win.

Our adventure this last weekend was filled with adventure
We ventured into the BIG CITY once again as The Barren heard that these
women were going to be in attendance at a big BOOK FAIR!!
I have been a HUGE fan and disciple since I was in high school.
In fact I have this xeroxed poster on my wall still, complete with pin holes from years of wall displays.
I got m fangirl photo and was on cloud nine for quite a while!

The fair was a bibliophiles wet dream, 250 displays from independent presses, big printers and everything in between!

We both bought a bunch of stuff....and scored some great things!
There was, much to both our surprise, a lot of pornography.
Like everywhere and in all sorts of different forms. 
We had a lively discussion about how would we navigate a small person through this show? It lead to me asking several of our friends this same question...
How would you deal with a 60foot wall of film stills from a porn movies? or If you saw a poster of an erect penis with condom on it how would you react with little person? Or Hey there was a picture book on display from a gay publisher on leather bondage and play...would you allow the little to see it? Or how would you navigate it?

Some of my favorites:
A tiny book on the many ways of the Potato!
Adorable sweet little book
You can get your own here

I stopped at a booth that had vintage mugshot cards from 1910 or so, and was drooling over them, but we both agreed that $150.00 each was a bit spendy. So I took a photo instead:

There were also vintage first edition art books and photo book publishers
Ephemera from the late 70's/80's punk rock scene...complete with jackets covered in band patches.
Kill your idols/Ginko press booth
note the wall of punk singers!

I also stopped into this bus, as I dream of having an art bus like this.
In it I made a purchase of this Poster:
Image of read. 12x18 silkscreened poster
Poster by Peter Nevins

All in all it was a visual overload day, amazing and fun and I met an oscar nominated person face to face by acting like a dork.
We also saw this person and this person at breakfast.

Lunch had more people watching and then our drive home was quiet.
We were spent. Nap anyone?!
 dinner was Indian take-out and we both fell into a coma like slumber.

Now, now we are adventure people, we are free movers and deep thinkers
I am inspired and have already thought about publishing
 my Infertility show in book form this year, as it will be it's fifth anniversary!

That is inspiring!!
That is hopeful
That is growth!


Mali said...

Wow, what an inspiring post! I love love love that poster.

Amel said...

What a full day filled with art, inspirations, and being inspired! And Indian food and food coma to top it all off. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY!!! Here's to growth!

nicole said...

This looks like a great book fair and it looks like you all had a great time :) It is always great to go to inspiring and fun events. Very thought provoking questions on what one would do with a youngster there.

Also - hooray for running! I understand all the things people love/don't love about running. It can be hard to get into it, but I'm glad you are giving it another chance ;)