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Eurovision finals are tomorrow! I am going to watch and if anyone wants to join me I have made a chatroom on mibbit (an IRC channel). If you have never used IRC before this should take you directly in--just enter a name to chat with where it says "nick".

http://client01.chat.mibbit.com/?server=irc.mibbit.net&channel=%23eurovision

If you have a client:
server: irc.mibbit.net
channel: #eurovision
No password required.

The first time I watched Eurovision it was with #lj_s and it was so much fun. IRC's not hard to use once you're in--it's just like any other chat interface--so come in to chat if you like!

I will be in there starting at around 2:50pm my time (and if I understand time zones correctly, which I may in fact totally misunderstand, it will be about 8:50pm in Denmark i.e. CEST.) So like 6:50 UTC. I THINK. On second thought, don't trust my attempts at converting timezones because they mess me up, I'll just be in about ten minutes before the show starts at 21:00 Copenhagen's time. Eurovision.tv informs me this is 21:00 CET.

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The other day I walked into the kitchen and saw that there were about twenty bananas in bunches along the window. It's been overcast and rainy all day and the light fell just like an painting. It reminds me of a National Geographic (I think) photograph I saw once, of pears lined up on a windowsill. ETA: FOUND it! It's so cool how far Google and the internet has come--I put in "pears along windowsill" and the first result to come up was it. http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/wallpaper/ngm/50-best/moscow-pears-abell/ It's an amazing photo--I think I saw it in their 50 years of photography book. Hm, in retrospect, the photos aren't very similar. And unlike that picture, I am not taking a lovely picture of Moscow in the distance. Instead, it is the house next door, and also the pine tree I consult every morning for the weather (like this.)

Anyway, I took a picture. Actually, nineteen, but this is the best one:



One of the things that photography has taught me is that if you see something that you think is interesting--light, texture, anything--you have to take the picture then. Don't wait. Especially light, because it changes so fast; I feel like I'm always chasing after one sunbeam or another. Come back in a minute and it's gone, wahh.

When I went to make dinner, all the bananas were gone and the kitchen smelled like a banana massacre. I think the girl who lives down the hall bought them and then made a gigantic smoothie or banana mash to freeze or something.

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It was rainy today but the cherry trees are blooming and I had my camera (I'd been walking home from visiting the art gallery) and so I took many pictures. I know exactly what I'm doing with my weekend. Oh my god. Finally! STAY TUNED.


Crosspost: http://silverflight8.dreamwidth.org/156547.html.

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bluegerl
May. 10th, 2014 09:16 am (UTC)
I think your bananas are better than the National Geographic one. Its a most INTERESTING pic. Lots to ponder on and enjoy. Super. Thanks - it's really splendid.

And as for Gary's weather forecaster stone *:)* Oh my, oh giggle and adore! I think it's like the Spanish meteo-men were... they'd look out of the window and tell you what it was doing. Totally useless for planning a cross-Meditteranean cruise in a bote! Seaweed is a little more anticipatory!

I've got Eurovision being shown here, but I'm really not sure I can stand it. Tho the thort of an Israeli Drag queen hitting the buttons might be fun! I'm off to the cinema, but will be back in time. Might see/chat with you. Enjoy it anyway!!!
silverflight8
May. 10th, 2014 03:50 pm (UTC)
Aww, it's very kind of you to say so! I like the light a lot. So many bananas! There usually is a bunch or two in the kitchen, but not usually this many!

:DDD It's also the perfect height (eyelevel when I stand in the kitchen) to see how much snow fell last night. I also consult the weather report sometimes but you can't beat the immediacy of the tree right there!

How does one use seaweed? *now quite curious*

Hahaha yeah, I can see how Eurovision might not be for everyone (I spend a lot of time going "what?????" but it's all good fun). Oooh, enjoy the cinema! Thank you, hope you like it either way!
bluegerl
May. 10th, 2014 04:36 pm (UTC)
I shall catch a bit of Eurovision I think when I get back.. sometime like about eleven... it will still be going on and on...teehee.

And the seaweed. When it's wet it's going to rain and when it's dry... it won't rain! teehee.

I've one rather needs to be eaten banana...I put it on the windowsill but it looked so lonely I gave it three onions, two tomatoes and a cooking apple. They look quite nice, but ...heh heh all will be cooked tomorrow!
silverflight8
May. 10th, 2014 10:46 pm (UTC)
:) See you then!

HAHAHA oh I see! Yes, that is very efficient too :D

You should take a picture! and that sounds tasty. Mm.
cloudsinvenice
May. 11th, 2014 02:54 pm (UTC)
One of the things that photography has taught me is that if you see something that you think is interesting--light, texture, anything--you have to take the picture then. Don't wait. Especially light, because it changes so fast; I feel like I'm always chasing after one sunbeam or another. Come back in a minute and it's gone, wahh.

This, absolutely. It's amazing how fast light moves - that, or a cloud comes along and changes the whole context.

I like your banana photo - from the sound of it, it's definitely lucky you got there when you did!
cloudsinvenice
May. 11th, 2014 02:55 pm (UTC)
Also, I think Banana Massacre would be a great ice-cream sundae name.
silverflight8
May. 11th, 2014 03:58 pm (UTC)
Ohh, yeah! Something with lots of banana and ice cream just slapped everywhere.
silverflight8
May. 11th, 2014 03:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, exactly! When that happens I fumble for the settings and try to squeeze off a couple more pictures before the light changes again.

Just before they were all eaten! or probably frozen, I think, because one person can't possibly eat so many bananas at once (I think).
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