Monday, August 15, 2005

Ad Random

• We went swing dancing at Glen Echo Park last Saturday night. Or at least we tried to. After a $17 million renovation for the park, the Spanish Ballroom is restored to its former glory. Unfortunately, this did not include air-conditioning then, and does not now. They finally opened the upper-story windows for ventilation once the lesson was over. They could have done it sooner. My guess is that if the place had A/C, they couldn't keep the costs down for events there. But that doesn't stop them from a decent ventilation system, including fans on the ceiling and elsewhere, and opening the damn upstairs windows a lot sooner.

• The White House has appointed a new executive chef -- the first woman and first ethnic minority to hold the esteemed position. Her name is Cristeta Comerford, a native of the Philippines, now a USA citizen. Naturally, I had to call Sal and tell her. It's a kababayung thing!

Don Jim reports on the discovery of an old "music video" of Leonard Nimoy (the guy who played "Mr Spock" on Star Trek) singing a tribute to Bilbo Baggins of Tolkein's The Hobbit. It's admittedly a corny piece of work. Coulda been worse, though, Padre. Imagine William Shatner...

• One month from today, the move to the new place should be completed. Details on the home are to come. Meanwhile, we have a collection of photos to give you the ambiance of the neighborhood.

• Oh, and today's the Feast of the Assumption.

6 Comments:

At 8/15/2005 04:15:00 PM, Anonymous your baby sis said...

Congratulations! Hope all goes well with the move. Looks like a charming community ...

 
At 8/15/2005 04:26:00 PM, Blogger David L Alexander said...

Pat, is that you?

 
At 8/15/2005 04:47:00 PM, Anonymous your baby sis said...

Yes, the one and only ...

 
At 8/15/2005 04:48:00 PM, Blogger David L Alexander said...

Watch your inbox for details...

 
At 8/15/2005 07:36:00 PM, Blogger Dymphna said...

Lyndon Johnson's White House cook was a black woman from Texas. She did his family's meals while a fancy cheff did the official meals so technically the Bush chef isn't the first woman.

 
At 8/16/2005 08:34:00 AM, Blogger David L Alexander said...

Dymphna:

The precedent is being set for the position of executive chef. Ms Comerfod is the first woman, and first ethnic minority, to hold that position. The "black woman from Texas" to which you refer, by your apparent admission, did not occupy that position.

"Technically," of course.

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home