You-review-it Monday

July 5, 2009
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I spent much of the weekend participating in panel discussions, leading a pub trivia game, assisting a charity auction, and playing games with my son, all at the InConjunction convention. (Particularly popular: The card games Fluxx and Castle.) Didn't make it in to see any of the films, which ranged from anime and science ficiton obscurities to a sing-along version of "1776". Fun all around.

How about you? Trek to Conner Prairie for the daytime activities or the Symphony? Check out the creative parade in Fountain Square? Hit a club for some live music?

What did you do this weekend?
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  • On Friday we finally made it over to the Indianapolis Art Center to see Rickey's and are planning a drive around trip to see the rest of this art scattered through downtown. I had never been to the Center and was pleasantly surprised and will continue to visit and possibly take a class or two!

    Also went to Holliday Park to see the ruins, and although I was impressed with the park itself, I was a little disappointed in the lack of care and maintenance the ruins have received. This has potential to be a great attraction, but is really lacking! Can someone bring a weed-trimmer to this place? Otherwise, Holliday Park is great - the Nature Center has a great place to sit and watch the wildlife and just relax!
  • Friday night I went to the Casting Crowns concert held at Garfield Park. It was a great concert and a great venue for the size of concert. The lawn was perfect- everybody had a great view. Casting Crowns are definately a band to see live!
  • A sing-along version of 1776?! I want to go to there!

    Yes, I admit it, I'm a nerd. :)

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  1. So much for Eric Holder's conversation about race. If white people have got something to say, they get sued over it. Bottom line: white people have un-freer speech than others as a consequence of the misnamed "Civil rights laws."

  2. I agree, having seen three shows, that I was less than wowed. Disappointing!!

  3. Start drilling, start fracking, and start using our own energy. Other states have enriched their citizens and nearly elminated unemployment by using these resources that are on private land. If you are against the 'low prices' of discount stores, the best way to allow shoppers more choice is to empower them with better earnings. NOT through manipulated gov mandated min wage hikes, but better jobs and higher competitive pay. This would be direct result of using our own energy resources, yet Obama knows that Americans who arent dependent of gov welfare are much less likely to vote Dem, so he looks for ways to ensure America's decline and keep its citizens dependent of gov.

  4. Say It Loud, I'm Black and Ashamed: It's too bad that with certain "black" entertainment events, it seems violence and thuggery follows and the collateral damage that it leaves behinds continues to be a strain on the city in terms of people getting hurt, killed or becoming victims of crimes and/or stretching city resources. I remember shopping in the Meadows area years ago until violence and crime ended make most of the business pack you and leave as did with Lafayette Square and Washington Square. Over the past 10 to 12 years, I remember going to the Indiana Black Expo Soul Picnic in Washington Park. Violence, gang fights and homicides ended that. My great grandmother still bears the scares on her leg from when she was trampled by a group of thugs running from gun fire from a rival gang. With hundreds of police offices downtown still multiple shootings, people getting shot downtown during Black Expo. A number of people getting shots or murdered at black clubs around the city like Club Six on the west side, The Industry downtown, Jamal Tinsley's shot out in front of the Conrad, multiple fights and shootings at the skating rinks, shootings at Circle Center Mall and shooting and robberies and car jackings at Lafayette Mall. Shootings and gang violence and the State Fair. I can go on and on and on. Now Broad Ripple. (Shaking head side to side) Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Ashamed.

  5. Ballard Administration. Too funny. This is the least fiscally responsive administration I have ever seen. One thing this article failed to mention, is that the Hoosier State line delivers rail cars to the Amtrak Beech Grove maintenance facility for refurbishment. That's an economic development issue. And the jobs there are high-paying. That alone is worth the City's investment.

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