Two Cool Things & Something I Should Do (Apparently)

Cool thing number one:

Abney Park is finally having another show in Seattle.  And according to Nathaniel’s twitter, they JUST MIGHT be premiering a brand new song, just written.  And according to Robert’s twitter, it’s the saddest song ever.   So far “Victoria” has the Abney Park crown as the “saddest song ever”, and it’s one of my personal favorites.  Yay for sad AP songs!

This year, most of the crew is coming – yes, I’ve managed to convert/infect a goodly portion of my friends with not only Abney Park, but also Steampunk.  One has just bought his first pair of goggles (Mike, I’m so proud!), one is sewing something steampunk from her first-ever costume pattern, and we’re going shopping at Value Village for the rest.  We’re such a large group we’ve had to rent a van to transport us all, and that’s not counting the few who are driving themselves.

If you’re reading this and you’ve not seen an Abney Park show, you’re missing out on something fabulous.  Besides the pure awesomeness of the band, they also bring in fire-dancers, aerialists – it is truly spectacular.  Details on purchasing tickets can be found here.

Cool thing number two:

I discovered this blog by accident.  It’s a year-long experiment by a self-described “painfully shy girl”.  She decided to go on a quest to do 250 completely uncharacteristic things before August 23, 2010.  She’s a terrific writer, and her posts are heart-felt and fascinating.  My favorite is this one, where, after quitting smoking she decides to take regular “bubble breaks” and manages to create a little wonder and magic in her neighborhood.  Go read it.  I think it will touch you as it touched me.

And lastly, apparently I should be blogging more about “mythological creatures”, because everyday, without fail, I get a ton of hits for that search – pretty funny, considering I’ve only written about that subject once!

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