Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Last Night of the Jackals

On Wednesday, April 30th, at 10:15 PM the Jackals will take the ice for the last time. After three ice rinks and two championship wins, the Jackals are hanging up their skates.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Turtle Tie Bidding Ends!

My Turtle Tie bid to sponsor a skater from the Triangle Special Hockey Association has ended. The final bid...

Drum roll please...


I'm going to round that number up and send a check to Triangle Special Hockey Association for a total amount of $150 bucks.

Thanks to everyone who promoted the story, like you crazy bloggers. And a special thanks to everyone who bid, especially the winner ;) I think you made God smile. i know you made me.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Let the Bidding Begin!!

My Turtle Tie is finally up on Ebay! Bid early and bid often!!

Buy My Turtle Tie and sponsor a skater from the Triangle Special Hockey Association

Once upon a time I was contractually obligated to attend a dinner function. The primary invitee, who was very uptight due to the prestige of the event, requested/required that my attire be formal.

I don't mind dressing up but I do mind being forced into the prefab solution that society has (for some reason that escapes me) deemed formal wear for men. There are primarily two choices, dark blue suit with tie, black suit with tie. I picked the later.

A new tie was even purchased for me, a nice green one, and since my old tie wasn't going to be worn, I decided to do what I do best, draw turtles on it.

Then the misunderstanding occurred. The person whom I was contractually obligated to attend said function with thought I was going to wear the turtle tie. Due to the stress and pressure brought on by the fact that society wouldn't approve such a tie, instructions were clearly given that I would not being wearing the turtle tie.

I was slightly offended that my turtle tie was deemed contractually-obligated-function inappropriate. An argument ensued, my premise being that there is something wrong with a society that decides the appropriateness of a tie... especially if it is solely based on a predetermined value. For if my tie had been hand drawn by Picasso, Warhol or Haring, it would surely be deemed appropriate.

Now, I understand that I'm not any of the for-mentioned artist. But I still believe my turtle tie holds value. That is why I plan to sell my tie on Ebay to the highest bidder. All proceeds from the sale of the tie will go to sponsor a skater from the Triangle Special Hockey Association.

I hope you will consider buying my ugly tie. And also get the word out to other people that might want to buy my ugly tie.

My Turtle Tie is finally up on Ebay! Bid early and bid often!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

SCBWI Schmooze

Last Sunday I attended the Raleigh, NC SCBWI schmooze at Quail Ridge books in Raleigh. This was the third schmooze my writing group has held and each one gets better. In the past we had artist Leah Palmer Preiss and author Stephanie Greene as guest speakers. Sticking to our high standards, this year we invited my BFF Frances O'Roark Dowell.

After hearing Frances speak at a previous convention I picked up a copy of Dovey Coe. If you're looking for an outstanding example of voice, search no further. Later, I had the opportunity to hang with Frances last fall at the SCBWI=NC 15 year anniversary conference. Did you know she used to teach high school right here in Raleigh??

Frances said a lot of cool things at the schmooze and fortunately, every one in my crit group took notes. So why are you sitting here reading my blog? Check out these sites... you might even see a picture of me ;)


Sunday, April 13, 2008

If you get a chance, I just posted some new stuff on the Apex High School Art Blog.

Some photos of the Art History Class' Mini Golf Course.

Some photos of the Art One's Tape People Sculptures.

Click here ->Apex High School Art Blog