I was cleaning this morning, which is always difficult and traumatic. I was thinking as I did (very few actually) tasks about the associations that pop into my head unbidden every time I see something. I have a pan, and every time I consciously look at that pan I think about how several people have exclaimed over it, "What a nice old pan!" Same words, even. And it's not an old pan, it's just a Cordon Bleu seasoned saute pan from Sur la Table in Seattle. Makes me think people don't have seasoned pans -- why would that be? And I have some brown cedar on the wall that came from a cleansing ceremony a few years ago, and every time I see it I think about one of the people I was with -- dead, now. Every time I drive past her office building, too. I know -- I've talked about this before -- how the landscape becomes complicated with associations and references and out-dated bits of information. My friend b5th has a HUGE amount of referential material. Some people are social hubs or people-focussed and store up links. I'm not like that, so I think my links stockpile is smaller than say, b5th's. Some people jettison links easily, other keep them forever.
I'm working on a project for b5th, and it's coming together well. It started one way, then I suggested a different direction -- now it's taken off and makes sense (to me, anyway). No, I'm not telling.
Secretfaces, in Germany, is going to participate in Thrift Shop Tag! I'm so excited! I made the site, then immediately tagged conflem, who was going to go to France soon after. As Mr. Looper pointed out, the Tag thing has been moribund for months -- so it's time to get it going. Secretfaces has no one willing to be tagged, so next will be Mrs. Monster, as a prerequisite to borrowing a digital camera. She's a divine thrift shopper, so I look forward to that.
There had a long-awaited v2.0 come out yesterday, so it was crowded. Everyone was There. They are expanding parts of the world, so whole islands are not on the map. It's exciting. Virtually exciting.
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