Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Hill Country Vacation

There is a wonderful blown glass display at the Oklahoma City Art Museum. My students were very impressed with the glass, although I took them to the museum to see the paintings. The glass was lots of fun. You know how l love to visit art museums.
Next week, Toby has to be in Houston on the 17th. That means I can go along and visit the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (rubbing hands together in anticipation). Buck posted info on the museum and their Masterpieces of French Painting from the Metropolitan Museum of Art that is on display until May 6. On the way to Houston, we will hopefully spend some time in Round Rock - my nephew has made it to the state soccer tournament. They play in RR on Thursday. If they win, they play in the final game on Saturday. Since my older brother lives in Austin, it may be a family reunion in Austin this weekend. While we are in the area, Toby and I may have to drive over to San Marcos, our old stomping grounds. We lived there in the late 70's while Toby was finishing college. Bo was born there. Although much has changed, it still has some of the same restaurants and hangouts. We may have to stop in Wimberly to see Toby's nephew and new great-niece. There are lots of people and places to see, and I look forward to just getting away from the farm. The Hill Country in the springtime is great.


the friendly neighborhood piper said...

OK this is just a quick tutorial, so if your not MamaLou this will be totally boring to you...

Click on your Sonific player, which will take you to the site, where you'll need to sign in.

Click on Find Songspots, search however you wish. Some songs may not be available yet. When you find a song you like, on the far right of the page you'll see Use, Save, and Send. Click Use to use it immediately on your blog. Click Save if you want to come back to it later, and Send to send it to someone else, who would need Sonific to play.

If you click on USE, you will be directed to page where you'll Activate Songspot. Just follow the directions at that point.You will need to copy and paste your address of your blog in the window provided. MAKE SURE YOU CHOOSE THE VERTICAL on "Select Layout". When you're done with that just click ACTIVATE at the bottom of the page and here's where it gets fun. You will be directed to a page with "Your Songspot" at the top. Scroll down until you see the HTML code for the song at the bottom of the page. Copy the HTML and go to your blog page, go to the Template section of your blog, find where the Songspot player is, click EDIT, and paste the HTML you just copied in the CONTENT field REMOVING THE OLD SONG. Click Save Changes, and it should be available for play on your blog.

I did find a song title "The Motorcycle Song" in the playlist. I don't know if its the one you want, but it sounds pretty cool. There's another one called "Motorcycle Mama" that sounded pretty funny too.

Hope that helps, it sounds much more intense than it really is.

inpassing said...

Have fun in Texas!!!

Buck Pennington said...

Wow, Lou...great news! You're gonna make it to Houston before me... My trip is being delayed a bit coz I have to be here in P-Town to sign for a few items I'm buying off e-Bay (and other places) once they're delivered.

But I AM gonna go! I'm looking forward to your "trip report!"

Becky said...

Lou, enjoy your trip to Houston!

Making glass is so fascinating. When I was in Venice, Italy, we stopped at a place and watched them do it. I used to love watching the guys blow glass at the state fairs. I'd love to learn how to do it, but I'd be afraid I'd suck instead of blow!

Bag Blog said...

I am fascinated by blown glass, too, but have never seen it done. My trip to Venice was a quick one day thing squeezing in all that we could see. Maybe someday, I will get to go back and see the making of glassware. I did manage to buy some beautiful wine glasses while in Venice.