Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Yes, of course...

7 comments:

steven said...

The most beautiful firework I saw all night was the photograph of the burning flag on your blog. Although, an atom bomb falling on downtown would have definitely topped it.

Mattilda? What are you reading?

mattilda a.k.a. matt bernstein sycamore said...

Steven, how sweet!

As for what I'm reading, at the moment I'm reading this terrible sinus headache, but I'll get back to you soon.

Love --
mattilda

James said...

The burning flag on your blog was the "only" firework I saw, here on the computer. I got drunk in the afternoon July 4th at Sonya's in Seattle and then slept all evening.

mattilda a.k.a. matt bernstein sycamore said...

James, I avoided the fireworks as well -- although I certainly heard them! Sonya's in Seattle? I'm so glad to hear that Sonya's still exists, since it was located in that what became that horrible corporate mall section of downtown Seattle -- is it still in the same place?

Love --
mattilda

mattilda a.k.a. matt bernstein sycamore said...

Finally, Steven, what I'm reading:

I'm trying to finish Kenji Yoshino's Covering, but the last section is scaring me.

I'm doing a new edit on So Many Ways To Sleep Badly, so I'm reading that

I just read the Guardian, that was terrible

I'm reading Loudmouth, the feminist magazine from Cal State LA -- there are some great pieces in that

Here's what I'm about to read theoretically:

Up Is Up But So Is Down

Sarah Schulman's The Child

Reconstructing the Dreamland: the Tulsa Riot of 1921

Masha Tupitsyn, Beauty Talk and Monsters

But one unfortunate reality of my chronic pain drama is that reading hurts my hands, tragedy! So it will probably take me a while to get through all of these, although I'm always looking for new suggestions too...

James said...

Sonya's is where it is now for the past six years, between Virginia Stewart on First avenue. The son took over the business. Sonya, his mom is still around. I have not been in Seattle a long time, My friend, Jordan just provided me with this correct information as I sit at this coffeehouse computer. I have never been to the old place, but Jordan remembers when Sonya's was on 7th between Pike and Pine. Have a nice day!!! I am told that first avenue has gotten very gentrified over the past decade....
Jordan wants me to ask you if you remember Tug's on First avenue, in the "good old days"?

mattilda a.k.a. matt bernstein sycamore said...

James, thanks for the update on Sonya's -- I'm not sure if I remember Tug's (although something sounds familiar about the name, what is it?), perhap for the top s not the good old days either...

Love --
mattilda