N Posted by Rain at 7/22/2006 11:11:00 PM
"As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world. "~ Virginia Woolf
"It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple: one must be a woman manly, or a man womanly. "~ Virginia Woolf
Most of a modest woman's life was spent, after all, in denying what, in one day at least of every year, was made obvious.~ Virginia Woolf
The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.~Virginia Woolf
Who shall measure the hat and violence of the poet's heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body?~Virginia Woolf
March 9, 1892- June 2, 1962
"If one could be friendly with women, what a pleasure - the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men. Why not write about it truthfully? "~ Virginia Woolf
"The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity."~ Virginia Woolf
"My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery - always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?"~ Virginia Woolf
"On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points."~ Virginia Woolf
"Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent."~ Virginia Woolf
"The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages. "~Virginia Woolf
"Those comfortably padded lunatic asylums which are known, euphemistically, as the stately homes of England." ~Virginia Woolf
"It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed any longer."~Virginia Woolf
Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size. ~Virginia Woolf
It's going to be a very busy weekend and I have been warned by those who love me that I may be burning my candle at both ends. Perhaps they are right but, I plan on having lots of fun! Have a safe and hopefully cool weekend everyone!
N Posted by Rain at 7/21/2006 01:49:00 AM
Blogger is giving me a very hard time right now, so I am going to include this link in case it doesn't show up again after editing. www.comic-con.org
N Posted by Rain at 7/20/2006 01:16:00 AM
Self-portrait.The night wanderer., 1923-24 Oil on canvas.
Munch's most famous paintings reflect his interior conflicts in intensely subjective images that are often morbid and disturbing. He spent most of his twenties in Paris and Berlin. Paul Gauguin's work particularly influenced him, demonstrating the possibilities of distilling intense emotions into universal experiences through simplified, sinuous forms and evocative blocks of pure color.
By validating the concept of painting one's emotional response to a subject, Munch pointed the way for the development of German Expressionist painting. His most ambitious work, The Frieze of Life, begun in 1888, was never completed. He hoped to create a room for this series of paintings to deal with "the modern life of the soul," but he ended up selling works individually and then making new versions of them. By 1900 Munch had created his most important works.
In 1908 he suffered a nervous breakdown, after which his paintings changed. Instead of the revelation of private despair, he looked into the world for more optimistic and universal symbols. Munch's prints, which often shared subject matter with his paintings, may have been his most influential creations.
A text accompanying this drawing states: "I walked with two friends. Then the sun sank. Suddenly the sky turned as red as blood … My friends walked on, and I was left alone, trembling with fear. I felt as if all nature were filled with one mighty unending shriek."
Some art historians believe that the red sky in the background of The Scream reflects the unusually intense sunsets seen throughout the world, following the 1883 eruption of the Indonesian volcano Krakatoa.
Starry night, 1923-24. Oil on canvas.
After the Cultural Revolution in China ended, Munch was the first Western artist to have his pictures exhibited at the National Gallery in Beijing.
Oil on canvas.
Red Virginia Creeper, 1898-1900.
Oil on canvas.
"From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity." Edvard Munch.
My air conditioner is fixed, yay! Thanks to a wonderful reader...you know who you are! ;-)
N Posted by Rain at 7/19/2006 01:37:00 AM
53rd annual World Championship Over-the-Line Tournament
7:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, and July 22-23;
Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park
Rules of the Game
If you’re heading to Fiesta Island next weekend, here’s a look at what to watch for during the Over-the-Line games:
Players: Three players per team. Substitutes allowed if player has not played for any other team. A replaced player may not re-enter the same game. Said player may play in subsequent games.
Hit: Defined as a ball hit into fair territory on the fly without being caught by fielders or any ball touched and dropped by fielders or when a fielder crosses “The Line” or its extensions when attempting to catch ball.
Home run: Any ball hit past the last player in fair territory, on the fly, without the player touching it. ( Not necessarily over the head, just past the player.)
Out: Two foul balls. One strike, Fly balls caught by fielders. Ball hitting “The Line” or lines around the out area. Ball touched or dropped by batter or pitcher. Foul tips that hit batter and are in foul territory. Batting out of turn. Pitcher crossing “The Line” after hit ball.
Foul: Any ball landing outside “Out” or “Fair” areas on the fly. Foul line-drives. Any taken pitch. Any false pitch or “Balk.”
Scoring: Three hits in an inning scores one run. Each additional hit in the same inning scores on more run. Home runs ‘clear the bases.” Intentional throwing of the bat is a three-run penalty (officials decision)
Length of game: Games are five innings. If tied at the end of the fifth, teams play an additional inning to break the tie. If tied after six, play one more. If still tied after seven innings, the team with the most hits is the winner. If a tie exists in hits, play additional innings until the tie is broken, either by hits or by runs. Runs take preference over hits in this situation. If at the end of any inning a team has an 11 or more run lead, the game is over.
Field dimensions: 55 feet from point of triangle to the “line” and 55 feet across from foul line to foul line.
Old Mission Bay Athletic Club
Over the years (since I turned 16) I have had a lot of fun at the Over the Line Tournament as a player and a spectator. Thousands of people show up every year from all over the world to play. This year the Over the Line Tournament has teams from over 25 different states!
If you go, remember to pick up a program and a tee shirt as they are collectors items. Have fun, remember to bring sunscreen and a postitive attitude! Brad, Tim and Cindy, I will see you there and good luck!
N Posted by Rain at 7/18/2006 12:54:00 AM
N Posted by Rain at 7/17/2006 07:28:00 AM
During the 1930s, Summers continued his prodigious output and successively published: The Werewolf (1933), a companion volume to his vampire studies: The Restoration Theatre (1934); A Popular History of Witchcraft (1937); and The Gothic Quest: a History of the Gothic Novel (1938), an enthusiastic history of gothic fiction. In the 1940s, he added Witchcraft and Black Magic (1946). His last book, The Physical Phenomena of Mysticism, was published posthumously in 1950.
During the last 20 years of his life, summers also edited numerous volumes. He released new editions of some of the most important texts on witchcraft and several anthologies of ghost stories. Toward the end of his life, he produced an autobiographical volume, The Galantry Show, which was eventually published in 1980. Beginning in 1956, many of Summers’ works, including the two vampire books, were reprinted in American editions.
Summers remains an enigma. A defender of a traditional supernatural Catholic faith, he was the target of numerous rumors concerning homosexuality and his seeming fascination with those very subjects which he, on the one hand condemned, and on the other, spent so much time mastering.
Frank, Frederick S. Montague Summers: A Bibliographical Portrait. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1988
Summers, Montague. The Galantry Show. London: Cecil Woolf, 1980
As you can tell from the post below, San Diego is in the middle of a record breaking heat wave. Also, there are three fires, (one is contained) in our county. =( Have a safe weekend everyone!
N Posted by Rain at 7/16/2006 01:28:00 AM