Wednesday, April 29, 2009

#379 An Albemarle Overture

Our friend Fred is a composer. And last week, we got to hear Fred and the Charlottesville Municipal Band play the world premiere of An Albemarle Overture. Fred, a science librarian by day and a clarinetist by night, composed An Albemarle Overture as a way to evoke what each of us likes about living here in Albemarle County.

Look, I even got him to sign my program...

Yours in appreciating the musical stylings of Elton, Fred, and Bono right here in Charlottesville,

Saturday, April 11, 2009

#378 Need a VCR?

It's the end of an era. Our VCR is no longer needed. We don’t record television programs on VHS tapes. And as of today, we don't have any old family videos on VHS. (They've all been digitized.) I can remember back in 1979 or 1980 buying my first VCR in Bartlesville, Oklahoma when VCRs first became available for home use. If memory serves, my first VCR cost about $1,000 - just slightly less than my monthly salary. Our current VCR now needs a new home. It is a SONY SLV-N60, purchased in 2000 for $150. We've never had a problem with it. Check out the reviews and let us know if you'd like to take it home with you.
If we know you, it's yours for the picking up. Remote control and operating manual are included. And if you'd like to check out our old family videos, many of them have been uploaded to our YouTube account.

Yours in using our blog to clean out our home,

Monday, April 06, 2009

#377 Triangle Modernist Homes Tour

When I told folks in Charlottesville we toured several mid-century modern homes in Raleigh, I was asked "Which century?" The answer is 20th. Two homes we visited were modeled after Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian style, one of my favorites.

Other homes were newer, bigger, and more butterfly-like...

...with beautiful gardens...

...and lots of glass.

Did I mention I like the Usonians?

Thanks to Joyce, our Kansas City friend, and to Erin, our Raleigh friend, for joining in the fun on a gorgeous spring day in North Carolina!

Yours in architectural appreciation,

Friday, April 03, 2009

#376 Friends in Indy

But the thing we like most about Indy is not the new stuff and not the old stuff. It's the humans.

Yours in thanking our Indy hosts,
Kelly and Mary

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

#375 Old in Indy

We like all the old stuff in downtown Indy.

... our favorite street in Lockerbie,

... the NCAA office,

... our favorite pizza place, (Here's Mary with our non-old friends Bobbi and Larry who are now fans of Bazbeaux.)

... the IDEM office next to the state capitol,
... the view from the library steps,

... the original lobby of the downtown library,
... the big head - my favorite street art - in front of Elements.

and my old friend Maeve. (We've been pals since 2005.)

Yours in appreciating the old stuff,