Friday, October 30, 2015

A Social Calendar Weekly Link Round-Up

Although you won't see this post until Friday, I'm putting the finishing touches on it Monday night, and I'm looking forward to the week's activities. It all starts Tuesday. Tomorrow night I'll be heading to The Poisoned Pen for "Soho Night" with four of Soho Press's authors.  Any time Tim Hallinan is in town is a good day (and James Benn, Matt Bell, and Martin Limón just add icing to the cake) .

Thursday Denis and I will be meeting author Paige Shelton for lunch at the Desert Botanical Garden. She likes the sound of the Patio Cafe where you can sit outside and be visited by ground squirrels, roadrunners, cactus wrens, Gambel's quail, and any other critter that takes a mind to show up. Paige and I have only met at The Poisoned Pen, so I'm looking forward to the different venue.

There are some other things thrown in there, too, but those are the biggies. In the mean time, it's housecleaning, laundry, and knitting for me. I just finished my last Christmas gift, so it's time to start on next year's.

Needless to say, just like the cactus wren in the photo above, I've been rounding up...well... not nesting materials... plenty of links for you. Time to trot 'em out of the corral!

►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • When I think of America and nature, I don't tend to envision bald eagles. I don't know why, but one of the first animals I think of is a buffalo. A recent agreement between Arizona and federal officials will establish a protected buffalo herd in northern Arizona-- probably in the area of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
  • Monarch butterflies may be saved by the California drought.

►The Happy Wanderer◄
  • The forgotten houseboat hotels of Kashmir
  • Eight of the world's most stunning bridges. (I've been on two from this list.)
  • Aveiro, the candy-colored "Venice of Portugal."
  • Scotland's businesses have been charging customers a fee for single-use plastic bags for a year now. The results are amazing, and it's something this country should be doing, too! (I also like what the government is doing with the "fee money.")

►I ♥ Lists◄

That's it for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!


  1. I hope you've had a wonderful time with your different events, Cathy! And thanks, as ever, for those terrific links. I've been following that whole thing about the Plague. I find it fascinating (does that make me ghoulish?)...

    1. Absolutely not. (I'm a plague junkie and refuse to think of myself as ghoulish!)

      And... it's been a fabulous week!!!

  2. Okay, the wordplay jokes were cute, but explaining them beforehand kind of killed them.

    An interesting set of links. I'll be back to look more later.

    1. I know! I wish they hadn't done that.


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