NATIONAL DANCE DAY, a grassroots initiative that encourages the nation, young and old, to move! Individuals, families, organizations and communities from across the nation come together through their creative expression in dance. Any style of dance is welcome and imagination is recommended in order to get the most out of this celebratory day.To continue to generate national awareness for dance, a medium of expression and storytelling which, through shows like So You Think You Can Dance, has proven its value in bringing individuals from all walks of life together through a positive platform that has no boundaries and cultivates imagination and passion. Most importantly, the day is intended to promote health and wellness nationwide.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Thanks Ladies for a great night!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Max and I spent the weekend in New York City. On Friday we had dinner at Dos Caminos as part of Restaurant Week.
Saturday we walked around Soho (despite the 90+ temperatures). I had a bagel and cream cheese for from Dean & Deluca on Broadway - that place is heaven! Max had a small red velvet cupcake from a street cart, followed by a gyro from a street fair (on Bleecker St. from Broadway - 6th Avenue). He bargained in Mandarin for me to get three pairs of earrings for $20.
Saturday night was Angela & Alan's wedding at the Tibeca Rooftop. What an amazing space! Perfect for a New York wedding.
Sunday we had a light breakfast at Jacques Torres Chocolate. Took the Acela train back to DC.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Saturday, July 03, 2010
Last night Max and I went to Wolf Trap to see the Gipsy Kings. We got the tickets for free from a neighbor and it included access to the Encore Circle - free drinks and free food! It was such a great night. We had alot of fun and really enjoyed the music.
Friday, July 02, 2010
A long-awaited new release from Ray Hsu.
Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon, the follow-up to Ray Hsu’s award-winning first collection, Anthropy, is the second book in a prospective trilogy that explores the “grammar of personhood.”
Whereas Anthropy approached the human condition through the prism of first-, second- and third-person perspectives, Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon uses the grammatical concepts of singular and plural as grid-lines to chart contemporary life and concerns both harrowing and humane. Extending from this principal division, Hsu explores the borders between civic engagement and domesticity, dissent and accord, freedom and restriction—each of these are tested against another and framed by the tension between the collective and the individual. With Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon, Ray Hsu presents our landscape in stark light, confronting the human drama that is manifesting within our lives, and investigating how we make sense of ourselves and the world we have wrought.
Ray is a friend of mine from the University of Toronto. We both studied English and were neighbors for several years.
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Max and Slav had sushi to start. They seemed to like it very much. I had the strawberry! :)
For dinner I had the crispy duck which was fantastic. Slav had the pad thai which he enjoyed. Max had a chicken cutlet like dinner which was also very tasty.
Plus the price is right! Half the entrees were under $10. And Slav got to try a new Japanese soda, Ramune. It's very interesting - there's a marble in it. Oh, and my fortune cookie:
Do the right thing because it is right. Have the courage to face it.
"Canadians are generally indistinguishable from Americans, and the surest way of telling the two apart is to make the observation to a Canadian." - Richard Staines
"Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States." - J. Bartlet Brebner
"When I'm in Canada, I feel this is what the world should be like." - Jane Fonda
"Canada has never been a melting-pot; more like a tossed salad." - Arnold Edinborough
"I read and learned and fretted more about Canada after I left than I ever did while I was home. I absorbed anything I could on topics that ranged from folklore to history to political manifestos... I ranted and raved and seethed about things beyond my control. In short I acted like a Canadian." - Will Ferguson
"The natural beauty of Canada is extraordinary." - President Barack Obama
"In history class, in seventh grade (or as we like to say in Canada, grade seven) we learned the story of the American Revolution — from the British perspective. Turns out you were all a bunch of ungrateful tax cheats. And you weren’t very nice to the Loyalists. What I miss most about Canada is getting the truth about the United States."— Malcom Gladwell