Thursday, August 03, 2006
Linda on Stage (and Going Into Battle)
I had a conversation with my friend Linda this evening and realized I hadn't seen or talked to her since the beginning of July when she belly-danced on stage at the local Canada Day celebrations.
How does this happen? How does the summer fly by like that?
Anyway, since it's much easier to give my friend the photos I took of her via my blog rather than clogging up her mailbox with vast photo attachments, I'm just going to post them so everybody can enjoy them too.
Keep in mind, Linda ,that I was sitting halfway to the back of the theatre and I couldn't use a flash, but I hope you enjoy them. You looked smashing!
Linda has both an amazing book collection and a vast wardrobe of bellydance and medieval-reenactment costumes that I am very happy to borrow upon occasion, as well as yards and yards of gorgeous fabrics, scarves, and veils... so my thoughts and best wishes are with her tonight as she goes into battle against an invasion of silverfish in her new home. I don't want to sound bloodthirsty and unkind to small creatures, but in this case: Kill 'em all!
Those little pests are a book-lover's nightmare. They like to eat the starch from book-bindings (yum!) and wreak all sorts of havoc with fabrics too. They are a nightmare to eradicate.
I know. I suffered an invasion myself once in the old house on England Ave.
I was trying to remember how we got rid of them and wondered aloud to Jeff. "I think we just moved, didn't we?" was the reply. Oh dear.
I remember they were so quick that you could seldom get a good look at them--just a squiggling flash of movement. And they left sort of a nasty dusty, flaky residue wherever they had been lurking.
Ugh. I'm not squeamish about insects, but these little guys have all the charm of fleas and tsetse flies in my book.
Anyway, Linda, you are perfectly correct: you can get rid of them by micro-waving your books! Who knew?! (Not that I doubted you, dearie....) :)