Sunday, May 1, 2005


Ph. had another indoor soccer match this morning--Sunday morning--at 7:00 a.m.  A crazy-maker to scurry around so early on a weekend morning for a sporting event.  They have two games left--both next Sunday afternoon; following that we can get back to keeping pace with one sport at a time.  Lacrosse runs until late May or early June.  And then a busy summer (me: take one class, teach two), including D. and Ph. making a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Kenya (I'll say more another time).

Why Sunday, 7:00 a.m.?  Something to do with devout church-goers needing to keep 9 'til noon soccer-free, as I understand it.  There were just two 7 a.m. games on the schedule.  The other one was last week.  We managed to miss the first half of that one.  Completely my fault.  Team manager sent an email last Saturday reminding us the game was at 7 a.m., and I even responded to the note with a "We'll be there!"  Only that in my mind, 7:55 a.m. hijacked all other schedule awareness.  I discovered the error and we sped over to the facility by 7:25 a.m.  Chalk it up to the fail-at-parenting log, entry no. 992. 

Languor, too, in the sense that I'm slugging through a project this weekend.  It's felt like such a laborious stretch, but so much of that's the result of my own mania.  I care too much about getting this one right.  And instead I've resorted to drafting a circular, winding, exploratory draft due for some serious restructuring.  Should say I'm relieved that there's time for that, at least. 

In the extended entry I've folded yet another image experiment.  When I downloaded Wink the other day I came across WinMorph, a freeware app for warping images or morphing two (or more) images and rendering them into a short movie (Flash or MPG1).  Spectacular?  Either way, something to be said for the irreconcilable ambiguity of conceptual (gone act-ual) blending.

Bookmark and Share Posted by at May 1, 2005 10:37 PM to Slouching Toward

Jeff Rice turned me on to your blog and I've found it really interesting. I'm following your lead and am playing with Winmorph. I made a winmorph file, but how do I get it onto my blog? Suggestions?

Mary K

Posted by: Mary K at May 2, 2005 2:15 PM

Hi Mary,

Here's the code I use.  I don't know how clean it is, but it should give you what you need to display a .swf file on your blog.  I've bolded the parts that would be relative to your own file.  I used the dimensions from the original images to avoid any distortion. 

<p><object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase=",0,0,0" width="200" height="240">
<param name=movie value="">
<param name=quality value=high>
<embed src="" quality=high pluginspage="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="200" height="240"></embed></object></p>

Posted by: Derek at May 2, 2005 3:24 PM

Thanks for the help. It worked!

Mary K

Posted by: Mary K at May 2, 2005 7:21 PM

Looks good--and to Sirc, no less. I've had his book out from the library for six mos., but haven't made time to look at it. Another summer priority.

Posted by: Derek at May 2, 2005 8:42 PM