It has been a while. No reason really. I'm spending lots of time in front of the keyboard these days and sometimes at the end of the day, I'm done with writing and thinking. I write about so many different things over the course of a given day that there are times when I just am at a loss for what to write about here.
Don't take this as a lack of interest in this spot. Nope, rather I don't want to post drivel that really isn't worth your reading - so sometimes silence is the obvious choice.
As for now? Well, truely there isn't much to say. I was knitting intermittently but it seems that I can't stick to my recent project. I was chatting about knitting with a barrista at Bridgehead last week and she suggested I ditch the scarf and move onto a sweater. She highlighted that at their core - scarves are boring to knit. This is true. While the risk is very low so can be the reward. So maybe Marc will be a lucky guy and their is a handknitted sweater in his future?
On the reading front... well, I'm not actually reading anything right now. I know blasphemy! Truth is I picked up the lastest issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism and I've been spending my reading time on this weighty magazine. True fact: the Ryerson Review of Journalism magazine is my favorite magazine. I literally read every word of it (sometimes twice). It is smart, it is challenging, it is Canadian, it is always different. It is refreshing to read a magazine that doesn't recycle its article ideas or simply write "follow-up" pieces. Anyway, I suggest you check it out. You never know what you'll learn.
On Monday night I did something I've wanted to do for a long time. I watched the highlights from the Banff Mountain Film Festival. This is a 150 minute long night of entertainment that gets you cheering, sighing, clasping your hands, and in the end smiling and scheming. Essentially this is a compilation of some of the best movies shown at the Banff Mountain Film Festival - and it is taken on tour through-out the world, I wasn't sure what to expect but I left feeling like I'd met some really interesting folks. Maybe Sketchy Andy is a bit out there for me (slacklining and base jumping aren't on my bucket list) but watching Tim Cope ride the trail of Ghengis Khan was something else. And to keep it all in perspective the night ended with a film about Josh Dueck who really left me with a feeling for needing to do more and get more from this life of mine. If the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to your town or city - definitely go - you won't regret it.
So there you have it - some tidbits of what's been happening and could be considered as new. My parents are coming to the big city this weekend. Should be good.
(Oh and if you've come up with a cure for the common cold - please feel free to post it up in the comments section. This stuffed up nose, sore throat and ear ache combination is getting a bit old...)