Thursday, November 29, 2007

What We Did in Philadelphia

  1. Rode a train from the airport to our hotel for $6!
  2. Napped.
  3. Saw the Liberty Bell. Refrained from spackling it.
  4. Ate some comfort food at Jones.
  5. Had a day of eating at divey places.
  6. Walked in the rain.
  7. Toured Independence Hall.
  8. Saw the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution.
  9. Saw the oldest continuously inhabited street in America.
  10. Bought a book by Elizabeth Taylor the writer, not the actress.
  11. Saw a mouse in one of the aforementioned divey restaurants.
  12. Napped.
  13. Saw the Darjeeling Limited. Maybe cried a little.
  14. Took a bus to the Italian Market.
  15. Tried a cheesesteak at Geno's.
  16. Tried a cheesesteak at Pat's.
  17. Decided that Geno's is clearly better.
  18. Bought a hat at Anthropologie, because I can't afford anything else there. It is a cute hat, though.
  19. Accidentally walked 2 miles to the Philadelphia Art Museum. Saw lots of wonderful art there.
  20. Went to the Rodin Museum.
  21. Toured a Masonic Temple.
  22. Napped.
  23. Tried a cheesesteak at Jim's Steaks. Geno's is still better.
  24. Watched Philadelphia's Thanksgiving Day Parade live and in person while eating munchkins from Dunkin' Donuts.
  25. Noticed a clear difference in high school marching bands that are not from Memphis, and that clearly the Memphis variety is better.
  26. Ate a fancy traditional Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant. They did not have ravioli.
  27. Went to the Reading Terminal Market and saw lots of lovely food that you can't get in Memphis, and lots of Amish people.
  28. Ate some roast pork sandwiches - I guess it's also a Philadelphia tradition. A delicious one.
  29. Went to the US Mint and saw how money is made.
  30. Came home and ate some ribs.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Lantana Projects Class of '07

I'm on this list! The show is tonight - come & see.

Come celebrate the best artwork created in 2007
by artists from or living in the Memphis area!

Saturday, November 17
574 South Main
7:00-10:00 pm
$5 entry

Featured artists:
Lea Alexander * Elizabeth Alley * Susan Best * Sarah Boyce * Dwayne Butcher
Paul Clements * Holly Davis * Hamlett Dobbins * Melissa Dunn * Melinda Eckley
Melissa Farris * Annette Fournet * Michael Force * Brooke Foy * Richard Gamble
Ashley Gerst * Elisha Gold * Pinkney Herbert * Jed Jackson * Niki Johnson
Tim Kinard * Yijun Liao * Nancy May * Erica McCarrens * Carol Harding McTyre
Carl Moore * Sunny Montgomery * Greely Myatt * Elizabeth Owen * Catherine Blackwell Pena
Nick Pena * Joel Rose * Vitus Shell * Rumi Tominaga * Ben Utigard * Ryan VanderLey
Billy Welch * Steven Troy Williams * Tad Lauritzen Wright

Entertainment will be provided by DJs the Defective Agency and Mind at Large.

Complimentary Bar.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Now Playing in my Jeep

  1. Lyle Lovett - It's Not Big It's Large
  2. Yes - Highlights, the Very Best of Yes
  3. Nellie McKay - Obligatory Villagers
  4. Wilco - Being There
  5. Cake - B-sides and Rarities
  6. Rilo Kiley - Under the Black Light
  7. Regina Spektor - Soviet Kitsch
  8. Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope

Lists I've Been Working on Today

  1. grocery list
  2. to-do list for work
  3. things to do before the trip to Philadelphia
  4. things to do today
  5. things to do tomorrow

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Things in Robin's Car

  1. video tape cover for the movie Greencard
  2. the book 101 Puzzles in Thought and Logic by CR Wylie, Jr.
  3. an Elmo toy that we could hear but could not see
  4. naked Cabbage Patch doll
  5. baby socks
  6. goggles