Ever heard of LibriVox? It's sort of Project Gutenburg for audiobooks. The selection is still small, but it's varied. It includes Charles Dickens, the Grimm Brothers, Descartes, James Joyce, Shakespeare, and Joel Chandler Harris.
It's always a surprise. I've listened to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and some of the Grimm's Fairy Tales; the readers are all volunteers, and can change with each chapter. Some works are "solo recordings," and short works such as the individual fairy tale are recorded by one person. Though it can sometimes be a bit disconcerting to have the voice change with each chapter, all the readers I've heard have been good. (Surprisingly, the changing voices work for Alice...)
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
If you don't live in Atlanta or Korea, my condolences. No Suno for you! And life without Suno just isn't complete!
What's Suno, you ask? Well, they call it "shaved ice cream," but I think it's more like sweetened vanilla snow, topped with all sorts of wonderful stuff. Apparently it's a new twist on "Pappinsu," which is quite popular in Korea.
So far, I've had Ko Ko Koffee, with coffee syrup, coffee jellies, and "puddings," and Puddin' Pudding, with chocolate syrup and puddings. The puddings are incredible: tiny little flans, really. I'm not really sure what the PINK puddings are, but they are delicious, too. Ko Ko Koffee is my favorite.
So if you are in Atlanta, check out Suno. It's in front of Super H Mart on Pleasant Hill Road, in Duluth. And if you're of the female persuasion, stop by on a Wednesday night: 20% off for ladies!
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Well, our first show was last night. Not too bad, really. We laughed, we cried, we danced with Nicola and random strangers.
I was serious about the crying, by the way. The tribute to Caroline went great, I think. It's the only time I have EVER danced without smiling and not gotten reprimanded. But it wasn't too serious, sappy, or sad, either, and Saroya and Sarah scheduled one of the beginner students with a really upbeat, light-hearted number right after us.
I really do a much better job dancing with props. We did fans, and it was so much less nerve-wracking than it would have been. Fans, swords, candles, tambourines, baskets, canes, veils...I love them all! Except zills. Zills are evil incarnate.
By the way, did you know you can practice double fan to White and Nerdy? Now you know...