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Monday, May 28, 2012

It's been a while. So much going on but hopefully, in two weeks when I graduate, I will have more time.

I recently joined a facebook group -- Random Acts of Art. The basic premise is to create a small piece of art, leave it somewhere for someone to find and take a photo and post it to the group. Sorta like the theory behind Random Acts of Kindness but in away, our kindness is the art we leave. We have 257 ppl in the group and it seems nearly as many different ideas of little tokes to leave. Everything from painted stones or shells to artists trading cards and post cards.

I had all these little wooden shapes left from a past project and for a future project. So I decided to use them. I mostly use markers and on a few I have even drilled a small hole and put a jump ring on them. The pictures below are from my most recent RAA. I was at the Heritage Festival at Carillon Historical Park (in Dayton, Ohio) yesterday. It has become a tradition to volunteer their every year. I got in a little early and walked around  enjoying the various activities. And every now and then I would leave a small bit of myself behind.

I had fun sneaking these into a few displays and monuments...lol 
When I left I noticed this one was gone. YEAH!!!
On October 10, 1921, the first Frigidaire refrigerator ever produced in Dayton moved off the assembly line 
at Delco Light. So it was fitting to place one in the replica of that fridge...lol

Ritters custard is a marvel!!! And they had a booth set up...YUM!!! Couldn't resist setting this down as I grabbed a napkin...lol And YEAH!!! this was taken by the end of the day too. (Side note - These custard shops were a partnership with the late actor, John Ritter and his family. Silly maybe, but every time I see them or shop there I can't help but remember him and all the joy he gave me!!!)

This vintage car use to deliver milk, now it holds kegs....hmmmm??? (*_^) The gent you see through the door had been giving me dirty looks trying to figure out why I was lurking there. Luckily he got distracted for a moment and I was able to swoop in with my token, snap a shot and book outta there before he looked back...hahaha. When I came by later it was still there. So he either decided it was a benign gift or didn't notice it. HA!!!! 

This sundial was erected to commemorate our early settlers (from 1796-1896)....and yes, another was taken by the time I left!!! 

A bust of Colonel Edward Deeds, among other things of note, he founded this park (Carillon Historical Park) so that we could preserved buildings, inventions and other local historical artifacts. So again...I couldn't resist thanking him with a little RAA token. Before I left I noticed it had been moved but not taken. So I just propped it back up....lol

Recently the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Park joined forces with Carillon. This park isn't but a minute or two from Orville and Wilbur Wrights bike shop where they built their planes. A nice addition to the park. And guess what...yep! Another RAA token found a new home!!! I couldn't resist placing this little bird token here. It seemed appropriate to adorn the monument to flight with a little birdy....


I also got to taste a new marvel in town. Sweet P's handcrafted ice pops!!! Oh holy my goodness these are amazing!!!! I tried both the grapefruit and the kiwi-lime-ginger. The grapefruit was better than the freshest grapefruit you could ever imagine!!! WOW!!! But the kiwi-lime-ginger was awesome too. It had a little slice of kiwi in it. I can't wait till November, she told me they make a cranberry relish and a pumpkin pie pop...got to try them both!!! 

Wasn't thinking to get this lovely ladies name yesterday, but she is the founder/creator of these amazing handcrafted ice pops. She uses both a water and/or dairy base for them. The one she is holding is for the Memorial Day (or really any patriotic occasion), one side is dairy based and the other water. Follow the link below to find out her story...then stay and browse a bit. AND if you live in or are going to visit the neighborhood stop in and taste for yourself....you will want more and more!!

The grapefruit pop....heaven!!!! I was amazed at the vivid grapefruit taste!!!

I can't describe this taste because when I try I just drool too much!!! 
OHHH, and I almost forgot, she told me these are the perfect size to put in a 
champagne glass....mmmmmm sound sinfully good!!!

I have also started 2 facebook pages. One that corresponds to this one... https://www.facebook.com/DangerousDoodlerThinksOutloud  I post a little more there then here but I am hoping that will change when I am out of school....I would really like to have them complement each other more.  The other is "Humans of Montgomery County Ohio (HMCO)" and is based on the Humans of New York page. If you haven't heard of this you should check it out I will post the links below. HONY page is amazing!!! And it has inspired a movement that is spanning the globe. From the Souls of San Francisco to the Humans of Beirut and so many places in between. The best way to describe them is "Photo Journals." Through them the world is less "them" and more "US" as you see that people are not only unique but really, often the same and always worth knowing. If you go to my page you can access many of the others through it. Take a browse and get to know your neighbors and if you find yourself enjoying these journals please like those pages!!!

Mine:


and the original --- Humans of New York (HONY)


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Well, I need to get off here to get more work down for school. JUST 2 weeks left. I want it to rush by in the slowest way possible to get everything done...lol Oh...and I got a contracting job. I started on the 11th as a Resource Development Coordinator Consultant for a local nonprofit and my first big event for them (a donor appreciation affair) is June 5th....4 days before I graduate. So in the next two weeks I have 3 papers (over 65 pages total), one final, a presentation, complete an online profile (over 2 years of work was lost by the national office and I have to redo it....arrrggghhh!!!) and a portfolio for school. I have 2 more volunteer ops, 2 dinners (bother for student associations I am members of), this DAA, and my graduation. WHEW!!!! that is a LOT!!!!

Send me all the high energy, brainiac thoughts and prayers that you can!!! 

See ya again soon!!! And ohhhh.....joined another "International Mixed-Media Postcard Swap." So soon I will be sharing those I send off and those I received!!!



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