Thursday, July 26, 2007

Round Up

I'm a sucker for a two-lane road. Rural Pennsylvania is thick with two-lane roads and nothing was more of a pleasure than to get in the car, and explore these rural gateways. Driving along these scenic roads, surprises seem to lurk around every twist and turn. The Icefields Parkway beckons. I can't think of anything better-the Canadian Rockies and a two-lane road. Here is some more information on the parkway.

More Canadian-Bay of Fundy Blog

I have always been under the impression that Doo Wop was a muscial term. Apparently it is also applied to certain types of architecture. There is a Doo Wop Preservation League that is an organization whose educational mission is to foster awareness and appreciation of the popular culture and imagery of the 1950s and 1960s and to promote the preservation of the largest collection of mid-century or "Doo Wop" resort architecture found in the United States, right here in the Wildwoods.

The magazine Sassy was around after I was a teen, but I know that so many females were very upset when it folded. Kara Jesella and Marisa Meltzer were fans of the magazine and together have penned How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time . I'm always interested to see why magazines fold. Looks like I'll have to add this to my TBR (To Be Read) list.

Urban Outfitters has a blog.

Since I started writing this blog I have menntioned quite a few books. I generally link to Powells. This is really just for information purposes. I am a huge proponent of supporting independent bookstores. So if you are going to purchase a book, try and purchase from an indie. That's my soapbox for this post.

I adore public art. And I would love to see this art installation. Has anyone seen WaterFire? It combines my two favorites-fire and water. I don't know, I keep finding out all of these cool things about Rhode Island. A. and I are looking for a place to relocate. Hmmm.

I have been digging Martini in the Morning (Internet Radio) this week. Was I the last two know about this cool cat?

I remember when the cookbook/memoir Spoonbread and Strawberry Wine came out. I had a copy of it and thought it was delightful. I didn't know that these sisters (and I do mean that both ways) have two restaurants. Miss Mamie's Spoonbread Too and Miss Maude's Spoonbread Too.

I thought that these were called pom-poms. So why is this called a ponathon or ponponathon? I'm very confused. Is it regional? I used to make tons of these when I was a kid, probaby for some Girl Scout project and we called them pom-poms. Here's something about Youth Pom Poms and Pom Pons. Oh, cool, pon pons from nature. They look like they all have Afros.

Look at these Red Etch-It cups.
One of my new blog addictions is Aubrey's Blog . This blog is full of lush,lyrical writing about women, history and art and other topics. Of course I'm partial to the name of the blog since that's my sweetie's name. A name that seems to be a popular girl's name these days. (the new Lindsay Lohan movie, I Know Who Killed Me, that's being advertised for example)

Want to keep up with your Muppet news? Muppet Newsflash.

Look at this Rubik's Cube cake. I'm awed by what the home cook can do.
Yes, I am awed by what Duff and his crew on Ace of Cakes do as well, but the home cook with non-professinal equipment, kids running around, etc,. yet still able to be creative. Hats off to You.!!

Have a great weekend.

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." Albert Einstein

1 comment:

Rhea said...

I've been to Waterfire many times. Very cool. Only thing is that it's gotten too popular. It used to be a magical night. Now it's croweded. I find Providence to be kinda cool.