Here There Wherever – Events
So I have decided to do an advent calendar here. I am not much of a Chrissy person, but here is my attempt to spread some cheer this year….
Christmas – Day 1
Then there are some other suggestions here
Go Ice Skating
Watch It’s a Wonderful Life, make spiced cider.
Make Christmas Cookies for friends.
Find Mistletoe, hang it in our house and kiss under it.
Address and Mail Christmas Cards
Go to Borders and Pick out one new Christmas CD.
Go to The Nutcracker
Handel’s Messiah Sing Along
Leave out wooden shoes on December 5
Go to the Oakland Temple to see the Nativity
Make Thick Hot Chocolate and Homemade Marshmallows
Host a Christmas Sweater Party
Put up a ribbon sash for Christmas cards
Donate canned goods
Give neighbors a present
Put up a wreath
Make a Gingerbread house
Make a popcorn garland
Make hot chocolate and read The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Sing (or listen) to favorite Christmas songs
Drive around to see neighborhood lights
Go out and see public light display
Read Christmas story from the Bible and the Book of Mormon
Open a gift (new stocking or pajamas or pillowcase)
Make a family traditional dessert
Eat out at a festive restaurant
Go to a seasonal movie
Tell stories of childhood Christmas around the fire
Have a romantic candlelit dinner by the Christmas tree
Make decorative sugar cookies
Sign up to purchase gifts for a needy child
Host a Christmas dessert party
Write out a Christ-centered goal to start early for the New Year
Have a movie party (classic Christmas clips)
Go to a Christmas Concert
Attend City tree lighting event
Have a full traditional breakfast while listening to Christmas music
Here There Wherever – Events
Now that it is summer, does anyone want to host an outdoor movie?
For some more ideas look here and here
A picture of life in the New South Wales town of Wagga Wagga in the mid 1960s. Made by The Commonwealth Film Unit 1966. Directed by Rhonda Small. Part of the Life in Australia series The Commonwealth Film Unit turned it’s cameras on Wagga Wagga, midway between Australia’s two largest cities Sydney and Melbourne, as an example of an Australian Regional city with an eye to the future.
Following on from my post yesterday, here is another look at Art, Ferris Bueller style.
The following is found in Wiki…
Institute of Chicago
According to Hughes, the scene at the Art Institute of Chicago was “a self-indulgent scene of mine—which was a place of refuge for me, I went there quite a bit, I loved it. I knew all the paintings, the building. This was a chance for me to go back into this building and show the paintings that were my favorite.” The museum had not been shot in, until the producers of the film approached them. “I remember Hughes saying, ‘There are going to be more works of art in this movie than there have ever been before,'” recalled Jennifer Grey.
Art featured in the sequence includes:
“And then this picture (Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte), which I always thought this painting was sort of like making a movie,” explained Hughes. “A pointillist style, which at very very close to it, you don’t have any idea what you’ve made until you step back from it. I used it in this context to see that he’s (Cameron) looking at that little girl. Again, it’s a mother and child. The closer he looks at the child, the less he sees. Of course, with this style of painting. Or any style of painting really. But the more he looks at, there’s nothing there. I think he fears that the more you look at him the less you see. There isn’t anything there. That’s him.”