Friday, September 30, 2011

Banned Books Week

...Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States. 

Here is a list of banned/frequently challenged classics. I am proud to say that a good many of them are on my book shelf.  I think the best thing to do during Banned Books Week is read a banned book and share it with a friend.  

Monday, September 26, 2011

Casting News

Have you ever seen the movie Steel Magnolias?

Did you know that before it was a movie it was a play?

Are you aware that the play is still being performed today? 
The most recent production will be by the SRV Drama 
Department with Dagny Eckert in the lead role of  M'lynn. 

Dagny is very excited to be part of the production and is
 looking forward to taking on such a challenging role.  

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Back To The 80's

When I asked Dagny if she would be going to the 'Welcome Back Dance' at school she sat me down and had a little talk with me. She explained that high school dances are not the way I remember them, now they are all about rap music and freak dancing. She told me that people no longer know how to dance facing each other and "school dances are not like a John Hughes movie" How sad is that?  Back in the day the dances I went to were straight out of a John Hughes movie and they were awesome.  I told Dagny how disappointed I was that she was missing out on that kind of awesome, then we decided she didn't have to miss out on it because we could make it happen right in our own home. Dagny invited her friends, I made some snacks and decorations, and we turned our front room into a dance floor.

This is the invite she sent out -
...Have you ever wished you could go to a school dance and dance to music you like, with people you like, without that one guy from your math class grinding someone right behind you? A dance the way dances should be? Well, I'm throwing a 'Welcome Back Dance' at my house! It's going to have great music, lots of snacks, and lots of awesome. 

There was lots of awesome, it was a night that would have made John Hughes proud.  

Saturday, September 10, 2011

# 60

Welcome to the Wolf Pack

Dane has been living and breathing football since practices started in June.  All those long, hot, days and hours of hard work pay off when the season starts and you get to actually play the game.  Dane's team started out the season with a big win, very exciting.  I love watching him play and it's fun to go to the games and cheer with the other parents, I think we are all going to have a great season. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Together We're Giant

They say that after the 2010 baseball season the Giants are a part of you. That's definitely true in our family.  We love our Giants and we have a lot of fun watching them play.  I used to think baseball was boring but that was because I didn't really understand the finer points of the game. Also, being invested in the players helps keep it interesting.  We spent an amazing afternoon at AT&T park watching the Giants play the Astro's, the Giants lost but it was a very exciting, close game. We had awesome seats and were surrounded by fun people, it was like a big party. The Giants play in arguably the best park in the major leagues, it's absolutely gorgeous inside and out. Always a highlight of live baseball, the food.  I'm not talking about hot dogs, they have those, but they also have stuff that you wouldn't believe is at a baseball game. Fish n' Chips? Crab sandwich?  Only in San Francisco. 

Go Giants!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Moment Of Zen


I'm thinking this would be a mighty nice place to be right now.