Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I received some strange gifts

...while in Moose Jaw, as I mentioned in a previous post. Take a look.



There's a story behind the t shirt. Ask me next time you see me.

Of course this means I'll be looking for the perfect gifts for them...

Speaking of gifts, here's the great book bag I got from the Fernie Writers Conference.


I pulled books out of it in the day 6 video. As you can see, I haven't unpacked it yet.

Update:

The latest issue of CNQ was waiting for me in the post office when we got home. You might have noticed it on the desk beneath the monitor in the video above. So far I've read "Responsibilities and Obligations, Masks and Alterities: On the Poetry and Prose of Peter Sanger" by Zach Wells. I started with that essay because I have Sanger's Earth Moth in my collection and I was curious to see what Wells has to say about his work. The essay is somewhere around 9000 words. Now that's a feature! I came away with plenty to think about.

In addition to a bunch of great looking articles and reviews, on the CNQ 71 contributors page I found what might be the most peculiar bio ever. Pick up an issue and look at the second bio in the second column. It's great.

4 comments:

Ariel Gordon said...

I think YOU'RE a strange gift...

Brenda Schmidt said...

HA! Smarty pants! You just wait...

tracy said...

At least you're getting some use out of both gifts!

I must be tired. That line isn't even funny.

Brenda Schmidt said...

But that last one is. I'm giggling!