Tuesday, June 30, 2009
By the way, the unicorn book was Unicorns I Have Known by Robert Vavra. Out of print, we don't own it. Back to the obvious answer.
Books About Dragons
Graphic source Dover Publications
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Stockman House, 1908, is the only middle class Frank Lloyd Wright house of his Prairie School design in the United States open to the public. Features include Arts and Crafts furnishings and Wright replicas of the period.
So Saturday you can take a break from being outdoors at the Arts Fest and stop in to hear Myron A. Marty at 2:30. It'll be nice and cool. And interesting!
Frank Lloyd Wright Books
Stockman House is open for tours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday through Labor Day. Then 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday Labor Day through Oct. 31
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Encyclopedia of Animals; 2006, p1, per EbscoHost
For more information, just search red pandas in EbscoHost. Be sure to check the 'Full Text' box so you can read the entire article. Or check out the Blank Park Zoo web site.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Wolverine: Not as fun as I'd hoped. Managed to make Wolverine dull. But Sabretooth and the card guy were pretty lively.
Star Trek: loved it. I was a little surprised by the desert gorge in Iowa, but details, details. Great cast, and it captures the feel of the original show.
Angels and Demons: interesting puzzle, beautiful places, and man I would love to get into the Vatican Library! Check out the book cover - it has that text that reads the same upside-down.
Night at the Museum: fun overall. Amy Adams bears no resemblance to Amelia Earhart, but her rat-tat-tat delivery was delightful. Someone get this woman a '30's screwball comedy.
Up: Hi-larious! Didn't even bother to see it in 3-D because that might have distracted me from the fun. And pretty poignant for a movie about a man, a house, and a mess of balloons.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Source: Newsweek; 7/8/2002, Vol. 140 Issue 2, p10, 1/3p, 1 color
Source: Brandweek; 2/27/2006, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p25-25, 3/4p
Friday, June 19, 2009
Graphic Source: Dover
Resources:THE BEST GIFTS FOR YOUR DAD. Author: Sonnenfeld, Barry
Esquire; Jun2009, Vol. 151 Issue 6, p26-26, 1p as found in EbscoHost
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Vilsack makes Juneteenth an official Iowa holiday
2002 4 12
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Each person on each team writes down the name of one celebrity and puts the name in a hat.
The first round you get your teammates to guess by describing the person without using their name. Get as many as you can in one minute. Now pay attention: each round uses the same original celebrity names. Remember those and the game is much easier. Next round, you have to act out the names by using charades. I was unsuccessful at acting out Jane Fonda although I must say I do a mean folding-chair sit-up. Last round, describe the celebrity in one word. Oh, and I forgot (this is why I don't tell jokes) if you are stymied by a name you can put it back and take a different one. So go, laugh and make fools of yourselves. And if this game does not appeal you can find others in this book.
Games people play : the biggest and best book of party games and activities
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Online Cheese Comparator
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Since Houdini was a famous exposer of medium fraud, this would be a fun read:
Final séance : the strange friendship between Houdini and Conan Doyle
Source: National Media Museum
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
How many ways did Halley's freak people out? Let us count a few.
Source: The official Halley's Comet book
Monday, June 8, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Books on the History of Fashion
Graphic source: Dover
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Elizabeth Berg Books
Monday, June 1, 2009
Books to assist you in your almost-spiritual quest for Simplicity
Graphic Scource: Dover