Sunday, September 28, 2008

Meetings at the Animal Shelter

I have to have meetings at the animal shelter as part of my job. Here are a few things I've noticed:
  1. There is a constant din of dogs barking.
  2. The last time I was there a rooster was crowing and it quieted down all the dogs.
  3. There's a lot of discussion of pigs, though they don't get them very often.
  4. A little dog named Mojo has attended two of my meetings.
  5. The meetings really jack up my allergies.
  6. If you don't have allergies and you do like cats and/or dogs, you should go adopt one from there right now.

Major League Baseball Stadiums

In honor of Yankee Stadium being replaced, here's a list of major league ballparks that T and I have been to:
1. Comiskey Park/US Cellular Field - Chicago White Sox - Go White Sox!
2. Yankee Stadium - stupid Yankees
3. Shea Stadium - Mets
4. Camden Yards - Baltimore Orioles
5. PNC Park - Pittsburgh Pirates
6. Busch Stadium - St. Louis Cardinals
7. Coors Field - Colorado Rockies
8. Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia Phillies - I have been to one more major league ballpark than T has, since I went to this one by myself, which I do not recommend - those Phillies fans are quite rowdy!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Odd Things I've Done This Week

1. yelled at a construction worker
2. took a day off
3. cheated at sudoku

Thursday, September 25, 2008

September Birthdays

  1. my T (today!)
  2. niece, Somerset
  3. quasi-niece and nephew, Sam & Abby
  4. aunt Lauren
  5. cousin Terryn
  6. co-worker Cat
  7. god-daughter Clara
  8. aunt Jehl
  9. co-worker John
  10. friend Jeff (happy belated birthday, Jeff!)
  11. lots of other cousins

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Upcoming Shows I Will Be In

1. WHITE/BOX/GROUP/SHOW2 at [5]art Artist Collective in Tampa - October 10-31
2. Local Color, a group show curated by Michel Allen, at Biggs Powell Interior Design & Antiques here in Memphis - opens October 24
3. Separate Story at The Ned McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center in Jackson, TN - November 5 - December 31

Monday, September 22, 2008

Lately I Find Myself...

1. giving my computer the bird
2. getting angry with other drivers every time I drive
3. drinking Diet Cokes even though I know I shouldn't

Sunday, September 21, 2008

International Goat Days Festival

1. goats

2. more goats

3. anvil shoot (click on this one to look at it bigger - note the black speck WAY above the explosion - that's the anvil!)

4. where the anvil landed

5. old tractors

6. old Jeeps

7. goat herding

8. an award-winning goat

9. largest goat contest

10. a billy goat

Friday, September 19, 2008

Remind me to tell you about...

1. Goat Days International Festival
2. Upcoming shows I will be in
3. September birthdays
4. Meetings at the Animal Shelter
5. How much I love Tim Gunn
6. The opening reception for my show at CaseWorks
7. My Myers-Briggs personality type

Monday, September 15, 2008

Bad/Good: Things I Wore in the 90's

1. oversized denim shirt with black leggings (you know you wore this, too)
2. potato-sack-like dresses
3. overall shorts
4. plaid flannel shirts
5. more plaid flannel shirts
6. brown velvet overalls
7. giant black Mary Janes with white socks
8. crocheted vests (plural!)
9. oversized sweaters
10. hats

1. Levi's 501's
2. black turtlenecks
3. Chuck Taylors
4. T's dad's army jacket
5. hats

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

25 Things for 10 Years

Last week was my 10th anniversary at the UrbanArt Commission. Here are just a few things I've done in the 10 years I've been there:
  1. Walked across the trestle over Cooper Street that Jill Turman's art is on now.
  2. Drove Vito Acconci to the airport.
  3. Had dinner with Dennis Oppenheim.
  4. Managed around 50 completed projects.
  5. Curated about 20 shows for the County Mayor's office, leading to the purchase of artwork by at least 20 artists.
  6. Moved our office 5 times.
  7. Set up a computer network for our office just by clicking around until it worked.
  8. Presented at City Council committee meetings at least 4 times.
  9. Wrote at least a dozen grants.
  10. Traveled to New York, Seattle, DC, Nashville, Clarksville, Palm Beach, Las Vegas and Philadelphia for conferences and such.
  11. Had a meeting about a pig.
  12. Scraped grout.
  13. Emptied wet stuff out of an office that had been drenched with water used to put out a fire in the office above.
  14. Toured the abandoned police headquarters on Adams.
  15. Berated by a woman with lipstick on her teeth.
  16. Visited a lot of studios!
  17. Visited a farm in Frayser.
  18. Climbed scaffolding.
  19. Attended a very fancy party.
  20. Spoke on the radio a couple of times.
  21. Interviewed maybe 100 artists?
  22. Planned too many events to count.
  23. Employed about 15 interns.
  24. Made some good friends.
  25. Learned A LOT.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

List for Installing

Come see my show tomorrow!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
by Elizabeth Alley

University of Memphis
Communication & Fine Arts Building
Opening Friday, September 5, 5-7:30pm

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Movies We Discussed at Bookclub Tonight

  1. Hero
  2. Enchanted
  3. Junebug
  4. Cold Comfort Farm
  5. The Maltese Falcon
  6. Once
  7. Smart People
  8. The Lives of Others
  9. About a Boy
  10. White Oleander

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hurricane Terminology

More lingo we've learned about hurricanes and hurricane coverage, to add to the ones we learned from my sister:

  1. After a hurricane, city officials like to "take a drive-by" to assess damage.
  2. "Overtop" is apparently an actual word.
  3. "Contraflow" - not sure what that means, but we think it's related to traffic.
  4. "eye-wall"
  5. "dirty side"
  6. "wind event"
  7. "rain event"
  8. "flooding event"
  9. Hurricanes involve "spurts of water."
  10. They also may involve "projectiles."
  11. "cone of uncertainty" (that one may be my favorite new phrase!)