Posts Tagged ‘I know it’s hot outside but that’s not an excuse’

The largest nose in Lakewood

Posted by    |    July 18th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Shakespeare Dallas presents Cyrano de Bergerac

Relax.  I’m referring to Cyrano de Bergerac’s nose, not yours.  You can check it out but you better hurry –  this Friday’s your last day! Shakespeare Dallas brings you Edmond Rostand’s classic tale of unrequited love, mistaken identity, poetic comedy and affliction of the…umm, rather…large variety. Join Cyrano, his nose and Shakespeare Dallas this Wednesday, Thursday or Friday evening at Samuel-Grand Ampitheater. Showtimes begin at 8:15 PM and tickets are available online. We think you’ll agree – this hopeless romantic’s wit and humor are Texas-sized.  Along with his schnazz.

Cool it down.

Posted by    |    July 15th, 2011 at 6:31 pm

It’s a shame you missed the party yesterday.  But considering it was a pity party, you might be glad you did.  My “I’m over summer” pity party started as I got in my car yesterday afternoon.  The temperature gauge on my dashboard said 110. For added emphasis, please indulge me and let me spell that out for you…one hundred and TEN degrees.  Thank you.  My make-up was well on it’s way to being completely melted off of my flushed face.  My seat sizzled as it almost set my jeans on fire.  I winced as I touched the scalding hot steering wheel, knowing that the lovely feeling of cold air blasting out my AC was still several long minutes away.

By the way, this story has a happy ending…stay with me.   (more…)

Spray it, don’t say it.

Posted by    |    June 8th, 2011 at 1:05 am

Leslie Knope

I love the show Parks and Rec.  Seldom do I miss it – and when I do, my DVR doesn’t. Leslie Knope, Deputy Director of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation department, takes enormous pride in her city parks – and most of the time, to the eye-rolls and irritation of her co-workers. Her endearing enthusiasm drives her to go to great lengths for the city she’s devoted her life to. And for that, I thank her…because it makes for great television.

Max's buddy Cooper playin' in the spray

I had a Leslie Knope moment today at the Lake Highlands North Recreation Center. For all you moms out there, this diamond in the rough is only a stone’s throw away from Lakewood – and the ideal way to get revenge on the sweltering, Texas heat. The park features two play-scapes (one for older children and another for younger), a pavilion, pool, rec center…and SPRAY PARK! Having never been to a spray park before, I was rather impressed. Yes, I’m a first time mom, so all you veterans with years of motherhood under your belt, please excuse my naivete. This thing was awesome.  My son, Max, was all smiles as he stood on the peripheral taking it all in.  Slowly but surely he ventured closer to the water and once he did, I heard squeals of delight and excitement from a distance as he took off to explore every water fall and spray spout available.

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Get festive

Posted by    |    June 1st, 2011 at 6:49 pm

July 4th is practically knocking on our door and I, for one, couldn’t be more excited.  Nothing says summertime than fireworks, hot dogs, watermelon and some good ‘old patriotic pride.  Whether it be with family, friends, in the shade or on the water – how do you plan to celebrate the 4th? Will I be seeing you at The Lakewood 4th of July parade?

Flop

Posted by    |    August 12th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

This may be the Highland Park chick in me speaking, but, I’d heard a lot of great things about the grandeur that is Swiss Avenue, and all I have to say is: not so much. Driving down the avenue, my eyes were met with unmanicured lawns and houses that seriously need to be gutted in order to receive my stamp of approval. If you own a large home on a street whose name is synonymous with “McMansion” I think you can afford a landscaping service. Please, mow your lawn.