Sunday, October 17, 2010

Some blog updates

Just an FYI:

I added a follower button so you can follow this lovely blog. You will also notice that you know have the power to tweet or post to Facebook a post that you fancy.

Aurora 2010

When you think of Dallas Heritage Village (or Old City Park for us Gen Xers) what do you think of? Christmas carolers? That field trip with your 4th grade class?

Well think again. Dallas Heritage Village will be the site for Aurora 2010. The event will be using Dallas Heritage Village as a backdrop for a series of indoor/outdoor art installations. The installations will be using light, video or sound. One of my favorite local photogs, Hal Samples, will have an installation there.

Aurora 2010 will take place on the evening of November 19, 2010. Follow the Facebook page for more info.

Hat tip to Peter Simek over at FrontRow.


When I first heard about Carrotmob I envisioned people in carrot costumes running around forcing people to eat their veggies. That is way better than those banana pub crawls.

Well Carrotmob is not a pub crawl of carrot costumed humans. From the Carrotmob site:

"Carrotmob is a network of consumers who buy products in order to reward businesses who are making the most socially responsible decisions."

Um, ok so what does all that lofty mumbo jumbo really mean?

Businesses compete against each other for the "mob's" business. The businesses compete against each other on how socially responsible they can be. The mob then goes to the winner's business and spends their money. Last week Dallas held its first carrotmob with the winner, LaGrange, agreeing to take a portion of its proceeds from that night to put towards making their business more energy efficient.

Learn more about the Dallas chapter of Carrotmob here.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Where I have been

I was in Minneapolis for a wedding.

Then I went to Austin for the AIA Homes Tour.

Then my laptop died and had to be sent away for service.

Then AT&T got confused and thought when I ordered a wireless router that really meant I wanted to cancel my internet service.

Two phone calls and 4 tech support people later my internet was reconnected. Today I picked up my laptop.

This weekend get ready for a blog blast. I've got a lot to say.