Monday, September 27, 2010
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The above video is just for fun. The Rebels sure do miss their very own Dexter McCluster but I know what pro team I'm now rooting for...
Now for what the blog is really about. The Washington Post has been loving Ole Miss and Oxford lately. This article captures what I love so much about the University and the town. Most people do not realize the traditions and history there. The following are some favorite excerpts.
"In addition to Morris, who lived here for years before his death in 1999, the town has been home to dozens of authors, including John Grisham, Barry Hannah, Larry Brown and Richard Ford. But Faulkner (1897-1962) was -- and is -- such an enduring presence that people talk about him as if he were still around. He attended Ole Miss for three semesters, dropping out in 1920 to embark on a writing career that earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature 29 years later."
"Once the bustling hub of Mississippi's cotton industry, Oxford has become a trendy tourist destination known for its art galleries, shops and chef-owned restaurants, such as City Grocery, that specialize in reconstructed regional dishes."
"On Friday nights before Ole Miss home games, Oxford's courthouse square becomes a mini-New Orleans."
"Later, a few of the more literary types will be visiting nearby St. Peter's Cemetery, where spilling a shot of bourbon on Faulkner's grave is an honored tradition. It's "Breakfast at Tiffany's" meets "Animal House," part fashion show, part pep rally and part hangover in the making."
"A lot of people have ideas about Mississippi based on things that happened years ago," Eastland says later. "All that stuff's in our rearview mirror."
"Eastland, who's wearing his game-day blue blazer and striped tie, takes a deep breath. "Ummm," he says. "My favorite smell. Bourbon and Chanel No. 5." '
"One thing about the Grove that's immediately apparent is the number of impeccably attired female students; getting dressed up is the style here for football Saturdays. Mississippians have good reason to believe they lead the nation in the production of beauty queens. In a remarkable achievement in competitive good looks the state has produced four Miss Americas, three of whom attended Ole Miss. Two of those, Mary Ann Mobley and Linda Mead Shea, back-to-back winners in 1959 and '60, were members of the same sorority, Chi Omega." (A little shout out to my Chi O's! I like it!!)
"In Mississippi, Manning is a football icon. He's so revered at Ole Miss that the campus speed limit is 18 miles an hour, the uniform number he wore when he played quarterback."
The above excerpts are all from the article composed by Bill Thomas. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I adore the simplicity, color scheme and objects in this work but most of all I am drawn to the fact that "Lakewood" is painted on a map. "Lakewood" is an actual location layered beneath the above interesting mixed media art.