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Going Slowly update: June 30, 2009

I've been remiss in my Going Slowly updates, and it's been more than a month since we checked in with Tara and Tyler, who are moseying their way across a good part of the globe on their bikes and recording their journey at Going Slowly. I exchanged emails with them in April and have been keeping tabs on them through the wonder of the Internets every since. They've nearly conquered France since our last update:

Here are some photo highlights (click each picture to link to that journal entry):

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The Jips at the Taste

A great example of kids who are about a billion times cooler than I was at that age. Heck, they're cooler than me now.  The first song I heard was called "Disease of Love", which alone made me love them. And then they brought out the dancing penguin and circly-squiggles dude- I bought a t-shirt.

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Happy Tuesdays at Wind Water & Light Gallery

To join in on the downtown Happy Tuesday fun, we are going to have a featured artist demonstrating some jewelry making techniques from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30.
We feel this will be a great chance to introduce Susan Harbourt, an east coast jeweler now residing in Homer, Ill. Susan is new to the area, since we don't represent her yet it will be fun to check her and her product out. We feel her work fits into our shop nicely, so come by and help us welcome Susan to the community, let us know what you think and enjoy a Happy Tuesday.
Susan will have and make earrings, rings, and neckalces in copper, and/or silver.
Visit her website at www.lustermetalworks.com

We will have refreshments from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Many downtown businesses are joining in on the Happy Tuesday event. Should be fun!
Park in the Hill St. parking garage to eliminate any hassles.

Also, we have a Facebook page for the event at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=115473364383&wall;_posts=

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Fucked, perhaps, for the rest of his life…

This just in from the University of Illinois police department:

The University of Illinois Police Department seeks the public's help in
identifying the suspect responsible for the theft of two artworks that
occurred on Saturday (June 13) between 2:13 a.m. and 2:28 a.m. at 1206 W.
Nevada St., Urbana.

The artworks, which resemble metal signs, are 18 inches by 36 inches and
are painted white with red block lettering. One says, INILLI GNITHGIF,
TODAY YOUR HOST IS PEORIA; the other says, INILLI GNITHGIF, TODAY YOUR
HOST IS HO-CHUNK. The Peoria sign was removed from its location directly
south of the Native American Studies Building. The Ho-Chunk sign was
removed near the west entrance of the building.

The suspect is a college-age white male who was wearing a dark T-shirt
and dark shorts at the time of the incident. The suspect was captured on
video; images can be viewed at http://www.dps.uiuc.edu/uipdhelp.html

It's definitely a felony, Class X if I had to guess, and I wouldn't be surprised if this were prosecuted as a Hate Crime.

In a word: fucked.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last week at the Farmers’ Table

Gillian and I took my parents to the Farmers' Table last Saturday at the Red Herring. It's a Slow Food gathering where the organizers purchase produce at the Urbana Farmer's Market on Saturday morning and prepare it Saturday night. Tony Cherolis reviewed the first week, and we met intrepid News-Gazette reporter Amy Reiter at last week's dinner, which she discussed in Wednesday's paper. If you're headed to the Market this morning, stop by the Tiny Greens booth and make reservations, or call Erin at 217.840.9388. It's $20 a head, it's happening from 7 to 9 p.m., and they accept cash. If this week doesn't work for you, they'll be doing it every Market Saturday.

I'm no foodie, so I'm not going to write a review, but Gillian took these pictures so you know what things looked like. Here's the menu:

The first course was sliced radishes with olive oil on a bed of radish greens, served with a baguette:

Next up were mixed greens, topped with walnuts, strawberries, and goat cheese:

Mmmm, salad:

The main course was spicy polenta cakes with Provencal fennel sauce and asparagus:

And for dessert, blueberry shortcake: