Allegra Rivett Sloman's blog

I acknowledge that I and all my relations in the lower mainland live on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō  and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
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Archive for July, 2009

Robert Longo’s All You Zombies:Truth Before God

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Jeff gave me a book many moons ago called “The Gendered Cyborg” which is a bunch of feminist art critique.  I found most of the book incomprehensible (use smaller words, in context, puhlease), some of it actively offensive (in the ‘inhaling your own exhaust’ sense), and the rest of it mildly disturbing/thought provoking.  But if […]

I have never wanted to go to Sarnia before

Friday, July 31st, 2009

But I can feel the urge comin’ over me.

Don’t take this seriously…

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

AC Grayling is the son of a bitch atheist who is writing an atheist bible.  In other words, he’s my competition.  (In my tiny, feeble, twitching mind.)  And really, he’s not my competition because he’s actually, like, a published author with a track record, and I’m just somebody trying to come up with 52 Sundays […]

Now I’ve heard everything

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

A death metal band with a parrot as a lead vocalist.

Finished “Anybody talk”

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

So at least I’m being smart and working in the cool of the day. Having accomplished that I can now go about the rest of my day, which involves errands, blech.  Katie says she has a line on an apprenticeship position.  Later…. Yay, errands all done. Did you know, I didn’t have a single pair […]

Too darned hot, too darned hot

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

I have not been able to work very hard because even with the ac blasting, it’s rudely hot. Keith and Paul are almost completely moved. Watched Pitch Black yesterday.

Mike’s Utilikilt is on its way

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

As an act of compleat frickin insanity, I ordered Mike a Utilikilt for his birthday.  Yes, I ordered it too late, but on the other hand, it’s never too late.  Yes, a black one, is there any other kind?  A Chinese guy in a kilt?  Well, what else is he supposed to wear for occasions […]

Daughter Katie reminds us… unnecessary censorship = bad

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

But still pretty funny. This is the Count, who has his song bleeped out in the oddest places.

How to grow a carbon nanotube

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Great video.  It’s all blurry, and yet it is so exciting.

And the real world keeps getting more like a video game

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Bruce Sterling pointed to this article. Yesterday the pinball games came home from Victoria.  They are Xenon and Star Trek.  Xenon needs a lot of work a diode, Star Trek needs a diode is functional.  We’re going to get a brass plaque that says, R John Caspell Memorial Pinball Palace, seeing as how the pinballs […]

Miss Margot has a cousin who’s a bird

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Shown here.


Monday, July 27th, 2009

46 songs are finished. 95 – give or take – remain.  Of those, about ten have been started, but they presented difficulties so I let them slide.  No more for today, I’ve been revising and reprinting songs since 6:30 this morning and my brain is fried. Anyway, I’m one third done the writing the songs […]

The housewife’s lament

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Those of you who have heard me sing more than a couple of times will have heard me sing this song – I wrote my own tune for it because I was so struck by the lyrics. Well, I found the original tune!  It sounds like a cross between a dirge and a hymn and […]

Friends and family news.

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Cousin Alyssa is a year old.  Pictured here is her interpretation of “Pebbles”. Jerome and Shannon have named their son.  He will be Braden.  Fine name, wot say ye? ScaryClown is drinking his way across – and being ejected from bars across – Western Europe.  In his defence, it’s the guy he’s with that’s getting […]

Sandy P sez

Monday, July 27th, 2009

That thunderstorm went a long way…. she drove home through it coming back from Pullman. Here is her awesome pic of wheat in Eastern Washington.

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