August 29, 2005

Lisa: Oh, Utah.

This past weekend I went to the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival for work. On Thursday I attended a workshop with Charlotte Blake Alston about using rhythm and music in storytelling. She played us a lot of examples of traditional African drumming and songs with polyrhythms. This is all fine. The problem was that the workshop attendees were largely the whitest, squarest, and yet most enthusiastic hippie librarians on the planet. Out of the 24 attendees, six wore Birkenstocks or Tevas, and eight others wore sandals. These fourteen individuals were flexing and wiggling their long, ashy, and (need I say it?) poorly-manicured toes wildly in only the barest approximation of the beat. Many others were also bobbing their heads in obvious enjoyment mingled with musical idiocy. I held still while still trying to look like I was having a good time, in an attempt to balance out the behavior of my fellow participants.

Posted by lisa at August 29, 2005 03:38 PM

Hey! I know you as powerbookgirl on Digs. I was hoping you could help a fellow digster with a strange request. A very cute little friend of mine is trying to earn a Girl Scout badge in Geography by collecting 50 postcards. We need Utah! Can you send a postcard? It just has to have a Utah postmark. It can say something like, "Good luck with your collection!" or whatever you want to write to a 6 year old girl who likes bugs and learning her capitols. Please e-mail me if you can do it. She asked for my help because I have so many "nice computer friends" who might help. Thanks pbg!

Posted by: breana on September 1, 2005 02:37 PM
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