Monday, October 22, 2007

Other People's Lists 3

It's like they are begging to be featured...
  1. at home she feels like a tourist's 10 things I still have to do in Memphis
  2. theology&geometry's Random Things That are Awesome
  3. another from 5ives

Friday, October 19, 2007

Other People's Lists 2

  1. a field guide to urban memphis' screen time - a list of possible things to do on a beautiful weekend day
  2. artbutcher's Question for the Artbutcher Group to Answer, which lists local artists not getting enough exposure - lots of good discussion going on there
  3. Daddy Likey's Effective and Portable Means of Self-Defense - guarding yourself from harm, fashionably

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cool Things at the Metal Museum

From last weekend's Repair Days at the National Ornamental Metal Museum
1. old cards

2. fire!

3. decorative metal with alligator

4. the Mighty Mississippi

5. anvil

6. more fire

7. my repaired bracelet!!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Other People's Lists

  1. John Weeden's Cool List - a fellow-list maker - just things he considers cool
  2. RJA's Five Things About S - for her birthday, a few things about one of my favorite nieces
  3. Secret Agent Mom's Summer in the City - regrets of things not done over the summer
  4. A Field Guide to Urban Memphis's white QUILT - a long rant on global warming
  5. 5ives: Merlin's List of Five Things: Five things you might do with "all that ass" - from the master, this needs no explanation

Saturday, October 13, 2007

A Few Things That I Am Opposed To, On Principle

1. leaf blowers
2. graffiti
3. groomed eyebrows on men
4. Iron Chef America

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

16 Things about T for 16 Years Together

  1. when first dating did nice things for me, like buy dinner for me
  2. gave me an easel
  3. helped me get rid of a crazy roommate
  4. is a good cook
  5. surprised me with a new car to replace the 1972 Superbeetle
  6. likes my family
  7. makes me laugh
  8. took me to New York, Italy & Paris
  9. takes care of me when I'm sick
  10. is proud of me
  11. wrote a song for me
  12. built most of the frame for the six paintings that I did for the Memphis in May poster
  13. lets me drive most of the time
  14. knows how to fix things
  15. buys awesome shoes for me
  16. thinks I'm funny

Friday, October 5, 2007

You Should Do This Tonight

  1. See the show by Beth Edwards & Larry Edwards at Gallery 130, Meek Hall, University of Memphis - reception oh crap was last night so nevermind on that one. But the slide lecture is Thursday, November 1 from 2-4pm at 138 Meek Hall Auditorium, so you still have plenty of time to do that, you just can't do it tonight. (Editor's note: I really need to stop skimming. This show is at the University of Mississippi.)
  2. See work by Michael Constantini & Brandon C. Smith at Perry Nicole Fine Art, 3086 Poplar, from 6-8pm. Lots of stripes and cows - should be good!
  3. See Every One, Every Day by Hamlett Dobbins at David Lusk Gallery. This you must do.
  4. Visit the Downtown Storefront Art - opening reception 6-8pm tonight at the intersection of Union and Main St. - see the first three installations by Melanie Spillman, Dwayne Butcher & Darla Linerode-Henson. There will be a dj and the Peanut Shoppe will be selling snacks. That's right - the Peanut Shoppe! There's no reason for you not to be there.
  5. Go home, put on your fat pants and watch Dr. Who on the SciFi channel, followed by Best Week Ever.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Career Fair

These are questions that kids at the middle school career fair asked today - some were standard questions that all of them asked, some were not.
  1. Do you work Monday through Friday or on weekends?
  2. What other careers have you had?
  3. Do you work with other people?
  4. How do you dress for your job? (My answer: "Like this," pointing to what I wore today. I saw that one girl wrote down as her answer: "all black.")
  5. What did you study?
  6. What kind of skills does this job require?
  7. Did you make this?
  8. What is your day like at work?
  9. What advice would you give to someone who wanted to do this job?
  10. Do you know where the veterinarians are?

Monday, October 1, 2007

Food That I Am Good at Making

1. tuna salad
2. chicken salad
3. home-made frosting
4. turkey meatballs
5. french toast
6. roasted chicken
7. deviled eggs (but not as good as Julie)

I hope to start adding to this list, especially:
1. my family's spaghetti sauce (it's been too long since I've made it)
2. my great-grandmother's biscotti recipe
3. home-made cake
4. scones
5. a meat other than chicken and turkey meatballs