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Eagle Cam at the Norfolk Botanical Garden

Check this out: Eagle Cam

The Norfolk Botanical Garden has a camera on an eagle’s nest there, so you can check up on it at any time. They also have a blog where they keep people up to date with what’s going on in the nest: Eagle Cam Blog Pretty cool.

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Speaking of living and laughing …

Elvis Presley, courtesy Wikimedia CommonsLast night, Dan, Barbara, Bill and I went to see the Governor’s School for the Arts performers in a production of “All Shook Up” at the Roper Performing Arts Center in downtown Norfolk. It was great! Toe-tapping music and a lot of cute jokes, as well as love mix-ups a la Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

The synopsis says: “A new musical using 24 Elvis Presley tunes – but not based on his life story. Instead, it’s the story of a small-town girl who dreams of hitting the open road, and the guitar-playing roustabout who brings romance, rebellion and rock ‘n’ roll into her life.”

We’ve seen the GSA before, and they’re wonderful. I think they’re about as good as any Broadway company I’ve seen come through here. Their dancing and singing are top-notch. Way to go, kids!

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New Name for a New Focus

I’m renaming my blog – was so bland …

Live (an active life) ::
(my friends and family) ::
(as much as possible) ::
(cook and eat delicious, mostly healthy food as often as possible, for and with family and friends)

Kinda sums it up 🙂 It’s a broad focus, I know, but hey – I’m a Gemini, I’m interested in all kinds of things.

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And she’s back…

Hey, y’all 🙂 After a lengthy hiatus, I’m back. First off, check out my new bike. Dan has been biking for quite a while, but I haven’t done much of it since my bike was stolen several years ago. But we went to Dick’s Sporting Goods and bought a new bike for me that Dan actually likes better than his own 😉 (except for the pink)

Kim's new bike

Mine has nice shocks on the front and back tires AND on the seat, so it’s a very comfortable ride. Last Sunday, we went to First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach for a bike ride that turned out to be about 7 miles! It wasn’t on purpose – we went the wrong way when we started and ended up going out of the park and onto a bike path that went past some very nice homes; when we came to a commercial area, we turned around and went back to the park. It was beautiful in there, and the weather was perfect 85 degrees and low humidity. Most of the bike path is shaded by huge pine and other types of trees, so it was very nice. We will definitely be back.

Dan taking a rest during the bike ride.

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We are all Hokies today

Virginia Tech memorial ribbonThere doesn’t seem to be much more to say about the tragedy that took place at Virginia Tech earlier this week. It was a huge shock, but the way the students there have handled it, at least from what I’ve seen on TV, has been impressive and inspirational. I’m proud to be an honorary member of the Hokie Nation, even if only for a day. And I’m thankful that my second cousin, Michael White, a Tech student, was not on campus that day.

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Now that that’s over with…

…here’s something fun 🙂

Someone on my Web design mailing list sent this:

Are you a Yankee or a Southerner? Try the”>Yankee test.

Since I grew up in Michigan, but have lived in Virginia lo these many years, my score is about right, I think: 44% Dixie, bordering on Yankee.

What’s yours?

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