Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I love my friends and wish they would move back to KC but it probably a good thing they are leaving tomorrow because it is now serious diet time:(
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Novels written by poets almost always make me happy. I love stopping and looking out the window at the green, sunlit world (assuming it is out there) and thinking about a beautiful turn of phrase or a stunning description. Some days that is really all I need to have a worthwhile day.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
But, because it is tradition, I will comment a bit on lawns. Men seem quite enamoured of them and I have learned since purchasing a home that some neighbors care a great deal about them as well. BUT, I don't get it. In a few minutes, I will go to the store and buy a weed and feed fertilizer in order to get my grass to grow...and then I will spend the rest of the summer either watering it to keep it growing or cutting it to keep it from growing too much. Does this make sense to anyone else? Why exactly are we doing this again? There are other plants, many of which are currently scattered throughout my lawn. They are green. Some have pretty flowers. Most don't seem to need any water or food. Why are these bad again?
In other homeowner news, the Roeland Park sustainability committee is having an Earth Day Open House today from 3 -5 pm at Roeland Park City Hall (4600 W 51st St, Roeland Park, KS). There will be information on Rain Gardens (which I have planned on doing for the past few years but can't seem to work up the energy to actually do), recycling and composting. All very good things in my personal opinion. Hope to see you there.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Sadly, it leaves me little time to post but I will be back soon....I hope.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Your Aura is Blue
Spiritual and calm, you tend to live a quiet but enriching life.
You are very giving of yourself. And it's hard for you to let go of relationships.
The purpose of your life: showing love to other people
Famous blues include: Angelina Jolie, the Dali Lama, Oprah
Careers for you to try: Psychic, Peace Corps Volunteer, Counselor
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Beaumont Club (Kansas City, MO)
4050 Pennsylvania AveKansas City, MO 64111
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Hari Kunzru explores the question of what happens to revolutionary characters after the revolution. In this page turning novel, college student Chris Carver joins the revolution in London which quickly turns terrorist causing him to leave behind his identity and create a new life for himself. Every page infuses fresh life into the often told story of 1960’s idealism and Chris’ need to change the world that abruptly erupts into violence and terrorism.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Today I continued my quest (in between meetings) to find a fun, easy craft for a library teen program. My problem is that I am not in a crafty mood so everything looks complicated and not very cute. I kept drifting back to the iPod case made out of Duct Tape but then I started to think. What if the teens don't have an iPod? Maybe their parents will only let them get an off brand mp3 player. What if, horror of horrors, they have NO mp3 player of any kind? So I started searching around on the web for something else to have as a back-up craft for those sad pathetic teens and found a whole website dedicated to making things out of Duct Tape. I know, I know. Will the awesomeness of our world never end? To see this magical place, follow the link to Duct Tape Guys.
As I was browsing the site it suddenly dawned on me that my gift purchasing woes are over. (Nephew's High School graduation, Dad's 75th birthday, much angst and trauma buying for boys who have everything) After all, my dad carried the handmade leather wallet I made for him in shop class around for years. I am sure he would love a wallet made out of Duct Tape. Right?
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
The Pulitzer Prizes were announced yesterday, and the winners were:
•Fiction: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (Riverhead Books)
•Drama: August: Osage County by Tracy Letts (Theatre Communications Group)
•History: What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe (Oxford University Press)
•Biography: Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father by John Matteson (Norton)
•Poetry: Time and Materials by Robert Hass (Ecco) and Failure by Philip Schultz (Harcourt)
•General Nonfiction: The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 by Saul Friedlander (HarperCollins)
Monday, April 07, 2008
Now, I just have say it, ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!!!
Sunday, April 06, 2008
DEFINITION: (noun) A state of extreme confusion and disorder. SYNONYMS: bedlam, chaos, topsy-turvydom. USAGE: Instantly the avenue was a pandemonium of clashing blades, cursing warriors, and squealing throats.
I have planned to start using the word of the day word every day in my blogs so for today's sentence:) This may be the first (and possibly last) time I do this so enjoy it while you can:) The KU game last night resulted in pandemonium at Lucky's Brew Grill.
In other news I read five books this weekend so I should have reviews popping up here and there over the next week or so.
Saturday, April 05, 2008
By RACHEL DONADIO
Published: March 30, 2008
Some years ago, I was awakened early one morning by a phone call from a friend. She had just broken up with a boyfriend she still loved and was desperate to justify her decision. “Can you believe it!” she shouted into the phone. “He hadn’t even heard of Pushkin!”
Full article behind this link: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/30/books/review/Donadio-t.html?ex=1207972800&en=11f8a1024211347e&ei=5070&emc=eta1
Friday, April 04, 2008
You Are Profoundly Disturbing
You're weird, freaky, and maybe even a little psycho.
You aren't just attracted to darkness - you thrive in it.
Your interests are downright creepy, and you may even lack normal human empathy.
While there's no harm in enjoying the macabre, remember to keep your vilest thoughts to yourself!
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Catch the Royals Express at a convenient park-and-ride, in front of major Plaza, Crown Center and downtown hotels or at any Metro, MAX, or Stadium Express stop along the route.
Park-and-Rides and Transit Center Stops
Waldo (74th Terr. and Broadway, Gregory and Wornall)
River Market (3rd & Grand)
10th & Main Transit Plaza (on Main, south of 10th St.)
At Kauffman, the Express drops fans off on Royal Way, right at the gate directly behind home plate.
After the final out, Express buses will be waiting on Lancer Lane, along the third base side of the stadium.
You’ve got a ticket to ride and save. The Royals Express ride saves on gas and stadium parking. Plus, the $6 roundtrip express ticket saves on your game ticket. Simply pay the fare and your Express operator will issue a ticket you can present at the Royals Ticket Window, where you’ll automatically receive $6 off your game ticket.
Offer excludes Opening Day, April 8, and the following series: New York Yankees, April 8-10, St. Louis Cardinals, June 27-29, and Boston Red Sox, August 4-6.
For prerecorded Royals Express information call (816) 346-0348.
This sale is open to the public, and all proceeds benefit the Horticultural Therapy Program at Ozanam. You can find a little bit of everything at the annual plant sale including annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and more! Click Here for more details and a sample list of available plants.
Mark your calendars for the 2008 "Thyme for Kids" Plant Sale:
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 25
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 26
Ozanam campus @ 421 E. 137th St. Kansas City, MO 64145