Friday, December 9, 2016

Study in Grey --- Day 5/292

Walk: Union Square, SFMOMA
Distance: 2.5 miles and home yoga



Has Ciwt been spending too much time at SFMOMA or is everything turning into (grey) modern art?

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Well Read --- Day 5/291

Walk: Marin Driving Day, PGCC Thursday Book Group
Distance: 0 and no exercise

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Back again to the new club.  This time for Co-Ed Book Group.  Ciwt has noticed with some interest the women's book group usually chooses fiction selections and the co-ed one goes for non-fiction, often political.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Club Woman --- Day 5/290

Walk: Union Square, PGCC (committee meeting, bridge, speaker event, dinner)
Distance: Not far

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Ciwt was busy participating in her new club today.  Catch you tomorrow...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Even Cities Have Sunrises --- Day 5/289

Walk: CPMC, Trader Joe's, Mollie Stone's
Distance: 4.10 miles and home yoga


                          From Ciwt's,  6:30 a.m.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Ciwt, This is Your Life --- Day 5/288

Walk: Monday errands & wait for furnace & iphone repairs
Distance: 1 mile, small home yoga


Ciwt's old notebooks, photos, memorabilia, extra 
office supplies, full of  things not looked at in years

Oh dear, can Ciwt do this project; the one where you have to review and actually look at your past life? Yes, she can!  Her inspiration: friends.  One is a married couple who downsized from a 3 bedroom, 2-story house with recording studio to a Houseboat!  The other lives in that 3 (or is it 4) bedroom, 3 story house with double garage BUT is so incredibly organized she might as well live on a houseboat.  Today I texted her to ask if she had ever tossed old photos and she responded "Yes! I tossed a bunch of old photos and a couple of scrapbooks.  I can do it!"

Two heroines!  Onward goes Ciwt....

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Metaphysical Laughs? --- Day 5/287

Walk: Cinema Club (The Brand New Testament), Smokehouse Restaurant
Distance: 3.5 miles

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Here's one kind of movie Ciwt can't get into: 'metaphysical comedy.'  So few comedies succeed in making her laugh, and then if you throw in the metaphysical part about which she cares not at all, well....

That's the kind that was shown at Cinema Club today: The Brand New Testament.  For Ciwt it felt like she used to at very long operas before supertitles; she knew the spectacle was "Good" but mostly she was uncomprehending, disengaged and wondering when it would all be over.  Of course, as is always the case at Cinema Club, most of the rest of the audience Loved! it.  But then, a lot of people leave before the discussion - presumably many who didn't like the movie any more than Ciwt.  So maybe she's not such an oddball after all.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Blue Ribbon --- Day 5/286

Walk: de Young Museum (Frank Stella Retrospective)
Distance: 5.10 miles


Frank Stella, K.144, 2013, ABS RPT (rapid prototype technology) with stainless steel

Ciwt Award: Best in Frank Stella Retrospective show at de Young Museum.


Friday, December 2, 2016

Now What? --- Day 5/285

Walk: Pets Unlimited, Vino/Mollie Stone's
Distance: 2.5 miles, Home Yoga


Alexander Calder (1898-1976), Big Crinkly, 1968, painted steel, 150" x 97" x76"

Ciwt is feeling a bit like Big Crinkly pictured here in its SFMOMA home in front of the living wall.
Part of her is grounded (or a 'stabile' as Calder's stationary sculptures are called) but her head is kind of blowing in the wind (or 'mobile' the term for Calder's moving works). Bur still lively, colorful, creative - so not to worry.