Pam/ May 5, 2013/ Around Ann Arbor, Fun Stuff

Yesterday I played Pickleball at the Ann Arbor Y. I’d never heard of Pickleball but was promised it was “super fun”. And, indeed, it was. Pickleball is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood paddles. about the size of a

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Go Comedy

Pam/ May 5, 2010/ Fun Stuff

Last month I had an opportunity to see the improv comedy group Go Comedy. It was really fun to see them make stuff up on the spot. Like everything, I’m sure it gets better with practice. They impressed me with how quick they were and how funny the stuff was … seemingly made up, right off the top of their

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Free Cone Day

Pam/ March 23, 2010/ Around Ann Arbor, Fun Stuff

Another sign of spring … free ice cream! It’s free cone day at Ben and Jerry’s. Go to their website to see if there’s one near you. http://www.benjerry.com/

The Power of Brownies

Pam/ February 26, 2010/ Around Ann Arbor, Cooking, Fun Stuff

It’s been snowy this week here in Ann Arbor … it’s beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Fargo. Monday’s snow was heavy and deep – 10 inches worth. I shoveled a little, took a break, shoveled some more, took a break. Howard, my next door neighbor has a snow blower. He did about 15 feet of my sidewalk

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More Aphorisms

Pam/ February 17, 2010/ Blogroll, Fun Stuff, Random Thoughts

I have been telling my “aphorism story” over and over since my experience at the Penny Stamps Lecture last Thursday. Have also been searching out different aphorisms. Here are a few that I ran across today while looking for something completely different/unrelated! Enjoy! ~Besides the noble art of getting things done, master the noble art of leaving things undone. The

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You Will Teach People to Find Peace

Pam/ May 30, 2009/ Around Ann Arbor, Art, Fun Stuff

Last night I had the good fortune to walk among fortunes embroidered on childrens gowns. Some of the fortunes were quite striking evoking strong emotions – I laughed, was sad and found one I hoped would be mine. I’m not sure I remember them verbatim but here are a few I remember: You will be attracted to cruel women You

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Pam/ May 30, 2009/ Around Ann Arbor, Fun Stuff

For a few hours my friends and I drove around Ann Arbor hitting garage sales. Last night I used gsalr.com to organize our route. It’s a great site and did a pretty good job at giving directions. There were a few times where the route wasn’t exactly the most efficient, but only a few times. The site is easy to

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Pam/ May 22, 2009/ Around Ann Arbor, Art, Fun Stuff

Friday, May 29 Washington Street Gallery (now on Main Street) is hosting an opening of Valerie Mann’s latest art work. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Valerie a couple of times. She’s one of those people I instantly like – she’s friendly, creative, supportive, cute and funny. “Fortunes” is an installation piece of 50 vintage children’s gowns with ‘fortunes’ embroidered

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