>. . . make the sweat drip out of every pore.
2nd trip of the year finds me in Wichita. Of course the title/opening line of this post is a White Stripes reference. Maybe you’re too hip to like the White Stripes, but I love them. We were supposed to go see them in Salt Lake last February, but their tour was canceled on account of Meg having some extreme anxiety problems. I don’t blame her. It can’t be easy being in a band with an ex who is now married to a supermodel. Then there was the whole thing with the “Meg White Sex Tape” floating around the internet which turned out to be bogus. Not that I ever watched it. I wasn’t in it, so why bother? I’m pretty sure that if Meg ever did do a sex tape, though, she’d want me in it.
I Want a Living Roof
On the way out here, I read Stoneview: How to Build an Eco-Friendly Little Guesthouse. I dug it. I’ve been lusting after a living roof for a couple years now, and I bought this book specifically to indulge my fantasy even further. A little building like this will be perfect for a studio in the future, once we sell the current place and downsize. I helped Julia build a straw bale house the last year she was in Tucson, and it was pretty awesome. The next one will be even better. And out back will be a smaller building, like one of these, and they’ll both have living roofs on them. Hell yeah!
I hadn’t thought that much about cordwood building before. It seems cool enough, but I think I’d still use straw, just because I think I prefer the aesthetics of stucco better than the look of the cordwood stuff. The cordwood is still real cool, though, especially using the sand/lime mortar described in the book instead of concrete. I think a wall built like that would be especially cool.