Archive for March, 2007

Urban Forest at Inman Perk

The new photography mini-exhibit that went up at Inman Perk this last weekend has its casual opening tonight. This showing of photography by Sara Hindmarch (my wife) puts urban textures and public guerilla art together with the trees and branches that make up the city’s living parts. Beyond that, it’s about trees and light, asphalt and rusted metal, but without a lot of high-falutin’ pretentious double meaning. Trees are pretty. Cities are pretty. It’s that simple.

Photos in the exhibit were taken around Atlanta (plus one in Savannah), so see if you recognize something.
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Crappy School Frustration

My husband and I currently have our house on the market. We love our neighbors, and our house. We adore our neighborhood. We do not love the local elementary school choice. For starters, their website claims that Skyhaven is “a brain-based theme school.” As opposed to all of those other schools where kids don’t use their brains? Who the hell are the idiots coming up with this stuff?
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Delta’s Bounce Back from Bankruptcy

So Delta is supposed to emerge from bankruptcy on April 30. Am I the only one doing the happy dance? I wasn’t a big fan of US Air’s takeover bid, and there’s just something so Atlanta about Delta that I hated the thought of it being run by folks in Arizona.

DL, I’m so proud of you. Big hugs all around.

Pollen Count

Standing on the porch, she looks back at the footprints left behind in the green silt. Cat’s paws, men’s boots, women’s dress shoes. It’s all decorated with the little wormy things that’ve been coming off the trees like rats of a sinking ship.

“Ugh,” she says.

“What?”

“It’s so gross. It’s like the trees are basically having sex all over us.”

“No it’s not,” I say. “Please don’t say that.”

Wanna Hurl?

C’mon out to Dekalb Memorial, grab a hurley and prepare to engage in what’s been called “the worlds fastest sport”. I’ll be the one leaning over and panting, holding up a one-moment-please finger and turning purple. Seriously.

Clan Na nGael is an organization with a focus on promoting Irish language and culture in Atlanta – primarily through sport and in this case, Hurling. So if that’s your bag, baby, please c’mon out and join us. Bring some SPF for your fair skin, a fearlessness of the sliotar and legs that wanna run.

Pic lifted from www.world-guides.com/images/dublin

Ice Cream in Midtown

Having a pregnant wife can make almost any meal an exercise in craving fulfillment.

That said, after lunch this afternoon (Rocky Mountain Pizza) my wife lamented the lack of ice cream choices in Midtown. She mourned the passing of Bruster’s (a personal fave) and Jake’s (and latter, whatever it was called before it closed).

I suggested Marble Slab Creamery on 5th, but she was concerned about walking in the heat (hey, she’s pregnant!) and parking. There’s also a Cold Stone Creamery in Atlantic Station, but both of those don’t feel quite as local as we were thinking (not that Bruster’s is local, but it feels homey).

Does anyone have a secret haunt for frozen treats in Midtown they’re willing to share? I’m all ears.

David Arquette at Criminal Records

So, David Arquette wrote and directed a horror film called The Tripper (requisite MySpace warning), and he is promoting the film tomorrow night at Criminal Records in L5P.

7-8 PM
Criminal Records
March 29, 2007

Via Criminal Records

safe2pee

safe2pee.org – a gender neutral bathroom directory

Submitted without comment, except a call to contribute, seeing as the Atlanta section contains no listings.

Sign Up for That Painting Class

Maybe you said that someday you wanted to take a painting, pottery, or sculpture class. Now is the time.

Sabra Gallery in East Atlanta Village is offering Spring art classes for adults, teens, and children.

You can see the class list here.

Go for it. Get artsy.

Janisse Ray: Author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood

You know I love free stuff. Here’s another one:

One of my favorite books of all time is Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, by Janisse Ray. She weaves the story of her family and her upbringing in a south Georgia junkyard with her love and mourning for the Southeast’s disappearing longleaf pine habitat. It is one of the most beautiful and original works I have read in years.

The author is appearing in Atlanta tonight and tomorrow, as part of Emory’s Creative Writing Reading Series. You can read more about Ray here.

JANISSE RAY, nonfiction writer, naturalist and activist
Monday, March 26, 2007
READING, 8:15 p.m.
Reception and booksigning to follow reading
Joseph W. Jones Room, 311 Woodruff Library

Tuesday, March 27, 2007
COLLOQUIUM, 2:30-3:30 p.m.,
Kemp Malone Library, N301 Callaway Center

Co-sponsored by the Department of Women’s Studies and the Center for Women.

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