May: Picture A Day

I skipped Tuesday spin today. I did fully intend to go, I woke up early and everything but upon getting out of bed and putting some weight on my left foot it instantly hurt and I realised that I was best off resting it this morning. Hopefully I will be in top shape for yoga tomorrow morning. 

It’s another beautiful day over London Town (incidentally why do people call it “London Town” when it is clearly an enormous city?) and I came to work feeling rather spritely. I walked from Holborn tube, through Lincoln’s Inn Fields where the dappled light coming through the trees was dazzling, through historical and magnificent Lincoln’s Inn which makes my heart ache, behind the Royal Courts of Justice and along the Strand onto Fleet Street. I am lucky indeed to work in such a beautiful place, steeped in history and tradition, constantly filled with a buzz of excitement. I absolutely love London. 

Currently I have a little photo project going on, having taken inspiration from a friend of mine who did the same thing a little while back. It’s called “May: Picture A Day” and the idea is to take a picture of something every single day for the whole month. I’m using my Blackberry and uploading each shot directly to Facebook. So far it’s a lot of fun because I enjoy looking out for something nice to capture and share. It’s a great way to find more beauty in the world, to make new memories and to preserve little moments that would otherwise be lost in the sands of time. 


It’s 5/15/2015, and in honor of the 515 area code and the Hawkeye State, here’s a look at some Sundance Institute projects with connections to Iowa–including one commemorated by its own omelette! 

Something about the state–maybe it’s all that corn–seems to inspire unique and offbeat stories. Take Jenny Schwartz and Todd Almond’s musical Iowa, supported by our 2012 Theatre Lab at Mass MoCA (top pic), and just off its successful run at Playwrights Horizons in New York. Iowa takes an absurdist look at what happens to a girl named Becca when her mother finds her soulmate on Facebook … and he lives in Iowa.

Miguel Arteta’s Cedar Rapids (SFF 2011) stars Ed Helms as a naive insurance salesman who’s introduced to the wild side big-city life at a convention in the film’s eponymous city. For a true but no less surprising story, check out Lincoln Ruchti’s documentary Chasing Ghosts (SFF 2007), which follows the rise of the Twin Galaxies arcade in Ottumwa, Iowa, as it became the official score-keeper of the video game world.

And then there’s the film about making a film in Iowa, about cows. Evil cows. The Duck’s Breath Mystery Theatre brought Zadar! Cow From Hell to the 1989 Festival, and the world was never the same. At least, that is, the edible world: with an omelette named after it at Iowa City’s Hamburg Inn No. 2, it might well be the only Festival film ever commemorated in breakfast form!


The Suffragette was a newspaper created by the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in 1912 and edited by Christabel Pankhurst, activist and daughter of famed suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst. This issue, published on May 2, 1913 features on its title page the word “RAIDED!!”, referring to the arrest of five suffragettes (Harriet Kerr, Beatrice Saunders, Rachel Barrett, Miss Lennox and Alice Lake) by London police at Lincoln’s House Inn. 

This issue can be found in the Archives and Research Collections, fifth floor of MacOdrum Library at Carleton University.

Call No.RAR JN 979 S86A

#VitaminD after work! Done for the day! Did so many #workstationassessments today #teaching people how to optimise their working environment And reduce their discomfort whilst at their #job.

Now I’m #Chilling before I do a a crazy #workout in the #spin studio!

#snphysio #chillaxin #park #picnic #relax #r&r #physio #physiotherapist #aldo #shoes #sunbathing #4dayweek (at Lincoln’s Inn Fields)

#Repost @muttropolitan_philly ・・・
While walking the zoo today on #ForbiddenDrive, we encountered this amazing high-spirited, #90yearold, spunky woman named, Doris. Doris told me she used to walk from the Inn to Lincoln Drive every day for 22 years. Now she only gets out when the weather is nice like this. She guesstimates a 2 - 2 ½ hour hike ahead of her. We chatted for five minutes or so and she brightened my entire day. Wow, what an inspiration! Walk on, Doris…walk on!!! #philly #philadelphia #peopledelphia #muttropolitanphilly #muttropolitan #igers_philly #igphilly #myphillypark #phillylife #whyilovephilly #discoverphl #lifeisgood by brittjames07