Dinner at Wahoo for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 9/14

My daughter’s best friend, Jessica Murphy is now working for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and has arranged a fundraiser this Monday September 14th at Wahoo. Enjoy farm to table dining while supporting blood cancer research and patient services. Tell your server you wish to donate 10% of your bill to LLS. Reservations are available for parties of 5 or more. Come on and join us there.

News Flash 8/24/2009: Grant Henry AKA Sister Louisa Finally Starts Blogging

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Grant finally went and took the plunge. Over at New Tricks we have been helping Grant with a blog website design for his Grant Henry AKa Sister Louisa website the past several months. The problem is that we have been doing it in drips and drabs, which I don’t recommend. Much easier to get it all done in a week or so so you don’t forget where you were in the process. Anyway, I am very happy that this artist, philosopher, bartender and friend finally started posting. I know he hasn’t even gotten warmed up yet. He called his debut a “flabby” opening, so when he really rolls it out it will be something to behold. Grant’s post that he originally posted in Hollis Gillespie’s Creative Loafing column about why he is the happiest man alive is very moving. You have to read it since it shows the other side of the “Out There” Grant.

When I was blogging here a lot, before New Tricks started sapping all my blogging energy, Grant’s comments on my blog were the best thing going. I really looked forward to his whacked out view of things being that he is one of the funniest people I know and respect. Once I wrote a post about a lifesize artists model that my sister’s husband John named Eileen – because she did. Within an hour Grant sent me a full portfolio of photos of a male life size artist model, Lucious Lamar, in lewd poses. It was and is hilarious.

One of Grant’s many and main claims to fame is his Sister Louisa art. He collects religious paint by numbers and then paints his wisdom and creative insanity on them. As a former Catholic school girl, I really get this. Check it out and check out his blog. Yea, Grant, you have “Catapulted yourself into Greatness” !

Cool Little Eye-Fi solves Photo Uploading Woes

eye-fi_card_sharergbThis falls in the category of a very cool new trick. Sometimes something comes along that truly makes one’s life easier. I know there are always new technologies coming down the pike but how many times do you get something and you can barely understand how to use a tenth of it? So now I am here to share with you what might be one of your most used devices of the year. Introducing Eye-Fi. This is a little orange 4 gig memory card that goes into your camera to replace your old one and then it is magic. You go stand within ten feet of your computer and depending on which level you get it will 1) upload all of the photos on it to your computer, or 2) your computer and a website (like Flickr) or 3) your photos and movies to your computer and a website. Now how is that for a dream answered?

I have been telling our City Councilman, Kwanza Hall that he needs to stop taking pictures with his Blackberry because they are all blurry. Kwanza is active on Facebook and Twitter and is all over Atlanta. He posts lots of fuzzy photos that cause you to squint and wonder if you are going blind. I asked him about it and he said that he can’t use his little camera because the memory card is always full. He explained that being on the run he forgets to go through the tedious process to unload his photos. Now I have just solved his problem. All of Atlanta will be thanking me for getting him squared away with this little piece of new technology. Chalk this one up to a New Trick that is going to make us all really happy.

Furminator Deals with Effects of Global Warming

What I want to know is why is my dog shedding like crazy the week before Christmas? Is this a side effect of global warming? There are huge puff balls of hair floating around the house two hours after vacuuming. At least only one of the three Bassets is such a fur burger.

This afternoon in preparation for the holidays, I decided to get out the Furminator. I was wearing black fleece pants and a fleece vest and I have to say that was not the best furminating outfit. Like the picture portrays, I filled up an entire garbage bag with dog hair but I had been sitting on the ground so when I got up I was covered in hair. Not just a little hair but more like a heavy layer of fur all over my clothes. Duane had to vacuum me off before I could put my clothes in the washer. I have vacuumed the dog before but I have yet to put him in the washer.