Wombat Day

In remembrance of my old blog, I pause to celebrate International Wombat Day. For all you pre-Raphaelite fans out there!   I don’t have any footage of my first student film, Un Amor Peligroso, or The Wombat’s World, but I do recall the poem that stuck in my brain (and remains stuck along with Jabberwocky…

Things to Celebrate

UPDATE: I’ll be reading as the narrator for the College of Saint Rose Women’s Initiative’s presentation of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues Saturday night at 7pm. The show plays on Sunday at 3pm with my fabulous colleague and friend Angela Ledford as narrator. Tickets benefit Equinox. Girls Next Door will be performing at the interval….

Bits and Bobs

Over at Patti Abbott’s blog, you can read the final installment of La Ronde, the round robin story in which I took part. The fun of these things is that they take a lot of unexpected twists and that’s certainly the case here. Vastly entertaining. Perhaps the strangest news story regarding wombats ever… It’s possible…

Wombat Day

I did not start this particular celebration, but you know I’m willing to lend a hand for a good cause. So join the dance for Wombat Day. Wombat cake below made by the Wombies. How to celebrate: Eat chocolate, think marsupial thoughts, put something in a pouch. Smile. Hug a wombat.

It’s not until things are broken…

…that you realise what they mean to you. The wonky window just blew out and smashed off one ear and one foot of my wombat. I could blame the landlord for never getting around to fixing the wonky window. I can blame myself for putting the wombat there on the window sill next to Ganesha…

Happy St. Urho Day!

As the delightful flaming grasshopper (courtesy of the fabulous Stephanie Johnson AKA The Queen of Everything) indicates, today is St. Urho Day when we commemorate the famous Finnish leader who chased the grasshoppers from the vineyards with the cry, “Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen!” [Roughly, “Grasshopper, grasshopper, hie thee to hell!”] Don’t forget to load…

Cool Friends

Have I got cool friends or what? As many of you know, tomorrow is my birthday (yes, during finals week — sigh!), but the gifts have already begun rolling in. Pictured is the book from my friend Alessandra in Rome, who knows well my obsession with Wombats and found the perfect book to appease that….

Snow Bloom

The wee Christmas cactus (a cutting from Robert’s bigger one) is blooming big time. Here it is perched on the window sill with the wombat, the dusting of snow visible below (tried for a close-up which did not work so well). That’s all the winter we need. If only there were a steaming mug of…

Wombat Day!

Per Wombania: ‘In the Autumn of 2005, the Grand Wombat Council, under the wise leadership of President Wombat, realized that the world needed a special day to commemorate the wonderful wombat. October 22nd was chosen, and the very first Wombat Day was observed on October 22, 2005. Wombat Day is alternatively known as “Hug a…