Monday, April 28, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Photo From My Flickr Site.
It's not yet time for the mermaid parade, but it times to start planning.
The Mermaid parade is one of the few places I can celebrate the child within in sheer uninhibited little girlish delight! I can revel in shades of emerald, evergreen, and the ocean. All that sparkles, glitters, bubbles, and dazzles is celebrated as troops of fans, patrons, stars, and circus freaks romp in the spirit of the Annual Mermaid Parade of Coney Island.
A friend of mine is taking her class of seventh graders on the parade, dare I sign up for the parade, do I cross the line from audience member to PARADE marcher? The 2008 Parade will be on Saturday June 21st in Coney Island area of Brooklyn, New York. Dare I organize a troop?
People and/or Animals on Foot Only (marcher fee only - see below)
An Antique Car (see insurance note below in Responsibilities section) ($25 entry)
An Antique Car Accompanied by People on Foot (see insurance note below in Responsibilities section) ($25 plus marcher fee - see below)
A Motorized Float (see insurance note below in Responsibilities section) ($25)
A Motorized Float Accompanied by People on Foot (see insurance note below in Responsibilities section) ($25 plus marcher fee - see below)
A Flatbed Truck (see insurance note below in Responsibilities section) ($100)
A Flatbed Truck Accompanied by People on Foot (see insurance note below in Responsibilities section) ($75 plus marcher fee - see below)
A Non-Motorized Float (Human Powered) ($10 plus marcher fee - see below)
Number of adult marchers in your group:
$10 per adult for 1st - 10th marchers
$9 per adult for 11th - 20th marchers
$8 per adult for 21st - 30th marchers
$7 per adult for 30th or higher marchers
Number of child marchers in your group:
$5 per child for 1st - 10th marchers
$4 per child for 11th - 20th marchers
$3 per child for 21st - 30th marchers
$2 per child for 30th or higher marchers
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I am lucky to have a boyfriend who has cable. When I head over to his and his roommate's boy bachelor pad complete with dirty dishes, unswept floor, leftover food delivery napkins littered about, and a set of turntables, I can always be content that I will have access to the menagerie of channels on their bigger-than-mine TV. I was raised with access to pay channels, Showtime and HBO, and it is something I was once used to. Unfortunately, so far in my stint of New York living, cable* gets vetoed from my budget.
So it's the Food Network for my boyfriend when he comes over, and HBO for me!
The other day we decided to watch John Adams the Original HBO series starring Paul Giamattie and Laura Linney. I must admit I have a bit of a history soft spot** and look forward to watching the completion of the "Epic 7 Part Mini-Series Event" based on the Pulitzer Prize Winning Book by David Mccullough.
As I get older the lessons of the earlier years of school begin to fade, an occasional re-cap is necessary to keep some of the knowledge in the ole noggin up to speed. I have yet to watch the conclusion but I am on the edge of my seat to see the tales of our second President.
*Well, my roommate and I have the lower tier of cable, meaning no MTV, Sundance, IFC, but channels like Spike, Food Network, etc come in.
** I won the history award at my eighth grade graduation!