Sunday, September 18, 2011

Novelties XI

Eating:
Fresh tomatoes, anyone? With mozarella and basil, with vinegar and sardine salad (sardines, Dijon mustard, chopped cilantro, and lime juice), or cooked with smashed garlic and pasta.


Drinking:
The air has been hinting at fall this week - how about a red Cotes du Rhone tasting of smoky berries and herbs? We've been drinking this one.




Looking:
The theatre season has begun! The Ragazzo and I went to the revival of Sondheim's Follies last weekend and the Elevator Repair Service's (they're a theatre company) fantastically energetic adaptation of Hemmingway's The Sun Also Rises called The Select last night.

Listening:
Jeff Buckley Grace. Dvorak Piano Quintett in A major.





Surfing:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Learning:

this super piece by Jessica Palmer at Bioephemera on an a physicist's app that allows one to visualize wavelengths of light in the night sky that are beyond the range our eyes can see. Very cool.

This superb article by David Dobbs on adolescent brains and how they develop to make teenagers the infuriating risk-takers they can sometimes be. (Hat tip: Ed Young)

2 comments:

Marie said...

I love Jeff Buckley. He was amazing!

Ted said...

Hi Marie
Yes, my experience of him live was literally life-changing.