Saturday, May 10, 2008
They move into condos
up over the ranks,
pawn their souls
to the local banks.
Buying big cars
they can't afford,
ridin' around town
If they want to learn how to live life right
they ought to study me on Saturday night.
-- from "Weekend Glory" by Maya Angelou
My advice is to stay away from the University today. There will be too much traffic and too many people celebrating academic achievement -- or having avoided it and still getting a degree. There won't be as many fans celebrating graduation as would attend a football game, but it will still be wise to plan your travel route across town. Watch out for bicycles, too.
There are lots of other things to be doing elsewhere, starting with the Farmers' Market this morning. Thanks to the great local blog Life Plus Kids, families always know all the fun things going on in our area.
Today is also the Washington Elementary School's annual Tour of Homes from noon until 5:00 o'clock. Homes featured on the tour: Bryan & Laureen Benafield-217 E Sutton; Bill & Carol Eaton-412 E Lafayette; Dale & Marilyn Green-1035 N Park; JF & Cindy Meullenet-303 E Sutton; Steven & Melissa Rogers-40 W Prospect; Tom & Tammy Smith-847 N Park; and Rolf & Ceri Wilkin-318 W Ila. Reception & Refreshments at French Metro Anitques 200 W Dickson.
You'll find plenty to do in town this evening, from the Songwriters Round on Mt. Sequoyah to crawling Dickson Street to TheatreSquared's fine new play My Father's War at the Nadine Baum Studio on Spring Street. I'm headed to Eureka Springs for a political science lecture this evening. Former Texas goobernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman will speak at the City Auditorium on his latest book, You Can Lead A Politician To Water But You Can't Make Him Think: Ten Commandments For Texas Politics.
Have a glorious weekend.