This is a post by guest blogger Ellen Bulger.
In Pareidolia 5.0, I’m ramping it up a notch. The game has changed:
YOU are a fast-talking wannabe shaman in a not-as-distant-as-we’d-like future that is straight out of a Paolo Bacigalupi novel. That is to say, the petrofuels are gone, the climate has degraded and civilization as we know it is hanging on by a thread. Safety nets are no longer an issue, because save for the few whose ancestors were Bushes or Romneys or the likes of the Koch Brothers (Did those guys breed? Can creepy fucks with asbestos hearts actually reproduce?) everybody is at goddamn rock bottom. At least Mad Max had a dog. You had to eat yours.
Continue reading “Pareidolia Play Along 6: Creation Myth”
Yesterday JT posted about an Android app called Patient Zero. As a fan of both virology and social media, I immediately downloaded it and started playing. It’s a very passive “game”. Once you sign up, you just sit back and wait to infect or be infected. You can increase your infecting ability by traveling. Or by taking your phone to areas where lots of traveling occurs…I’m looking at you Minneapolis airport!
Continue reading “Patient Zero Rocks!”
On Thursday I woke up at the bright and early – if not chipper – hour of 6:30am to go on a solo walk. It was wonderful to have the city all to myself – I only saw a few other early morning walkers, and the flow of traffic didn’t really start picking up until about 7:30am. I explored new parts of Perugia, including some really steep hills and stairs.
When I got home Mom was just rolling out of bed, and we called the Hubby to breakfast (scrambled eggs with fresh mushrooms and pancetta cooked at the apartment!) around 9am. Afterwards we walked two blocks over to the National Gallery of Umbria (Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria). There was no photography allowed in the exhibit halls, which is a bummer because there are some beautiful works housed inside. The place is just huge – it has 23 galleries of art from Umbrian artists dating back to the 13th century through the 16th. This is a picture of the building itself, courtesty of Wikipedia. The Fontana Maggiore is in the foreground to the right of the museum.
Later that night we had drinks at La Terrezza again, and then we relaxed and played some Italian Uno at the apartment. As you might guess, Italian Uno is just like English Uno, except the directions are in Italian. Which makes making up rules more fun.
Iz in yur Italian Uno, makin up teh rulz.