Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
From the website: Dance Week creates a heightened awareness of dance and movement activities in the DC metro area. Dance Is The Answer includes classes, workshops, performances, lectures, open rehearsals and more in different styles of dance from ballet to tap to world dance, and takes place April 15 through May 2, 2011...(read the rest).
Giulia is limbering up. Of course, being a cat, this comes naturally to her.
(Josephine by Mads Teglers via Cup of Jo)
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Click on the video & watch Audrey & Mr. Peck set to the song by DrSamoora. If you want to plan a trip to Roma, see Italian Notebook for some excellent tips from expats. For many laughs, visit that wacky Roman family at 2 Kids & a Dog. As always, Giampaolo Macorig's photographs are wonderful. Here's his Rome set for your viewing pleasure.
PS: Giulia is whipping up a classic Roman Insalata di Cipolle con le Sarde & making an absolute mess. (Well, what can you expect from a cat?)
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
(Louisiana heron by Audubon via PBS, where you can see much more material)
Monday, April 25, 2011
ciao-meow/GG Easter Central
Sunday, April 24, 2011
ciao-hop-meow/GG Easter Central
(image courtesy of wpclipart)
Saturday, April 23, 2011
ciao-eggy-meow/GG Easter Central
(no-nonsense Easter Granny Rabbit via Vintage Holiday Crafts)
Friday, April 22, 2011
The AFI Silver Theatre near GG Central is showing The Young Victoria & Royal Wedding (Fred Astaire dancing on the ceiling) in a tongue-in-cheek tip of the top hat to the royal wedding across the Pond next Friday. We don't want to take any business away from the Silver (& we will be seeing Jane Eyre there soon) but both films are available on Netflix Instant. These two films could not be more different but they're enjoyable in their separate ways.
Have a great Friday evening!
(photographs via IMDb)
Be the first to see the breathtaking new animated adventure about a girl trying to save the world from destruction, Mia and the Migoo, and help us plant trees! The English version (it is a French production by Jacques-Remy Girerd) features John Di Maggio, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Modine, Wallace Shawn, and James Woods.
The producers GKIDS are donating 100 percent of Earth Day weekend (April 22-24) ticket proceeds, including purchases of advance tickets for upcoming Mia and the Migoo shows, to Earth Day Network's The Canopy Project to plant trees in deforested areas around the globe.
ciao-green-meow/GG Green Central
(images via Médiathèsques de Mauguio Carnon)
Thursday, April 21, 2011
If you'd like to make a traditional Roman recipe, here's a slideshow & recipes. Easy-peasy but buy the best ingredients you can.
ciao-baci-meow/GG Italy Central
(Temple of Saturn photograph by Giampaolo Macorig; Romulus & Remus photograph via BBC City of Rome)
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
(image via Barnes & Noble)
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
We are determined at GG Central to enter the contest next year. If you read the Post's story, you'll see that it's a group thing. But every time we get set to do this, someone (are you reading this a certain sister?) drops out. Visit the site for all things peep. And just try to stop twisting words around to include "peep" or "eep."
ciao-meow/GG Silly Central
( "Chilean CoPeepapo Mine Rescue" by Deb Lindsey for the Washington Post)
Monday, April 18, 2011
(photograph via Martha Stewart)
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
(Dreamy Paris photograph by Jen Gotch)
Thursday, April 14, 2011
BfW also needs volunteers to help pack the bicycles for shipment. Please see the organization website for details. (BfW is a sponsored project of The Washington Bicyclist Association, check them out too!)
(the beauteous Claudia Cardinale via the fun Rides a Bike)
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
G'night (g'day to our Aussie pals!)
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
It's not just the landscape; listen to that language. Do you want to learn Italian (or brush up on your skills)? You should sign up for a course. GG's editor went to Casa Italiana in Washington, DC. But if funds are low or you want to do something at home first, check out the BBC Italian Language page. Test yourself first (on the website) if you know any Italian. Then move through the page links; it's an excellent site.
For a wonderful book on what it's like to "become Italian," definitely read Dianne Hales La Bella Lingua. We won it in a giveaway via Bleeding Espresso, a favorite stop every week. Dianne's book is absolutely superb & renewed our dedication to all things Italian. Check out her blog, too.
(photographs via Period Films)
Monday, April 11, 2011
If you're a blogger, visit the Meatless Monday website & take the pledge & ask for a link. You don't have to be in the States, just to be clear. Everyone is very, very welcome.
(photograph via Martha Stewart)
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Here's a review/recap by Jane Austen World. If you'd like to attend the Twitter Party, click on Jane Austen Today (or just log on & use the hashtag UpDownPBS). Tweeting begins at 9pm EDT. These people are hilarious if you just want to laugh at one-liners. GG's editor isn't modern enough to watch & tweet simultaneously. Ahem.
(photograph via PBS Masterpiece)
Friday, April 8, 2011
Saveur magazine's Sandwich Issue is on the stands now. Explore it & see if world peace breaks out. Yeah, no. We're still fuming away here at GG Central in Washington. If the government does shut down, the Cherry Blossom Festival parade will still be held tomorrow morning thanks to the help of the DC Metro Police. Check here for updates.
ciao-blurgh-meow/GG Hoagie Central
PS: The winner of the sandwich photography contest is Denise Woodward. Congratulations!
(image via Tina Fey Fan)
(Mad Hatter's tea party via Lewis Carroll Society of North America)
Thursday, April 7, 2011
You can help by going to Remember Me to browse through some 1,100 photos of displaced children and share them with your family and friends. Who knows, you might even hold a clue that could identify a child, reunite relatives, or piece together a wartime or postwar experience.
The more people who see the photos, the greater the chance of identifying these children and raising awareness about the experiences of the most vulnerable victims of war and genocide.
Please share this with your family & friends on Facebook & Twitter. Thank you.
(photograph of Michel Sztulzaft who was identified this week; he lives in France/© The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives)
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
A little French girls tells a story. Watch at approximately 3.31 when she pronounces something très méchant. What a darling poupée!
ciao-meow/GG's French tutor
(Children Watch Guignol Puppet Show in Open Air Theater at Parc de Montsouris by Eisenstaedt via art.com. Prints for sale.)
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Update - The cobra has been named "Mia" & will make her debut-at-the-zoo on Sunday, 9 April.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Now run along & have a great Monday (& do something nice for at least one person or animal. OK?)
(Mad Men fan art by lerms on Deviant Art via Basket of Kisses)
Update - Wednesday, 6 April 2011 - Netflix Instant will begin streaming MM on 27 July. Hoorah!
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Hope your Sunday is a peaceful one. Giulia is asleep & therefore the house is very, very quiet.
ciao-meow/GG Sunday Central
(La Colombe et le Prisonnier, 1959 via The Guardian)
Friday, April 1, 2011
Have a terrific weekend. It's cold here (still). Fume.
ciao-kvetch-meow/GG Film Central
(Annie Hall/Brian Hamill, still photographer/imdb)
ciao-cheeky-meow/GG's ever-suffering editor
(vintage Poisson d'avril French postcards)