8690. anomie - 10/20/2008 12:49:19 AM
Day before the wedding:
8691. anomie - 10/20/2008 12:51:18 AM
Bride getting ready:
8692. anomie - 10/20/2008 12:59:54 AM
I won't bore you with ten minutes of straight ceremony, so we'll skip to the after shots with video inserts. In any case, the video portions were done by two novice volunteers I forced into it. And I know it's very hard to hold a camera steady, but we made the best of it.
8693. anomie - 10/20/2008 1:33:05 AM
8694. wonkers2 - 10/20/2008 1:46:48 AM
Nice job! Are they relatives? Children? Friends?
8695. anomie - 10/20/2008 2:03:09 AM
Thanks, Wonk. The bride is my first cousin once removed. Daughter of my first cousin who was at times like a sister when we were kids.
8696. alistairconnor - 10/24/2008 3:02:42 PM
My girlfriend Caroline was seen with Barack Obama, yesterday in Indianapolis.
Photos to follow...
8697. David Ehrenstein - 10/27/2008 8:30:12 PM
Frank O'Hara Day.
8698. David Ehrenstein - 11/4/2008 8:07:51 PM
About Yma Sumac
8699. wabbit - 11/6/2008 3:26:32 AM
R.I.P. Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton, the author of the blockbuster science-fiction novels “Jurassic Park,” “The Andromeda Strain” and “State of Fear,” has died. He was 66.
I remember reading “The Andromeda Strain” when I was ten years old. I still have the first edition stored somewhere. It was my introduction to the Rand Corporation (memories of pseudoerasmus being traded for a halibut), the Odd Man Hypothesis (which, though fictional, made a certain amount of sense to me), classified government science, the idea of first contact, and the problems and possibilities of genetic mutation. All its flaws aside, it was still exciting and fascinating. The 1971 film, currently running on Comcast cable, gave me a certain confidence as an awkward pre-teen geek girl. You don't see women who look like Kate Reid in starring roles anymore.
Bon voyage, Michael Crichton.
8700. wonkers2 - 11/7/2008 4:37:53 PM
R.I.P. John Leonard. Obits are one of the NYT's strong suits. John Leonard
8701. TheWizardOfWhimsy - 11/8/2008 12:05:48 AM
This is finally in stock at Amazon--for those of you with a penchant for melancholy, madness & addiction . . .
8702. wabbit - 11/8/2008 1:54:30 AM
A Mind Apart: Poems of Melancholy, Madness, and Addiction
8703. judithathome - 11/13/2008 5:28:50 PM
Tonight we're going to a cello performance by a Japanese cellist and to see Japanese dancing and have Japanese "snacks"...it's taking place at this gorgeous chapel built by E. Fay Jones which can be seen HERE.
The chapel was built on the grounds of the Lena Pope Home, the orphanage that was the basis for the Greer Garson movie Blossoms In The Dust. A local philanthrophist, Marty Leonard, paid to have Jones build this chapel...it's beautiful and very much influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright.
The event is being sponsored by the Sister Cities program, of which Keoni is a member...a sort of cultural exchange organization. Lord knows what Fort Worth is sending to our sister city in Japan! Probably a country western band with line dancing and TexMex fajitas....
8704. wonkers2 - 11/14/2008 9:32:33 PM
R.I.P. Tuba Man, Edward Scott McMichael
8705. judithathome - 11/15/2008 6:41:29 PM
The evening of the Japanese Sister City event was wonderful...it wasn't a cello, it was a viola and violin and Keoni and I were both moved to tears when the young lady played "Sakura", the Japanese national anthem...I had only ever heard orchestral renditions of that piece and to hear it so exquisitely played on a single violin was too, too beautiful for words.
Afterward, we went to compliment the dancers and musicians and they were astonished to hear an American speaking their language so fluently. The 10 year old girl who danced the first dance was speechless...you could see in her face that she knew she was understanding Keoni but couldn't quite figure out how...ha! In Japan, you speak in a different way to different age groups and Keoni spoke to her as an adult Japanese would speak. It was so cute to see her reaction...
We had expected the "refreshments" to be Japanese but intead, it was a catered affair with poached salmon and grilled asparagus and a wonderful fruit salad...I asked the caterer if the punch contained pineapple juice and she said "Yes....oh my God...Judith!! and Keoni!!" and she hugged us and we realized it was a lady we'd met years ago at a party so we had a little mini-reunion on the spot.
Then, after the event, we went by our favorite Italian restaurant and ran into a couple we haven't seen in months and they had a gallon jug of red wine and asked us to join them...we spent two hours talking and drinking.
Absolutely fantastic evening!
8706. wonkers2 - 11/16/2008 6:44:27 PM
The Subprime Crisis
8707. wonkers2 - 11/17/2008 4:11:42 AM
Just finished watching MSNBC's show on the Jonestown suicide/massacre. Quite well done. Fascinating and horrible story.
8708. judithathome - 11/19/2008 2:01:32 AM
We're about to leave for the Big Band concert at TCU tonight...Keoni just told me I look "classy and beautiful" tonight.
Must be the Cote Du Rhone we had with dinner...
8709. David Ehrenstein - 11/30/2008 6:02:59 PM
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