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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

"Robot Dawg"

This is what happens when I'm only working 6 hours a week...





I call it "Robot Dawg." Music, pic, and vid by me. Starring: Kaiser the Robot Dawg.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

My First College Football Game!

My sister-in-law invited me to go with her to the TCU football game last night, and it was so much fun! The stadium was gorgeous. The fans were totally devoted. And the game was intense! Even though we lost, it was still a heck of a game, going into not one but two overtimes. Although I didn't attend TCU, I'd like to now think of myself as an honorary Frog :)







Friday, September 2, 2016

New "Laphelle" Music!

Okay, so it's not actually Laphelle playing, but it's still some gorgeous new violin music by one of my fave violinists, Lindsey Stirling! Enjoy!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

A Wonderful Anime Film!

I watched this film this weekend at the Modern. In August they do a little anime film festival. It was a great movie. I recommend it to everybody!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Sleepy Kaiser


video

It's so danged hot right now, and the heat makes all of us want to take a nap. Little Kaiser is relaxing in the air conditioning. :)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Hateful Eight

I just wanted to pop in to recommend a movie I watched last night. I got it from Redbox. It's Quentin Tarantino's eighth film, The Hateful Eight.




I was interested to hear the award-winning soundtrack by Ennio Morricone, but I was worried that the film itself was going to make me fidget in my seat with anxiety like Inglourious Basterds did. So I prepared to just sit with my laptop and only half-watch it just in case it made me too uncomfortable.

Well, I was pleasantly surprised! Don't get me wrong - there are some uncomfortable moments, true to Tarantino form, and the way he likes to build the tension. But there was something that was really fun and theatre-like about it. I felt like I was watching a play.

Clocking in at almost 3 hours, it is a movie you might have to watch in installments. We watched half before we went out to dinner and finished it when we got back. That worked out really well.

Also, there is some violence (duh - look at the director), but it's the sort of outrageous, over-the-top type violence that I can handle. It also sort of reminded me of Reservoir Dogs. So if you liked that one, you'll probably also like this one.

Overall, I'm glad I gave it a chance! Here's a bit of that award-winning soundtrack I was telling you about:





And here's a clip from the beginning of the film to whet your appetite :)





If you watch it, let me know what you think!


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Main Street Arts Festival 2016!

This year's Main Street Arts Festival was just as fun as every other year, and this year perhaps even more!





Drew and I had such a good time, especially because we got to share it with my dad, Diane, and Steve.


Me + Drew


Dad + Diane


Steve + Diane + Dad


We found some great art this year for the house, including this beautiful glass piece by artist Andrew Shea.


artist Andrew Shea

artist Richard Hall

Since it's Drew's birthday weekend, Diane was sweet enough to treat him (and me!) with some extra pieces for the house, these two prints:


artist David Frohbieter


And these three pieces, which are so fun! I love how they're posing with the big eyeball statue that recently made its way around the Metroxplex!


artist duo kudu-lah


We also got to see performer "Dizzy Hips" do a hula hoop show. You can see him on the Steve Harvey show in the clip below. (By the way, he's a record-holder in the Guiness Book of World Records because of his tire hula hooping ability!):






We also got to see a band called Squonk (name based on an old Genesis song) perform. They were really groovy! Here is a clip that I found on YouTube. I didn't film this, and it was taken at a different art festival, but you'll be able to get the idea.






I'm already looking forward to next year! :)


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Oscars 2016!

Another crazy year at the Oscars is crossed off my To-Do list! It's pretty clear who Misty dressed up as, but can anyone guess who my movie character was??





I'll give you a hint: "This one goes up to eleven!"

;)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

My First Official City Complaint!

Today I sent my first ever official complaint to a city, and if you're curious, you can check out what I said below. It's about the fracking plant near our house.

They probably won't do anything based on my complaint alone, but hey, I tried. And I might even be mad enough to try other things, like maybe even petitions. We'll see!


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"I'm writing to complain about the fracking plant that is on [_____] We moved to this location almost 3 years ago and haven't had an issue until now. Over the last couple of months, there is a distinct smell of gas in the mornings when I go outside onto my porch. I can only imagine this smell is from the plant, and it's also gotten extremely loud. You can hear the industrial noise of it constantly, even from inside the house. But let's get back to that smell. The fact that I can smell that nasty, egg-like gas smell a block over from where the plant is can't be good. That stuff's clearly getting in the air we breathe. I'm not even sure why we need to drill at this point, given that we have a surplus of gas, and there are so many more options for clean energy. I've seen documentaries about the areas around fracking plants and how that stuff gets into the ground and the water and pollutes it, and some places can even light their tap water on fire! People and animals drink the water and their hair falls out. Not to mention all of the earthquakes, which are very much linked to fracking. I hate those things. They are unnecessary. There's all sorts of clean energy out there we can use to replace it with. But my complaint, as it stands, is that breathing in that gas on a daily basis cannot be good for locals' health. So there's my complaint.


- Carrie Sullivan"

Tuesday, January 19, 2016