Tuesday, February 21, 2006

New gallery opens this weekend

I've mentioned it before, but I wanted to make sure that anyone that can show up, will do so, and welcome to our area our newest fine arts independent gallery: Project 4.

The opening reception is this coming Saturday, Feb. 25 from 6-8:30 PM. Details here.

See ya there!

Flying back home today.

Monticello, Arkansas

First of all, althought it was named after the Jeffersonian Monticello, in the Arkansas version, it is pronounced with a soft "c"... as a Spaniard or Frenchman would pronounce it: Montisello.

Population 9,146 and home to the the University of Arkansas at Monticello, which has quite a nice looking campus - more "University-looking" in fact, than that ugly eyesore that is the University of Maryland's main campus. And it goes beyond that; it is clear that it is quite a good University, and it's clear that the state, or someone, is pouring a lot of money into it.

It's different being down here in the real rural part of the nation. On the way from the parking lot to the local WalMart, every single person that I passed say hello to me.

Even inside WalMart people were saying hello all over the place. It was kind of nice.

I think that this may have been the first time that I've been inside a WalMart, and let me tell you: it's huge! And I suspicion suspect that a lot of Monticellans work here, and they're all so friendly!

And everything is soooo cheap! A Nats ballcap was five bucks - not the $12.95 to $19.95 range that I see around the DC area.

And all the restaurants are buffet style! I think I've gained five pounds in the last two days just eating catfish alone.

A very nice little place: Monticello, Arkansas.

Anyway, heading back home later this morning.