The inspirational word of the day is “Strength”.  Yes, I am guilty of hitting up the Art*o*mat again.  The Little Inspirations series is a creation of Nicole Arnold.  I was looking for an earth shattering inspiration, but will make do with this simple one.  This one is appropriate for me since I sat through some more crazy dental procedures today.  I will need some strength for the next few days as the pain slowly subsides.  :-/





It is raining off and on in Austin today, so I find myself upstairs at Whole Foods eating some soup and salad and watching the storms blow by from the second floor windows.  There is this old cigarette dispenser that has been retrofitted as an art machine – the Art*o*mat.  Pretty cool.  I was trying to decide between Joyce Lyman’s Folk Art Sculpture and “Stick Man – Put together a new friend”, and the Folk Art won because a new friend might turn out to be too needy.  I put in my hard earned dollars, pull the handle, and out slides a groovy alligator in a box.  Don’t be jealous.  Joyce Lyman might make an alligator for you too if you ask nicely…




Love’s Labour’s Lost


The Present Company Theater team presented their version of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost this evening on a stage above the downtown Whole Foods Market.  It is a story of a King and three nobles who fall in love with a Princess and her three ladies.  There are complications (of course), and the story ends quite differently than other Shakespeare plays I have seen.  The play happens on weekend nights until May 10th according to their website, so check it out if you have the opportunity.  It is nice to grab some food and drink at Whole Foods and then watch the sunset as the play begins.