I am (recently) often remiss in updating my blog. The cure? Probably I will have to begin limiting my Facebook-time. (sigh).
It appears my excitement over Facebook has become a bit of an obsession. I deliberately ignored Facebook most of this weekend, and ended up forgetting to check my e-mails, too! Not good.
So here's what I did, instead of Facebook-ing all weekend.
On Saturday, Hansoo and I attended The Cumming Greek Festival. Smaller than the Atlanta Greek Fest, but with a cozy feel, room to walk around without huge crowds, lovely vendors with jewelry, coins, cosmetics, paintings, etc...
and the food! The same great variety of veg-friendly entrees and meat(lamb, beef; chicken and pork are offered, too)selections one would see at Atlanta Greek Fest, but the Cumming Greek Fest gives you much larger portions!
Great desserts(I loved eating baklava, after over 6 years of not being able to consume it!) and pastries(the kourabiedes--Greek Easter/Wedding-cookies were mouth-watering-ly good!), too.
The past two days have been very chilly, and even a bit rainy, but that did not dampen our enthusiasm.
On Sunday, we attended the Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta(GRRA)'s Annual "Retriever Romp" at Blackburn Park in Dunwoody, to show support for this marvelous rescue-group, and to show off our sweet "Louie", our quickly aging, but still smiling Golden Retriever, who we adopted from GRRA, way back in October, 1998!
Our newest little love, "Afton" was in fine form. A German Shepherd who we adopted from "Big Canoe Animal Rescue" this past (2009) June, she seemed delighted to see so many "other Louies" running around.
Special thank you to Julie, the GRRA volunteer who shot a few pics of us and to whom we shared our joy of doggies!
Also, big hugs to the owners of "Emma Jo", formerly known as "Journey", a lovely Golden they adopted, after she was saved after being found discarded(with puppies)in a dumpster! While her puppies did not survive, Emma Jo has, and she is a sweetheart!
God Bless all these folks who open their homes--and their hearts!!
COMING UP, SOON:
*"Voices Carry", the annual Atlanta event which features poets from around the world.
I'll be updating with all the details, very soon!
*"I See Straight People", a spoken-word and poetry benefit for the AQLF(Atlanta Queer Literature Festival),
I'll have details on this soon, too!
*"Lend Me An Ear", the annual charity event at New American Shakespeare Tavern, with radio plays performed live, by SAG/AEA/AFTRA talent, and proceeds from ticket-sales going directly to The Atlanta Community Food Bank, to feed hungry families.I'll be featured as "Laurine" in "A Logic Called Joe", in an episode of the sci-fi series, "Dimension X".
Interested in attending "Lend Me An Ear"?
Here's the scoop:
The 6th Annual ''Lend Me An Ear!''
This year's theme: "A Six-Pack to Go!"- A 6 Part Olio
A benefit for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Don’t miss this fabulous evening of Old Time Radio presented live on stage by over 30 local members of AFTRA, SAG, and Actors Equity! Come join in the laughter as we celebrate America's Golden Age of Radio with some of Atlanta's finest actors and voice talent. The evening will include the folksy VIC AND SADE starring Bill Tush of the TBS Tush Show; broad comedy with THE JOE PENNER SHOW; a soap opera with WHISPERING STREETS; light mystery with MR. & MRS. NORTH; science fiction with DIMENSION X; and a musical spoof with DICK TRACY IN B FLAT.
Doors open to the public at 6:15 PM and English fare and beverages including beer and wine will be available. General Admission is $15 (plus $3.00 service fee for online sales) and all proceeds go to Atlanta Community Food Bank! Seating is first come, first served. There is public parking at Emory Midtown Hospital (formerly Crawford Long Hospital), show your ticket stub for a discount!
Come join in the laughter and celebrate
America's Golden Age of Radio!
Monday, October 26, 2009 at 7:30 PM
New American Shakespeare Tavern
499 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (404) 239-0131
Map & Directions