Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Detour to PARTY LAND!!!

Okay, it was 6:30 this morning and I was riding on the Bus of the Living Dead. No one was talking. Everyone had that glazed over look.

Then the bus driver missed a turn. All she had to do is go one block and make a u-turn. But that little detour suddenly animated everyone! Everyone was talking! Everyone was laughing!

In the blink of an eye we were transformed into the PARTY BUS!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Celebrity Sighting

I saw Marin Alsap walking out of Sasha's on Charles Street this evening.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Dancing Fools

Two weekends ago I competed in Mobtown Madness: a huge scavenger hunt across Baltimore.

Today my picture showed up on their website:

That is my team performing "A Spoonful of Sugar" on the Clifton Lake stage. They didn't even give us bonus points for including dance with our song, and yet they put our picture at the top of the webpage. BITTER!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Lala & the Hummer

Yesterday I got off the bus and was walking home when my neighbor, Lala, pulled up in her black Hummer and offered me a ride home. I accepted. As we were driving she told me the Hummer's name is Mohammed.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Get Over It

I invited Amy Winehouse here, but she wouldn't come.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Teaching in Hollywood

I went to see the movie My One & Only last night. The film takes place in New York City, Boston and Pittsburg, but they are all filmed in Baltimore.

Several of the scenes are filmed at the Institute of Notre Dame, where I teach! So when you go, look for these scenes:

1. When Renee Zelwegger gets out of jail and has a conversation in the hallway of her apartment building, that is actually my school; filmed two floors down from my classroom. There is also another scene in that hallway with Kevin Bacon.

2. The scene where they are rehearsing Othello was filmed in the auditorium at my school.

3. We are thanked in the closing credits, too.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

The Ghosts of Industry

I rode my bike to church this morning, and after mass I rode the Jones Falls Trail. The Jones Falls Valley is a spooky place. It is cool and shady with a beautiful river flowing through, but among the trees are the abandoned hulks of old mills from the 19th century. Train tracks appear and disappear in the overgrowth; occasionally there is even a train on the track:

This place was obviously a huge industrial zone long ago:

I thought this curved, wooden section of this old factory looked cool:

Many factories in the 19th century had spires. I wonder why:

Abandoned factories have a lure to them. They make me want to climb over the fence and explore. I resisted the urge ... for now.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

One of the Eleven Best Days of Summer

I went to the Maryland State Fair today with Amy. I looooove the State Fair!

We watched a cow show. My cow didn't win, though.

We saw the governor and posed with him!

I ate a crab cake with a side of sweet corn and birth control.

I looked at the huge vegetables!

Shouldn't that be "FAIRER parking"?