Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Is it just me, or does the new Secretary of the Smithsonian look like the Captain of the Titanic? This is Secretary Wayne Clough (above). And this is Captain John Smith (below), the guy who went down with the famous ship. Reincarnation? Just wondering.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
He probably thinks I should take one of these. All I wanted was to declutter the house so we could put Christmas decorations up. However, I don't think my delivery was, well, nice.
I'm sure if I was drugged, I would have been much friendlier about it.
But really, I'm more of a swear my head off and give the finger kind of girl.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
On StumbleUpon.com and came across the website OneSentence.org. The point of the site is to tell a story in one sentence. So far my favorite is:
After I tricked my little brother into eating a Jalapeno pepper for the first time, I told him eating another one would cancel out the spiciness of the first.
This is a picture of my brothers last Christmas. I'm sure if the opportunity presented itself, Bryce would do this to Eric.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I've recently come across a museum while online located Amherst, Massachusetts that has me ready to hop in my car and head north. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has developed a collection of artwork that really should receive more recognition than it usually does. If you've heard Eric Carle's name before it's probably because of his classic (and a Sadiebug favorite) The Very Hungry Caterpillar, first published in 1969. Since then he has published over 40 children's books that are currently in print. The 40,000 square foot museum opened in 2002 and includes a library, art studio, exhibition space and an auditorium. The museum is very family friendly and definitely a great place to stop while on vacation in the Northeast.
The museum has highlighted artists such as the Spiderwick Chronicle's Tony DiTerlizzi (seen below) as well as family favorites Dr. Seuss, Mo Willems of Knuffle Bunny fame, and illustrator Dorothy Kunhardt who illustrated Pat the Bunny in 1940:
And you can also purchase exhibition catalogs and posters, as well as a multitude of other books, classroom supplies, and gifts. This is a great site to explore with their virtual tour and information for professional illustrators as well as visitors who just appreciate children's book art.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
This one is: Mary GrandPré, “Olivia Opal in Rumplestiltskin,” 2001, from Once Upon a Fairy Tale by various authors (Viking Press). Pastel on paper. On loan from Irwin Terry and Bill Campbell.
Friday, November 14, 2008
It's been one of those days. And it makes me feel better. Just make sure the kids don't hear it. I warned you.
Basically, the warm Obama vibe has at least temporarily left Washington, DC. Everybody is back to being a jerk. Particularly the ones on the Metro. When you have locals, slow-pokes, tourists, type-A's, businessmen, sassy women with a lot of 'tude, and pompous blowhards all on the same train, ugly things are bound to happen. That is when I think of all these lovely words. Especially when the escalators don't function and I'm late for work.
Monday, November 10, 2008
The fact is, the military is far more complicated and infuriating than the media reports. It's full of problems and issues that are continually brushed under the carpet. I'm hoping that with this next administration, there will be more transparency to show the issues these soldiers face and how the federal government is responding to those needs. Military families are going through difficult times right now, and I hope those programs get the funding they rightfully deserve. On that note, Happy Veteran's Day.... and I hope you all enjoy this beautiful photo of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC from my friend Brent Tomerlin